“Calm elegance meets functional, contemporary design in the heart of the Austrian capital”
In the 39 guest rooms, a clean aesthetic and high-end design includes furniture by Austrian manufacturer Wittmann, offset by Wolfang Zac’s edgy urban street photography. Book a Deluxe Room for breathtaking views of the city and cushioned window nooks to sit and gaze. Downstairs, the lively restaurant Brasserie & Bakery spills onto the pavement in the summer, as locals (and their coiffed pooches) watch the world and horse-drawn carriages go by. A fresh, contemporary spin on this romantic imperial city.
- A perfect location in Vienna’s old town
- Bright, spacious rooms that feel more like private apartments
- Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks in your minibar (yep, you read that correctly!)
- Handmade organic soaps by Lederhaas and Molton Brown toiletries
- Imaginative breakfasts and high-end Austrian classics in the hugely popular restaurant
- No pool, gym or spa
- All beds are doubles
- The funky photography is a bit Marmite and won't appeal to everyone
- The area can feel too touristy for some
- Note, rates don't include breakfast
Best time to go
Our top tips
- Boutique Hotel
- Restaurant & bar (open daily)
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Spa Treatments
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
The 39 minimalist and ultra-functional rooms are reminiscent of a cool city apartment. We particularly liked the living room areas, with wooden floors, geometric rugs and Wittmann sofas. The reading chair with pouffe, and the absence of any work desk, made it feel like home, as did the impressively well-stocked bar fridge and espresso machine. All drinks except spirits and sparkling wines are free of charge.
Superior Courtyard Rooms overlook the inner courtyard, while the larger, airier Deluxe Rooms have views towards the Opera House and cushioned nooks nestled in the huge bay windows: perfect to relax in with a coffee and a book from the in-room selection. Top of the tree are the Duplex Suites, stunning split-level rooms looking onto the historic city centre.
Bathrooms are white marble-style affairs with rainforest showers (some have bathtubs, too). All come with bathrobes and fabulous toiletries by Molton Brown and local soap manufacturer Lederhaas.
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea making
- Coffee maker
- Safe box
- Satellite TV
The contemporary in-house restaurant Brasserie & Bakery, with its leather booths and modern hanging lights, serves a delicious selection of Austrian classics (Wiener Schnitzel, dumplings), alongside more exotic dishes such as ceviche of Arctic char, and mozzarella-tomato sausages. Note, menus change seasonally.
Breakfast is served all day and its à la carte menu is equally extensive and impressive: oysters with champagne, truffled scrambled eggs, trout caviar, marinated avocado with hemp seed and cress, homemade granola with dates, quark with fresh herbs... the list goes on. We loved the huge variety of oven-warm breads and pastries from the hotel’s own bakery, and the cakes looked divine.
There's room service 24/7, and the hotel is surrounded by many eateries, bars and coffeehouses that are open until late, so guests are pretty spoilt for choice.
- Children's meals
- Coffee / tea making
- Coffee maker
- Restaurants nearby
- Room service
- For an immediate culture fix, just step outside! Most of Vienna’s historic highlights are a stroll away: the Albertina Museum, Vienna State Opera, Hofburg, St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Spanish Riding School.
- Further afield, don’t miss the giant Ferris wheel in the Prater, the Baroque Belvedere (home to the world's biggest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings), and, of course, the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace
- Have your cake and it eat it, too! Coffeehouses, coffeehouses, and more coffeehouses: no Vienna trip is complete without a full-on sugar-rush indulgence. Palatschinken, Kaiserschmarrn, Germknödel, Buchteln, Sachertorte are the delicious treats to try
- More famous composers have lived here than in any other city, including Mozart, Beethoven and Schönberg. There are hundreds of live musical performances every day, including stunning chamber music in old churches; keep your eyes peeled for signs
- Visit fabulous food markets: Naschmarkt with its countless exotic stalls is hugely popular with locals and visitors. We also loved also the relaxed vibe of small Karmelitermarkt, on a pretty square in Vienna’s former Jewish quarter
- In summer, rent a quirky boat to float down the Old Danube - choose from a 'sofa boat' or 'island boat', and food and drinks can be delivered to you
- Burggarten, one of Vienna's most beautiful parks, is just across the street from the hotel
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Historical sites
- Museums / galleries
- Private guided tours
- Shopping / markets
- Well being
Although the hotel feels best suited to grown-ups, children are welcome and stay for free up to the age of 12. There's a kids menu in the restaurant and food is served all day. Vienna itself is extremely family friendly, see below.
Family friendly accommodation:
All rooms can fit a baby cot, and bigger rooms can fit an extra bed (Deluxe upwards).
- Baby cots
- High chairs
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Kids menu in the restaurant. Food served all day
Kids Activities on site:
- Colouring books and pencils in the restaurant
- Kids books/toys
- Small bathrobes and bespoke kids toiletries
Kids Activities nearby:
- The Vienna Ring Tram ride
- Horse-drawn carriage rides through the city centre
- Themed boat rides for families, with entertainment for kids so parents can enjoy the views of Vienna
- Segway tours around the Ringstraße and through the Old City
- Guided city walks
- Bus tours and hop-on-hop-off tours
- The ZOOM Children's Museum
- The House of Music museum with giant instruments, computers and state-of-the-art electronics. Conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and discover what a baby can hear from its mummy's tummy
- A 1,000-square-metre bouncy castle adventure world
- Monki Park has a high-rope climbing garden and jungle trampoline
Families Should Know:
The hotel is situated in a calm side street regulated as a 'meeting zone, so cars are only allowed to drive at walking speed
- Airport: 21km (Vienna)
- Shops: 0.2km
- Hospital: 2.5km
The Guesthouse is right in Vienna's city centre, behind the Opera on Albertinaplatz in the old town. The closest underground station, Karlsplatz, is a 5-minute walk away.
Fly into Vienna International Airport (21km). The hotel can offer a transfer service, or you can hire a car; it's 25 minutes' drive. The hotel has valet parking.
There are 2 different train routes from the airport to the hotel, both very easy. You will need to transfer onto the metro line and get off at Karlsplatz station, which is a 2-minute walk from the hotel.
Detailed directions will be sent when you book through i-escape.
- Vienna International Airport 21.0 km VIE
- Beach 480.0 km
- Shops 0.2 km
- Restaurant 0.2 km