Spent a long weekend for my birthday. Hotel clean & spacious. Being a Courtyard no free WiFi in bedrooms only lobby so a bit of a pain. Only let down was the food. Plenty of choice but plates cold and some of the food lukewarm so by the time you took your food to your table it was cold. We thought breakfast was included and at the end were charged €20 pp per day for breakfast - would have eaten out if I had known as I have eaten better at other Marriott hotels. We were too early to check in so left our luggage at reception. The staff were friendly and helpful and the décor of the hotel bright and modern. We ate once in the evening but didn't find the food exceptional.
Hotel is a 5 minute walk to the metro (Kriaeu) and 9 stops later you are in the centre (Karlsplatz) with other sightseeing stops on that line and it is very quick. The shopping centre is one metro stop away or a 10 minute walk (Stadion) and you are right there when you exit the metro. Plenty of shops and restaurants. We tried the unlimited Chinese Buffet - great. Very easy to get to and worth it for the saving on the hotel room compared to city centre prices. We purchased a 72 hour ticket, validated it prior to travel and hopped on and off the metro. The metro is clean and spacious and very informative.
Taxi to the hotel from the airport €30 but we took the metro back as only 1 change (Kriaeu to Pratestern) and then blue line (S7) direct to the airport (30 minutes max). It cost us €4.00 each. Wouldn't bother with the sightseeing bus as you see so much more walking around. Schonbrunn Palace, St Stephens Cathedral & Church of St. Charles Borromeo (Karlskirche) were 3 sights we would definitely recommend. We didn't have time to see everything so will have to return. Would I stay at this hotel again - yes as it was a pleasant stay with easy access to the centre and sightseeing locations for the cost.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Vienna Messe Hotel Vienna
- Vienna Courtyard