*INVITATION* I love traveling – guess y’all know that. What you don’t know yet is that one of my favorite things about traveling is the “home away from home” feeling. I love the idea of being able to spend some time at a place that has been home to so many before. If hotel rooms could talk they’d probably tell the craziest stories: stories of loving couples, of business men calling their family back at home, of break-ups, of reunions, of first-times and last-times, of laughter and crying…. Granted, not every hotel makes you feel like home and sometimes you just want to leave asap! The 25hours hotel Vienna at the Museumsquartier however, got me crazy in love.
We are all mad here
If you’ve never heard of the 25hours hotels before
(read: if you’ve lived on the moon for the past couple of years), you might want to know that it’s a design hotel chain with 7 different hotels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Each of these hotels has its own motto and a fitting interior. The Motto of the Vienna hotel is “we are all mad here” and is based on Vienna’s rich history in the world of the Circus. The interior is crazy, exotic, interesting, exciting and somewhat weird. What I found interesting was for example that they decided to use cage-bars in the elevator to refer to the transportation of circus animals in cages (they transport humans in cages/elevators up to their rooms).
Located at 7. Bezirk, just around the corner of the Museumsquartier, one of the largest art and culture complexes in the world, this hotel provides you with the perfect location for a city trip to Vienna. With most of Vienna’s top tourist attractions within a walking distance (or a few metro stations, depending on how you define walking distances :D). Also there are plenty of cafe’s, restaurant and a few museums nearby.
On 7 floors you can find rooms entitled M, M+, L, XL. They also have Suites and Panorama Suites. All of the rooms are unique and display 5 different hand-drawn (!) circus themed wallpapers. When we arrived at the check-in we were informed that they upgraded us to one of their stunning Panorama Suites – I couldn’t believe my luck, I’ve never ever been upgraded before!! So our room was a dream come true – on roughly 50 square metres you had an unbelievable view over Vienna. Additionally to that we had a little kitchen counter, a lounge area with an iPod docking station, a huge bathroom
(with the right water pressure – there’s nothing more frustrating than shower heads not having enough pressure to wash your hair) and a little desk to work. Oh and I was allowed to sneak a peek into some other rooms and especially loved the XL ones, which had a bathtub on the balcony! How awesome is that?
Food and the “Dachboden”
Don’t we all just love waking up and realizing that we only have to go downstairs and have an amazing breakfast buffet only waiting for us to dive in? Yay for hotel-breakfasts! The 25hours vienna offered a lovely range of products – from yoghurt, to cake, to self-made honey and a various egg and sausage dishes. The only “bad” thing I can say about it is that they did not have lactose free yoghurt in display
(they might give you one if you ask, idk?!) and only a little selection of fresh fruit. But other than that the breakfast buffet was fabulous. And so was the “Dachboden“. This rooftop bar seems to be such a hot-spot in Vienna with it always being full of locals. You should definitely check it out when you’re there, the cocktails are so good and the view is to-die-for!
Other stuff you might want to know
- There’s also a little spa area entitled “Mermaids cave”, which you can use for 10 additional euros!
- When you stay at the 25hours hotels you can use a MINI or bicycles for free!
- There’s free wifi in all of the hotel!
- The 1500 foodmakers restaurant serves amazing newly interpreted italian cuisine.
- Room-prices from 120€ upwards.
- but you know, you can always visit their website or Facebook page for more info :P
Have you ever been to a 25hours hotel before? What did you think? ♥
*Miss Getaway was welcomed to the 25hours hotel in vienna as a guest, however my opinion is as always, my own. Big thank you goes out to the 25hours team for making my night in Vienna so special!