Normally, I don't stay in places like this but this time, I was travelling with management, so we got some bigger perks like staying in a 5 star hotel.
Beautiful building in central Vienna (although we needed to work outside the centre) with beautiful rooms if you're into that kind of style. My room faced an interior section of buildings so it was really quiet at night to sleep.
Check in was relatively fast. There is free wifi which generally is ok. We had breakfast included and there was a big variety of food for their breakfast buffet. We also had lunch and dinner for our group catered here one day which in general was good.
Only inconvenience was the morning I wanted to use the gym, the door was broken. There is no phone in the hallway there, so I had to keep going back down to my room to call reception. The maintenance people obviously were trying their best to fix it, but it delayed my morning by 20 minutes while I waited to be able to get in.
I would also beware of which taxi you take from outside the hotel. There might be some normal ones (which are quite cheap in Vienna) and the more fancy ones which are basically double the price for a nicer car and I'm sure they target hotels like this for the types of guests who stay here. I'm sure if you're staying at this kind of hotel, you won't care, but for those of us who live in the real world, just be aware of the difference.
I couldn't comment on the value since we travelled as a big group and also booked in advance so I assume we would have gotten a better deal than an individual guest walking in off the street.
In general, I would say that this is a great hotel. I still appreciate being able to enjoy and feel spoiled at places like this, so I can only give it a great rating. My only regret is that I had to leave 2 days early due to conflicting work obligations and not enjoy my entire stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hotel Wien is one of the most modern and luxurious hotels in Europe. Its location in the middle of Vienna, just a few steps to the Vienna State Opera and the ,,Kärntner" Street, is incomparable. The deluxe hotel combines noble ambience, best service and gourmet cuisine. The 205 luxurious and technically state-of-the-art rooms and suites guarantee comfort and well-being due to luxury furniture, elegant design and most modern technical equipment. Even the expectations of the most demanding guests are met. Guests can enjoy culinary delights in four restaurants and two bars. Highlights are the traditional Japanese restaurant "Unkai" and the restaurant "Le Ciel by Toni Mörwald", both decorated with numerous awards. Le Ciel by Toni Moerwald is also our Michelin-star awarded gourmet restaurant. The view over the rooftops of Vienna makes every visit at the gourmet restaurant of the Grand Hotel Wien an unforgettable event. Enjoy the extraordinary menus and excellent dishes in an exquisite atmosphere. At the Grand Spa 605, located on the 6th floor of the house, an oasis of tranquillity and wellbeing awaits you. The Spa is equipped with sauna, steam bath, a separate area for women with sauna, steam bath, quiet zone, a cardio area with the latest sports equipment and two treatment rooms with one of the most extensive cosmetics and massage treatments in Vienna. In the second basement, one of Vienna's biggest ballrooms, the "Quadrille" can be found, offering a glamorous ambience for every occasion. On the 4th floor new meeting rooms function for all kind of venues, conferences and press events. The demanding criteria of the prestigious international Green Globe label confirm the green stance of the Grand Hotel Wien on sustainable tourism in all of its establishments. Green Globe is an internationally recognized certification program designed for the travel and luxury tourism industry. Its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards are applicable to several types of structures such as resorts, spas and casinos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Vienna