The 25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna’s seventh district is a relaxed, atmospheric hotel which plays with the dreams and sensations associated with the world of the circus and reinterprets features more commonly seen in the big top in a totally different environment.
Following completion of the second phase of construction in March 2013, the centrally located hotel has a total of 217 guest rooms. It’s the perfect hotel to escape the hustle and bustle of busy Vienna.
Vienna International Airport is 20 km away. The taxi from the airport to the hotel is about 25-30€. The closest underground station is Volkstheater and it is 300m away. Whereas we had Vienna City Cards, we didn’t have to pay for transfer nothing more as it allows you to unlimited public transport through the city.
Check-in is available since 3pm. Upon arrival we were greeted by the very kind, young man. Unfortunately, I don’t remember his name. He told us everything we needed to know to make our stay convenient. All in all, the check-in didn’t take longer than 5 minutes.
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The theme for the design is circus. Not only the rooms, but also a lobby, a terrace, a reception, a restaurant and a spa centre, is decorated in an incredibly cheerful color scheme and finished off with unique touches, such as hand-picked design elements and illustrations by Olaf Hajek on the walls.
Special highlights include the spacious Gigantic Panorama Rooms with floor-length windows and the four Extra Large rooms on the fifth floor with a private balcony including an open-air bath tub and a breathtaking view.
Overnight guests aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the superb view. Anyone can use the spectacular outdoor lift to travel right the way up to the top floor. It will bring you to the Dachboden, which is the bar above the rooftops of Vienna.
This hotel is huge. It has 217 rooms including 34 gigantic rooms each with a kitchenette. Our room was colourful. It was different comparing to all the hotels we stayed in before. It was creative. Except from all the usual stuff you get in all hotel rooms which is e.g. a shower, a safe, a minibar, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, this room also had Bluetooth speaker! We could make our own party in our cosy room and no one could hear it outside! What a plus!
Rooms are various:
- Medium Room from 150€ per night,
- Medium Plus from 160€ per Night,
- Large Room from 190€ per night,
- Extra Large from 260€ per night,
- Gigantic from 190€ per night,
- and Gigantic Panorama from 260€ per night.
These prices include VAT, but are exclusive of breakfast. However, you can upgrade your stay and add a breakfast for 21€ per person to your checkout.
We loved our room. It was the most creative and colourful room we ever stayed in. Want to book yours? Click here.
Vibrant, cheerful colours also play a key role in the concept of all the common areas.
25Hours Hotel offers a lobby with kiosk and lounge plus restaurant seating up to 130 people. There is a dining area outdoor and beer garden seating up to 80 people. Dachboden, a bar above the rooftops of Vienna, is available to visit not only for the visitors. It is open daily from 3pm till 1am. We went there for a drink on Saturday night and it was completely full!
There is also a conference suite including terrace for up to 200 people. What we loved the most was a free spa with sauna and steam bath. You can also visit fitness centre without paying additional fee. We will write above wellness facilities in details below.
There was a free Wi-Fi, which was super speed catchable everywhere. 25Hours Hotel also offers free bike and car rental.
To my view, it has lots to offer to visitors. Whether you are a literature or a disco lover, or if you like the quite place, there are lots of facilities for everybody. You definitely will find what you are looking for – whether it is a place to chill / rest / or have fun.
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SPA / WELLNESS
Need a break? After a long tour of the city, why not take it easy at the hotel’s spa? That’s exactly what we did. We reached 10.000 steps at 1pm and we felt already so tired. After our check-in at 3pm, we went straight to sauna. We were at the Mermaid’s Cave (that’s how the spa centre is called) for about two or three hours. It was refreshing.
Spanning 250 square metres, its sauna and steam bath are the perfect place for hotel guests to sweat, cool off and relax – or the other way round. The spa welcomes visitors with a tea and refreshments area, hanging chairs which playfully surprise guests by rocking, and zinc troughs which are used as either foot baths or shelving. There were not lots of people this time, so it was really relaxing.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Our stay had a complimentary breakfast included, and we loved it. Breakfast was amazing including champagne – I mean, not every day you get champagne for breakfast, right?
The breakfast buffet was full of plenty delicious options including different salty and sweet foods. Both of us tried different foods – everything was tasty and fresh.
Whereas we had reservations in some restaurants in the city booked in advance, we didn’t actually have dinner in the hotel’s Rebelli restaurant. However, assuming how tasty the breakfast was, all the other food is tasty for sure as well.
Everything was good. Our check-in was fast and we were told all we needed to know. The service in room was amazing too – you know when you are in a room and there is the paper option for housekeepers to make your room or to do not disturb, these two sentences were put to a different level here… As you go through the corridors, on the doors, you may see the quotes as: This is my home now, Housekeepers are not allowed. We really love the creativity there.
The bathrobe and slippers needed for spa can be gotten at reception. There are also towels in there so you don’t have to bring the ones from your room.
Whereas 25Hours Hotel is huge, there were lots of people at breakfast, too. You have to wait a little in order to get a table.
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VALUE FOR MONEY
Starting at 150€ a night, the options can seem expensive. We firstly thought that too. However, it’s a 4* hotel and it has lots to offer. Concerning what is included in price already (unlimited use of spa of fitness centre, a free bike rental, free yoga classes…), the price is not that high. If you are coming for one night only, it would of course be possible to find cheaper option, but sometimes relax is needed, right?
For example, the most expensive room has its own bath and the fitness bike at a balcony, so this is definitely something I would go for in summer.
Our stay at 25Hours Hotel was original! Staying at a colourful room full in the theme of circus was cheerful. You may come as well, unlike you are afraid of clowns or snakes.