The Anna Hotel is a sleek and modern hotel that offers easy access to Munich’s main sites. Catch the U-Bahn into old town, walk across the street to Karlsplatz or take a short stroll past restaurants and shops as you make your way to Frauenplatz.
The Charles Hotel
On a tree-shrouded street across from the Old Botanical Garden, The Charles Hotel combines attentive service and a convenient location with luxe amenities like a Michelin-starred restaurant and a spa with the largest swimming pool in the city. The curved façade of the Art Deco building is carefully reflected in the decor, and the sofas are shaped to mirror the architecture.
Located in the Lenbach Gärten section of Munich, The Charles Hotel is in walking distance of shops and restaurants. It’s also a short walk to the train station, and a five- to ten-minute walk from Munich’s old town, making it a good base for your visit.
There are 136 rooms and suites, many of which have French balconies that open up to views of the leafy park.
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The hotel has 136 rooms and suites that are all spacious, bright and decorated in a contemporary style with modern amenities like limestone bathrooms with heated floors and international plug adapters. Views range from Munich’s historical buildings to the Old Botanical Garden, and many rooms boast French balconies to take full advantage.
Options vary from the generously sized Classic Room to the opulent Monforte Royal Suite, with features like floor-to-ceiling windows, original Franz von Lenbach paintings and a grand piano in the sitting room.
Wi-Fi, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms come standard in all rooms and suites.
The Charles Hotel is located on a quiet, leafy street west of Munich’s old town. It’s a short walk away from the train station, and about a five- to ten- minute walk from old town. You’ll also find many restaurants and shops within walking distance.
Food and drink
- Sophia’s Bar is a popular spot to mingle with locals and other guests while drinking cocktails. On Friday nights there’s live jazz music.
- Sophia’s restaurant is Michelin starred, and offers fare inspired by the botanical garden, as well as by local and Asian dishes. There is also an outdoor terrace to eat on during the warmer months.
- Afternoon tea is available in the library.
- Interconnecting rooms available
- There is a separate check-in desk for children, where they receive a passport, program, slippers and bathrobes.
Facilities and activities
- Fitness area.
- Longest pool in Munich.
- Steam room.
- Foot bath.
- Yoga and personal trainers.
- Massages and spa treatments.
There are a lot of things we like about this hotel, starting with its attentive service. It’s an elegant and stylish building, and we love the extensive spa and pool facilities.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
This palatial 19th-century hotel offers exceptional service, opulent amenities such as a three-Michelin-star restaurant and four-floor spa, spacious rooms and central location close to all that Munich’s old city has to offer.
Centrally located in Munich, and with classic, elegant Bavarian decor, the Excelsior by Geisel offers a convenient and comfortable base from which to explore the city. The train station is a five-minute walk, giving you easy access to all Munich has to offer.
On the doorstep of Viktualienmarkt and minutes from Marienplatz, the Louis Hotel offers comfortable rooms in the heart of Munich. Enjoy dinner from the steakhouse on the rooftop terrace, visit the Finnish sauna or people watch from your French balcony.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This day trip from Munich takes you to the Bavarian Alps, where you can get high-mountain views, visit the site of the 1936 Winter Olympics, see a brightly painted Bavarian mountain town and walk through a winding gorge among waterfalls.
Visit two important sites to the history of World War II in this day-long tour. First, you’ll see Dachau, the first concentration camp established by the Nazis. Next, you’ll head to the Eagle’s Nest, a mountaintop retreat once owned by Hitler.
This walking tour takes you through the history of beer in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. You’ll taste samples at two beer halls, learn about the laws of production and visit the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum, with its own attached pub.
Learn more about Munich’s role in World War II on this privately guided walking tour. You’ll also get to see memorials dedicated to those who lost their lives to Nazis and to those who opposed them.