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“good but REALLY noisy” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Schweizerhof
Ranked #275 of 367 Hotels in Vienna
Waukesha
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good but REALLY noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

This hotel was rec. by Rick Steves. Overall a good experience but there was so much bass thumping from a nightclub next door that went on until 5:00 AM. the reception refused to give us a less noisy room. they did provide us with earplugs that did nt help. I was up all night which wrecked my ability to really enjoy Vienna. One morning I had to get upearly to catch my flight. the taxi driver,arranged by hotel , that was "friends " with the hotelreception, overslept and then told the hotel he'd call us when he was ready to pick us up. Really? Don't they get it that we have connectionsto make? I tried to go outside the hotel to flag a taxi but the street was full of drunks including a guy that tried to take my to his "private " taxi. the hotel receptionist yelled at me about the late taxi when I complained that I needed to get to the airport. He said"What do you expect me to do about it?" Really guys???Beef up your customer service.

Room Tip: Tell them you wont stay unless you get a quiet room
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Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

This hotel is well located in the middle of the old town. There are some nice bars in the area to hang out in and the express bus to the airport is located a few short blocks away. The old town area is pretty small in the first place. Most of the tourist sites are along the ring road, which serves as the border of the old town. However, to walk from one side of old town to the other only takes about 20 minutes. To reach any tourist destination only takes a 15-20 minute walk at most. There's really no reason to take a bus, tram, or the subway. The staff understands enough English to get you checked-in and out. They are also helpful to purchase some concert tickets.

My room was clean and had double-pane windows to keep the outside noise outside. I had nice crisp sheets. I did not notice any air conditioning aside from the radiator. You will hear your neighbors taking showers and flushing the toilet. I also heard loud conversations. My bathroom was tiny. If you are taller than 6 feet or greater than 225 pounds, you will have problems using the toilet. In fact, you'll would need to sit on the toilet sideways. The shower door isn't very big either. It might be too claustrophobic if you weigh greater than 250 pounds. There is a shared toilet in the hallway for use.

Room Tip: There is an empty building across the street from my window. It looks like it was a bar.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Paul7878
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Vitoria, ES
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

This hotel has a very good location. The rooms are good too..clean, with a good bed and a normal and small bathroom. People in the front desk are helpfull and polite. The breakfast is also very good.
Had a good experience at this place!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Elisa_Laignier
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Boulder, Colorado
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

This is an odd little hotel. It is very well situated to the sights of Vienna, as well as the airport bus. Also, it is close to some amazing gelato (Zanoni & Zanoni or Castelleto).

It definitely has some quirks. First off, other than the lobby, there are no floors until the 4th floor. The hotel is on the 4th-7th floors of the building. So if you opt to bypass the slow elevator and take the picturesque stairs up, know that there are exits from the stairwell, but just not until floor #4. The bathrooms are tiny, tiny, tiny. You can sit on the toilet and rest your head on the opposite wall. And that toilet is a weird backwards version. It feels like you're in a hotel from a story where a girl goes to the big city in the 1920's and has to live in a hotel for a while before she makes it big in the cabaret or something. And it is utterly charming. The stairs are beautiful. How often do you get to say that?

The desk staff are cheerful and helpful. They outfitted members of our group with full size umbrellas after we were caught in a torrential downpour. The breakfast spread is astounding. You could easily pack your lunch from the morning buffet ... I mean, if that were ethical ...

One night there was some bass thumping from somewhere, and there was no AC, but otherwise we slept well with our atrium-facing room. It's within easy walking distance of Stephensdom, the opera, and the Hofburg

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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New England, North Dakota
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

A hotel in probably the best location in Vienna. That is all there is to this one. To start with, the rooms are small, rather very small! The toilets are an afterthought. Its impossible to use them if you are more than average built, taller than 150cms, have claustrophobia, and not constipated! Anyway their breakfast will make sure you don't consume much to worry going to the WC. If you are not a meat eater, then you must forget to eat anything at all! An apology of an breakfast for the vegetarians. The rooms are not properly cleaned, the sheets are not changed till you vacate, and the telephones do not work properly. Believe me if you don't mind any of the above, you will enjoy your stay. After all you can let all one hotel room spoil your trip to Vienna. But then there are better ones around

Room Tip: worn down building in front!
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hoila
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2011

The room I stayed in do with a refreshment. The bathroom was very small and not refurbished for at least 20 years. If you are above 1.90 it will be a challenge to sit on the toilet. The noise from people leaving the bars and discos did not stop till early morning. I stayed at a Tuesday. The location in the centre of Vienna is excellent, but do not expect to sleep too much!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

If you do not mind the bass booming through your room form the nearby Empire club then stay here. Every room is the same. On top of this there is a lot of road noise from the Nina club. Breakfast was nice and the person on the desk very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John C
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Property: Hotel Schweizerhof
Address: Bauernmarkt 22, Vienna 1010, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Inner City
Amenities:
Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #275 of 367 Hotels in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Schweizerhof 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Also Known As:
Schweizerhof Hotel Vienna

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