Hotel Rathaus Wine & Design Tastefully Viennese

The ingenious combination of fine wine and sophisticated design makes Hotel Rathaus Wine & Design a truly special destination to begin a most memorable experience of Vienna and its unique wine and dining culture.

With each of the rooms dedicated to a top Austrian wine maker, you can enjoy their premium wines in the comfort of your own room or downstairs at the hotel’s excellent wine bar.

Complete with an exclusive Viennese breakfast—abundant with healthy, decadent delights and all the cultural highlights right at your doorstep—this is the ideal place to enjoy Vienna’s finest.

Hotel Orient Art deco love hotel

Rich in history, this hotel was first documented as a tavern in the 17th century. A river at the foot of the Maria am Gestade church had connected to the Danube, allowing the dinghies of large ships to unload goods fresh from the Orient. As such, the tavern was quickly coined “The Orient”, a name it retained when it became a hostel in 1896.

According to time’s aesthetic, the hotel was furnished in purest fin de siècle, the Viennese opulent Makart style. These elements are still evident in its interior today, attracting art and film bon vivants alike. The 1949 film The Third Man was in part shot here; Orson Welles was reputedly often a guest and enjoyed spending post-filming hours here as well.

These days, it’s Arthur Schnitzler adaptations and the crime series Tatort shot here, but the Hotel Orient still reigns as a pearl from the past in the middle of a bustling city. You will know what we mean when we say that rooms are mostly rented out by the hour, the Orient is known to be the most exclusive hot-sheet hotel in town.

Hotel Rathaus Wine and Design Inebriating comforts featured

The concept for this hotel might be unusual, but it certainly is enticing—calling on all things wine related. At every turn guests are reminded of the motif, from wine cheese selections on the breakfast buffet to the wine cake accompanying your coffee to the wine inspired cosmetics included in the toiletry kits. To get even more specific, each of the 39 rooms is dedicated to a particular Austrian vintner, where even the mini-bars are filled with bottles that accord to the vintner and region.

The design is sleek, but without compromising comfort. This is, after all, a family-run boutique hotel. The Fleischacker family also owns the Michelin rated restaurant, Pfefferschiff, in Salzburg—so the breakfast buffet at this ‘pension garni’ is expectedly outstanding. For those who can swing it, the 80-square meter sun-filled penthouse suite complete with a private roof terrace is extraordinary.

Do & Co Hotel Sparkling sophistication

Seminal Viennese architect Hans Hollein—a Pritzker prize-winner and one of the true pioneers of post-modern architecture—has created the ultimate upgrade to a building he originally designed and has never ceased to be identified with ever since. A testament to the design not only having stood the test of time but also to the building having become an architectural landmark.

The interior design of Do & Co Hotel has successfully been taken into the future with a sophisticated blend of high and low tech. Each room is a truly extravagant living environment: they are based on solid, high quality natural materials such as teak and stone, yet offer the kind of extreme Modernism one has to come to expect from the likes of James Bond.

So, whether dining or living in the highly prized cantilevered structure, you may feel as if you’re in an elegantly revamped style icon—both reassuringly anchored in and happily mirroring Viennese tradition.

Appartment a la Niky Looking for a design hotel?

If you want a design hotel with minimalist interiors and understated luxury, go elsewhere.

“Contemporary eclectic” furnishings with nude statues and leopard-fur throw pillows might not suit everyone’s taste. These serviced apartments provide every comfort you require for your stay—if your name is Joan Collins. But you never do know when you might need “bath butler” services with champagne and caviar. Every apartment has a marble bathroom with whirlpool tub and there is a sauna on the roof terrace. The minibar and erotic cable channel are free.

Granted, the real luxury here is that the apartments are catered by gourmet restaurant Niky’s Kuchlmasterei. Your own in-suite vinotheque is available upon request. Enjoy breakfast in your bathrobe while admiring your erotic frescos. Or Niky’s can pack you a picnic basket if you must get away.

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