What We Love
- An intimate design hotel in dead-central Vienna, with 1930s-style interiors and rooftop barThe fabulous central location just steps from St Stephen’s Cathedral
- The stylish 1930s-like interiors – all polished wood and richly textured fabrics
- Taking a walk among Vienna's many statues and landmarks
What To Know
- Spacious marble bathrooms feel like a spa
- The rooftop terrace has one of the best views of Vienna
- Free WiFi
Vienna is packed full of grand architectural wonders – one of the most splendid being the iconic St Stephen’s Cathedral. Just steps away sits Hotel Lamée, a bijou design hotel that makes its own stylish statement and is a welcome change from the city’s many larger establishments.
Occupying a smartly renovated building, inside you can expect a shamelessly glamorous style that harks back to the 1930s. Step into the lobby, resplendent with dark lacquered wood and black-and-white photos of famous Austrian film star Hedy Lamarr, the hotel’s namesake. The high point has to be the hotel’s rooftop garden and bar, where you can sip a drink, get your bearings and marvel at amazing views over the city.
Back down on terra firma, the ground-floor Bloom showcases local Austrian delicacies, matched with delicious organic wine. Soundproofed guest rooms exude an understated regal air, with plush velvets, shiny quilts and gleaming wood panelling.
After a restful night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast, set forth into the city, much of which is accessible on foot due to the hotel’s enviably central location. With all this going for it, it’s little wonder Hotel Lamée boasts a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
I can only describe my recent stay at the Hotel Lamee as a disappointment. The room itself was fine—I particularly appreciated the brown marble and wood inlay. They really do channel a forgotten time in Vienna.
My main critique is that the suite was simply not as advertised. The hotel’s website describes “separate living and sleeping areas.” In our case, that meant a sofa that looked directly at the back of a tv, with no table or accompanying chairs. It was essentially an unusable space.
The website also promises a “private terrace or panorama window with sensational view.” In our case, it looked directly at another building across the street, with only the tip of the cathedral spire visible above it—less than sensational and a far cry from the advertised pictures.
The breakfast also totaled an outrageous €25 per person. We assumed a typical €15 or even €18 but were shocked when the bill arrived. I would ask the management—do you really think a cold breakfast with a few scrambled eggs is worth that price?
Finally, the bed linens smelled musty during the entire stay.
I did a lot of homework prior to this stay, trying to find a hotel with good design and good views from the room. And, at €350 a night, I think those expectations were reasonable. The design, while unique, is starting to look a little worn, particularly the carpet and bed linens. And as stated above, the view was pretty much nonexistent.
I do think that some of the other suites may have better views, but sadly that is not the case with suite 71. If is an outlier, then it should be marketed and priced differently.
We stayed here for 3 nights in a Suite on the 7th floor with a huge terrace. Room was very quite and large with seperate couch, large bath with seperate shower. TV unit only faced bed so could not watch tv from couch. Aircon was OK but we were there in temperatures of 18-20c during the day and if you did not lower the outdoor blinds the room really heated up, with a large expanse of glass I would be reluctant to stay in this room in summer as I think the aircon would struggle. Location was superb close to Stephan’s Dom and to all sites, plenty of restaurants to chose from and breakfast locations. We ate every day at Cafe De LEurope it was cheaper than eating at the hotel which was 25 Euro per person and the food options were large, around 30 Euro for 2 at this cafe. The areas for improvement are , housekeeping didn’t replace used toiletries during our stay, littlethings like not replacing milk in mini bar, not pad next to phone these small things annoy and you feel silly for having to ask for those little things during your stay. If they could work on those small attention to details this would be a 5 star hotel. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
We had an extra night in Vienna courtesy of the BA issues and our original hotel was full.
The location is great - 5 minutes from the two (allegedly) best schnitzel places, the cathedral, the city centre etc. There is currently road works outside, but despite the location, very quiet inside the rooms.
We’d booked for Hotel Topazz but due to an issue at their end, we were moved to their sister hotel across the street, Lamee, and upgraded. Check in was lovely and friendly - as others have noted, there can be quite rare in Vienna.
Rooms. To be fair we didn’t book these and some couples would love them - baths in the middle of the room, open bathroom, shower facing the bed, but we like a little more privacy and the dark brown marble not to our taste, and not hugely appropriate for teenage girls sharing. Staff were lovely trying to fix as best they could though.
The rooftop bar was amazing...and a little irritating! With only one lift, you sometimes had to wait ages for the lift to appear.