Hotel City Central
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... br> us on the rich history of Vienna. We past various buildings of importance, including the Opera House, St Stephen's Cathedral, and the Albertina museum. It is interesting to note that there is a strong Roman influence in the city of Vienna, with many statues of kings in Roman togas, chizzled to embody their might and power. A fairly young dynasty, it was the families was of making themselves look much older ...
... town and has more shops and restaurants close by. We checked out but had them hold our luggage while we walked down the street to where we had seen an amazing building from the bus to explore.
Well, it's another huge palace. This one is called Belvedere. Owned by Prince Eugene. The grounds just went on and on and on. We were not too interested in going inside another palace but did chuckle when we realised that there was an art ...
... city centre all the time admiring the architecture, the statues – the Hapsburgs were keen on promoting themselves – the cake and coffee shops and just the general beauty of this city. Many times I’ve said that Vienna is my favourite European city, and I haven’t changed my mind. It has a gentle stateliness about it, like a grand lady. Gorgeous. We had dinner at a very traditional Austrian restaurant called Boheme. More ...
... which was the setting for our campsite. As we pitched our tent, the owner of he campsite apologized about the state of the grass. We later realized that this was one of the places flooded by the Danube river only in June. The campsite and surrounding buildings were totally flooded (over 4 meters water), but remarkably in working condition in early September. Finally, Vienna, an opulent city filled with museums, baroque buildings and palaces, home to ...
... where one is going. And it is scrupulously clean.
The city is also virtually homogenous in ethnicity, we shall not stick out. Culturally, it is more like us than different, by far. Similar art, architecture, music, clothing styles, even the grocery stores looked remarkably like ours, on a smaller scale of course. But a much better beer, wine and liquor selection in the grocery store than in any Frederick store! But like moving from say, Maryland ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel City Central Vienna
Rooms are clean and neat, bathroom good, breakfast good. Very easy to get to the city centre, just across the river.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel City Central Vienna
A gem of a hotel
The Hotel City Central located just over the canal from old Vienna was beautiful. The staff were terrific, greeting us at check in with a hot glass of Gluewein, a hot mulled wine. Our accomodations, a family suite were beautiful, and the beds were very comfortable. The buffet at breakfast included in the price was very good, and the service was excellent. Vienna is a wonderful city, and at holiday time it just shines! The palaces, parks, churches, Christmas Markets were amazing. Would I return to Vienna? You bet, and definitely would stay at the Hotel City Central.
Champagne for breakfast
Although it seems that this hotel is outside Innerstadt, it really is just near it - so you reach the city just by crossing Danube. Still, the price lever is much more agreeable. Maybe this had something to do with the construction work taking place near the hotel though it did not bother us at all.
The service was very friendly, the breakfast was much better than in Pertschy where we also stayed for 2 nights (as Pertschy did not have a vacancy for the whole time of our trip). And yes, Central served chilled champagne for breakfast!
Großartige Lage und sehr hilfsbereites Personal
Wir verbrachten hier drei Tage. Nachdem wir gebucht hatten, waren wir etwas besorgt, weil in den Reiseführern immer empfohlen wurde, dass man am Ring unterkommen sollte und dieses Hotel lag nicht am Ring. Wie auch immer, man ist davon nur wenige Minuten entfernt und braucht auch nicht diese ganz hohen Preise zu bezahlen. Die Zimmer waren sehr geräumig und sauber. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und half uns bei der Reiseplanung, und gab uns Wegbeschreibungen da wir nur wenig Zeit hier verbrachten. Das Frühstück war gut - stärkte einen für den Tag. Würde dieses Hotel empfehlen und wieder hier unterkommen.
Wir verbrachten gegen Ende Februar 2 Tage im Hotel City-Central. Das Personal am Empfang war sehr freundlich und sprach Englisch. Die Zimmer hatten eine gute Größe, es gab aber zwei Einzelbetten und kein Doppelbett. Die Dusche war sehr stark, das war nach dem ganzen Schnee sehr erfrischend. Das Frühstück war sehr gut - tolle Auswahl and kalten Speisen und guter Kaffee! Die Lage des Hotels ist ziemlich gut - direkt bei Danube und der U-Bahn. Innerhalb und außerhalb des Hotels fanden Renovierungsarbeiten statt aber davon konnten wir auf dem Zimmer nichts hören. Würden hier mit Sicherheit wieder übernachten!
Great location and very helpful staff
We stayed for 3 nights. After booking we were a little worried as the guide books recommended staying within the ring and this hotel was not. However it is a minutes walk to the ring road but without a huge room rate.
The rooms were very spacious and clean. The staff were very friendly and helped us with where to go and how to get there was it was a short stay.
The breakfast was good - it set us up for the day.
Would recommend this hotel and definately stay here again.
Great place to stay
We stayed at the Hotel City Central for 2 nights at the end of February. The reception staff were very friendly and spoke great English. The room was a decent size, although was a twin room not a double. The shower was very powerful which was very freshing in the snowy weather! Breakfast was very good - great selection of cold food and good coffee! The location of the hotel is pretty good - right by the Danube and a tube station. There was building work going on inside and outside the hotel during our stay, but we could not hear this at all from our room. Would definitely stay there again!
Hotel City-Central -- a friendly, small, close-in bargain!
We stayed here for four nights after three nights in Budapest. Our room was on the small side but quite comfortable, clean and quiet. The hotel's location is perfect for a first-time visitor to Vienna, as it's only a few minutes' walk from the Stephansdom, Opera House, and other sights inside the Ring--but at the same time its location is outside the Ring so it's not nearly as expensive as it would be otherwise. The staff are exceedingly friendly and knowledgeable, and speak fluent English. One fellow in particular impressed us with his knowledge of Viennese culture and history--a walking encyclopedia! Breakfast in a first-floor (second floor for North Americans) breakfast room is included, and though it's nothing fancy, it's well-prepared and varied, with cereals, breads, cold cuts, cheeses, juices and fruits, and scrambled eggs and sausages. In all respects, you can definitely tell that the management and staff take pride in the way they run the place.
City Central Hotel Taborstrasse
Very good hotel.We stayed for 5 days.
Helpfull and friendly staff at the reception.
The rooms are very clean and have a good temperature( outside -10°)
Well located near Schwedenplatz and the U-bahn.Excellent breakfast with great variety.
A place to be in Vienna.
City Central - Friendly, Great Location and Great Value
Winter in Vienna. Cold but a great time to visit, with thin crowds, bargain airfares, wonderful sights and Hotels like the City Central offering value deals. I travelled for a long weekend at the end of February, beginning of March and although I had visited the Austrian capital before, found plenty to captivate me and leave me needing a holiday to recover from all that sightseeing/walking ! The City Central was recommended by the airline (Swiss) at a bargain rate of 2 nights for price of 3 and even the nightly rate was reduced ! That made it great value compared to prices being quoted by 'anonymous' chain hotels situated further outside the city than City Central. The Hotel is situated less than 100 metres from the northern 'Ringstrasse' (the Inner Ring Road) and is brilliantly situated to access the city centre and all the main sights. In addition is near the famous Prater Big Wheel (of Harry Lime fame) which was a "must see" in all the guides.
The hotel is relatively small with an entrance lobby with a bar and lounge, a first-floor dining room for breakfast and average sized rooms which are well decorated and fitted out with all essentials (Cable TV, Bathroom with bath and shower, air-conditioning for the Summer months, very effective heating for the winter, guest information including city guide and map and comfortable beds). The rooms are well maintained and cleaned thoroughly daily. Breakfast is in a comfortable dining room and offers a huge range of cold meats, cereals, fruit, cheese, juices, breads, croissants plus hot scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages - more than enough to prepare the visitor with the strength and energy for serious sightseeing ! The staff are very friendly, from the Reception (I was greeted on arrival with a hot whiskey drink to fight off the sub-zero temperatures) to the cleaners. Probably would be a disappointment to those seeking a Hotel with features such as TV Lounges, Gymnasiums, Coffee Bars, Shops etc, but as a quality base for seeing central Vienna I thought it was perfect. A huge range of restaurants, beer kellers and night clubs are on the doorstep and the Underground is a couple of minutes down the street which links directly to the airport rail services. All-in-all a great tourist base but one which is clearly used by regular business and other clients - the result being that you are felt to be a guest rather than a visitor.