The Belletage is smack in the heart of town, but you might miss it walking down the Köllnerhofgasse. The charmingly quirky establishment is housed in a fin-de-siècle apartment building where the staff see themselves as hosts rather than just employees. The rooms are in a typically modern Austrian style, with rain showers and beautiful baths, some of which are hidden in cupboards or only separated from the bed by a partition. An extra perk is the included mini bar. Instead of a buffet, there is a 6-course breakfast menu included in the room rate and the living room and spa area have wood-burning fireplaces. There's also a charming garden terrace in the courtyard that is a peaceful retreat from the busy streets of downtown. After expanding twice in 2006 and 2008, it seems to have all the bases covered. The in-house cinema shows three films a day, all somehow relating to Vienna (like the classic The Third Man, starring Orson Welles). The newest addition, the Spa-Suite Separee, is a luxury abode for home-away-from-home travelers; with its own modern Turkish bath, canopy bed, free-standing bathtub, fireplace, kitchen, and 10-person dining room, guests can play host themselves. Everything about this place is fun, sophisticated, and simply inspired. Make sure you book well ahead as it only has 26 rooms.
Restaurant, complimentary breakfast, fitness center, spa, garden, cinema, parking (€24/day), free Wi-FiWeb site Hollmann Belletage