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Hotel Excelsior

Hotel Excelsior

Munich, Germany

The Excelsior by Geisel offers its guest a warm, country-house-style stay in the heart of Munich. Located just steps from the city’s main train station and a short walk from sites like Stachus and Frauenkirche, it’s a good base from which to explore the city.

Though centrally located, the hotel is down a quiet street with soundproof windows to ensure a restful sleep. A family-owned hotel, the Excelsior welcomes you with a large warm wooden lobby desk, elegant French doors and marble steps with wrought-iron bannisters.

The hotel offers 114 rooms and suites that exude Bavarian charm with pastel-hued bathrooms, warm red-and-cream upholstery and antique furniture. It’s also home to Vinothek, a wine bar and restaurant that offers homemade pasta and other Mediterranean dishes.

OUR RATING: First Class

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OUR OPINION:

We love the authentic Bavarian feel of this hotel and the details of the decor. The staff’s hospitality and the central location to Munich’s sites make it a great base for exploring the city.

Rooms

There are 114 rooms and suites, all decorated in the traditional Bavarian style, with pine wood and plaid upholstery. The rooms range from more standard-sized double rooms, to the Excelsior Suite, which is designed with a 1950s theme, but equipped with modern amenities such as satellite TV and a coffee machine.

Wi-Fi, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms come standard throughout. The rooms all also have soundproofed windows to ensure you’re not bothered by any street noise. 

Location

The Excelsior is located on a quiet street in the heart of Munich, just a five-minute walk to the city’s old town. It’s also just around the corner from the main train station, giving you easy access to the entire city. Stachus, home to the city’s ornate court building, and Frauenkirche, the distinctive red-brick Gothic church, are within walking distance as well.

Food and drink

  • Restaurant Vinothek offers traditional yet refined Mediterranean cuisine to complement its wine bar.
  • There is a breakfast room that carries through the pine wood and plaid Bavarian decor, and serves a breakfast buffet daily.

Tour ideas in Munich

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Hotel Excelsior as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite 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.

    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.

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    • Dachau concentration camp and the Eagle's Nest
      Eagle's Nest, Bechtesgaden

      Dachau concentration camp and the Eagle's Nest

      Dachau concentration camp and the Eagle's Nest

      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.

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    • Munich’s beerhalls and the Oktoberfest Museum
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      Munich’s beerhalls and the Oktoberfest Museum

      Munich’s beerhalls and the Oktoberfest Museum

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