Travel Blogs from Innsbruck
... then off to Innsbruck via the town of Garmish. We had some wonderful country side. After afternoon tea ( they can't make decent coffee but who care) we headed off to Innsbruck, and some more beautiful country side. The green fields or paddocks in my lingo is wonderful. Very little snow on the highest mountain. Had a long time in bus so pleased to be to be off. A clear sunny ...
Today was our one and only day in Austria. We didn't have to be at breakfast until 8am so we got to sleep in. But of course I got up at 6am and went on a run around Seefeld(aka the town I'm staying in). Our first stop today was Wilten Basilica. It was beautiful! Next we went to the historic Winter Olympic Games site. We got to see where the ski jumping events took place. We had free time in Innsbruck to walk around and shop. We stopped at the famous Swarovski ...
... separate hotels. Usually we are all together so at night we sit in the lobby and talk and play cards. So tonight we arranged to meet our friends at and ice cream shop after dinner. It was a lot of fun. We spent the rest of the night walking around the town, eating ice cream and laughing. I can't believe that I come home in 5 days! I'm excited to come home but at the same time I don't want to ...
... by nine the magic was gone. Tourist groups had invaded the place!
Time to escape, I went to visit the Kaiserliches Hofburg, where Empress Maria Theresia raised SIXTEEN children! A son was Franz Joseph II, who later would become emperor and marry "Sisi", and a daughter was Maria Antonia, better known as Marie Antoinette, who died by the guillotine. All these royal houses were so interrelated through marriages! The Hofburg is nice to visit, some beautifully restored rooms ...
... other team members dropped out because of sponsorship conflict. No worries there with Richard. So as it stands now he is racing and in the team. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. Then there was the flurry of kit. Richard now has half his luggage in cycling kit ready to ride in the Verve team and both he and Sue have Verve Cycling t-shirts to wear as moveable billboards around the venue. We really didn't do much else as Bryan was going for a ride at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Innsbruck
We were only for one night. Very clean, rooms & bathrooms a bit small but not very expensive and very good location. Typical business hotel.
Great value and service
We stayed at the Ibis in June 2006. It is not located in the best part of town but very handy for Trains and Buses,both stations just a few yards away.The rooms were spotless,simple furnishings but well designed with King size beds. Breakfast is extra(9 euros) with a good choice and value for money. The staff were most pleasant and helpful, recommending restaurants and places of interest. The old town is a 10 minute stroll plenty of interesting shops and Museums, the town in general is very safe both day and night. This is a modern Hotel, just over a year old and excellent value for money.
Very comfartable clean room, perfect location, good breakfast, friendly staff. Free internet use. I would recommend to all and definetly go back again.
down sides are
paying for car park & breakfast
rooms dont have hair dryer so be prepared.
Great Value Hotel
We stayed at this hotel in late July '06.
We arrived by train from Munich. Finding the entrance posed a puzzle at first, eventually we found the escalator. However we could have entered directly from the lower floor in the train station istelf, which is the most convenient route.
Check in was fast and friendly. The rooms were very clean. Soundproofing was excellent, shower was good and the AC worked perfectly.
Views are limited (except for rooms 201, 301, 401) with our room facing on to a building across the street.
We didn't try the breakfast (Eur 9), instead opting for the deli in the Mpreis supermarket in the train station, great for people watching and good value too.
The location is good. It is beside the train/bus station so this is great for trips to surrounding villages and cable cars. It is 10 minutes walk to the Old Town and 5 minutes walk to Sillpark shopping centre.
Overall we were very happy with the hotel. It represented good value for money. The staff were freindly and the free internet access in the lobby was a bonus.
There were 2 couples who stayed at the Ibis hotel in Innsbruck for 4 nights and had quite different first impressions - one couple had no problem checking in, and found their room to be clean, functional and comfortable. The other couple were given a room (and key!) to a room that belonged to someone else, then moved to a smoking room (despite having booked a non-smoking room) and were finally, after an hour's wait, given a non-smoking room that had a blocked toilet! However, the Ibis' location (just opposite the train station) made it easy to get to, and it was only a 5-10 minute walk from the old town. The fact that it wasn't in the old town meant that we weren't kept awake all night by the sound of firecrackers going off at all hours (as they tend to do, over the Xmas & New Year). The buffet-style breakfast was one of the highlights, and the free internet access also has to earn the Ibis another gold star. Overall, we'd have to say that this hotel is a bit of a mixed bag - it's a clean, efficient, contemporary hotel which lacks character and that personal touch.