Hotel Tip: Motel One At The Vienna Opera

24 February 2015 2


In my last blog post I’ve taken you along on a weekend getaway to beautiful Vienna. I showed you a few reasons why you should put the Austrian capital on your travel bucket list and enjoy beautiful architecture, arts, coffee and food in Vienna. Today I want to give you the ultimate hotel tip to make your Vienna trip perfect. Think of a design hotel that will not blow your budget, think of fantastic opulence and a location in the heart of Vienna: welcome to the Motel One at the Vienna Opera.

This brand new hotel belongs to the design hotel chain Motel One which stands for design at a very affordable price tag and their design signature are turquoise Egg Chairs by Arne Jacobsen. But this hotel in Vienna is special: its location next to the Vienna Opera has significantly influenced the hotel’s interior design which is opulent and unique to say at least. This Motel One only opened its doors in November 2014 and its official opening party will take place this week. I had the great opportunity to get a better insight into the hotel’s interior design thanks to the hotel’s management.

When you enter the hotel you will immediately realize that the world renown Vienna Opera served as a design inspiration for the interiors. Luckily, the hotel resides in two connected historical buildings that have lots of character and style – just look at the amazing columns and stucco in the lobby! Everything exposed in the hotel has an artsy feel to it – the lobby is decorated with light installations describing famous ballet formations which are depicted behind the reception, the light pendants refer to the airy ballet tutu skirts, the chairs have ballet feet and behind the hotel bar you can watch real rehearsals from the adjacent Vienna Opera.

Unlike many other Motel One hotels, this one has around 200 rooms in various sizes due to the historical character of the building which prevented any substantial architectural changes. You can find cosy single bedrooms overlooking the Vienna rooftops, spacious rooms with glass front all around, comfortable double-bedrooms with balconies. Interesting fact: A few rooms have a sort of wall in front of the windows due to architectural restraints – the design team created private outdoor spaces and included an illuminated Vienna skyline to the wall creating a very special feeling even to those rooms. The stairways of this hotel are so beautiful, you will deliberately skip the elevator and enjoy the historical ironworks and beautiful old tiles.

My room was very comfortable with a big bed, free Internet and a great breakfast buffet with organic food. After breakfast I headed out to the main sights of Vienna – all of them in close proximity and reachable by foot. The central St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a mere 10 minutes walk away, the buzzing market ‘Naschmarkt’ is five minutes away, so is the museums’ quarter. Perfect for a weekend getaway!

I was invited by Motel One to stay and test their new hotel but my opinion remains untouched and honest. I really recommend this place if you want a nice hotel, if you want to be central and if you don’t want to spend a fortune. I’ll be back for sure.

Photography by Igor Josifovic
This blogpost has been brought to you in collaboration with Motel One

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  • Reply *Molly* 24 February 2015 at 07:41

    A perfect location for a weekend!
    I would love to go there.
    Lovely hugs

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 February 2015 at 09:46

      Thank you Molly and yes, this hotel is just perfect for a weekend getaway to Vienna!

  • Reply Judith 24 February 2015 at 11:38

    What a nice hotel! I love how all the rooms have truly different shapes and sizes and how they’ve left intact parts of the historical building (that staircase!!). Will definitely keep it in mind when I’ll travel to Vienna!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 February 2015 at 14:05

      You should Judith, the price/performance is fantastic in this hotel!

  • Reply Angelika Leśniak 24 February 2015 at 12:44

    Du hast ein Näschen für Adressen, lieber Igor, toll!!!

  • Reply Glamista Home 24 February 2015 at 13:02

    Great space and amazing details. Love the colors muted and adding character to the space. Lovely place.

  • Reply Judy 24 February 2015 at 13:27

    Love the Details of the furniture and the nice crisp colours! Never been to Vienna, but I will add it to my bucket list!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 February 2015 at 14:04

      You should Judy, it is a wonderful city to visit and this hotel is the perfect base for a trip to Vienna.

  • Reply Crown Living 24 February 2015 at 15:00

    Wow, was für ein tolles Hotel! Da würde ich auch
    nur zu gerne mal Urlaub machen. Vielen Dank für
    die besonderen Einblicke.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  • Reply houseno44 24 February 2015 at 20:33

    So schön zum verlieben. Bei den Balett-Stühlen musste ich 2 x hingucken, genial

    Tolle Bilder + Inspirationen

    Lieben Gruß

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 February 2015 at 11:55

      Danke Dir Dragana, freut mich, dass es Dir auch so gut gefällt! Und die Stühle hab ich auch erst auf den zweiten Blick entdeckt:-)

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha 25 February 2015 at 14:45

    The first picture of the mid-century modern Arne Jacobsen turquoise Egg Chairs set against the grand white classical background is simply stunning!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 February 2015 at 18:25

      It’s the first thing you see when entering this hotel – loved it from the first minute!

  • Reply Louise - 30s Magazine 1 March 2015 at 19:53

    This looks like my kinda hotel 🙂 I love the first picture of the blue egg chairs and the classic white background. And those ballet details everywhere…swooning!

  • Reply Beauty Follower 10 March 2015 at 18:52

    Marvellous place!

    Greets from Greece 🙂

  • Reply Autor 14 March 2015 at 08:50

    Wir sind in 2 Wochen in Wien, leider wohnen wir nicht dort….und Deine Fotos sind allesamt toll!!

    Liebe Grüsse, Frida

  • Reply Lizzy (Good Things) 26 March 2015 at 10:16

    How wonderful, thank you for your recommendation via my Twitter enquiry. I think given your recommendation, we will book in! Best regards Liz

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 March 2015 at 13:40

      Very happy I could help and hope you will enjoy your stay as much as I did!!

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