The finely crafted Das Triest is British interior designer Terence Conran's luxe city retreat, hidden just down the street from the busy Karlsplatz and the University of Technology campus. The location is a little quiet, outside of the Ringstrasse, but Vienna isn't very big so most sights are still within walking distance -- St Stephen's Cathedral is 20 minutes away and the State Opera House is 10 minutes. There are also two U-Bahn stations five minutes away.
In the days of horse-drawn carriages, the building was a staging post en route to the Italian port city of Trieste, and many of its original features remain, including the rustic vaulted ceiling in the old stables. Today, the hotel has a subdued nautical theme, with porthole-like windows in the bedrooms, and banisters that mimic the handrails on cruise liners.
Otherwise, the rooms are very hip-minimalist, with iMacs for TVs that make browsing the Internet easy, and free Wi-Fi provided. Sleek wood panelling and carpeted floors add a touch of luxury, and kettles with a selection of teas are available (on request). Choose a room on one of the higher floors or at the rear, as the city's trams operate along the main road to the front.
Don't miss Collio, the hotel's Austro-Italian restaurant, where even the cutlery was chosen by Conran himself. The Venetian-influenced menu changes seasonally and, as Lonely Planet says, "the food lives up to the top-class design".
Outside, there is a Mediterranean garden terrace, planted with olive trees and fragrant rosemary (open year-round Mon-Sat). It's very popular and booking in advance is recommended. There's also a glamorous bar with secluded leather booths (open evenings only) and a fitness centre and sauna.
From the press:
"A 1990s-era Sir Terence Conran-designed hideaway at the edge of baroque Karlsplatz" -- Travel + Leisure
"Blue carpeting and honey-hued woods radiate elegance and comfort, and even the doorknobs feel good to the touch" -- Fodor's
"Like the best of Vienna’s eating establishments, Collio changes its menu regularly and by season... It has a Venetian focus but wades across a broad and interesting culinary lagoon" -- Lonely Planet
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Complimentary valet service
Public car park (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children up to 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children under 2.
Extra bed available on request, starting in the Deluxe Rooms and above: free of charge for children up to the age of 12 and 65€ per night for older children and adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets are allowed on request and only in rooms, free of charge.
A city tax of 3.2% per room, per stay is included in the total price.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
There is a four-night minimum stay required during New Years Eve.
The hotel is 20 minutes by taxi from Vienna International Airport. Public parking is available next door (charges apply), and valet parking is available at the hotel (charge applies).
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