Stayed two nights. This hotel sits on a quiet street just a few tram stops away from the tourist areas of Vienna. Don't be deterred in booking the hotel because of it's distance from city center. It's is so easy to get around in Vienna on the public transport and the hotel itself is in a charming quiet neighborhood.
To get there from the airport you have a few options. Option 1 includes about a 15 minute walk but there are sidewalks and walking with a roller bag is no problem. Option 2 leaves you just a short walk to the hotel but requires more transfers.
Option 1. From the airport arrivals hall, follow the signs for the S7 train (or it may just show a stylized S on the signs) towards Floridsdorf. In eight stops (at Landstrasse), transfer to the U4 line towards Heileigenstadt. Get off at the third stop (Rossauer Lande). Leave this station by heading the same direction as the train. The canal will be on your right. Walk left onto Seegasse. Walk down Seegasse until its end at Porzellangasse. Make a left and then your second right onto Furstengasse. Walk past the Lichtenstein Palace and cross Lichtensteinstrasse. There is a little alley/parking lot on your left. The hotel is at the end of that alley. It is one of the few modern buildings in the area.
Option 2. From the airport arrivals hall, follow the signs for the S7 train (or it may just show a stylized S on the signs) towards Floridsdorf. In eight stops (at Landstrasse), transfer to the U4 line towards Huttledorf and get off in two stops at Karlsplatz. Walk up Karlsplatz toward the ring road. Board the D tram towards Nussdorf. Get off at Bauernfeldplatz (this is the 2nd stop after the D tram leaves the Ring Road). Walk toward your left to Lichtensteinstrasse and turn right. Walk up Lichtensteinstrasse until you see the palace on your right. On the left will be a small alley that will lead to the hotel (about 5 minutes walk).
You can pay per trip, or you can purchase at the airport the Vienna Card that allows 72 hours use of all public transportation and discounts to many museums and attractions. You just need to validate the card when you first board a train/metro/tram and then it is good for 72 hours. Although there are few people checking to see you have the ticket it is important to keep it on you. The D-tram will be your link to the rest of Vienna and it's incredible and efficient public transportation. The trams seem very frequently all day and night. The trip from the hotel to the main tourist areas is maybe 10 minutes.
Now to the hotel. Very nice, neat, and well appointed. Check-in desk was very friendly and spoke English very well. Even though I arrived early (around 9am) they had a room ready for me (I was just planning to leave my bags and explore the city). Not only that, I had purchased bed & breakfast and they gave me a ticket for breakfast that morning (and the following mornings). Something they did not have to do but they did without asking.
The room was good sized with two twin beds. I was on the top floor and had a good view of the surrounding buildings. Room was quite warm windows can be opened so it was easy to cool it down (this was a visit in March).
There was a large bathtub/shower and sink in one room. Separate room with toilet and small sink. There is a small TV in the room with multilingual channels (including English CNN, BBC, and SkyNews). There is a small in-room safe (but quite small...too small for a laptop for example; maybe an ipad might fit). There is free Wifi internet (a true bonus in Europe).
The breakfast options were fantastic. There was a very large buffet with fresh fruits (and nice ones like pineapple and mango), an incredible array of fresh breads and pastries, many different styles of cold meats, hot eggs and sausages, and an excellent variety of coffees and teas. The juices seemed all fresh squeezed and quite a variety (orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, tomato, etc.). Just overall very impressed with the breakfast options. I also ate there one night for dinner. Food was good and reasonably priced including wine. But the place was almost completely empty so the atmosphere could be better (unless you want quiet and privacy).
Overall I was incredibly happy with my stay. It was a great value, location was perfect for me (and likely why it is such a great value). For the same hotel in the heart of the tourist areas you'd likely pay twice the price and yet this hotel is really so close and its neighborhood is quite nice in and of itself. The breakfast was incredible. However, if you are looking for classic historical Vienna, in an older style hotel this is not it. The building and amenities are modern although the neighborhood is not.
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- Also Known As:
- Strudlhof Hotel And Palais
- Strudlhof Hotel Vienna
- Strudlhof Hotel Palais