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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Excellent spa including a cave style pool. Hotel restaurant had great food and friendly waiting staff however they didn’t seem to know much about the menu or ensuring you had the cutlery. Bar busy with free service but bathrooms downstairs at the other end of the hotel.
Room was standard to Sofitel. Would stay again.
The room was very good; quite French with a nice feel. Great bed. The bar food was good although the waiter brought my starter and main course about 5 minutes apart which was annoying. The breakfast is good. The location of the hotel is not so comfortable.
Location, rooms, services.. etc. Had a great experience during my 5 days stay. Everything was just PERFECT. Would defiantly recommend this hotel to friends, and would visit again next time in Munich city.
This hotel is with a very short walk from the central station. Everything you need is with minutes, including bus to Airport, Marien Platz and Karl Gate. We had very comfortable beds and great restroom. The Hermes products provided by the hotel was a big plus.
Staff were accommodating when we asked that our room didn’t have a view.
Coffee maker was provided along with water bottles. Robes and slippers were also a great addition.
One of the best hotels I've ever stayed at.
Reception: awsome. Nice, friendly, elegant and classy.
Room: astonishing. There was even a rocking chair. Here, too, elegance, class and extreme cleanliness.
Concierge: Rene was super professional.
Suuming up: real value for money, great cleanliness, friendly staff, very posh.
If I had to find a flaw (the only one), I'd say the business center: very very cold and with the computers "speaking" only German.
For me, this hotel scores a 10 (the maximum in Italy)