Very central: adjacent to the hotel is the underground station Herrengasse. The Hofburg – former royal residence of the Habsburg family, a must-see destination for history buffs, is down the road. For brand name shopping eg Armani, Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, the elegant Kohlmarkt is but a couple of minutes away on foot.
Top-floor suites offer fabulous views across the skyline of the city centre. Accommodation in general is above average size. Rooms have self-adjustable air conditioning and come with coffee and tea making facilities, flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Deluxe rooms are slightly bigger, minibars are refilled daily, bathrobes and newspapers are supplied free of charge, whereas the superior rooms are a little bit smaller and don't get all the goodies. Overall the décor is in lovely soft-tone colours, blends of purple, greys, browns and limes. This property is less than two years old so nearly everything you come across is shiny, smooth and polished.
The lobby is huge with a pleasant seating area across from the dark protruding reception desk.
Eating and drinking
The Café Herrenhof has been reinvented – without the patina I'm afraid, but at least the cakes are there. At night it becomes a piano bar. The Herrenhof Restaurant offers modern Viennese cuisine – and there are some fine and inexpensive restaurant choices in the immediate vicinity.
A sauna, steam bath, relaxation area and a fully-equipped indoor fitness room with treadmills, cross-trainers and weights are downstairs.
Excellent English is spoken by the friendly and professional staff members.
Who stays there
Although I would recommend this primarily for business travellers, individual travellers will feel just as much at home here too.
There are some tremendous price-saving deals available at short notice. Breakfast costs an extra 26 euros per person. Parking at the hotel is expensive. Alternative parking is available at Park and Ride car park in Erdberg, for less than four euros a day. Travel time by underground to the hotel approximately 10 minutes.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Quiet area
- Great location
- Expensive breakfast