I chose the Hotel Prinz Eugen for my week-long stay to Vienna because when I surveyed the available flight-hotel options through Hotwire, this was the least expensive hotel that met my criteria: Breakfast included, reasonable price, near public transportation, decent reviews on Tripadvisor.
Location: The Hotel Prinz Eugen isn't located near any attractions other than the Belvedere, the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Museum of Military History), and the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna. Its location (in the 4th district) was quiet during my stay - there is a small pharmacy a couple of doors over, a gentleman's club, and some small businesses and restaurants, but for the most part the area seemed to be quiet residential. This may change with the construction of the major train station across the street.
However, the Hotel Prinz Eugen is well-situated for public transportation. The 18, O, and D trams are accessible, as is the U1 Südtiroler Platz U-Bahn stop. Also, the station has the Südtiroler Platz/Hauptbanhof S-Bahn stop, making it possible for you to take a train from the airport to the hotel (change to the S7 train at the Rennweg station).
Rooms: We actually had 2 rooms during our stay. We spent 1 night in a room and came back the next evening to find all of our possessions had been moved to another room (bras, toiletries, medications, suitcases - everything other than what was in the room's safe) by the daytime staff without our permission. We were informed of this move by a piece of paper slammed on the door handle with a scrawled note in German. The nighttime staff had no idea what had happened and it took nearly 20 minutes to sort it out. That was kind of jarring. The room they moved us to was the same size - no upgrade for the embarrassment or inconvenience. Actually, the new room was a downgrade because we no longer had a balcony.
The bed was comfortable, the thermostat was controllable, and the room was clean. The room and bathroom were a little small but that is how things are in Europe. The provided shampoo was mounted on the wall in a hard-to-use squeeze bottle.
Breakfast: There was a good spread provided. Pork meats and cheese slices, scrambled eggs, a variety of breads, Nutella and jams, granola, plain yogurt, cereals, dried and fresh fruits, trail mix, teas, coffee, hot water.
Other: The wi-fi was very slow and only free for half an hour a day.
I would stay in this hotel if I was in Vienna again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Commercial Hotel in Embassy District, opposite city air terminal & 100 meters Sudbahnhof train station, near Belvedere Castle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Prinz Eugen Hotel
- Prinz Eugen Vienna