BEST BEDS

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AF­TER a long flight, treat your­self to a night at the five-star, Hel­mut Jahn-de­signed Ho­tel Kempin­ski. Uber-trendy, this glassy show­piece is in­te­grated into Mu­nich air­port’s ter­mi­nal two so you can wheel your bag right in. If you have only hours to spare, there’s a fab­u­lous day spa where a range of treat­ments is avail­able; a charge of ($37) will pro­vide you with a robe and use of the in­door pool.

In the city proper, Geisel Pri­vatho­tels has three cen­trally lo­cated prop­er­ties, all very dif­fer­ent in char­ac­ter. The Anna Ho­tel is mod­est but con­tem­po­rary and its bou­tique feel is as­sisted by colour­ful dec­o­rat­ing ac­cents, tim­ber floors and sleek sur­faces. Some suites at the Anna stand out, es­pe­cially those with curved, full-length bath­room win­dows. A post­card vista of Mu­nich trans­ports you back in time as you linger in the free-stand­ing tub.

The Anna’s mood con­trasts with the Bavar­ian-style com­fort of the Ho­tel Ex­cel­sior, which is a homely place where staff wear tra­di­tional garb. It pro­vides a good sight­see­ing base, has an ex­cel­lent restau­rant serv­ing var­ied fare, and invit­ing out­door cafes oc­cupy the im­me­di­ate vicin­ity.

Even more up-mar­ket is Ho­tel Konigshof, a mem­ber of the Lead­ing Ho­tels of the World group. Sump­tu­ous tra­di­tional furniture, swagged cur­tains and el­e­gant fin­ish­ing touches such as fresh tulips and bowls of straw­ber­ries glad­den one’s ar­rival. And why go out when its restau­rant bears a Miche­lin star? Leonie Coombes www.kempin­ski-air­port.de www.geisel-pri­vatho­tels.de www.lhw.com

Swags of style: Deluxe room at the Ho­tel Konigshof

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