With two children, quiet weekends are as rare as hen’s teeth. Not in the “not much going on” sense, for I usually covet those, but in the peace and quiet sense, and most of the time I wouldn’t have it any other way (it still puzzles me how both are able to easily sleep in on a school day but can be up with the larks on a weekend however!)… But once in a while (and believe me with no family on our doorstep, it really is once in a while), it’s really nice to have a weekend away sans enfants… A grown up weekend – quiet in the truest sense, peaceful and restorative, and with no routines of any kind. Perfect (thanks Granny for coming to stay and looking after everything so well!)…
Sofitel Bayerpost Munich has to be the perfect location for such a weekend, and we were truly spoilt by them with an upgrade to a Duplex Junior Suite for our anniversary. I think my first words when I saw the room were “I’m moving in”…
The downstairs was more than comfortable and stylish, with a Bose system to plug into, and a Nespresso machine to keep us wired, fresh flowers to admire, and my absolute favourite aspect of the lot – the floor to ceiling windows looking out over night-time Munich (when we arrived)… I actually insisted on sleeping with all the blinds open (much to the annoyance of Mr R) in the hope that I would wake up early for some sunrise appreciation photography, but instead we woke up in a giant cloud on both mornings.
Still eerily beautiful though, and still completely peaceful – for although the Sofitel might be next door to the Munich’s main train hub, we didn’t hear a peep.
The gorgeous 19th century Renaissance façade of the Bayerpost could tell a story or three – the clue’s in the name – it used to be home to the Bavarian Royal Post Office, but inside it’s about as contemporary and avant-garde as you would expect from such a hotel group. If you look closely though, there are enough echoes to remind you that you are staying somewhere historic – somewhere historic and central. I love this area of Munich anyway as it reminds me of London in so many ways, but you can’t get much closer to many of Munich’s main attractions.
We had intended to have a couple of (quiet) grown up lunches in Munich restaurants we’ve been meaning to visit for a while (we did manage one amazing dinner – more on that shortly!) but the breakfasts here proved so magnificent and vast, that any lunch plans quickly went out of the window thanks to our inner Augustus Gloops that just had to keep returning to the fresh waffles, pancakes, the tea bar, the juice bar, and on the Saturday morning the Prosecco bar (well it was our anniversary!).
That time again! They really have the nicest breakfasts here… A photo posted by Emma (@bavariansojourn) on
Much later that day, we also sampled the super friendly, super stylish Isar Bar which also scored highly on my incredibly fussy personal rating system (well it was our anniversary!)!
Sadly we didn’t make it to the spa this visit, but as I am determined to go back to look out over a cloud free Munich skyline (and as far as the Alps reportedly) from the comfort of my incredibly comfy bed. I will take my swimming costume next time, for there will most definitely be a next time.
Peaceful and restorative. Thank you Sofitel.
Sofitel Munich BayerPost
80335 – MUNICH