Voting SO!APART-Award | The Popular Big One

The applicants: the popular big one

These houses applied for the SO!APART-Award 2019 and took part also in the online voting for the audience category the popular big one.

This was about your vote! Because you could bring your favourite to the top by voting for it.

The voting period ended on 18 October 2019 at 12 noon. Which house has made it to the very front will only be revealed on 13 November 2019 during the festive awards ceremony at the Felix im Lebendigen Haus am Augustusplatz in Leipzig (Germany).

The great applicants did not make the decision easy. But have a look for yourself - the applicant houses introduce themselves to you individually here:


Adapt Apartments Berlin, apartment

Adapt Apartments Berlin, roof terrace

Adapt Apartments Berlin, studio

Adapt Apartments Berlin, suite

Why do we deserve to win this award?

The hard facts are: Established for 7 years, with 99% repeat recommendations and 70% regular guests. But for the smile on a guest's face when we address him with his name and "welcome back" on his second stay after 1 month, the award should go to the Adapt Apartments.

The Adapt Apartments in Berlin-Adlershof consist of 189 apartments in 6 campus-like buildings. The spacious apartments vary from 35 m² to 80 m² - each with a garden terrace, a balcony or its own roof terrace. In addition, an approx. 80 m² roof terrace in our main building, which is accessible at all times, helps our guests to relax.

Our team consists of people from different fields, such as the real estate industry, cleaning, the hotel industry and career changers. We like to build personal relationships with our guests and also like to laugh together - that's how our guests feel at home.

With the conscious renunciation of uniforms as mandatory in hotels, we want to create a relaxed atmosphere for our guests, give our team the freedom and underline our family philosophy.

By the bookability starting from one night we give guests the possibility to enjoy the comfort of an apartment, which could otherwise not book an apartment with competitors. We also score with the generosity of our apartments. But an important feature that might be considered minor is that each apartment has a garden terrace, a balcony or its own roof terrace. Our guests can enjoy freedom at any time.

The generosity of our apartments, the good price/performance ratio and the personal and familiar atmosphere ensure that our guests become regular guests.


Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend, bar

Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend, studio

Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend, restaurant

Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend, 2-bedroom apartment

Why do we deserve to win this award?

We offer business and long stay guests as well as singles and families a temporary home in a very central location. Our young, motivated and international team offers every guest a personal and cordial service, tailored to his individual needs.

"Home away from home" - this is how our guests should feel during their stay with us.

The brand Adina stands for an authentic local and personal experience that allows our guests to explore the neighbourhood with ease.

From the lobby to the bedroom, we combine classic architecture with contemporary furniture, works of art and warm colours. The spacious and fully equipped apartments, including kitchen and washer-dryer, allow our guests to be independent and feel at home. In fact, we are more of a "home with benefits", as we also have a 24-hour reception, bar and restaurant, room service, conference facilities and a gym on the tenth floor overlooking Frankfurt's skyline. So our guests don't have to do without their daily fitness routine when they travel.

Our team at Adina Frankfurt Westend is a passionate host and we realize quickly what our guests want, whether they are business travellers staying with us on a regular basis, weekend tourists or long-term guests: We take each guest's wishes seriously and are happy to try to make them all possible. Thus we have a high proportion of regular guests who always find their way to us.


Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt, bar

Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt, restaurant

Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt, pool

Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt, 1-bedroom apartment

Why do we deserve to win this award?

Whether business guests, couples or families - we offer them a temporary home in a central location directly in the Speicherstadt of Hamburg. In addition to fully equipped apartments, guests enjoy a very friendly 4-star hotel service, a fitness area with sauna and pool as well as regular in-house events.

The Adina Hamburg Speicherstadt is particularly attractive due to its central location close to the harbour. Located between Hamburg's Old Town and Hafencity, directly at the gateway to Speicherstadt in the former building of the publisher Spiegel, it combines Hamburg history with the modernity of Hafencity. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt, the Elbphilharmonie and the Landungsbrücken as well as other sights, cultural offers and shopping opportunities are within walking distance.
In our house, opened in 2017, we offer our guests 202 spacious studios as well as 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. These are inviting and warm, with a fully equipped kitchen, a washer-dryer and a separate living room. We want our guests to feel at home and at the same time be independent - whether they stay with us for a few days or longer. We offer you a kind of "home with benefits" with 24-hour reception, bar and restaurant, room service, conference facilities as well as a wellness area with fitness, sauna and pool. So guests can decide daily for themselves whether they want to use the services of a 4-star hotel or would like to cook in their apartment. In addition, we regularly organise our own events such as jazz evenings, after-work sounds and delicious BBQs. Our guests love our attentive, courteous way and our dedicated team is available around the clock to answer any questions you may have.


Citadines Arnulfpark Munich, breakfast area

Citadines Arnulfpark Munich, 1-bedroom apartment

Citadines Arnulfpark Munich, lounge

Citadines Arnulfpark Munich, studio

Why do we deserve to win this award?

Our Apart'hotel was completely redesigned in 2018. We have brought the urban green of Munich into our premises, so that our guests not only feel comfortable - like in their own four walls - but also feel part of the Bavarian metropolis ("live like a local").

146 newly designed studios and apartments with up to two bedrooms, a multifunctional co-living area and charging stations for e-cars are only part of the completed "refreshment cure": After a six-month conversion phase in 2018, during which both the room units and the public areas were completely redesigned, we now present ourselves as an attractive Apart'hotel in a new design. Located in Munich's city centre, only ten minutes from the main railway station, our hotel offers maximum privacy and flexibility - for business and leisure travellers alike.
Our guests appreciate the comforts they have also at home, such as our fully equipped kitchen. The tram stop directly in front of the door offers excellent public transport connections. We like to leave our guest with a smile on their faces, for example by giving them a little surprise on their birthday.
Our employees are always ready to help and give helpful tips at any time. A guest is hungry? No problem, the reception will be happy to order something for them from the delivery service.
One of the special features is the coffee and tea station in our lobby, where our guests can help themselves around the clock. Since the modernisation we also offer mobile check-in and check-out, which helps our business travelers to save a lot of time.


Felix Suiten im Lebendigen Haus Leipzig, detail

Felix Suiten im Lebendigen Haus Leipzig, suite S

Felix Suiten im Lebendigen Haus Leipzig, suite M

Felix Suiten im Lebendigen Haus Leipzig, suite XL

Why do we deserve to win this award?

Because the FELIX SUITEN are the most extraordinary second home in Leipzig. As part of the LEBENDIGES HAUS, they offer guests maximum freedom and a surprising variety of offers - from co-working spaces to rooftop parties. And all this right in the heart of the city.

The 322 Felix Suites are part of the LEBENDIGES HAUS, which is located at Leipzig's Augustusplatz, a square in the direct neighbourhood of the concert hall Gewandhaus, opera house and university. The listed former main post office and an adjoining building complex have been completely renovated since 2016 and converted into a mixed-use object. In addition to the Felix Suites, the LEBENDIGES HAUS offers co-working spaces by the market leader Design Office, a John Reed Fitness Studio, a Motel One and shopping facilities at Who´s Perfect or in an EDEKA supermarket. The Felix Club (conference and event location) and two restaurants - the Felix canteen with a roof terrace facing Augustusplatz and the Felix Restaurant complete the house.

The Felix is the central hub: the reception for the Felix Suites is located on the 6th floor above the roofs of Leipzig. This is where the concierge sits, providing advice and assistance to all users of the hotel. What is special for guests at Felix is that the hotel is also frequented by people from Leipzig because it is not a classic hotel, but also offers local space for working, playing sports, shopping and enjoying.

The interior design of the suites and also the art by the Viennese artist sha. make DAS LEBENDIGE HAUS a place of extraordinarily high quality. All offers in the house can be booked via an app, at the same time a personal contact person is available. The Felix Suites are a second home, integrated into an overall urban concept.


Gästeresidenz PelikanViertel, Sherlock’s Baritsu Den

Gästeresidenz PelikanViertel, breakfast buffet

Gästeresidenz PelikanViertel, Green Loft

Gästeresidenz PelikanViertel, Talking Kitchen

Why do we deserve to win this award?

Here I am Man, here dare it to be ... (J. W. von Goethe). In the former factory of fountain pens with its harmonious atmosphere, we surprise our guests with a cheerful friendliness, a refreshing portion of warmth as well as humour, creativity and attention to detail.

We are a budget serviced apartment house with 172 apartments - in the middle of the most beautiful Hanover district - the List. Behind the thick brick walls of our historic house, a former fountain pen factory, we surprise our guests and tenants today with cheerful, relaxed friendliness, a refreshing portion of warmth of heart as well as humour, creativity and attention to detail. It is our ideas, the know-how, the harmonious atmosphere from which a unique microcosm is created with which we "professionals in jeans" exceed the expectations of guests, inspire them and convince them to stay or return. Our apartments are just as original and distinktive, sometimes with ceilings up to 5 metres high, sometimes with stairs and on two levels, sometimes with sloping ceilings - all with parquet flooring, high-quality beds, high-quality bed linen and towelling and movable furniture for individual design wishes true to the motto: live and let live. Since 2017, the breakfast buffet has been completely converted to variations with organic, fair trade and regional products. There is a 24-hour reception, a fitness studio or our Talking Kitchen, where you can get to know new people while cooking together - all these are additional offers that leave economy class behind. We are in a perpetual metamorphosis with our house in order to enthuse guests and employees for us and our services.


JOYN Munich Rose, entrance area

JOYN Munich Rose

JOYN Munich Rose, apartment

JOYN Munich Rose, apartment

Why do we deserve to win this award?

This is what we let our guests answer:
We are "Extraordinary" and "Perfect for a city visit". Our "New and modern apartment house in a good location" impresses with "well thought-out rooms with good lighting". Thanks to our "very good price-performance ratio" we hear again and again "I will come back...".
We thank our guests and say welcome to the JOYN Munich Rose!

Those who come to JOYN usually stay a little longer. That's why we've prepared ourselves with many ideas. Services, community and city experiences: that's JOYN Serviced Living. At JOYN Munich Rose, our guests experience the innovative Serviced Living concept, which specifically invites a new generation of business travellers throughout Europe to stay for a limited period of time. JOYN is a targeted experience brand that thinks and acts beyond the mere offer of space. JOYN sees itself as a relevant offer loaded with positive energy that consistently combines recognisable and outstanding interior design with innovative services, a lively community and excellent access to the respective city. JOYN Serviced Living is thought through by passionate hosts and by hosts who are always full of energy and who understand the lifestyle of our guests just as well as the city in which our guest is currently living. The "generation on the road" has a home. JOYN thus offers the most attractive merit and the most sustainable customer experience in the mid-price segment.


my4walls Serviced Apartments, breakfast area

my4walls Serviced Apartments, public area

my4walls Serviced Apartments, outside area

my4walls Serviced Apartments, apartment

Why do we deserve to win this award?

Through the great commitment of our great employees, we have been able, true to this motto, to transform a structured regional court into a cosy apartment building - in an authentic way - just like your own four walls.

Who came up with the glorious idea of creating an apartment house from a former courthouse?
WE! The my4walls Serviced Apartments. We have created a symbiosis between two opposites that could not be more contradictory.
A historical listed building in the straightforward architectural design of the 60s; with a cosy atmosphere, furnished with great attention to detail. The versatility of a great team aligned with numerous special offers, all supplement the breathtaking view over Hamburg - spread across its 13 floors.

Just as the building is supported on stilts, so are our employees the basis for its success. This is already reflected in the positive guest reviews as well as in the numerous returning guests.

Authentic staff, who all contribute in their own way to the house and its guests. Good humoured colleagues who make the grumpiest morning grouch smile; cool guys who have already tried the latest trend, even though nobody knows it yet.

The change of times is carried out differently in my4walls - from prison to kitchen; in the wild 60s, where once shady figures were held in custody, today our guests can get creative in the open kitchen. In the former courtroom, where criminals perspired in front of the judge, today guests can create their own form of perspiration on the treadmill in the gym flooded with natural light or enjoy themselves in the “living room“ with a game of pool.


PhilsPlace Full-Service Apartments Vienna, exterior view

PhilsPlace Full-Service Apartments Vienna, apartments

PhilsPlace Full-Service Apartments Vienna, executive

PhilsPlace Full-Service Apartments Vienna, superior

Why do we deserve to win this award?

We already proved in the first year (opening July 2018) that even in a non-prime-location, it is possible to inspire and bind guests with a cleverly thought-out "Vertical Village" and a timeless, decent design. According to our vision easy - cosy - cool!

PhilsPlace Full-Service Apartments Vienna opened in July 2018 in a revitalized architectural icon. The architect Karl Schwanzer (e.g. BM building Munich) created a landmark in the early 60s with the striking building at the southern gateway to Vienna. 6847 Real Estate Investors and the Sans Souci Group have created a Vertical Village - Supermarket, Fitness Studio, Vapiano (with breakfast) and the Serviced Apartments - and breathed new life into the former "PHILIPS House". PhilsPlace has a very simple and friendly vision and mission at the same time: easy - cosy - cool. These three slogans are our "guideline" and are reflected in the furnishings and in all our touchpoints with the guest. Our guests can expect a very simple booking process (high degree of digitalisation, also self-check-in), well thought-out - but very simple technology in the apartments, unbelievable views into the green south or over the whole city, quiet anonymity or colourful hustle and bustle in the house - depending on their wishes. In addition, there are cooperations with other tradespeople, such as training for EUR 5 per day in the over 2,000 m2 McFit or room service from Vapiano.


Star Inn Hotel & Suites Premium Heidelberg, by Quality, exterior view

Star Inn Hotel & Suites Premium Heidelberg, by Quality, public area

Star Inn Hotel & Suites Premium Heidelberg, by Quality, suite

Star Inn Hotel & Suites Premium Heidelberg, by Quality, suite

Why do we deserve to win this award?

Opened in 2018, the new house ideally combines the amenities of an upscale apartment building with the services of a well-functioning hotel. The long-stay guest will find perfect facilities and can use all hotel services at the same time.

We offer our guests a high functionality in the equipment and with 40 to 57 square meters per unit a lot of space. The one- or two-bedroom apartments, optionally with their own terrace, are equipped with oversized beds and a 43 inch LED television per room. All important details for a long-term stay, such as a perfectly equipped kitchenette, a separate wardrobe and a safe are available. In the two-bedroom apartments, each bedroom has its own bathroom and toilet, which are always located separately in all units. The apartment building is connected to the hotel but is a separate part of the building with its own entrance. There is a fully equipped laundry and drying room, free e-car charging stations and a bicycle room with rental bicycles. Long-Stay guests are invited to breakfast once a week and get a 20% discount on our 24-hour snack bar. Fresh rolls are brought to the door. The house is located not far from the historic old town, has very good transport connections and many shopping facilities in the immediate vicinity. There are 90 parking spaces in the inner courtyard. A cordial service and the always open ear of our employees for every wish of our guests make every stay something special. The reception is open 24 hours a day. Children up to the age of 12 stay free of charge in their parents' room. The entire house is barrier-free. Dogs are welcome at any time and without surcharge!


STAYERY. Berlin, apartment
(c) STAYERY. Berlin

STAYERY. Berlin, Späti
(c) Philipp Hoffmann

STAYERY. Berlin, coworking
(c) STAYERY. Berlin

STAYERY. Berlin, lounge
(c) Philipp Hoffmann

Why do we deserve to win this award?

Colourful, loud, without snobbery! This is STAYERY. With boutique design, a tech DNA and the spirit of young people, we bring serviced apartments into the next generation. We do pretty much everything differently than usual and offer our guests a stylish and affordable temporary home base.

Dynamic. Stylish. Cool. These are our company, our employees and our corporate philosophy. What makes us stand out? STAYERY is from millennials, for millennials. We live modern design, bring tech to the hospitality industry and give community a big name.

Want a little tour? A digital access leads you through our gates in Berlin, into the reception area. You will be greeted by glowing neon writing and you can check yourself in at our check-in terminal disguised as an ice cream van. To the right you'll find the loft, divided into a co-working and a TV corner, with a design interior, our over-comfortable sofa and retro elements from roller skates to chewing gum machines. To the left it goes straight to your apartment. Cool design, isn't it? With our made-to-measure furniture, we are able to meet the exact needs of our guests, because it is important to us that you feel like at home with us and that you may also delight your Instagram followers. By the way, you were greeted by Anna. Casual in red hoodie and sneakers, she recommended you the spontaneous concert in the bar at Boxhagener Platz. Oh and sorry for the high sound volume. There was a N64 Mario-Cart tournament in the TV corner. Look by, some of your neighbours are still gambling and drinking a beer together. In our loft, everyone comes together, so you're integrated right from the start. A real community.


sylc. Apartmenthotel, detail

sylc. Apartmenthotel, Market Place

sylc. Apartmenthotel, Secondary

sylc. Apartmenthotel, Secondary

Why do we deserve to win this award?

An apartment hotel concept, which is focused on the essentials - our guests and their well-being. The simplify your life campus = sylc. offers our guests everything they need, but without unnecessary ballast. Come by and check it out for yourself!

We live in a time in which the demands and expectations on each individual are becoming ever higher and the pressure is increasing. The simplify your life campus = sylc. has set itself the goal of creating the individual GUIDE TO A GOD LIFE for every guest - everything is possible, but nothing is a must. It is an informal way of being together, whereby nobody is driven to do something which he does not want. Concentrated on the essentials, sylc. is about finding your own centre and slowing down your life. Your four walls, our GOOD LIFE APARTMENTS, offer everyone the space they need. Our self-service restaurant offers you SOUL FOOD without artificial additives and from regional reference. In our LIBRARY BAR you can enjoy a drink in a relaxed atmosphere or just browse through the books and relax. In summer our sylc. GARDEN invites to linger, relax and play. Shopaholics get their kick in our ALMOST-EVERYTHING-SHOP. SHARING IS CARING - therefore you have the possibility to rent bicycles from us or to book one of the carsharing cars in front of our front door. Also electric cars will find the right food with us. The TEAM sylc. consists of a colourful mixture of young people from different nations, who are always at your side with help and advice - so to speak many personal GOOD LIFE MANAGERS. If you would like to MEET or if you are in the mood for a cinema evening, our WORK&STUDY area is ready for all possibilities - nothing is a must.



THE FLAG Oskar M., apartment

THE FLAG Oskar M., apartment

THE FLAG Oskar M., apartment

Why do we deserve to win this award?

I work in Frankfurt for two months. Can you meet all my wishes while I am there? Skyline view? Directly by the river Main? Within walking distance to the city centre? Great restaurants? Large apartment? Fashionable living ambience? 24-hour reception? Parking, laundry service and more? Yes, of course - welcome to our house.

Welcome, or "Gude", as they say in Frankfurt, in Hibbdebach! Our metropolis in miniature. Anyone who has ever seen the Frankfurt skyline - for example, illuminated at night - is certainly just as much in love with it as we are. At THE FLAG Oskar M., in the middle of this beautiful city of the world, we create a second home for every guest. Like to see this skyline from your own balcony? Or to observe the shipping traffic on the river Main? Then stay one night or find your home with us for longer, far away from your real home. From the familial environment to the private free space we make living comfortable. Well, you could say that we are a serviced apartment hotel and have to advertise it that way - but that's where the difference lies! With only 68, but large apartments, we belong to the "small" houses, which makes the ambience here so cosy. Everyone in our team loves Frankfurt as much as their home. And that's what we pass on to all our guests. Whether restaurant recommendations or recipes for your own apartment kitchen, whether directions to the city centre or information about festivals and events, we are happy to help. Enjoyed the city extensively, perhaps drunk one bottle too much and not in the mood for having breakfast on your own the next morning? Or forgot to shop at the supermarket around the corner? Then come and visit us in our kitchen and let's have breakfast together. We, the staff, all like to be the "Muddi" (mum) of THE FLAG and are there for you around the clock.


VISIONAPARTMENTS Frankfurt, exterior view

VISIONAPARTMENTS Frankfurt, apartment

VISIONAPARTMENTS Frankfurt, apartment

VISIONAPARTMENTS Frankfurt, apartment

Why do we deserve to win this award?

The new apartments with their attractive interior design, co-working spaces and gym are perfect for international business travelers: This property is officially rated for the best value in Frankfurt and has the most convenient location (only five minutes walking distance to the main station).

The 130 apartments – available in many sizes from studios to two-bedroom arrangements – are distributed across 7 floors. VISIONAPARTMENTS Frankfurt offers two different living concepts: Aegean Mood, inspired by the lightness of the Mediterranean, and the grey-on-grey concept Cape Town Living with plenty of South African flair. Some flats are handicapped accessible. All units include a fully equipped kitchenette, allowing guests to prepare their own meals. There is also a fully equipped private bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer. The rent includes all service charges, Wi-Fi, digital TV, weekly cleaning and end cleaning. Washing machines and dryers are freely available. Those who prefer not to do their own washing can book laundry service for an additional charge. A modern code system provides for secure access, and guests can park in the underground garage. Additionally, the location offers a small co-working area, where guests as well as external clients can book their office and conference rooms. Also, there is a fitness area free of use for all tenants. According to, VISIONAPARTMENTS Frankfurt has one of the top-rated locations in the city, surrounded by many restaurants and shops. The Central Station, the River Main, the shopping area Zeil and the Museumsufer can be reached on foot in only 5 minutes. rated this property for the best value in Frankfurt! Guests are getting more for their money, compared to other properties in the city.

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