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Vienna- Pension NeueMarkt and Hundertwasser House

Hello! I have two questions about our upcoming trip to Austria:
1. In Vienna, we are staying at the Pension NeuerMarkt. I'm seeing very mixed reviews of this hotel Has anyone stayed there? Would you stay there again or should I look for somewhere else?

  1. Hundertwasser House: I was just watching a youtube channel where they recommended this. It looks really cool! Has anyone seen it? Is it worth a taxi ride to see it?

Thank you! I'm sure I'll have more questions :)

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Pension Neuer Markt - Never stayed there, but you should note that there is a MAJOR construction project happening directly in front of the hotel. I would not stay there at this time, no matter how nice the hotel is.

Hundertwasserhaus - Yes, this is a modern iconic building in Vienna which is on many top 10 lists. The architect Hundertwasser designed several buildings in Vienna, including this one which is a public housing development. I see it almost daily. Great for photos and Instagram but you can't go inside because it is private housing. If you like this style, then I recommend you visit the Kunst Haus Wien, a few blocks over, which was also designed by Hundertwasser. There is a cafe at Kunst Haus Wien, which is very beautiful. Do not go to the cafe at the main Hundertwasser House as it is a tourist trap. As for getting there, absolutely no need to take a taxi! You can easily walk from the Hundertwasser House from the center in 15-20 minutes. Or, better yet, take Tram 1, which goes around the Ring and stops at Hetzgasse, which is right in front of the Hundertwasser House.

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Thanks for your answer. That's a big bummer about the construction. Do you have any suggestions for an area we could stay? I'm looking, but I'm not finding anything I like so far.

Thanks also for the advice on Hundertwasser House. I will add that to my notes :)

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Ok, based on your other posts, I assume your dates in Vienna are Dec. 27-31. I also have a sense of your budget based on the cost of the Neuer Market hotel. Here are my suggestions, which I have found on booking.com:

Hotel Beethoven Wien - $803 for 4 nights; great location near the Naschmarkt and walkable to the center.

Austria Trend Savoyen - $709 for 4 nights; my parents have stayed here on several occassions. The rooms are modern and spacious. The breakfast is excellent. Near the Belvedere and walkable to the center or by tram three stops.

Motel One Wien Staatsoper - $585 for 4 nights; very excellent location.

K+K Maria Theresa Hotel - $877 for 4 nights; next to the very charming Spittelberg area and walkable to the center and MuseumsQuartier.

These would be my top 4 for your price range.

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Oh, thank you so much! I really appreciate the recommendations!
There are four of us (all adults). I'm willing to pay up to $300 a night but don't really want to pay that much. But, the priority is location and clean. I wouldn't say I'm super picky with hotels, but I really, really, REALLY hate staying in places I don't like. I really appreciate your recommendations.

I just booked two rooms in Motel One. I also have a family room booked at Pension Suzanne. Obviously, I'll cancel one, but I haven't decided yet. Suzanne is a lot more expensive, and I'm not sure it will be worth the extra.

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Just wanted to say that I have stayed at the Motel One Staatsoper numerous times and can definitely recommend it. If you aren't familiar with the brand, don't be put off by the word "motel" in the name. It is a budget hotel chain, but known for having consistent quality and a bit of style and this property is one of their nicest. Beautiful building in a fantastic location - literally a block from the opera, subway/trams galore and walkable to almost everything if you prefer that - yet somehow it is always wonderfully quiet in the rooms.
Rooms are always very clean and the staff are professional and friendly. There is also a really nice bar/lobby area that is great when you're traveling with others and need a place to meet up, get organized or have a nightcap after a long day out. Rooms are simply furnished in the usual Motel One style, fresh and modern but with some historical touches befitting the building. Bathrooms are smallish (typical for Motel One) but they have nice showers. The rooms do vary a lot in size - go for the larger category if you can. The hotel breakfast is good too and decent value if, like me, you want to have more than just a coffee and croissant in the morning. Otherwise there are plenty of cafes and pastry shops in the area (it's Vienna after all!).
I've stayed in many different hotels around Vienna, but always end up coming back to this one because the value for money is hard to beat in this location. Hoping to finally get back to Vienna this fall - had to skip my annual visit in 2020 and can't wait to return!!

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I am so happy to hear that about Motel One! We decided on that one, even though it will require two rooms... but I"m so happy it's good! I think we will be happy there. Thank you all for your help!

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Hundertwasser House is absolutely worth seeing. When you go,, I recommend that you buy the inexpensive booklet sold in the gift shop. It has a good explanation of H’s ideas, as well as photos of the interiors.

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I liked both Pension Suzanne and Motel One Staatsoper quite a bit. Pension Suzanne is in a pretty non-descript building. It's a classic RS place -- small, personal, family-owned, super friendly/helpful owners, great breakfast. Motel One Staatsoper is in a cool old building and as described by hopper18. I would gladly return to both. You can't go wrong with either one... except maybe in summer... when the Motel One air conditioning trumps Pension Suzanne's lack of it.

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We recently stayed at City Pension just off Stephensplatz. We were very pleased with the accommodations, location and staff. Our room slept 3. I suspect you would need two rooms here.