No wonder Guide Michellin 2012 mentioned this very hotel and to my awe Tripadvisor rewarded it as the 3rd Best Hotel in Munich.
As we looked for a nice and cozy spot the spend the 3 days in Munich, my better half found Louis through Design Hotels and I gave him a go eventhough my GF n I wanted to try either Sofitel or Innsinde by Melia. Thanks to his sharp nose, our short gateway turned to be wonderful as the 3 days in Munich with some beautiful guests from the Sultanate of Oman.
Great service (helpfull, welcoming- even to kids).
Tastefull but cozy room (yeaaah, dont miss the view from the Shower to the Livingroom!).
Pricey? Not at all if you do look for the coziness... and homy comfort.
Breakfast (n Foodwise)? Enough n first class quality! PLUS: They even serve the Vegans!:D
Staying at room 306 and I loved the look of the room. Corner with dual walk out windows and awesome bath. Then I went to boot up my computer on the bed, whipped out the paper with the wifi details and logged in. 2 minutes later a huge bed bug was walking across the paper. UGHHH, walked the bug on the paper downstairs and they gave me another room. Needless to say, only time I've ever paid 300+ for a hotel where bed bugs greeted me. Would never stay there again.
I've nothing but love for the Louis. Located opposite the Viktualienmarkt in the center of Munich it makes an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Bavarian capital. Just a short walk from the Marienplatz, you can easily and speedily train in from the airport.
The hotel's spare, vaguely Japanese design appeals - think hardwood floors, muted colours, no superfluous object cluttering up otherwise open space - and so many of the little touches are ones I love like lavender-scented sleep spray next to your bed to spritz on your sheets, a terrific tea menu and an ambient music soundtrack that has twice helped me focus and power through work.
The well-trained staff is attentive to your needs, whether they be for a classic cocktail in the lobby or internet access in your room. When I had trouble connecting to the wireless, someone was dispatched to upstairs with a CAT5 cable quicker than I could restart my MacBook! And unlike many hotels, the internets here are free (the way they should be!)
I arrived at Louis Hotel in shorts, flip flops and a Panama Hat. You may be thinking: because you were on vacation, right? Wrong. I was there on business (coming from vacation) and the airline had conveniently lost my bags. Joy.
That said, I was checked in quickly and efficiently, handed a toothbrush and toothpaste by the sympathetic Front Desk and also told something about my key card -- to which I smiled and nodded (lost in translation).
Upon getting to my room, I soon realized they had been telling me that my key card actually turns on the lights in my room. After several (OK, 10 minutes), of trying to figure out how, I located the thing-a-mig-jiggy by the door (technical term) and inserted my card: voila! Lights!
The room itself is sparse, but has all your needs: nice bed, view of beautiful Munich, TV, cupboards, Free Internet (albeit very temperamental) and best of all: lavender sheet spray! I never figured out how to use the rain shower head, but did just fine with the other one that's in there. Hopefully future guests will have better luck.
But best of all? The service AND the bar. After having many an expertly mixed cocktail in the hotel bar with my colleagues, I toddled myself over to the Front Desk in a borrowed sweater to inquire if my bag arrived. The (again) sympathetic chap said it hadn't arrived, but if I wanted, he would bring it up to me as soon as it did no matter what time. I eagerly nodded, fearing the worst: I would be arriving to my morning's meetings in sandals. But sure enough, at 4am I opened my door to see my waiting bag. Let's just say it was like Christmas had come early!
After going that extra mile, the staff, convenient and beautiful location and clean interior would definitely have me excited to stay at Louis Hotel again. Let's just hope my bags come with me next time!
Amazing food and professionally smooth service from the staff in a very distinguished yet subdued environment. The patrons are all very glamorous looking or very raucous (yep, tourists here too, its a hotel restaurant!).
The idea behind the culinary experience here (and highly encouraged by the staff) is to order a few plates between the diners and share in the joy.
Favorites: pork belly cubes, soft shell crab rolls, Halibut in some very tasty sauce.
Expect shell shock at check time, but even so, it keeps me coming back again and again.
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