Hilton Munich Park {DEU}

Old Jul 16, 02, 4:06 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by rcs85551:
With regards to getting a taxicab for the last portion to the hotel (rather than taking the Strassenbahn) - they are readily avaiable at most S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations in the city center...</font>
Thanks for the information. Which S-Bahn station would you recommend going to? Isartor and Rosenheimerplatz seem to be the ones closest to the Englischer Garten where the hotel is located.

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Old Jul 16, 02, 6:44 am
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If you get off at Rosenheimerplatz you come out virtually on top of the City Hilton. I am sure that there are cabs there that you could take. And if there aren't I'm sure the hotel would oblige and call you one to get you to their sister hotel.

I am not sure where the taxi rank is at Isartor. Part of that area is a pedestrian area and the other is a busy ring road...Rosenheimerplatz might be the better choice.
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Old Aug 15, 02, 11:53 pm
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Munich Park Hilton review?

anyone been to this one recently? gold benefits?

thanks...
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Old Aug 16, 02, 1:11 am
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Yes. Gold benefits include upgraded floor and concierge lounge. Location is great.

There have been a number of threads on this property recently. For instance:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum57/HTML/003327.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum57/HTML/003981.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum57/HTML/004340.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum57/HTML/004818.html

If you'd like to see more, click on "search" at the top of the "Hilton" page, enter "Munich Park" in the "Search Words" box and make sure the " Match all search terms above" button is clicked. Then go down and click on "Perform Search".

You'll enjoy the place.

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Old Aug 16, 02, 2:24 am
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Agreed, Counsellor. Munich Park is a delightful property with good tram service. I stayed there on a point-stretcher award and, as a Gold, was upgraded to an executive floor king. Nice breakfast spread in the lounge and complementary wine and beer in the evenings.
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Old Aug 16, 02, 2:27 am
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I also agree. I stayed there three weeks ago and, as an HH Gold, was upgraded to a very nice room on the Executive Floor overlooking the Englischer Garten. The Lounge is lovely and the staff extremely helpful. Good breakfast buffet too!
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Old Aug 16, 02, 11:45 am
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First class property. I would be glad to return anytime!
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Old Dec 23, 04, 5:34 am
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Munich Park Hilton - Exec Lounge closed

Hi there

similar to the Toronto Hilton thread, the Munich Park Hilton lounge is closed for "renovation". As it was only recently refurbished, it is more than clear that hotel management uses the holidays to reduce staff and close "unnecessary" areas during that time. Nevertheless .... upgrade to business floor, free breakfast in main restaurant was given. As an alternative to the Exec lounge they divided the regular bar on the ground floor in a common and an executive area where they offer identical amenities (free drinks, fingerwood, plenty of magazines and newspaper). Actually the overall experience is good and a clever alternative.

Regards from Munich

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Old Dec 26, 04, 3:01 am
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Originally Posted by Hans0001
Hi there

similar to the Toronto Hilton thread, the Munich Park Hilton lounge is closed for "renovation". As it was only recently refurbished, it is more than clear that hotel management uses the holidays to reduce staff and close "unnecessary" areas during that time. Nevertheless .... upgrade to business floor, free breakfast in main restaurant was given. As an alternative to the Exec lounge they divided the regular bar on the ground floor in a common and an executive area where they offer identical amenities (free drinks, fingerwood, plenty of magazines and newspaper). Actually the overall experience is good and a clever alternative.

Regards from Munich

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Yes this is all true. I was there 12/20 and I asked one of the servers in the cigar lounge (Executive Section) what the deal was and she mentioned that it was just because of the Christmas Holliday.
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Old Dec 27, 04, 10:44 pm
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I hope this is the case. I've cross-subsidized many Hilton Munich Park stays with the unlimited alcohol in the Executive lounge.

Timothy

Plus, you don't have to eat with the little people.
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Old Dec 28, 04, 11:25 am
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I had a very similar experience when I was at the Munich Park just after Christmas two years ago (perhaps, then, it really was being renovated). Then, however, you just showed a card to the barman in the Whiskey Bar to get free drinks - there was no division in the seating. Service at this hotel is always top notch and it ranks as one of my favourites in Europe. I am pleased to see that they are maintaining the levels of service still.
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Old Dec 31, 04, 2:12 pm
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8 min phone call from Hilton Munich Park

Does this seem rediculous? 8 min phone call from room to US for E 34.41 ($46.45) seem resonable? There was no rate information posted in the room. At the Scandic Hotel in Offenbach, I made a similar call for E 3.50. At check out, I questioned this and they made no attempt to change the charge. I mentioned that they didnt post rate information in the room and they did say they were sorry for that. No manager around to complain to. This was a paid stay with a E 197.41 folio value.

I guess as a Diamond member, they would treat you a little better. There was no recognition of Diamond status at all except for the free breakfast they had to provide. No room upgrade.
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Old Dec 31, 04, 2:16 pm
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Everytime I have stayed there, I always got the "we are sold out" line when I asked for an upgrade...
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Old Dec 31, 04, 3:09 pm
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Considering the fact that a call from a normal (i. e. non-hotel) phone in Germany would have cost about 1 EUR for that lapse of time, this is indeed ridiculous. Maybe they charged 8 hours?

However, my personal record is something around $400 for a 1 hour phone call from my hotel in Bulgaria to Germany... that's what I call a surprise!

I guess for that amount I could have flown back and fourth and delivered the information personally. LOL

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Old Jan 1, 05, 5:04 am
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I'd recommend you write to the manager, particularly since they didn't warn you of the high charges.
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