25HOURS HOTEL VIENNA AT MUSEUMSQUARTIER

We’ve heard it way too much before how there’s not enough time to do everything in one day? But how much can you actually do in 25 hours in Vienna? A lot, actually - enter boutique hotel chain 25Hours Hotel Musuemsquartier, so little time, so much to do...

 

06:30 – 08:30 Breakfast offers at 1500Food Makers just right next to the fun lobby of the hotel. The  restaurant seats almost 130 people at its wooden and zinc tables. Inspired by the coolest restaurants in Santa Monica, New York and Los Angeles, it serves Italian cuisine in typical 25hours style: cosmopolitan pizza, pasta, light salads and naughty but nice dolci.

On warm and sunny days, the whole restaurant can be opened up to let the outside in – the large windows overlooking Weghuberpark are simply pushed up to offer direct access to the terrace, where 1500 FOODMAKERS has space for an additional 80 diners outdoors.

Breakfast buffet is served from 06:30-10:30 during weekdays and 07:00-11:30 on weekends. For more information check HERE.

08:30 – 10:00 Explore the Naschmarkt and have a taste of the fresh farm produced products.  Naschmarkt Market in Vienna’s 6th district, Mariahilf, is the largest urban market in the city covering 2315 hectares. Since about the year 2000, the market also offers a wide range of places to eat. It’s open from 06:00-23:00 from Monday-Saturdays.

Visit at Neni’s, this restaurant in Vienna was the first NENI restaurant and acts as the role model for all other locations in 25hours Hotels.

10:00 – 13:00 Since the 25Hours Hotel itself is in the Museumsquartier, you can wander around and visit galleries and museums in the area. The MuseumsQuartier is a remarkable ensemble of museums, cafes, restaurants and bars inside former imperial stables designed by Fischer von Erlach. This breeding ground of Viennese cultural life is the perfect place to hang out and watch or meet people on warm evenings. With over 60,000 sq metres of exhibition space – including the Leopold Museum, MUMOK, Kunsthalle, Architekturzentrum and Zoom – the complex is one of the world’s most ambitious cultural hubs.

13:00-14:00 Lunch at Ulrich. Hidden away in a small side street off the Burggasse, Ulrich is located right next to St. Ulrich’s Church. This is one of the most popular spots for authentic Viennese locals. Alongside a wide range of wonderful homemade dishes you can also order some delicious flat breads.

14:00 – 18:00 Explore Vienna’s beautiful scenery on a bike. Hop on Go on a bike tour around the city! The best way to explore Vienna is on wheels. 25Hours Hotel got you covered with the coolest speedsters – like the bikes from Schindelhauer. Siegfried and Gustav will be awaiting the visitor for a leisurely bike tour through the neighborhood. On board you’ll find a tour map of the most charming routes round the city, curated by bike professionals especially for 25Hours. Guests can also explore the area with a test drive on four wheels via MINI. Either select the option when making your booking or just inquire at reception. And if you fancy exploring the immediate neighborhood on foot, you’ll find all you need in the Jogging Corner.

18:00 – 19:30 After a long day of wandering around the city, try out the hotel’s Mermaid’s Cave. Sweat, cool-off and relax! Spanning 250SqM/2691SqFt, the spa area includes a tea and refreshments corner and hanging chairs which rocks gently, helping you to relax. Glass walls creates oases of calm without hemming you in and allow you to admire the artwork of Berlin based artist Olaf Hajek’s mermaids on the walls.

19:30 – 22:30 Dig into first class Viennese specialities and vegetarian cuisine. The quiet courtyard garden with a typical old Viennese ambience is a great place to spend a little time at Fromme Helene. Open from Monday to Sunday from 11 am until 12 pm. Warm meals served all day till 11 pm.

22:30 – 00:00 Whether you are in the mood to socialize, make your way up to Dachboden located at the rooftop for a nightcap drink overlooking the city. The Dachboden is a mixture of beach bar and parliament cafeteria. Only no sand, or neckties. Besides different brands of soft drinks, there is always a selection of Austrian wines and of course a decent offering of beer and long drinks. The loft isn’t meant for a full dining experience. Although, you can always get a piece of homemade cake or some quiches.

No time for Souvenirs? On the ground floor you’ll see The Kiosk -it sells both practical goods and souvenirs; everyday items for hotel guests, selected products from Austria and special merchandise from 25Hours partners.

The Room:

The 217 rooms are well conceptualized and design with bold and brightly colored circus-themed mural by Olaf Hajek. The designs will take you to fantasy land even the room interior decors corresponds throughout the theme- fun and quirky. The bedside lamps hanging from the ceiling and have been crocheted in gaudy yarn. The room is fully equipped with everything you need, even a bright iPod docking station and eco-friendly shower essentials.

Shower and Bath room is something that I was digging in. It is spacious, functional and minimalist.

Each room there’s a Freitag bag that a guest can freely use while going around the city.

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Service & Facilities:

From the entrance, a wall of flashing lomo and vintage cameras will welcome you like paparazzi. The whole ambiance is quirky and friendly- that also reflects on the receptionists that are always willing to give a vibrant welcome. Being that said, I wish the restaurant team are also lively as the one in the reception instead of just giving the guest a normal nod and a grin.

Every corner of 25Hours Museumsquartier screams fun atmosphere. There’s a pinpall machine and a coin-fed passport photo booth for your retro selfies, while a bench hangs on chains from the high ceiling like a giant swing. Another interesting details is the prison bars chained with a padlock sit in front of the mirrors of the lift while a sign above the reception desk reads “Don’t feed the monkeys!”.

Overall Experience:

It was a quick visit yet the whole stay in the hotel made it all fun.

To Book:

Lerchenfelder Str. 1-3, 1070 Vienna, Austria.