Lew’s Reviews: Leonardo Boutique Savoy Hotel, Munich

Hotel Name: Leonardo Boutique Savoy Hotel

Location: Amalienstrasse 25, Munich, Germany

Website: leonardo-hotels.com

Type: Chain

Booked Via: Booking.com

Overall Rating:

Dice 3

Here’s why…

  • Location: 4/6
    Half an hour drive from the airport, which was great for us. If you have more time to look around, it’s within walking distance to the top quality shopping boutiques along Maximillianstrasse or for a bit of escapism, the English Garden. The number 100 bus is on the corner and the 27 tram is a two blocks walk. The Odeonsplatz underground station is less than 10 minutes walk away.
  • Staff: 4/6
    Friendly enough, but couldn’t help me find an internet cafe. They suggested one near Central Station, which turned out to be permanently closed. I had trouble with the hotel’s pay-as-you-go wi-fi, and I wasn’t the first, because they said they often have troubles as it’s a third party provider. They took the charge off the room, which was good.
  • Price: 3/6
    We paid €69, which was the cheapest boutique hotel option we could find. However, I didn’t think it was an overly “boutique” hotel. It was part of a large chain and while it has some interesting design features, the only thing that made it boutique was how small the bathroom was. As mentioned, you had to pay for wi-fi via a third-party provider, which didn’t work in our room. Parking was also an extra €15 a day and breakfast was an additional €12 each. Even without the breakfast, I could have chosen a different hotel that would have been more of a boutique experience.
  • Room: 3/6
    The room had a queen bed and writing desk, but there didn’t seem to be a mini-bar. The bathroom was tiny and not very well designed. Firstly, a glass door with frosted stripes when the toilet is almost opposite the door wasn’t a great feature. The glass basin, while it looked nice, wasn’t big enough or the faucet wasn’t close enough, as the water splashed down the sides.
  • Design: 3/6
    Not exactly boutique. A nice bed head and some funky red lamps were about all that made you feel like you weren’t in a regular corporate hotel. The reception area also had some unique design features.
  • On Site: 3/6
    Not a lot within the building, the breakfast room was on level 1, but for €12 we gave it a miss. There was a Thai restaurant connected to the hotel, which could deliver to your room, but we opted for Vietnamese a few blocks away.

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