I have to admit that I chose the Danube Hilton because it was cheaper than the downtown Hilton. As we approached Vienna I began to worry whether I’d made a wise decision. Were we going to be stranded in the middle of nowhere?
When we arrived at the hotel we were upgraded to a Danube view (Diamond honours) and had access to the executive lounge giving us breakfast and an evening snack if we wished. The room was excellent - bright and clean with a nice bathroom. We were pleased with all aspects of the Hilton and have nothing to complain about. I should note that the exercise room was particularly good with modern equipment, and the breakfasts and evening snacks in the lounge were above average.
However, I was wrong about one thing – the hotel’s location. Yes, it is out of the centre - in a charming suburb on the banks of the Danube. It’s great for walking; you can walk along the river, cross it , walk along the other bank, cross back on a different bridge, and return. This is all on the flat. It’s a cyclist’s and jogger’s paradise. After a little exploring we found that there are several nearby restaurants and bars. There’s even a reasonably large supermarket about 100 m from the front door. Once you find the optimum route to the metro you can get there in about two or three minutes. The metro is superb: clean, fast and safe. There aren’t even ticket barriers to worry about because they assume you have bought a ticket. You can also walk to the Prater area in about 20 minutes to see the impressive fair with its famous big wheel (featured in The Third Man).
You can’t beat the Vienna Danube as a place to base an extended trip to Vienna, because it gives you relatively easy access to the city via the metro and yet lets you wonder round a quiet riverside area to relax in the evenings and on your days off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Light and airy - this is the atmosphere of the Danube, and the inspiration behind the unique design and ambience of the newly restyled Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. Take pleasure in the fresh, modern look of this uniquely located hotel, the perfect setting for your next special event. During the day, take in the stunning views from our meeting rooms that inspire visionary business deals. At night, the inviting terrace of our Waterfront Kitchen beckons diners to relax and savour delicious cuisine near the gentle waves of the river. Everything is easily accessible from our hotel. St. Stephen's Square is just a 10-minute ride away by underground and just as close are UNO-City, Austria Center and the Prater, Vienna's most extensive park and recreational area. Even the Messe Wien Exhibition Center is just a short walk away. After a busy day, relax in our stylish and spacious guest rooms, the largest in Vienna. Make the most of our welcome amenities and the high level of service for which we are known. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Vienna Danube Hotel Vienna
- Vienna Hilton