ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark | Hotel Review

ibis Muenchen
ibis Muenchen

With more than 15 Ibis Muenchen Hotels in Munich, Germany this Accor Chain can be the perfect hotel for your stay in Munchen. As a major touristic destination in Germany,  in the summer months tends to get expensive and during the fair and congress which are taking place in the Bavarian capital it’s better to book your room at a hotel in Munich at least several months in advance and luckily managed to secure a room at ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark.

I was coming back from my Euro trip for this summer ( more than 3 weeks on the road) and the best offer from a flight from Germany to Romania was with Wizz Air from Munchen Secondary Airport  to Bucharest. I had 2 days at disposal in Munich and I was looking for a hotel near ZOB Munich  – as I had an very early departure with FlixBus from ZOB Munich to Allgau Airport.  So I wanted a hotel close to ZOB Munchen. Price was not my allied in the search of a hotel in Munich but after several days of checking different websites for the best prices I have decided to book directly ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark Hotel. 

It was quite close to the ZOB Munich (only 8 minutes by foot) and it was possible to arrive by tram as well if you have big luggages and don’t want to carry them.

Location @ ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark

The hotel is easily accessible from the airport – just a 5 minute walk from the Donnersbergerbrucke S-Bahn station and also has a tram stop just outside the door. ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark is  well served by public transit. Four tram stops to the train station and an S-Bahn station a short walk away connects you to the airport. A strategic location of this modern hotel and more a business hotel. 

The hotel itself is just 5 stops from the city centre via tram (lines 16 and 17 serve the hotel). The stop is 30-45seconds away and itself just 5mins from Hauptbahnhof Nord (North and most useful entrance to the Central Station). Lots of other trams, buses, U bahn and S bahn services connect here for elsewhere in Munich and wider Bavaria.

Augustiner Keller only a 10 minute walk away but it is advisable to book ahead a table during the hot summer days in Munchen. 

Check in @ ibis Muenchen City

Before arriving at the hotel I had the opportunity as a member of Accor Hotel to check in online and not to waste too much time at the reception. The only issue was the the system asked my for an deposit as big as the price I have paid to the rooms; it’s was more like  blocking your money as rent a car company does. Since I did not have any money on my credit card I decided not to proceed with the online check in and do it as usually: when arriving at the hotel.

Even if i have arrived 1h before the normal check in hour, room was ready and after a quick fill in of papers (being already an Accor Member my information was already printed) and only my sign and phone number was needed.

Even if the hotel does have a swimming pool I was not informed by the receptionist. The only information provided was regarding the breakfast as it was not included in the room price I have booked. Even if it had excellent reviews and the price was only 10$/person I decided to say no at that moment and to take the decision in the morning; it was a good decision as I woke up very late the next day and would have missed the breakfast for sure.

Room @ ibis Muenchen City

Room at Ibis Munich

Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Private bathroom also comes with a shower.

Bedding was comfortable and the room was quiet even though facing the main street. I have stayed at the 5th floor and it was never noisy. The neighborhood was very quiet (more a residential area) but even that I did not see too many people on the street even if my stay was during the weekdays.

The hotel is new, facilities are very clean, and the housekeeping was OK.
The rooms are small (17 m²) but sufficient and the furniture are in very good conditions. What I liked about the room was that everything as placed as it was supposed to be; the perfect way of making a hotel with – the German way.

ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark
ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark

I was surprised to see 2 bottles of water had been provided on arrival. In all the other hotels I have stayed in Europe in this summer from Paris to Lisbon and Istanbul, none had this item on arrival. In all the hotels in Asia I have stayed, all had been providing free water on arrival. As tif water in a luxury item and hotels can not offer a free bottle!

 Room had no fridge, iron, safe, or water heater with coffee or tea provided. This is not standard, neither for the room price, nor for the hotel group. While tea and coffee I rarely use in a hotel room (except when it’s a branded espresso as it was at the hotel in Siem Reap) I was surprised to see that no kettle had been provided; sometimes my wife buys some noodle cups and see boils the water and it’s useful in a hotel room. If you focus on asian tourists a kettle is a must!

Room card needed to access elevator which made for better security but seems not everyone was informed as at one point some kids were going to their rooms and did not have any (there parents had the room cards)

There was as well a small place like a closet with clothes hanger. I would have added at least 3-4 more and 3 can be used only by 1 person.

ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark
ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark

Bathroom @ ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark

Shower

Bathroom was clean but provided no separate shampoo, conditioner, body wash or any of the usual vanity amenities. There was only one dispenser which was meant to be for all of the above.

The only bad part is the bathroom door which is made of glass, it is hard to close and it is not soundproof, so you don’t feel entirely private.

 The bathroom had fantastic lighting (important for my wife who wanted her makeup to look natural and not like clown paint).

Wifi @ ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark

WIFI was free but limited in terms of speed and how many hours to be used. You can upgrade to a paid offer for unlimited data. It was a bit inconvenient to add the passport anytime I opened the laptop or the phone. Speed was decent but not great.

Price & Booking @ ibis Muenchen City Arnulfpark

I have decided to book directly on the hotel website as the price was better compared with booking and had a special promotion. Since I knew for sure my arrival will not be changed or postponed I have booked & paid in the same time.

ROOM WITH 1 DOUBLE BED (63 X 79 IN [160 X 200 C M]), NEW SLEEP-EASY CONCEPT. Your double bed is particularly spacious and features soft and fluffy bedding, two comfortable pillows and the new ibis sleep-easy concept. The air conditioning can be individually adjusted. Room includes functional desk, flat-screen TV and free WIFI.

First night was charged 75 Euro per room and the second night was 60 Euro – without breakfast. This was one of the cheapest hotel in Munich during my stay and it was the location (close to ZOB) which make me decided to book.

Did it worth the price? Yes, even if the location is not close to downtown we have S-Bahn close by, good restaurants and Lidl (around 8 min walking) and a couple of blocks away, a couple stops up to Augustiner Keller biergarten which is a fantastic place to visit & have a drink in the summer!

You can book Ibis München City Arnulfpark either direct on Accor Hotels Website or on Booking.com. You can check both options as some offer might be on both of them!

by Vlaicu Sorin

Traveler, trying to be a photography, hostel lover , backpacker, beer hunter. In search for the perfect place.