If you are looking for a hotel that offers all the usual hotel facilities and want staff on hand all the time, this place is not for you. But, if what you want is a small, friendly pension, run by lovely staff and very close to the centre of town then this is perfect.
It was a little difficult to find initially and the entrance on the ground floor is a little off-putting but as soon as you get up to the pension on the first floor it is lovely. It's cosy, very clean and well appointed. Our room was small but totally sufficient for our needs with incredibly comfortable beds and pillows. I was a bit nervous when we arrived that the bar next door had very loud music but in fact could hardly hear a thing in the room and it didn't go on late so didn't affect sleep at all. One couple we spoke with said it was playing classical music one evening and it added to their enjoyment of the stay.
The bathroom was small but well stocked, very clean and with a fantastic shower.
Breakfast was plentiful - bit of a squash in the small dining room - but again just served to reinforce the local "boutique" feel of this little pension.
The staff were lovely, very friendly and could not have been more helpful. True, they aren't around all the time but simple touches like the coffee and biscuits left out for you to help yourself to and the honesty bar in reception just underline the nice and slightly homely feel to this place.
And finally, location. Just outside the Ringstrasse but everything is walkable or a simple tram/train ride away. It could not be easier.
Top marks from me and it added to making a really lovely weekend in Vienna when staying in a large impersonal hotel would have simply served a purpose but contributed nothing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The stylish, family-run Hotel Shermin offers modern accommodation in the centre of Vienna, just a 5-minute walk from the Karlsplatz Underground Station. The daily breakfast buffet includes traditional Viennese coffee. Free Wi-Fi is available.The spacious, individually furnished rooms come with a private bathroom, minibar, seating area, and a flat-screen TV. Room themes include Viennese sights such as the Augarten Park or the Lainzer Zoo's Hermes Villa, which was once the hunting residence of the imperial family.The Shermin Hotel has a convenient and quiet location close to the State Opera and St. Charles Church. The Kärntner Straße shopping area is just a short walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shermin Hotel Vienna