We had a wonderful stay at DO & CO. From the moment we checked in to the moment we left they couldn’t do enough for us.
The Bar - It’s very popular (Fridays/Saturdays especially) due to the gorgeous decor and spectacular view of St Stephen’s Cathedral from the huge windows. This means you will need to book a table. We didn’t reserve and yet the manager made sure there was space for us. The cocktail menu is extensive, but if you just can’t decide the barman will ask you what kind of thing you like and surprise you. You definitely won’t be disappointed!
The Restaurant - It is considered one of the best in Vienna, and I would have to agree. You need to book.
The menu is eclectic and extensive. It includes fantastic sushi (a speciality of the restaurant) / traditional Viennese / steaks / Middle Eastern / Chinese and Thai / French. It sounds like it would be weird and almost impossible to do all of those things well but I assure you, they do.
I had crispy shrimp covered in spicy yuzu mayo with truffle salad. Delicious! I then had the Soho platter which was fantastic. My husband had the same starter, followed by a slow braised veal cheek with goose liver and pomme purée. It was so rich and unctuous. Very impressed. We didn’t have space for dessert but we did see them and they resemble those that you would see at any high end restaurant. We will definitely be eating here again.
To drink - I suggest you stay local and try the Sekt and Austrian wines. If you need some guidance as to what to choose for your taste ask the waiters who are extremely knowledgeable.
The Room - We arrived to find bottled water, a welcome note and two delicious apricot filled doughnuts.
Large bed (although it appears to be two pushed together) which is comfortable enough if you keep to your own side. Adequate duvet as the room is climate controlled. One criticism would be the pillows which are flat and not especially comfortable. It won’t affect your sleep but they aren’t great. Cute turn down service each evening where they replenish your water and leave Demel chocolates on your pillows.
The bathroom is nice enough. Underfloor heating, slippers, robes, hairdryer and toiletries all provided. Powerful rainfall shower and separate lavatory.
Amenities - There are two ‘mini’ bars in the room. One provides all of the red wines, spirits and non-chilled goods (including snacks) and the other is for chilled items. There is no Nespresso machine / tea and coffee facilities which I did find inconvenient. I would expect this in a five star hotel (and there is certainly room for a Nespresso machine on top of the chiller mini bar). It’s not good enough to have to order room service every time you would like a coffee. Having said that, the room service is incredibly prompt.
View - None. Our room looked on to an internal courtyard of other rooms. Other rooms obviously have views.
Overall I would highly recommend this hotel. We had a wonderful time and the staff were so warm and welcoming - truly lovely people. We wouldn’t hesitate to come back or recommend this to friends and loved ones.