Earlier this month, we took some time out and spent a few days in Vienna.
We already shared some of the details of our trip last week (you can read about it here) and one thing we got asked about a lot was the fantastic hotel we stayed in.
We’ve been lucky enough to stay in some pretty special hotels over the last few years but it’s very rare to come across one that’s as playful and quirky as this one.
The hotel we stayed in, is the 25hours hotel in the Museums quarter of Vienna.
We’re already fans of the 25hours hotel in Berlin, so we were keen on visiting the 25hours hotel in Vienna (there a quite few in Europe and they seem to be rapidly expanding), too.
And, it really didn’t disappoint.
From the outside, the signs over the entry and bike stands (you can hire bikes for free) give you a hint of what lies within. As soon as you enter the hotel you feel like you’ve entered a different world, a world which is fun, laid back and in total contrast to the otherwise very formal feeling Vienna.
There’s a photo booth, pinball machine, a see-saw table (that Jan kept trying to balance out with some magazines) and so much more.
It has such attention to detail and so many fun elements!
As you’d expect, the rooms are fabulous, too.
The attention to detail is is what really makes the hotel feel special. The 25hours hotel Vienna is definitely in a category of its own in terms of personality, style and fun.
There are clowns everywhere (which is way less scary than it sounds – even for someone that watched “IT” age 8!) and there are so many loving details that it’s impossible to mention them all.
From the artwork on the walls to the little accessories dotted around the room. I mean, seriously, have you ever seen a TV stand quite like it?!
We stayed in one of the lower category rooms (the rest were already fully booked when we tried to book ours but that was fine because we’re usually stingy anyway!) which are already fab.
Jan loved the bathroom set up as the shower was literally part of the room – don’t worry, I’m not going into too much detail! It was an interesting experience showering while looking into the bedroom… fun, but possibly a bit uncomfortable if you’re not a couple! (there are, of course, rooms with different layouts, too).
We did get to peek into some of the other rooms including one of the panoramic suites. A lot of the rooms have fantastic views over Vienna and some of them even have baths on the balconies!
There are so many fun details and surprises and at every corner of the hotel felt like there was something new to discover.
One of the tips we received for our trip to Vienna was to visit the rooftop bar at the 25hours hotel Vienna and no wonder. It’s called Der Dachboden (which translates to attic or loft) and, as well as a fabulous view over the city, it has the most delicious cocktails. Let’s just say that we visited the bar on more than just one of the nights we stayed there!
And, aren’t the copper counters the most fabulous thing you’ve ever seen?
As well as the drinking a few too many fabulous cocktails in the rooftop bar, we also indulged in the amazing breakfast and had a meal at the 1500 Foodmakers restaurant.
Needless to say, everything was truly delicious, and I’m craving a Kipferlkoch (a delicious breakfast treat which is similar to a bread and butter pudding) even just thinking about it!
We didn’t get to try the mermaid spa area (we may have spent a bit too much time enjoying the fabulous sunny weather in the Vienna beer gardens) but I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures as the space was just too pretty to resist.
We’ve only shared a fraction of the fab hotel and it’s definitely the place to stay if you ever happen to visit Vienna. The location is perfect (it’s right in the middle of the Museum’s Quarter), the food is delicious, the rooms are fabulous and everyone is super helpful and friendly. What more could you want?!
It’s definitely one of the trendiest and hotels we’ve ever stayed at!
Have you ever visited Vienna? Do you have a favourite city? We’re trying to tick every European capital in the world. Which city should we visit next?