The apartment is located in central Munich, West of the city old town, just a few minutes walk from Central Station and Oktoberfest. Its neighborhood is a quite residential area known for numerous traditional beer breweries, namely Löwenbräu and Augustiner Hell, one of the most famous (and best) beers in Germany. The view from this top level apartment is right across the street pointing to the historic entrance of the 'Löwenbräu Keller''.
Most Munich sights are in walking distance.
The apartment is 125qm large and I rent out single rooms and also the apartment as a whole.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A MINIMUM OF 5 DAYS
Why the Owner Chose Munich: I bought it as Munich is a nice recreational center in Germany, close to the Alps and many other sights. It is an ideal place to recover with friends from a busy shopping day in Munich or simply arrange a nice dinner overlooking historic sights through the floor-ceiling extra wide panorama-windows.
We were a Group of 6 who stayed in this apartment. I am a VRBO owner myself so I know how important reviews are. I must say that our group enjoyed our stay. We wish to commend Nicky, first of all, for his gracious welcome and affable personality. And Nicky, do give our warm regards to your son. Someday, count on us as his fans when he will be playing in the NBA. We thank you for giving us the instructions we needed, as each appliance is different in every country. As you had promised, you were just a call away and you responded promptly when we had to call you, like when you reserved a taxi for us on our departure. (Here I wanted to make a new paragraph but when I press enter, it brings me to another site. So I will continue the sentence, even if grammatically, it is not correct). The apartment was clean. I was afraid, based on the reviews I read before signing the contract, that noise and heat, for lack of air conditioning, would have been an issue. But, in fact, they were not. Nicky was right. In Germany (or at least in Bavaria or in that apartment), air conditioning was unnecessary. In early September, we had to use the blanket during the night. We also took advantage of the supermarket across the street which carried everything we needed for breakfast - we ate out most of the other meals. And the place is ideally accessible to the main train station and the tram and the Ubahn - services which we availed of because we used the apartment as our pied-a-terre to go around the city sites,like Marienplatz, as well as outside, like Salzburg, Dahau, Erding for early Octoberfest. Thanks again to Nicky for the suggestions. We did not meet Dario but I wish to thank him, too. I arranged my booking with him and he was easy to deal with. Of course, special thanks to Mathias, who I assume is the owner. My apologies for this much delayed review. Understandably I had to catch up with work backlog when I got back. But over all, our group enjoyed our stay and we will definitely recommend the place and even book it again, if we have to come back to Munich.The apartment was truly a sanctuary after a long day and a comfortable haven to rest our weary bodies.
Just come back from a great trip. Location is excellent and only a very short walk to Lowenbrau Keller and other attractions. Apartment was clean and owner very easy to deal with - and kept us informed from booking to departure.
I found it great value - and if you're looking somewhere comfortable and clean to stay after spending your days in and around Munich, I'd recommend here.
Regarding the comment on the noise…yes it is a bit loud with the windows open. The trains and traffic are loud enough to make normal conversation or watching TV difficult if the windows are open. However, most (about 75%) of the noise can be eliminated by closing the west facing windows. The two bedrooms overlook an inner courtyard on the east side of the apartment and the street noises are reduced even further so that you can barely hear the train. This has to be expected when opting for the convenience of the train and location and was not that much of an issue for us.
The big problem for all of us was the lack of cleanliness and repair of the apartment. Our visit to the viktualienmarkt was a bit less fun as the kitchen was so grimy I would have needed a gallon of bleach and a day of scrubbing to get it clean enough to cook in. The dishes, supposedly clean, looked as if they had been put in the cupboard dirty. That was a disappointment as we had looked forward to a relaxing dinner at the apartment.
The morning sun revealed cob webs in the windows and corners which added to the ambiance the stained twin mattress against the wall, and dirty switch plates. A broken desk holding an oscillating fan had dirty socks underneath and light bulbs were either missing or burned out.
Three patios, two over the courtyard and another on the street side provided a nice view of the city as well as full smelly ash trays, broken furniture, and pots with dead flowers. The bathrooms appeared relatively clean; however, one had tape holding the shower head in position while the other did not drain well. The exhaust fans in the bathrooms were in need of cleaning also.
In the hallway there appeared to be some type of water damage. In the living room the furniture was stained and dirty. The dining room chairs matched well with stained upholstery seats. A guitar with broken strings added to the living room décor.
The internet was spotty and there was no cable (but was listed on the web site). As for the trash, we did not take it out as we could not locate the dumpster and there were no directions.
I have been using vrbo.com for years and found nice places in Vienna, Brussels, Hawaii and various other vacation spots in North America. They may have had dated décor or one that was not my taste but this is the first that has been dirty.
I would NOT recommend this apartment to anyone.
Unfortunately we had a terrible experience with this apartment, and as such need to leave this review to warn future travellers. I will use the 'Tips for Writing Reviews' that Homeaway have provided me to ensure the feedback is honest, and fair:
1. Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc? / Was the property clean and well-maintained?
Yes. The rooms were as described, though the internet wifi service was very temperamental, with the modem requiring multiple resets to keep it connected.
2. What activities, attractions and restaurants did you enjoy?
We went on a great day tour to Neuschwanstein that was recommended by the owner which was wonderful.
3. Did the owner or manager provide good customer service?
Aside from recommending the tour - absolutely not. Owner was never easy to contact from the moment we arrived, not answering either of the two phone numbers we were provided, only to call us back hours later on a third number we had no knowledge of.
The biggest let down though was the DISHONESTY experienced at this property, when we left our phone indoors on our day of checkout, and realised mere minutes after checking out and locking ourselves out. Again we had absolutely no luck calling/texting/emailing the owner, and were finally advised DAYS LATER that no phone was found at the property, which is impossible. No matter how clean the apartment is, if you STEAL from your customers, it creates a terrible experience for them!
4. Would you recommend this property to a friend or relative?
Never in a million years.
Our family's ( 2 adults and 4 teenage boys) first time in Europe and we appreciated all the personal help Andrei gave us. He greeted us at the U-Bahn station and walked us to our condo, gave us directions and suggestions for restaurants and how to use that washer/dryer machine! The grocery story across the street is convenient too. We would recommend this condo and stay here again. Sorry for the long delay in review. Cheers, Dwello Family
Upon arrival the apartment the dirty lines were piled by the front door and it was clear that that apartment had not been cleaned that day prior to our arrival. We were asked wait an 1.5 hours for the apartment to be cleaned and we were walked to The Lowenbrau and then escorted back to the apartment after cleaning.
Because of the heat (lack of air conditioning and only one fan) we had to keep the windows open the majority of time to have airflow and cool the apartment. Because of needing the windows open, the area was quite noisy, with the above ground train running all hours of the night in front of the building. There seemed to be other businesses in the building that were up early and the courtyard neighbors were out late. We were also up bright and early due to the lack of curtains on the windows.
We would not stay here again, too noisy.
Other Activities: Shopping, Horseshoes