The Escape | The Charles Hotel, Munich

BY Alexandra Venison / Apr 24 2017 / 17:15 PM

A gem in the heart of the historical city centre

The Escape | The Charles Hotel, Munich

Located in the heart of Munich, The Charles Hotel is the epitome of urban luxury. Located on the grounds of the former library for natural science and standing opposite the Old Botanical Gardens, the property offers tranquillity in the heart of a bustling city. Fusing a trio of tales within its design from the Forte family past to the art and heritage of the German city to the gardens outside, the property blends modernity with undeniable charm. With staff that are attentive from the moment you step out of your car, to exceptional facilities your first stay at The Charles Hotel will have you wishing to return again and again.   

The Charles Hotel, Munich

No matter the season the view across the Old Botanical Gardens is outstanding from any one of the 160 light and airy rooms, including 24 suites and the famed Monforte Suite. With many of them featuring a French balcony, you can gaze out over the lush greenery while lounging in the plush furnishings. Although contemporary in style the rooms are brought to life with the luxurious materials and earthy tones inspired by Bavaria. Each with their own sitting and work areas, regardless of which room you choose you will have plenty of space with all of the mod cons one would expect.  

The Monforte Suite

For those looking for an extra special stay the Monforte Suite needs to be booked. Located on the eight floor not only are the views simply breath-taking but the sheer size of the 200 square meter space. Featuring a living room, dining room, study, fully equipped kitchen and an ultra-plush bedroom with walk in wardrobe it has to be the bathroom that is the piece de résistance. The size of your average hotel room, the bright airy space offers a double walk-in rain shower, a hug tub for soaking in whilst you stare out to the city and a private steam room. Still not impressed? Then the grand piano and unpacking and packing services should do the trick.

One Of The Bathroom Suites 

Those looking for some rest and relaxation are in luck. Whether you have just travelled halfway across the world or have completed a strenuous day of sightseeing, The Spa at The Charles Hotel is waiting to breathe new life into your mind, body and soul. Offering up a host of different treatments it would be wrong not to succumb to a massage from one of their world-class therapists. Using organic and natural ingredients from Sicily the Rocco Forte own products ensure that each treatment is efficient in solving any ailments you may have. Post-treatment it’s time to head out to the spa where a huge indoor swimming pool awaits you. Whether you choose to relax in one of the deck chairs or opt for a mosaic-stone lounger, the sauna and steam room featuring both colour and aromatherapy are a must.   

One Of The Therapy Rooms At The Spa

Having just opened in 2016, Sophia’s Restaurant and Bar has not only been a game changer for the hotel but the city as well. Focusing in on regional and seasonal ingredients former Michelin starred Head Chef Michael Hüsken’s concept combines gastronomical excellence with a relaxed environment. Whether you’re opting for the breakfast which is an indulgence every hotel guest should allow themselves - think an overflowing buffet with bubbles to boot, or lunch and dinner you can expect fresh and delicious dishes. If however, you are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy a drink or two with friends, then Sophia’s bar offers up a mixture of masterfully created concoctions by attentive staff who make the experience that more unforgettable.  

A Meal At Sophia's