I should start by saying that I have stayed in at least 6 Viennese hotels, including well-regarded 4 star properties. In an effort to save money given the dollar's declining valley, I "shopped around" for a good deal in an interesting neighborhood. The Cortina is definitely not in a typical tourist area, but Hietzing is easily reached by underground (Ober St. Veit stop) and one can be in city center in 15 or minutes or so. Hietzing itself is a delight, replete with great local restaurants, interesting architecture, a village-like shopping area, the wonderful Cafe Dommayer, a lovely restaurant (Alte Weinhuette), the zoo, and more. The hotel is immaculately clean. Rooms have blond wood and clean lines and feature a comfortable bed, good lighting, a small table, and a mini bar. The front desk manager was an absolute delight---personable, well-informed, and attentive. He supplied us with a wonderful map featuring Viennese architecture, which we used to find many of Hietzing's significant buildings including those by Loos and Hoffman. [The area is terrific for anyone with an interest in Vienna's modernist period!] Breakfast at the hotel was civilized and copious, and the breakfast room is non-smoking. The atmosphere is very soothing, with a sophisticated color scheme and posters of Vienna's architectural gems. There was a more-than-adequate buffet with great breads, cheeses, yogurt, fresh fruit, muesli, unlimited hot beverages, boiled eggs etc.
If someone needs to be right in the middle of the first district and can spend several hundred dollars a night, there are undoubtedly many fine options. But at 106 Euros including breakfast for two, the choice of the Cortina Hotel seems to be an unbeatable option.
Oddly, the property has only 2 Trip Advisor reviews. It merits a much closer look!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run 4-star hotel with 47 rooms in the calm and elegant Hietzing district (13th) of Vienna. The 4-star hotel offers comfortable rooms and well-equipped apartments, coupled with the tranquillity and charm of one of Vienna's most chic areas. Before arriving at one of our traditional-style rooms or newly-furbished apartments, you will find the best of our customer service at our reception area. Club Hotel Cortina is within walking distance from historic landmarks, such as the iconic Schonbrunn Palace, as well as from the headquarters of some of Vienna's major firms, including Austria's public service broadcaster ORF. Whether you are visiting Vienna for its sights, for its culture, or purely for business, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and glance over today's news at our comfortable lobby before taking on the city. Conveniently located next to our reception, our hotel bar welcomes guests until late in the evening. With free wireless internet connection and a selection of beers, spirits and snacks, you will find our bar to be a nice place to stop on the way back to your 4-star Cortina room or apartment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cortina Hotel Vienna