Hotel am Konzerthaus
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21 Sep 2013 – 23 Sep 2013
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Breakfast, train station and all aboard! We were traveling along just fine when suddenly we stopped at a little village and warned in German, garbled English and another language to stay on the train. Next the conductor came by and said we needed to move to another …
... apart from that in the U.S. There's the fact that liquor is sold at the grocery store (and often in the "impulse buy" checkout area. Yes, like CANDY.). Or the slightly discomfiting "pay as you wish" model shared by a few restaurants (which is exactly what it sounds like). The fact that not only was an exhibit devoted to naked men displayed at the Leopold Museum, but they advertised it all over town with posters depicting naked men (and even let ...
... each year, including the arrival of the new year. Also in this tower are three older bells that are no longer used: Kleine Glocke ("small bell") (62 kg) cast around 1280; Speisglocke ("dinner bell") (240 kg) cast in 1746; and Zügenglocke ("processions bell") (65 kg) cast in 1830. Vienna is just a beautiful city all around. It's definitely on my list of places to come back to. However, it is significantly more expensive than any of the cities I have visited so far. ...
... that they were not given the highest upkeep. While I said that musical culture is alive in Vienna, they still have those who don't care. Unfortunatelly, the director of the Vienna museums is one such person, so these museums are being treated like ****.. So sad with such a great cultural opportunity in this city.
The night finished with by far the best part of my time in Europe so far. Despite being sick, and having standing room tickets ...
... to his shop. Things are in many ways still pretty raw here.
It is overcast which is better for walking but less so for crispness in pix. Over near the Restaurant Orhan for a shot of Fort Lawrence. The money exchange outside the old town was closed.
Back inside the old town. The door to the Franciscan Monastery was open. Within a minute, a service started so just some cheeky at the back shots before exiting. An open foreign exchange did not do the transactions from kunas ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel am Konzerthaus Vienna
This is a fabulous hotel modernized with amazing amenities. The art on the wall are of Klimt, the lighting well placed, and plenty of room for both of us to practice Yoga in the morning without leaving our room. Nice use of space. Quiet. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend for price and location!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel am Konzerthaus Vienna
Very nice stay
Stayed in the hotel for one week on business. Conference facilities in the hotel were also used, which were excellent in terms of the room and the refreshments given during breaks. Hotel room was fresh and clean, staff were very helpful - you can rent a bicycle from the hotel, organise opera trips etc. Breakfast usual good selection. Not cheap in terms of room cost but for Vienna is about normal, only 5 mins walk to main shops etc. Don't use the room telephone, this is a rip off!
Good standard hotel in off centre location
I stayed one night, Sunday 4 December 2005. The hotel is situated just off the inner ring road about 10 minutes walk south of the City Air Terminal (CAT) with its 16 minutes rail link to airport. So well situated, in a rather quiet area at night. Hotel is not one of the Sofitel's top of the range and could benefit from a makeover. A good 3 star rather than 4 star. Staff were friendly, room was large, bed comfortable, and the shower worked first time. Hotel business area has just one PC costing EUR 9 per hour. Breakfast buffet cost EUR 17. Minimum rack room rate of EUR 150 not worthwhile but I got a EUR 75 rate. A stay again, if the price is ok.
Very friendly staff
Located just outside the ringstrasse, but a quick walk to the trolley, the Sofitel is a comfortable, reasonably-priced place to stay. It has a small but comfortable lobby with a nicely decorated, intimate bar area. The rooms are clean and pleasant, with a stylish art deco mural on one wall. Most of the rooms are right on the street, but it's fairly quiet at night, and turning on the fan eliminated most noise! The Sofitel's biggest draw for me was its charming and helpful staff.
A standard hotel
This hotel was great value for money, it was a typical 4 star hotel and we felt comfortable in the room, breakfast was ok and the staff were friendly enough. About what you would expect of a Sofitel and we had no problems. The location is also convenient.
Not exceptional but good value for money
I have stayed at the Sofitel several times over the past few years, usually for business travel. The hotel is comfortable (with air conditioning), clean, and well maintained with helpful, competent staff. It's not one of the Sofitel chain's better offerings, but it's a good middle of the road choice for Vienna.
Request a nonsmoking room. On my most recent trip, I was first assigned a smoking room. It had a very stale smell and I immediately requested (and received) a nonsmoking room. Also be sure to request a room with a combination tub/shower. My room had a shower only and the shower stall was rather cramped.
There is nothing remarkable or even particularly memorable about this hotel. But you can frequently find good rates for it (around 100 euros per night) on the Accor web site. It also is a popular Priceline 4* choice. If you get this room at a rate for 125 euros per night or less, you should be satisfied. If you are asked to pay 140 euros a night or more, I would suggest trying some other 4 star hotels.
A true 4 star experience
This hotel is truly a 4 star experience. We spent six days and truly enjoyed it. I had booked thru the Accor internet reservations for 130 euros per night including breakfast. After visiting the Sofitel net page, I applied for and received the Sofitel Privilege card. This basically give you a free drink per person at the bar when you check in. When we arrived, the desk staff noticed we were tourists on a longish stay and upgraded us to the business floor rooms which are more spacious. This upgrade was unrequested. Our room was furnished in the Secession style (Viennese take on Art Nouveau) and very comfortable. The lobby is spacious enouigh to always allow you a non-smoking corner. The bar is a gem- appears to be lifted from a 20's train like the Orient Express with glass door inserts in the Lalique style and wall marquetry panels- worthy to be called the Pullman bar. Dining was a pleasure. The breakfast buffet was fantastic both in quantity and variety. The best bacon of our trip was my personal highlight. Outside noise at night was non-existent. There is a bus stop right across the street which takes you to Karlsplate to connect to the subway or bus/trolley system.
As one last comment, the hoitel was newly renovated four years ago when it changed hands. They are beginning a spring renovation program to deal with the inevitable worn areas. I would recommend this hotel unreservedly for staff helpfulness, facilities and food.
Just back from a 3 night stay at the Sofitel. Earlier user comments very helpful. The only thing we would disagree with is that the decor is not tired and dated- we think it is meant to have a 1920s feel about the place - rather art deco! My husband is disabled so we took taxis everywhere including going to the Schonbrunn Palace - which is a must see! ( Taxi trip was 9 Euros each way = £6 per trip). We also took in a concert at the Palace Ausperg and that was good. The hotel staff are most friendly- particular thank you to a young man called Michael who was front of house- he gave us two tips of nice eating places. For typical Viennese food go to Oswald and Kalb- it is rated expensive but those of you who live in Britain and have to pay ridiculous prices for eating out- this is affordable- a real atmosphere- avant garde. We also went to the Koh-i-noor for a really good curry. Viennese wine is worth taking home! The bar staff are wonderfully friendly- the Hungarian goulash in the hotel is great. Agree about the breakfast- ace! The hotel staff also booked the airport taxis for us. Would definitely return to the Sofitel.
So pleased with sofitel
Had a 2 night city break in October 2004. Complimentary tea/coffee and water in room. Lovely shower! Staff very pleasant, friendly and helpful . Roadworks outside hotel did not lessen enjoyment factor at all. Inclusive breakfast was fantastic - help yourself to meats/sausage/scrambled egg/juice/cereal/cales/pastries/croissants and tea and coffee!
Very well situated - just a short walk from the main sights of Vienna. As it was only 2 nights used taxis from airport!
You can easily get around Vienna on foot but for sights further afield like the Danube tower and the ferris wheel it would be better to use the hop on hop off bus!
Would happily stay here again - staff not intrusive but only too ready to help if asked!
Stayed at the Sofitel Hotel Vienna for a two night city break October 2004. We were really impressed by the standard of the room, the complimentary tea/coffee and bottle of water on arrival; the buffet breakfast that had "everything" you could possible want to start the day off and the location. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the CAT link from the airport, so no need to get a taxi, and also within walking distance of the city centre and the stadt park. The only downside of Vienna in October was the roadworks throughout the city and the fact that the seasonal summer flowers had already been stripped ready for winter bedding. Otherwise we had a fabulously good time. Tip: If you take the tour buses green. red and blue you get a good impression of the city and sights, but do get off at the Danube tower if it is a clear day. You get a great view and the food is very reasonably priced. Most people seemed to stay on the coach but we had a great two hours at this end of the city while we waited for the next coach to come along.
Good commercial standard
We stayed 4 nights at the Sofitel in Vienna and had a very enjoyable time. The room was a good size, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom well appointed. Service was good. The public areas are in need of some refurbishment - the decor is a bit tired and dated. We never felt tempted to eat in the restaurant. The hotel is in a good location, just a 10 minute stroll from the Opera and the main sights of the city.