Finally a new luxury hotel in Munich! Stepan Borovec and Petr Udavský went to check out Rosewood’s newest hotel.
Overall, Rosewood Munich is a really amazing hotel, for various reasons. It was almost full to capacity, on a midweek in November, only six weeks after opening!
Munich Finally Has a New Luxury Hotel
Our recommendation in Munich was always the Mandarin Oriental, especially after their extensive 2020 renovation. But it always felt like the city was due a fresh hotel option. Rosewood Munich opened in late September.
It’s clear the locals love it. We couldn’t get a table for lunch because it was fully booked! From the jazz bar to the winter garden, the hotel is already a hot spot for Bavarians.
We loved this, because it helps make the property feels local and not touristy.
After our stay, we can confidently recommend Rosewood Munich as our top choice in the city.
A Quiet, Central Location
The location is very calm and quiet, although it’s still only a couple of minutes to a busy Munich square. It’s not on a busy street and we didn’t see tourists and tours around the hotel.
Rosewood has converted two grand buildings from different eras. The early 18th-century Palais Neuhaus-Preysing, and the former headquarters of the Bavarian State Bank, built in 1894.
The imposing facade, grand staircase, Bavarian limestone sculptures and Baroque frescoes remain. Yet much of the interiors have been re-imagined and they’ve clearly invested big money in the renovation.
Similar to Rosewood Vienna, the new design balances history with a lighter, contemporary style. It feels at once old and new, the past and the present.
I love the design. It feels like a luxury apartment, with a living room rather than a lobby, cosy and welcoming rather than opulent and ostentatious.
The original buildings are full of grandeur and they’ve also kept the exposed stone work. But it’s not golden chandeliers, instead, there’s a lot of leather, marble and wood.
There isn’t anything out of place, they’re really thought about every detail. Like custom leather covers for the television remote.
There’s a nice courtyard inside a hotel, where they have a covered winter garden and outside seating, a good place for a coffee and hanging out with friends.
The hotel has 132 rooms and suites. Despite being almost full to capacity, I found there was enough space for all guests. The buildings are massive.
We stayed in a junior suite.
Even the entry-level rooms have decent sized bathrooms with bath tubs.
There are many interconnecting options, either two rooms, or a room with a suite. It means a family can get a lot of space for an affordable price.
There are two corner suites with a private corner terrace and a great view, although I couldn’t see them as they were occupied.
I inspected the 1 bedroom Presidential Suite. It’s huge, measuring over 200 square metres and a great fit for VVIP guests.
For a city hotel the facilities are excellent.
The gym uses new Technogym equipment and is really spacious for a city hotel. Breakfast is part buffet and part a la carte. I’m always cautious with German cuisine yet here it was really good, with a wide choice.
They have an amazing spa, one of the main hotel highlights. When the weather is bad or you are just tired after strolling through the city, it’s such a benefit to stay at a hotel with a good spa.
Inside the spa we found a swimming pool, two saunas, steam room, plus massages and therapies although admittedly we didn’t try these.
Parking is just around the corner, so it’s convenient when driving and staying in Munich city centre. The hotel is around 30 minutes by car from Munich airport.
Sense of Place
Rosewood are proud of their sense of place concept and it’s not a marketing tagline. At every Rosewood I’ve experienced, I really felt part of the destination.
In Munich the sense of place is partly provided by the locals themselves. One touch I noticed was all the posters of legendary Bayern Munich footballer Franz Beckenbauer – the designers must have loved him!
As a Bavarian hotel they’re partnered with the Bavarian car brand, BMW. Rosewood is expecting a delivery of BMWs i7 as their in-house cars. These will provide guests complimentary transfers to anywhere in the city, except the airport.
A one-night stay and hotel inspection wasn’t long enough to form a true impression of the service. Everyone was smiling and the service we experienced was professional and without issues.
Rosewood Munich is definitely the place to be in Munich, the hotel of a choice if you’re coming for a football game, Christmas market, city break or anything else.
Book your stay with EliteVoyage and you’ll enjoy a number of special Rosewood Elite benefits.
- Complimentary one-category room upgrade
- Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
- 100 EUR Credit to use at the restaurant, bar or spa. More if booking a suite.
- Welcome amenities
EliteVoyage is the only Czech travel agency invited to the prestigious Rosewood Elite. That’s not why we love Rosewood Munich though.
This is a truly amazing new hotel, in a city that separately needed a new hotel. We highly recommend Rosewood Munich.