This Bavarian institution in the city centre has been run by the same family for over 100 years. Palais Keller restaurant in the medieval salt cellar, and its Ritz-esque lobby make it every bit traditional; yet modern traits include the retro- futuristic design of its new breakfast room, and the extensive Blue Spa, which boasts a pool with a retractable glass roof and a rooftop bar. While 350 rooms and suites put it at the palatial end of the scale, the attention to detail, with pull-out flatscreen TVs, walk-in showers and floor-to-ceiling windows, is boutique-minded. Michelin-starred Atelier restaurant, headed by chef Jan Hartwig, is a destination in its own right. The only thing missing is a beer garden, but you won’t have far to go… AA. Doubles from £290.
This article was published on 21st July 2014 so certain details may not be up to date.