Falkensteiner Hotel Am Schottenfeld
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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).
The design is indeed very nice and staff are curtious. We got an upgrade to one of their suites which are located on the top floor (D) and which are nice and spatious but horribly hot. This was an issue as there is no airconditioning and so the only option was to open the balcony door. Not a big deal at this time of the year (Easter) but this might become an issue in summer. For the remainder, the room was very nice and lived up to our expectations.
Breakfast service is just great. You can get almost anything you could wish for, from 10 sorts of bread, croissants, jams, cheeses, hams, salami sausages, teas, coffee, hot breakfast (for our english and american friends) to a "bio corner" with all kinds of fruits and yoghurts which were all excellent. This is a self serve buffet but there is always plenty enough for everyone. The fact that the breakfast was included in the hotel rate, whereas other 4-star hotels charge up to 19€/person/night makes a big difference in favour of this hotel to me.
Summarizing: we had a very pleasant experience at this hotel and would stay here again.
Very happy with Falkensteiner Hotel Am Schottenfeld
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.
The hotel itself was lovely and I don't think the website photos do it justice. The reception staff were always friendly and helpful. Our room was very clean and very warm and the bed lovely and comfortable. (The pillow was a bit too flat for me, so I called reception and was brought 2 more immediately). We didn't drink or eat at the hotel bar but it had very nice, modern decor, as did the reception area and the rooms.
The breakfast was wonderful - excellent selection of ham, bread, cheese, cereal, bacon, eggs etc. My husband and I loved the late riser breakfast option. We are not early risers and normally struggle to make it to breakfast, if we make it at all. The late riser option meant it was delivered directly to our room (for about 3 euros extra) and you could order it up to an hour and a half after official breakfast time (6.30-10am). There was only one chair at the table though so another one would have been more comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.
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.
Beautiful Hotel, Unbeatable Breakfast
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.
The location of the hotel is good, close to a major bus line which will take you directly to the city centre in just a few minutes. And there are lots of thai and indian restaurants within the vicinity of the hotel.
The gym consists only of about 3 exercise bicycles, but the sauna and steam room are quite nice. We also found the hotel staff to be very helpful and friendly. Overall, we had a fantastic stay at the Falkensteiner, which was made even better by the low internet rates we found.
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.