Ruby Lissi Hotel Vienna
What We Love
- Slick and simple luxury at a newly-opened urban city pad in the heart of Vienna, with breakfastWalking to the city’s sights from the hotel's prime location, right in Vienna’s first district
- Sleek and cosy guest rooms, which blend simple design with statement pieces
- The authentic ‘lean luxury’ philosophy of the hotel group that provides exactly what you want from a modern city stay
What To Know
- Located in Vienna's first district, not far from Schwedenplatz and St. Stephan's Cathedral
- Bike rental is available at reception
- The Schwedenplatz Metro Stop is just steps away
- WiFi is fast and reliable
Impressive 18th-century Viennese grandeur fronts this thoroughly cool and efficient hotel in Vienna’s city center. Every curve and corner have been thoughtfully considered. Ruby Lissi, the Ruby Hotel group’s third and newest Vienna outpost, is just what a modern city stay should be.
Breakfasts are organic and locally sourced, and in place of a traditional restaurant, a 24-hour cafe-bar offers top-quality rocket-fuel coffee and Italian-leaning light-bites. Soundproofed bedrooms are compact but far from cramped, with full black-out blinds and delightful pocket-sprung beds that you’ll likely find it difficult to emerge from.
When you do emerge, you’ll find yourself near the banks of the Danube, surrounded by pristine parks and less than half an hour walk from the Museumsquartier. Fans of Egon Schiele will be in heaven here amongst the world’s largest collection of his work. For local, in-the-know recommendations, your in-room tablet offers a Vienna City Guide, with Ruby-curated recommendations for food and drink, culture and nightlife. You can also consult the Ruby Blog with its information on upcoming events and then think about hire a hotel bike for a two-wheeled tour of the city.
How to Get There
good location, enough space for lobby and breakfast area, kindly hotel staff (except 1 person).
room sizes are enough. silence is good for a good sleep. we can reccomend this hotel to our friendsssss.
The staff was very helpful, they found us a room for very early check-in. Everything was clean, may be toilet needs more privacy. Kettle for coffee would be nice but sure you can get excellent coffee from lobby bar.
This was as really cool place to stay. The room was comfortable and quiet, and everything was designed in a very appealing way. Best of all - the location was extremely convenient to everything! I would stay there again!
A nice, modern hotel in a good location close to St Stephens Church. The rooms are quite small but normal for European standards and the design of the rooms make good use of the space.
We were particularly appreciative of the staff for accommodating our request for an early check in after a long haul flight from Australia.
I'll go into more detail below, but here's the highlights incase you don't want to read all of it. The place is very clean, and in a decent location. They claim the rooms are "soundproof" but they are not; we could hear every bit of traffic and revelry in the streets below. The shower/toilet situation isn't very private, so don't stay with someone you don't want to see using the shower/toilet. The service at their bar was terrible.
Okay, so here's the full experience. I'll say it was interesting and enjoyable at first, but later got annoying. My wife and I arrived via the U-bahn, and found the name of the hotel Ruby Lissi painted on the corner of a building nearby. We walked in, and there was an elevator painted the same way, so we got in and pressed the button for the lobby. The lobby was empty, but we saw a counter that said "Self Check-in" so we approached it. Everything in the lobby was labeled in English only, no German, I don't know why. At the counter was a touchscreen which prompted us to enter our information, then it announced that we were checked in, and a room keycard dispensed below. It felt like that X-files episode where there are no other people, and Mulder & Skully interact with machines only. We got back on the elevator, and we needed to swipe our room key to get access to our floor. Our floor was a maze of a hallway, with all of the walls, doors, and floor painted black. There was nothing soft about it, and every sound echoed. There was a little dot on our door which we held the key in front of to unlock our door. In the room was a glass vestibule housing the toilet and shower, and the opposite wall was one long counter, including the room's sink. Also on that counter was a complimentary tablet and cell phone, which had welcome messages for us. I picked up the tablet and it explained the various amenities to me. Super weird.
So that experience was kinda neat, but the rest didn't go so well. We could hear all the noise in the streets below, and we could hear every time someone was walking or talking in the hallway. The one time we tried to get food at the bar, the employee (the only one we saw the entire trip) kept helping German speaking people before tending to us, even though we were there first and asked for assistance. I think they had a neat artsy idea with this place, but they put form before function and it's not worth it.