Holiday Inn Vienna City
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Better hotels and prices out there. Okay location. Good walk to U-Bahn. Two sets of steps to navigate pulling your suitcases to get to elevator. Who thought that was convenient? Food and dining room less than good.
Just outside the Burg Ring, but still convenient.
What surprised us most about Vienna was that on two occasions, a local stepped up to try to help us in the street with our valise or map. Inside this hotel, the staff was equally helpful. We were fortunate to have a room facing the inner courtyard and it was quite large by North American standards. The hotel location is about a 10 minute walk (2000 feet) to the nearest metro. From that station, we could quickly get to any attraction we wanted. The hotel lobby is slightly handicapped by the fact that to access the elevator that serves the rear half of the hotel, there are two steps to climb without the benefit of a ramp for rolling valises. There are another 2 steps to descend before arriving at the elevator. The dining area is generous enough, but for the hot breakfast buffet, one needs to navigate through a narrow corridor where the food is displayed.
While the cost of this hotel was hidden in the cost of our 11 night multi city package, we did note that the price (150 euros or less) seems to be in line with other hotels in Vienna of a similar class. Is it fair to let it be called a 4 (European) star hotel? I would give it 3.75 stars.
Ok for the price
not the best positioned hotel, about a 15/20 mintue walk from the main streets.
our room was very neat and classy but was TINY seriosuly the smallest room on the floor. the bathroom was beautiful, marble and spotless and the TV actually had bbc prime so i got to watch something other then cnn before bed
breakfast looked great but wasnt included in our price and we were told it would be 11 euros each, so we had it only one of the days
close to train station, but bit of a pain if carting luggage there
WORD OF WARNING: if arriving by train at the sudbahnhof, try and get to hotel by train or bus, or preorder a taxi, do not get in one that is parked out the front, we were tottally overcharged for the ride, and other people we spoke to advised it happened to the as well!
Great hotel, good location, and excellent staff!
We were at this four stars hotel from Feb 04 to Feb 07 2005.
It lasts 5 minutes walking to get from the Hotel to the nearest underground station. Opera Vienna is only 1 underground stop far.
Hotel staff was friendly and allways showed interest to attend our requests.
Room was a good size , not very large but clean and with all you can need: TV, minibar (kettle included!), 1,5 meter wide bed, office desk and two chairs. Very good prices can be obtained booking it via Internet 3 days in advance (75 € per night).
Breakfast was excellent and cheap: you can use Internet reservation to obtain breakfast for 2 people for only 10€.
The hotel was clean, and the reception staff were lovely and very helpful. My only complaint would be the breakfast - it was a very cramped dining room and the food was not great..I went with my boyfriend and we had to share a table with some very noisy eating people!!! (not what you want first thing!)
Great location though...about 15 mins walk to the Mariahilfer Strasse main shopping street!
I had stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in Dec-04. The location of this hotel was not as convenient as I originally perceived: with Underground Line U4 go until Kettenbrückengasse station; on leaving the station take the Kettenbrückengasse; when reaching Margaretenstrasse turn right; after 20 metres the hotel would be on the left side. It took about 10 minutes for walking from the hotel to the station. Of course it would take longer if you are carrying some lugguage. The room itself is only accepable to the Holiday Inn standard. I reserved 3 weeks prior to arrival and requested a double room, yet finally I only got a twin room. I had requested a change but the staff said they couldn't do so. I was a little bit disappointed at this. The most unforgettable thing about this hotel was the breakfast they served. I enjoyed the best breakfast I've ever had in Europe!!! There were very wide selections of bread, cold cuts, juices, corn flakes, fresh fruits, jams, beverages, etc. There was even unlimited supply of champagne!!! In conclusion, I think the 4-star rating of this hotel is adequate; yet a 3.5-star rating would be fairer; taking into account its location and room size.
Exceptional value if booked in advance
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Vienna City in Oct & Nov 2003. I had booked it through their website several months in advance and got an excellent rate of 52.5 Euros a night. This was exceptional value, particularly for Europe. We stayed for 2x2 nights (2 separate occasions) and it was such a treat to have some 'luxury' after touring other parts of Europe on a budget of 55 Euros a night. The rooms were nicely furnished and even have a pillow menu - you can choose the type of pillow you want! There is a small gym and steam room for relaxing after a day of wandering around Vienna. The hotel is convenient to the metro (although with a lot of luggage, we found the walk a bit long). The metro is located at the end of the Naschmarkt where one can buy fresh fruit, vegetables and an array of different foods. There is a bus from the city (in front of the opera) that stops almost directly in front of the hotel. Near the hotel (as you come out of the hotel, turn left and about 150m on the other side of the road) was a small restaurant which served delicious Viennese dishes, reasonably priced and frequented by locals. The waiter spoke English with an American accent!
Great hotel, remarkable location, and excellent staff!!!!
We stated at this hotel Feb 11-18 2004. It is in a great location with a short 5 minute walk to the Kettenbreckenstrasse line (U4). Hotel staff was friendly and accomidated my extra pillows and towels request without any concerns. The room was a good size and the bathroom was large. The only strange thing was the bathroom window drapes were nearly see-through. We used an extra towel to cover the window. There are three grocery stores within 2 blocks and a sandwich/bakery called Anker only 2 blocks away. For a great bit of sightseeing, walk up Margaretenstrasse all the way to the opera house. Vienna was great and if I ever return, I certianly will stay here. The price was 52.50 Euros from ********** when I booked.
My wife and me and a girl friend of my wife stayed at the Holiday Vienna in June 2003. Although located not directly in the centre you can walk easily to the main places . About 15-20 minutes walk to all impressive downtown. I would stay again in Holiday Inn . We booked a 21 day advanced rate, which was great. The breakfeast buffett is very good. The rooms we stayed were large, with an extra -open room- with 2 beds. Very clean and lovely decorated.
Small, Clean, Efficient
My wife and I stayed here as part of an inexpensive 4-day trip in February 2003 arranged through a travel agent. The hotel is in a non-touristy part of the city within easy walking distance from the subway and along main bus and streetcar lines. Our room was quite small but arranged very efficiently; everything, including the down duvet on the bed, seemed brand new. Breakfast was excellent and the coffee in the bar was very good and inexpensive. We would definitely stay there again on another trip to Vienna.