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It was unfortunate that there was a lot of building work going on next door to the Hotel when I stayed. But it looks as though most of the major construction should be finished in the next month or so. The Atlantis was a perfect base for a working trip to Vienna. It may not be in the main part of the City but it is so close to the U-Bahn and trams that it makes little difference.
I booked through Expedia and was paying a third of what colleagues were paying to stay in more central locations - and they still had to travel as much as I did and they were not so close to the U-Bahn. Definitely invest in the 72-h Vienna cards and the CAT can be paid for online before you get there.
The breakfast was perfectly adequate and fast self-service. Eating at night was no problem - there are plenty of good places to eat on Burgasse or if you walk a bit further or take the U-Bahn there are numerous good restaurants and pubs within 10-15 minutes. Search out the micro-breweries that have both good beer and cheap good quality food.
I would definitely return to this hotel on future business trips.
Having read previous Trip Advisor traveller comments about the Atlantis, I was a little concerned about a couple of aspects of this hotel, the main one being it's location (both distance from the city centre and also the surroundings).
However, I need not have worried. Admittedly the hotel is not in the city centre, but that said neither did I have to pay city centre prices which in Vienna presumably would have been extortionate. The area isn't that great but never once did I feel threatened or unsafe and as for unsavoury characters, well I never encountered any.
The room was a good size with a separate corridor wardrobe with adequate storage for clothes, and the main bedroom area was always kept very clean. Mini Bar was always well stocked and the TV provided all the usual cable channels. The only problem I experienced was that the air conditioning did not work particularly well.
Breakfasts were the usual selection of cereals, juices, meats, cheeses, rolls and pastries and on all but one morning there was also scrambled agg and bacon available.
The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and were a real asset to this hotel.
I think the thing which lets this hotel down in a very big way is the immediate entrance. Upon entering the front doors you gain the immediate impression that you have entered a rather depressing lobby area of a block of council flats with a shoddy looking elevator in front of you and rather dodgy decor. However once you turn right and enter the Reception proper, things greatly improve.
Yes the biggest issue with this hotel is the location, but my top tip is get yourself the Vienna Card and travelling around this fantastic city will become a pleasure. For anyone arriving at the airport, get the CAT (City Airport Train), for which tickets can be obtained at machines at the airport, then travel on it to Wien, Mitte (Underground station). Then take the U3 (Orange) line in the direction of Ottakring getting off at Westbanhof. Then take the U6 (Brown) line in the direction of Floridsdorf, getting off at the very first stop which is Burggasse-Stadthalle. Exit the Underground then turn left and the Atlantis is just about 50 yards down that road. This sounds really involved, but once you have done it a couple of times it takes no time at all.
Basic good hotel, but maybe not for everyone
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for a total of 6 mights in late June 2005 in room 301. I agree with the comments below. Just to summarize: decent breakfast, good sized rooms, bathroom OK - not great, rooms OK but not great, staff is GREAT, air conditioning in rooms is good, rooms nice and quiet even though there might be major construction across the street from the hotel. I think that some people may not want to stay so far away from the city center. Also bear in mind that there is some prostitution that takes place on the Gurtel road near the hotel at nights. This red light activity isn't a big deal and is easily avoided. If you can handle that, then it is OK to stay at this hotel, assuming that you get a good price. We paid 113 euros per night.
A colleague and I stayed in this hotel in November 2004 and found that, whilst the rooms were adequate and clean and the staff friendly, that the location let it down so much. As two young women, the area did not feel very safe and the volume of Erotic shops and 'Adult Centers' didn't help much. If you're visiting Vienna on business and have to get to the Vienna Centre (or if you EVER need an iron!!), don't stay here - it's a real trek, but I suppose it wouldn't be so bad for a holiday. This hotel really isn't too bad, it just wasn't that great.
I stayed here for one night in a triple room with two friends, in the first week of Febaruary. We were there for a concert in the Stadthalle venue and it was fantastic for this as it was only a short walk down the street. As mentioned in other reviews, the hotel is too far from the city centre, so don't stay here if you want to be in the centre of Vienna, but it is still ina nice area and fine for any concerts at the Stadthalle. The hotel itself was great, friendly staff at reception and nice decor. One plus point was the computer in the lobby with free internet!! Excellent to have this there. The room was great - it was more of a suite than a normal room. We had two twin beds in one room, and one sofa bed in the other, plus a hallway and huge bathroom. There were plenty of shops nearby and of course the big mall. There was also a number of restaurants and pubs. I would stay here again without any hesitation for any concerts in Vienna.
A group of four of us took advantage for the advertised special of $499 (plus tax, etc) for three nights which included a stay at this hotel.
I have no complaints other than I wish it was in city center. If it was in city center, then we would not have gotten this great deal. Vienna has a great U-bahn system and this hotel was one stop from Westbahnhoff (very convenient location) and a 2 minute walk.
The breakfast was decent: rolls, eggs, meats, cereal, juices, coffee and teas. The front desk was very helpful. The rooms were clean and a nice size.
It was a wonderful stay
We were there 2 weeks ago and I must say that we enjoyed our stay at the hotel very much. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room that we stayed in was of reasonable size compared to the regular rooms in Europe. The hotel is located next to a mall and underground station, which makes traveling to major attractions convenient. We highly recommend the hotel!!
We stayed at the Atlantis. It is very convenient to the metro--one stop away from the Westbahnhof, and there is an indoor shopping mall in the next building. The mall had a grocery, electronics store, butcher shop, and about 20 other stores. The rooms were of reasonable size, had a tv, en suite facilities, and seemed pretty clean, but my room could have used a new coat of paint. They had a decent buffet breakfast included in the price. All in all it was okay, but nothing superlative.