The hotel building of Sofitel Munich Bayerpost used to be the Royal Bavarian Post Office. Its facade retains the 19th- Century Wilhelminian-style architecture, but once you step inside, you are welcomed into the world of the alluring and chic French hospitality that the Sofitel brand is consistently known for.
The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost couldn’t be any more conveniently located. It is a mere 100 metres walk from the main central station (Munich Hauptbahnhof )
It’s so close that you don’t even need to cross any roads or go through main streets. So close that it’s more convenient to walk even with all our bags rather than take a cab.
Another landmark near the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost is Marienplatz, the main city square of Munich (since 1158!), where all shopping and places to eat are.
It is a straight 15 minute walk from the hotel to Marienplatz, or a stop away from the main station, taking the S-Bahn.
Entering through revolving doors, we were transported to the world of black marbled walls and that distinct dark chic style of Sofitel. It also felt like entering a sound vacuum because the moment we stepped in, all noise from outside were immediately gone. Not even the gradual, slowly disappearing kind of gone, but completely gone. Together with the L’Artisan signature Sofitel scent and the quietly chic surroundings, it’s not an overstatement to say that we had indeed stepped into an entirely different world from the outside.
Check-In was done at the desk, but it was quick and efficient.
Our room type was a “Luxury Room” that had a view of the courtyard. This is where I believe Sofitel had redefined things. With the size of 27 square metres, one would be inclined to think that this is not big enough, but let me tell you, the compact size of the room did feel luxurious.
I am no interior designer, but I’m amazed by how the room felt ultra luxe to me despite the compact size. The Luxury Room had all the elements of a Sofitel trademark – dark accents, the scent, and dare I say it, the sexy bathroom layout.
But what really made the difference was the bed. It’s a huge claim, but the bed was one of the best I’ve ever slept in.
The MyBed concept is exclusively designed for Sofitel. Every element of that bed was wonderful, and I truly had such blissful uninterrupted sleeps in it.
Created by Epeda & Dumas, (a French company producing high-end beddings for hotels since 1880), the effectivity of the MyBed concept lies in the combination of a featherbed and mattress onto which a fluffy duvet, pillows, and sheets by Yves Delorme have been placed.
When one looks at the bed, what makes it special is not obvious at all, but all it really took for me was the first time I laid down on my side of the bed. Just a few seconds for me to feel that this bed is no ordinary hotel bed. The combination of all the elements of the bed really encompasses the feeling of being cocooned heavenly with just the right amount of firmness / softness.
Needless to say, I almost didn’t want to get out of bed!
Well thankfully, the bathroom was also very stylish so when I wasn’t lazing in the bed, I would be in the bath tub.
The bathroom was equipped with Hermes toiletries. Though I am not too fond of their haircare range as it seems to dry my hair out, I love the body wash and lotion. It has a musky mandarin scent that I really like, which also matches the mood of the room (and Sofitel overall).
The bathroom has 1 sink, a toilet area, a shower area with a rainfall head, a tub, and heated floors.
One thing that I always look forward to in Sofitel hotels are breakfasts, as they really know pastries and breads very well. The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost is no exception and they also have a wide selection of jams and spreads to choose from. Different kinds of butter and honey were also available.
A la carte is also available, and the service is quick and efficient.
Pool / Spa
I was able to visit the spa / pool / recreation area, collectively called So SPA. This part of the hotel is so uniquely situated. It’s almost in a basement and slightly hidden area.
In fact, the pool is inaccessible unless you are actually going in for a swim. I was so curious to see this “snail-shaped” pool as I cannot quite imagine how a pool would be shaped like a snail:
It’s very unique and swimmers can be assured their privacy is really maintained.
Here’s a video of a mini-tour of the hotel and room:
There are many hotels in Europe that are situated in a historic building, but the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost is one that gives me the most lasting impression. I love how the combination of history and sleek modernity is not only seamless, but the immediate difference of the interior from the exterior really gives a tasteful impact.
Most of all, just for providing me one of the best uninterrupted sleeps I ever had in Europe is really enough for me to still swoon about the MyBed concept, wishing it was My (own) bed too!
I’d love to know, has a hotel ever given you the “bestest” sleep of your life?
We were guests of Sofitel Munich Bayerpost for the purpose of a review.
There is no obligation to write a favourable review and all opinions and thoughts are mine. Rates for the Luxury Room is approximately AUD 404.00 per night including breakfast.