Hotel with Gemütlichkeit
I stayed at the Hotel Uhland in August 2004, but I was reminded of the hotel recently while watching the 1976 film "The American Friend / Der amerikanische Freund". I was quite surprised to find that the hotel played a small part in this movie starring Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz.
During my visit, the staff of the hotel was very friendly and professional. As other reviews have indicated, the rooms are relatively basic but very clean. The breakfast is quite nice, and the location of the hotel is ideal. I will definitely be staying there on my next vist to Munich.
Will Stay Again When in Munich
I stayed at the Hotel Uhland in January 2004 and loved it. The staff was friendly, helpful, and most spoke English. The breakfast was the best I had in Europe (selection of sliced meats, veggies, breads, fresh fruit juices, etc.). The location is very convenient, close to things but in a quiet neighborhood. There is a bus stop at the end of the block and the U-Bahn station is about a 2-minute walk. The hotel is located near the Oktoberfest grounds. We were there in winter so can't comment on how it is during Oktoberfest but we were very satisfied with our winter time visit and will stay there again, if we make it back to Munich.
friendly staff and good location
We stayed 3 nights at Hotel Uhland in Munich in December 2004 and had a wonderful time. The hotel is located just west of the historic center of Munich in an attractive neighborhood. It is a 20 minute walk to the Marienplatz or you can catch the Underground just across the street.
The staff is helpful and enthusiastic. The hotel manager will even show you why she named her dog Lisa after a character in a children's storybook. The continental breakfast is generous and includes an outstanding home made fresh berry yogurt ( even in the middle of december!). Our room had a comfortable water bed and was well decorated. The only negative was that it took more than 5 minutes for hot water to reach our shower during the days when temperatures dipped near 20 degrees F.
Highly recommendly family run and personal hotel.
Good value - great breakfast!
I stayed at the Hotel Uhland in December 2004 with my partner for a 3 nights. This was our first visit to Munich and we were really pleased with the hotels location on a quiet leafy street, but still close enough to walk into the city centre. (Alternatively there is a U-Bahn station within 2 mins) Our room was spacious with a balcony (although we didnt make much use of that as it was snowing!) and a small bathroom with all the essentials. The main attractions though are the very friendly staff and a fantastic buffet breakfast which kept us going until our evening meal! As a vegetarian I struggle slightly with German food but this was great with plenty of choice. The only slight problem was that as this is a lovely old building with high ceilings the room was slightly cold at night, but then it was December and it added to the experience! It's a great excuse for some Gluwein!
Note to Ingo, Daniel, Pete, and B.Horton
Just wanted to say thanks for your very helpful advice.
I have copied it all and will be using it to plan. This trip will take a lot of preparation so the suggestions are very much appreciated.
If you have any suggestions of a 2-3 star hotel in a convenient part of Munich, I'd be interested.
Also any suggestions about unique things or places to see along the route would be helpful.
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Re: Note to Ingo, Daniel, Pete, and B.Horton
The hotel Uhland is the most friendly hotel I have been to in Europe (which granted is only about 7 hotels but it was #1).
If you want more info a great site to review hotels is www.tripadvisor.com. Hotel Uhland got high marks from me and many others.
Enjoy Munich...it's a great town!