Hotel Weisses Kreuz
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Awoke at 6:00am to get ready to leave for Innsbruck at 7:32am. While we were at the train station getting breakfast there was a guy standing next to Mandy yelling at another guy outside the shop. Then 2 security guards came in and started to physically remove the guy while he was fighting them. Th whole time the girl across the counter was trying …
Driving from Liechtenstein to Innsbruck was a rather surreal experience. A good part of the trip you are in tunnels, the longest one almost 15 km/10 miles long. One does get a feeling like he is an extra in Groundhog Day.
The Austrians compensate for this dreary driving atmosphere by having the world's most beautiful rest stops. Every …
DAY 17 MON The train trip from Regensburg to Innsbruck was a very long one. We had only one change, at Munich. Our ICE train was to leave fourteen minutes after we arrived so we hauled our bags with alacricity down one platform and up another. Once on the second train we had to find our seats. The inter-city train carriages contain compartments and …
<Brian's brief chronological list of "highlights" (and of whinging)> - Went to the Swarovski Kristallwelten... aka the Swarovski Crystal World. I was kind of expecting crystal statues like in the Swarovski shop next to the hotel, but no... it is full of weirdass modern art... such as a "giant moving playing colourful accordion", "2 top halves …
<Brian's brief chronological list of "highlights" (and of whinging)> - Bought a Innsbruck card that gives you transport around Innsbruck and entry to an assortment of places like museums and the Alpenzoo... the pass cost 30 euro each, so the challenge to get some value out of it had begun... - Due to lack of instructions, we flagged down a …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Such a wonderful place to stay. We arrived early and they let us check in. Hotel is very quaint and in the center of Innsbruck, great location! The staff was friendly and the breakfast was good! I will return to this hotel if we go back to Innsbruck!
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We stayed here in April 2004 and would agree all the positive reviews, however opening the entrance door and walking down a "service" hallway to an elevator up to the reception area is a little different. We travel Europe by train so I can't comment on how or where a visitor would park a car. The big plus is that you are in the Altstatt (old city) car free zone and once you are there all the sights are within easy walking distance or 1 block to the Tram stops.
Third time we have stayed at the hotel and it is still great
We have stayed here in autumn 2002, spring 2003, and now summer of 2005 and we still love it. Great location right in the aldstat, wonderful breakfast buffet, great service from the staff, and great, spacious rooms with very clean bathrooms made our stays worth it. They have a family room that accomodates five very comfortably (on the fourth floor). When we return to Innsbruck we will again stay here.
Employee of the Year!
We stayed here with another couple and thought that no air wouldn't be a problem, but the rooms were warm. When I told Birgitte (the young woman working at the front desk) she immediately scurried away to produce two fans for our rooms. They were more than enough to keep us comfortable. Throughout our brief stay in the hotel, she proved over and over again that she deserves to be Employee of the Year. In our 2 1/2 weeks of traveling in Italy and Austria, she was the most impressive staff member that we dealt with. We would stay in the hotel because of Birgitte alone!
We stayed at this hotel from 6th to 9th June. The hotel is excellent for the price.
It is tastefully decorated in traditional style, the breakfast is the best buffet breakfast we have had in any hotel of this class and the staff are probably the friendliest and most helpful in any hotel in which we have ever stayed. (and that includes 5 star rated hotels!)
It is right in the centre of the old town with the sound of the various clock towers to waken you in the morning.
We would not hesitate to stay here again.......excellent.
We (family of 4) did not have a Motel reservation when we arrived in Innsbruck. We found a service at the train station that found us a place to stay near the station "Weisses Kreuz Hotel" (for a small fee).
Great budget choice
We stayed here on the way from Germany to Italy. The interior was charming, the staff was friendly, and the location was great. Pluses - it has maybe the best buffet breakfast we've ever had. Minuses - the rooms are cramped and noisy, especially the ones facing the street, and you can't park very near it.
We loved the Weisses Kreuz. Beautifully decorated, full of character and very friendly and accomodating staff. It's the perfect location for seeing Innsbruck, with tram stops very close by, and the train station within walking distance. We were lucky to be here when the weather was cool, as I can imagine the street noise might be a problem on hot nights when you have to have the windows open. I wonder why so many visitors find it necessary to shout in the middle of the night? Maybe the town need some "quiet ordinances" enforced in the pedestrian district after 10 pm?
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights at the end of June 2004. It is located on Herzog Friedrich Strasse right in the centre of the old town. My single room was on the fifth (top) floor overlooking Herzog Friedrich Strasse. The room was very small and incredibly hot, with no air conditioning or even a table fan. If one opened the window it was incredibly noisy -- I could here people talking in the street at one in the morning. The staff were very friendly.
Central but very noisy
The hotel is centrally located which is a plus when exploring by foot, but rest especially sleep is not guaranteed. If your room is facing the street and you are accommodated in the attic rooms be assured of a high volume of noise until 03:00am and a stuffy room as you cannot open the window since it dampens the noise slightly. A lovely breakfast will chear you up as well as the friendly staff.
Best location and best value!
I have stayed here twice and you will be hard pressed to get a better value for the money than staying at this 3-star hotel in the heart of the Old Town of Innsbruck. The rooms are small (probably not by European standards), but quaint and nicely decorated. The desk staff are very friendly and work hard to make your stay pleasant. The buffet breakfast would considered in between a continental breakfast and a full breakfast, and has plenty of good-tasting selections. I hope to stay here again and again.