Falkensteiner Hotel Am Schottenfeld
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... 5:45am! didn't move from bed till 9..The light was so bright and warm that the curtains just weren't enough...Not too worry my day started early.
Alice and I left the hostel by 10am and planning to do Chanel's walking tour she had spent ample time preparing for us to show us the best parts while she was nannying. We headed straight for Karlsplatz to the city centre, to walk down Graben street (main shopping street in Vienna) ...
... Unfortunately the weather wasn't very nice for most of the day today, but you can't have it all.
I continued into the city center and went around the left side of the ring road and the center. There are so many beautiful buildings and monuments to see here, it really surprised me. It seemed like every corner I turned, there was another amazing building right in front of me. I grabbed something to eat and tried to dodge the rain for most of the ...
... I wanted a Viennese roommate to help me with my German I secretly just wanted an American to make life easier. Turned out to not have either! My roommates name is Malika and is from Kazakhstan, studying German, and only knows German and Russian. Where as am an Hispanic American, studying Economics that only knows English and Spanish. Once we realized we couldn't get past "Hi my name is..." In each others language we just decided to kinda awkwardly ignore each ...
... upon a gigantic bread roll shell filled with hot pumpkin soup. It took a long while to finish the soup (burnt my tongue in the process) and I couldn’t eat the entire roll, but I certainly felt warm afterwards.
After eating, I explored some of the backstreets of the old town, and also walked the full length of the main shopping street, Kärntner Strasse, to admire the beautifully decorated stores - too expensive to shop in ...
This Monastery was, for me, the highlight of the tour. The building was amazing and beautiful whichever direction you would look! The fascinating lifestyle of life in the monastery! The intriguing long history of epidemics,floods,fires and war. An inspiring place of devotion and hope and trust in God! Gregg enjoyed it too! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Falkensteiner Hotel Am Schottenfeld Vienna
The hotel is located in a side street of the Burggasse in the 7th district, about a 15 minute walk from the Volkstheater underground stop (U3) or a 5 minute walk from the Burggasse-Stadthalle underground stop (U6) (this line does not take you directly to the city centre though).
My husband and I stayed in this hotel for three nights and were very impressed with it. While it looked very nice on the website, we were a bit worried about the location when we booked as we normally like to be very central. But there was no need to be concerned as the location is fine. It's about a 10/15 mins walk to the ring road with a bus stop about 3 minutes walk and a metro about 5/10 minutes away. Vienna is so big that it's impossible to walk everywhere anyway - at some point you will have to use the metro/tram/bus and the service is so frequent that it didn't cause us any inconvenience. The Burggasse street which runs perpendicular to the hotel street, has some lovely bars on it and the large shopping street Mariahilfer Strasse is also nearby.
modernes Design.Tolles Zimmer mit begehbarem Kleiderschrank und grosszuegiges Bad.
Preis/Leistung verblueffend gut,gilt ausdrücklich auch fuer das Fruehstueck
Funky hotel, good breakfast, but a little out of the way
This hotel is a great funky hotel at a reasonable price. We got out room for 90 euro a night with breakfast. The hotel has a very cool minimalist architecture in the lobby and rooms. The bathrooms have a very cool basin sink and a sliding glass wall for a door. The only downside is the location. It is bit out of the center, but not far from the Westbanhof. It is pretty close to a u-bahn line, so travel to the center via public transport is easy, but we ended up walking a number of times (it isn't that far). The breakfast was very nicely done with lots of cold and warm options. For the price, this was a great hotel.
We found a cheap online special for this hotel, so we were a bit wary about what we were paying for, as it's always a toss-up with these European hotels. But we were blown away when we walked into the lobby. The hotel is amazing! It is really cool, super funky and modern, and our room was sleek, ultra-modern, and clean. The breakfast was excellent. It is the best buffet breakfast you'll get in Europe, it will keep you going for the whole day. It is worth staying here just for the breakfast.
I loved this hotel. It was well located near two subway lines and all kinds of services (good Indian restaurant up the street;) The rooms were small but ultra-modern and comfortable. This was my first visit to Europe and I couldn't have picked a better hotel to get over my jet lag. The breakfast buffet was also very good, probably better than any other place I stayed in the dozen other European countries I visited. The only drawback was the snarky young staff, though they spoke fluent English and even French.
The "Little le Meridien"
Stayed 4 nights at the Falkensteiner. Go the best deal from Thomas Cook and paid only €88 per room! That includes breakfast buffet! For that price you get a lot and I am quite sure that it's the best offer you can get for a 4 star hotel in Vienna.
The Falkensteiner is very modern and seems to imitate the Le Meridien. However the interior is relatively cheap and the room is actually more 3 star than 4 star.
If you get a room for < 100€ per night I would highly recommend to spend some nights in the Falkensteiner. Otherwise the Le Meridien is, of course, the better choice if you're happy to spend > 150€ per night.
The hotel is in a fairly quiet part of the city just inside the Outer Ring Road. It takes about 10 mins to walk to the main shopping street. The hotel has underground parking which cannot be reserved but there are lots of spaces - I think it was 13 euro per night.
The rooms are very modern with quality fittings and furniture and very clean. The bar and breakfast area are also very clean and well looked after.
Breakfast is buffet syle with loads of choices for cold meats/cheeses and cereals and fruit/yoghurts. The hot buffet was well stocked with boiled/scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, etc.
Would definitely recommend the hotel for both business and leisure visits.