25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier, Vienna

Writer Véronique Lo | November 7, 2016

If you’re looking for a unique stay in Vienna, the 25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier, a member of Design Hotels, not only has a perfect location for sightseeing, but its circus theme and vibrant hues give it a funky vibe.

Five different wallpaper designs portraying imaginative circus scenes by artist Olaf Hajek decorate this hip abode’s 217 rooms and suites, which also feature fluffy, colourful rugs, heavy velvet curtains and white vintage wood to create a snug and modern feel. The rooms come in four sizes – M, M+, L and XL, and are all equipped with the usual mod cons, an iPod docking station and sustainable toiletries. For extra space and comfort, choose the XL option, which includes a balcony with an outside bathtub, or one of the 34 suites: the standard suites span at least 32sqm, whereas the even larger Panorama Suites wow with a remarkable view of Vienna’s seventh district and the Weghuberpark.

The hotel’s restaurant, 1500 Foodmakers, serves homemade cuisine with a focus on pizza. If that isn’t what you’re craving, head to the Weghuberpark’s al fresco dining area and beer garden, where 25hours’ Burger de Ville van offers a range of delicious ciabattas and burgers between March and October. For other international and Viennese delights, visit Naschmarkt the local food market which is only minutes away.

After a day of museum hopping or culinary exploration, what better way to relax than with a spa visit? The hotel’s 250sqm spa boasts a sauna and steam bath, as well as a tea and refreshment area with specially designed hanging chairs. After that, before retreating to your cosy room, drop by the Dachboden rooftop bar – a local favourite after-work hangout with Viennese specialties, great music and an impeccable view.