Nobody expects a 5-star service upon hearing "Holiday Inn Express, yet we felt like we were in one, when we stayed in Holiday Inn Express Munich City West!
Hotel ibis became the top choice in preliminary search. The struggle was whether to pay SGD 20 more for the version of the hotel that is a few blocks closer to the old town (in fact, it was inside the old town).
I chose the latter.
If you are easily bored out by repetitive stuff (i.e. Mozart here and Mozart there), or are short of time, spend time on Makartsteg bridge (just off Mirabel Palace) and soak in the beautiful sight of Salzburg along the riverside.
As one of the brands under Starwood, Aloft had been riding on a rising trend of boutique hotels that provides good service and value. When N booked the hotel for our Munich trip in Dec 2016, I was rather apprehensive that we could find a hotel just over 100 Euros (about SGD 170) per night, [...]
We explored the hometown of Soba, walked through a railway park, and had a lot of fun chasing sheep!