The Levante Parliament
What We Love
- Spacious, sleek, tech-equipped rooms that belie the hotel's 1908 beginnings
- The Nemtoi restaurant’s glass bar and dramatic fire sculptures
- Breathtaking black-and-white prints by Viennese photographer Curt Themessi grace the hotel, and you can purchase your favorites
What To Know
- There are two Levante properties in Vienna, the extended-stay Laudon and the Parliament — make sure you head for the right place
- The hotel is chic and artsy; definitely geared toward singles and couples
- There's no spa on-site, but the fitness center is equipped with a Finnish sauna and an infrared saunarium
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This stylish hotel-cum-art-gallery in downtown Vienna showcases works by sculptor Ioan Nemtoi and photographer Curt Themessi. The on-site restaurant features dramatic fire sculptures and a sleek glass bar, the walls are dotted with monochrome prints of ballet dancers from the Vienna State Opera, and the airy guestrooms wrap around a tranquil courtyard garden.
Bed and Bath
The 67 guestrooms overlook the city streets or the hotel’s inner courtyard, and high ceilings make even the smallest rooms seem spacious. All rooms are dressed with wenge wood furnishings and burnt orange accents and have sitting areas with desks and bright leather chairs plus docking stations and flat-screen TVs. The marble bathrooms are design-forward with hubcap-size rainfall showerheads and Japanese-style sinks surrounded by an orange glow of glass containers and the hotel’s signature brand of bath products, also in orange packaging.
The central meeting place is the Nemtoi Bar, a funky glass watering hole where you can sip delicious Viennese coffee in the morning and cocktails at night. The attached restaurant of the same name is the setting for the morning breakfast buffet — a groaning spread piled high with croissants and Viennese pastries. In the evening it transforms into an intimate space where you can dine on chicken with crispy gnocchi (a popular Austrian dish) and caramelized sabayon tart with raspberries. There’s a varied wine list, but you can rarely go wrong with a local Riesling. If you’ve overdosed on schnitzel and sausages, you can hit the well-equipped fitness center, which has a Finnish sauna and an infrared saunarium.
How to Get There
Lovely rooms, friendly staff, excellent breakfast.
Located on the west side of Vienna, very close to city centre and museums.
Highly recommended! My favourite hotel in Vienna, have stayed there 3-4 times.
The hotel markets itself as an exclusive designer hotel. Rightly or wrongly I expected a high level of service to go with it but in the end it just felt like an overrated minimalist option. The annoyance started with the arrival. The entrance is hardly noticeable as a hotel. When you open the door you immediately stand in front of stairs. Although a sign suggests you can just leave your luggage at the bottom of the stairs and it will be seen to, it is not always practical to wait for a member of staff to be called when no door service is specifically assigned.
The rooms are tiny. I was on my own and under normal circumstances only needed a single room but had booked a double to enjoy some extra comfort. What disappointment! I have no idea how this room can be suitable for two people. I had no space to put down my suitcase to properly unpack and could barely walk around the bed. To create the illusion of some extra space the bathroom walls were out of glass which maybe 'designer' but it is not everybody's cup of tea to reject any privacy in the bathroom if you are travelling with company.
The food was good but the menu options are unusually limited.
So in my view, the only positive is the location which is just a stone throw from the 'Rathaus'.
Stayed for 3 nights in April and had a great time in Vienna. The hotel is within a 5 minute walk of the Metro which meant that travel from the airport was fairly straightforward. There was no queue at reception and we were greeted by a very friendly and informative receptionist, Alexsandra I think. She asked if we would prefer a courtyard view or street view room. We asked her opinion and she checked us in and organised the porter to show us both room options and we chose the street view. This was a great start to the holiday. The room was well designed with a modern feel as per the hotel website. It was comfortable but the air conditioning was never very good and we slept with the windows open, okay in April but in the heat of summer this would be a problem. There is construction outside the hotel and it is noisy. Not much of a problem for us though as we were out of the room for most of the day when construction was ongoing.
The room was a decent size for a city hotel room. The mini bar was reasonably priced. Good TV but few English channels. Closet space was good for a few days but small for any extended stay. The bathroom was modern with a shower only, the overhead rain shower did not work in my room. Bathroom products were okay and replaced daily. There was a hairdryer in the bathroom which meant that if you wanted to use you had to stand over the sink, not ideal for most.
The hotel areas were well maintained. The hotel has a nice courtyard for sitting and having a drink but it was quiet during our stay and lacked atmosphere. We didn't try and food, the restaurant looked nice but was mostly empty. Overall we enjoyed our stay and if we got a good price again we would return. I'd give the hotel a 4 star rating rather than 5 star.
The place is relatively neat, nice location, tidy standard size rooms and good service but all that you can get for much less in a 3 or 4* hotel. The hotel just doesn't live up to its five star category..
It is quite sophisticated property but it is definitely not 5 stars. It is quite noisy because it is just on the boulevard plus there is a construction works nearby. Keep that in mind if you want a oeaceful stay