As much as I'd like to say that DO & CO exceeded my expectations or that it lived up to the pictures here on Tripadvisor...well, I can't. It's certainly a very good hotel, there were just some shortcomings that I couldn't get past, but a great deal more that I really enjoyed.
The location is as perfect as it gets in Vienna. The hotel is located smack dab in the heart of Vienna's bustling city centre, practically two steps away from St. Stephen's Cathedral and the major shopping streets of Karntnerstrasse and Kohlmarkt. The entire plaza is pedestrians only after 10am, so it's practically like a playground at your disposal—you can literally blaze a path of retail destruction right from the doorstep of the hotel all the way down to the edge of the Ring, and then get a wonderful eyeful of some of the sights that Vienna has to offer as you make your way back up to the hotel.
The room itself was great for the most part—the bathroom was spacious and pristine, a huge shower and decent closet space. My main complaint here was that the sheets gave off this queer detergent smell...they were clean, but they smelled like a sickening mixture of milk and perfume. I couldn't get past the smell, and that made going to bed every night a bit of a dreaded occasion. That aside, the rooms were fine, and the management was fine as well, though like others have said, the fact that the front desk shares a space with a restaurant that allows smoking is a bit problematic. Also, there is no real front entrance to the hotel; you have to enter through a door opposite the cathedral and go up to the sixth floor of the building to get to the front desk.
But the breakfast! The breakfast was probably the greatest part of DO & CO aside from its location. It's located up in the seventh floor, and there's a balcony with lots of seating so you can sit high above Vienna while eating and gaze down at the minuscule figures below or at glorious St. Stephen's right across from you. And the food was great too; buffet-style with delicious croissants and omelettes and yogurts and fruits and a lot more.
I would definitely recommend this hotel for the best location and pretty great facilities, but would advise caution on smelling the bedsheets on account of that weird scent they have...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right in the centre of Vienna in front of St. Stephens cathedral the DO & CO Hotel is the perfect starting point for your stay. Whether being on a business trip or on holidays the hotel is in walking distance from Vienna’s most famous attractions; the Viennese opera house, the HofburgImperialCastle or the Albertina museum. Shopaholics will find themselves in paradise as our boutique hotel is situated on corner to Graben, Kärntner Strasse and Kohlmarkt.The Design Hotel with its 43 rooms and suites offers round the clock personalised service and plenty of luxurious details to make you feel at home.At the DO & CO Restaurant on the top floor of the building you can enjoy a magnificent view to the cathedral while you indulge yourself with the best tastes of the world.On the 6th floor the ONYX Bar is the perfect location to have an afternoon coffee cup and becomes the hot-spot in town at night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Do And Co Hotel
- Do Co Hotel
- Do Co Vienna