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
Let me start by saying that this is not a 5-star hotel. For a design hotel it was not designed well in terms of multiple details which get you annoyed like metal legs underneath the sink loosely fastened so that they fall on your bare feet unexpectedly, the lamp shades barely attached to their metal frames and thus falling down easily when a sleepy person tries to navigate around them, wash basin stopper not allowing for proper drain even with a short hand wash, or impractical shower cabin which with the extremely strong water pressure doesn't cover anything causing every shower to end in flooding of the bathroom. Because of all such details I believe it would be fair to lower the price and set the expectations right.
Despite all that we can recommend this hotel, as we had very nice holidays. We were lucky to get a cozy and warm room from the courtyard side. We heard no noises at all and the view was pleasant. I was positively surprised to find that there was a Babyliss Pro hair dryer in the bathroom which worked perfectly for my needs. Usually even in better hotels you end up burning your hair with some low quality dryer if you forget to take one with you, so extra points for the hotel.
The staff was friendly and worked hard to make a good impression. The cleaning ladies were cleaning at different times of the day so if we slept in and only left later, there was no issue.
The location is convenient, especially for an Opera visit. If we go to Vienna again we might stay there again.
upper class hotel but very winding corridors and stairs; so if needed ask for a room next to the elevator; rooms are newly refurbished - bath room was not; very clean and staff was attentive and polite; car was parked (fee); located in reasonable distance to Karlsplatz (metro/underground), Opera house, Naschmarkt; breakfast (Buffett style) with high quality food and drinks;
My family and I were on a road trip and one of our next stops was Vienna (about 5 days out). My toddler broke his hand and we were told he would need bandage changes every 2 days so we decided we needed to cut the trip short. We called to cancel the reservation and explained the situation. We originally booked through points but they ended up charging the full amount in euros for the entire duration of our planned stay. We called and requested to keep the reservation under our points since they were going to charge us almost 1,000 euros for a stay we would not be able to use. They informed us that they wouldn’t be able to do that as they already booked our room. I understand having a cancelation policy but that’s ridiculous. On top of dealing with medical expenses and new flights, the hotel that was supposed to be booked with points has now charged us 1,000 euros even though they’ve had no issues rebooking before we could even respond to the charges. We certainly won’t be booking at this hotel again.
We spent 3 nights in Das Triest and much enjoyed our stay, the room was modestly sized but well appointed with a good wet room. The breakfast was excellent with the solitary exception of the scrambled egg which was so solid it could be sliced! However as the breadth of choice and the quality of the other foods on offer it was no great matter.
I was a little surprised by the 5 Star rating as the public rooms, dining room bar etc, were a little pokey
However, Das Triest served as an absolutely ideal base for our daily excursions. All the major sites in the City centre were easy to walk to as was the Belvedere to the South. Karlplatz UBahn station was a few minutes walk away and so it was easy to get to Schonbrann in one direction or the Danube in the other.
We would definitely recommend the hotel and ourselves stay there again.
Das Triest is a 'design hotel' with a quirky design feature of a disco positioned directly above our heads. We wanted to talk to a manager about the ensuing noise but were told there were no managers present at the weekends, only staff on the front desk. The receptionist explained that design hotels don't have star ratings but she was sure "Das Triest would have five stars if it was given one". I don't think my complaint quite registered with her!.