We really lucked out when we found Pension Vitis and host Karl Gerstl through trip advisor. What a great place and maybe the nicest "landlord" possible. Herr Gerstl was friendly, helpful, professional and so welcoming we felt like old friends even though we had never met. The unit was really cute and comfortable with obvious care given to every detail. It was so homey, we felt at ease immediately and could have spent a month there.
The place includes secure parking in a locked garage plus there is a communal computer for guest use. A large amount of tourist information is provided in a variety of languages and Herr Gerstl helped us obtain a transportation pass for bus, tram and underground at a discount. He also provided city maps and suggestions (at our request) about attractions and the best way to reach them.
In the morning, at the time of our choosing, we were served a fantastic breakfast in our room. It was so pretty, I almost hated to eat it but it was too good to pass up. The main room was large with comfortable bed, couch, table and chairs, and electric blinds on the Windows. The kitchen is very small but adequate for snacks, bathroom also small. It's on the first floor European, which is the second floor in USA but our host helped carry luggage upstairs and back down
Overall, I can't imagine a better place to stay. Price was very reasonable and there are only two rooms, which can be joined together for a larger family unit, so it's a very personalized experience. Just what we needed for our first visit to Vienna.
Public transportation, markets, shopping centers, restaurants, parks and so forth are all nearby but this place is in quiet mixed use area. It took us about 10 min total to get to the main downtown area (museum square) and the bus runs every 5-7 min so that time included our walk to the bus stop and a wait for the next bus. The ride to downtown was about two min by itself.
I highly recommend Pension Vitis if you are looking for a warm personal homey place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Pension VITIS in Vienna. Apartments, Rooms with bathroom, separate WC and small kitchen.Our little boarding house is located in a quiet area of the 16th district of Vienna, near the Wiener Stadthalle and the Westbahnhof train station, silent and central in the heart of Vienna.Apartment - Rooms:Both apartments have a large comfortable living room (1 - 4 persons) with SAT-TV, bathroom, separate WC, mini-bar, small kitchen with electric stove, dishes, coffee maker, water kettle, toaster, refrigerator, etc. In the central lobby you can use the PC with free Internet. Additionally, each apartment comes with free WLAN connection. ... more less