Mandarin Oriental Munich
Neuturmstraße 1, 80331 Munich
| +49 89 290980
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Mandarin Oriental MunichAlthough often referred to by its older name—the Rafael—the Mandarin Oriental has been operating under its new name and ownership since 2000. Set into part of a medieval city wall, the hotel takes its history seriously, greeting visitors with a lobby and reception area that features two grand staircases (one dating from 1800) and Biedermeier-style furniture.
The rooms are no less ostentatious, with elegant gold and cream color schemes, cherrywood desks, Italian marble floors, and bathrooms large enough to have walk-in showers as well as deep tubs. Fine-art prints and etchings hug the walls, and the tasteful yet trendy amenities include Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TVs, Bose docking stations, and yoga mats.
Most rooms have views of the city’s red roofs, but the apartment-sized suites have dedicated balconies overlooking the city and up on the roof you’ll find a fabulous spa, as well as a terrace with its own garden and heated pool.
The reception area, lounge, and restaurant will be closed for renovations from January 26 through September 1, 2015, with ongoing work Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests may enjoy meals at the restaurant on the third floor or via 24-hour room service. The new restaurant, the Matsuhisa, Munich will open in November.