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
We were allocated a superior double room immediately opposite a large, commercial, building site. The pile driving commenced every morning at 06.45. Although this is beyond the hotels control, we should have been advised when booking.
The room was dirty with peanuts on the floor from previous guests.
The sink leaked resulting in stagnant water sitting between the glass top and the unit. This meant the bathroom always smelt.
After being woken the second morning, I went to reception to complain. I explained our concerns and stated that the hotel was not up to 5 star standard. I was abruptly informed that the hotel is NOT 5 star, it is a "5 star design hotel". This is extremely misleading.
Upon hearing the hostility I was receiving from the receptionist, the duty manager intervened. She was very apologetic, efficient and charming.
She offered us an alternative room which we accepted. The new room was in far better condition than our first room, although the mattress was uncomfortable due to a large spring sticking out.
We were also offered a complimentary breakfast and a drink each from the bar.
Unfortunately, the voucher for complimentary drinks was only for soft drinks which we were unaware of.
We ordered 2 gin and tonics and discovered that only the tonics were free. The gins cost €20 EACH.
Having stayed in numerous hotels, the Levante Parliament does not reach 5 star standards except for their pricing.
I have written many emails stating my concerns to every email address registered. Two weeks later I am still awaiting a reply, terrible customer service.
The Levante Parlament Hotel
is another well located, standard,
functional hotel you can easily access the city center from.
This is not an idealistic, old
fashion hotel but a
pragmatic place which
perfectly accomplishes its
main goal : Lodgment.
Good choice for business
not for nostalgic romantics.
I recommend this hotel.
Absolutely fabulous hotel. Great location. Lovely room. Staff were amazing, especially reception and bar staff. Good value for money. Lovely modern rooms and quiet hotel. Could not recommend highly enough! 10/10 in all areas.
Stayed here for a 4 night break and what an amazing team! Easy check in and got our room 2 hrs early! They booked our Budapest trip and advised us about other points of interest in Vienna. Rooms were clean and breakfast was a good selection to start the day. A great base for the city centre and walking distance to great restaurants and sights. Thank you Levante for making our break amazing!!
Our stay in this hotel was delightful and an excellent bargain. Well situated near all the museums it was a short walk or subway ride wherever we needed to go.
The staff were extremely helpful in pointing out places to eat and things to see.