Lamée Glamorous Boutique Grand Hotel of 1930s Style

Wednesday, January 21 2015


Hotel Lamée
Rotenturmstraße 15
1010 Vienna-district 1
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+43 1 532 22 40

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It goes without saying that the night I spent in my boudoir-like room on the 5th floor of the first class superior Hotel Lamée in Vienna's city center was an outstandingly beautiful one. Its interior is elegant and decorated with a palpable amount of care. It evokes images of a 1930s diva's home reminding of Austrian Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr. The high-polish ebony panelling, soft light, treasurable tassels and brass sections combined make for a glamorous, yet prudent and very intimate atmosphere.

The beds are a true comfort and I slept soundly despite the busy street scene right below my window – the hotel is situated right around the corner of St. Stephen's Cathedral which seems as if it were within my reach through the circular window in my room. Adding to that, I couldn't stop thinking of new reasons to continuously frequent my marble bathroom, which had already made a lasting impression on me with all its conveniences.

So far, everything has been really beautiful at this "Boutique Grand Hotel“ using the words of owner Martin Lenikus, and I'm already more than happy about this choice of mine before we even get to breakfast, not expecting anything more extraordinary. But then, to my surprise, this early meal emerges to be my personal highlight at Lamée.

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The breakfast buffet, complementing the extensive à la carte-menu, is set up and staged in the most beautiful way possible: homemade granola bars wrapped in parchment paper, Bircher and honey muesli in Mason jars, as well as numerous spreads laid out in individual swing top jars.

There are bite-sized portions of salmon on a cream of horseradish, fruit salad with yogurt as well as tiny Bundt cakes. Jams and creamy chocolate spreads are filled in small screw-topped glasses. The selection of baked goods is of unspeakable quality delivered freshly by renowned bakery Joseph.

In addition to breakfast classics such as fried eggs with bacon or scrambled eggs with ham, there are further egg dishes to choose from, involving pumpkin seeds and seed oil or cherry tomatoes, bell pepper and goat cheese. Continuing, soft-boiled eggs on butternut squash or balsamic lentils with bacon are also at choice.

With the utmost reluctance, I decide to pass on pancakes with stewed apricots and porridge with cinnamon and dried prunes or minced berries. Instead I rejoice over the homemade lime-pepper-sirup and a little branch of rosemary that are served along with my green tea. – What a breakfast! This culinarily exhilarating start into the day alone is reason enough to return to Lamée.

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