"Like a sculpted white seashell" in a sea of Baroque architecture, Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel is an elegant addition to Munich's skyline, says Condé Nast Traveler. The property sits next to the Old Botanical Garden, just a 5-minute walk from the city’s main train station, and its spacious rooms, Olga Polizzi-designed interiors and friendly service make it popular with travellers.
This is a great spot for sightseeing. 20 minutes on foot brings you to the New Town Hall on the Marienplatz and Munich's main shopping streets, and the Pinakothek galleries are within 10 minutes' walk. Art lovers shouldn’t miss the Lenbachaus, artist Franz von Lenbach's former home and now one of Bavaria’s most important art galleries, according to The Daily Telegraph. Alternatively, appraise von Lenbach's talents at your leisure in the hotel’s glamorous bar, where you’ll find original artwork and an extensive range of cognacs, whisky and fine wines, plus daily afternoon tea on the menu.
The Charles's sleek bedrooms are among the largest in the city (starting at 40-square-metres), and have soundproofed floor-to-ceiling windows (many overlooking the Old Botanic Gardens). The Bavarian limestone bathrooms have under-floor heating and are "among Munich’s best", notes Frommer's. For more relaxation, head downstairs where there’s a fitness centre and full-service spa with one of Munich’s largest indoor pools, as well as an excellent gym, sauna and steam room.
Breakfast here is a veritable feast, heaving with cold cuts and freshly baked loaves, while the Davvero restaurant serves beautiful Italian fare at lunch and dinner. Settle in for goat’s cheese ravioli finished with shavings of white truffle and piglet ribs accompanied by olives and lentils beneath the dining room’s soaring ceilings. Guests can also admire the Old Botanical Gardens from a seat on the terrace -- it's open all year round, and there are roasted chestnuts and mulled wine on offer when the weather turns chilly.
From the press:
"Tucked away on the corner of
Munich's Old Botanical Garden, the hotel feels secluded but it's actually in
the heart of the city" -- The Independent
"Although it has 160 rooms
and a sleek contemporary design, it’s a friendly place that channels the cosy
inn-keeping style of Central Europe" -- Condé
"The bathrooms are among Munich's best, decorated with original
Nymphenburger porcelain" -- Frommer's
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Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
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You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 5 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.
Know Before You Go
This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 38 for adults and EUR 19 for children (approximately)
Airport shuttle fee: EUR 180 per vehicle (one-way)
Valet parking fee: EUR 28 per day (in/out privileges)
Rollaway bed fee: EUR 50 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Munich Airport is 30 minutes from the hotel by taxi or car and parking is available at the hotel (charges apply). Hauptbahnhof, Munich’s main train station, is five minutes’ walk around the corner and trains to the airport leave every 10 minutes.
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