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Hotel Review: Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

2 February 2015

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During our weekend trip to Munich in January we stayed at the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost. The hotel is located just outside the main train station so it was a convenient base for our day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle and for exploring the city of Munich.

Check In

The first thing I noticed when I walked into the lobby was the incredible fragrance of the room. This may sound odd but seriously, I’ve never been to a hotel that smelt so good before.

We arrived late after an evening flight from London but the check in desk is open 24 hours so this wasn’t a problem. The staff at the desk were very friendly and helpful, informing us of the location of all the amenities and how to access the free WiFi.

Room

We booked a duplex junior suite, a maisonette style room split over two floors with excellent views over the city. A Nespresso coffee maker, Bose sound system and rain shower all come as standard with this room. The bed was super comfortable and I loved the inclusion of complimentary bottles of water.

Spa

One of the first things that impressed me about the spa was the extended opening hours. Most hotels I’ve stayed at before close the spa around 8pm but the So Spa at Sofitel Munich is open until 10pm. Perfect for those of us who like to fit a lot into one day. My partner and I both booked a massage which was wonderful, personalised to our preferences. Afterwards we were presented with a fresh fruit platter, I thought this was a nice touch and the perfect way to finish off our relaxing evening.

We also made use of the pool during our stay but avoided the sauna as there seemed to be a strict no-clothing rule.

Dining

We didn’t try the breakfast buffet, €36 per person is just more than I am willing to pay for breakfast especially when there are plenty of other options nearby for breakfast on the go. We did dine at the restaurant for dinner though, starting with an aperitif in the bar.

As you might expect from a restaurant inside a French hotel chain, Délice La Brasserie offers predominantly French style cuisine with some Bavarian influences.

We were offered a generous serving of breads to start.

We both ordered the same thing for our main dish - filet of Charolais beef, served with homemade French fries and dijonnaise sauce. While we were both impressed with the steak I found the chips to be a little overdone for my taste.

I couldn’t resist ordering crème brûlée for dessert and my partner went for a chocolate fondant. Both desserts were fantastic and could not fault them at all.

The service overall was pretty good but there were periods when it was a bit slow. The restaurant wasn’t very busy and we were in a section on our own so I feel like they may have forgotten us for a little while.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sofitel Munich and I would definitely look to stay here again if I return.

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