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 …
Early morning .... Don't think there is anything but early morning starts. ( I am not going to mention food today Mathew). On the bus for a short drive to Schönbrunn Palace. Originally a hunting lodge being out of town with huge forests surrounding it. MariaTheresa the monarch who produced 16 children in 19 years !! decided to move into the palace her grandfather had built on the old hunting lodge site as the city with open sewerage was very offensive. Can you imagine ...
... then heard some music. We thought it was just a concert but we turned the corner and saw about a hundred people dancing the waltz! It was a beautiful moment :D I would have loved to have joined in but neither of us can dance...
The colour changing fountain was also gorgeous and a total surprise. We sat by it for a while then wandered to a nice little park where a man was wading through the lake and trying to get ...
... items on our "must try in Vienna list", and we were able to sample one of them for dessert. The Sacher Torte is said to be one of the oldest and most popular cakes in the world. It's a chocolate cake with a rum apricot filling covered in more apricot rum syrup and chocolate ganache. It was divine! We are now winding down, the shutters are open and a cool breeze is blowing the shears. It looks like the heat wave is on its way out. Good night and stay tuned for more Viennadventures ...
Just making it on time to our bus from Budapest to Vienna after been given false information from a man who thought he was being helpful, we were en route to Austria. Arriving at the bus station late, we met with Anna, a family friend of Bridget's who was born and bred in Deni before marrying an Austrian and moving to Vienna. Anna took us back to her house where we were staying and made us lunch before we headed ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Prinz Eugen Vienna
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+!).