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“Not Bad, Could Use Some A/C” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Pension Pharmador
Ranked #36 of 367 Hotels in Vienna
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Arlington, Virginia
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258 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Not Bad, Could Use Some A/C”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

I enjoyed the location of this pension even though it is a ways from the city center. Just hop on the 49 strassenbahn, however, and you'll be in the museum quarter in minutes. The rooms were pretty nice. We rented one of the apartments which really has one bedroom and a pull-out couch in the living area. All very clean and more than nice enough. The main problem with this joint is that there is no air conditioning and we were provided only one measley fan which made the first night absolutely miserable. We bought our own fan to supplement and the Pharmador graciously bought it from us. Overall, a decent experience for the money, but I cannot overlook the "sweat" factor.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RPH80
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Saratoga,CA
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124 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

Our stay at Pharmador was great. The front desk staff are very friendly and helpful, we appreciate them letting us store our bags twice. The rooms are very spacious and modern, no air conditioning though. Breakfast was delicious, they had many choices of fruits, meats, cheeses, bread and cereal. I wish there was a metro station closer but the hotel's location was still pretty good. Free wifi was a plus also! I would recommend to others.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank timocc
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Melbourne, Australia
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302 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Well priced accommodation not too far from main Viennese attractions. Nearby transport available. Parking on site, breakfast and wi-fi included. Halls to rooms need an airing of carpet otherwise room ok.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pjf000
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Not enough space to tell it all.
One word-fantastic.
Pension Pharmador will work their hardest to make you feel at home. A huge thank you to Peter (young and hip, don't be fooled by the voice) and Dominic for making us feel so at home and making us feel so welcome.
Very helpful -to the point of offering the use of their own personal belongings.
Extremely efficient and will go out of their way to assist and advice.
Not at all interfering and 'in your face' just perfect.
Free upgrade to the 2 room apartment. Once you get over the flight of stairs, the apartment was bigger than our own house and a thousand times nicer.
Thank you a million times, we are very grateful.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kay S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

This hotel is in a walking distance to both trams (5 minutes) and metro (less than 10 minutes). Also walking distance to shopping area when walking toward Zieglergasse‎ metro station. We drove to Vienna so we needed a parking lot and this hotel provided free of charge. They served complimentary breakfast too! The room is very clean and the hotel staffs are very helpful. We had a pleasant stay and would come back here :)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tiny17
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Brisbane australia
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

I booked an apartment here for one night because of its location near the train station and because the information on the internet advised that there was a washing machine in the apartment. After 10 days on the road, I was planning to get washing done on the arrival night so we had something clean to wear in the morning.
Arrived after some flight delays at 10.25pm, 5 minutes before the advertised closing time of 10.30pm for reception. All was closed and dark, and it was raining. Pressed the bell a number of times wondering what to do, and eventually were let in. First there was no lift, and we had to lug our bags up stairs to the upper floor. Then the key given to us did not turn in the lock, and someone opened the door from inside; we had been given the wrong room key. Then I had to go all the way downstairs, out into the rain, and press the bell again for the man to give me the right key.
Then I found there was no washing machine as advertised: the man did say I could use the one near reception in the morning, which was fine but it meant no clean clothes for another day. I put a load in, and then we went out sight seeing. When we got back in the afternoon, that load had been washed and dried together with a second load- this made me feel a bit better about the Pension.
Good things- the apartment was spotless and (apart from the washing machine) well equipped. Area was quiet but conveniently close to the train station. Just be aware- the local supermarkets all seem to close at 830pm so going out to buy some food and a bottle of wine after that was not possible.
A further minor drama was that we mislaid some pajama pants, and a shoe whilst there. After we discovered this some days later, we emailed, and we are grateful that the Pension has posted the shoe and the shoe has now arrived at home. The pjs were never found!

Room Tip: If you have any amount of luggage, ask for a lower floor.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank cewpitt
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Ploiesti, Romania
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Very friendly family run cozy hotel with excellent location (two blocks away from Mariahilfestrasse & Metro station). Parking on site is secure and free, but you need to check availability with them when you do the reservation. Very pleasant and very comfortable feeling about the rooms and breakfast.

Sumarrising: very good value for money

You shoul try Restaurant Neubauschenke, one block to the left from pension to Mariahilfe, a nice combination of great food, excellent atmosphere, and friendly service. It's also family run business and the owner was a perfect host.

Room Tip: Seems all rooms are pretty good; still do not expect an outstanding view; after all, you are in the...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Innocent_squeed
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Property: Pension Pharmador
Address: Schottenfeldgasse 39, Vienna 1070, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Neubau , Schottenfeld
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 367 Hotels in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pension Pharmador 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Pension is centrally located but shielded from any traffic noise. You will enjoy calmness in Austria's capital. Many sights are within walking distance and the stations of the public transporting system nearby allow rapid shifting within the city. ... more   less 
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