Travel Blogs from Vienna
we saw for Seigfried in Budapest. They were putting it on the
outside screen “am die platz” so we could not help ourselves from
going around to watch. Arriving an hour before the opera started we
got front row seats and found it so absorbing we stayed right
through, even though there was a short shower in the middle. We
... security (without even being padded down!). We then get loaded up on a golf cart and race to the gate just as my name is being called over the loud speaker. We make it though, and now the hard part of our trip is over. We first have to go through Belgrade, which is no problem (and I got some special treatment again!), and finally arrive in Vienna. We go to collect our bags and Mo's backpack is there! Our plane out of Tel Aviv was delayed a half ...
With Vienna only 4 hours south, and becoming legitimate tourists again (at least on paper) we were keen to get on the road – until we found that the southern Czech motorway is more like the surface of the moon, (Larz doesn't have the best suspension) and we couldn’t wait to get off it!
Looking in the Tom Tom for an alternative, we were able to be re-directed through smaller B roads, towns and industrial parks, which honestly made for a far more ...
I finally felt well enough to start studying and working on make-up assignments from the past week this morning. I had the whole day free. I researched museum hours and prices, because I'm realizing my time here is really limited. I found that most places I wanted to go cost 14 euro, and that's the reduced student rate! However, I found a year-long membership that is valid at 7 museums, for only 34 euro. So, I bought my first ...
... finest of the collection of artefacts acquired by the rulers. Highlights of the collection include: Charlemagne's sword, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, the Holy Lance and a number of reliquaries containing such things as a tooth of John the Baptist and a sliver of the True Cross. In addition to this is an almost priceless collection of jewels and jewellery - it's quite a sight!
Once the tour had finished near ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kaiserin Elisabeth Vienna
Far beyond average 4-stars, a real bargain
Located just few steps from the St. Stefan (and the Metro station by the same name), the hotel is really in the centre of the City.
The room is quite clean, and quiet, except for the callions of the St. Stefan, that bring you a comfortable wake-up call at every 7 AM :-)
The service is far beyond average of the 4 or 5-star hotels : very reliable and friendly at the same time.
The facilities are well-designed, practical, and fun to use.
The hotel offers a free WI-FI LAN access in the saloon, and a free 10MB ethernet access in the (at least in my) room[s], which is still very hard to find in Vienna hotels. I wonder why it is not mentioned at all in the hotel ads.
For those who want to try the local "specialité"s, the famous "Zu den drei Husaren" restaurant is in front of the hotel.
Love Love Love this Hotel!
I paid 100.50 Euros per night for this hotel by booking on the internet. I thought I was going to get a shady little place that was away from the city center. Instead I got this fabulous hotel. It is right off the ring. The staff and excellent. I had booked a tour and was late getting back to the hotel and they held the tour pick up for me. The breakfast in the morning was very ample with both hot and cold choices. The room was very charming. I would stay here again in a heart beat.
This is a great hotel. It is right off of Stephansplatz, Kartner Strasse, and close to the Metro. We had a large room with king and 2 twins for our family of 2 parents, 18-year old son and 14-year old daughter. Room was large and comfortable. Bathroom was nice, no separate enclosed shower. The tub had a movable shower head, single sink. The breakfast was included and it was great, lots of bread and fruit choices, 2 hot items that changed every day, yogurt, juices, coffee, cold meats. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Their restaurant recommendations were perfect. We would definitely stay there again. It is close to everything.
Loved the Kaiserin Elizabeth
We picked the Kaiserin Elizabeth through the Internet and were delighted with this hotel.
It is a very sweet, intimate, cozy hotel with an excellent location and charming, helpful staff. The breakfasts were ample and varied. It was truly a home away from home and all six members of our group would welcome staying here again.
Cannot say enough about this fabulous hotel! The staff, the elegance, the breakfast and the location where absolutely perfect. I would return again.
Loved the HKE
Spent 5 nights at the HKE in October 2003. Hotel is wonderful. Great location. The front desk staff was very helpful. We had a suite, so we had plenty of space. No safe in the room, so had to use a safe deposit box, but this was very easy. Breakfast was delicious. Free computer use as well. Would highly recommend this hotel.
Really liked this hotel
We were very happy with our stay at the Kaiserin Elisabeth. The hotel is perfectly located, right near the Kartnerstrasse and St. Stephen's Cathedral. We stayed in one of the junior suites at 214 Euros per night, but we were given one night free over a winter weekend bringing the rate way down. The room was great, very large and a beautiful bathroom. The breakfast (included in rate) was truly superb with choice of pastries, meats, and fruit. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel.