This was my second stay at the Imlauer within one week (see my earlier review) so there is little more to add. I had another room on the second floor, slightly smaller than the other one but more or a window front. Unfortunately no espresso machine (only a hot water kettle to make instant coffee). Otherwise, once more a pleasant stay.
We had a lovely experience. There is beauty, harmony in the design by two artists. Breakfast choices were plentiful and all were fresh, tasty, and well presented. Staff, especially Lisa, were responsive and shared about the artists. The hotel is close to Metro, which is so easy to use. There is also a very comfortable inside/outside bar.
It was so wonderful to be able to have drinks outside on comfortable, modern chairs...right in the midst of the city.
The staff arranged taxi rides and were available to answer questions, respond to bar orders.
Traveller from Fayetteville, Arkansas
Der Wilhelmshof - the designhotel between the city center of Vienna and the famous Prater -In the immediate vicinity of one …More
This was my first time at this hotel and I was very impressed. Great value for money and very clean. My room was quiet and comfortable. The hotel is only a 5 minute walk away from the U Bahn station and there is a Spar and Hoffer (Aldi) down the road. The staff at the hotel are so friendly and knowledgeable. Lovely air conditioned room. Nice hanging and storage space for your clothes. The wifi was reliable and super fast. Clean bathroom and good water pressure in the shower.
One negative point I can think of is that there are only single quilts for the bed, even if you have a double bed and are a couple. I asked if I could have a double quilt but I was told they didn't have them. This was an issue for me with being a slightly 'larger lady', as a single quilt doesn't really cover all of me! But I managed to fashion a double quilt out of the 2 single ones, which I am sure bemused the housekeeping staff! Of course, if you are travelling in the warmer months, this is not an issue.
Also, breakfast is EXPENSIVE. I only had it on my first day. It is very very nice and there is a lot of choice but if you want to save the pennies, I suggest you either buy some items from the shops (there are fridges in the rooms) or if you prefer, there is a McDonalds nearby. If the breakfast was cheaper, I would happily have eaten at the hotel each day of my stay as it was very nice indeed.
Perfect location, very clean. The staff is very well mannered but they seem sad... Pay them better!
Oh and they try to come in to clean my room at 8:30 in the morning on the day I was leaving...I don't understand why?They ended waking me up - not cool...
"A very comfortable hotel with good transport links"
The hotel is located near Praterstern, from which access to the airport and the rest of the city is easy. I was in Vienna for the EGU conference and I actually walked to the venue from this hotel, which took ~ 30 mins (with my quite long legs). I got the subway once and that took ~ 15 mins, including the walking at each end. I also walked into the city centre from this hotel, which took ~ 20 mins but, again, this is because of my personal preference, not because there were no transport options available.
There are some great little cafes and restaurants nearby, which I visited a couple of times.
Hotel staff helpful regarding the ordering of a taxi for the airport, and a few other minor things.
I would stay here again if I were to go to EGU in the future.
The Wi-Fi could have been faster, but it consistently maintained an internet connection.
When you look at the location on a map, this hotel seems a little out of the way, but in reality it's very close to the centre. It's about a five minute walk to Swedensplatz or (for the brave or those who know their routes) the trams stop almost outside.
We stayed in a room overlooking the courtyard, which was very quiet. The room was clean, fairly basic furnishing, but clean, well maintained and a reasonable size. There was a good sized en-suite bathroom (shower over the bath and a shower curtain rather than a separate cubicle) and a small walk-in wardrobe.
Anne from London
With its over 400 years of tradition, the elegant metropolitan Hotel Stefanie is the oldest hotel in Vienna. As the hotel …More
Squeezed onto an elongated island between the Danube Canal and the main river channel, Leopoldstadt was the centre of Vienna’s Jewish community from the early 17th century until the Holocaust. The Strauss, Freud, and Mahler families all had homes here at various times. Most visitors flock to the Prater funfair, which has a Riesenrad (large ferris wheel).
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