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Updated: July 29, 2020
Do & Co Hotel – You can’t get more modern or central than this glimmering glass-fronted hotel in the heart of Vienna.
Here’s a flashy, very modern hotel smack next to St Stephen’s Cathedral in the center of Vienna’s best shopping, sightseeing, and nightlife district. It’s worth getting a room with a view here as you’ll be gazing right at the cathedral or over the busy shopping streets below. Service is a bit more hands-off than some other hotels so it’s great if you’re in town for nightlife or on more independent adventures. The glass-façade Haas Haus design is an eye-catching departure from the more historical choices in the city.
Do & Co Hotel – Location
- Address: Stephansplatz 12, Haas Haus 1010 Wein, Austria.
- Nearest Metro/Subway: Stephansplatz (100m, 1-minute walk), just around the corner.
- Area: Prime location right next to St Stephen’s Cathedral and surrounded by a busy pedestrian area of shops, restaurants, and bars. You’re also within a 10-minute walk to many of the city’s other top sights.
- How to Get There: Stephansplatz U-Bahn is just steps from the front door. Alternately, taxis are readily available in front of the hotel, Uber works well in Vienna, or pick up a horse-drawn carriage to take the slow route around town. A taxi from the Vienna International Airport to the hotel will take about 30-35 minutes (15 miles).
- Handy to: St Stephen’s Cathedral, Mozarthaus, St Peter’s Church.
Do & Co Hotel – The Basics
- Ages: The hotel has an edgy, grown-up vibe, but all ages are welcome here.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: A few rooms and suites have jacuzzis.
- View: Rooms with views are well-worth paying more for with many looking right out to St Stephen’s Cathedral and onto the busy streets below. Courtyard views are of the small inner courtyard in the center of the building.
- Parking: Parking in the hotel’s own garage costs €38 per day.
- Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
- Extras: DJs spin great music every night in the bar. Suites include a bottle of champagne and chocolates on arrival.
- When to Book: At least 4 months out for the Christmas season and 3 months for dates in May through June and September through October. July and August are less busy but still think of booking around a month in advance. During other months, you may be able to find last-minute rooms.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +43 1-2418-8420
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: docohotel.com
Do & Co Hotel – Amenities
- Fitness Center: There’s no fitness center at the hotel but guests are given access to Holmes Place, a fitness and wellness center a 10-minute walk (0.5 mile) from the hotel.
- For Disabled Guests: The elevator and hallways are large. Room 512 is the only room specifically designed for disabled guests.
- For Families: Kids are welcome. Families are very well catered for with free extra beds, a collection of toys, and children’s amenities such as special toiletries.
Do & Co Hotel – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: The Do & Co Stephansplatz Restaurant is located on the top floor of the hotel and surrounded by large windows for spectacular views. The menu features Viennese favorites alongside a popular sushi menu. Open daily noon-3 pm and 6 pm-midnight daily. $$-$$$.
- Lounge/Bar: With view-filled windows and plush pink velvet chairs, the Onyx Bar is a hot spot for pre-dinner cocktails which turns into a chic nightspot as the evening progresses. DJs spin great music and you’ll find locals as well as other travelers here. Open daily 11 am-2 am.
- Breakfast: Not complimentary. Available for hotel guests only in the bar/restaurant.
- Room Service: Available from the restaurant around the clock.
Do & Co Hotel – Rooms
- Room Types: Courtyard Room • City View Room • Deluxe Suite • Dome Suite
- Smoking Rooms: Do & Co Hotel is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: Suite 400 has the best view in the house with nearly 180 degrees over the city. It also has a jacuzzi, bar, and living area, and can connect to rooms on either side to turn into a massive apartment. A less expensive choice is room 300, with a balcony offering city views, plus it can connect to room 302.
- For Families: There are quite a few connecting rooms, with suite 400 and room 300 being the nicest of the bunch.
Do & Co Hotel – Local Transport
- Walking: This is prime walking area with many top sights under 10 minutes away. Head out the door and get lost in fairytale lanes with horse-drawn carriages and stumble on architectural marvels from St Stephen’s Cathedral (literally out the door) to the many museum and parks.
- Subway and Bus: The U-Bahn is the easiest walk from the hotel, though major buses are also stumbling distance away (closest is Stephansplatz U – 150m, 2-minute walk). Weihburggasse (0.4 mile, 8-minute walk) and Schwedenplatz (0.4 mile, 8-minute walk tram stops are the closest. It’s very easy to navigate the city’s public transport system and get nearly anywhere from here.
- Taxis, Uber, Lyft: Taxis are easy to find (get the hotel to call one for you) and Uber is quick, generally safe, and easy in Vienna.
Do & Co Hotel – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
- Vienna Walks & Talks – Offers a number of excellent 90-minute walking tours including music tours, underground Vienna, and Third Man movie tours. Start location: Depends on tour.
- Space & Place – Offbeat themed tours from Brexit (focusing on expats and ending at a pub, of course) to the ugly side of Vienna can be booked with this fun and knowledgeable company. Start location: Depends on tour.
- Hotrod City Tour – Tours around the city and beyond become more fun when you’re behind the wheel of a low-to-the-ground, open-air, mini hot rod. There are also tours on Vespa scooters and by tuk tuk. Start location: Vien Hotrod Tour store (0.3 mile, 6-minute walk).
- Fiaker Carriage Tours – Lines of horse-drawn carriages with local drivers can be found around the Albertina Museum. Hail one yourself or ask the hotel to find one for you. You can choose the amount of time you’d like to spend clip-clopping through town, and the drivers generally offer some commentary and point out highlights. Start location: 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Ring Tram Tour – Take the famous 25-minute tram loop with video commentary so you can get the most out of the city’s history, architecture, and more. Start location: Schwedenplatz (0.4 mile, 8-minute walk).
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Café Korb – Sigmund Freud’s favorite hangout is still delightful and serves an excellent apple strudel. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Julius Meinl am Graben – Spectacular international dishes are served here alongside an equally impressive wine list. There’s also a wine bar in the cellar. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Le Bol – French style café specializing in open-face tartines and croque monsieur. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Griechenbeisl – Dine or drink at one of Vienna’s oldest inns with framed autographs of many famous guests, including Mark Twain, hanging on the walls. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Café Mozart – Over a century old stop for home-style Viennese classics and especially luscious cakes from strudels to tortes. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Bitzinger Würstelstand – The best sausage stand in Vienna. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Tian – Some of the best vegetarian food you’ll find anywhere in the world (with a Michelin star to prove it), served in an elegant dining room. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Plachutta – Lauded restaurant for specialty Austrian meat dishes, most of which use locally sourced ingredients. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Café Central – Stunning late 19th-century architecture. Trotsky to Freud hung out here and you can, too, for coffee or Mediterranean-inspired fare. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Café Museum – Klimt was once a regular at this smart, circa 1899 café serving classic Viennese fare and delectable pastries. 11-minute walk (0.6 mile).
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Loos American Bar – Possibly the hippest place in the city center for a cocktail, so go early for a table. 2-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Blue Mustard – Grab affordable and fun internationally-inspired cocktails and bar food. 3-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Sky Bar – This chic cocktail bar atop a department store has one of the best views in the city. 3-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Villon – Head underground into this 500-year-old cellar to sip wines and champagnes by the glass or bottle. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Reserva Iberica by Paco – Spanish tapas and wine bar serving locally cured hams. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Porgy & Bess – Dimly lit, popular jazz bar with acts from around the world. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Kruger’s American Bar – Legendary 1920s bar with a hefty drinks menu, cigar lounge, and Sinatra tunes. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- 1516 Brewing Company – A huge selection of beers on tap plus a busy terrace area and sports on TV. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
Best Nearby Cafes
- AIDA Café Konditorei – Jolly, pink, mid-century style café with good cake and coffee. 1-minute walk (75m).
- Café Hawelka – Historic café once frequented by Warhol and serving the same Buchteln (jam-filled rolls) it did back then. 3-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Café Sacher – Step into this legendary café for a slice of the world-famous Sacher torte – or head to the adjacent Sacher Eck or Salon Sacher if you don’t want to wait in line. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
Nearby Shopping & Cool Shops
- Oscar & Filu – Unique, modern gold jewelry. 2-minute walk (150m).
- Steiff – Considered the creator of the original teddy bear, the stuffed toys here are of very high quality. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Gmundner Keramic – Handmade Austrian ceramics with exquisite craftmanship. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Meinl am Graben – A great stop for fine European foods, from chocolates to cured meats. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- J&L Lobmeyr Vienna – Worth visiting for the chandelier-clad atrium ceiling alone. The ceramics, glass, and homeware here are a feast for the eyes. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Heindl Confiserie – Austrian chocolates made using fair-trade cacao. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- St Stephen’s Cathedral – Spired and jaw-droppingly beautiful cathedral in the heart of the city. 1-minute walk (50m).
- St Peter’s Catholic Church – An ornate Catholic church with regular concerts and great acoustics. 2-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Mozarthaus Vienna – Now a museum, this was the great composer Mozart’s residence for 24 years. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
- Albertina Museum – One of the city’s top art museums, housed in the opulent guest apartments of the royal Habsburgs. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- State Hall of the National Austrian Library – An ancient library that looks like something out of a movie. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Spanish Riding School – Come here to watch the Lipinzzaner stallion show, a Viennese institution. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Hofburg Imperial Apartments – Palace living quarters of Franz Josef I and his well-loved wife Sisi, now open to the public by tour and includes the Sisi Museum full of royal portraits, clothing, and jewelry. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Vienna State Opera House – Historic, architecturally outrageous, and one of the busiest opera houses in the world, seeing an opera here is a must if you enjoy the genre. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Haus der Musik – A museum dedicated to sound and music with plenty of interactive exhibits. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Burrgarten & Volksgarten – These 2 beautiful and grand gardens are separated by the Hofburg complex. 9-minute walk (0.5 mile).