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After spending another day wondering around beautiful Cesky Krumlov, we left for Vienna yesterday morning after breakfast. Took a private transfer with a young uni student driver who spoke minimal English. Arrived at the Classic Hotel Wein around 12.00 noon. On first impressions Vienna reminds me of Paris - wide tree-lined streets with beautiful …
... to Vienna, ride the bikes! Don't even bother with the train or tram. The city has 120 bike docking stations, and under your first hour is completely free. So as long as you get from 1 station to another one within 60 minutes, your travel is completely free! You can literally get around the entire city for FREE! After riding the tube in London for 5 days, that is pretty nice ...
... guide led us back upstairs and showed us out through the performers' entrance.
Before leaving, I asked our stagehand's name-- it was Frank. I'm not going to forget him.
When we got back outside, Kim and I fangirled about how fantastic our own personal tour was and I sort of needed a few minutes for my heart rate to go back to normal.
Reminiscing on how lucky the day was, I parted ways with Kim and decided to tour the Haus der Musik, an interactive music ...
... was the palace entrance. We first learnt all about old crockery and cutlery with over 20 sets of each! This included massive gold 30m long centre pieces etc. We then went though the Sisy part which was her interesting life story from getting engaged when the parents were tring to set up her sister, through her love of the royal life through to her not wanting the spotlight and eventually getting murdered in Venice. Following this was a trip through some of the palace rooms set up ...
... with high steeples and heavily carved stone works. It looks medieval with its many spires. Once out of the old city area Vienna is much like any other city functional, busy and it also has its share of not so attractive apartment blocks. What is probably most noticeable and far more prevalent than other cities we have visited is the huge amount of graffiti, it adorns almost any available or reachable surface. Some of it ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAustria Classic Hotel Wien Vienna
Prima hotel tegen centrum van Wenen aan. Zowel te voet als met metro zijn alle bezienswaardigheden binnen handbereik. Dicht bij station Praterstern en dus makkelijk vanaf vliegveld te bereiken.
Kamers functioneel ingericht maar wel aan kleine kant. Prima ontbijt.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Austria Classic Hotel Wien Vienna
The Nordbahn is a well-appointed hotel with easy connections to the UN centre, the Danube boat station and main roads leading to the centre of Vienna and the metro. The rooms are comfortable and provided with all one needs for a pleasant stay in the City. An excellent breakfast is served in spacious and comfortable areas including an outside area during the better weather. The staff who maintain an excellent team spirit and who have changed little over some 12 years of having stayed in the hotel, are very polite annd helpful. I have not met a weakness in their responsibilities including their Manager Inge. She has been on the staff since I first booked rooms at the hotel in 1994. I always stay at the Nordbahn when I visit Vienna and can recommend it to all and sundry.
A long-time favorite place to stay
My husband and I have stayed at the Hotel Nordbahn once or twice a year for at least 10 years. We have always been well looked after, well fed, and very comfortable. The staff have always been very helpful, whether we have had changes in our travel schedule, needed a different type of room, or wanted help checking on concert tickets. The breakfasts are superb! The location is great, with two subway stations nearby and an easy walk to the train station or the Prater. The hotel has very little turnover in staff. It is a great pleasure to return to Vienna each time and be greeted by familiar faces who remember our names and our needs. Staying at the Nordbahn has made travelling to Vienna as easy for us as travelling in our own country, and a great pleasure each time.
Superb Budget Hotel
I booked a trip to Vienna for four nights back in December 2005. As christmas was approaching I took it upon myself to find a quality but relatively inexpensive hotel. I can honestly say that the Hotel Nordbahn fit the bill perfectly.
First of all, the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful which is always a good start. The hotel itsef was clean, as was our room. We stayed in a room overlooking the praterstrasse (which some reviewers suggest is noisy). While I can understand this point, we personally did not find sleeping a problem.
The breakfast was well done with a good choice of food, although it is obviously tailored towards continental Europeans. I myself do not tend to eat breakfast, however my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed what the hotel had to offer.
The hotel is in an excellent location. It can be walked to from central Vienna quite easily. You will not want to walk all the time though, which is ok due there being an underground station merely yards down the road.
Also, a few buildings down the road there is the Cafe 1/4, which serves superb meals, including traditional Austrian dishes such as Tafelspitz, and tasty coffees.
All in all, I cannot rate my experience here enough.
Our favourite hotel in Vienna
A great thank You to Hotel Nordbahn.
We have during the years stayed at several hotels in Vienna. None of those has a compared friendly and familiar atmospher to, what you meet at Hotel Nordbahn.
Manager Inge Seitz and the entire team are allways friendly. helpfull and serviceminded.
The breakfast buffet is fresh and varied. An extra plus is the parking facility in conection with the hotel.
We will warmly recommend Hotel Nordbahn for as well individuel tourists as business guest.
S + HE Krog
I have been to Vienna on Business a couple of times and decided to try this hotel because I heard about it's "good" service from my friend who stayed there. The staff members were mostly nice and courteous but the Manager, Mrs. I.S. is extrememly rude abnoxious to us when it came to the dispute of room prices. We were promised one price but when we got there, the price had changed. We would happily pay for the difference if it was a genuine mistake and if she wasn't so nasty to us when we arrive and when we depart. We could have had a nice stay but she made this such an unpleasant memory. The rude service together with its very small and stuffy. There are other newer hotels with airconditioner, similar price, better breakfast, bigger better rooms better service in the vicinity you go with like the one near the Messe and even others along the same street.
We found your review about our Hotel today - and to be honest - we were profoundly shocked.
I have been working in the Hotel Nordbahn for 18 years, 10 of them in the management, and nobody has ever called me "rude" and "obnoxious" or "nasty". I really am thoroughly dedicated to my
job and I have always tried to solve problems in a calm and civilized manner.
Guests like to stay at the Hotel Nordbahn for many different reasons: the location close to the centre and to the Vienna International Centre, underground stop just down the street, more than fair rates, friendly staff, rich buffet-breakfast till 11 a.m., the many free-of-charge services like the parking possibilities, the use of sauna, gym and Internet-Terminal...
Every year, we accommodate nearly 33.000 guests from all over the world and like in every other hotel, sometimes there are slight disagreements - but noone has ever had a reason to complain about my behaviour - not in 18 years.
The Hotelīs owner and I would appreciate it if discontented guests discuss their personal problems they might have with services offered
at our Hotel or problems with staff/management
on the spot instead of writing a distorting report on an impersonal web site and thus
trying to damage my own and the Hotelīs good reputation.
As you did post this review anonymously, we kindly ask you to provide us with more details about your reservation and rate. Checking
our files carefully, there was only one Lady from Indonesia staying with us in July 2005 but she had a special UN-rate that had been confirmed
in writing and so this does not fit with your complaint.
Classic Charm, But Choose Your Room Carefully
I found the Nordbahn to be a cozy reminder of classic, historic hotels I've stayed in in the past. I thought it was charming that they ask guests to leave their room keys upon leaving the hotel property and reclaim them upon their return. The night front desk clerk was extremely friendly and offered me rooms in either the front of the hotel (near the lift) or in the back. As I was staying for only for one night, I took the room in the front, which may have been a mistake. I booked a single occupancy room, and it was very long and narrow. I'd guess it to be no more than seven feet wide. There was a twin XL bed and small desk and a small bathroom with a stand up shower. Everything was cozy, but not cramped. The furnishings in the room were immaculate and, I suspect, recently renovated.
It was a summer night when I stayed, and the room was rather warm. I discovered there was no air conditioning, which was a small problem. I had to open the window in the room, which swings open over the bed. Not wanting to crack my head in the middle of the night, I left it ajar to let the cool night air in.
The busy Praterstrasse was below, and even at 11 p.m., there was traffic noise and the chatter of pedestrians below. I was tired and had luckily brought a good pair of earplugs with me, so I am able to get a good night's sleep, but I would advise anyone who is sensitive about noise to ask for a quiet room in the back.
Some friends of mine were also staying at the property and their double occupancy room was also very cozy, with the two twin XL beds pushed together in the middle.
The breakfast buffet was very good and hearty. The hotel is also conveniently located to the U-Bahn and the Prater. I found the hotel staff to be friendly and well-spoken in English.
Overall, I think the hotel offers a very classy and memorable experience for a budget traveller.
Traditional Austrian hotel
Wholeheartedly agree with the previous reviewer. Stayed for 2 nights in October 2004 at this comfortable traditionally styled hotel near the Prater. Ours was an average sized wood panelled double room. Clean, no complaints. 3-4 min walk to the nearest underground station. Also about 15 mins walk from Hundertwasser gallery (Kunsthaus) - don't miss this if you're in Vienna. Great buffet breakfast. Nice cafes/bakeries nearby as well. Recommended.
My friend and I stayed in Nordbahn for 4 nights (6-10 Jun 04), we really loved the place. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room is clean and the buffet breakfast is very good. Location is also excellent. Very near to underground and trams station. We definitely will stay there for our next visit and will surely recommend our friends/relative to stay in Nordbahn.