From the minute we step foot on the property of the Hotel Laimer Hof, we knew we made the right decision. Our trusty (but old) Lonely Planet guidebook told us that it was one of the best hotels in Munich, but we didn’t know if that was still true after all these years. When researching where to stay in Munich, the only thing we knew is that we wanted a traditional Bavarian Inn. Luckily, we found that and more waiting for us at the comfortable Hotel Laimer Hof.
Disclaimer: This content was sponsored by the Hotel Laimer Hof. The ideas and opinions expressed in this post, however, are completely my own.
The Proof Is in the Pudding
When we started our search for a boutique hotel in Munich, we honestly had no clue what to expect. Thankfully, the friendly folks at Simply Munich suggested the Hotel Laimer Hof. One look at the hotel website and I was hooked! The Bavarian charm oozed off the web page and seeped into my psyche. I couldn’t wait to see this part of Europe, and I knew that the personal touches provided by the family-run Hotel Laimer Hof would add to my Bavarian experience.
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Rated 4.5 of 5 on Trip Advisor, the Hotel Laimer Hof has been named one of the best hotels in Munich year after year. One night in this historic establishment and you’ll see why! European traditions meet modern comforts at the Hotel Laimer Hof, which can’t be said about other places to stay in Munich.
Living Like Locals
Staying at the hotel gave us the opportunity to fully experience Munich in a unique way. Located in a primarily residential neighborhood, Hotel Laimer Hof gave us a sense of day-to-day life in Munich that hotels in the touristy city center can’t provide.
We also got the chance to talk to experienced hoteliers, Sebastian and Alexandra, who were happy to share information about Bavarian traditions and customs. They were also full of stories about the hotel and the surrounding neighborhood. It’s safe to say that Hotel Laimer Hof is the best place to stay in Munich for authentic Bavarian hospitality.
History not Mystery
It’s easy to see how the lovely hotel has charmed guests and residents over the years. Period details and traditional Bavarian decor help create an atmosphere of comfort and authenticity that’s hard to beat. Stained glass windows, etched wooden wardrobes, and colorful wall tiles are just a few of the little details you can’t help but fall for when you stay at the Hotel Laimer Hof.
Built in 1890, the Hotel Laimer Hof has been a mainstay of the Nymphenburg community for over a century. In fact, the hotel has been a pillar of the local community for decades. Back in the early 1900s, the Hotel Laimer Hof functioned as a gathering place for local families.
In the initial days of the hotel’s life, it was both an inn and a traditional Bavarian restaurant with a home-style menu. The charming establishment became a popular place for political discussions, weddings, and neighborhood gatherings. At one point it even had a bowling alley!
Helpful and Humble
The ever jovial and always hopeful Sebastian help to make our stay as comfortable as possible. He could be seen day and night in the main lobby greeting visitors, providing suggestions, and giving directions to anyone interested in learning more about his beloved city.
We got the chance to talk with him and his wife over beers one evening about the history of the hotel and the legacy that they’re trying to maintain. His words and his character convey love and respect for the historic property. It’s about so much more than reservations and reviews. He truly loves what he does, which is probably why he’s known as Super Butler!
our gift from Sebastian!
Comfort Meets Charm
Our room at Hotel Laimer Hof was cozy and quite comfortable. Warmed by the radiating heat, we snuggled into the fluffy duvet and never even noticed the snow falling outside. Everything from the bed frame to the wardrobe oozed Bavarian charm. But the modern amenities, like Wi-Fi throughout and Ipod docking stations, were exactly what this techie wanted!
Having just left behind a tiny bathroom in our Vienna accommodations, we were impressed by the size of the bathroom. It was huge by European standards! And although there was a small issue with the shower door (which was promptly fixed by Super Butler Sebastian), we found the bathrooms sparkling clean and brightly lit.
Bavarian Hospitality at Its Best
Breakfast at the Laimer Hof is elegant and not at all like your standard breakfast buffet. Served in what was surely the main dining area of the old restaurant, the breakfast experience at Hotel Laimer Hof was one of the highlights of our stay. We watched the snow fall outside through the beautiful (and original) stained glass windows, while guests throughout the room chatted about their plans for the day.
Meanwhile, Alexandra and her staff keep the platters filled with a choice selection of meats, cheeses, and fresh fruit. Soft-boiled eggs, freshly baked bread, and soft rolls are piled high nearby. The selection of teas, yogurt, and fruit jams could surely please even the toughest critics. And freshly-brewed coffee is whisked to each table promptly after seating. What a wonderful way to start the day in Munich!
After dinner drinks in the lobby was the perfect ending to our long days of exploring. The space came alive with excitement when Sebastian and Alexandra spoke about the Hotel Laimer Hof’s history and their beloved Munich.
Drinks of all varieties are served until 11 pm. In warmer months drinks can be enjoyed outside on the patio. An evening outdoors with a cold Bavarian beer might just be the best way to end a day of sightseeing in Munich.
Nearby Attractions and Easy Access
One thing to consider when staying at the Hotel Laimer Hof is the proximity to restaurants and bars. Although there are several options within walking distance of the hotel, the choice can be limited for those with dietary restrictions or picky palates.
Some of the nearby establishments to consider are the Königlicher Hirschgarten (the largest beer garden in the city), Metzgerwirt (traditional Bavarian), as well as several restaurants near the Nymphenburg palace such as Poseidon (Greek) and Zur Schwaige (Bavarian).
We chose to explore the restaurants in the city center during our stay in Munich. The super quick tram ride back to the Hotel Laimer Hof made it easy to access the city’s more touristy areas without any headache.
Another great thing about the Hotel Laimer Hof is the proximity to the nearby Nymphenburg Palace. The historic hotel is only blocks from one of Munich’s most famous attractions. A quick walk through the lovely residential neighborhood is all it takes to get to the palace and grounds.
Bavarian Bang for Your Buck
For those looking to get a great deal on the best place to stay in Munich, be sure to visit the Hotel Laimer Hof website. Booking directly through their site is the best way to book your stay. All guests receive the Best Price Guarantee when booking directly with the hotel.
Rates begin at 65 Euro per night for single rooms and 75 Euro for double rooms. Plus, the well-designed website gives you a great sense of the history and charm of the hotel and staff.
More reasons why Hotel Laimer Hof
is where to stay in Munich!
Proximity to trams and buses
Large selection of breakfast foods
Spotlessly clean and well-maintained
Free guest bikes
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