The Weekend Australian - Travel - - DESTINATION EUROPE -

25hours Ho­tel Vi­enna at Mu­se­um­sQuartier, Lerchen­felder Strasse 1-3, 1070 Vi­enna; + 431 521 510; 25hours-ho­

TAR­IFF: Gue­stroom cat­e­gories cover five styles, from M to Panorama Suites; from €100 ($157) to €170 re­spec­tively. Buf­fet break­fast, €19; use of Mer­maid’s Cave, €10 a stay.

GET­TING THERE: The ho­tel web­site has de­tailed driv­ing di­rec­tions; un­der­ground park­ing avail­able.

CHECK­ING IN: Ur­ban no­mads of all ages. There are also 25hours Ho­tels in Ham­burg, Zurich, Ber­lin and Frank­furt.

WHEELCHAIR AC­CESS: Yes, via lifts.

BED­TIME READ­ING: The Third Man by Gra­ham Greene, a novella writ­ten as a draft for the clas­sic 1949 Or­son Welles film of the same name set in post-war Vi­enna.

STEP­PING OUT: The Aus­trian cap­i­tal is on your doorstep. If you get past the Mu­seum Quar­ter try the fa­mous (and orig­i­nal recipe) Sacher torte at the equally fa­mous Ho­tel Sacher; fos­sick in the great flea mar­ket at Naschmarkt on Satur­days; take a tram around the Ringstrasse; have a night at the Opera; eat Weiner schnitzel at the nearby bistro Glacis Beisl.

BRICK­BATS: The lack of room ser­vice could be an is­sue for some guests.

BOU­QUETS: The ho­tel’s Grab & Go break­fast, avail­able in re­cep­tion, is a great idea for guests opt­ing for take­away cof­fees, croissants and fruit.

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