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We arrived in Vienna or Wien as the locals call it, to a rainy overcast morning after a three hour trip from Budapest. A highlight of the trip was a roadhouse stop for a toilet break and coffee where we were instructed to use the last of our Hungarian money...it being pretty much worthless after reaching 'junk' status while we were there. …
... had been empty of crowds this area definitely made up for it. I followed Shanah into some tourist shops until she decided on some trinkets then we decided to walk back to our hotel. On the way we stopped by a Chinese restaurant and ordered a chicken dish and some spring rolls to take away. We had never seen a restaurant so generous with their chicken, the container was packed to the edge and the ratio of chicken to vegetables was definitely in a carnivores favour. After a ...
... Discalced- Literally "bare-foot", they wore sandals) Visitors should view the statue of the Madonna in the Lady Chapel of the church. It has the face of the Empress Elisabeth and has a dagger in the Immaculate Heart. The position of the main cross in the chapel is supposed to be where the bed of Rudolf and his lover Mary Vetsera was situated. Today the lodge is a museum and ...
This morning we picked up our rental car, it was a Hyundai i40 station wagon. We had a quick drive around in it to work out all the button and to practice driving on the right side of the road. We caught a taxi into the city and the driver dropped us off right near the Riesenrad – Vienna's huge ferris wheel with large cabins. We looked at the displays of the past years which told some stories, ...
... Freud's House, the Museumsquartier, Stephansdom, and Karlskirche among other beautiful buildings. We then stopped for a drink at a cafe and ended the day walking around a little more. We visited the Hunterwasserhaus and the KunstHaus Wien for their interesting architecture. They were cool, but you definitely have to be in the mood for a walk.
We started our second day with the Schönnbrunn Palace, which is by far the most impressive thing in Wien. The front ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de France Vienna
I stayed here one night on a business trip. For some reason I was upgraded to a suite, so I can't give a review of the rooms themselves.
Hotel de France was wonderful!
My husband and I found Hotel de France to be an exceptional hotel with a very attentive staff. The breakfast was superb. The staff was always ready to assist. Our room was small (the bathroom was huge and well designed) but very clean and comfortable. The hallways and rooms were very quiet and we had no idea there were other visitors nearby. The location next to the Underground made getting around the city very easy. Overall, I found it worth the money and will return next year.
Decent hotel, great location
My wife and I stayed at this hotel in October 2003. The rooms and facilities were adequate, but the real draw was the location. It was the perfect base from which to explore the many sights and tastes that Vienna has to offer. Buses, trams and the underground were all a stone's throw away, and many sights were no further than a relatively short, pleasant walk. I would definitely stay there again.
Nothing spectacular, but will do.
I agree with the other reviews that this hotel offers location and nothing else extraordinary. I booked a "superior single" and was shown to a room with a miserable view, bad paint, worn furniture, and scuff marks on the walls. I immediately returned to the front desk and asked for another, and management politely complied by booking me into a double for the same price. This was much better, but didn't overcome my first impression of being taken advantage of. I cannot comment on the food, but I did have coffee sent up to my room--and that was excellent. At risk of sounding a prude, the TV seemed to have several channels of adult programming that were shocking, even though they were just ads for those who wanted to pay extra.
Location is good but this is not a 5 star hotel
The hotel de france is located directly at the famous "Ringstrasse" and also directly at a underground and bus station.
The hotel and the breakfast would be perfect for a 3 star hotel but not for 5 stars. Additionally when you think of the price you will be disappointed.
For less money you will find better 4 star hotels which are also in the city centre.
In a nutshell I would not recommend the hotel
Hotel de France claims it's a five star hotel but in reality the level of services it offers are closer to a 3 or possibly a 4 star on a good day. The price of the room is high and though they claim to have king size beds in reality they are simply two single beds put beside each other with sheets that do not fit the entire bed, making sleep uncomfortable.
Glory past and present
Stayed for a business trip. Both pleasantly surprised and some mixed feelings. Very pleasant is the whole atmosphere, real 19th century, and the excellent breakfast restaurant and friendly staff.
Less excellent are aspects of the rooms. (Un)locking my room door wasn't that easy due to the old fashioned iron locks, and the tapestry and curtains were a bit too ''classic" --> a bit stained. Link that with small elevators and long corridors, and you have the typical disadvantages of a monumental building where they are not allowed or not in the financial position to change THAT much.
Anyway, also due to excellent central location still worth another stay!
Stayed for three nights in October 2004. Great location! Right on the Ring and next to large public transportation station....street cars and underground. Just cross the street and your in the inner city and can walk to any major site or event. Very handy self-parking at large, secure underground parking facility.