The hotel is in 7th District of Vienna, a lively creative quarter around half an hour on foot from the city centre.
Vienna is in the heart of Europe, and its international airport is well connected to major cities across the continent; direct flights with British Airways and Easyjet take around two hours from London. Wien International Airport is 23km from the hotel, which takes around half an hour in a taxi.
That central location means it’s easy to cover ground by train, too – Salzburg and Budapest are three hours away, and you can be in Prague or Munich in around five hours. For travel within the city, hop on the tram – the nearest stop is four minutes from the hotel on foot.
Vienna’s public transport is enviably good, so you don’t need a car in the city. If you’re tying your visit into an extended European road trip, you can hire at the airport or at a car rental kiosk in the city centre. Parking at the hotel costs €26 a night, if you can grab a spot.
Worth getting out of bed for
With beds like these, nobody could blame you for having a duvet day…but then you’d never take part in Vienna’s coffee culture, let alone sample breakfast, lunch and dinner in the buzzed-about Mediterranean restaurant, Seven North. After a day of city sightseeing, make your reward a cocktail on the terrace, with views of Vienna’s art quarter and the abstract mural across the street. Hosting a party or private film screening? The hotel's Ateliers and Theatre can help you out.
Beyond the hotel itself, for a flavour of local life head to Naschmarkt (between Karlsplatz and Kettenbrückengasse), where 120 market stalls showcase international street food; on Saturdays, don’t miss the flea market. If you’re looking for a souvenir and a Mozart-shaped rubber duck just won’t cut it, try MAK Design Shop (Stubenring 5) instead, where you’ll find art prints and jewelry along with the kitchen gadgetry. Sous-Bois (Neustiftgasse 33) is a trendy stationery specialist for all things pretty and papery. No trip to Vienna is complete until a schnitzel’s in your stomach. For the very best in veal, head to the legendary Figlmüller (Wollzeile 5) – then follow it up with an impossibly chocolatey Sachertorte from Café Sacher.
Start the day with a breakfast of champions at Ulrich (Sankt-Ulrichs-Platz 1a); the ‘Big Easy’ herb omelette and avocado open sandwich will keep you going and going, while the tabula rasa is a ham-laden platter. If you’re more in the mood for tacos and shakshuka, Erich (Neustiftgasse 27) is an alternative under the same ownership, while Momo (Kirchengasse 35) is the spot for proper Italian pizza. In summer, snag a spot at Palmenhaus (Burggarten 1), a botanical glasshouse that was once the Emperor’s garden hangout; nowadays, it’s the people’s favourite for all-day dining on the terrace. For haute cuisine, you’ll want Steirereck (Am Heumarkt 2A), which mixes ultra-modern design with finely crafted classics – the milk-fed piglet shoulder comes with celery, rhubarb and a nettle dashi. Schelato (Lerchenfelder Str. 34) does organic gelato in bonkers flavours like carrot cake and poppy-seed jam – for more traditional options try La Romana (Stiftgasse 15–17) instead (or as well… go on, you’re on holiday).
The Brickmaker’s Pub & Kitchen (Zieglergasse 42) does heaving plates of salty, succulent American barbecue, so it’s just as well that it has Vienna’s broadest selection of beer to wash it down. Bonus: it’s just a couple of minutes from the hotel.