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
The Hotel is modern with welcoming reception. The concierge was over and above helpful and kind.
We were in a two storey suite which was expensive for what space we had.
We could move to another suite that felt more spacious with a Bath plus shower, on one level was better.
The Bar was stunning but very expensive and plenty of Bars restaurants near by.
The train station was 2minutes away and the food courts a must!
They were a great space for buying different cuisine and sitting/standing at Bar or communal areas.
Market square in the centre a fabulous place to try German food cheese and wine while people watching.
Very happy with our stay at this hotel. Its a direct 15 minute walk to Mary's square whereby there are tons of good photo ops along the way and nice shopping windows to stimulate your wallet. The spa was wonderful especially after hours of traveling. I love the fact its next to the train station that opens early and late so you can run over and get Starbucks or snacks. All the staff were first class and helpful. I have never been disappointed staying at any Sofitel Hotel anywhere in the world.
From the moment you enter this hotel you can't fail to be impressed. The grandeur of the reception and all of the halls leading from there are certainly impressive but it's not just that, it is the attention to detail and the efficiency, pleasantness and enthusiasm of the staff that really makes it Top Class.We were met by a very charming, extremely efficient receptionist who made us feel warmly welcome. The room was extremely well equipped and again the attention to small detail made it even more satisfying. Small details like the selection of glasses available for wine, beer or water, the lighting, the texture of the towels and bath robes were all top class. The Restaurant was fantastic and again we were made to feel very special and each member of staff ensured your visit would be memorable. The sommelier was really knowledgeable and extremely helpful.It was the first time I had experienced "wine pairing" and it was a tremendous success. As it was my wife's birthday we were treated to complimentary champagne to start and entrees from the kitchen between each course , excellent. The food was delicious and the presentation perfect.After a wonderful night's sleep the breakfast next morning was certainly no disappointment. Again enthusiastic, efficient staff all making sure you are well satisfied. The breakfast buffet was most probably the best I have ever had and followed a very nice visit to the sauna and pool at the spa. A fantastic weekend.