Your bed linen will be changed regularly. Do you wish a daily change, please do inform us.
Bicycle can be lent at the reception desk. Please reserve the bicycle in advance.
Breakfast is served from monday to friday from 6:30 am till 10:30 am and from saturday to sunday from 07:00 am till 10:30 am in our breakfast restaurant “Salon Schachteleis” on the ground floor. In good weather we also prepare the terrace for breakfast.
The reception staff is happy to call a cap for you.
At the reception we do have charger in store to borrow.
Check-out time is until 11 am. Late check-out can be arranged for an additional fee at the reception (subject to availability).
Children are very welcome at the hotel. Until the age of 3 years they will stay for free in the bed of the parents. A reservation in advance is required.
By feet you reach the pedestrian zone in 15 minutes. A free city map you can get at the reception.
Conference / Meeting
Our meeting-room „Eis Stüberl” (17m²) is available for 8 people. We are delighted to provide you with more information at the reception desk.
We do accept Euro/Mastercard, American Express, Visa and Debit Card.
Do not disturb
Please hang out the red card on the door handle if you don’t want to be disturbed or don’t want service.
We provide you with addresses and phone numbers at the reception desk.
We are happy to provide you with an additional duvet.
We are happy to provide you with a crib for an additional charge of 5,00 € per night. In our breakfast restaurant “Salon Schachteleis” we do have high chairs available.
Information about the city, the area, leisure activities, public transport etc. you will get at the reception desk.
Ironing Board / Ironing
An ironing and ironing board can be brought up to your room.
We would like to know if you are unhappy with anything about the hotel. Please get in touch with us at the reception.
At the reception desk we are happy to show you the best ways on a map.
You may pass you laundry to our reception team. You find a laundry bag in you room. A form to fill out are available at the reception desk. The laundry service is possible at a total amount of 35 €.
Lost and found
Should you find lost items, please bring it to the reception desk. If you miss something please get in touch with the reception team.
With the Coast Collection Member Card you benefit with every night stay which was booked directly with us via telephone or email. You will receive a loyalty point for every 10,00 € spent. You can exchange your points into amazing bonuses. For any questions, do contact our reception team.
We are happy to store your bags in our luggage room. If you need luggage service please inform us, we are happy to help.
For your minibar in the room you can buy minibar-packages. You find the selection on the last pages of this folder or at the reception desk. A maxibar with snacks and beverages is located on the ground floor.
German newspapers and magazines are available via the QR-Code on the display in your room.
Our parking spaces are in the underground parking. You can reserve a parking slot at the reception.
Pets are allowed in the rooms with a notification of the bring along. A reservation in advance is required.
Dogs are not allowed in our breakfast area. You may take your dog with you to the foyer.
Liebig-Apotheke im Lehel
The „Liebig-Apotheke im Lehel“ is the closest pharmacy in the street “Liebigstraße 5”
If you wish slippers we are holding them in store at reception.
We are a non-smoking hotel. Any kind of smoking inside the hotel is forbidden. If you smoke in the room we will charge a fee of 200,00 €. Should the fire alarm go off due to smoking, the cost of the fire brigade will be invoiced.
You reach the central station via the underground/subway U4 or U5 in 10 minutes.
Your towels will be changed regularly. Do you wish a daily change, please do inform us or place the towels on the floor.
If you need assistance with planning trips, we are happy to help you at the reception desk or you may call the tourist information.
You can borrow or buy an umbrella at the reception.
We are happy to create an individual voucher according to your wishes and budget. The reception team is happy to assist you.
The vouchers are available at the reception and in our voucher shop.
Wifi is available in the whole hotel complimentary. Simply connect with your device to the network “Unsöld Gast” and follow the connection steps on the display.
It has been in the family since Felix Unsöld founded a factory for ice making on the property on the Stadtmühlbach in 1891. The factory and its ice rink have long since been demolished and the stream built over, and a hotel has stood on the site since 1970. But the industrial era is still present in the family today and has inspired Felix Unsöld's great-granddaughters Sonja Unsöld and Susanna Lechner to completely renovate the hotel.
They decided to work out the room concept themselves. A spatial concept that stands out from conventional marketing storytelling – after all, no story had to be invented, the location already had a great one. One question kept the sisters occupied: “How do we show a history that is no longer visible?” Which colours, materials, shapes do justice to the place? What is the best way for guests to experience the special nature of the location?
More than just a marketing story: Historytelling
The newly opened hotel now provides answers to this question at every turn. The implementation of the concept is coherent down to the last detail. Even from the outside, the façade design with rough corten steel pays tribute to the industrial history of the site. Blue and green tones emphasise the proximity to the water, and again and again there are echoes of ice bars and cubes.
To realise their basic idea so effectively, the sisters relied on a small, hand-picked team of creative and operational experts. “For them, the project was not just a job,” Sonja Unsöld emphasises, “they put their heart and soul into it.” The architect Dankwart von Scotti, for example, set the highest quality standards, represented the owners, and took over project supervision. A task for which he was constantly on site. As the central contact person, he was closely involved in the interaction between the general contractor, Brumann Inneneinrichtungs GmbH, and the structural and interior architects as well as the individual project designers and he also had to supervise the directly commissioned individual trade groups. A complex project structure with many involved. But in the end, the aim was not to make the renovation as easy as possible, but as good as possible. According to Susanna Lechner, this also included “relying on proven companies”.
The creative direction was in the hands of Hanna Raissle, specialist in hotel and restaurant design and author of numerous specialist books on the subject. She impressed the sisters not only with her competence, but above all with how carefully she listened to them, empathised with their vision and implemented it with concrete ideas – right down to the fine-tuning of the guest rooms and the interior selection of the public area.
Finally, the experienced master electrician Horst Volling rounded out the team. He has been looking after the building since 1997, knows every detail of it and was an important contact person for the contractors on site.
History can be this new
For all its attention to history, the hotel is ultra-modern. In terms of energy, the building was renovated according to the strict KfW70 efficiency building standard, so that the building now meets the standards of that of a new building. It consumes at least 30 percent less primary energy than the Energy Saving Ordinance currently prescribes for the renovation of existing buildings. This is made possible by a new heating and ventilation system with heat recovery, new windows and an elaborate insulation concept for the building shell, including the ceiling of the underground car park. In addition, there is a completely new electrical installation and LED lighting technology. For energy reasons, the building does not have air conditioning except on the 5th floor; instead, an intelligent shading system ensures pleasant temperatures.
But of course the main aim of the refurbishment is not to meet technical specifications and modern electronic requirements, but above all to meet the demands of national and international guests. They now find a relaxed ambience in which every detail follows the design idea of telling the story of Unsöld's Factory Hotel.
In the entrance area, the theme of “water” catches the eye, in the form of an impressive installation by Berlin artist Claudia von Funcke. There, around 4,000 differently cut glasses now hang as a “fluid wall” next to the deconstructed parts of a classicist cabinet, an heirloom that stood in the hotel's foyer since 1970. From a distance, the floor-to-ceiling installation looks like an optical waterfall; up close, the play of different perspectives and distortions of perception is astonishing. They also illustrate: just as diverse as the view of the city of Munich is, so too are the ideas that each guest brings with them.
Highlights on the ground floor
On the ground floor, guests will now find a hotel bar for the first time. The idea for the bar and reception front, a spectacular one-off, also comes from Claudia von Funcke. Industrial glass profiles, metal folded like an iceberg and variable LED lighting look like ice bars – and at the same time like a topical commentary on melting glaciers. There is also real ice. Integrated into the historic photo of an ice delivery van by Felix Unsöld is an ice cube dispenser that every visitor can help themselves to.
Breakfast is served in the traditional way at a buffet, which is topped by a surfboard donated by Sonja Unsöld from her collection. Because this is also part of the hotel's history: the Stadtmühlbach stream under the property feeds the surfer wave on the Eisbach only 250 metres away.
Ideas like these make it tangible how carefully the renovation was planned and executed. Not only the responsible team of experts accompanied the work, but also the building owners themselves. They realised their design concept consistently – and ensured that this was not done at the expense of comfort. In the ground-floor toilets, for example, they had the finest handmade Florentine tiles set in the green-blue hue typical of the hotel, and had a second lavatory completed just for ladies, which was not required by law and was complicated to fit in.
Ingredients: Wood, steel, leather and heart
The sisters also needed perseverance to realise their ideas on furniture: they wanted to recycle the existing solid wood furniture made of South Tyrolean alder wood. “Sustainability is important to us, even though it is often common in the hotel industry to replace everything after eight to ten years,” says Sonja Unsöld. Finally, they found a passionate artisan nearby, at the Ammersee: Claudia Rinneberg specialises in combining second-hand wood and black steel to create individual factory-style furniture. She made desks and trestles in the guest rooms and suites from the old hotel furniture.
In addition to wood and steel, it is mainly leather that determines the materiality of the furnishings, both in the rooms and in the public areas. Wherever possible, old materials were retained: the terrazzo tiles and the handrail in the staircase, the Verde Alpi marble in the exterior and entrance areas, the textured ceiling in the lobby, which only received a new coat of paint. Even furniture that could not be recycled was kept and donated to a youth centre in Chemnitz.
New corporate colours and brand new art on the building
The materials themselves also determine some of the colours: Brown (leather and wood) and black (steel, ceilings and industrial lamps) are present in many shades. But the actual colour concept comes from the water: relaxing petrol and blue-green tones are omnipresent. They also characterise the inner courtyard, which was redesigned by landscape architect Herman Salm. Where cars used to park, there is now a pleasant open-air space complete with a 30-square-metre terrace – another highlight of the renovation. The awning and furniture remind us that we are basically sitting on the banks of the Stadtmühlbach, even though it flows underground through the courtyard.
Its course is symbolically marked in shades of blue: the paving stones in the area are glazed in colour.
Even the urban transformer housing in the courtyard is included in the hotel design. Instead of a grey block, guests can now see urban art work by artist C100 Christian Hundertmark from the terrace – a modern graphic interpretation of cube shapes that fits coherently into the overall concept. Two more of these can be found in the stairwell and at the exit of the underground car park. There, the 20-metre-long, wall-filling artwork also highlights another special feature of Unsöld's Factory Hotel: it is the only hotel in Lehel-Mitte that has an underground car park.
It was also Christian Hundertmark's Studio C100 that designed the hotel's new logo. It also shows ice in cube form and picks up the hotel colours turquoise, petrol and black.
All ventures of the COAST COLLECTION are run by brothers Andreas and Christian von Oven. The family has been in the restaurant and hotel business for generations. The quality promise remains just as it has done for well over 100 years – since 1908. The COAST COLLECTION forms one cooperative brand, with companies from various specialist areas joining forces with it. The brand stands for robustness with the pursuit of maximum perfection. Excellent quality is our conviction and forms the top priority of the COAST COLLECTION. The mission statement that sustains us is based on our "Moin" welcome spirit, reflecting the fact that all our guests are welcome with us at any time. Our goal is to express a common characteristic: to bring our Nordic flair with its maritime accents home to each guest, whether they come from northern or southern Germany.
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