Spiess & Spiess Appartement
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The last day is always bittersweet. I always run us ragged, but we had surprisingly liked Vienna much more than we imagined and wish we could have seen more. We ended up cancelling a lot of activities I had planned and just spending our time at a few. Today was all about the city center and the Hofburg. This was the Hapsburgs winter home, which …
I thought we were quite lucky to stay at all the wonderful hotels that we stayed atduring this vacation. However, considering that Vienna is a huge metropolis with the typical overpriced accommodations that are generally the worst, I think Spiess & Spiess was even more of a special find. It was only two train stops away from the city center and …
... the city on our own. That is why he gives us so much time off of class and encourages us to go where we want to and make our own observations. Also, the time we are not spending in the classroom now will be made up later during our class trips.
Anyways, things are going well here and I am learning a lot of life skills. Like I finally figured out the washer (yay!) and am learning more German everyday. Tschius! (German equivalent of ciao).
... from a rural suburban location to a modern, urban city. We're trading a three-story house with yard for a small city apartment that might have a balcony. In the big picture, we could be making this same change moving to Bethesda, MD, and never leave the state.
Two, we're moving far, far away from family and friends. Actually, we've done this before, in moving to the Mid-West. Yes, that's not quite so far, but we still couldn't pop in for ...
... German beer to Austrian beer, but it was all fine.
After dinner, we debated going to the Danube Tower (Danauturm) for an aerial view of the city, but we were too tired to really think about figuring out the convoluted public transport route there - it would involve a metro ride with one change, and then taking a bus to the tower (or walking at least 1 km each way. So we decided to make it an early night, and try to hit the ground running ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Spiess & Spiess Appartement Vienna
Very Pleasant Stay
Wonderful establishment run by the eponymous and very helpful Speiss's.
Our room was big, tastefully decorated, had a lovely view over gardens to the rear and was spotlessly clean.
Nice breakfast of cereals, bread, fruit salad etc. eggs prepared by Herr Speiss accompanied by the "Blue Danube" (I suspect he's heard this tune a few times too many but he bears the strain most well).
The area around the hotel is nice and there are a number of good restaurants on the nearby main street. Metro station is less than 100m from hotel entrance or you can walk in to city centre in about 30 mins.
One of the best stays I've had anywhere.
This is the place. We had a week vacation during Easter with our children (6 and 9 years old). The room was very bright and spacious for the four of us, with enough room for the kids to play and relax (after a looong day walking around). The bathroom was of a good size, clean, spotless. There´s FREE wireless internet acces in your room. And the breakfast was deliciuos. I would certainly return! The location is very good, too. With a Vienna card you can use the underground as many times as you need, and it´s true that St. Sthephans Cathedral, the "center" of Vienna, is just five minutes away by tube. This is a good place, no matter if you go with your family, as a couple, or by yourself. Mrs. Spiess will give you advice on the sightseeing if you need to, and Mr. Spiess will tell you were to dine (the nearby Italian restaurant is sooo good!). Have a good time!
The owners/managers of this very private hotel have done and do a tremendous job in creating a true home away from home in almost the centre of Vienna. They have converted two apartment houses into a dignified abode with all the conveniences you may wish to have as a tourist (perhaps not as a business traveller). The furniture is modern with a woderful bed and a sofa, chairs for 4 so that you can have visitors, an open fireplace which we did not use, a splendid and well-appointed bathroom and enough mirrors to satisfy even the vainest. Breakfast is more than adequate with eggs coooked to order. My fellow guests were unobtrusive. Free coffee at all times. The prices are very adequate. If you don't want to stay at a grand hotel with plenty of hustle and the chance to run into a celebrity, this is your place.
The only negative about this hotel was finding it! We decided to take the metro to the hotel, which was very easy, but we accidentally exited out of the station at the wrong doors, which pointed us in the wrong direction! Some very nice Viennese helped us out and the rest of the stay was wonderful! I can't say enough about how helpful and kind the owners were. Mrs. Speiss helped us book our tickets for the hydrofoil to Budapest (which I would NEVER EVER recommend! Think 8 hours of drunken stag party on a boat you can't escape!) and gave us tons of advice each day. Mr. Speiss made us eggs and coffee to order each day for breakfast. The room was spotless. The shower was very new and very strong. It was too warm for a fire in the in-room fireplace, but that would have been wonderful on a cold night. It was not a luxury hotel, but the price was great, the location was very central (and, if you knew where it was, just steps from the metro stop), the breakfasts were hearty and delicious and the owners were gracious and helpful. A real value. They even gave us a gift when we checked out! I would recommend this hotel to anyone!
Vienna's Top Choice
If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, modern place - with a local Viennesse flavour, this is the place. I regularly have people visiting me in Vienna, and all of them are disappointed whenever the rooms are not available. Mrs Spiess adds the sugar on top with a never ending smile, and a devotion I have not seen in any other place I have stayed.
I first came across this place 3 years ago, and they have never let their standards (or personality) drop!
Host is friendly, courteous, extremely helpful with sightseeing spots; Room is spacious, spotless, comfortable, tastefully decorated, really makes me feel 'at home'; Location is only a few minutes walk to the U-Bahn, so convenient to everywhere yet located on a quiet street; Breakfast is delicious and bountiful, what a way to start the day.
On this particular trip, places I stayed in Salzburg and Budapest are nothing compared to Spiess & Spiess.
As a matter of fact, I travel a lot throughout the United States and Asia, and this is one of the best accommodations which I highly recommend to anyone.
See you Ulla next time when I visit Vienna....no need to look for any other place to stay.
This is one of the best places I have ever stayed in. Large rooms, very tastefully decorated. Close to the heart of the city, yet very peaceful street. Highly personalized and efficient service. Great Breakfast. I will definitely like to stay there again whenever I visit Vienna.
I love to travel and like most travelers I really appreciate when a hotel lives up to my expectations or exceeds them. In this case I had the pleasure of staying at the Spiess & Spiess Hotel, a relatively small family-run hotel that was recently renovated about two years ago.
highly recommended. the rooms are large, modern and refined (we also had a real fireplace and in each room there's a laptop size security box) and so are the bathrooms. tha staff is very friendly and promptly comes back to guests' requests.
the location is quiet and in a few steps there's an undeground station to reach the city centre in only 3 stops. They also have a cheap agreement with a garage.
Perfect Bed and Breakfast in Vienna!
After a friend suggested the one-year-old Spiess & Spiess Appartement-Pension for a quick five-day trip to Vienna, I contacted Ulla Spiess via e-mail and effortlessly booked my room. Upon arrival, Mr. Spiess picked us up from the airport and took us to our lovely B&B, which is only a three-minute walk to the U-Bahn station that can take you anywhere in Vienna. The room was very comfortable, spotless and large (for European standards). Breakfast is included and we had wonderful daily breakfasts of fresh squeezed orange juice, fruit salad, rolls, soft boiled eggs and assorted pastries - all overlooking a quaint courtyard. Our proprietors were incredibly helpful and very friendly. I absolutely recommend Spiess & Spiess for a pleasant and comfortable stay in Vienna!