The Charles Hotel, A Rocco Forte Hotel

Munich, Germany

At a Glance

  • Central location close to the major sights of the city, as well as the train station

  • Contemporary and elegant design hotel

  • Excellent spa facilities including an indoor pool

  • Fine dining and classy cocktails at Sophia's bar and restaurant

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Munich is a year-round destination. The Christmas markets are particularly fun and great for getting into the festive spirit. The city looks particularly beautiful in spring and summer, and some of the best weather for sight-seeing can be had in autumn, when days are generally mild and clear.

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The Charles Hotel is a prestigious and luxurious top end hotel located in the centre of the fascinating city of Munich. Close to Munich's peaceful and charming Old Botanical Garden, it offers the city’s most spacious rooms and longest indoor pool.

The Charles Hotel first opened its doors in 2007 as part of the development of the Lenbach Garden, and is part of the Rocco Forte collection. In fact, the hotel is named after Charles Forte, the father of Sir Rocco Forte and Olga Polizzi. Modern and spacious, the hotel was built on the site of the former University Library of Munich, close to historic Königsplatz and the heart of the city.

The Charles is a stylish, classy choice, with rooms tastefully and careful decorated in muted tones of taupe, moss green and cream. Some rooms offer pretty views of the nearby botanical gardens and many have balconies. Bathrooms are good-sized and limestone-clad.

The hotel is home to the well-known Sophia' s Restaurant, which serves bistro-style meals and drinks during the day, and beautifully prepared dinners by night. Sophia's bar offers classy cocktails in a sophisticated yet laid-back atmosphere.

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The rooms and suites at The Charles and thoughtfully and beautifully designed by Olga Polizzi. The style is contemporary with Bavarian touches that add character and warmth.

Deluxe Room

Each of these rooms has French Balconies that look out across the Old Botanical Gardens and the centre of Munich. Measuring 40sqm there is sufficient space for an extra bed in addition to the king size bed (can also be made into twin beds). It is also possible for these rooms to be connected with another deluxe room or an executive suite.

Junior Suite

The lead in suite category offered by The Charles, the Junior Suite offers more space than the bedrooms (48sqm) and views of the historic buildings of Munich and the Lenbach Gardens. The suite's bed can be configured as a king size or twin and an extra bed added it needed. The Junior Suite offers stylish interiors and a spacious limestone bathroom with heated floor, luxurious bathtub and walk-in shower.

Monforte Royal Suite

Extending over 200 square metres, this suite is the pinnacle of accommodation at The Charles Hotel and offers a plethora of benefits including return limousine transfer from Munich Airport and a packing and unpacking service. Named after Lord Forte's birthplace, its top-floor location benefits from amazing views which can be enjoyed from its private terrace. The interior of the Royal Suite is elegantly decorated with antiques and even a grand piano. An extra bed can be added upon request and for larger parties there is the option to connect with the Presidential 2-bedroom suite.


The Charles boasts a well-appointed spa, with sauna and steam rooms, and a generously sized indoor swimming pool.


Sophia's Restaurant and bar is a charming bistro-style restaurant, serving cocktails, drinks and dinner overlooking the leafy gardens.


  • Munich Christmas Markets

    Munich's best known Christmas Market, which reputedly dates from the 14th century, is held on the Marienplatz in the heart of the city centre each year. There are numerous other smaller markets to visit on the nearby streets and squares.

  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

    Neuschwanstein Castle was built in the late 19th century by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, at vast expense. The style and look of this extravagant castle have made it one of Germany's most popular tourist attractions since it opened to the public in 1886.

Location & directions

Munich, Germany

The Charles Hotel is located on Sophienstrasse, overlooking the Old Botanical Gardens and close to the main railway station. It's very convenient for the museum quarter and the Alte Pinakothek.

How to get there

The Charles Hotel is in the city centre, easily accessible from Munich's international airport.

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