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Day 3: May 21 (Wednesday): After departing Lucene, our first stop is in the tiny Princiipality of Liechtensstein and its capital Valduz (a proud remnant of feudal Europe) sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria. We only had 45 minutes to explore the shops. It was very crowded and the 45 minutes flew by quickly. Next we crossed into Austria and …
Good Morning Friends! (Although it is 6:30 pm here we are about to go for dinner)
Today was probably one of the most physically challenging days I have had...almost ever. We decided to take a 4 hour hike up some Alp to the top of a ski hill for a beer. Well I would say it was the most well deserved beer ever! The majority of the climb was very …
... was delicious and we all had a very magical evening. It truly was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. The weekend flew by and we spent the rest of our time walking in the snow to churches and lakes where we got a nice view of the Alps. I'm starting the process of saying goodbye to all my family members so it was a bit sad to wave good bye to my Bavarian family at the train station but hopefully they will come and visit me in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Innsbruck
Great room. Walking distance to train station and attractions. Very helpful staff. Highly recommended.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Innsbruck
Great for views
stayed here january 2007.. Ask for city facing room if you like watching aircraft, a high floor and you are level with them as the approach the airport. A rear room to have stunning views of the ski jump and patcllekofle mountain.
Rooms great ask for a suite food again super. Evening meals were a little slow at this busy time. Do not forget to visit the casino.
5 minuets walk from the old town and 2 from the station and buses/trams to most places around.
free transfers to airport.
internet on 2 floors if you donot have your laptop
All you expect from the Hilton
We stayed at this hotel during February 2007. It was average to say the least, not what you would expect from a Hilton. It is hidden behind a casino so if you don't know this it could be a problem finding it. The service was fine and it was clean enough but it really needs an update. The decor was like a cheap motel 6! The location was great, close to Old Town and the view was beautiful. Just needs a major update!! Probably wouldn't stay there again for the money we paid. Just expected more from a Hilton.
The Hilton Innsbruck may not look the most attractive on the outside, however the inside must have been renovated recently. We had a double room on the tenth floor with a wonderful view of old town Innsbruck. Veryclean.beds were seperate (not common in Europe) which gave us extra room. The service at check-in was very efficent and quick. Breakfast was wonderful...typicall Hilton Buffett but Omlettes, French Toast and other hot items are made to order at no addditional cost. Try to lock in a rate with Breakfast. I can't comment on the resteraunt for lunch/dinner, but the breakfast exceeded my expectations (I frequently stay at Four Seasons, and Intercontinental hotels). The lobby was small, and smelled like cigarette smoke, and had a small bar with five or six stools. The hotel doesn't have a swimming pool, but did have a small Fitness Center. The fitness center contained new Precor Equipment (treadmill, elliptical, and convertable weight station). Overall I am satisfied with the Hilton Innsbruck however it wasn't a world class hotel. I would reccomend this for groups, families, couples, and business men/women.
Wonderful hotel close to train station & tourist traps
My wife and I spent one night at the Hilton Innsbruck on May 29th, 2006. As Hilton Honors Diamond members who were redeeming points, we were treated like royalty during our stay.
The location of this hotel is great. It's roughly 3 blocks west of the train station. Follow signs in the station to Salurner Straße & bus depot, exit, and walk 3 blocks. The hotel will be on your left. The hotel is also very convenient to Innsbruck's main shopping street, Maria-Theresien-Straße. Walk west less than a block and then go north (i.e. hang a right off Salurner Straße). We found a lot of great shopping and eating along this street and it eventually runs into the Golden Roof, which is arguably the central tourist trap in Innsbruck.
Although the hotel is clearly older (probably 1970s construction), the rooms have been nicely remodeled. The furniture and linens in our room looked very fresh. Luxuries not always found in Europe included: US style shower with shower curtain and true king bed. The room itself was gigantic (i.e. 500-600 square feet). Our room (on the 14th floor) overlooked the Olympic ski jump and the mountains. Absolutely gorgeous.
Unlike other Hilton's in Europe, this hotel does not have an executive lounge, however they did provide us with access to the Hotel's main buffet breakfast and we were very satisfied. It featured a large selection of cereals, fresh fruit, fresh cold cuts (i.e. ham, turkey, salmon), juices, yogurt, various breads, pastries, and a fancy coffee machine that prepares any of 8 different hot drinks.
Shortly after our arrival, management sent a complimentary bottle of champagne and fruit plate (i.e. strawberries & cantaloupe) to help welcome us to the Hotel. Everyone we encountered spoke English (which was very much appreciated given our complete and total inability to speak any language other than English).
Couple of other points: there's a nice laundromat called Bubblepoint located at 1 Brixner Straße. (Go back towards the train station, hang a left on Adamgasse, and then a right on Brixner Straße) We met a lot of nice folks (almost all Americans!) here and it sure beat washing our clothes in hotel bathrooms. I think we spent about 15-16 Euros to wash and dry 2 huge loads of clothes. On the way to Bubblepoint, you'll pass through Bozner Platz which has a great Mexican restaurant called Kahlo's. Watch out for their margaritas though - it was more like a glass of tequila rather than a margarita! However, the salad bar and fajitas were great.
Overall, my wife and I were very satisfied with our stay at the Hilton Innsbruck. Innsbruck is great walking town and the Hilton was a perfect base.
A very Hilton Christmas
Myself, partner and a friend stayed in the Hilton from Christmas Eve until New Years Eve 2005. The hotel was perfect for us as we used it as a base to go snowboarding (for the 1st time) around the various resorts in Innsbruck. We got a room on the 11th floor with fantastic views overlooking the old town and the mountains in the distance. The room was spacious and we had 2 large beds which easily accommodated the 3 of us. The bathroom had a heated floor which was a nice touch. The breakfast was also great with a large selection and freshly squeezed orange juice was made right in front of you. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The hotel was a pleasant 10 min stroll to the centre of the old town (including the Golden Roof etc), with plenty of restaurants along the way. It was also conveniently situated 1 min walk from a large ski/snowboard rental store where we were able to get boots and boards (and buy everything else). The hotel also had a locked ski-room to leave your boots/boards after a hard day on the slopes.
The public ski bus to Axamer Lizum stops right out the front of the hotel which was also very handy. It was about a 40 min ride to the slopes.
All in all we had a great time and would definitley stay at the Hilton again.
Had trouble finding this hotel from the street, there is a casino in front. Had no problems with Check In, room was clean and neat with a great view of the ski jump.
Staff were friendly and helpfull. Close to train and tourist areas.
Would stay again.
Great service and comfy hotel
After 3 weeks of varied accommodation we walked into our room here to feel as the previous tripadvisor did- right at home. Despite the rain we could always see the mountains being on the 13th floor and my partner who was on business was easily distracted :) by some guys erecting a crane a couple of streets away and climbing up and down it without safety harness. A great entertainment if scary.
Service was friendly and efficient especially at breakfast with a reasonable choice of food. Evening meal a bit predictable but lots of places to eat in the Old Town if you can bear the tourist crowds. Hotel felt like a great retreat away from them.
Charming, Felt at Home
This hotel made my business trip to Innsbruck an absolute delight.
Room: Spacious, simply furnished, large bathroom, good desk space with high speed internet. My room looked towards the Innsbruck airport with the gorgeous snow tipped Alps as a backdrop. There were limited English channels, which is to be expected in Europe.
Service: I can't express how welcoming the front desk and restaurant staff was. By the third day of my trip, the front desk knew me by first name. They'd always greet me whenever I entered or left the hotel. It's quite a change to see such personable staff. The restaurant staff was even more impressive. They memorize how you like your coffee on day one. The minute they see you enter, they begin to prepare it.
Breakfast buffet: Filling, delicious, couldn't ask for anything more.
Location: Within walking distance to all attractions in the heart of the city.
Room rate and charges: My corporate rate was around 80 euro/night with no additional surprise charges.
Workout facilities: The one drawback to this hotel. No workout room or pool.
All in all, Hilton Innsbruck was not the fanciest hotel I've stayed in but certainly the most welcoming for a foreigner. I'd highly recommend.
We chose the Hilton Innsbruck for two nights during Easter. To be sure of excellent accomodation, we booked a deluxe-room. The hotel was within easy reach, i. e. appr. 5 minutes walk from the main station.
The welcome at the reception was absolutely unwelcoming and below any standard I would expect from any hotel. Though the rate included a late check-out, my asking for a late check-out (i. e. 2 hours later) seemed to surprise and to be abslolutely out of interest, but was accepted at last. The other man at the reception had an unfastened tie, open neck button and wore an untidy jackett. - On the other hand I must say that the room was ready at 11.30 already.
The room itself did not seem to differ in size from other rooms in the hotel, but was located on top floor (15th). House keeping was very helpful and polite and so was most of the breakfast staff.
When packing we were phoned at 12.30 that our check-out was already expected. During check-out the receptionist on duty was very concerned about our check-in experience and apologized. Ten days later I received a letter from the management plus a cooking book from Tyrol.
The hotel is well located, offers great views, but the bad welcome spoiled a lot of the otherwise nice impressions.