PANDION Boardinghouse - the alternative to a hotel

April 2018

Munich is the stronghold of German film stars, with a number of streets being named after them - for example the Lilli-Palmer-Straße in Munich’s Arnulfpark, after the famous actress Lilli Palmer (1914-1986). According to “Spiegel” magazine, she in particular managed to bring a “touch of the big wide world, of Hollywood” to German films.

A domicile in Lilli-Palmer-Straße 7 in Munich’s Arnulfpark offers a certain international appeal, the PANDION Boardinghouse. Unlike a hotel, this offers comfortably designed apartments for short- and long-term guests. The modern, homely atmosphere is the perfect place to relax and feel good. Guests can chose between three different sized apartments: the categories “Business” with 21 square metres, “Comfort” with 31 square metres and “Superior” with 37 to 40 square metres.

It doesn't matter whether it’s just for few days or a longer stay in Munich, to visit the world’s biggest construction machinery trade fair “Bauma”, the international trade fair for property and development “Expo Real” or the Oktoberfest: the PANDION Boardinghouse in Munich is a genuine alternative to a hotel. In the direct vicinity of the main railway station and city centre, it offers all of the services and comfort you would expect of a hotel – but with an added ambience as well as some cost benefits. “Our house is an attractive temporary home for all kinds of visitors to Munich” explains Marie-Anne Tapper. The native of Swabia has been here since the very start, looking after the guests in the PANDION Boardinghouse as its manager and “good fairy” since it was opened in 2014.

Accordingly, she knows all of the 21 rooms. She happily recites what each apartment has to offer in the way of furnishings: "A fully-equipped kitchen, laundry and cleaning service, microwave, flat-screen satellite TV and WiFi as standard,” says Mrs. Tapper. Guests can also reserve the use of a washing machine and a space in the underground car park as optional extras.

So who stays here? There is not really ONE typical guest in the PANDION Boardinghouse. Tourists from around the world use this clever alternative to a hotel just as much as managers, visitors to trade fairs or workers who are temporarily employed in the “Weltstadt mit Herz” (city with a big heart) .

The accommodation can be booked either directly per mail, via the website or over the phone. “But you will also find us on the common booking portals such as booking.com or Trivago,” says Marie-Anne Tapper. The ratings on these pages speak for themselves: “love to come back”, “great accommodation”, “large room, very friendly staff” are just some of the praise left by guests for the boarding house. What they particularly like is the “very friendly and personal care.”

The costs depend on the event, but are one below those of a 4-star hotel. For example, prices for one night start at just over 100 euros and rise depending on the size of the room and period of occupancy. “What you get for this is a central location and hotel-level comfort, but also a very homely atmosphere,” says Marie-Anne Tapper, taking here leave with a bright and cheerful smile to welcome new guest who have just arrived in reception.