There's a train station almost immediately behind the building – don't let this put you off - that has an almost direct service (S7) to and from the airport for less than 4 euros. The S Bahn (S stands for schnell which means fast) is a great way to travel quickly from one side of Vienna to the other using inexpensive public transport. This station “Rennweg” also connects with tram 71 which gets you to the city centre in a matter of minutes. The beautiful Russian Orthodox Church that is visible as you reach the hotel entrance is a real eye catcher.
Pastel coloured walls contrast nicely with warm greens, yellows and red coloured fabrics throughout most of the 360 rooms. Please note: there are two wings to this hotel and one section is less well appointed. Accommodation is air conditioned, and most rooms have a flat-screen TV, new beds, soundproof windows and spacious bathrooms – some with both tub and separate shower. Club rooms and suites come with an included breakfast, snacks and beverages.
There is a generous amount of space in this huge hotel. The lobby is extensive and inviting - good for relaxing, just meeting friends or sitting and reading newspapers. There's a library too.
Eating and drinking
There are lots to options to choose from so there's never an overcrowded feel to the place. Snacks are served at the lobby bar, an Austrian style pub offers business lunches and an outdoor terrace is open for breakfast and dinner. Chill out to good music and enjoy snacks in the trendy outdoor lounge.
The hotel pool and gym can also be used by paying guests who are not staying in the hotel. This means that it can get busy. There's an extra charge for use of the sauna and steam room.
Very competent and accommodating, the staff members are used to dealing with lots of people and I have found them very helpful most times.
Who stays there
Business travellers, tour groups, airline staff, honeymooners, leisure travellers and singles.
- Business travellers
- First-time travellers
- Escaping the crowds
Pros & Cons
- Fine decor
- Spacious accommodation
- Swimming pool
- Rooms in the two wings differ