Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

Munich's modern hotel in a historic setting
Built between 1896 and 1900, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost radiates a wonderful grandness. It was not, however, built as a hotel; rather, it was purposely designed as the impressive Royal Bavarian Main Post Office.

Around 90 years later, in 1993, it ceased to be a post office and its future was an open question. That is until Accor swooped in and opened it as a new addition to its luxury hotel chain in 2004.

Its exterior is covered by a preservation order, which provides a fascinating contrast to the modernized and transformed interior. The result is an elegant, modern hotel in a historic setting, featuring 339 rooms and 57 suites, and within a minute of Munich’s main station.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The original façade continues to be an impressive reminder of Italian High Renaissance style from a late 19th-century perspective, in this case clad with sandstone.
  • While architects retained the west, east and south façades, the northern structure is a new and modern multi-story addition. The interior features glass and chromes, striking colors and shades that all provide this traditional building a stylish, contemporary interior.
  • This modern ethos is mirrored throughout the Munich hotel, in the rooms and suites, the large spa area, lobby, bar, restaurant and numerous event and meeting rooms.
  • Look out for the art dotted around the hotel, and particularly for the regularly changing art exhibitions in the lobby area.
  • The most impressive of the 57 design-centric suites is the Magnificent Apartment, which covers more than 1,880 square feet, the largest the luxury hotel offers. It comes with a kitchenette, dressing room, a media wall, two balconies, and Jacuzzi and steam bath.
Things to Know
  • The original post office was strategically positioned right next to the main station to take advantage of efficient transportation services and today this translates into a hotel that is incomparably accessible. It’s about 40 to 50 minutes on the S-Bahn from the Munich Airport.
  • The grotto-like swimming pool in the spa is a beauty as it twists and turns around dark walls covered in mosaic tiles.
The Rooms
  • All rooms are stylishly designed with modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Bose Wave sound devices for music streaming from smartphones and tablets. Nespresso coffee machines are par for the course throughout.
  • Designs vary, and rooms and suites have been renovated since the hotel opened in 2004. Sophisticated leather, chromes and woods are the décor features here.
  • Accommodations all feature bathrooms with natural stone, modern showers and/or baths and Diptyque body products.
The Restaurant
  • Délice La Brasserie serves haute fare by chef de cuisine Tom Tschierschke, who uses fresh and local products and merges them with French cooking techniques.
  • A delicate yet sophisticated menu at Délice La Brasserie offers a wide variety of light, innovative and vegan-friendly dishes. Try the Bayon ham from the Berkel slicer.

  • Two acclaimed cocktail makers light up the Isarbar (Isar, the name of Munich’s river), and their creations are particularly enjoyable in warmer months when taken on the outdoor terrace.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
Bayerstraße 12, 80335 Munich, Germany
MUC (30-40 min)  
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