Opera Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Our first stop during a 17 day trip through Europe was at Hotel Opera. We arrived late at night since we missed our connecting flight from Paris. Check in was welcoming even at such a late hour...our rooms were lovely, individually decorated and comfortable. Baths were a tad small, but very well appointed. Breakfast on the patio was lovely, served on beautiful china and Italian silver, all a la carte, but included in our room rate. Overall, our two nights at Opera were comfortable, convenient to old town Munich and would definitely recommend to anyone seeking European charm and understated but fine service.
We found ourselves here unexpectedly after a change of travel plans.The young man on the phone was charming taking our reservation, and equally charming in person! The entire staff were delightful! The hotel only has around 25 rooms, in an old royal mansion just off Maximilianstrasse, and could be tricky to find with a car, but we succeeded. For 20 euros a night, there is hotel provided garage parking 5 minutes walk away. Being mainly full, we had to settle for a " superior room". This was quite small, as was the bathroom, but the artistic design of the room and bathroom were delightful and much appreciated! The bed was comfy! Another time we would go for a suite, it being only 120 euros more. And there WILL be another time. Breakfast was served almost like afternoon tea in a charming classical room, and there is a delightful patio terrace within the hotel surrounded by classical arches, which can be used for dining when the weather is good. I wholeheartedly recommend the Opera hotel to the sophisticated traveller in search of a different hotel experience in the heart of Munich.
We stayed for 3 nights last weekend when visiting the Munich Opera Festival. Good location,just off Maximilianstrasse, and efficient checking. Room (deluxe) was decent size but bathroom very small(only one person can fit in at a time) and why oh why was there no air conditioning? The weather was hot, and despite opening all external windows/doors we slept poorly, in part due to noise from the courtyard outside. This is a bijoux property and breakfast was decent and the staff friendly. Dinner is available in a restaurant nearby though not on-site. For the price being charged the facilities are below par,hence it is only worthy of 3 stars.
First and foremost there is no air conditioning. We had the misfortune to be there when it was over 30C/90F in Munich. The room we were assigned had a window that opened about 2 inches. Since we were booked to stay for 8 nights one might hoped for a decent room, at least one with a window that would allow for some air to circulate. The room was like a sauna. We asked for a fan and were given on small table top fan for two people. Asked for a second fan and were told NO. Later asked a different staff member and got a second, slightly bigger fan. If the hotel doesn't have a/c the least they could do is have decent fans for all the rooms. The bathroom didn't have a fan or visible vent - again, it was like a sauna. Mould? Our travel agent prearranged airport pick up for us through the hotel; nobody showed up. When we got to the hotel (on our own) we were very curtly told that we didn't arrange a pick up. When documentation was provided the receptionist did begrudgingly acknowledge, yes there should have been a pick up. We never did receive an apology from the hotel. Very poor customer service on the part of the hotel. The breakfast is served in the garden/lobby. Some chipped dishes. It is the same breakfast everyday. After a week it got to be rather tiring. No coffee maker or fridge in the room so we couldn't even pick up snacks. We had an early departure but the hotel couldn't/wouldn't provide a box breakfast. I've visited 80 countries, first time I've ever stayed in a place that didn't provide a box breakfast. We would never recommend this hotel or stay again. It really is a shame, the hotel is quaint, good location near the main square, underground, nice cafes nearby and some staff were helpful. But with room temperatures at 87F (according to our accurate flashlight/temperature gauge) we will opt for air conditioning next time. Quaint in this place means hot, stuffy rooms, sleepless nights and an expensive, super expensive unpleasant place to be during the day or night.
Lovely hotel well decorated ! Very majestic looking with beautiful chandeliers gorgeous mirrors and furnitures ! Breakfast and high teas were wonderful ! Rooms very a little small but tastefully decorated ! Located in a nice quiet street !
We chose the hotel for its location and the sumptuous photographs exuding what we like to see in a boutique hotel. The entrance hall was pleasant enough and the courtyard was a great place to have breakfast - very refined and all so decadent. However, there was a distinct lack of warmth about the place - despite the comfortable looking sofas in the entrance way not once did I see anyone seated there. One was told that one could order drinks 24 hours a day and yet I never saw the small bar open, inviting one to stay longer and relax. Yes they were generally helpful at reception, but something was missing (for me anyway). We were told we would be welcome to a free drink at the hotel owned restaurant on our first night (the restaurant is just down the road), only to find out ourselves that it was closed on the night of our arrival. The bedroom was relatively small, but then we had anticipated that, so was not a major issue. On the table sat a bottle of water, for which we were charged €4.50!! Ridiculous. The lack of any air conditioning in the bedroom meant that we had to leave the windows wide open. Each morning the dustcarts / cleaning lorries came down the street at around 6am their warning noises emanating up and down the block and waking us each time. Not welcome at all. I really wanted to like the hotel, it was expensive enough, but ultimately it failed to deliver the experience we were hoping for. Alas I cannot recommend the hotel based on our experience.
I really wanted to love this hotel. A gorgeous, elegant old property in a lovely neighborhood, close to miles and miles of parkland and the center of town. We were in Munich for a few days and a night at the opera, so this hotel seemed like a natural. I love to check in and feel pampered, but when the young woman at the front desk in the skirt and heels insisted on lugging our huge heavy cases herself onto the bell-cart and bringing them upstairs for us, I felt awkward and my husband felt terrible. If you're going to be fancy and deliver the luggage so the guest doesn't have to haul it, have a bell crew (or even just one extra person)! As it is we stood around in our room and looked at each other, each of us hoping she had called someone, but then a few minutes later there she was shoving the heavy cart with all her might and we felt like horrible people. Yes the rooms are small and yes the bathroom is tiny, but they are well decorated and nicely appointed. My problem came with the idea of the shower being a hand shower with no bracket on the wall so you have to somehow stand there and shower and hold it up there and hope not to spray it everywhere. The tub was too small for my husband to sit in and use the hand shower so he could set it down now and again, so we alternated between holding it between our knees or setting it on the floor of the tub ... ridiculous. I recommend ordering a suction bracket on Amazon and carrying it along if you book this hotel. Also, the housekeeper came the first day and took one of our towels. So we had two hand towels and one bath towel to share between us. I figured she'd come the next day and give us another towel, but she came as we were stopping by the room in the early afternoon and as we struggled to tell her (our German is not good) that we didn't need her to clean the room, could we just have another towel? She nodded and said something in German and left and we never saw her again. The next day we shared the towel again and in the early afternoon, we went through the park and got caught in a sudden rainstorm and came back to the hotel lobby soaking wet, and I thought, doggone it we need dry clean towels for sure because we both need a hot shower. The front desk clerk saw our predicament and seemed troubled that we only had one towel and so she said she'd bring towels to our room. I wasn't going to go up to the room and stand there dripping wet waiting so I asked her if she could just get them and we'd wait here. She wanted to insist on bringing them but by now I was beyond thinking this was a luxury boutique hotel and asked her to please just grab them and we'd wait. When she comes back, she is holding one bath towel and one hand towel. FOR BOTH OF US to share. I kind of couldn't believe it. I think if you have deprived people of something, you might want to err on the side of too many rather than too few. She seemed confused that we wanted more than one towel since we already had one in our room, and I wasn't about to send her on another jaunt through the hotel looking for another towel. So, if I were to book this hotel again, I would add extra towels to that shower bracket on my packing list. I still can't put a finger on why the breakfast was such an ordeal, either. I liked the review (which I read after we stayed there) that called it a 'staid affair.' The little lobby setting where you eat breakfast is so quiet you're afraid to chew. When you sit, they light a taper candle which you would think would add a bit of class but was just ... a little weird. All I will ever eat is a croissant and strong hot cup of coffee or espresso, and plain yogurt maybe, all of which they had, but you also get a tower of smoked salmon, sliced meats and cheeses that they set in front of you high tea style. Also a bread basket with the two croissants which we want, and like 5 other kinds of bread also to go to waste with the salmon and ham and whatever else you would never choose on a buffet. It felt overly formal and wasteful, and I'd rather have just been able to choose the few items I wanted than feel like a person who throws food away. The breakfast was included with our room so we would go, but actually kind of dreaded the whole thing. Again, the effort to be frilly and fancy is moot if the coffee is weak and tinny, the cream is actually milk, and they forget to bring you the one thing you want (yogurt) one or two times out of three mornings. They also gave us a welcome letter and offer of free welcome cocktails after 6pm at their nearby restaurant, which we went to two evenings around 7 and it was never open (??) We thought that was super strange. The door to our room had to be locked from the inside with the key, also, which was another bit of creepiness. I said to my husband, "If you left for coffee and locked the door and I was in here sleeping, could I get out?" He looked at me and said, u yeah that's ... not good. I think it's because the staff is so small and they struggle to cover the basics, that the effort to make you feel pampered and catered to backfires and had the effect of making us uncomfortable. It's like staying with an ancient auntie who insists on cooking you breakfast that she can't afford and that you don't like anyway. That said, the building is lovely and the location is ideal. The toiletries in the bathroom were great, even including a shaving kit and toothbrush. I should have loved it there, but I absolutely could not wait to leave.
Business travellers like me want three things. A good bed, a good shower and quiet. The beds are very good. Some rooms have showers that you need to hold above your head (not acceptable) and when I was there, there was a wedding with loud live music. So, not for business travellers. However, it has nice staff, a great breakfast and a good location for visiting Munich. So if that is your purpose...
I had a delightful stay at the Hotel Opera. A beautiful, well-appointed room, courteous and friendly staff, and a delicious breakfast every day. My room was a spacious suite on the 4th floor, wi fi and breakfast was included. The room was very quiet. The decor is elegant with an 1890's flair. Breakfast service was attentive but unobtrusive. I really enjoyed my stay.
We were booked into a deluxe room but were upgraded to a suite which was wonderful. Unfortunately the view was of the building opposite so we kept the curtains closed. However, the extra space in the lounge area was great. The bedroom was a decent size and the bathroom actually had a bath in it which is most unusual these days as most hotels now only have showers. We also had his and hers basins and toiletries, robes and slippers. The hotel is set out of town but a metro station is round the corner so you can get anywhere. The staff were gracious and polite. We had a great continental breakfast each morning which included salmon, also a glass of Prosecco was a great idea. We loved it here and hope to return. I only have two gripes. The water in the room was NOT complimentary, so beware, if you open it, you will be charged! I would also have liked a coffee/tea tray in the room. I so missed my early morning cup of coffee. We were able to get a pot of coffee downstairs when we came in at night but it's not the same as kicking off your shoes and lying back on the bed with a cup. All in all though, a great stay.
- Walking distance to Marienplatz and Bavarian National Museum
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Altstadt-Lehel, Opera Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Bavarian National Museum and Hofbrauhaus. This 25-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 2 restaurants, free breakfast, and free in-room WiFi. Marienplatz and Residenz are also a short walk from this Munich hotel.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Grandl Restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
All of Opera Hotel's 25 individually decorated rooms provide free newspapers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests of Opera Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 70 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-in, free newspapers, and a terrace.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 282 reviews