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
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.
Booked a room for 3 days, for disabled people. First of all, on the way to room we took a very crowded elevator with a persistent and not pleasant smell. The room can be max 3* not 5. I cannot go with my wheelchair near the bed cause you don’t have more than 30 cm between bed and wall. I cannot use my legs so I must refuse the room. Good part is that they gave me a very good room at Hotel Topaz vis a vis. I cannot made some pictures of the room cause I was really traumatized by accommodation. And above all it was a persistent smell of old and dust. So, if you want to book a room I suggest to take hotel Topaz not Lamee (they have the same owner). At the bar at the last floor a disabled person cannot go cause they don’t have elevator till the last floor. You need to go on stairs last floor.
Our 1st visit to the lovely historic city of Vienna. What a pleasure to stay at this lovely hotel. Our room was huge and airy. Bed was comfy and we adored the Molton Brown toiletries. The roof top bar was stunning, and we loved going up there every evening for a nighcap. Staff were all super friendly.