I'm looking for a recommendation for a great place to stay in Vienna for 3-4 nights. Anyone have a favorite place I should investigate?
Tim, we recently stayed at the Best Western Kaiserhof. Marvelous champagne breakfast, wonderful room, about 3 blocks south of a metro station, and about 5 blocks south of the ring and opera house. Price was not cheap, but around $250. Admittedly, that was for a standard double and we were given a free upgrade, so I am not intimately familiar with the standard rooms. However, given the opulence of the entire hotel, I suspect that standard rooms would be large by European standards.
We went through Priceline three times and got the Vienna Marriott for $120 USD. Beautiful quiet room with large beds, nice linens, and there is a pool. It is conveniently located on Ringstrasse with tram just outside the door and two blocks from St Stephan's and central old town Vienna.
Has anyone stayed at Hotel Austria? We've booked this hotel for 3 days next August, based on RS & other guidebook recommendations. The internet rate for a double is 127 euros, which sounds low for a location near Stephansplatz.
In Oct we stayed at Hotel zur Weiner Staatsoper:
We paid 133E a night, which was spendy...but most places in Vienna were spendy. It was an excellent place. Comfy, clean room with all the amenties. Free Wi-Fi in the room, the best breakfast, extremely nice staff and then there were little things like slippers and a clothesline in the shower and an expansive bathroom kit. They really did a great job with the little details. And it was a place that definitely still had charm.
It was just around the corner from the Opera house and a couple block down from St. Stephans cathedral.