When you check into 25hours Hotel Munich The Royal Bavarian, you’re not just checking into the best place to stay in Munich. You’re also guaranteed to walk into an entirely unique hotel experience. At first glance, you won’t know where to look. With quirky details and charm around every corner, I think it’s safe to say that this is the most photogenic or instagrammable hotel in Munich. Each room tells a story, often tying in local Bavarian design cues, so you’ll want to make sure you have your camera ready. Let’s just say going through my camera roll and editing some of these photos was a TON of fun.
But it isn’t just about the design – it’s also filled with history. The Royal Bavarian offers a complete premium experience. Located in a stunning historic building, it was build between 1869 and 1871, and was originally home to “The Main Postage and Royal Telegraph Exchange.”
From the on-site amenities, to the staff that goes above and beyond – and everything in between. I’m excited to share with you exactly why I think this is the best place to stay in Munich.
Disclaimer: I was a hosted guest of 25hours Hotel the Royal Bavarian. However all thoughts and opinions regarding my stay are my own.
25hours hotel munich location
Before we dive into the hotel details, I need to share one of my favourite things about this hotel: the location. 25hours Munich is located right next to München Hauptbahnhof (Munich central station), which makes it especially convenient for those arriving to the hotel by train. It is also a central Munich hotel within easy walking distance from all of Munich’s most popular attractions.
If you’re arriving by car like we did, parking is also very convenient with 25hours Hotel Munich parking close by. While there are a few secured parking garages around, we parked next door at Karstadt Parkhaus and the cost was 15 euros per day.
the hotel facilities
the hotel rooms
Our hotel room at 25hours Hotel The Royal Bavarian was perhaps one of the cosiest hotel rooms I have ever stayed in – and definitely the quirkiest. We were hosted in a Large room (also known as a Chamber room), but room sizes vary in size from Small to Suite. No matter which room you choose, they are all outfitted to make you feel like a queen (or king).
The room itself was spacious with a king size bed and air conditioning (which was so welcomed during during the August Munich heatwave we experienced). It had all kinds of fun details that could keep you busy for hours. Details like the vintage typewriter (that actually worked), the “secret” window to the bathroom, and the bottle opener that shouted “prost” (which means “cheers” in German) when you opened a bottle made the whole experience so much fun.
The room was uniquely designed with Bavarian-inspired cues, like the tiered royal headboard and books that substituted traditional bed frame legs. The bathroom was beautiful, with white and black tiles and bronze accents. And had other fun little additions, like a bucket hanging from the ceiling to hold the towels.
I mean, just look at these photos!
neni munich restaurant
NENI restaurant Munich, 25hours’ onsite restaurant, is not just popular with hotel guests. Not only is the decor so beautiful, with tons of greenery and stained glass, but the food was also great.
If you’re opting for hotel breakfast, which I highly recommend you do, you’ll eat in the morning at NENI. The 25hours Hotel Munich breakfast was arguably the most diverse breakfast spread I have ever seen. We ate breakfast here everyday and it was the perfect spot to fuel up for our busy days in the Munich summer sun.
On our first night in Munich we also had the pleasure of trying NENI restaurant. We naively headed down after checking in without a reservation and it was packed. Luckily they were able to find us a table, but I’d recommend booking ahead because this spot is popular with tourists and locals alike. Serving a unique international-inspired menu, with references to the founder’s Israeli heritage, as well as other Mediterranian cuisines, NENI is a must-try dinner spot in Munich (especially if you’re looking to step away from traditional Bavarian fare for a night like we were).
NENI is also home to the NENI Deli, and the hotels most beautiful (and instagrammable) space: The Orangery.
Just when you thought that staying at 25hours Hotel Munich couldn’t get any better…
It also has a super cool speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar located on the first floor of the hotel. Boilerman Bar is a popular onsite bar that serves cocktails until the early hours of the morning. Their signature drink, the Highball, can be served in a variety of ways and is described as a small uncomplicated drink that is prepared without a shaker and is both delicious and affordable. The design is cosy, creating a great ambiance to gather and socialize in the heart of Munich.
The list of amenities at 25hours Hotel The Royal Bavarian never seems to end! Here’s a few more reasons why this is the best place to stay in Munich:
Bike Rental: Getting around Munich by bar is easily one of the best ways to see the city. With a bike rental from 25hours and a route map carefully curated by Munich locals, it makes navigating the city a breeze.
Sauna: At the top of 25hours Munich, you’ll find a relaxing sauna that is free to use for hotel guests.
Fitness Room: Wanna work off those steins of beer? 25hours has you covered with an onsite gym.
Sustainability: Perhaps not an amenity, but if you’re looking for a sustainable hotel in Munich, this is a great option. They have friendly reminders all around the hotel to help you make environmentally-conscious choices, which is perfect for the modern traveller.
Complimentary Minibar: It’s not often that the minibar is free! At 25hours, you can take advantage of the in-room minibar which is stocked with local beer, soda, and water – and is restocked daily upon request.
Drive a Mini Cooper: Get free use of the hotels own fleet of Mini Coopers! We didn’t use this service but it sure sounds fun. Reach out to the hotel reception for more info on this unique opportunity.
ABOUT 25hours hotels
25hours Hotels have locations all over Germany, as well as in France, Austria, and Switzerland. This sustainability-minded hotel chain is designed with the modern urban traveller in mind. Each location features it’s own locally-inspired quirky design that begs to be photographed, and little luxuries that make you feel at home – even when on the road.