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About Munich

With its carefully restored Bavarian architecture, pretty setting on a river-crossed plain in Upper Bavaria, high quality of life and reputation for producing great beer and sausages, Munich has a lot going for it. The city has a vast selection of hotels to suit all budgets, and our pick of the best places to stay in Munich features great value B&Bs and guesthouses as well as five star luxury properties which can claim to be amongst the finest in Europe.

Where To Stay - which neighbourhood?

  • If you're here for the culture then most of Munich's museums are in the centre of town, the Altstadt. Accommodation may be fairly pricey though so consider staying nearby in Schwabing-West or the city's West End, Schwanthalerhöhe.
  • Schwabing is the ideal base for those wanting to get stuck into the city's bustling nightlife.
  • The Alstadt is where most of Munich's business takes place, so stay near here if you're visiting on work.

If you’re more interested in the beer and sausage fuelled nightlife, be sure to come for Oktoberfest in September and October.

If on the other hand you enjoy architecture, museums and less raucous entertainments, come at any other time! The city’s motto is ‘München mag dich’ (Munich Loves You.).

What Not To Miss

  • Spend an afternoon wandering around the English Garden (or Englischer Garten), a 900-acre park with 78km of hiking and cycling trails as well as a Greek temple, Chinese pagoda and Japanese tea house. Plus, there's even a beer garden - the perfect place to stop off for a refreshing libation or two!
  • Take in the stunning architecture at Marienplatz and watch the various street performers as you grab a coffee in a bustling cafe or sit down for lunch at a restaurant. One of the city's main spots, this is a great base from which to start your explorations.
  • Germany is well known for its automobile industry, and perhaps no company is more emblematic than BMW. Head over to the BMW Museum and learn all about the technical developments of its cars and motorbikes. With a wide range of vehicles on show (including Minis and Rolls-Royces amongst the BMWs), this is a super spot even if you're not a petrol head!
  • Sports fans will love a trip around the Allianz Arena, home to the city's famous FC Bayern Munich. Their tour guides all speak English and they'll take you round the locker room, trophy cabinet, press room and tunnel entrance. Or, even better, head along and watch a match - you'll be truly blown away by the atmosphere!
  • Nymphenburg Palace is brimming with architectural splendour (from a variety of classical periods) and breathtakingly ornate interiors. This magnificent palace also boasts extensive gardens, a lovely spot in which to enjoy a picnic.
  • Come in December and get into the Christmas spirit. Munich hosts not just one, but several atmospheric Christmas markets, spread throughout the city centre.

This city is a popular destination year round, both with business and leisure travellers. So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Munich, don't leave it till the last minute.

The Best Places to Stay in Munich

For top end luxury

  • Book a room at the Mandarin Oriental Munich for guaranteed luxury, superb service, wonderful food and a fabulous location. The attention to detail here is second to none - it offers a truly five star experience.
  • Hotel Splendid Dollmann is a townhouse turned chic hotel, with elegantly traditional accommodation harking back to another era. This charming property is also superbly located for exploring all that the city has to offer.
  • The Hotel Munchen Palace combines classical style with contemporary features, and has lovely rooms with creamy furnishings and private balconies, as well as a good restaurant. Subtle yet luxurious.
  • Hotel Konigshof is a sumptuous stay, offering romantic traditional accommodation, a Michelin starred restaurant and a wonderfully central location. A divine city spot.
  • The opulent Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski is a stunning 5* stay complete with elegant accommodation, a splendid spa, private butlers and limousines if you so wish!

For those on a budget

If you're feeling the pinch, we think that the best places to stay in Munich are our choices slightly out of the centre of town.

  • The Laimer Hof is a charming 19th century villa turned B&B in the heart of a quiet residential district, which has been welcoming guests since 1937. Family run, it offers twenty-three fresh, simply decorated bedrooms, each slightly different.
  • The Hotel Schrenkhof is a modern alpine style chalet with 17 bedrooms - all decked out in Tyrolean style. The welcome is very warm and it offers accommodation at excellent value.

For sleek and contemporary styling

  • Anna Hotel is perfect for those who appreciate good design. Its interiors are sophisticated, there's an excellent restaurant and a trendy bar. Some of the suites have a private balcony.
  • Flushing Meadows is a chic, boutique property with large loft suites. The interior design is stylishly eclectic, whilst you can take in the wonderful Alpine views from the private balconies.
  • The Cortiina Hotel offers chic sophistication with parquet floors, killim rugs and faux fireplaces. Plus, there's a lively bar that's one of the city's hotspots - what's not to love?
  • The Louis Hotel offers homely accommodation with pine floors, killim rugs and earthy tones. Their Japanese restaurant is to die for, whilst the bar has a daily changing cocktail menu for you to enjoy.

For Business Trips

  • Hotel La Maison is a contemporary spot offering simple yet chic accommodation. With its own extensive business centre and well located in the north of the city, it's a great option for those in Munich on business.

For Foodies

  • Charles Hotel, Munich is a contemporary 5* property. With elegant accommodation and an extensive spa, there's also an excellent Italian restaurant that you'll fall in love with.
  • The Bayerischer Hof Munich is a truly fabulous stay. The rooms are luxurious, there's a rooftop spa, a private cinema and a nightclub. What's more, there are no less than six restaurants to choose from, including the Michelin-starred Atelier.

For An Apartment

  • If you think you'd prefer a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner,

Travel Information

  • Munich Airport, is 29 km northeast of the city. A number of airlines fly directly from London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Cardiff including, among others: Easyjet, Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways, Ryanair, Air France and Vueling. From the airport, you can easily hop on a train or a bus to the city centre.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Whilst the weather is nicest during the summer months, this is peak tourist season and so expect there to be many tourists and for accommodation to be on the pricier side of things. Visiting between March and May may be your best bet if you want to avoid the crowds, though it's quite a bit chillier at this time of year. Low season is technically the winter months, but December and January can still be fairly busy and the temperature hovers around 0°C - so remember to pack a warm coat!

Still Not Sure Where To Book?

Best Hotels in Munich

  • Hotel Laimer Hof Munich (Nymphenburg) 23 rooms from £56

    Value chic
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  A short walk from the Nymphenburg Palace
    Recommended by  -  Frommers

    Warm and personal service at this cosy 19th-century villa B&B. A hideaway from the bustle with bright, fresh rooms - white washed walls, wooden furniture, brass bedsteads. A great choice for families and those on a budget. See More

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  • Hotel M120 Munich (D-85774 Unterföhring) 20 rooms from £77

    Families  -  With spacious apartments and family suites kitted out with a kitchenette, this is a great choice for a family with kids
    Local markets  -  Wander around the enticing Viktualienmarkt, Munich's main food market
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the ornate Asam Church and the Neues Rathaus town hall
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A smart, attractive aparthotel with self-catering units. Bright rooms have large windows, soft grey hues, light wooden floors and simple contemporary furniture. Suites offer a well-equipped kitchenette and there's a traditional Bavarian restaurant belonging to the property down the road. See More

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  • 25 Hours Royal Bavarian Munich (Ludwigsvorstadt) 165 rooms from £90

    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Frauenkirche and Marienplatz & Town Hall.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    Smart, modern hotel in the centre of Munich with comfortable rooms, an excellent restaurant and on-site spa facilities. As you'd expect from the 25 Hours brand, interiors are quirky and range from single box rooms to exotic suites. A great affordable choice for a city break in a lively part of town. See More

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  • Hotel La Maison Munich from £99

    Sights nearby  -  Muenchner Freiheit, English Garden, and Chinesischer Turm.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A contemporary hotel with an excellent business centre in Northern Munich. Sophisticated rooms and suites in blacks, whites and chromes have all the mod cons. Cosy bar, conference facilities and well located to get to the attractions. A great choice for business visitors. See More

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  • Cocoon Hauptbahnhof Munich (80336 München) 103 rooms from £86

    Local exploring  -  This centrally located hotel is a lovely quirky base from which to enjoy the city
    Sights nearby  -  There are lovely churches worth visiting such as the Theatine Church, Frauenkirche and the opulent Asam Church
    Local markets  -  Wander around the tantalising stalls of Viktualienmarkt, one of the city's main food markets
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    A fun alpine-themed hotel in a handy spot by the train station, with generous breakfasts and a cosy bar with an open fire. Expect bare Swiss-pine panelling, exposed brick walls and rustic furniture. Comfy bedrooms have a traditional feel and the best have mezzanines. See More

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  • Gasthof Neuwirt Munich (85774 Unterföhring) 50 rooms from £86

    Local exploring  -  A lovely inn and hotel close to Munich ideal for exploring both the city and the surrounding region
    Sights nearby  -  Head to Munich to visit iconic sights such as the Munich Residenz Palace and the Neues Rathaus town hall
    Great walks  -  Go for a walk in the nearby countryside to sample some rustic Bavarian charm
    Local markets  -  Wander around the weekly market and sample some local produce

    A charming family-run hotel with a restaurant serving delicious local Bavarian fare. Interiors feature lots of Swiss-pine panelling giving a contemporary yet traditional feel, and this aesthetic continues into the bedrooms. Some rooms have multiple beds, great for families or groups. See More

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  • Ruby Lilly Hotel Munich 174 rooms from £90

    City Style  -  Explore Munich in style from this beautiful hotel in a superb central location
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    A sleek design hotel offering generous breakfasts and boasting a swanky 70's-style 24 hour bar. Cosy rooms feature great city views and a sleek minimal aesthetic, with a pale palette and luxurious wood paneling along the lower walls. A hip city launchpad ideal for the young and sophisticated. See More

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  • Flushing Meadows Munich from £91

    Roof terrace  -  Roof top terrace bar with a wood-fired oven and a delicious drinks menu.
    City Style
    Designer  -  Spatial industrial style renovated with cutting egde eclecticism.
    Lively  -  The bar is a lively spot.
    Recommended by  -  Design Hotels, Tablet

    A designer chic boutique with spacious loft studio suites. A very cool industrial space conversion decorated with stylish eclecticism. Suites have private balconies, views of the Alps and all the mod cons. A lively roof-top terrace bar is a popular spot. A great choice for a young couple. See More

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  • Bavaria Boutique Hotel Munich (80339 München) 50 rooms from £95

    Local exploring  -  This is an ideal spot away from the hustle and bustle yet a short distance from the attractions in the centre
    Great walks  -  Wander around the very large and picturesque Englischer Garten, where you can observe the impressive Eisbach river surfers
    Local markets  -  Browse vintage goods at the Midnightbazar, Munich's buzzing night-time flea market
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A charming boutique hotel set in the centre of Munich. Attractive rooms and suites are comfortable, with modern furniture, wooden floors and sleek lines. There's a superb bar and sumptuous breakfasts are served. A great city base. See More

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  • Schwabinger Wahrheit by Geisel Munich 80 rooms from £111

    Local exploring  -  This hotel in its super central location is a great choice for those wanting easy access to the city's sights and attractions
    Great walks  -  Go for a lovely stroll in the large Englischer Garten just down the road
    Sights nearby  -  Head to the iconic Neues Rathaus town hall and the buzzing nearby area
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    A lovely contemporary hotel set right in the centre of Munich. Bright rooms have a fresh Scandi feel with simple pine furniture, pale wooden floors and crisp white linen. Delicious breakfasts are served and the mini-spa is a real draw. A chic city pad. See More

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  • Das Nikolai Hotel Munich 25 rooms from £121

    Local exploring  -  Boasting a prime location this original hotel is an ideal launchpad for exploring the city
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the Englischer Garten, one of the world’s largest urban parks
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Munich Residenz, a magnificent royal palace
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    A fine hotel set in a historic building located in a handy central spot. There is a small, cosy bar area ideal for relaxing after an active day sightseeing or for having a tipple before heading out to dinner. Elegant rooms feature mod-cons and comfy beds, with attractive parquet floors. Delightful! See More

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  • Hotel Stadt Rosenheim Munich 51 rooms from £124

    Local exploring  -  In a prime central location ideal for exploring the city's attractions
    Local markets  -  Kick off the day at Munich’s most famous foodie market, the Viktualienmarkt
    Great walks  -  Stroll around the Glockenbachviertel, the city’s prettiest district
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    A chic hotel offering an individual and stylish stay in a very central location. Rooms, recently renovated, are individually designed offering a perfect mix of traditional and contemporary styles. The honesty bar is a nice personal touch. A handy city launchpad to suit varied tastes. See More

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  • Hotel Splendid Dollmann Munich (Thierschstraße 49) 36 rooms from £130

    Local exploring  -  A super central location, right in the heart of the historic old town and within walking distance of restaurants and shops.
    Sights nearby  -  The Bavarian State Opera and Munich Kammerspiele, Residenz Palace and Haus der Kunst are all within walking distance.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    An old townhouse turned chic hotel, in the historic Lehel district. The plush rooms exude an understated elegance, with original artworks and fine fabrics. A sumptuous breakfast is served in the dining room or on the leafy patio. Ideally situated and bursting with charm. See More

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  • Cortiina Hotel Munich 75 rooms from £138

    Lively  -  The bar is one of Munich's hotspots.
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A chic boutique hotel with a sophisticated tone. Parquet floors, killim rugs, solid elegant furniture and faux fireplaces in elegant rooms and suites. The bar and restaurant are lively hot spots. Lovely terrace and a gym. Understated cool. See More

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  • Roomers Munich Munich 280 rooms from £139

    City Style  -  A luxurious hotel in the centre ideal for stylish city slickers
    Great walks  -  Stroll around the Glockenbachviertel, one of the city’s most picturesque areas
    Local markets  -  Browse the vintage wares at the indoor night-time flea market Midnightbazar
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    A luxurious design-led modern hotel boasting a popular fine-dining restaurant and a swanky bar. The decor downstairs is dark and sultry with dim lighting and plush fabrics. While , elegant rooms are classic and timeless with whitewashed walls, high ceilings and modern art. A sophisticated stay. See More

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  • H'Otello B'01 Munich (80469 München) 56 rooms from £140

    City Style  -  Stylish accommodation ideal for city slickers
    Local markets  -  Wander around the colourful stalls of Viktualienmarkt, one of the city's main food markets
    Great walks  -  Stroll around the idyllic and very large Englischer Garten
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    This swish design-led hotel set in the trendy Glockenbach area. Rooms are decorated in soft greys with hip retro-modern furniture and indulgent bathrooms. The equally cool Grey's bar serves cocktails that they boast to be the best in the neighbourhood (we don't disagree!). A chic city launchpad. See More

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  • Hotel Munchen Palace Munich 74 rooms from £141

    Local exploring  -  An excellent base for exploring the city. Perfect for a luxury city break
    Luxury  -  A classic luxury hotel with contemporary elements.
    Roof terrace
    Sights nearby  -  Close to Prinzregenten Theater and the Munich Philharmonic.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A beautiful hotel in classical style with contemporary elements. Sumptuous rooms and suites have creamy furnishings, subtle lighting and private balconies. Lovely roof top terrace deck, good restaurant, and a lively bar, plus fitness suite and spa. For those who like subtle luxury. See More

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  • Excelsior by Geisel Munich 114 rooms from £144

    City Style  -  A stylish hotel from which to discover this buzzing city
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the iconic town hall, 'Neues Rathaus' and St Peter’s Church for some great views and artwork
    Great walks  -  Wander around the idyllic and enormous Englischer Garten
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A smart hotel in a handy central spot with a restaurant and an Alpine-style bar featuring Swiss-pine fittings. The luxurious lounge has classically elegant furniture, sumptuous furnishings and fine artwork. The attractive bedrooms are tastefully simple; a sophisticated choice. See More

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  • Platzl Hotel Munich (80331 München) 167 rooms from £161

    Local exploring  -  In an enviable location bang in the centre, a great base from which to explore the city with ease
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the iconic town hall 'Neues Rathaus', and St Peter’s Church for some great views and artwork
    Local markets  -  Wander around the enticing Viktualienmarkt, Munich's main food market
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    This established hotel has recently undergone a makeover maintaining its traditional style while giving it a fresh contemporary feel. Rooms feature pine furniture, whitewashed walls and steel grey hues. Boasting an excellent fine-dining restaurant serving superb Bavarian fare. See More

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  • Louis Hotel Munich 72 rooms from £161

    Foodies  -  Fantastic Japanese restaurant.
    Local markets  -  Right next to the Viktualienmarkt, one of Europe's best.
    Sights nearby  -  Right in the centre of town.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A homely boutique hotel with a fantastic Japanese restaurant. Pine floor bedrooms have killim rugs, private balconies and natural fabrics in earthy tones. A family friendly choice with excellent food and a warm atmosphere. See More

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  • Hotel Konigshof Munich 71 rooms from £165

    Foodies  -  Michelin restaurant.
    Good wine list  -  Famed wine cellar.
    City Style

    A hotel with the wow factor. Seamless rooms and suites decorated with romantic flair, a Michelin star restaurant, fitness centre, and an unrivalled location in the heart of the city. A destination for the luxury traveller. See More

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  • Hotel Schrenkhof Munich 17 rooms from £181

    Local exploring  -  A traditional styled property just 15 minutes from Munich city centre.
    Local markets  -  Visit the enormous farmer's market, Viktualienmarkt.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    Traditional Bavarian charm away from the bustle. A modern Alpine chalet with quintessential decoration - wooden panelled bedrooms with handsomely carved wooden beds. The breakfast room carries on the same theme, plus a pretty a Renaissance tiled stove. A really cosy spot. See More

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  • Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor Munich (80804 München) 277 rooms from £191

    City Style  -  A luxurious central hotel ideal for exploring the city in style
    Great walks  -  Stroll around the Glockenbachviertel, the city’s prettiest district
    Local markets  -  Browse the wares at indoor night flea market Midnightbazar
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A gorgeous modern hotel in the heart of the city with a fine-dining restaurant. Downstairs, the bar and lounge combine swanky design and homely modern comforts with retro style furniture and grey hues. Large rooms have blissful sink-into beds and big bathtubs; the indulgent spa seals the deal! See More

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  • Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich 298 rooms from £243

    Spa breaks
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    City Style

    Seriously opulent Five Star hotel, only for the luxury traveller. Behind a traditional facade are elegant rooms and suites, restaurants, a bar, and a fabulous spa. All accompanied by private butlers, personal shoppers, and limousines, if you wish. See More

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  • Anna Hotel Munich 75 rooms from £266

    City Style  -  A contemporary boutique hotel in Karlstor, with chic teak flooring, black granite details and design furnishings.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll down to the nearby Hellabrunn zoo, great for kids.
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance from the imposing Frauenkirche church.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Michelin Travel, Tablet

    Reasonable rates at a colourful, boutique-esque hotel with sophisticated designer edges. Modern paintings, sculptures and jazzy coloured lights create sleek interior spaces. Fantastic views of the city from the top suites, to be enjoyed from two private balconies. Trendy restaurant and bar too. See More

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  • Charles Hotel, Munich Munich 160 rooms from £351

    Foodies  -  Excellent Italian restaurant.
    City Style
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Sights nearby  -  Short walk or metro ride from all the major attractions
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Contemporary Five Star Forte hotel. Crisp, elegant rooms and suites with parquet floors, cream furniture and private balconies. Fantastic Italian restaurant, extensive spa, and lovely terraces. Luxurious, but grounded. See More

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  • Beyond by Geisel Munich 19 rooms from £373

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for exploring the city on foot, set on the Marienplatz across from the New Town Hall
    Great walks  -  Stroll around the picturesque Englischer Garten
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    A sumptuously furnished hotel with great views of the grand town hall or the beautiful Rindermarkt square. The luxurious rooms and suites have subdued, atmospheric, lighting and elegant, modern furniture; the ensuites feature large, indulgent baths. A lavish stay! See More

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  • Bayerischer Hof Munich 220 rooms from £425

    Spa breaks  -  The iconic spa has a 13,000-square-foot rooftop spa offers a pool, saunas, steam bath, sun deck and fitness studio.
    Foodies  -  Six restaurants including Michelin-starred Atelier.
    City Style  -  One of Munich's most legendary hotels.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Michelin Travel

    One of Europe's finest hotels. An iconic FIve Star in central Munich. Luxury on a grand scale includes sumptuous rooms and suites (with terraces, spa, views), multiple restaurants including a Michelin starred, roof top spa, private cinema, night club, and lively bars. For the luxury traveller. See More

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  • Mandarin Oriental Munich Munich 73 rooms from £456

    City Style
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Spa  -  Turkish bath
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel

    Five stars for luxury, service, location and food at this stunning city hotel. Outstandingly situated next to a hive of cultural activities. Immaculate contemporary, but subtle, decoration with Asian influences. Unrivalled views from the rooftop pool and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Magnificent. See More

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