Jui Hong Teoh
Located just off Albertinaplatz and within striking view of both the Albertina and Staatsopera, the Guesthouse Vienna is a little enclave that exudes a new world charm in its old world surroundings. I love the modern sensibilities in the decor and style.
The hotel is part of the Design Hotels group of boutique designer hotels which means they are chic yet small at the same time. No fancy lobbies (although the counter staff is helpful and friendly), no big meeting lounges apart from the Brasserie & Bakery which is amazingly good. In fact, it's so good especially the bacon that we return twice just to enjoy it a second time.
The hotel isn't big, which means there are limited rooms and much quieter stay. It feels more like a apartment living instead of a hotel. Clean lines and elegant choices mark the interior decor of the room, which is really chic and comfortable. My room came with a sofa set although I would have preferred a work desk to come along with the room as well. Perhaps work isn't on the agenda at all, but it makes working on a computer, even to research restaurants and cafes a little less comfortable. Outside of that, the room is absolutely delightful.
Cuboid windows that perch out provide an ample lounge space for a good book, coffee and the view of the square outside. It's even decorated with a lamp, throw pillows and some ready selection of books.
Like many boutique hotels, the mini bar is fully equipped and complimentary and even includes a selection of wines for me to fully enjoy.
Location wise, the Guest House is perfect. It's right next to the Staatsopera and Albertina. Just a short walk takes you the shopping street of Kärntner Straße, the Hofburg Imperial Palaces and the St Stephan Cathedral. The major tram transit on Ringstrasse outside the Staatsopera takes you everywhere in Vienna including to the Belvedere Palace and north to the river. Public transit is easy to navigate.
I really love the chic apartment feel of the hotel and would gladly make this my home in Vienna on my future visits. Definitely on the top of amazing hotels list.
GooglePlace - February 2017