Wednesday 24 March 2010

H'Otello, Hohenzollernstraße, Munich

An inconspicuous, boutique hotel in a fashionable area of Munich, H'Otello is smart, cool and modern with quite large and quite quiet rooms. The minimalist decor is largely white, but flowers provide an odd splash of colour. At the front, the rooms have desks, beneath the good-sized windows, where you can plug your laptop into an Ethernet cable for Internet access, and gaze down on to the retail thoroughfare of Hohenzollernstraße. The only flaw is the rather skimpy duvet and the odd-shaped pillows - one too large and fat, the other too small and skinny. During the week, you can get one of these rooms for a reasonable 114 euros a night.

That rate includes a buffet breakfast, served in the basement, featuring a selection of good quality speciality breads, cheeses, cold meats, fruit salads, muesli and other appetising morsels. There is also an array of hot food, such as scrambled eggs, fried eggs, boiled eggs, bacon and sausages. You can choose from half-a-dozen styles of coffee, such as latte macchiato and a cappuccino, and half-a-dozen teas, including peppermint and green tea. The tables are set with decent cutlery, napkins and crockery. All-in-all, H'Otello is a well-run establishment, with a good-eye-for-detail, in a nice neighbourhood. 7/10