The Guest House Vienna Urban Glamour and Bespoke Hospitality

Tuesday, May 19 2015

Opening Times

Brasserie & Bakery 6.30 - 24.00


The Guesthouse Vienna
Führichgasse 10
1010 Vienna-district 1
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+43 1 512 13 20

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One step into the Duplex Suite is enough for me to realize: this is where I want to be. Home on two floors with a view over the Albertina, whether you are stretched out in bed on the gallery or lounging in one of the alcoves. Hostess Denise Blindhofer jokingly tells me that the only complaint she ever receives is from business people having to leave these comfortable nooks by the windows to get to their meetings. I concur.

The coherent design language hails from no one less than Sir Terence Conran. Vienna-specific references are represented through regional products such as brazen wardrobe hooks by Carl Auböck or limited edition Wittman cantilever chairs designed by Friedrich Kiesler that, just like the Oswald Haertl classics, are distributed throughout the 39 rooms. The bathrooms provide Molton Brown care products, the rooms are filled with Wolfgang Lederhaas' “Grandma's Lavender” fragrance thanks to his natural soap and pillow spray. A palpable appreciation for individuality, luxury and originality within these walls becomes evident very quickly.

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It comes as no surprise that a frequent guest from Italy just ordered The Guest House Vienna coffee blend by Naber that is at every guest's disposal with each room's Jura coffeemaker. Apart from that, you will also find some bottles of regional wines from renowned local winemakers in each room, available to be consumed on the terrace with the panoramic view of St. Stephen's. Granted, this particular view only comes with the breathtaking Duplex Suite but all else is standard equipment!

Apart from the very guest-oriented service, children and four-legged friends are greeted and treated with the same warmth. Small-sized bathrobes, colouring books and bathing foam are provided, while little dog beds even come in two sizes. Not only is each guest addressed by their name, each room welcomes you with a handwritten card and a customized greeting by the Brasserie & Bakery.

The Brasserie & Bakery is open year-round and for anyone who wants to enjoy a legendary breakfast. Not just hotel guests, but Vienna natives and business people come here to enjoy the lunch or the seasonal or vegetarian dinner. The cuisine is set on regional and seasonal cooking, thus absolutely in style. It is also noteworthy that breakfast is available through 11 PM. And for those who, like me, are not great fans of breakfast buffets, there's an extraordinary à la carte selection.

The only remnants of the former student housing era are perhaps the photographs by Styrian-born resident of LA, Wolfgang Zac. His photographs portray the modern, casual and rapidly progressing side of Vienna, a perfect way to capture the spirit of this hotel. If this is Manfred Stallmajer's attempt to create a luxury hotel that stands out among its competitors, it is a definite success. Tradition lays only in the well-known, regional products used throughout, the house itself is refreshing and stylish and invites you back to indulge in its lavish hospitality.

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