Sunday, 20 April 2008

General Hotel Information & Overview

There are many hotels in or close to the city centre of Vienna (although some that claim to be close on sites like Opodo are, in fact, not so near!)

At our last visit in Vienna Xis and her Mum visited some hotels and asked to see the bedrooms. From all hotels we have visited, the rooms were in good condition and the furniture was new, rooms had a good size, hotel staff were friendly, etc.

We finally made arrangements with two hotels which are close to the location.
For both hotels there will be posts in this blog with all details:
  1. Hotel am Stephansplatz (we will stay there too, I find it just great)
  2. Hotel de France
Other hotels we have seen where we think they might be a good place to stay too:

  1. Hotel Ananas (
    This hotel is directly at the U-bahn (underground) U4, only 3 stations from Karlsplatz, so 5 min. from the city centre.
    The rooms looked all new and comfortable, the people in the hotel were very friendly and the description of the breakfast did sound great.
    The overnight rate will be approximately around 20-30 EUR less than Hotel Stephansplatz or Hotel De France. Prices for August were not available yet.
  2. Hotel Mercure Biedermeier Wien (
    This hotel is very close to U-Bahn U3 and close to U-bahn U4.
    The rooms looked all new and comfortable, the people in the hotel were very friendly.
    The prices will be approximately the same like Hotel am Stephansplatz.
  3. Hotel Radisson SAS Style Hotel (
    This hotel is the closest to the location and very stylish and absolutely nice.
    The room rates start at EUR 225,- per night and breakfast is not included.
    It is a luxury hotel with prices to match but if you want to stay at one of the finest hotels in Vienna, this may be just what you're looking for!

Hotels other people have recommended to us or are used by IBM Business Travellers
  1. Hotel Pension Lumes (
    It is very good located, might be available at a lower rate than hotels mentioned above and was recommended to us by a friend of my parents.
  2. Hotel Mercure Wien Zentrum or Mercure Wien City
    ( or
    Both hotels are regularly used by IBM Business travellers. They are very central and people are typically satisfied.
    Both hotels are in walking distance from the wedding location (around 15 minutes).
  3. Hotel Hilton
    The Hilton Vienna and Hilton Vienna Plaza are both in the centre of Vienna and are good locations as well as Hotels IBM business people liked to stay in.
    The Hilton Danube is a nice hotel to our knowledge but not very convenient with public transportation and a bit far out.
  4. Hotel Marriott or Hotel Intercontinental are also booked from business travellers

    Some of our guests got a good deal at the Levante Parlamente but this is fully booked already (as far as we know).

For Hotel am Stephansplatz (you can not be more in the centre of Vienna than with this hotel, and we will stay there too) and for Hotel de France arrangements see other entries.
If you find another very special deal (package flight and hotel) and you are not sure where the hotel is, please ask us, and we will be glad to help.

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