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A diamond among the Rocco Forte group's luxury European collection is the Charles Hotel in Munich, Germany. Opened in 2007, the luxury hotel exudes old-world opulence with contemporary style, very much in harmony with today's city.
Munich, as the capital city of Bavaria, has a rich cultural heritage to explore. Tourists can enjoy high-end shopping and a lively events program throughout the year. Close to the city center, the Charles is situated adjacent to the old Botanical Gardens.
The hotel alludes to the 'green' theme in its stylish décor and dining areas. Besides, the resort is also within walking distance of Munich Central Train Station. Moreover, only a few minutes more and you will get to the old town and the dramatic classical architecture of the Konigsplatz square.
For shoppers, fashionable boutiques specializing in designer clothes and jewelry line the Maximilianstrasse Avenue. Museums and beer gardens abound in this vibrant city where the Charles Hotel quietly sits.
The efficient and smartly uniformed staff welcome guests into the Bavarian sandstone lobby. Also, natural light from a vast skylight illuminates the mezzanine area above the lobby.
Guests and business representatives can relax on plush, brilliantly colored velvets amidst floral displays and fine original artwork. The hotel also sits among oak trees, with the fresh breeze and relaxing calming colors of nature.
Charles is a 5-star hotel that has 160 rooms - 136 rooms and 24 suites. The rooms are graded Classic, Deluxe, and Superior. However, all are exceptionally spacious and feature natural-themed décor with impressive artwork from acclaimed Berlin artists.
The swish limestone bathrooms highlight attractive porcelain pieces and include a range of luxury Forte botanic toiletries. Besides, most have views overlooking the old Botanical Gardens' greenery or dazzling lights from across the city. Additionally, features include wi-fi and other complimentary in-room facilities.
Classic, Deluxe, Executive, Presidential, and Royal. The suites are generous in size. Moreover, some can be combined to make a 4-bedroom apartment. The suites benefit from the same luxury features as the rooms. However, they come with additional amenities, including kitchenettes, powder rooms, picture windows, and deeply comfortable king-sized beds.
Guests can self-indulgent in a Bavarian sandstone bathroom with heated floors and a TV while taking a deep bath. Moreover, thick comfy bathrobes and slippers, along with luxury botanicals skincare products, complete the relaxation.
In-room breakfast and other meals are available. You can also order a Rocco Forte special from the bar, which includes healthy snacks and drinks. The family choice menu has a range of children's goodies too.
Two splendid residences grace the top floor of the building — the Monforte Royal and the Presidential suites. Guests can join these to form a vast apartment with wonderful views from a private terrace.
Moreover, opulent marble bathrooms feature free-standing baths and luxury toiletries, walk-in showers, and steam rooms. These are high-end on price but top-notch on luxury.
Breakfast at the Charles is exceptional for the delicious selection of dishes and the considerate late serving times. Munich is known for its beer gardens and festivals, so many guests will be glad to have breakfast up to 2.00 pm on weekends/holidays.
The abundant food choice includes various egg dishes, local hams and cheeses, dried and fresh fruits, yogurts, muesli and muffins, yeast bread, and jams. Usually buffet-style in the restaurant, you can enjoy in-room breakfasts too.
The Library is also an area of relaxation near the lobby to have tea in the afternoons. It has natural light, warm tones, wood features, and bookcases with great pieces of literature. Classic teatime treats of sandwiches, sumptuous pastries, cakes or cream-filled scones, and choice blends of tea are also offered here.
Sophia's restaurant keeps the botanical-themed décor in this upscaled bistro dining room. Diners can enjoy meals looking out onto the lush terrace or sit outdoors in summer. Moreover, the dishes are created in keeping with modern trends of using the finest local, seasonal, and fresh produce.
Local heritage producers work with the executive chef to supply meat and fish, while dairy products come from farms in the Bavarian Alps. Additionally, fresh fruits and vegetables are part of the menus, presenting regional dishes in a lighter, more contemporary way.
The restaurant also serves international and Asian-inspired dishes. Besides, the adjoining bar offers inspirational cocktails, along with traditional beers and fine wines and live music most evenings.
The Charles Spa boasts an elegant indoor pool, which is the largest in Munich. Also, it has deluxe treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam room, and modern facials and beauty therapies. There is also a relaxation area with heated loungers for resting after a swim or using the gym.
Rocco Forte hotels especially care for children. Menus and snacks include all kinds of goodies. Plus, there is a kid's club, splash-time in the pool, games, and organized activities. Babysitting services are also available.
Other Services and Hotel Features
The hotel has garaging facilities, full concierge services, laundry, dry cleaning, and free wi-fi. Moreover, a large ballroom is available for up to 250 guests for receptions and celebratory events. Besides, Charles resort arranges special events throughout the year. These include spectacular helicopter flights over Munich up to fairytale castles and soars over the Alps.
Gourmet food is provided for a lavish picnic at the foot of the highest peak. Additionally, other excursions and festive events are there for guests, particularly during the famous Bavarian Oktoberfest beer festival.
Though Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel is not centrally located in Munich's heart, it has many positives. For one, it benefits from a quieter location in a delightful natural atmosphere. Secondly, it is within walking distance of many of the main attractions of Munich. Above all, it is a convenient and luxurious place the entire family can have enjoyment.
The effortlessly elegant The Charles Hotel in Munich, is where contemporary style meets traditional Bavarian hospitality.
Enjoy original Italian treats in the restaurant with sun terrace as well as exquisite coffee specialties in the Sophia's bar.
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