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Germans may have a reputation for being buttoned-down types, but you’d never know it when visiting the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost’s hedonistic pool in their luxurious onsite spa. It is dark, inviting, and intimate.
Once you enter the wonderfully warm water, duck under the low-ceilinged overhang to your right to head into the main pool – a waterfall-filled spring with plenty of nooks and crannies for you to find your own private corner. Windows at eye-level give you a wee voyeuristic peek at the comings-and-goings of people in the sleek hotel lobby.
Now sneak back under and follow the curving, snakelike, dimly-lit tiled path to the next open space. You feel a sense of tingling anticipation as to what’s around the next corner. We felt like kids in an R-rated Disneyworld. And then, you feel it: Large whirlpool jets rushing directly up from the floor. It’s oh-so-tantalizingly risqué.
This was taken at the The Le Meridien Hotel in Munich and it caught our eye because the room looks quite pretty and modern, not really what we expect from the Le Meridien brand. Yes, the brand's been trying to upgrade its look (how about all that pink at Le Meridien Dallas?) but rooms like this still take us by surprise.
Even better, this photos looks so close to what you see in the room photo on the hotel's website. We approve! Or in our Flickr's members words, this place is a "swank ass hotel."
The hotel is located right across from the city's main train station, the Hauptbahnhof and rooms are currently going for 131 Euros a night.
The Oyster suite. 100 percent hot
Munich isn’t the first place when we think of sexy hotels, but we started to reevaluate that when some pictures of the new suites at the Sofitel Bayerpost there popped into our inbox. Turns out it’s not all lederhosen, white blouses and buxom wenches down there – and the hotel has just gone through a two and a half year renovation to prove it.
The hotel has just unveiled its ten new big suites and they’re pretty jaw-dropping. And not even for Munich – these would be up there with the funkiest looking stuff we’ve seen in ages.
Take the Oyster Suite (or technically, suite-apartment), above – designed to be “a protective shell for the traveler”.