Hotel Weisses Kreuz
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Our train from venice to Innsbruck was our longest train ride of the trip, 5 hours, but it definitely went by quickly staring at the alps for a good portion of it! Innsbruck is a really tiny town. Its a University town so it is actually pretty lively there. Our hotel was right in the middle of the strip and close to everything. For those of you who …
... then off to Innsbruck via the town of Garmish. We had some wonderful country side. After afternoon tea ( they can't make decent coffee but who care) we headed off to Innsbruck, and some more beautiful country side. The green fields or paddocks in my lingo is wonderful. Very little snow on the highest mountain. Had a long time in bus so pleased to be to be off. A clear sunny ...
... There were enough crystals to end work hunger in there! We went back to the Seefeld and then have even more time to do whatever we wanted. Me and a group of friends took a cable car up a mountain to see the view. It was incredible!! Unfortunately due to rain, our concert was canceled today. So that gave us even more free time! We walked around in the rain after dinner until we had to be back in our rooms. Tomorrow we have to get up at 4:30am so we can depart for ...
... and ten minutes later the manager came with his key and opened my door. From then on, I always checked three times before closing my door!
The next day I woke up early, took a quick shower and by seven was in the Altstadt, blue sky, this pale morning light that made these little old streets a little mysterious. A lovely stroll in an empty sleepy old city center, beautiful houses with painted facades and carvings. By eight I found an open Konditorei and enjoyed a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Weisses Kreuz Innsbruck
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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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Weisses Kreuz Innsbruck
Agree with Positive Reviews
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.
Our room #401 was in the building that is connected to the north and was very spacious and clean. It is a little noisy until about 10:00 because the car free zone is open to small vans/trucks servicing the shops and restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful and breakfast was adequate.
You definitely want to get the 48-hour Innsbruck Card. In addition to free transportation, free entrance to all the museums, Palaces and churches; you can, for free, take the #1 Tram all way to the south end and visit the Bergisel Stadium (Olympic Ski Jump area/opens at 09:00). It is a however a very steep hike up to the staduim area from the tram stop so do it while your legs are still fresh. Then take the #1 tram all the way to the north end and take the Hungerburg Funicular Railway + Nordkette Cableway to Seegrube and have lunch overlooking Innsbruck. It is a fabulous view. Midway on the funicular you can get off and visit the Alpenzoo.
For dinner, I would recommend the Cafe Sacher Innsbruck and their excellent Wienerschnitzel with parsley potatoes followed by its famous Sacher Torte for desert. From the front door of the Weisses Kreuz turn right and walk up to Rennweg street, right again and it is on the left after a short walk.
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.
Great, we loved it!!
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).
First the location was a short walk from the train station (with backpacks). Second it was in the center of downtown. It was a motel with the charm of the old country. We found it to be reasonable price and clean. The rooms came with a great breakfast. The only minor drawback, it did not have A/C so we had to leave the windows open. Being downtown there was a lot going on till late, and in the early morning it started again. This was my wife's complaint. I had no trouble sleeping. We WOULD stay there again (in a heartbeat...a southern saying ;)
The Deitz Family
PS no one should expect A/C in a Motel this old.
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?
Great location but ...
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.
The hotel proudly promotes the fact that Mozart stayed there, but this was when he was kid and his father determined the choice. What one should be aware of is that as an adult Mozart stayed at another hotel!
I loved Innsbruck and would love to be able to recommend this hotel which was very reasonably priced -- however, given on both nights there I was unable to get a good night sleep because of the heat/noise problem, I cannot. Were I to return to Innsbruck I would be looking for an alternative hotel.
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.