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Bayerischer Hof

Bayerischer Hof

In the heart of Munich’s old city, the Bayerischer Hof is a palatial hotel that offers exceptional service, a four-floor spa and Michelin-starred restaurants, all conveniently located within walking distance to the city’s main sights. The hotel, commissioned by King Ludwig I in 1839, exudes opulence from the moment you walk in the door. As you enter the lobby, you’re greeted with an expansive, stained-glass dome in the ceiling, reflecting gold and blue light from above.

Within the hotel you’ll find gilded bannisters leading to an arcade of designer shops overlooking the lobby. There are four restaurants, including two that have Michelin stars. You can also head up to the extensive spa, which is spread over four floors and offers a steam bath, sauna, beauty and massage services, a gym and a large pool with a sliding glass roof overhead that can open up to let the sun in.

In addition to the high-level services and dining on offer at the Bayerischer Hof, it is also conveniently located along Promenadeplatz. You’ll be within walking distance from the shops, restaurants and museums in Viktualienmarkt square, Marienplatz and Glockenspiel. It’s also near Frauenkirche, visible from the rooftop lounges.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

There are 263 rooms and 74 suites at the Bayerischer Hof, including the elegant Penthouse Garden Suite, which spans the entire eighth floor. The rooms are all generously sized and individually designed, some in a traditional Bavarian decor and others in a more rustic, contemporary decor — the design of the rooms often depends on which wing of the hotel they are located in.

All rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi and en suite marble bathrooms, some with rainfall showerheads and others with bathtubs. With your room fee you also receive free access to the hotel’s spa and the nightclub.

Location

Bayerischer Hof is centrally located in the middle of a quiet square in Munich’s old city. It’s only a few minutes’ walk to Frauenkirche, the Church of Our Lady. You can also walk to Marienplatz where there are many restaurants and shops to explore.

Food and drink

  • Atelier restaurant has three Michelin stars, a spacious terrace and seasonal gourmet cuisine.
  • Brasserie in the Garden offers a blend of classic and contemporary cuisines, covered seating and outdoor seating.
  • Trader Vic’s serves Polynesian cuisine in a tiki setting.
  • Palais Keller has traditional Bavarian food made with local ingredients.
  • The rooftop terrace hosts a Champagne breakfast buffet every morning and offers expansive views over the city.
  • There are six different bars within the hotel, including the Piano Bar and Night Club Bar, both of which feature live music.

Facilities and activities

  • Blue Spa, a four-floor wellness retreat with a pool, steam baths, sun terrace, massages and saunas.
  • Fitness room.
  • Indoor cinema.
  • Hairdresser, designer fashion shops and concierge services.

Our opinion

We love that the Volkhardt family has maintained original royal standards in both style and service throughout this landmark Bavarian hotel. It boasts a central, yet quiet, location and some of the best views of the city from its large rooftop terrace.

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