Centrally located at the beginning of the Mariahilfer Strasse – my favourite, and Vienna's longest, shopping street – the hotel is just across the road from the “MQ” or Museumsquartier; Vienna's largest cultural centre for contemporary art. Both the Museum of Fine Art and the popular Naschmarkt are within easy reach.
Two underground stations are only a short walk away. The hotel entrance can easily be overlooked, it is not directly on the main street but tucked away around the corner.
Pleasant subtle greens, yellows and soft beige colours blend well with soft textile furnishings. Lots of artsy features, designer lamps, contemporary canvasses and your very own espresso machine help to add that special touch. Rooms do vary quite a bit in size, though, and among the thirty available some are much smaller than others. Accommodation is immaculately clean, very pleasantly furnished and has good-sized bathrooms fitted with either tubs or huge showers, and with bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries - this is my kind of place to stay. But do stress whether you want a smoking or non-smoking room when you book.
The red leather sofas in the lobby offer seating from which to admire the artwork. There are a few steps to the lift. One computer is available for use and WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Eating and drinking
An excellent buffet breakfast is included in the room rate and served in a pleasant bistro type café restaurant.
A small, but lovely, private spa (room for two) with sauna, steam room and shower is available free of charge – upon arrival, be sure to reserve your very own couple of hours there.
What I like most is the friendly attentiveness of the staff and the charming way help and advice is given. I have witnessed staff members doing their best to help guests save money.
Who stays there
Business travellers, individual travellers, cosmopolitan travellers and leisure travellers. Very small American and German groups.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Special occasions
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Close to major sights and shops
- Easy access to public transport
- Intimate and charming
- A few steps up to reception
- The public area is small