There's nothing wrong with this hotel - as there's nothing special, either. But we had our share of "hotel stories" when we tried to check-in. We ordered about one month in advance. We arrived to the hotel late at night, and when we checked in, we were told that they have no rooms "because there's a problem with broken water pipes, but tomorrow you can return". That sounded a lot like one of those hotel lies they tell you when they overbooked or something like that, and the staff whispering to one another didn't encourage us too much.
At about 10PM they sent us to another hotel, down the street, and we were dragging our luggage... Not the best way to treat guests. They "compensated" us with 1 free drink per person at the bar, and that's very lame to my honest opinion.
The rooms are very regular rooms - spacy, everything was clean - as the ones you usually get in Germany. Decor what quite regular - Not fancy nor simple. We had street-facing room, and that's quite a busy street, but we didn't hear a sound. The view was a city view - a skyline with nothing special to see.
The safes in the room are a little bit weird - locked and unlocked with the keycard. Convenient - yes, but I read at a different tourism site that someone broke to a room and opened the safe using only the card. sound pretty scary, so I wouldn't leave my money at that safe.
The sleep quality was very good, as the cleanliness.
The hotel itself is located pretty good to my taste - right next (10 min' walk max) to one of the Westbahnhof, a big transport station, with buses to and from the airport, and public transportation to and from all over the city. It's also a 10 min' walk from the Mariahilfer Strasse, Vienna's main shopping street, and quite close (by transportation) to everything with "the ring". The only deterrent is that there is an adult club quite close to the hotel, which you can't miss at night because there are naked ladies showing their business at this club's windows.
We didn't have the breakfast, since 20 Euros per person seems like a very expensive price to pay.
So, Vienna was great, the hotel was just Ok. I would consider returning there if they'll deal with all the problems I mentioned, and be a little kinder.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ARCOTEL Wimberger is located in Vienna’s vibrant 7th district and is a charismatic hotel with 225 rooms. A legend in Vienna since 1871 the hotel remains a popular place for celebrities, artists and cosmopolitan types to stay.The hotel’s central location makes it perfect for fans of art and culture as well as those who love to shop. Close by are Vienna’s main shopping boulevard, the Mariahilfer Straße, the Wiener Stadthalle, the city’s major concert venue, and numerous galleries and boutiques. The city’s museum quarter is also just a few minutes away either on foot or by public transport.The hotel has its own restaurant, the Restaurant WIMBERGERs wia z'Haus which serves traditional Viennese dishes and also boasts the most famous brunch anywhere in the city - WIMBERGERs Jazzbrunch. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arcotel Wimberger Vienna
- Arcotel Wimberger Hotel Vienna