Review: Michel Hotel Landshut, Bavaria, Germany

In this review we will stay at the Michel Hotel in Landshut, a city in the German state of Bavaria.

Landshut hotel

Although Landshut is one of Bavaria’s prettiest cities and is home to some important industries, there weren’t too many exciting accommodation options to choose from.

In the end I settled for the Michel Hotel Landshut, which had a good rate for 62 euro for a standard single room with breakfast included. Although the hotel did look rather dated on the pictures, it had decent ratings and an excellent riverside location right at the entrance of the old town centre.

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Michel Hotel Landshut. ©Paliparan
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When I arrived at the hotel it was already dark. ©Paliparan

Check-in

The reception area of the Michel Hotel Landshut is rather unglamorous and looked a bit sterile. It was almost 9pm by the time I arrived, which fortunately meant there were no queues at the reception desk.

A friendly receptionist had my booking looked up in seconds and some moments later I had the key card to my room in hand. The walk to my second floor room was fairly long. With 147 rooms, the Michel Hotel Landshut isn’t exactly small and is one of Landshut’s biggest hotels.

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The reception area of the Michel Hotel Landshut. ©Paliparan
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Michel Hotel Landshut reception desk. ©Paliparan
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Walking through the long corridors of the Michel Hotel Landshut. ©Paliparan

Standard room

My standard room was exactly what I expected it to be: rather dated. The interior oozed 1990s ‘charm’ and is certainly not something to get excited about. There was also quite a bit of wear and tear. I really felt it could do with a major revamp.

When looking past the outdated design, the room wasn’t actually that bad at all. It was certainly spacious and most importantly perfectly clean. There was plenty of storage space, a work desk and even a seating corner.

The bed was soft and comfortable too and in the end I managed to have a good night of sleep.

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My standard single room at the Michel Hotel Landshut. ©Paliparan
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My standard single room at the Michel Hotel Landshut. ©Paliparan
closet room
There is a large closet in the room hallway. ©Paliparan
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The room has a small desk. ©Paliparan
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Seating corner in my room. ©Paliparan
room view
The view from my room was not much to write home about. ©Paliparan

Room facilities

The room had a satellite TV but did not have air-conditioning or a fridge. WiFi internet was reliable and fast and power sockets in the room were plentiful, including right next to the bed above the nightstands.

There was also a water kettle and some tea bags and instant coffee in the cupboard.

Upon entering the room I found a strange-looking black sacket with the hotel logo imprinted on it on my bed, which turned out to contain Haribo gummy bears. I thought it was a nice touch!

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The room had tea and coffee making facilities. ©Paliparan
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A small sack of Haribo gummy bears was put on the bed as welcome gift. ©Paliparan

Bathroom

Although I didn’t know it was possible, the bathroom did perhaps look even more dated than the room itself with its old-fashioned tile floors and tile walls. On the plus side, it was also spotlessly clean and had the usual toiletries and a hairdryer.

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Hotel bathroom. ©Paliparan

Hotel breakfast

Breakfast was included in my room rate and was served in an orangery overlooking the River Isar. Breakfast is buffet style and I thought the choice was quite good.

There are plenty of breads and pastries, cold cuts, fruit preserves, cereals and yoghurts as well as hot options such as eggs, bacon and sausages.

It was not a large buffet spread nor the best ever quality, but the breakfast certainly met my expectations.

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The breakfast area of the hotel. ©Paliparan
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The breakfast area of the hotel. ©Paliparan
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Next to the breakfast room was also a small hotel bar. ©Paliparan
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Breakfast buffet at the Michel Hotel Landshut. ©Paliparan
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Breakfast buffet at the Michel Hotel Landshut. ©Paliparan
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Breakfast buffet. ©Paliparan
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Breakfast buffet. ©Paliparan
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Breakfast buffet. ©Paliparan
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Tea selection. ©Paliparan
coffee machine
The coffee machine made a decent brew. ©Paliparan
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Juice machines. ©Paliparan
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A hearty “German” breakfast of eggs and sausages. ©Paliparan

In short

The Michel Hotel Landshut is best described as a giant throwback to the 1990s. The hotel certainly has a very dated interior which not only shows in the room and bathroom itself, but also in the public spaces such as the hotel bar and breakfast room. I felt it could certainly do with a major renovation!

That said, I did have a pleasant stay at the hotel. The room was clean, I slept well, my interactions with the staff were all pleasant and the breakfast buffet was decent.

I wouldn’t mind to stay again at the Michel Hotel Landshut on a next visit to this charming Bavarian town, although I would certainly be open for alternatives as well.

Trip report index

This article is part of the ‘An Adriatic Adventure: Off-Season Travel to Dubrovnik, Montenegro and a Bit of Bavaria‘ trip report, which consists of the following chapters:

1. Review: MasterCard Business Lounge Bucharest Otopeni Airport
2. Review: Aegean Airlines Economy Class Bucharest to Athens (Airbus A320)
3. Review: Aegean Business Lounge Athens Airport Hall A (Non-Schengen)
4. Review: Olympic Air Economy Class Athens to Dubrovnik (Bombardier Dash 8-400)
5. Review: Apartments Festa, Old Town of Dubrovnik
6. A Dubrovnik Winter Trip: Off-Season Travel Away from the Tourist Crowds
7. Review: Dubrovnik (Croatia) to Kotor (Montenegro) by Bus
8. Review: Palazzo Drusko Deluxe Rooms, Kotor, Montenegro
9. Kotor, Montenegro: Old Town Charm in Europe’s Most Spectacular Scenery
10. Cetinje – The Old Royal Capital of Montenegro
11. Review: Ramada by Wyndham Podgorica, Montenegro
12. Podgorica: Is the Capital of Montenegro Worth a Visit?
13. Review: Wizz Air (Airbus A320) Podgorica to Memmingen
14. Memmingen: More Than Just a Low-Cost Airport Close to Munich
15. The Bavaria Ticket: Unlimited Train Travel Across the German State of Bayern
16. Review: Michel Hotel Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (current chapter)
17. Landshut: Bavaria Off The Beaten Track
18. Review: Air France/KLM Lounge Munich Airport

** rest of the chapters to follow soon **

Koen

Koen

Koen works as a freelance journalist covering south-eastern Europe and is the founding father and editor-in-chief of Paliparan. As a contributor to some major Fleet Street newspapers and some lesser known publications in the Balkans, he travels thousands of miles each year for work as well as on his personal holidays. Whether it is horse riding in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan mountains, exploring the backstreets of Bogotá, or sipping a glass of moschofilero in a Greek beachside taverna, Koen loves to immerse himself into the local culture, explore new places and eat and drink himself around the world.

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