Travel Blogs from Vienna
I've just checked into my accommodation. Let's say if you were a double agent, both sides had contracts out to kill you and you were looking for a place that even Sherlock couldn't find, my joint should be on your short list. ...
Just sitting at the airport, waiting to board my flight. Not looking forward to a day of travel! Even though coming back west means gaining time, it's strange the way a body reacts to time change. I had an amazing trip in Vienna, it's every bit the city people claim it is. Expensive, friendly, just stunning, with so many interesting sights. I'm glad I had an opportunity ...
... than desire. That’s no way to travel. Lastly, I’ve decided that I really enjoy my life in Chicago. I feel very fortunate to be where I am in life, and I’m proud of the life I’ve built for myself. I have great family and friends that I’m very thankful for. Chicago is a beautiful city, and I’m grateful to be able to live and work there. I feel the work that I do is meaningful, and I enjoy the responsibilities that ...
... big smiles all around and we explained that we are off to Venice tonight, they are going to Venice tomorrow. We will keep an eye out for them. We then headed back to the hotel, collected our bags and headed to the Westbanhof. At the station we got food and generally sorted ourselves out and then got on the train. The train!!! We decided months ago that one of the experiences we would wanted to share with Ed was a ...
It was almost 4pm and I still hadn't eaten so we stopped off at a restaurant called Centremetre which one of the Busabout guides told me served chips in wheelbarrows and schnitzels on swords! Given our hunger levels the boys were sold. I ended up ordering a cheeseburger that came with wedges on a huge chopping board. We had another beer also but the food portions were just so large that none of us could finish our meals.
After lunch we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Stefanie Vienna
On arrival at the Stephanie my wife and I were greeted with a WOW-factor of 11, on a scale of 1 - 10, as we entered through two sets of automatic double-doors. I had the impression I had done my maths wrong as this hotel seems too exclusive for the price quoted. The room was like a junior suite and the cleanliness was almost beyond belief. The only downside was the outlook from our windows - what could be taken as council flats, but the lights on the tower block offices at night made up for that. The breakfast was the finest we have ever had and was in a most charming dining room with such attentive staff. Being situated across the Kanal means the hotel is just outside the city centre but the visitor benefits from the 'not city centre' prices yet is only 10 minute walk from Shwedenplatz or 15 from Stephansplatz right in the centre.
Ich möchte zuerst einmal sagen, dass Wien einer der schönsten und freundlichsten Städte ist, die ich bisher besucht habe. Diese Meinung hat sich durch unseren 3-tägigen Aufenthalt im Hotel Stefanie erhärtet. Ich habe dort wie selten zuvor freundliches und effizientes Personal kennen gelernt, das selbst mit dem Personal in einigen Luxushotels dieser Welt leicht mithalten kann. Wir hatten ein dreijähriges Kind mit dabei. Für meine Frau und mich war die Lage ideal. Zur U-Bahnstation und zur Straßenbahn musste man nur 5 Minuten laufen, trotzdem war es in und um das Hotel herum sehr ruhig. Ich kann hier endlos lange über die vielen positiven Attribute des Hotels berichten, aber zwei Sachen haben herausgestochen. Das sehr üppige (und im Preis enthaltene) Frühstück (mit einer Auswahl an Obst, Kuchen, Wurst, Käse und einem Glas Sekt) und die Größe des Badezimmers. Nicht wie sonst üblich in Europa findet man im Stefanie ein voll ausgerüstetes, helles, sauberes und vor allem geräumiges Badezimmer vor. Wien wird mit Sicherheit wieder zu unseren Urlaubszielen gehören und wir würden in keinem anderen Hotel als dem Stefanie übernachten wollen.
Fast makellos. Die Hotel hat viel Stil und einen überragenden Service. Das Frühstück war sehr anständig und das Personal sehr hilfsbereit. Was mich gestört hat war nur, dass man über die Brücke gehen musste, um in die Stadt zu kommen. Das hat aber auch nur gerade mal 3 Minuten gebraucht und man kann es eigentlich nicht wirklich als Makel deklarieren, oder?!
I would like to start by saying that Vienna is one of the most beautiful & friendly cities that I have visited across all continents. This pleasure was compounded by our 3 night stay at the Stefanie which had some of the friendliest and most efficient staff I have come across even in comparison with some well known luxury hotels.
Good location but smokey and dated rooms
The price and location are right, but the rooms are dated and small. I found bugs in my shoes in the morning and it was really smokey. BUT, we could walk everywhere we wanted to go from the hotel and I felt completely safe staying there as a woman by myself.
We booked as part of a flight plus hotel package, so I can't comment on the price of the hotel alone. The package was remarkable value for money and the hotel was almost faultless.
Virtually faultless. This hotel is full of class with superior service. Breakfast was very decent and staff very helpful. The only fault is that you have to cross the bridge to the city...seen as that takes 3 minutes it could hardly be an inconvenience!?!
I booked this hotel on Orbitz and got the same rate they offer on the Best Western site, about 79 euros a night. At that price, this is a great hotel. I booked a single, so the room was small, but modern and pretty well-equipped. The older rooms might have more "character." Public areas are beautiful and tasteful. The location is very convenient as previous reviews have noted. The staff were very professional and courteous.
Good hotel, rooms a little bit dated
Just returned from a 4-day stay in Vienna, Hotel Stefanie.
Very good location, near to Schwedenplatz with easy access to underground etc.
Rooms are clean, but they look al little bit dated. The same for the bathroom (equipped with hair dryer, kleenex, ..) which hopefully will be renewed shortly.
Breakfast is outstanding, diner was less good but vienna counts quite a lot of restaurants, so no problem.
Staff was helpfull, not too friendly.
Just returned from a three-night stay at the Hotel Stefanie in Vienna. This is a well-maintained hotel, just a short walk across the Danube Canal from the Schwedenplatz subway and inner-ring tram stop. The hotel was clean and comfortable, the staff thoroughly professional. A very good breakfast is served in a beautiful, large dining room. Our guest room was attractive with lots of dark wood, although rather small in area and with a very small bathroom. Although we had reserved two single beds -- you can book online through Best Western -- this turned out to be one double bed with two single mattresses. (We had to drag one of the mattresses to the floor every night, so as not to sleep on top of each other.) Perhaps they had overbooked the rooms with twin beds and just didn't want to admit it. To sum up, this would be a nice hotel for a couple used to sleeping in the same bed; however, two singles looking for more space might want to look elsewhere.