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The Guest House Vienna, A Boutique Hotel With Special Touches

The Guest Hose Vienna

Four bottles of wine, free soft drinks and a plate of apple tart greet you when you enter your room at the Guest House Vienna. Now that is exactly what I call a welcome.

The Guest House Vienna is a boutique hotel situated in the centre of Vienna. A short five-minute walk from the Hofburg Palace and opposite the Albertina art museum, you couldn’t really get a much better spot when you want to spend a few days exploring this beautiful city, with plenty of restaurants, shops, and museums on your doorstep.

The Guest House Vienna is in an excellent location in the centre of the city

We booked the hotel from reading the recommendations on TripAdvisor. The Guest House Vienna was number 2 on Tripadvisor for the city when we booked.

Recommendations on TripAdvisor aren’t gospel. First, you have to look at how many recommendations the establishment has, the more the better generally, that way you know that it isn’t just close family and friends that have left a review. Then you have to look at the bad reviews and compare them to the excellent reviews. Do they sound realistic? It can be a fine art, that’s for sure. So although we use it as a guide we still wonder how the hotel compares in real life. We shouldn’t have worried here.

Vienna at Night

Vienna is a beautiful city known for music and culture

On entering the hotel we were greeted by an exceptionally friendly and welcoming staff member called Pascal who checked us in.

Guesthouse Window Seat

A lovely little window seat, from which to watch the world go by

We were given information on where to eat in the surrounding area, information on concerts that were on over the following few days and offered the opportunity to book tickets for the opera. Then we were shown to the room by Pascal. Pascal informed us as we entered the room that he had upgraded us, which was a lovely thing to do, and wasn’t expected as they didn’t know I was a blogger at all.

Our room on the first floor overlooked a little green area with horse and carts rides outside.

Vienna Bedroom

Modern but stylish room

The room was stylish and modern with a small sofa area, a double bed and a large accessible bathroom with a wet room area. The photographic prints on the wall added a fresh vibe as well as the little sweet window reading area. A small selection of books were also provided.

Coffee Machine

The coffee machine was a great touch

The little touches to the room made all the difference and made up feel spoilt. There was a one touch coffee machine, wine fridge, mini bar with complimentary soft drinks, high-speed wi-fi (so important these days), bathrobes and a personal welcome note on the table on our arrival.

Hotel Cards

Personalised cards with the details of the hotel on

We also had little cards with the details of our hotel on them which were personalised with my husband’s name. Handy if you aren’t sure where you are going after a night out in a new city!

Apple Pie

A welcome treat

Pascal explained that soft drinks and 4 bottles of wine a day were free but anything else in the mini bar was not. There were also two complimentary slices of apple pie on the little table in the room, which were completely scrummy and a nice surprise. I think these treats were brought up from the hotel restaurant.

Vienna Wine

4 bottles of complimentary wine per room per night

When surveying the room you could see there was real quality in the amenities. The TV was Bang & Olufsen and the bathroom had Molton Brown toiletries and handmade organic soaps. The room also had everything you expect in a hotel these days such as in-room safe, hair dryer, shaving mirror and individually controlled air conditioning. The bedside table even had a condom in the drawer, discreetly stashed.

Molton Browm

Luxurious Molton Brown toiletries

The room was actually designed by British designer Sir Terence Conran and it certainly showed. Everything was super stylish, modern but comfortable. Not overly ‘trendy’ just really nicely appointed.

Wet Room

The wet room suitable for those with mobility issues

The hotel prides itself on its Austrian emphasis too from the wines in the restaurant and the Austrian cuisine on its menu to the photos on the wall from Austrian photographers. We ate at the restaurant once for breakfast. It had some interesting breakfast options, such as Eggs Benedict, homemade granola, and a selection of very healthy smoothies but had a high price point. My porridge was nice enough.

Lounge

Comfortable lounge area

During our time here we found the beds very comfortable, and the location absolutely excellent. The Wi-Fi was good and the rooms were fairly quiet. The only slight criticism I had was that the pillows were exceptionally soft and I ended up putting some cushions underneath them to support my head at night. Also whilst the wine allowance is very generous, it would have been nice to have less wine and a few snacks instead, but honestly that isn’t a complaint, just an observation.

Restaurant of The Guesthouse Vienna

The restaurant

We booked the hotel through a flight and hotel package stay through British Airways to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Three nights at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest, three nights at the Guest House Vienna and flights from London Heathrow to Vienna came to £600 per person. We’ve used British Airways to book flight and hotel deals in the past and they really have some great offers, so I do genuinely recommend checking them out.

In Summary

The Guest House Vienna is a luxury modern boutique hotel with some amazing little touches, a generous complimentary soft drinks and wine selection, and the perfect central location. Staff are also friendly and welcoming. A hotel that truly lives up to it’s TripAdvisor reviews. Highly recommended. 4 1/2 stars.

The Guesthouse Vienna
Führichgasse 10
1010 Wien
Austria
TEL +43 1 512 13 20

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    November 23, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    That is amazing! I love a hotel that feels more like a home than a place I rented for a few days. It makes everything feel so friendly.

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 23, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      The staff were really helpful and the room was a fair size for a European city centre hotel. The wine and cake was good too.

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    Louise Bishop
    November 23, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    FOUR bottles of wine?! Wow, this place sure knows how to treat a gal. 😉

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 23, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      We tried our best to drink our daily 4 bottles but just couldn’t make it!

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    Sheena Tatum
    November 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I have to say, this sounds super enchanting. So many great perks!

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      It’s always good to have included extras instead of being charged for every little thing like some other hotels.

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    Catherine Sargent
    November 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    This looks like an amazing place to stay. How nice that they had wine and a plate of apple tart waiting for you.

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      The wine was up to 4 free bottles – A DAY!!!

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    Lisa Favre
    November 23, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    This hotel is the ultimate in luxury! Wow! Gotta love that bathroom… those marbled walls are flawless.

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 24, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      It was really good to have a large bathroom.

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    Our Family World
    November 24, 2016 at 12:11 am

    What a wonderful experiences! It looks perfect for a couple abd its very neat and comfly.

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 24, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      A lot of designer hotels are style over substance but this actually delivered.

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    Theresa
    November 24, 2016 at 5:34 am

    It sure does seem like they know how to treat their guests right! It feels lavish, yet homey. I love all of the perks you get with your stay!

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      The perks were very good, as well as the wine there was free coke and juices.

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    Cassie Tucker
    November 24, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    This hotel looks absolutely amazing! I especially love the huge shower. It would be so relaxing!

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 24, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Yes, the shower was really big and the whole bathroom was very modern, simple but stylish.

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    November 24, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Vienna. This hotel looks so beautiful. I love the decor.

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 24, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Simple, clean and stylish – good service too.

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    Melissa
    November 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    This hotel looks like it has all the bells and whistles that would make any guest feel like a rockstar! I would love to book a stay there!

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      Mr and Mrs W
      November 24, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      It’s always good to find a hotel that lives up to expectations.

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    Jeanine
    November 24, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    This looks so luxurious! I would love to stay in a hotel like this, it looks like it would be a wonderful and comfortable stay!

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    mary
    November 25, 2016 at 2:28 am

    What a beautiful place to visit. REALLY love the window seat/bed in the rooms!

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    Janell Poulette
    November 25, 2016 at 3:52 am

    This hotel looks stunning! I have always wanted to visit Austria, and i would love to stay here if i ever get to visit.

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    Crystal
    November 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    It looks divine! The hotel property is gorgeous, but I’m also loving all of the same touches. I will add this to my list of places to stay when i travel.

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    Brianne
    November 25, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    This hotel and your stay looks absolutely dreamy! Austria is so on my bucket list!

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    Melisasource
    November 26, 2016 at 3:57 am

    This hotel looks absolutely stunning! My bucket list continues to grow.

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    Reesa Lewandowski
    November 26, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Wow this looks like total luxury!!! What a dream trip!

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    Sarah Christie
    November 26, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Oh it looks fab, and all those little touches are so lovely. The cards are such a wonderful idea, especially in a city you have never visited.

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    Kiwi
    November 28, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Now this is definitely swank! I love it so chic and modern and I love the bathroom!

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    aziel morte
    November 29, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Sounds like a nice hotel I want to stay there. Looks comfy glad you share this

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