Tested: The Super 8 Munich West (by Wyndham)

Tested: The Super 8 Munich West (by Wyndham)

Is the Super 8 Munich-West (by Wyndham) a good choice? Find it out here in my hotel review.

I had the opportunity to test a standard room (double) for one night, including breakfast. Read on the following hotel review to see what I experienced in the Super 8 Munich-West.

Location

The Hotel is located in Munich’s Laim district, about five kilometres (ca. three miles) from the city centre (Marienplatz). The Super 8 Munich West is situated about 200 metres (ca. 220 yards) from Laim urban rail station where nearly all Munich S-Bahn lines stop.

On the picture above, the hotel is a few steps to the right. Above the tunnel in the centre of the picture, the S-Bahn (urban rail) station „Laim“ is located. Right next to the station, you can find a steak-restaurant, a starbucks-style coffeeshop and two supermarkets (ALDI, REWE) reachable through the tunnel. From Laim station it’s just one stop to „Pasing“ by urban rail. There, many regional and also national trains stop, so it is ideal to make a daytrip for example to Augsburg. Laim station is also great if you need a good connection to Munich International Airport (Franz Josef Strauß Airport), as it is operated by the urban rail S1 and S8 line. Especially S1 line gives you a direct connection without changing lines between the hotel and the airport.

The hotel is quite new and it’s location is great, especially for travellers coming to Munich for business, people trying to get a good middle class hotel for a rather low rate and budget travellers.

The entrance can’t be missed and is easy to find in Landsberger Street in Munich’s Laim district. Of course I have to mention Laim district isn’t a district known for its nightlife or specific quarter-culture. Laim was a worker’s district and is primarily used as residential area. You’ll hardly find fancy coffeeshops or hip bars in the quarter around the hotel. Also the Landsberger Street is one of Munich’s main arterial roads leading to the city centre, which is great for people coming with their own car or rental for a stopover or using the hotel as a basecamp for daytrips.

Lobby & Lounge

When you enter the Super 8 Munich-West you will find a small but very nice designed lobby or lounge, the reception and a small snack shop/café where you can have a bite and a hot or cold beverage. I liked the design and how they managed to produced a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Right next to the reception there is the breakfast room and the elevator. This hotel has 6 floors where the rooms are located.

The floors can be accessed with your room-keycard. Just scan your keycard inside the elevator and press your floor number. I realized it is only possible to choose the floor where your room is located (or the lobby). So if you’re a group and you have different rooms on different floors, you have to walk the stairs to see your fellow travellers, as the elevator won’t allow you to go to a different floor.

Rooms

The room I got was quite nice. It had twin beds (pushed together, so it was actually a king-size-bed), a really nice photo wall showing Munich’s Siegestor (Victory Gate) in Schwabing district. Right next to the bed in front of the window stood a table with chair and a bench for luggage.

I had a street-view room on the first floor, which I do not recommend for those in need of an open window during the night. As said, Landsberger Street is a major arterial road to the city center with lot’s of traffic. When the window is closed, it’s very quiet. The architects did a good job to to put in anti-noise windows. Fortunately it was a calm sunday, so there was much lesser traffic than during the week.

The Bathroom was very good. It had everything I needed. A nice, quite big shower, towels, shampoo/shower gel and hand soap (dispensers). It is also big enough to fit two people, at least when one of them is taking a shower.

All was very clean. The cleaning staff did a very professional job. Only downside is the toilet, as there is no extra door inside of the bathroom to have some privacy. Also the bathroom has a huge frosted glass wall in the shower which is nice to have daylight also in the bathroom, but reduces the privacy again (maybe inconvenient for colleagues sharing a room).

Room Equipment

The room was also equipped with a telephone, a hair dryer, a safe, a wardrobe, air condition and a flat smart-TV. I also liked the hall with the wardrobe, as there were collapsible shelfes right next to the long mirror. Unfortunately a closet is missing. Therefore a longer stay could get a bit annoying living out of your luggage.

WiFi is free of charge in the entire hotel. The flat-TV was the hotspot, meaning every room has it’s own WiFi hotspot and therefore a very good connection. A very smart idea in my opinion. Unluckily the safe is quite tiny. It is not possible to lock a laptop or a tablet, but it will work really fine for wallets, passports, jewellery, smartphones etc..

An iron was missing as well as a kettle or other tea/coffee making facilities. When I read through the information of the hotel, I saw it is possible to borrow an iron or a kettle from the reception for a deposit of 20 EUR (ca. 23 USD, 17 GBP). That’s nice they offer this.

I also liked the smart-TV. Through the TV you can access all hotel based information but also watch TV (also some English programmes, mainly news channels like BBC or CNN) or even surf the internet. The Welcome-screen also has a „Discover Munich“ site, but unfortunately there was no content on this site when I was there. I hope they added content by now.

I slept very well in the bed and had a nice warm shower before heading down to the breakfast room. When you check in and opt for breakfast (9 EUR/person; ca. 10 USD, 8 GBP) you will be given credit-card sized vouchers. These you have to hand over to the breakfast staff. This system was quite new for me, but everything worked out as described.

Breakfast

The breakfast room was quite huge. I didn’t expect such a big buffet-style breakfast in a budget-hotel. There were lots of things to choose from and start your day either with a continental breakfast or an English/American breakfast. Breakfast is available between 6:30 am and 10 am (11 am on weekends).

Ham, sausages, eggs, baked beans, toast, frankfurters, Bavarian white sausages, cold cuts and different types of cheese were on the savoury side while on the sweet side you could choose from different jams, nutella, honey, fruit salad, yoghurts, chocolate croissants, warm belgian waffles and more. But my favourite was the fact you could mix your own yoghurt. You could take plain yoghurt and add different cereals as well as jam or three types of fresh fruit puree (white peach, mango and strawberry). This is something I never saw in a budget or business hotel. Thumbs up!

All in all the breakfast flashed me a bit. It’s very seldom to see such a huge variety of different breakfast items. Also the staff on duty was extremely friendly and helpful and did a very good job. Only one minor thing is to improve. There are just two coffee machines. So during the breakfast rush hour between 7 am and 9 am, you will sometimes have to wait in qeue with 5 people in front of you waiting for the machine to produce coffee, cappucino or other coffee varieties.

Conclusion

The stay at Super 8 Munich-West was really nice. Especially the breakfast was outstanding. I would recommend this hotel to business travellers, travellers looking for a fair price and those who do not necessarily need to stay in the city centre.

As the urban rail station Laim is just around the corner, it is very convenient to take the S-Bahn to the city center (ca. 10 minute ride with the S-Bahn). Also Laim station is very convenient for travellers heading from or to Munich International airport.

Very convenient is also the fact you have to check out by noon, which is quite late compared to other hotels where check out is at 11 am or even 10:30 am.

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Ratings

TheSuper 8 Munich-West has very good ratings throughout the Internet:

Google: 4.1 (of 5)
Booking: 8.3 (of 10) „very good“
tripadvisor: 4.0 (of 5) „very good“
Holidaycheck: 4,4 (of 6)
Expedia: 4.1 (of 5) „very good“
trivago: 8.2 (of 10) „very good“
Agoda: 8.3 (of 10) „Fantastic“

Wheretostayinmunich.com Rating

Public transport connection?

4.5/5

Hotel facilities:

3/5

Staff (friendly? helpful?)

4.5/5

Cleanliness:

5/5

Airport-connection (Munich Intl. Airport):

4/5

Room size:

3/5

Breakfast:

4.5/5

Value for money:

4/5

Overall rating:

4/5

The Super 8 Munich West (by Wyndham)

The Super 8 Munich West (by Wyndham)

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Adress: Landsberger Str. 270, 80687 Munich, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 558 983 70

Nearby Airports:

  • Munich International (MUC) – 40 km / 25 mi (ca. 30-45 min by car, 45-55 min by public transport)
  • Memmingen Airport (FMM) (aka Munich West) – 108 km / 67 mi (ca. 1 hour by car, 2 hrs. by public transport)

The Super 8 Munich West (by Wyndham) is one of two Super 8 hotels in Munich. The hotel is not located in the inner city, but has  a very good connection to the city centre as well as to Munich International airport, as the urban rail station is around the corner. The hotel has double rooms, a rather small lounge with a coffeshop and a quite huge breakfast room. The Super 8 is located in Munich’s west, a mostly residential district. It’s clear this hotel is made for business travellers and travellers on a budget.

There are only double rooms available, which can be also used for single occupancy. The hotel is mid sized compared to the number of rooms. All rooms feature en suite baths with a shower, a hairdryer, and bath amenities (bulk).

The Super 8 Munich West Hotel doesn’t feature a full restaurant, but there is a small coffeeshop in the lobby, where you can order a beverage and a snack. Ideal for business travellers to meet after a day full of work and have a drink before going to bed.

 

The Super 8 Munich West is a well rated business/mid-range hotel. It gets good ratings in the different portals:

  • Trivago: 8.3 out of 10.0 (Very Good)
  • Tripadvisor: 4.0 out of 5.0 (Very Good)
  • Hotelscombined: 7.8 out of 10.0 (Good)

What people like:

  • The close proximity to the urban rail station Laim (good connections to the city centre and Munich International Airport)
  • The breakfast
  • The cleanliness of the rooms and the good work of the housekeeping staff

What people dislike:

  • the loud and sometimes crowded breakfast room
  • visitors sometimes indicate that the reception staff is not always 100% polite and courteous
  • The lack of parking possibilities (on-street metered parking; too few parking spots available)

What to know:

  • The Super 8 Munich West doesn’t have a full restaurant. But you can order drinks and snacks at the lobby coffeeshop/bar.
  • The district around the hotel is a residential district so there are not as many possibilities to go out dining around the hotel as you would get at a more centrally located hotel.
  • Bar/coffeeshop
  • Restaurant
  • 24/7 reception
  • Free WiFi in rooms and lobby
  • Breakfast available (ca. 9 EUR / 10 USD per person and day)
  • Bath amenities
  • Iron/Board
  • In-room safe
  • Free coffee/tea
  • Air conditioning & heating
  • Cable/Satellite TV

Laim district:

Laim is located in the western part of the city and mainly a residential district. Additionally there are some industrial/commercial areas (mainly car garages, car dealers) along Landsberger Street. This street (also named Bundesstraße 2 – Federal Road No. 2) is a major road for commuters. So expect lot’s of rush hour traffic during weekdays.

Dining out:

restaurants and bars are available but limited. Most of the restaurants and bars can be found in Fürstenrieder Street.

The best options for dining out in walking distance to the Super 8 Munich West are a steakhouse (Asado), an Italian restaurant (Il Cortile), a Greek restaurant (Tou Bakali), and a Chinese restaurant (Hakeyo House).
Fast food options are also avilable. Within walking distance you will find Mc Donalds, Döner Kebab (Beste Döner) and a bit further a Subway.
Coffeshops: There is a coffeeshop (San Francisco Coffee Company – SFCC) ca. 350 metres / 380 yards from the hotel.

Supermarkets:

There are supermarkets within walking distance. You will find a REWE (normal supermarket) and an ALDI (discount supermarket) ca. 700 metres / 770 yards from the hotel near the commuter station.

Is the area safe?

Yes, the area and quarter around the Super 8 Munich West is generally a safe area. Yet its is not a prosperous quarter with wealthy inhabitants. Further uptown Landsberger Street (approx. 700 metres / 770 yards) there is a brothel and a nightclub/table dance club. This area might not be suitable for children and families during the nighttime.

The Super 8 Munich West (by Wyndham) is a good business/mid-range hotel. As it is located in Munich’s Laim district you can expect lower prices than for hotels in the inner city of Munich. Prices per double room start at ca. 55 USD per night in the low season and can reach approx. 150 USD in the high season. Of course there are some dates thoughout the year where Munich hotels are nearly fully booked (e.g. trade fairs). Prices can then rise to ca. 220 USD per room and night for the Super 8, too.

You can book directly via the official website:

Getting to the Super 8 Munich West is really easy. You can get there

  • By public transport
    The urban rail (S-Bahn) station “Laim” is literally just around the corner. From there you have direct connections to the Main Station and City Centre (Lines S1, S2, S4, S6, S7 and S8) and Munich International Airport (Lines S1 and S8)
  • By taxi/limousine service
    Choose your favourite transport service and the driver will bring you to the hotel.
  • By (rental) car
    The hotel is quite easy to reach. Be aware that the parking situation is quite bad. Only on-street-parking (metered), but often you won’t find any free space.

I had the opportunity to fully test a standard double room with breakfast. To see if I would recommend this hotel read my full review about the Super 8 Munich West (by Wyndham).