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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Globe Inn Wells-next-the-Sea
The Intercontinental Hotel located in the centre of Vienna short walk to the centre of town. It is plush, sparkling and spacious, all workers are immaculate in their suits, piped music throughout and chandeliers everywhere. We go to our room on the 8th floor and looks out over the gardens. Our room was a bit disappointing as it was small but extremely well furnished. Unfortunately, no free Wifi.
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everything is nice on that hotel, the location, the staff, the facilities, the restaurant, i really couldn't ask for more since i'm not interested in having a jacuzzi in my room
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Globe Inn Wells-next-the-Sea
Couldn't be better
we had a fantastic stay in the hotel. A very nice corner room (my very special recommendation for all) as its very spacious and with an extralarge bathroom. All staff extremly friendly and helpful. A very good breakfast with all possible variaties. Perfect location - the best place in town. We will come back
Looks better inside !
Stayed here 3 nights and the hotel is in a good location. Walking distance to all the major sites and close to a U bahn (underground).
It looks a bit ugly from outside but is very nicely decorated and luxurious once inside. Our room was adequate but the bathroom was very small. It didn't help that I spent a whole night in it being sick after eating in the hotel restaurant ! I can't say that the food was to blame (I had pasta with pesto) but I was feeling fine beforehand..
The staff were very friendly and breakfast was excellent although they are a bit too keen to clear your plates/glasses away. I poured myself a cup of tea and went to get some toast and when I came back they had cleared the table !!
All in all I would recommend this hotel if you're looking for a large chain style hotel offering all the facilities.
Absolutely no complaints
I had a very pleasant night here this week. The hotel was fully refurbished in 2001-ish and looks great inside, despite the scary exterior. Rooms and corridors are very well furnished.
Rooms are a good size (35-40ish square metres) although the bathrooms are a touch small. Ask for a Park View (odd numbered rooms). Great location - very central, and a 7-8 min walk from the terminus for the airport rail service. I paid Euro 138 on a pre-paid 21 day advance rate. Breakfast is expensive (buffet E24) but there are three cafes within two mins walk on the Ring.
If you're planning a weekend stay here, it may be cheaper to pay $150 to join the Intercon Ambassador programme, which gives you a free weekend night voucher as one of the joining perks.
Intercontinental's exterior belies inner warmth
We stayed at the InterContintental Vienna for several days in mid December 2003 and again in January 2004. We chose the hotel because of the excellent reviews on this site (tripadvisor.com) despite the very plain nature of its architecture. We were very pleased we did.
From our initial contact with the concierge by phone from Sydney we felt welcomed, and our stay in Vienna just before Christmas was an absolute delight. The hotel is exceptionally friendly considering it is fairly large. The rooms are of good size and quality and the location is excellent. Of particular interest for families (we had kids of 10, 7 and 3 with us) is the large ice skating rink just outside the hotel.
Our kids spent time there each night.
Most major Vienna sites are within reasonable walking distance and there is a U-bahn stop right opposite the hotel and tram a few metres further away. The concierge's recommendations of suitable restaurants were spot on.
If you can live with the un ous exterior you will be delighted with this hotel as a base in Vienna.
Great Hotel / Great location
I have just returned from Vienna. (12-20-03) The Inter-Continental is located in a prime spot. It is situated in the inner loop of Vienna.
Our room which was bright, comfortable and roomy overlooked Stadtpark.
The hotel has all of the amenities that an american bussiness person or pleasure traveler will appreciate, but yet without losing european flair. The hotel exterior may have a modern unattractive look which of course is not as appealing as the beautiful architecture surrounding it. But, don't be fooled by this. The interior is decorated beautifully in a typical upscale hotel manner with a spacious lobby. It is worth the price staying here for the convenience to all of the popular sights of Vienna. The Wiener Kursalon is located diagonally across the street.
The Salonorchestra "Alt Wien" is held there nightly. This was a most impressive concert which included Strauss' waltzes, polkas, opera singing and ballet dancers. Also, the entrance to the subway (at Stadtpark) is directly across the street from the hotel entrance. You can reach Schoenbrunn Palace via subway-about five stops.(15 minute ride) One last thing- the hotel has a wonderful breakfast which obviously is catered towards the american traveler.
Perfect in every way!
Every aspect of our stay at the Intercontinental Hotel Wien surpassed our expectations. The rooms have down pillows, and down comforters, soft bathrobes provided for each person, elegant surroundings, classic Wiener foods, and a 24/7 staff whose dedication to complete customer satisfaction is UNSURPASSED. Ausserordentlich schon! danke sehr.
Very very romantic
My husband and I stayed here the weekend before Xmas 2002and it was wonderful. We had a room over looking the ice rink, small but clean, warm and cosy. The hotel was perfect, central but not noisy. Service excellent, breakfast was the widest choice I had ever seen. Coming in late afternoon from shopping and hearing the tinkling of the piano by a huge Christmas tree and drinking coffee and cake is a memory I hold dear.
On our final morning we woke up to snow - how romantic!! The city is wonderful and I would highly recommend the hotel. Staff were charming.
Good hotel in a hideous building
I stayed twice last year in the Intercontinental in a club room. This is a nice enough hotel with good service and the extras available for a club room - snacks and drinks in the club lounge are a nice touch. The rooms are not overly big and I don't think the view is anything special. Air conditioning in summer is a pretty noisy system and opening the window brings a lot of traffic noise. The architect of the building needs shot - complete monstrosity typical of so many Intercontinentals built in the 70s, and the bathrooms are a joke in terms of ceiling height - I would not want to be over 1.85m tall - you would have to bend your neck. Location is central enough - but be wary of walking through Stadt Park at night (in front of hotel) unless you want to buy drugs - openly sold in summer there. Generally, for location and room quality, Ambassador Hotel is a better hotel.
Would stay there a third time
Stayed there in July 2002 and last week for 6 nights. Excellent and very professional service all around, good location, nice and comfortable rooms. Room service is excellent as well. You can take advantage of the upgrade to suites, which are very spacious. Would definitely stay there a third time.
My partner and I went to Vienna in February 2002. We managed to get a good deal via ebookers. The staff were incredibly helpful. The room service amazing. The rooms were of a medium size, clean and very cosy. If in Vienna throughout the winter I would suggest you ask for a room overlooking the ice -skating rink, the view is amazing. Here's a final tip.....if you need to catch a cab to the airport don't! The hotel has a limousine service which costs an extra 5 Euros, hence you get a ride to the airport in a beautiful Mercedes Benz......daaarling!
TripAdvisor Reviews The Globe Inn Wells-next-the-Sea
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