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Review of Radisson Blu Palais Hotel, Vienna

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Radisson Blu Palais Hotel, Vienna
Ranked #238 of 367 Hotels in Vienna
Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

The location is very good short walking distance to stephanplatz and a very good price for a nice room with bathtub and free mini bar which was replenished daily.The design is charming palace which looks grand.They have everything you need for a great getaway

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

I stayed here in early December, and am just reading that the hotel has now been closed. I enjoyed my stay here, thought that it was reasonably priced for the rooms - even though the breakfast was completely overpriced, even for its good variety.
You could still feel the old noblesse of the hotel, and found that its name "radisson Blu" (chain name) took some of the elegance away. Is there hope that tot will have an individual name in the future. There was a bit of weariness about this hotel, but I found it rather charming, and by far less disturbing that much more expensive hotels in cities like Paris or Bordeaux.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had a lovely time at this grand hotel. Even though it looked a bit dated and it was the last two days before the finally closed we enjoyed our stay very much. A shame this was the last night before they closed. A big thank you to all the staff for making us feel welcome!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bergen
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42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

I checked in Dec. 30th and noticed the quiet atmosphere and the employees were a little somber. I learned that this was the last night this hotel was operating and after checkout on Dec. 31st it would close. No successor is known yet and the landlords want to renovate and estimate at least 2 years before a new hotel may open. Most of the employees will loose their job. I have spent about 3000 nights in hotels in my life so far, but this was a first. I found it sad,
because it is a beautiful building. The employees were very friendly, I got a big upgrade. Yes -as some reviews note- the hotel shows some tear and wear but everything I saw was very clean and the bed was very comfy. I like the older hotels that have developed a certain patina over the years to the plastic and artificial leather in modern hotels these days. It also has a great location. According to some articles I found on the web Carlson/Rezidor did not want to pay for renovation because they do not see enough revenue to recover it. That sounds strange for one of the main tourist and convention cities in Europe. I think this type hotel does not fit into the usual Radisson style, which I call ugly, but practical and immediately forgotten.
In the evening I had a drink at the small, but wonderful bar. The waiter informed me that not
all drinks on the menu are available anymore. The piano player played 'classics' fit for the
occasion such as "Somewhere over the rainbow", "As time goes by" and of course "I did it my way". Yes, great hotels die: sometimes they fade away; sometimes greed, violence or a fire
kills them, but mostly it is simply not the right management for this type of Grand hotel.
I hope to see it come back some day and hope all the employees will find a new job soon.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riga, Latvia
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79 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Great location and beautiful building itself which used to be a palace before. Fast check-in and check-out and overall friendly staff. Breakfast was good and nicely served. However was a bit disappointed with the size of the room. Even though we requested upgrade when booked a room online, no any option was offered at reception.
Otherwise highly recommended.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank U1traviolet
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Belgrade, Serbia
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83 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

A pleasure to stay here a couple of weeks before it will close for two years for a complete refurbishment.....
Thankyou Sarah on reception for a welcome and constant attention......
The Palais is a dowager duchess that saw her best days some years ago, but is still beautiful and gracious.........
Elegant old building, great position, good breakfast...........
We will have to wait and see what the future brings

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed a week and found a few pros and cons.
Pros: great location on Parkring, close to major sights and between 2 ubahn stations. Clean room including great bathroom showers. Pleasant staff.
Cons: front desk personnel seemed undertrained, sent me to wrong train station for day trip, didn't know about hotel bar happy hour when asked but I later saw it did exist on room card so that solved. Lobby is very crowded with furniture and as said before on this site you must cross through the breakfast buffet area between front door and elevator. Nothing says luxury like passing stacks of empty plates and trays as you leave to enjoy the beautiful city.
Overall, nothing special about this hotel but nothing truly bad either. If you can get an acceptably good rate online book. But buy on price not overall quality .

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gawgatex
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Additional Information about Radisson Blu Palais Hotel, Vienna

Property: Radisson Blu Palais Hotel, Vienna
Address: Parkring 16, Vienna 1010, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Inner City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#150 Luxury Hotel in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Palais Hotel, Vienna 5*
Number of rooms: 247
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant Hotel housed in former palace dating from 1872, located near St. Stephen's Cathedral, Opera & shopping. ... more   less 
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Radisson Blu Palais Hotel, Vienna Hotel Vienna
Radisson Vienna
Vienna Radisson

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