From airport to city center with train, an easy walk over to U-bahn and then 3-5 minutes to Friedensbrücke. From there another 4-5 minutes pleasant walk on a wide sidewalk to Hotel Bellevue, next to Franz Josef Railway Station. But, also next to it, Viennese streetcar passing the hotel with a direct line to the famous Grinzing / "Heurigen", etc. I discovered that the location of the hotel is absolutely fantastic due to the easy access to the whole of Wien by public transport.
The hotel has a rather discreet outside architecture, in line with its surroundings. That may very well be the reason why I was so extremely pleasantly surprised when, for the first time, I stepped inside the hotel, with a small restaurant/bar on right side and the lobby to the left. It was like I was thrown more than 100 years back in time with its beautiful furniture, the high ceiling a.o. My first thought was actually; the hotel must be the definition of the “Le fin de siècle”-expression. (learning afterwards that Bellevue actually was built to serve the World Exhibition 1873 I Wien). And just the same feeling of well-being I had when entering my room in 2nd floor. Large, well equipped, modern but at the same time "old". The large nice white, clean and shining bathroom, however, was of a modern style. Exactly the way I want it to be. Just the same as the free wi-fi that is offered in every room. Highly appreciated! Working on the PC, I still had the the nice feeling of mind drifting back more than a century in time when observing details ( the nhigh celing, long curtains etc) in the room.
A few words of advice; take some extra time at the breakfast table in the morning. It’s worth it, especially if you enjoy really “gooood” tasting fresh baked bread in the morning… and coffee with “heisse Milch”.. aah!
Like Arnold Schwarzenegger says; “I’ll be back”!
However, unlike Arnold, in my case only for pleasure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family Hotel, located near Franz Joseph station, convenient to West Bahnhof station; 3 km to West Train Station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bellevue Hotel Vienna