I arrived in Vienna after dark, so finding this hotel was very strange. It's located in a huge old building and you must enter through 2 large imposing black metal gates, then enter the building, take the super small (fits 3 ppl max) slow elevator up to the 2nd floor. If I didn't see the sign, I never would've thought there's a pension here. Good thing Vienna is pretty safe or I would be too scared to enter at all!
Once inside, the rooms are very large & old fashioned, but comfortable. Small narrow bathroom but works fine. The bed is sleepable & there's a huge wardrobe for use. The rooms are cleaned daily, very soundproof, & warmed enough against the cold Vienna winter. Wifi works reasonably well in the room, although works better in the breakfast room on the 2nd floor. Breakfast is buffet style, lots of cold meats, cheeses, eggs, cereal & muesli, fresh coffee, tea, milk & oj. The service is fine, like other places in Vienna, the staff isn't chatty at all. Polite & reserved, very friendly when spoken to, but not initiator of conversations. What a difference from Istanbul!! I didn't mind the service at all.
The location is great b/c it's on a quiet street but only 2 blocks from the Rathaus park and/or metro. We went during the Xmas markets season and Rathaus has the biggest & best market in Vienna so it's was awesome being able to walk it every night. Just walking around the market makes you feel warm, happy, and cheerful from the atmosphere!! Definitely recommend going to Vienna during Xmas market season, despite the cold, the punch and sausages warms you right up!
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- Also Known As:
- Pension Residenz Hotel Vienna
- Residenz Hotel Vienna