I had high hopes before visiting the Vienna Renaissance, based on other reviews and the website. I was deeply disappointed to see a run-down hotel with mediocre staff (not very friendly at check-in) and a mediocre location: It is quite a walk to any of the Vienna sights that you may want to see. As for the run-down aspect: When walking down the hallway in one of the not-refurbished floors, you can imagine cold-war agents gunning down each other and dying on the very dirty carpet that you are now walking on. The worst thing for a business traveler is the absence of wifi. The work-arounds are an old-school cable in the room or wifi in the lobby. Again, not something you expect from a Renaissance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a former military riding school from 1850, the neo-classical Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel is located conveniently to public transportation, the airport and famous attractions. The baroque Belvedere Palace with its impressive Klimt collection is just a short walk away. All guest rooms were renovated in 2013 and feature elegant design details, air-conditioning, high-speed Internet access, a large work space, 24-hour room service, a flat-screen TV and bed dressed with fluffy pillows, down duvets and crisp linens. This hotel offers numerous dining options throughout the day. Enjoy a full American breakfast buffet, sample traditional Austrian dishes and seasonal specialties at the rustic Arsenal; or sip cocktails late into the night at the Lobby Bar. The City Garden is host to the hotel's popular City Barbecue, where diners can enjoy chef favorites, grill on their own or just relax in the lounge. Both business and leisure guests will enjoy the indoor pool with adjacent sunbathing-area and the fitness center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Vienna
- Vienna Renaissance