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“Better than the video”
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Hotel Schwalbe
Ranked #230 of 360 Hotels in Vienna
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Better than the video”
Reviewed 7 October 2012

My Wife and I have just returned from Vienna where we stayed for three nights in Hotel Schwalbe, room 104. We are in our 70's and specified a "quiet" room. Our choice to stay here was based on reading tripadviser reviews and watching the video produced by familie Tomek. Often the experince falls short of the actual experience. On this visit the result was we had possibly the best hotel stay, better than the video and based on our knowledge having stayed in other hotels throughout the world. If you want comfort, friendship and "no problems", then book in here.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orchard Road, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

10 minutes from historical downtown. Free parking in the street.
Location enables you to discover another part of Vienna, outside of the touristic zone and yet to be close from it, by tramway, bus or subway.
Nice and efficient welcome with advices on what to do, where to go...
Room 105 was clean, full of light and when doors and windows are closed, it is absolutly sound proof. Bed comfortable.
Breakfast buffet is a classical one, very generous and offering local and/or bio products, served in a big room decorated in a great and mixed way.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

stayed for two nights May 2012 in order to visit a realtive in the nearby hospital. Loved the place. It just had a special flair, fusing traditional and modern Viennese styles. The room was furnished simply but tastefully, very comfortable bed. It looks like they converted a turn of century or earlier appartment building so the rooms are large and have high ceilings giving a feeling of space. Very clean and spic-n-span as is teh norm in Austria. Breakfeats was excellent and in a lovely breakfeast room. It's towardes the edge of town but only 5 minutes wlak or so to the subway which goes straight to the very centre of Vienna.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Hranice, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 May 2012

The hotel Schwalbe is a small hotel but very cosy and it has a homely atmosphere. It is situated in a quiet part of Vienna and all the sights of the city are easily accesible by metro, the station is just a few minutes walking from the hotel. Our room was spacious and clean and we couldn't hear any other guests. Also the breakfast was nice, everything was tasty and fresh. And the staff is very friendly and helpful. I'd highly recommend this hotel to anybody.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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taunton
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

The hotel Schwalbe is a close to our hearts as it was here that my husband and I stayed 15 years ago, when he proposed to me! Revisiting 15 years later we were delighted to find the hotel still being run by the Tomek family and still as charming and characterful as ever. We were warmly welcomed back by Patricia, who looked after us superbly, and booked us into the restaurant (Fromme Helene) where my husband popped the question all those years ago. Her recommendations for other cafes and restaurants were spot on too. The hotel has been refreshed since our last vist, but sensitively so that the individual character of this old family hotel remains intact, along with the quirky collections of vintage bygones. Don't miss out on the Schwalbe breakfasts - great coffee, lovely fresh bread with artisan jams, and typical Austrian savoury touches of ham and cheese.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

It's a small and sweet hotel and with a beautiful story. Family Tomek runs this hotel for 40 years!(I enjoyed listening to their history) In the beginning of my 5-day stay, I lived in a single room (65 Euro), but the heater of hot-water didn't work, then the following days, they change a big (double/triple) room for me (with the original price). The room is nice, clean and quiet (since it's not in the city center) The breakfast is great, and since I had a longer stay, finally they know my eating habit, they served me coffee and fresh apple when I entered the dining room. And they even provide a list on the dining table to explain where the food comes from, which shows their carefulness and seriousness. Though It's not in in the center, but it's very convenient to go into center and many places with U-Bunh & S-Bunh. They even prepare a small gift for guest: a set of postcard which tells Schwalbe Hotel history and a small jar of jam. When I stayed there, I really felt like home. I will stay again if I have the chance to visit Vienna again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2010

A conference host in Vienna found us this hotel when we stressed that we needed something reasonable. We moved from a slick, modern hotel to the Hotel Schwalbe for a two-night stay. It is about an eight-minute walk from the Ottakring metro station, in a primarily residential neighborhood. It is an authentic old Viennese hotel, with all the amenities of the modern one, and more. It is immaculate, the beds are perfectly firm, the room was spacious, TV and internet worked beautifully. We had chosen a room with WC across the hall, but rooms with ensuite WC are available for more. The architecture, quirky artistic touches, friendliness of the staff were all noteworthy. Best of all, the breakfast, with wonderful fresh berries and other fruits, yogurt, breads, homemade jams, meats, cheeses, were a healthy start for a day of tourism or travel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Schwalbe
Address: Degengasse 45, Vienna 1160, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Ottakring
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #230 of 360 Hotels in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Schwalbe 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, friendly, family-run hotels – the kind where one immediately feels as if one is at home or visiting good friends – really do still exist. And one of them is Vienna’s Hotel Schwalbe. ... more   less 
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