Vienna: 'The Guest House'
A welcoming stay
The Guesthouse opened in Vienna this month with two main features: its size and location. Over the eight floors of the hotel, there are just 39 suites and a small restaurant on the lower level with its own bakery. There is no fitness club or spa, no grand lobby, but it can be seen from the window of the Albertina Museum and the Vienna State Opera, and it's designed in a compact, decluttered way to make you feel at home.
Beautiful points to note include wide window seats with pillows, a reading lamp and a mini-library – and huge beds.
The Guesthouse interiors are simple, functional and cosy at the same time and have been designed by the famous British designer Sir Terence Conran under the firm Conran & Partners. The stylish influence follows through in The Guesthouse's menu, 'do not disturb' signs and business cards.
The Guesthouse Vienna will appeal to those who do not care for the traditional hotel breakfast buffet – here a chef will cook for you personally.
For such a tiny hotel the rooms are surprisingly large, sizes range from 23 to 52 square metres. It offers free wi-fi throughout the entire hotel, air conditioning, televisions and audio systems by Bang & Olufsen, a mini-bar, coffee maker, safe deposit box and all other essential attributes of a good room.
Prices at The Guesthouse Vienna start from 170 euros per night.