Sofitel Munich Bayerpost
What We Love
- Incredibly convenient: The property is a 30-second walk from the main Munich train station
- Full-service spa, an unusual snail-shaped pool, plus a luscious steam room and sauna
- High floors offer views of the Bavarian Alps
What To Know
- This is a busy area in the center of town, not ideal if you’re seeking solitude or direct access to green spaces
- Checkout is at a civilized 12 noon, but there can be lines; if you’re in a rush, come 10 minutes earlier
- The pool is an extraordinary work of art, but it's far too curvy to do proper laps in
- Breakfast costs an additional $44 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In its previous life this heritage-listed Italian Renaissance structure served as Munich’s central post office. In 2004 it was reincarnated as a five-star hotel complete with all the modern luxuries, yet still paying homage to its historic past. From its entrance, which is lined with black-and-white photos of mailmen and displays of old wooden postal stamps, to the lobby, where reception desks occupy the old postal counters, there are plenty of nods to the days of yore. An orange glass ceiling looms 88 feet overhead and casts a sepia-tinted glow onto everything beneath, from the marble pillars and slate-colored stone walls to the black-lacquered tables and plush sofas.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms vary in style, layout and view. There’s something for every taste, from two-story affairs and floor-to-ceiling windows to cozy spaces with bright throws accenting cozy windowseats. Each guestroom includes a Bose sound system with iPod dock, a flat-screen TV, a Nepresso machine and a kettle and free tea. Some bathrooms include separate bathtubs, and others feature expansive marble shower stalls with powerful rain showers, but all boast sumptuous Hermès toiletries and comfy robes.
First things first: Don’t forget your bathing suit. The hotel’s pool is more sensory experience than fitness destination, but that’s what makes it so fantastic. You start in an irregularly shaped rectangle with dim lighting, gray tiles and a glass ceiling that creates a flickering aqua light throughout. Beyond, an intriguing curved tunnel leads to an oval cavern with playful water jets bubbling away. Once you’re back on dry land, the Isarbar is a stylish spot to grab a cocktail as you perch on a slick leather banquette or at the polished mahogany bar. Or dine in the Délice, which serves top-notch French brasserie cuisine from an open kitchen in a rambling, elegant space.
In the Area
The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost is smack dab in the center of town, next to the main train station, just a short hop from the city’s major attractions, such as the neo-Gothic New Town Hall’s glockenspiel, which springs to life with chimes, bells and figures of Bavarian knights, who spin as they perform a joust and dance. The show takes place at 11 a.m. daily (plus at noon and 5 p.m. in summer). Or wander through the Viktualienmarkt, one of Europe’s best gourmet food markets, before you toss back a gigantic mug of frothy bliss under the cross vaults at the Hofbräuhaus, Munich’s legendary beer hall.
How to Get There
Stayed in this hotel with my family to watch a Bayern Football game. Although very near Munich main train station (which is a plus), this hotel is very comfortable and almost noise free.
It is lobby is very vast. Check in was easy and we got an early one: front desk was very helpful. Rooms are very convenient with all amenities. We did not have breakfast at the hotel: Starbucks and other coffee shops are very near so we enjoyed morning walks.
The hotel is 15 minutes walk from Munich downtown (recommended). Other destinations (Bayern Munich Allianz Arena, BMW Museum etc...) were easily accessed through the train station.
We also had a couple of drinks at the lobby bar and the atmosphere was pleasant.
The pool is small and much more like a sauna for those chlostrophobic, although somehow vast but all underground.
No real negative comments to leave:
All in all, if again in Munich, this Hotel is not to be avoided: highly recommended.
Room was spacious & modern. The bathroom had an interesting lay out that allowed for privacy OR none. My only complaint is that upon arriving to my room, there were feathers on the tile & some broken glass....?? Otherwise, it was a nice place with good amenities.
The hotel is a very beautiful building located directly next to the train station. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with very comfortable beds. Reception and F&B staff were very friendly and accommodating. Only the Concierge wasn't able to give decent recommendations but we managed to find everything we needed online. Breakfast was OK but fresh juices would have been preferred. In room dining prices are exorbitant. A small incident happened when a male housekeeping staff entered the room when my wife was drying her hair while being undressed (and the Do not disturb sign hung outside on the doorknob). Still overall a very nice stay and we would return for sure.
Stayed there for a week from 30 May to 7 June with my husband and 2 kids (age 6and 3). They were very nice and friendly to my kids even though it’s more of an executive hotel. Love the cleanliness and spaciousness of the room. They even gave us small little treats like chocolates or macaroons sometimes. Appreciate those little thoughts. My kids love the bathtub and it’s awesome to be able to rest well in the hotel.
Had the pleasure to stay here for work. The hotel looks brand new. It is a nice place to come back to after a long day at the office. After a fab dinner in their restaurant and after a refreshing shower, the bed felt so good. Breakfast the next day was something to look forward to as well, with plenty of healthy choices.