As maybe the most luxurious property in all of Munich, you would expect Mandarin to sport an unbelievable fitness center, right? It's not the best, but it's better than its been. Mandarin recently added more space to the facility, along with a sauna and steam room. Other than that, it's the same underwhelming equipment. Fitness First is nearby, but the price is steep (€25). FF has all the typical health club offerings, but no pool, within a five minute walk.
Everything else about this hotel is "over the top" luxury. Crisp yet soft linens, Bang & Olufsen A/V, marble baths and spacious living quarters. The entire hotel houses only 73 rooms, so service is impeccable and available at all guests' whim. During the summer, Mandarin opens its rooftop pool, a unique venue for a romantic or playful dip, but too short for meaningful to/fro lapping.
Joggers: don't let Mandarin's central location fool you into thinking that nearby outdoor run routes are scarce. The English Garden and Hofgarten are very close. Swimmers best bet is enduring the 15-minute subway ride and 10-minute walk to Olympiapark's stellar lap pool.
Mandarin is located next to one of Munich's top tourist stops - the Hofbrauhaus Bar and Restaurant, makes for an easy stumble home after a few mugs of pils.