We spent a week in Vienna, staying at two different hotels – One was The Harmonie Hotel, a boutique hotel we spent three nights at and had a wonderful experience.
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The hotel itself is in the Serviten quarter, a central but not overly touristic area, housing many modern restaurants, bars, cafés and easily accessible public transport.
We arrived at the hotel in the morning and were impressed by the beautiful lobby, the flora climbing the sides of the building and the nice sitting area outside.
and our room was already prepared for us! We were very excited by the early check in and went up to our room.
The room itself
We got the upgraded room, which was large and spacious – with a bathroom, a sofa, and bed with a small writing desk by it, a dresser with a mini bar, a kettle and tea set and a TV.
Two chocolate candies and a “welcome” greeting were waiting for us on the bed and above it hung a Luis Casanova Sorolla picture, which added a lot to the artistic design of the room and the hotel.
The bed was super comfortable, so much so that it was difficult to leave in the morning – But knowing we had an excellent breakfast waiting for us, we found motivation enough to leave the bed 🙂
Breakfast at The Harmonie hotel
Breakfast is an organic buffet with a really pretty presentation and a large variety of high-quality foods. Gourmet hard cheeses, sausages, smoked salmon, vegetables, dips, appetizers, breads, eggs, many healthy treats such as granola, dry fruits and more, natural juices and different desserts every morning.
You can order eggs done to your taste, such as poached eggs, from the employees, as well as tea or coffee. Breakfast was amazing, and we enjoyed it very much. Moreover, the dining area was very pleasant and inviting. The design is a modern retro in red, white and black colors. On one morning we were in a rush for a tour and didn’t have time for coffee, so the employee suggested we take the coffee as takeaway, which was very nice.
Tea break after lunch
Everyday, from 15:00 to 18:00, tea and cakes are served in the hotel’s lounge. The cakes are different each time and are all really good, there was a plum cake, a Nutella cake, a cream cake and more. We got to have tea and cake there twice, I ordered coffee off the menu since I wanted more coffee :)). There is also a food menu you can order from.
The lounge holds many books, pleasant music and it was very nice to spend the afternoon there and get some rest from running around the city.
The hotel is close to the Freud museum, which we visited on one of our days there. The museum was founded in 1971 and tells the life story of Sigmund Freud.
The museum holds the world’s largest psychoanalytic research library, with over 35,000 volumes. The exhibit includes original items belonging to Freud and parts of Freud’s vast ancient collection. If you’re fans of philosophy and psychoanalysis, I believe this museum will interest you.
The hotel’s website offers the “Freud package”, including tickets to the museum and two vouchers for coffee in Vienna’s famous “Café Central”.
Close to the hotel is a restaurant-bar named “1090” which is really fun to spend the evening at and have a drink or a meal. I ordered a great chicken and avocado sandwich and Roman ordered a hamburger. It’s a vibrant place with a fun atmosphere and great food.
The hotel also has a small gym and conference room. In conclusion, if you’re looking a beautiful boutique hotel with great service, a central location that isn’t too touristic, with excellent organic breakfasts and a luxurious bed – This one will fit you well 😉