Hope to stay 5 nights in Vienna, (My Wife and I),seniors.Need good recommendation, apartment or hotel,?????? Begining September. Thanks,John
In December we stayed at the Hotel Alpha in Vienna. It is a couple blocks from the Rathaus just outside district one. It was an easy walk to the center of town, the museum district or the Hofburg. From the nearby Rathaus Ubahn stop, you can easily reach most other major tourist spots by public transportation. It has a good breakfast and a very helpful staff. They set out snacks, fruit and coffee in the lobby for guests. There is free wifi in the lobby for the asking. (We actually could use the Wifi in our room but that is not guaranteed.) You need a password each time you use it, but it is always freely given. The room was about average sized and very clean. The hotel is middle class. It costs us 100 euros a night for two people, which was pretty good by Vienna standards. We made reservations through hrs.com.
We have read time and time again about K&T Boardinghouse. They now have two small properties close by. Tina and Kaled are a very attractive couple, and their modern rooms are spotless. The price is also right and the location cannot be beat. I figured if their place was okay for Rick Steves, it was okay for me. They're online.
My husband and I stayed at the K&T Boardinghouse2 a year ago and loved it. The location could not be beat (it is about 1/2 block away from their other property). It was very clean and spacious - almost huge for European standards. It is very close to the Metro line - less than one block. There is no breakfast, but a nice cafe at the end of the block as well as other options (Starbucks, supermarket, etc). There is a half-flight of stairs to get to the door of the boardinghouse (K&T2) from the street. There are some good places to eat between the K&T2 and the museum district, North of the main street. The cluster of resturants are in Rick's book. FYI - If you venture out to the Schonbrunn Palace, I suggest taking the palace tour first before the lines get too long, then you have time for an amazing apple strudel and coffee break at the cafe in the courtyard before you venture to the gardens out back. We made a day of it. There are also horse and carriage rides available.
I hope you enjoy your visit. We loved it!