Check in was efficient and my room was ready despite my early arrival. The front desk always seemed slightly understaffed. The room, a corner one, was spacious as was the bathroom, the bed and pillows extremely comfortable and, unusually, I slept very well. Cleaning staff kept my facilities in tip-top condition. Sound-proofing was not as good as I would expect and so traffic was clearly audible from the room but did not stop me from having a good night's sleep. The lack of a proper bar was evident as the lobby doubled up as such...a hotel this size could do with somewhere nicer than the bistro, where smoking is permitted and thus is avoided by non-smokers such as most of us attending the conference. However, the service from a particularly hard-working server in the lobby bar was remarkable. Conference facilities were adequate although some rooms more board room size than presentation rooms. Breakfast was fresh and appetising; snacks served at break times excellent. The location is rather out of the way but the Belvedere Palace within an easy walking distance and a marvel (Klimt's The Kiss being a big attraction, my preference being the small but significant collection of impressionists' works and the formal gardens). One negative was the lack of any sign of luxury or style in the public space lavatories...they resembled school lavatories! The hotel appears to have great leisure facilities with an indoor pool and spa but I did not have a chance to sample them; I tried for a massage but it was fully booked before I had even arrived.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a former military riding school from 1850, the neo-classical Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel is located conveniently to public transportation, the airport and famous attractions. The baroque Belvedere Palace with its impressive Klimt collection is just a short walk away. All guest rooms were renovated in 2013 and feature elegant design details, air-conditioning, high-speed Internet access, a large work space, 24-hour room service, a flat-screen TV and bed dressed with fluffy pillows, down duvets and crisp linens. This hotel offers numerous dining options throughout the day. Enjoy a full American breakfast buffet, sample traditional Austrian dishes and seasonal specialties at the rustic Arsenal; or sip cocktails late into the night at the Lobby Bar. The City Garden is host to the hotel's popular City Barbecue, where diners can enjoy chef favorites, grill on their own or just relax in the lounge. Both business and leisure guests will enjoy the indoor pool with adjacent sunbathing-area and the fitness center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Vienna
- Vienna Renaissance