Tucked away, near the city’s towering landmark St. Stephen’s Cathedral, it’s only a short walk from the nearby tube station Stephansplatz (U1, U3) to the very quiet street. The Innere Stadt is Vienna's most historic district, abounding in baroque churches, medieval treasures and roman ruins. Although the busiest streets are just a few minutes away, this area remains a peaceful oasis.
I love the way every guest’s personal welcome is chalked up on the board outside each room. The 25 air conditioned, clean-lined rooms come in three sizes and some are really huge. All the ceilings are high, floors are polished wood and the colour scheme is white, beige, light orange and warm browns throughout, with natural wood highlighted walls and soundproof windows. Rooms have extra large beds, bathrooms with bathtubs or showers that are either hidden behind doors or that stand wickedly proud. WiFi is free of charge in all of the rooms.
The vibrant coloured and spacious lobby has a piano, a cosy fire, well-stocked library and a computer terminal available. There's an outdoor terrace garden for sunny days and a games room providing a fun area for rainy ones. A small, eight-seater cinema allows old-time movie buffs private viewings of Austrian films, eg the classic spy thriller from the late 40's The Third Man - definitely part of the pleasure is the fresh popcorn to take in with you.
Eating and drinking
The multifarious owner, a creative chef by profession, makes a point of offering only the very best in his hotel, therefore the organic breakfast spread is an enjoyable feast including a delicious daily “gourmet special” treat. For an unforgettable lunch or dinner I can personally recommend eating out at “Hollmann’s Salon”, just around the corner in a quiet and scenic courtyard. See my “Restaurant recommendations”.
A small spa includes a treadmill and sauna.
Excellent service and friendly too.
Who stays there
Business travellers, honeymooning couples, leisure travellers and singles.
Depending on availability and time of year there are special packages to be had.
- Business travellers
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Great location
- Quiet area
- On the second floor of the building
- Easily overlooked