The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost has an air of elegance to it, which is evident the moment you walk through the revolving doors. The staff are exceptionally attentive, polite and welcoming and the sleek interior whispers luxury and indulgence. Set in the old post office building, the exterior is also very impressive.
Just a few steps away from the main Munich train station, the hotel is perfectly located, with easy access to the airport and the city centre. On arrival the porters will whisk your bags away and deliver them to your room while you check in. The technology used by the hotel is impressive – one swipe of your room key on the lift pad and you’ll automatically be delivered to the correct floor. This thread continues in the room which has a sophisticated lighting system, an electronic do not disturb button and bose speakers with an iphone dock.
The rooms are modern, bright and luxurious. The enormous bed was cloaked in a fluffy down duvet with feather pillows, promising a blissful night’s sleep. The bathtub was a highlight, situated on the other side of a glass panel which separates the bedroom and bathroom (with a blind for privacy if required). You also have full view of the large flat screen TV, should you want to indulge in a movie while you take a dip in the tub. The Hermes bathroom products provided just add to this luxury experience.
A Nespresso machine is there to offer a caffeine fix and a fully stocked mini bar for any late night drinks or snacks required, but be sure to save space for the breakfast buffet which is excellent at the Sofitel. A huge spread awaits you, starting with the drinks table offering a large range of teas and juices with coffee to order. There are your classics but I also found an antioxidant-rich pomegranate and grape juice, a vitamin-filled avocado, spinach and apple juice and a delicious kiwi juice. On to the food, with which you’ll find huge variety. A full hot buffet includes English breakfast components alongside German sausages of course, French toast, a croissant pudding and pancakes. There is a French cheese cabinet with chutneys and crackers, a full fruit buffet, cold meats and seafood, cereals, yoghurts, breads, pastries and cakes. You’ll also find some Middle-Eastern inspired options including flatbreads and hummus. It’s impossible not to overindulge here but there is a chance to work off your sins in their gym and fitness area.
The gym has top-range equipment with smart screens and it’s also possible to do fitness testing here on request. Their So Spa, is the perfect place to pamper yourself and unwind, with a range of treatments offered in luxurious therapy rooms and a relaxing sauna and pool area. You can preorder post-gym smoothies or healthy snack from their bar too. For real fitness fanatics check out the Sofitel fitness suites which contain either a treadmill or a stationary bike within your bedroom so there’s no excuse to miss your morning work out!
Each of their suites are themed with a unique modern design which is reflected throughout the hotel. The building, now a listed monument, contains 339 rooms and 57 suites, with their largest ten suites having undergone a recent renovation. There are two restaurants and a bar on the premises, with a range of dishes to suite all tastes.
Once you can eat no more at the buffet and have relaxed extensively in their spa, take a short stroll into the centre of Munich and enjoy the rich Bavarian cuisine and culture. Explore the large beer gardens, the food markets, churches and museums, not to mention the English gardens which are huge at 3.7 square kilometers, but if you’re feeling a little prudish be sure to avoid the nudist area…!
The Sofitel offers more than a comfortable stay; it offers you a luxurious home for the duration of your visit; it’s a perfect base from which to explore the city and a wonderful treat to come home to at the end of the day.
Rooms from £210 per night based on two people sharing.
Bayerstraße 12, 80335 München, Germany