Charles Hotel Munich  5 stars

Sophienstrasse 28, Munich, Germany, 80333  show mapSave
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  • Location
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Verified Reviews:

  • Overlook a nice park - Great breakfast - Sophisticated lobby bar
  • Staff was welcoming - Overpriced internet - Room was very pleasant
  • Comfortable rooms - Beautiful bathrooms - Accommodating staff
  • Rooms are very comfortable - Restaurant is good - Fantastic location
  • Service is super - Spa is fantastic - Breakfast is really nice

Overview

This 5-star Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel is an ideal choice for a memorable stay in Munich. Elegant ambiance, excellent service, high-end amenities and superb location will ensure you the most enjoyable experience.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   160.

City Center Munich - 1700 ft
Airports Franz Josef Strauss (MUC) - 17.8 mi, Augsburg - Muehlhausen (AGB) - 35.0 mi
Train Stations Central Station Munich - 1400 ft, Train Station Munich East - 2.2 mi
Underground stations Königsplatz underground station - 1000 ft, Karlsplatz underground station - 1700 ft
Restaurants The Charles Restaurant im Rocco Forte - 100 ft, Restaurant Davvero - 100 ft

Rooms

The rooms are luxuriously decorated and supplied with great bathrooms which have heated stone floors, rain showers, separate baths, showers and toilet areas and as much space as you could wish for. The rooms are fitted with flat screen TV, private bar, and extremely comfortable beds as well as sofa and chair with footstool. The concierge and front desk service will satisfy your every need. The hotel has full-service health and fitness centers containing a large indoor pool, 5 treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room and well-equipped gym. Business travelers also have all necessary facilities at their disposal such as meeting and conference rooms appointed with the most state-of-the-art technologies.

Dining options

The buffet breakfast is included in the rate. There are 2 bars and an exquisite Italian restaurant, where the guests can have a rest and revel in delicious meals.

All visitors are offered a continental breakfast for a fee.  A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 34 per person per night. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Garage
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 30 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Postal service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet corner
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Steam bath
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Hammam
  • Animation
Room view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • Park view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Walk-in closet
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Kitchenette
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Local calls
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi
  • Video on demand
  • iPod docking station
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The rooms are luxuriously decorated and supplied with great bathrooms which have heated stone floors, rain showers, separate baths, showers and toilet areas and as much space as you could wish for. The rooms are fitted with flat screen TV, private bar, and extremely comfortable beds as well as sofa and chair with footstool. The concierge and front desk service will satisfy your every need. The hotel has full-service health and fitness centers containing a large indoor pool, 5 treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room and well-equipped gym. Business travelers also have all necessary facilities at their disposal such as meeting and conference rooms appointed with the most state-of-the-art technologies.

Classic Room
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The Charles Hotel Classic Room Classic King Room
The Charles Hotel Classic Room Classic King Room
The Charles Hotel Classic Room Classic King Room
Bed type: King Size Bed or King Or Twin Beds
Size: 435 sq. feet

The Classic Room features a view over historical buildings and offers a living area within the bedroom as well as a French balcony. It is decorated in a fresh contemporary style chosen to blend with the history of this Bavarian city. The room includes individually-controlled air-conditioning and spacious working desk with three direct dial phones, as well as wireless connection. Guests will benefit from facilities such as a private dining menu, a well-stocked in-room bar and snack basket and interactive television offering UK and satellite stations with 40 channels. The spacious bathroom is finished in Bavarian limestone and offers luxurious Italian toiletries and fluffy bathrobes to complete your stay.

Room facilities
    Classic Room
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    The Charles Hotel Classic Room Classic King Room
    The Charles Hotel Classic Room Classic King Room
    The Charles Hotel Classic Room Classic King Room
    Bed type: King Size Bed or King Or Twin Beds
    Size: 435 sq. feet

    The Classic Room features a view over historical buildings and offers a living area within the bedroom as well as a French balcony. It is decorated in a fresh contemporary style chosen to blend with the history of this Bavarian city. The room includes individually-controlled air conditioning and spacious working desk with three direct dial phones, as well as wireless connection. Guests will benefit from facilities such as a private dining menu, a well-stocked in-room bar and snack basket and interactive television offering UK and satellite stations with 40 channels. The spacious bathroom is finished in Bavarian limestone and offers luxurious Italian toiletries and fluffy bathrobes to complete your stay.

    Room facilities
      Deluxe Room
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      The Charles Hotel Deluxe Room
      The Charles Hotel Deluxe Room
      The Charles Hotel Deluxe Room
      The Charles Hotel Deluxe Room
      Bed type: King Size Bed or King Or Twin Beds
      Size: 435 sq. feet

      The Deluxe room features a view over the Old Botanical Garden and offers a living area within the bedroom as well as a French balcony. It is decorated in a fresh contemporary style chosen to blend with the history of this Bavarian city. The room includes individually-controlled air-conditioning and spacious working desk with three direct dial phones, as well as wireless connection. Guests will benefit from facilities such as a private dining menu, a well-stocked in-room bar and snack basket, interactive television offering UK and satellite stations with 40 channels. The spacious bathroom is finished in Bavarian limestone and offers luxurious Italian toiletries and fluffy bathrobes to complete your stay.

      Room facilities
        Junior Suite
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        The Charles Hotel Junior Suite
        The Charles Hotel Junior Suite
        The Charles Hotel Junior Suite
        Bed type: King Or Twin Beds or King Size Bed
        Size: 520 sq. feet

        The Junior Suite features a view over the Old Botanical Garden from the large window. It is decorated in a fresh contemporary style chosen to blend with the history of this Bavarian city. The room includes individually-controlled air-conditioning and spacious working desk with three direct dial phones, as well as wireless connection. Guests will benefit from facilities such as a private dining menu, a well-stocked in-room bar and snack basket, interactive television offering UK and satellite stations with 40 channels. The spacious bathroom is finished in Bavarian limestone and offers luxurious Italian toiletries and fluffy bathrobes to complete your stay.

        Room facilities
          Classic Suite
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          The Charles Hotel Classic Suite
          Bed type: King Size Bed or King Or Twin Beds
          Size: 725 sq. feet

          The Classic Suite features a view over the Old Botanical Garden, which can be enjoyed from the floor to ceiling window or from the French balcony. The suite offers a separate living and sleeping rooms and is decorated in a fresh contemporary style chosen to blend with the history of this Bavarian city. The room includes individually-controlled air conditioning and spacious working desk with three direct dial phones, as well as wireless connection. Guests will benefit from facilities such as a private dining menu, a well-stocked in-room bar and snack basket, interactive television offering UK and satellite stations with 63 channels. The spacious bathroom is finished in Bavarian limestone and offers luxurious Italian toiletries and fluffy bathrobes to complete your stay.

          Room facilities
            Executive Suite
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            The Charles Hotel Executive Suite
            The Charles Hotel Executive Suite
            The Charles Hotel Executive Suite
            Bed type: Double Bed or King Size Bed or King Or Twin Beds
            Size: 790 sq. feet

            The Executive Suite is located on the corner of the hotel and offers a panoramic view, which can be enjoyed from the French balcony. The suite offers a separate living room and bedroom, as well as a walk-in-wardrobe and is decorated in a fresh contemporary style chosen to blend with the history of this Bavarian city. The room includes individually-controlled air-conditioning and spacious working desk with three direct dial phones, as well as wireless connection. Guests will benefit from facilities such as a private dining menu, a well-stocked in-room bar and snack basket, interactive television offering UK and satellite stations with 63 channels. The spacious bathroom of our Executive Suite is finished in Bavarian limestone and offers luxurious Italian toiletries and fluffy bathrobes to complete your stay.

            Room facilities
              Deluxe Suite
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              The Charles Hotel Deluxe Suite
              The Charles Hotel Deluxe Suite
              The Charles Hotel Deluxe Suite
              Bed type: King Or Twin Beds or King Size Bed
              Size: 995 sq. feet

              The Deluxe Suite is located on the corner of the top floor and features roof-top terrace which offers a magnificent view to the Alps and of the famous historical buildings of Munich. The suite features a separate living room and sleeping room, as well as a walk-in closet. It is decorated in a fresh contemporary style chosen to blend with the history of this Bavarian city. The room includes individually-controlled air conditioning and spacious working desk with three direct dial phones, as well as wireless connection. Guests will benefit from facilities such as a private dining menu, a well-stocked in-room bar and snack basket, interactive television offering UK and satellite stations with 63 channels. The spacious bathroom is finished in Bavarian limestone and offers luxurious Italian toiletries and fluffy bathrobes to complete your stay.

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                Presidential Suite
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                The Charles Hotel Presidential Suite
                Bed type: King Size Bed
                Size: 2155 sq. feet

                The Monforte Suite is located on the top floor and features a rooftop terrace which offers magnificent view to the Alps as well as to the famous historical buildings of Munich. The suite offers a spacious lounge with a grand piano and a dining room with a separate kitchen as well as a sleeping room and a walk-in wardrobe with a dedicated dressing area. The Monforte Suite is decorated in a fresh contemporary style chosen to blend with the history of this Bavarian city. The room is decorated with original paintings by the celebrated 19th-century artist Franz von Lenbach. The room includes individually-controlled air conditioning and spacious working desk with three direct dial phones, as well as wireless connection. Guests will benefit from facilities such as a private dining menu, a well-stocked in-room bar and snack basket, interactive television offering UK and satellite stations with 63 channels. The spacious bathroom is finished in tassilo marbel, with double shower, stand alone bath, steam room and flat-screen TV. The bathroom also offers luxurious Italian toiletries and fluffy bathrobes to complete your stay.

                Room facilities
                  Deluxe Junior Suite
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                  The Charles Hotel Deluxe Junior Suite
                  The Charles Hotel Deluxe Junior Suite
                  The Charles Hotel Deluxe Junior Suite
                  Bed type: King Or Twin Beds
                  Size: 560 sq. feet

                  The Deluxe Junior Suite is located on the top floor with a rooftop terrace and offers a breathtaking view to the Alps as well as a wonderful view to famous historical buildings of Munich. The Deluxe Junior Suite offers a separate living and sleeping areas and is decorated in a fresh contemporary style chosen to blend with the history of this Bavarian city. The room includes individually-controlled air conditioning and spacious working desk with three direct dial phones, as well as wireless connection. Guests will benefit from facilities such as a private dining menu, a well-stocked in-room bar and snack basket, interactive television offering UK and satellite stations with 40 channels. The spacious bathroom is finished in Bavarian limestone and offers luxurious Italian toiletries and fluffy bathrobes to complete your stay.

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                    The Charles Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions
                    Popular areas
                    • City Center
                      1400 ft
                    Places of interest
                    • Circus Krone
                      3000 ft
                    • Asamkirche
                      3300 ft
                    • Theatinerkirche (St. Kajetan)
                      3300 ft
                    • Saint Pauls Kirche
                      3300 ft
                    • Marienplatz & City Hall
                      3700 ft
                    Train stations
                    • Central Station Munich
                      1000 ft
                    Shopping areas
                    • Karlsplatz
                      1400 ft
                    • Kaufinger Strasse
                      3000 ft
                    Amusement
                    • Andreas Schwierz
                      2300 ft
                    Museums
                    • Lenbachhaus
                      1400 ft
                    • Pinakothek der Moderne
                      2300 ft
                    • Pinakothek
                      3000 ft
                    • Glyptothek
                      3000 ft
                    Theaters
                    • Volksbühne München e.V.
                      2300 ft
                    Underground stations
                    • Königsplatz underground station
                      700 ft
                    • 1400 ft
                    • Karlsplatz underground station
                      1400 ft
                    • Münchner Hauptbahnhof underground station
                      1700 ft
                    • Stiglmaierplatz 1 underground station
                      2000 ft
                    • Theresienstraße underground station
                      3000 ft
                    • Odeonsplatz underground station
                      3300 ft
                    • Sendlinger Tor underground station
                      3300 ft
                    • Theresienwiese underground station
                      3300 ft

                    Local Attractions

                    • Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum
                      5200 ft
                      Sterneckerstrasse 2, Munich
                    • Staatstheater am Gartnerplatz
                      1.0 mi
                      Gartnerplatz 3, Munich
                    • Valentin Musaum
                      1.0 mi
                      Tal 50, Munich
                    • Isartor
                      1.0 mi
                      Tal 43, Munich
                    • Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum
                      1.1 mi
                      Theresienhohe 14a, Munich

                    Near the hotel

                    • Justizpalast
                      1000 ft
                      Elisenstrasse 1a, Munich
                    • Kindermuseum Muenchen
                      1200 ft
                      Arnulfstrassen 3, Munich
                    • Museum of Antiquities (Antikensammlungen)
                      1300 ft
                      Konigsplatz 1, Munich
                    • Glyptothek
                      1400 ft
                      Konigsplatz 3, Munich
                    • Municipal Gallery in Lenbach House (Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus)
                      1500 ft
                      Luisenstrasse 33, Munich
                    • St. Michael
                      2300 ft
                      Maxburgstrasse 1, Munich
                    • Michaelskirche
                      2500 ft
                      Neuhauserstrasse 6, Munich

                    Restaurants Nearby

                    • The Charles Restaurant im Rocco Forte

                      80% likes this, based on 65 reviews

                      100 ft
                      Sophienstrasse 28
                    • Restaurant Davvero

                      70% likes this, based on 55 reviews

                      100 ft
                      Sophienstrasse 28

                      Phone: +49 895445551200

                    • Park Cafe

                      53% likes this, based on 82 reviews

                      600 ft
                      Sophienstr. 7

                      Phone: +49(0)89 51617980

                    • EAT Life Kitchen

                      Cuisine: European, Asian

                      500 ft
                      Luisenstrasse 14

                      Phone: 089 638 591 21

                    • Cafe Kosmos

                      77% likes this, based on 55 reviews
                      Cuisine: Bar

                      600 ft
                      Dachauerstrasse 7

                      Phone: info@cafe-kosmos.de

                    Getting there.

                    The hotel location is ideal for wandering into the central shopping areas and driving out of the city to visit other great Alpine sights. Green and quiet neighborhood guarantees a relaxed and tranquil rest: the rooms overlook the beautiful Botanical Gardens set next to the hotel. The main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) is only 3 blocks away, while the central square Marienplatz is two metro stops (or about 5-mins) ride away.

                    The Charles Hotel Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Charles Hotel

                    Average guest rating

                    8.8
                    out of 10
                    Exceptional
                    Based on 224 reviews

                    Rating by category:

                    Dining
                    9.2
                    Location
                    8.9
                    Rooms
                    9.4
                    Service
                    8.3
                    Value
                    8.5

                    Individual guest reviews

                    • Older travelers

                      Excellent, highly informative and cooperative staff. Central location within few minutes from the city center. Beautiful interiors with nicely furnished rooms. High standard of cleaniness. Wide selection in the breakfast buffet. The restuarant very tasefully furnished with nice garden view.

                      Overly expensive. No free service what so ever. Very expensive minbar, room service and restaurants. Despite being a five star hotel there was No available free Wifii even in the main lounge.

                      • Average rating
                        8.8
                    • Family with children

                      We were very impressed by the friendly and very helpful staff.

                      Felt like we were in an arabian creche. Children running up and down our corridor & clothes hanging on the balcony???? We spend two weeks in Germany and stayed in 9 different hotels and this truly was disapointing, we thought we saved the best for last.

                      • Average rating
                        5.8
                    • Older travelers

                      Beautiful view, calm, excellent location.

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
                    • Single

                      Very efficient staff. Luxurious rooms that have been beautifully constructed and extremely clean. Very good food

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
                    • Group of friends

                      Everything! Very enjoyable, luxurious and central.

                      Not sufficient information re. TV channels/programmes/films available

                      • Average rating
                        9.6
                    • Family with children

                      Hotel honored reservation and rate ven though they did not have a record of it from you!

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
                    • Older travelers

                      Good quality large bedroom and spacious bathroom. Staff very helpfull.

                      Restaurant was expensive with only a small choice, although good quallity. Badly behaved and noisy children in the restaurant. WiFi was costly at 10 Euros/hour

                      • Average rating
                        7.8
                    • Couple

                      Very comfortable rooms, nice staff, good location

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
                    • Couple

                      Very clean - amazing rooms - great spa

                      30 Euro each for breakfast is very expensive ........ think it may have been worth it as it was excellent. Fine as we travelled as a couple - if my kids had been there would have been unaffordable!

                      • Average rating
                        8.8
                    • Couple

                      Enjoyed it two years ago. Quite place.

                      Rooms smells smoke, requested to change and they did to another room that smelled food/curry, and spots showed on the carpet. Very disapointed.

                      • Average rating
                        4.2
                    • Couple

                      This was our second time staying at The Charles and it was every bit as wonderful as the first time. Great place to stay, great location to take in the Christmas markets and shopping. Staff was attentive and overall a delightful experience and we look forward to our next trip to Munich.

                      The only negative thing I could say was not to bother with the breakfast buffet as in my opinion there is not a breakfast on earth that is worth $90.00 for two people for eggs, rolls and the typical breakfast buffet you would find at any hotel. There are plenty of places to eat a nice breakfast within walking distance for much much less.

                      • Average rating
                        9.6
                    • Single

                      Attentive, solution-focused Concierge- Service. Excellent shower, bath and bathroom design. Lighting good. Bed and Linen superb. Nice mini- platter of chocolates and fruit every evening. Reliable room-service, professional housekeeping. Breakfast choice good. Fruit very fresh.

                      However, it was not possible to plug own hairstyling device into bathroom electrical socket, as the voltage was for shavers only. No other place with mirror in room, to style hair with own device. Room chilly at night. Thermostat did not respond quickly or adequately. Hotel's own hairdrier too basic ( at 1000 w) and has no nozzle. Restaurant unimaginative. Grilled fish ( 'Steinbutt') portion too small and , overcooked and dry. Caesar Salad a mushy disaster of shredded lettuce drenched in sweetish cocktail-mayonnaise. Chef , pls note: Waldorf Astoria Hotel, ny, for authentic recipe ! Not enough floral displays in hotel. Restaurant draughty at night. Piano-bar music audible in restaurant.Continental breakfast overpriced at Euros 30.00.

                      • Average rating
                        9.0
                    • Single

                      The speedy response to an unforgivable error. See below

                      I was assured by reception, on my arrival, that I had been allocated a non smoking room. Wrong. When I opened the door to my room (426) I was hit by a wall of cigarette smoke/smell which permeated every corner of the room. Either your reception had given me an incorrect room, or your housekeeping staff are not up to their job, or somebody had been using the room just prior to my arrival as a "smoking den". At 23.30 it was the last thing I needed after a long tiring day. Fortunately your reception responded speedily and courteously . I wonder what would have happened had the hotel been fully booked that night. I look forward to hearing how such a situation could have arisen. A.G. McClellan

                      • Average rating
                        7.4
                    • Family with children

                      Location, service and books in room.

                      • Average rating
                        9.6
                    • Older travelers

                      Good location.

                      The floor of toilet room had many dirty spot. I don't know whether it was a problem of tiles itself or problem of cleaning, but it was uncomfortable.

                      • Average rating
                        6.6
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