Ok, you miss your connection due to first flight delay. The airline puts you up because there're no more flights to your destination. You're at the Munich airport where there...
Ok, you miss your connection due to first flight delay. The airline puts you up because there're no more flights to your destination. You're at the Munich airport where there are loads of hotels & you get farmed to Erding, Germany, a 20 minute drive from airport. The taxi driver didn't know where hotel was, got lost. Then you're put up in a 4-star hotel never heard of, which should just have 3 stars. Room small, bed small, carpet dirty, no bathroom amenities save shampoo, conditioner, liquid hand soap & body gel. Not even a wash cloth. Receptionist very cool, nice barmen though. Must be cheap price wise or at least affordable. Walls thin, can hear man snoring overhead. It is better than sleeping on floor or a chair overnight at the airport. Would not recommend, not even in my predicament. « less
“Good small town hotel”
Aug 31, 2012
pelicanoPortugal, Portugal | Trip type: Business
First: This is not a good hotel to stay to visit Munich. There are plenty of options much near the city. From this hotel it will take 52 minutes, by...
First: This is not a good hotel to stay to visit Munich. There are plenty of options much near the city. From this hotel it will take 52 minutes, by train, to get to MarienPlatz. And the trains departs only every 20-40 minutes. I stayed here to attend a conference at the MesseCenter. The train takes about 25 minutes and the we have to walk for 10-15 minutes or take a bus. Not near but it's acceptable. The hotel is small but very comfy. The staff are friendly and they really try to help out. I stayed in the third floor, in room 310, which is a kind of an attic. The room is not that big but very functional. The bed was good and the bathroom spacious with the only incovenient being the presnce of the shower curtain. The only negative point was that the housekeeping service was unable to remove from my room the tray with the leftovers of the first night and i had to put it at the door step in the end of the second day. But this was nothing special in the overall. The breakfast was served in a spacious room and the food, although not much varied, was quite acceptable. The Erdinger town is quite nice, a bit small, but very quiet and friendly. « less
“A good hotel”
Aug 8, 2012
SINBAD1981, Cheltenham, United Kingdom | Trip type: Friends getaway
I was happy with this hotel. A group of us stayed here for a wedding in a nearby village. I wouldn't stay here if you are staying in Munich, it's...
I was happy with this hotel. A group of us stayed here for a wedding in a nearby village. I wouldn't stay here if you are staying in Munich, it's too far to go and in and out every day. The hotel itself is fine, with a good outside bar. The staff were helpful- ordered taxis, gave loads of info; they let me try out my German without instantly switching to English. Excellent location, 50 yards from station, and opposite the local bus to airport- 5 euros one way- ticket from driver- 30 mins. (No need to take the hotel's.)
None of us had breakfast in the hotel as at 15 Euros it seemed a bit pricey compared to walking into town Four of us in three rooms- all happy with Hotel Kastanienhof. « less
“Our home away from home near Munich”
Nov 6, 2011
PDCE-85, San Francisco, California | Trip type: Couples
In recent years, we have stayed at Kastanienhof two or three times a year - essentially the first stop whenever possible each time we go to Europe. Mainly due to...
In recent years, we have stayed at Kastanienhof two or three times a year - essentially the first stop whenever possible each time we go to Europe. Mainly due to it's proximity to public transportation (bus from the airport, train to the city center) and to the fabulous Therme Erding (which I have reviewed in a separate post on Trip Advisor.) Worth breaking down our review notes into a few categories.
LOCATION: They advertise themselves as an airport hotel, which is a little peculiar as Erding is a pretty good distance from the airport, and every time we've taken a taxi, it's been in the neighborhood of 30 euros - TOO MUCH! Last time, we took the bus. It was five euros (per person) but goes non-stop from the terminal to the train station in Erding, which is right across the street from Hotel Kastanienhof. A bit less convenient, but totally worth the savings. The train is the end of the S-Bahn line that runs into downtown Munich; very handy for catching long distance trains at the Hauptbahnhof, or sight-seeing anywhere in Munich, but you do have to figure in the 40 minute or so transfer time into town. Trains seem to leave about every 20 minutes from Erding.
THERME: We stay here because we love to visit the therme our first day in Europe to combat jetlag in the German tradition of decadence! Certainly an easy walk during daylight through a very pretty park, or your can take the S-Bahn one stop to "Alt Erding" and cut your walking time in half. If you drive to the therme, you have to go around the town, which almost takes longer than walking. We've had a car with us several times, and the underground parking garage has been a nice perk. The hotel has package deals that include spa tickets, parking, breakfast, and a room all for one price. Usually a good deal.
ROOMS: As one reviewer mentioned, some of the rooms DO smell pretty smokey, and yes, the beds are pretty hard, but we routinely experience both those things in most 'real' European hotels. The rooms are reasonably spacious and nicely appointed, and it's worth buying into the internet package if you have business to do on line. We prefer the rooms on the outside of the hotel which give you a view of the surrounding town.
BREAKFAST: Always a nice spread in the European buffet style, though we've been there a couple times when a tour group is on the grounds. Arriving at breakfast after they do always leads to disappointment. There are bakeries within walking distance downtown, as well as several local eateries, all within walking distance, but we typically pay the extra euros and eat at the hotel.
There are quite a few hotels in Erding, and we have considered trying others, but given the convenience to the bus and train, and repeatedly pleasant stays there, why go anywhere else. Get the spa package, spend a day at the therme, and soak your jetlag away! « less
“Great find on the outskirts of Munich”
Oct 20, 2011
erikallie, Pleasant Hill, California | Trip type: Business
Clean, comfortable, and well-priced. Easy access to the airport via bus or car. Terrific breakfast buffet! Hans (bartender) is a wealth of local knowledge and very personable. Desk staff is...
Clean, comfortable, and well-priced. Easy access to the airport via bus or car. Terrific breakfast buffet! Hans (bartender) is a wealth of local knowledge and very personable. Desk staff is hit or miss. One is very helpful and friendly, the other can only be charachterized as being unhappy in general. Walking distance to Therme Erding - a definite plus! « less
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