This boutique hotel is exceptional. In a beautiful house right by the Mirabell Gardens and just a 15-minute walk from the old town, Hotel Villa Carlton boasts a funky modern interior and an adorable garden terrace. Each room is unique in layout and style, with Landhaus, elegant, traditional, and pop art options. The red thread that unites them all is the smart bathrooms (some with tubs), nice touches like iPod docking stations, and plenty of sunshine. Superior rooms have a balcony or a lounge area in a bay window, and the suites are very spacious. The price is almost unbeatable for the location and décor, although it's reflected in the absent minibar and extra cost for buffet breakfast (which is, however, quite ample for €14). Travelers going for quirky should book the pop art room with the tub right next to the bed.