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Nestled in a prime location off Albertinaplatz, what was once a basic youth hostel is now the Guest House: a magnificent luxury hotel whose interiors have been impeccably designed by the renowned Sir Terence Conran.
The Guest House rooms were not conceived as hotel rooms, but rather as relaxed living spaces. In line with this, the largely open-plan rooms boast luxurious furnishings, a comfy lounge area and cosy window seats inviting you to curl up with a book and watch the world go by below.
What's more, with the State Opera, Albertina Museum and Saint Stephen’s Cathedral all on your doorstep - you couldn't be better placed to explore.
The Guest House boasts both a brasserie and a bakery. The breakfast here is especially good, with delicious oyster dishes (on weekends only) and cooked options. On top of this, throughout the day, the on-site bakery serves up an array of delicious bread and pastries baked in the wood-fired oven.
For lunch and dinner, Head Chef Markus Leitner serves up a range of traditional dishes with modern twists. For the full Viennese experience, order the classics, such as the veal wiener schnitzel and sacher sausage.
The rooms at the Guest House are uniquely and impeccably designed, with many having the feel of a private apartment. Some offer views over the historic city centre, the opera and Albertina whilst others overlook the courtyard. The glass-fronted bathrooms are no less luxurious - expect Molton Brown toiletries, rainforest showers, and handmade soap produced exclusively for the hotel by local brand Lederhaas.
The Albertina Museum is right next door to the Guest House and offers an extensive collection of art by world renowned artists, from Da Vinci and Michelangelo to Rembrandt to name but a few.
Alternatively, for some great views, go on the Wiener Riesenrad – the giant Ferris wheel which sits at the entrance of the Prater amusement park. The historic Wiener Riesenrad was completed in 1897 to celebrate the golden jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I, and has featured in many films, most notably The Third Man.
For something more literary, visit the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek – the Austrian National Library, which is just around the corner. Finished in 1726, this stunning building, is home to collection of over 2.5 million books – the biggest in the country. Wander around, admiring the spectacular architecture, spot the four magnificent Venetian globes and watch out for library workers magically disappearing into the building's secret passages.
How to get there
Karlsplatz metro station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel (700m)
Vienna Central railway Station is a 40-minute walk from the hotel (3km)
Vienna airport is a 25-minute drive from the hotel (21km)