Fodor's Expert Review Das Triest

Wiedner Hauptstrasse 12, Vienna, Vienna, A-1040, Austria See on Map Fodor's Choice

The building was once a stable for the horses that carried the mailto the northern Italian port city of Trieste. In 1996, it was just a tumbledown. But famed British designer Sir Terence Conran helped turn the space into a top-rated hotel. Still rather blunt and severe on the outside, the interior is light-filled and spacious, with subtle nautical theme throughout to honor the port city, for which the hotel is named.

YOU SHOULD KNOW A new wing is being added. Expect construction noise weekdays between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


The rooms are in calming beiges, yellows and browns, with dashes of bold accents. Sofas handcrafted in Austria are in the larger suites -- many of which have a private terrace, or even garden.


Classic and elegant, with both tubs and showers. Products are by Molton Brown.

Ask staff for non allergenic bath and bed linens

Front Desk
Photo: Front Desk


There are cozy alcoves and niches to sit in. At the back end are the French doors that open to the courtyard.

Front Desk
Photo: Front Desk


No frills, but functional, with a sauna and solarium.

Gourmet Restaurant COLLIO
Photo: Gourmet Restaurant COLLIO


Collio, named for a wine-growing region in Italy, is a top-rated Italian restaurant. In warm weather, you can enjoy your meal in the garden, surrounded by olive trees.

Gourmet Restaurant COLLIO
Photo: Gourmet Restaurant COLLIO


Stop in at Silver Bar for an aperitif before dinner, or a glass of champagne afterward.


Getting Around

A parking garage is available via the hotel. You can rent a bike from the hotel, or get around on foot and Ubahn -- the station is a five-minute walk.


If you’ve had enough goulash, head to Santos Wieden Mexican Grill and Bar (3-minute walk), which boasts modern decor in a lively setting. Enjoy great pho at Bep Viet (2-minute), though you might need to make a reservation. Zweitbester (6-minute walk) offers a hip, relaxed atmosphere, and if you’re hankering for a burger, go no farther.


If Dogs Run Free (10-minute walk) is good spot for cocktails, and one of the few smoke-free bars in the city. Cortez (11-minute walk) is a casual spot for a drink. Sit outside in summer and watch the goings-on at the Naschmarkt across the street. For arguably the best beer bar in Vienna, head to Craftmühle (5-minute walk).


The hotel is located in the heart of the lively Freihaus District, which makes it close to the city's most celebrated international market, Naschmarkt, the MuseumsQuartier and the shopping district (Mariahilferstrasse). And though it is a mile away, you can see the tiled roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral from the front steps.




Phones: 01-589–180

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