Looking for a luxury hotel in Munich
? Here are the top 5-star hotels in the Bavarian capital. From old-world elegance, to modern luxury, all of the listed Munich hotels offer first-class service, outstanding amenities, and a picture perfect location.
Located in the heart of Munich, the Neo-Renaissance building was constructed in 1880 and housed Munich’s Opera House before it was turned into a hotel. Today, the Mandarin Oriental successfully blends traditional elegance with Asian design; the sun-filled rooms boast German Biedermeier furniture, elegantly combined with Asian antiques, silk textiles, and oriental art. You’ll find a Bang and Olufsen flat screen television, a complimentary mini bar, as well as a personalized welcome note in your room – just one of the many signs of the hotel’s top-notch service. Another highlight is the heated infinity pool with its 360-degree view - no wonder that Mandarin Oriental was voted among the top “10 of the World's Best Hotels” by Travel + Leisure.
Opened in 1841, the Bayrischer Hof has a long-standing tradition of luxury: From the lavishly decorated lobby, and the 345 rooms, to its six bars and five restaurants, the hotel combines the charm of days gone by with modern elegance. Take you pick between six different room styles (from Country to Cosmopolitan), or choose from differently themed suites, including “Paris”, and “5th Avenue”. Indulge in the hotel’s “Blue Spa”, which is set on the rooftop and offers a breathtaking view of the church Frauenkirche
. The swimming pool has a sliding glass roof, so you can swim under Bavarian skies in summer; besides saunas, massages, and beauty treatments, you can get your own personal exercise program in the state-of-the-art fitness studio.
Part of the Rocco Forte Hotel Group, the Charles Hotel is located close to Munich’s central station; the sleek and sophisticated design of the newly built hotel gets a warm touch by the original paintings of Munich’s 19th century artist Franz von Lenbach. The Rooms and suites, stylish as well as spacious, offer views of the Botanical Garden, and the rooftop terrace has vistas of Munich’s historical buildings. The Charles also pampers its small guests; kids can have their own small robes and mini slippers, and while parents can enjoy a lavish breakfast buffet on Sundays, the kids can let loose in the supervised “Kids Club” - a treat for the whole family. Photos of Charles Hotel
The Palace Hotel is family-run, and you feel the personal and warm atmosphere throughout the hotel – each room has wooden floors and is individually decorated with lots of attention to detail; the furniture is tasteful, the colors muted, and classic art adorns the walls. In summer, take a break in the lovely leafy courtyard garden, where everything from breakfast to cocktails is served. If you want a maximum of comfort and privacy, get the Maisonette Suite, which extends over two levels and has its own private rooftop terrace and private sauna. Set in Munich’s posh area Bogenhausen, it’s a 15-minute walk to Munich’s Old Town; bus and subway stops are around the corner, and you can take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary bike rental.
The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski has hosted many famous guests, from Winston Churchill, and Elizabeth Taylor, to Elton John. Its name "Vier Jahreszeiten" literally translates as "Four Seasons", but it has nothing to do with the “Four Seasons Hotel” despite the same name. Built in 1858 by King Maximilian, the hotel is aptly located on Maximilianstrasse, one of the city’s most expensive shopping streets. Inspired by the grand era of Munich’s king, the rooms and suites boast a simple and elegant luxury, where design furniture goes hand in hand with antiques and opulent art work; some rooms even have murals on the ceilings. There is a rooftop pool, a luxurious spa, the gourmet restaurant VUE Maximillian, and the Jahreszeiten Bar.