Hotel Das Triest
What We Love
- Cool design by Sir Terence Conran (it's his first hotel)
- iMacs in the Superior and Deluxe rooms, plus free WiFi
- Collio restaurant’s northern Italian cuisine?
What To Know
- Dine alfresco in the courtyard garden
- Furniture by big name designers including Philippe Starck, Wittmann and Minotti
- The fitness center is petite
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Housed in a 300-year-old former coach house, Hotel Das Triest is Sir Terence Conran’s very first foray into hotel design. The original vaulted ceilings are still on show but the legendary designer’s unmistakable style is evident throughout — think contemporary interiors, expert workmanship and stunning lighting. Chrome finishes and leather banquettes feel current and cool, while crawling ivy and potted plants lend a classic, warm and inviting welcome.
Bed and Bath
Each of the 72 rooms are decked out in sleek furnishings from the likes of Philippe Starck, Wittmann and Minotti. Bedrooms are minimal, with low platform beds, wood furnishings, soft lighting and personal iMacs (in the Superior and Deluxe rooms). B&O flatscreens feature in the Junior Suites and Suites. All the artwork was created by locals, and some of the rooms come with their own terraces or private gardens. Clean white bathrooms are stocked with Molton Brown toiletries.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails can be taken in the tranquil inner courtyard and garden, which is surrounded by 30-year-old olive trees and fragrant rosemary bushes (it’s open from 8 a.m. till 11 p.m.). Or you can dine at Collio, the hotel’s northern Italian restaurant. In colder months the Silver Bar is a Deco-style spot with leather banquettes and chrome tables where an expert mixologist concocts champagne cocktails and martini specials.
How to Get There
As a very loyalty SPG platinum member, I always choose to stay in one of your design hotels, as it hasn't really disappointed me so far, but this one is the biggest fail. I'm spending 4 weeks in Europe and have been and will stay in multiple SPG hotels plus a few others, this one defo not meeting the SPG design hotel standard!!
For the entire trip im traveling with family, so it's always 2 rooms per stay.
1. On arrival, theres no recognition of platinum member. Staff did NOT mention to me that on my room I should receive the continental breakfast, verses all the other SPG hotels reminded me.
2. No one offered to help on luggage, and I had to look for the room 313 which is proper hidden somewhere on the 2nd floor....
3. The WORST ever was, half of the hotel was under construction!!! the noise starts from 8am till 6pm, sometimes last a bit longer, it's IMPOSSIBLE to stay in the room. I called the front desk and ask them for a solution, they just told me "sorry" and that's it.
Seriously, if most part of the hotel is under construction, how can you not mention it with an email after guests booking it?
4. Most of the time the front desk has NOBODY. And there's no ring to call anyone.
I suggest SPG review this hotel properly.
My husband and I recently spent a week in Vienna and were looking for a reasonably priced hotel near where his conference was being held. The Das Triest had some very reasonable rates, in so much that, we were able to rent a Junior Suite for the price of a standard double room at other hotels. We later discovered that there was some renovation work happening in and by the hotel, but it did not affect us. Our room was a beautiful corner room with two wall that were mostly windows. This was great for having light in the room during the day and gave us a great view down the street to the Opera House. The only problem with these windows was that the curtains barely covered the windows and so we were woken at 6-6:30 am by the sun. My husband and I are not normally early risers so this was a bit of an adjustment for us but we made the most of it. We were steps from a tram line (have to walk further to get tickets though) and 5-10 minutes walking from the downtown area. The staff was friendly and the hotel was clean and well maintained.
The hotel rooms and lobby (if they'd call it a lobby!) are very bad in terms of cleaniness & interior design. Very small rooms & totally different from what's shown in the pictures while booking! Rooms are dusty. Some staff in reception & in the restaurant are so rude and bad in customer service.
This was a total disappointment for us from all aspects..
The hotel is quiet and comfortable in a good location near the opera house. The beds are very comfortable and the hotel is very tranquil. We did not try the restaurant as it is so convenient to walk to restaurants from there. Would recommend the streets behind for breakfast (eg Figar)
Our very first impression of the hotel was not favourable. We had heard that outside rooms could be noisy with trams going past. We had booked well in advance and said we wanted a room on the inside. On arrival they tried to give us an outside room. We protested and we got our inside room
After that everything was fine. The room was modern light and very comfortable. The breakfast in the inner courtyard was very enjoyable with a good hot and cold selection and coffee served by the pleasant staff
The staff were all helpful, some more so than others but I must mention Marvin the porter who was very cheerful helpful and in many ways was a person who gave visitors a warm feeling about Das Triest. I had a minor problem with our safe, who sorted it, yes Marvin.