Fodor's Expert Review The Guesthouse

Fuehrichgasse 10-a, Vienna, Vienna, 1010, Austria Fodor's Choice

Smack behind the Albertina and the Staatsoper, this authentically Austrian boutique hotel is an absolutely delightful addition to the Vienna lodging scene, with fabulous views of the heart of the Innere Stadt. The interior design, by Sir Terence Conran, is at once sleek and warm, intimate and airy, and all touches, including the simple but stunning wide-planked unfinished hardwood floors, were created by Austrian craftsmen and -women; photographs adorning the walls of the rooms and corridors are real works by Austrian photographers. Broad windows provide fine views, and bay-window seating is a nice touch. Large soaking tubs are a plus, as is the complimentary minibar. The duplex suite comes with a private rooftop terrace. The café bakes its own pastries and roasts its own coffee and the brasserie serves international fare in a casual setting.

PROS

  • peaceful, invigorating atmosphere
  • staff is top-notch
  • pet-friendly
  • free loan of iPad, loaded with tourist information
  • modern design by Sir Terence Conran
  • mini fridge stocked with full-size bottles of wine included in rate
  • great restaurant and bakery onsite

CONS

  • standard rooms are a tad small
  • no real lobby
  • breakfast is popular here with non-guests, too, so it can be hard to get a table

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01-512–1320

HOTEL DETAILS

39 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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