After returning from our 4-day trip to Vienna, we find ourselves talking as much about the city (which we loved) as about the Hollmann Beletage, which contributed greatly to our overall enjoyment. The establishment itself offers exactly what it promises: a feeling of staying at your own classy private place. This is enhanced by the fact that, before you reach the actual hotel premises, you enter through a normal apartment building entrance, as if you were a resident of Vienna. But once you go through the Hollmann Beletage's hallway with its two bicycles available to guests, you enter another world. The decor is fantastic, the atmosphere serene. Because this is not a big, tourist hotel, the lounge -- with its fireplace, newspapers, common-use laptop and printer etc.-- is a quiet place where you can sit and plan your day as you would in your own living room (do look out for the one English-language newspaper, though, the others are German, plus one Italian). The fact that, aside from the sauna, there was only one treadmill (with own TV screen) reinforces the feeling that this place caters to individuals, not crowds. We did not have time to spare to watch the "Third Man" in the tiny cinema, nor for the various table games offered in the play room but just the idea that they were there added to the unique experience. We had read in Trip Advisor that the breakfast was fantastic -- oh, yes, it was! In four days we were served three variations of it, with first and second courses, a basketful of breads and croissants, in addition to the small but substantial buffet (cereals, marmelades, honey) and a freshly baked sweet everyday. We stayed in the 25 sq.m. room no. 25: Generally it was very comfortable. It lacked for nothing except perhaps a drawer in the desk to keep our pencils, batteries and bric-a-brac in place. Small minuses: for us at least, the down pillows were too soft -- our heads would sink in almost to the level of the mattress, but we did not think it was serious enough to ask to the reception for something else. Also, the TV channels were obviously chosen with the German-speaking traveller in mind and did not offer much in terms of entertainment for English-speaking people: there were many German-language channels showing German-dubbed films, Italian channels, also CNN and BBC, the latter however, did not show films or series, at least at the times we turned the TV on. The big-tubed heating unit, with built-in hanging hooks was very handy for drying towels.
The hotel location is excellent. There are many small, moderately priced-restaurants serving all kinds of Viennese and other ethnic food very close to the hotel. Except for Schoenbrunn, the majority of places of interest (Stefansplatz, Kaertner Strasse and the Graben, Hofburg, the Opera, the National Library, the classic cafes, and further away the Kunsthistorisches Museum and Museum Quartier etc.) were minutes away on foot and we actually had to take the bus only once.
The staff were very professional, helpful and friendly. A problem with our room's window lock was immediately looked into and fixed. When we complained that we could not find an English-language newspaper amid those offered in the lounge, they quickly alerted us when it became available. Though breakfast may be served in your room if you wish, there is no room service offered and also there is no one at the reception after a certain hour, so a degree of planning ahead and being self-sufficient is perhaps needed, but for us this was not a problem, there are so many other pluses to keep one happy, including the small backyard garden which again, enhanced the feeling of privacy. Since we had not brought our own notebooks, we especially appreciated the lounge laptop which allowed us to check the weather (there was heavy snowing during our stay) and also reserve our airline seats and check-in on line.
In other words: Our stay at the Hollmann Beletage was a pleasure through and through.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel, design refuge, living room for globetrotters and the pampered jetsetters: the Hollmann Beletage is all this and much more – a Viennese jewel in the truest sense of the word. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hollmann Beletage - Design And Boutique
- Hollmann Beletage - Design & Boutique Hotel Vienna
- Hollmann Beletage Design Boutique Vienna