Hotel Highlights

  • You're in the very heart of the city
  • The bar is the place to be in Munich
  • Furniture by Donghia

Overview

This Munich boutique hotel is positioned between the train station and the Karlstor, which marks the entrance to the historical part of the city. In Anna Hotel's contemporary rooms, teak floors, combined with white walls and black granite create a warmly lit background for the cherry-picked and expertly arranged pieces of furniture. In the sixth-floor suite, designed (like the rest of the hotel) by Donghia, walls are replaced by panoramic windows reaching from floor to ceiling, affording the scene penthouse-style gravitas.

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A bottle of Drusian prosecco waiting in your room

Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

75, including one tower suite, four junior tower suites, two upper deck rooms and two panorama rooms.

Check–out

11am, but late check-out is sometimes possible. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $245.17 (€178), excluding tax at 7 per cent.

More details

Breakfast isn't included in the room rate but a buffet is available for €20 a person.

At the hotel

Satellite TV, free WiFi. Free access to spa at next-door Hotel Königshof, with Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna and gym.

Our favourite rooms

Ask for a round tower room, with great views over Munich and the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady). Some rooms have balconies, and you can choose between rain shower or bathtub.

Also

Pets are allowed, with a charge of €20 a day. Smoking is allowed throughout. There is an underground station and streetcar stop in front of the hotel, and it’s 500m to the main station.

Children

Are very welcome. Under-12s can stay in parents’ room; there is a charge of €55 a day for an extra bed. Cots can be provided, and babysitters are available on request.

Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

Anna Bar & Restaurant, on the ground floor, serves international cuisine and sushi.

Hotel Bar

The bar is in the same modern space as the restaurant and serves a good variety of cocktails.

Last orders

Midnight in the restaurant, 1am in the bar (later on Fridays and Saturdays).

Room service

None.

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Dress code

As you like it.

Top table

By the window.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Local restaurants

Last Supper on Fürstenstrasse (+49 (0)89 2880 8809) is quite an experience; it's part Alpine lodge, part church, and the rock music soundtrack makes it more than a little bit bizarre, too. The atmosphere is wonderfully relaxed and the food is very good, with both German and Italian influences and some fabulous desserts.

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Just off Karlsplatz

Anna Hotel

1 Schützenstrasse, Munich, 80335

Planes

Munich airport is 37km from the hotel; the journey should take around 40 minutes by car.

Trains

Munich’s main Hauptbahnhof station is 500 metres from the hotel. It’s the main hub for trains linking up Germany and the rest of Europe.

Automobiles

The majority of the city centre is pedestrianised, so all cars will need to be parked in the garage behind the taxi stand on Bayerstrasse, beside the hotel.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

by Benjamin Von Eckartsberg , Cult comic creator

Thanks to Mrs Smith’s work schedule, our romantic weekend in Munich, our hometown, starts with some serious time pressure. The Rat Pack Show from Las Vegas at the Deutsche Theatre starts in an hour. Before then, we have to get our tickets, check in at the Anna Hotel, dress up and try to make it into the auditorium before they close the doors. Mrs Smith leaps out of the cab at the...

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Anna Hotel

Anonymous review by Benjamin Von Eckartsberg, Cult comic creator

Thanks to Mrs Smith’s work schedule, our romantic weekend in Munich, our hometown, starts with some serious time pressure. The Rat Pack Show from Las Vegas at the Deutsche Theatre starts in an hour. Before then, we have to get our tickets, check in at the Anna Hotel, dress up and try to make it into the auditorium before they close the doors. Mrs Smith leaps out of the cab at the theatre to grab the tickets; I continue to the hotel to check in with our luggage.

The Anna Hotel is one of the finest boutique hotels in Munich and lies between the main train station and the Stachus, where the Karlstor, a portal remaining from the old city wall, is the entry into the historical part of town. The hotel entrance lies in a pedestrian zone brimming with shops and cafés. But with one foot on a red marble floor, my interest in retail and relaxing over coffee is eclipsed by the aesthetics; I feel myself surrounded by a strong showing of clear and pared-down design. A freestanding reception desk in front of a high wall of black stone grabs my attention, where the friendly female concierge is framed by two beautiful ikebana-like flower arrangements. While I’m checking in, Mrs Smith shows up with the tickets. Either the Deutsche Theater is very close, or my frau is very fast, even in high heels.

Our suite, designed by Donghia (like the rest of the hotel), is on the top floor of the six-storey building, so we’re happy we’ll be treated to a great view over Germany’s third largest city. As in Paris, in order to preserve Munich’s skyline, buildings aren’t allowed to be high-rise. Entering our room, we immediately regret our tight schedule for tonight. About 40 square metres of teakwood floor, combined with white walls and black granite create a warmly lit background for the cherry-picked and expertly arranged pieces of furniture. Two of the walls are replaced by panoramic windows reaching from floor to ceiling, affording the scene some penthouse-style gravitas.

My first reaction is a childish salto mortale on the main feature of the suite: the extremely inviting bed. The upholstered beige leather wall provides a welcome prophylactic against head-bumping. Lying on the soft and comforting white linen, I can’t help but mutter: ’Aw, can’t we skip the old-fashioned Las Vegas show, order some food and cocktails, and stay here the whole evening, singing Sinatra songs ourselves?’ Mrs Smith is tempted, but familiar with my musical skills, she suggests we stick to the original plan and leave it to the professionals. So we get ready in fast-forward mode and, ten minutes later by foot, it's showtime for Ol´Blue Eyes and pals.

A bit of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis et al is a worthy diversion on our weekend adventure. With hands hurting from all the clapping, we take a five-minute cab ride to Schwabing. Dinner at our favourite Munich restaurant, the Last Supper, makes a suitably dramatic finale. A successful combo of cabin in the Alps, Catholic saints on the wooden walls and rock music, it has heavily tattooed staff who contrast with the Bavarian Gemütlichkeit in looks, but treat us with perfectly comforting ease and cool nonchalance. The wines and changing menus are high-class and keep us coming back. Well-fed and entertained, we head home to our suite, to shut out the rest of the world for a wonderful holiday sleep in our hometown.

Late morning, the autumn sun lays hundreds of rays of light across the room through the teak blinds. Not wanting to leave that gorgeous bed, we enlist room service to bring us our breakfast. While enjoying scrambled eggs kept warm under silver cloches, cereals with fresh fruits, warm croissants, latte macchiato and green tea, we watch the news on the huge flatscreen TV. A little later, bathed in sunshine and surrounded by pearly mosaic stones and glass, I stand under the rain shower, still watching TV on the screen miraculously worked into the big mirror over the rough black-granite bath.

Our balcony wraps itself around half of the top floor, so it’s little wonder I find Mrs Smith there, enjoying that view of Munich. The triangular building points like a huge arrow towards the old town. Behind the Karlstor rise the twin towers of the Frauenkirche, the dominant symbol of the Munich skyline. We skip the wellness area of the five-star Hotel Königshof across the street, which is available to guests at no cost; we want to enjoy the bright sunny afternoon with a long walk through the most beautiful attraction Munich has to offer: the English Garden. It is one of the biggest city parks in the world and, at this time of year, it just blows you away. Settings for an afternoon stroll don’t get much more romantic.

The Anna restaurant and bar has been finished according to the same clear design as the rooms. The absence of cosy elements and the bare white walls create a canvas for a moody light installation that allows me opportunity to study the well-frequented restaurant and, more enjoyably, the beautiful face of Mrs Smith, in many different soft colour tones. Hungry from our walk, we fall on dishes such as corn-fed chicken and couscous, and nougat parfait with grilled mango, accompanied by several aperitifs and a bottle of white Grüner Veltliner from Austria. We reach our verdict: anyone looking for a base to conquer the most Italian city north of the Alps couldn’t find a more beautifully styled hotel from which to shoot their arrow. Especially now that it proudly flies the Smith flag.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Anna Hotel's Guestbook below.

 

BlackSmith

Stayed on 8 Feb 2013 We traveled with our 12 year old son - the hotel was very accommodating and kind to him and us.

We loved

Great location close to the train stations. Fantastic breakfasts. Cool vibe and decor. Dinner (we had sushi) was very nice.

Rating: 9/10 stars