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... on how to use public transportation, as it was necessary to take the U-bahn, or subway system. This was a great life skill all students mastered early on in the tour. The Prater is a small amusement park in Vienna, home to the Reisenrad, or Ferris wheel, that happens to be on of the oldest in the world. The price was a bit more expensive than some students expected, so many of them opted to explore the park and grab lunch on their own. ...
We headed out to find some treasures and got a kitchen cloth and a little box of coasters. We went to have sacher-torte at Sachers by the opera. While sitting outside at the cafe, we could here singing from the windows where they were practicing in the opera building. It was so lovely. We had walked by trying to figure out where the ...
... nestled on the banks of the Danube River. The specialty of the house are pork ribs which are grilled and served with a small side of onions and hot peppers (2 racks per plate!). The excessive consumption of salty pork (with beer) is an absolute necessity at least once per month. Shari does not eat pork, but was equally satisfied with her overabundance of veal schnitzel, a local dish known worldwide.
A very satisfying first day in Vienna!
... upon the Belvedere Palace. Its gardens were magnificent and the fountains were also quite beautiful. The next day we explored the inner city more and I found the Spanish Riding School. I can't wait to go see a performance and really hope to go on a tour of the stables as well. There is just so much too see and I want to see it all at once, but I have to keep reminding myself that I am here for three months and will get to see everything ...
... a pipe organ there for Dad. We went to the Albertina where there was a Monet and Picasso exhibition. There was a number of other impressionists also featured, but none of the paintings did i want for my walls. Interesting the a lot of monuments are covered with netting - presumably to stop the birds!
Our afternoon rehydration was at a street cafe opposite the hotel for a beer. Dinner was at the hotel street cafe for ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNH Wien Hotel Vienna
Everything was really good. The only thing is that the receptionist and the rest personnel did not speak english very well, so it was difficult to give us some useful information about our visits
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Historical Traveler Reviews NH Wien Hotel Vienna
Large, clean - next to the U
For the money, this place can't be beat. If you are looking for old city charm - forget it. This place isn't that. What it is: clean, comfortable with huge rooms. Our "standard" room had a living room, wetbar, mini-fridge, large bathroom, and a large comfortable bed. The breakfast bar was great and convenient. Our one and only problem was asking the girl who worked the front desk for a recommendation for a restaurant. Lesson learned here is "Do not expect world reknowned, five star conceriege service from a teenager working the late shift." If you want a great meal and you are not affraid to drop a couple hundred Euro - go to Vincent, it's across the river in the old Jewish Quarter. Vincent serves Austrian/International cuisine - each meal (made up of small courses) is catered to your specific taste. It is a eating experience of a lifetime. We had a nine course meal that won't soon be forgotten - but didn't go to bed feeling stuffed, but just right. I used the money I saved staying at this hotel (which I would stay at again) to spend on dinner.
The hotel is hard to find - as others have mentioned - but follow the directions posted earlier - it's not complicated at all.
Great Hotel, But a little tricky to find
My wife and I stayed at this hotel in January 2006 for three nights. It is a great hotel. The location as stated is a bit tricky to find however, especially if you plan to drive there. The address does indeed state that it is on Mariahilferstrasse and this is correct, but Mariahilferstrasse is not an easy street to navigate by car. The entrance on Mariahilferstrasse is through a sort of glass court (or as one reviewer said, a corridor). The sign is displayed above the entrance so you will see it if you are alert. But it may be easiest to access this hotel if you enter from the other street which is on Stiftgasse. The hotel's parking entrance is also on Stiftgasse rather than Mariahilferstrasse so keep this in mind if driving. There is a fee of €13,50 per day to park your car in the hotel parking garage. If you do plan on driving to the hotel, make sure you have good and detailed maps available because Vienna (like many large European cities) is a maze of one way streets with hard to read street signs (especially at night). We spent nearly an hour trying to navigate our way to the hotel, with many wrong turns during our quest to find it. A Vienna native probably would have needed 15 minutes once inside the city borders.
The hotel itself is very nice. The rooms are quite large and very affordably priced if you can sniff out the right deal. There were two televisions, one in the bedroom and one in the living area (but don't waste your time with tv if you are in Vienna!) Our room had a large bedroom, a living room with a sofa, plush chair and desk as well as a kitchenette that included a nice bar, refrigerator, microwave and sink. The bathroom had a separate bath and shower and the toilet was in it's own little room. It's the largest hotel room I've probably ever stayed in and nearly the nicest (for a moderate budget). It even had a nice modern kind of 'retro' style to it.
The location is perhaps not directly in the middle of the city, but it isn't much outside the city center and public transport (i.e. the subway) is easily accessible from the corridor connecting the hotel to Mariahilferstrasse (about a minute walk). So getting around is a cinch.
The included breakfast buffet was smaller than some I've seen in Europe but the quality was good. Mostly pastries, rolls, jams and cereals as well as scrambled eggs and bacon. The atmosphere is nice and the wait staff is friendly and they expect english speakers as well as german speakers.
Overall I was more than satisfied with my stay at the NH Hotel and would recommend it to anyone wanting a nice room with a comfortable location. I hope to visit the city again and this would be my first choice of a hotel were I to go back for another vacation.
Excellent! Clean, very large, good location
Very large rooms, with seperate lounge, bedroom and bathroom. Extremely clean room and bathroom was very large. Within a few minutes walk to the Mueseum quarter. 5-15 minutes walk to the cathedral and the museums and tourist sites. Great location in general for walking to all sites, with train station very close to the hotel also. Must see the Christmas Fair at the City hall in Nov/Dec. It was magical!
Would highly recommend this hotel and definitely stay here again.
Good rooms, good location, good price
Stayed here for 2 nights in November. As previous reviewers have noted, it was a bit hard to find but once we reached our room we were delighted. We got a mini-suite with a sitting area and a dressing area off the spacious bathroom. The breakfast provided a good choice and there was free internet access on a (single) PC off reception. The decor was a bit 90s and starting to look a little dated but in view of the space, the central location and the price, I would recommend the hotel to anyone.
Spacious, excellent location.
We just got back from a lovely holiday in Vienna. We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and loved it. We asked for a double room but we were given a suite. It had a very large sitting area / kitchen area (fridge, microwave, sink, breakfast bar, air-condition) which was great as we have a 2 year old daughter. The Bedroom and the bathroom were also very spacious. The condition of the hotel is very good and clean.
The location of this hotel is excellent but as the other comments say it is hard to find the hotel because you have to go through a small shopping centre to get to it from Mariahilfer strasse but we found it very quickly as we have read these comments before we went to Vienna. One of the Neubaugasse metro station entrance is also from this small shopping centre/area.
Mariahilfer strasse is one of the main shopping streets in Vienna with lots of cafes/restaurants. Stephanplatz is just 3 stops by metro but perhaps you would want to walk it as its not far and the walk is enjoyable. The Museums quarter is basically down the road..about 10 min walk.
There was no tea/coffee facility in the room. Also it would have been handy if they had a room with couple of PCs that visitors can use to access Internet.
We did not try the hotel's breakfast as we like to go out and try different things. Lots of cafes and lots of choice. "Bagel Station" cafe was my favourite, first street on the right if you are heading towards MQ/city centre.
I highly recommend this hotel and I would definitely stay there again if I ever go to Vienna again.
Clean and spacious
This hotel was above our expectations. Our room turned out to be a suite which we were not aware of before hand. It was perfectly clean and comfortable. Suprisingly spacious for a European hotel. The staff was very nice and all spoke great English. I will definitely stay here again upon return to Vienna. The only reason I didn't give it a a 5-star rating is because breakfast is not included but is available in there restaurant for 14 Euros per person. There is a great restaurant two blocks from the hotel called 7 Stern Brau. Ask the front desk for directions. It is delicious! We went there both nights we were in town.
Clean and comfortable - not flash
This hotel is a bit hard to find but with comments of the previous reviewers in mind we didn't have too much trouble. As you are walking along the street keep looking up at the buildings to locate the NH sign. It is a good location very close to the metro stop. Make sure you visit the Mirco-brewery/restraurant around the corner - it was excellent (ask the hotel staff for directions). The breakfast was excellent. The rooms were very large with standard hotel furnishings.
Stayed there for the honeymoon in 2002 and really loved it... the location is good.. stefansdom/plaz is a few metro stations away (metro station is virtually infront of the hotels entrance) and the mariahilfer strasse is good for shopping as well... large rooms, clean bathrooms, good breakfast - just what you need for a cosy stay! Look farward to staying again in july 2005!
Excellent location once you find it. It is two stops from the Westbanhof on the U6 and located directly beside the entrance to the underground. Found the rooms extremely large and spacious. Would stay at this hotel again if ever in Vienna.
Large rooms, but hard to find
we spent a couple of days in vienna, staying in the nh hotel vienna.I can only recommend it. we had booked for three and got a small apartment, complete with fridge and microwave.Very good: the bathroom is divided into two rooms, so two people can use it at the same time.
the hotel is very hard to find. the address given is mariahilferstrasse, but from there you have follow very small signs through a shopping passage and several glass doors until you finally reach the hotel.it took us a long time to find it when we arrived. the actual entrance is through kirchen- and lindenstrasse and this is also the only entrance once the shopping passage is closed. no taxidriver or tour company knows of the hotel under this name, it used to be the astron hotel. if you arrange a hotel pick-up, give the whole address, as there are two nh hotels on this street. all in all it's a good hotel. the fridge especially is something you don't find too often in European city hotels and it was very helpful in this summer's heat wave.