Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark

This is a continuation of our Munich & South Africa trip. You can find the full trip itinerary here.

For our 3 nights stay in Munich, we booked the Sheraton Munich Arabellapark. The Arabellapark complex was actually not that close to the city center. It was about a 15 minute train ride to the city center.

 The Sheraton from the outside looked like a really old hotel. However, the inside was very nicely renovated. The lobby area was very bright and modern.

Reception/Lobby area

Check in was quick and efficient.  I inquired about wi-fi, and it was actually not included in the rate. But, they had a business center near the lobby where you can use their internet-connected computers for free, so that's what we did!

We got some help with our luggage but didn't have any small change for the tip. We would have felt bad if we didn't give the porter any tip, so we ended up giving him a 5 euro bill! Note to self: get small change before getting to hotel, or refuse help altogether for your luggage. :)

Standard Room
Another view of the room

Our room was quite spacious and the decor looked newly renovated and modern. We booked a king bed room but as in most European countries, the "king" bed was actually two twin beds pushed together. During our stay, we noticed that the room felt pretty stuffy, and there was not enough air circulation, perhaps because it's an older building?

The bathroom also looked renovated although a bit on the small side. The shower and tub were combined.

Combined shower/tub

There was a small balcony although it was weird to see the wiring, probably to prevent people falling? Nevertheless, the balcony just didn't seem that inviting.

Balcony area


Overall we liked this hotel, but the location was a bit out of the way. For the rate that we paid using cash and points (it only costed $60 USD per night which was a bargain), we think the hotel was a very good value. However, it was more of a business hotel and the location was not that ideal for tourists. If only the location was more centralized!

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