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“The 25 Hours Hotel in Vienna is … different“, I hear Roland Eggenhofer say, who receives me to a unique experience in the heart of my own capital city. I smile and agree. On a 33°C early summer afternoon, I walk up to the “different” design hotel, suitcase & Dirndl dress in my arm, and stop right then & there despite the sweltering heat. You just have to take second looks here: “Come as you are.” “Hello Stranger.” “Let’s spend the night together.” and more is what I find written along the walls, on the door mat, in the corridors or at the reception. Latter even boasts a sign saying “Don’t feed the monkeys”. They only laugh at my incredulous looks and carry on checking me in. And now this room, you just have to see it! Come up with me as I introduce you to the famous 25 Hours Hotel Vienna, which opens up a new dimension for staying in Vienna.
Arriving in my room at the 25 Hours Hotel in Vienna: “It’s all a bit of a Circus“, like my English travel writers & friends at LiveShareTravel like to say 😀
This cute little “Schlaffant” elephant wishes me a good night. Everywhere, the hotel and its interior brims with the creative spirits of its designers.
The close proximity to the Museumsquartier in the heart of Vienna makes the 25 Hours Hotel a great location for exploring the city.
My very personal “bag of surprises”: A circus toy, heaps of creative postcards & sweets is what I get here. Nice!
Thank you, dear 25 Hours Hotel team, for this pleasant surprise & welcome!
At the reception, the chilled-out yet efficient staff do everything to ensure all my questions get answered. I am sure they are always being asked about the “monkeys” .. he he.
The entrance area to the 25 Hours Hotel welcomes you in a creative vintage look, which is quite a stark contrast to the sober design of the outer facade.
Bikes can also be rent for free here, another nice feature for exploring bicycle-friendly Vienna.
I like that: First statement you read when walking up to the hotel.
In the evening, people get to enjoy the atmosphere on the terrace which is just opposite an adjacent park. “Work hard, stay calm & enjoy tonight.” Take that for your next visit 😀
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