Hotel Daniel Vienna
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Hotel Daniel Vienna is in a listed 1960s building with a quirky rooftop sculpture
- The Belvedere complex and gardens are next door
- There’s a popular all-in-one café, restaurant and bar
- You can hire E-Vespas and bicycles from the hotel
With its rooftop sculpture that looks like a beached boat, Hotel Daniel is something of a local landmark. This design hotel, which has featured in the likes of Wallpaper* and Condé Nast Traveller, is situated in a sleek 1960s building next to the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna. Adjacent is the Baroque park of the Belvedere palace complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You can hire E-Vespa scooters and bicycles at the hotel during summer, and there are good public transport links too -- it's less than a kilometre to Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Vienna's main railway station) and just 270 metres from the Quartier Belvedere S-Bahn station.
Back at the hotel, there's an urban garden out front and beehives on the roof. Everything is very on trend, but it's not all style over substance, and the Daniel Bakery is testament to that. The hotel's all-in-one café, restaurant, bar and lounge is popular with locals and guests alike who come for the relaxed atmosphere and the eclectic menu of international dishes and freshly baked treats.
Design-wise, the 116 rooms are chic and minimalist. They are decorated with a cool colour scheme of white and grey with natural wood and come in a range of categories, from compact Smart rooms and Panorama rooms with views, to the Belvedere room, which has views of Schloss Belvedere. Some of the higher-category rooms have extras such as hammocks, and there's also a refurbished 1950s trailer in the garden that comes complete with a freestanding bathtub.