I have booked this hotel due to its location and (low) price, after it was suggested by my travel agent. Before booking I have checked its website (in German), plus various reviews on the web. I must say that the room we've got was nothing like the pics I have seen here or on the web site. To be honest, I had a shock when we first entered it. It was a double (twin) on the 5th floor (actually the attic) and everything looked close to falling apart. Although we have waited for about 30 minutes as it was not check-in time yet, the room was not cleaned, bed-linen not changed etc. But that was solved pretty quickly and when we returned even the light bulb in the bathroom was replaced (the light was not working in the first place). The falling apart with stains wall-paper was still there, the so called furniture (in fact a tv table with the mini-bar and a drawer that were looking like "home-made") was still there, the minuscule, dirty-looking bath"room" was still there etc. But overall, it looked better than during the first encounter. At least the beds were comfortable. We stayed for 4 nights and in the end we got used to it, with the help of the friendly staff and the wonderful Vienna itself. One additional minus: the attic room can get quite hot in the summer and there is no AC. But you can sleep with the attic-window open and there is no noise whatsoever. Only the morning light gets right in your face so sleeping late is out of the question. Overall, as a cheap alternative, an acceptable stay if you're not picky.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our family run establishment is only 5 minutes away from the Ringstrasse and lies directly on the metro line U6. The hotel is famous first of all for its excellent service and very rich hot and cold breakfast. The General Hospital and numerous private hospitals, the Viennese Brunnen and Yppen street markets, the Freud museum, Volksoper, Votivchurch, City hall or Palace Gschwandner are also in the walking distance. Because of a good location near the metro line U6 all the places of interest - from Grinzing to Schonbrunn - are easy to reach. The rooms are equipped with minibar, hair dryer, writing case, alarm clock, WiFi, sat-TV, radio, soundproof windows, phone... Classical live music on Sunday breakfast, leafy courtyard, 24 hours open bar with Viennese wines, private SPA or a Nespresso machine in your room are only few of the many extra services we offer, which explain our slogan "3 stars hotel with 4 stars service and 5 stars charm". Our hotel was built in 1901 as a wedding gift and offers for more than 111 years lived hospitality and Viennese tradition, also marked in the successful architectural symbiosis of Art Nouveau with modern elements. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Donauwalzer Hotel Vienna