If you’re heading to Vienna and looking for a chic, welcoming hotel, check out Hotel Daniel. Situated on the Landstraßer Gurtel in Vienna’s third district, close to the main railway station and the lovely Belvedere gardens, it’s sleek without being pretentious and smart without being elitist.
The trend of urban farming has caught on here, giving this hotel a distinctly sustainable edge. For some time now, guests at Hotel Daniel have been greeted by beehives on the roof and home-grown vegetables – tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins and herbs – in the front garden, along with grape vines such as ‘Blue Wildbach’ which is used to make Styrian Schilcher wine. You can also spot an amusing sign or two about parking restrictions.
The very friendly staff speak excellent English and are happy to help with anything from typical tourist questions, to the tastiest choices on the hotel’s classic and reasonably priced lunch and dinner menu at ‘The Bakery’. In addition to home-baked bread, the selection stretches from healthy salads to rich, juicy steaks, as well as a tempting assortment of cakes.
The breakfast is extensive – the coffee is literally on tap – with fresh eggs, salmon, cold meats, cereals and fruits, keeping you fuelled for a day’s business or a big city tour. And if you are planning a day’s exploring, you can hire a Hotel Daniel bicycle or Vespa.
Rooms at Hotel Daniel start at €92 per room per night. Or if you’d rather sleep outside, you can rent the special aluminium caravan with its fold-out bed and freestanding bathtub from €112 per night. Visit http://www.hoteldaniel.com/ for more information.