Hotel Prinz Eugen
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Friday March 19th, Vienna
The weather in Vienna was relatively pleasant, which was a welcome respite from the cold overcast we had experienced heretofore. The pace of the tour was beginning to catch up with us, however, and fatigue, sniffley noses and barking coughs were increasingly evident. Nevertheless, we had a mission to …
I really got to see what a beautiful city Vienna is today. I got up around 7:30am, took my time getting ready and used the Internet down in the lobby for a bit. It's so annoying that I can't just use it in my room. I left the hostel around 10am and walked into the city center. The first place I came across was Belvedere palace. It was stunning. I walked past it yesterday but never went into the gates. Today I walked around the palace and the grounds and it ...
... aluminum ties that hold the marble veneer to the brick bearing wall, and the large glass frame covering which is in the center of the main banking hall. After seeing this building, we went to the design tower PS1 designed by Jean Nouvel which is a modern tower. Here we took an elevator to the 18th floor where we were able to admire the entire city of Vienna through the glass walls. The space was so nice that we decided to stay there for awhile and get ...
... sausage sizzle but a million, trillion times better. Oh, and I found a gallery of Hundertwasser's works, including some from his time in New Zealand. That was pretty cool.
Lowlight: Turkish Airlines leaving my pack in Vienna when I flew back to Turkey. Cue a long delay at the other end while I waited for it to arrive on the next flight. It got there eventually, but for some reason, arrived soaking wet. Nice.
... Maria Theresia had 16 children to her husband - so clearly did not rule in all things? Or did she?? She weighed 130kg so Barry thought she didn't move away fast enough. So then we had a tour of about 20 of the 100s of rooms in the palace. Playing hide and seek would have been interesting and you could definitely put one of your screaming babies away far enough not to hear them!
We walked through the ballroom, ...
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Many of the sentiments expressed in previous reviews, I'd agree with. This hotel tries hard, but isn't as swanky as it looks on its website. The rooms are a good size (a little overheated in winter but easy to turn down radiators!) and the beds are comfortable. The staff at reception were always polite and willing to offer help. The hotel is nearly opposite the Sudbahnhof, so easy to find, and it's easy to hop on a train or tram into the centre of the city.
Not bad but has seen better days
The positive thing about this hotel was the helpfulness of the staff, they were great. The location for someone wanting to be close to the airport connection and to travel out of the city was good but not if you want to be near the cultural heart though good public transport gets you there in a matter of minutes. I felt that the hotel had seen better days and could benefit from some refurbishment. Certainly not a 4* hotel.
This was the first hotel our tour group stayed in on a 2 week Austria/Germany tour and we were here 4 nights. It was one of the poorer hotels on the trips. The rooms seemed to be either hot and stuffy (higher floors) or very noisy (lower floors). It's close to the Belvedere Palace - so a 20 to 30 minute walk from the town center. The breakfast buffet was OK - though not as good as other places and the included dinners in the next-door restaurant were greasy - breaded and heavy - and not very good.
The staff tries hard however and it's not a bad place all in all.
I chose this hotel because it is probably the nearest one to Sudbahnhof station . It is located directly across the road from it. This road is quite busy so this hotel cannot be recommended for anyone seeking a lie in. However if you are staying in one of the rooms looking towards the city then this noise will not be a problem. If you are staying on the hotels upper floors and facing the city centre then you are in for some spectacular views. The staff here were friendly and the rooms were of a good size.Excellent public transport connections with the U1 line just a short stroll away.Their is also a chemist located next door to the hotel with a pleasant Italian owned cafe located on the other side.Generally quiet area close to the Belvedere castles.
Not a four star hotel
The good thing about this hotel is the location, very convenient for the airport connection, and it has good access to the city center and any other place of interest.
The room is below average, with furniture that saw better times and a bathroom which is too small, and the shower dangerous to tread in due to the cracks that can easily wound your feet. We stayed for a week and the carpets were never cleaned and the bathroom supplies were not always provided. One day we had the surprise of finding out that a lamp was taken from the room for no apparent reason. The hair dryer is provided with difficulty from the reception desk.
The breakfast is rich and the personnel is helpful.
We stayed at the Prinz Eugene Hotel in Vienna in March, 2004. I chose it because it is literally across the street from the Sudbahnhof railroad station, so it was extremely convenient to take the bus from the airport to the Sudbahnhof, stay overnight, and grab a train the next morning. The hotel has a nice lobby, and a very nice breakfash room, and a very nice breakfast was included in the price (cheese, sliced meat, muesli, scrambled eggs, breads, jams, etc.). The room itself was nice, although not overly large, with a bed and desk, closets in the wall instead of an armoire, a nice bathroom. Not luxury, but nice, maybe on the order of a Holiday Inn in the US. There must be elegant floors and non-elegant floors, to qualify for a 4 star rating; this was really an upper end 3 star, I think (except for breakfast, which was 4+!).