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Munich: Acanthus Hotel

An der Hauptfeuerwache 14, Phone: 49.89.231880

Reviewed by: teaberry (moderator) from USA, review #3301

When: July 2013

Conveniently located, clean and comfortable hotel, reasonably priced for Munich.

Very nice hotel in a great location, walking distance to Marienplatz.

Easy access from the airport via the S-bahn to Marienplatz then transfer onto U-bahn for one stop. Got off at Sendlinger Tor, then an easy two block walk to hotel.

Front desk was friendly, spoke good English, helpful. A very small typical European elevator. We asked for a quiet room – we were on the 5th floor but over the street. Even though the hotel is located on a side street, it’s a through avenue and gets a lot of use. We slept with our fan on and that seemed to solve the street noise problem.

The room was very clean, with two twin beds pushed together. Comfortable sheets and mattresses, 2 squishy pillows so we asked for 2 more and that served us well. Cable flat screen TV, minibar in room. No A/C but we didn't need it. Modern bathroom. Not a large room, I would call it cozy, and it suited our needs perfectly.

Breakfast buffet served daily, which included assortments of meats, cheeses, cereals, breads, pastries, salads, jams, deviled eggs, coffees, teas. Wi-fi on premises, extra at 5 euro/day. Room – 110 euro/day, includes breakfast. Hotel parking available, although we did not have a car. Happy with our lodgings - selected through SlowTravel recommendations.

Reviewed by: Timh from GA, review #3132

When: September 2011

Comfortable hotel within easy walking distance of Munich's central city

My wife and I enjoyed our 2 night stay at this hotel in September, 2011 just before Octoberfest.

The location was perfect with very easy walking access to central "old" Munich - 5-10 minutes to Marienplatz and the wonderful open air market and beer garden. We arrived Munich airport after our transatlantic flight and took the train into Munich and with only 1 connection were within 1 block of the hotel making it a breeze.

The hotel is located steps from Sedlinger Tor, one of the old gates into old Munich.

The hotel was comfortable with a very pleasant lobby and breakfast room/bar and we were greeted warmly. It was also wonderful, and probably lucky, that we were able to get right into our room even though it was quite early.

The room was small, but typical of many European hotel rooms, with a very comfortable bed and those great duvets we love. The hotel is not air-conditioned, but the weather was coolish, and the room was furnished with a fan, so we were fine.

Our room faced the front, which in some reviews indicated that street noise might be a problem, but even with windows open, we had no trouble sleeping.

The breakfast was quite good with lots of variety of cheese, meats, cereal and breads. The room rate was E100 per night. I would stay at this hotel again when next in Munich.

Reviewed by: SL Jones from IL, review #1626

When: August 2006

Well located and exceptionally comfortable hotel in Munich. We add our recommendation!

I am so glad that, encouraged by the reviews on SlowTrav, we chose this hotel. First of all, it was nicely located, within an easy walk – maybe 8 blocks – of the old center of Munich, the Marienplatz. Though we’d only allowed ourselves one night in Munich, we were eager for a traditional Bavarian meal at the old Augustiner beer hall.

We were greeted by a man originally from Oregon. Though we were ready with our limited German, his ability to communicate with us in English was helpful. He was able to help us plan, with a good map, our journey to the BMW oversees pickup facility, where we picked up our new car for this trip (later to be delivered to us at home – what a deal). He was also able to help us exit Munich and head for the Andechs Brewery near the city; a favorite place of ours when in Bavaria.

But back to the hotel- It is more like a large urban B&B than a hotel. There are some homey touches – old samplers on the lobby wall, a library of books in each room. Best of all was the top quality breakfast. Later, reflecting on our experiences over a 3 week period, the four of us voted it Best Breakfast. There was the usual good bread, butter and jam. Plus an excellent assortment of pastries, cold cuts, cheese, and juices. Everything in their buffet was delicious. This was most welcome on our first morning of the trip, as we were still foggy from our long journey.

The four of us had two double rooms; both with fabric covered walls and matching drapes. They were the Rustica rooms, the less frou-frou choice. They were elegant by any standard, yet simple. The fabric was beautiful, richly colored and soothing. It was very quiet in the room, despite the fact that we faced the street. Everything about the room was comfortable and well chosen. A feather comforter in a crisp white duvet is always divine. The bathroom was quite roomy and nice.

The price was around 90 euros, including the fabulous breakfast. Given the quality of the experience and the location, this was a real value. We would certainly stay here again.

Reviewed by: Kaydee from TN, review #1192

When: January 2004, July 2005

An intimate and very comfortable hotel located near the Sendlinger Tor... less than 10 minutes walk to the Marienplatz. Great breakfast!

We've stayed in Munich four times and discovered this hotel on our third visit. This will definitely be "our hotel" for future trips to Munich. The Acanthus has an ideal location... on a quiet side street near the Sendlinger Tor, less than ten minutes from the busy Marienplatz. You can reach much of Munich on foot, and public transportation (subway, bus and tram) is just a block or two away.

The hotel has 36 rooms, serviced by a small elevator. The ground floor has an attractive breakfast room and a small bar where you can order a drink in the evening. The breakfast is included in the room rate and is substantial-- an assortment of breads, cheese, meats, salads, cereals, fruits... a bigger variety than we've seen elsewhere in Germany.

On our first visit our family of three occupied the large suite that occupies the entire top floor. The walls and fabrics were in a bright yellow fabric. The room was enormous and could have slept a family of four easily. We had a great view of the Frauenkirche from our windows, especially beautiful illuminated at night.

On our most recent visit we had a very pleasant triple room looking out over the street. Our room was very attractively decorated and very comfortable. The bathrooms was immaculate with a good shower. The hotel now has wireless high speed internet, which cost 10 euro for a 24 hour period. (They will lend you a wireless card.) There is also a computer in the front lobby that is available for use at a low price.

The hotel staff speaks English and is very helpful with directions, reservations, and suggestions. On both visits the front desk manager Greg was very helpful-- he's an American who now lives in Munich. Greg told us that about half the guests are tourists (many from English-speaking countries) and that half are business people.

We highly recommend this hotel. We paid €115 a night for a triple room (including breakfast) in July.

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