We stayed at La Scala Apartments in Vienna for 5 nights from July 30 till August 4, 2013. The room was pretty spacious for two people with a door opening into small garden. The room was pretty well equipped with a kitchenette with all necessary utensils, some cooking ingredients (salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar), crockery, glasses, a jug, wine glasses, knives, cutting boards, an electric cooktop with two burners, a dishwasher, a small refrigerator, an electric kettle and an electric chimney. The only thing missing was a microwave oven, which would have helped. The bathroom was clean, well designed with a nice shower enclosure and liquid soaps, shampoos and body lotion. There was a small 2-seater table with two chairs next to the window, a king size bed with side tables and lamps. There was a 30 inches TV, but the only English Channel playing was CNN and hence it was of no use to us. The wardrobe was a bit old and couldn't be locked and there were not enough hangers. There was an electronic safe in the wardrobe. Cleanliness was not up to the mark too. When we got in, the floors were very dusty. We had requested the manager to get the floor cleaned while we were away, but it was not done. The last day we spotted a large spider too on one of the walls. But the real issue here was the lack of an electric fan or air-conditioning in the room. During our stay, temperatures in Vienna soared way above 30 degrees Celsius and it was very hot in the rooms. The nights were very uncomfortable and we did not have proper sleep. Also, there is an unreasonable paranoia about light and sound in the late evenings. The first day we came back pretty late (around 10PM) from the city and were chatting in pretty low voices in the room. Because of the heat we had left the door to the garden open and the curtains were pulled apart. At around 12 midnight we got a call from the manager that there was disturbance and we should either be quiet or close the door and pull the curtains so that not sound and light goes out. Apparently someone had complained! We were pretty annoyed by this since closing the door was not an option, it being absolutely hot inside and we wanted to talk about the day and plan for the next. We ended up talking in whispers, but this incident made our stay a bit unpleasant. The manager was apologetic later about the call and said that he did not want to offend us, but apparently the residents living in the area are very fussy about noise and light after 10PM in the night. Also, except for the manager, not a single person in the staff could speak a word in English (or any other language for that matter besides their own). This made communication a bit of an issue. The location was pretty good though. It was very close (5 min walk) from the Renweg train station which falls in the train route to the airport from the city. Also, it was a 15 minutes tram ride from the city centre. So I would think this place is okay for elderly couples traveling without children, but not for travellers looking to make some merry after they are back in their hotel rooms after a day in town. And definitely not in the peak of summers!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The La Scala Apartments Vienna are located in the third district from Vienna, removed only few minutes by foot of the famous palace Belvedere and the vienna city center. La Scala Apartments Vienna offers peaceful double and single rooms and apartments for up to 6 persons with kitchen. All apartments are decorated with elegant furniture and have a modern bathroom, a cable flat-screen TV, a CD player, free access to Wi-Fi and fully equipped kitchens. The train station "RENNWEG" is only 100 meters away from La Scala Apartments Vienna and you need only 22 minutes directly to the airport. ... more less
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