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Gold Le Meridien Munich - Hauptbahnhof Train Station

41 Bayerstrasse
Munich 80335
-(49)(89)24220websitePrice: Moderately Expensive
Area: Munich

Get one thing straight: the train station area of Munich is not appealing. Yes, it's safe during daylight hours and yes, there are plenty of tourists walking around with/without rolling luggage in tow. It's also dirty, crowded and certainly less desirable than other parts of this beautiful city. Le Meridien is located directly across the street from the central station, making it an easy find for out-of-towners, and easy to hail a taxi from the hotel's front door. A fifteen-minute walk on foot will bring you to the much more desirable shopping and tourist center of town.

Le Meridien is a wonderful luxury refuge from the grimy street scene immediately outside. Vibrant music, bold colors and a young staff contribute to an energetic ambiance. All 381 rooms are outfitted with fashionable décor, comfortable beds, marble baths and plasma televisions. High speed internet is available as well, but access fees apply. We advise requesting a room on the garden side, these are much quieter than quarters overlooking the busy street and train station.

The lower level fitness center is very appealing. All of the Life Fitness machinery is new and in great shape. Strength equipment is a little light on supply, but the 1-10 kgs. dumbbells, multi-gym, and lat pulldown, will suffice for a few days. Swimmers may be enticed by Le Meridien's indoor, 15-meter pool. No lanes are marked and the length is shorter than we prefer for lapping to/fro, but for a hotel water box in Munich, this is about as good as it gets. Water aerobics and other resistance exercises are definitely do-able inside.

Outdoor jogging from here is tough since the hotel is smack in the middle of dense "urbanity." After weaving through crowds and stopping at intersections for about a mile, you'll come to the Theresienwiese, an open, uninterrupted jogging venue (assuming it's not Oktoberfest). Run around this concrete park until your heart is content.

Work Out Onsite

Treadmills2 Life Fitness
Upright Bike1 Life Fitness
Recumbent Bike1 Life Fitness
Elliptical2 Life Fitness
Dumbbells1-10 kgs.
Machines1 Multigym, 1 lat pull down
In / OutIndoor
Lap?Not Lap
Length~ 15 meters
HoursM-F 7a to 10p, S & S 8a to 9p

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