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“Nice service but a bit far from city center”

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Courtyard Vienna Prater/Messe
Ranked #80 of 359 Hotels in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel staff r quite helpful. We asked for traffic information and they gave us useful answers immediately. Hotel room is nice and big. The view from the room window is not that attractive but the small pool next to the hotel is still nice. Breakfast is average. Sauna is big but not hot enough.

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We had chosen Hotel Marriott Vienna (Messe/Prater) for two nights because of a weekend promotion. Unfortunately, the price was one of the only positive aspects about this hotel. The staff, especially at the front desk, gave a very unpersonal and distant feeling. Overall, it was very difficult to find somebody who was smiling.
Wi-Fi in the bedroom is not included and the price per hour is too high. The same applies for the hotel parking where you have to pay 18 euros per day.
Vienna definitely offers other hotels where the atmosphere is warmer and where you are not overcharged for extra service.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Yves1974
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The hotel is very nice. Nothing else to say, everything is like it should be. Great beds, nice bathroom, everything clean, free WI-FI in the lobby. Free Fitness and Sauna - both great!!
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1) If you take the room in upper floor, you´ll have nice view on the Vienna.
2) You have a lot of free parking around the hotel. It could be some problem during Weekday, but on weekends there is a plenty of choice.
3) Very good connection to the inner city with metro.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dejan32
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Courtyard by Marriott Vienna Messe is a hotel located near the conference centre, so it is usually booked for business travellers.

Rooms are the signature Marriott style with comfortable bed, sofa area, big wardrobe. Location is not very central, but Krieau (U2) U-bahn station is just 3 mins walk away, and one can usually get to different parts of Vienna within 20-30 mins as Vienna is pretty compact and well-serviced by the U-bahns.

As I go to Vienna for work often, this is my favourite business hotel especially because of the excellent and good-quality breakfast buffet spread. Recommended, but more suited for business travellers.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank aycanela
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

As the title says, this hotel gives you what you would expect. Rooms are clean and roomy. WiFi in room is moderately priced at €6 (US$8) for 24 hours. There is a good bar with a range of fine beers (try the Edlweiss). The breakfast buffet offers a great range to suit most tastes - at €19 (US$24) it's a little pricey but worth the price.

The staff were all very attentive and friendly and helpful. The receptionist recommended a great steak restaurant called Steak Point.

One huge advantage is that the hotel is non-smoking. However, there is an outside eating and seating area where people of both tastes can be catered for.

Negatives? Well, bath towels are on the smallish side. Checkout, at noon-time took longer than I thought it should (only one person on desk).

Vienna seems a small city and so getting to this hotel seems like driving through residential suburbs (which it is) but you get a sense of the niceness of the place.

A good hotel, which would be ideal if visiting the Messe (congress hall) or OMV, the oil company.

Room Tip: Didn't hear a complaint from anyone in our party.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Tom O
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Close to the Convention Center of Messe, just from a walk distance from the subway station near the Prater neighborhood, this modern stylish cozy hotel is perfect to go downtown (Hofburg, Stephanplatz and opera house), Schloss Schönbrunn, Belvedere, Sigmund Freud's house etc. The rate was reasonable, the staff was friendly and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Certainly, after a wonderful breakfast in the hotel's bar restaurant you can go to main tourists attractions by yourself. Forget Danube River and get lost in ancient small streets to find great typical restaurants. Everything was perfect for my stay in Viena.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Travel_World63
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

The last leg of of our Europe trip, we decided to splurge and stay at a good hotel, and this was a great hotel, although its located pretty far from Inner Stadt and city center. But the Metro is just 10 mins walk from the hotel and it brings you to city center in minutes. The trains are moderately fast, clean and has free magazines for you to browse through.

We reached the hotel quite late, from the Vienna Airport we were told that there are infrequent trains at night (later we realized this is just airport taxi gimmick to gullible tourists to pay more, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays the trains in all over Vienna operate all night, THROUGHOUT the night, YES!) If you don't believe me ask your hotel

Anyhow the taxi cost us 35 euros. We had booked the hotel in advance and we got a nice room on a high floor with not much of a view (since this hotel is in a business area, our room faced the office opposite us) However within walking distance there is a McDonalds but its best you take the Metro to downtown for food and drinks

From the Flughafen Wein airport, you take the S7 (blue) metro and get down at Praterstein. From there, take the U2 line (purple) heading towards Aspenstr and get down at Krieau station. The hotel is 10 mins walk from the train station

To get to city center from the Krieau station, take the U2 heading towards Karlplatz and get down at Praterstein. From there, get the U1 in the direction of Reumannpl. and get down at Stephanplatz. where St Stephan's cathredal is. You can get down here or take the U3, in the directions towards Ottakring that will bring you to the main tourists attractions (Volkstheather stations for Musuem Quartier, Natural History Museum, Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Parliament)

Now I know some of you will be wondering why not take the high-speed train (CAT) from the airport to city center? Simply because it's overpriced, it has more stops than the Metro and for less the cost and time you can reach the hotel anyways. Also bear in mind that the CAT stops at Lanstrabe/Wien Mitte so from there you HAVE to take the S7, get down at Praterstein, change to to U2 to get to Krieau. See what I meant?

If you have time, you can walk from the hotel to the Danube and New Danube rivers, its right behind it.

The hotel had:

2 face towels (they didn't replace with new ones the next day)
2 hand towels
2 bath towels
1 doormat
hair dryer
basin
shower + toilet
one reading chair
one office chair
writing pad + pen
room service menu
phone
2+1 pillows
miniature shower, conditioner, hair shampoo and facial soap

Breakfast was especially good, they had slightly different buffet food for both days and they had extensive selection of teabags, cheeses and dry fruits for breakfast

On every floor, they have water and ice dispenser but on our floor, the machine only dispensed ice so I filled up bucketful of it with ice

I know someone mentioned about her laptop being stolen and I suspect its probably the guests because I had my eyes on all the servers and from where we sat for breakfast our luggage was within eyesight. I got to admit that we were extra cautious during our Europe trip and never travelled anywhere with our passports. We used our photo ID for all checks (in SBBs, TrenItalia, Thalys) and kept money locked in the safe box if available in hotel room

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Courtyard Vienna Prater/Messe

Address: Trabrennstrasse 4, Vienna 1020, Austria (Formerly Courtyard Vienna Messe)
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Leopoldstadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#48 Family Hotel in Vienna
#60 Luxury Hotel in Vienna
#61 Romantic Hotel in Vienna
#62 Business Hotel in Vienna
Price Range: £63 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Courtyard Vienna Prater/Messe 4*
Number of rooms: 251
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minutes from Vienna's lively center stands Courtyard by Marriott Vienna Prater/Messe. Ideally located in the business quarter "Viertel 2", our modern hotel in Messe, Vienna, Austria sits near the Vienna fairgrounds, Reed Exhibition Messe Wien, the green Prater and the Ernst Happel stadium. The city center can be reached within 10 minutes as the hotel offers direct access to the underground U2. All major highways and the airport are within immediate reach away by car. All guest rooms offer individual air condition, comfortable Courtyard beds, laptop safe, W-LAN, flat screen with satellite TV, coffee & tea making facilities, refrigerator, iron and ironing board and hair dryer. ... more   less 
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