Just spent 4 nights at Hotel Alpha and am impressed with the facility. Bottom line:
Upsides- Extremely convenient location to major sites in Vienna Old City and access to public transportation. Very polite, friendly, and helpful staff- they go out of their way to help you find places, order taxis, provide information on public transport options, recommend places to eat, etc. Very clean rooms. A good breakfast in the morning that is included in the room price.
Opportunities- Right now there is construction going on across the street, so there is some noise. Since I am a light sleeper, I was able to shut out the noise just by closing the window and turning on the AC. The rooms are modestly sized, but are very functional and have a safe, color TV, AC, access for the Internet, shower, heated rack for towel and drying clothes, and closet for clothes. The size of a double room for two people is listed at 19 square meters. Given the prices for the four and five star hotels in Vienna, this was a fair deal at Euro $99 per night. There was free wireless Internet downstairs in the lobby & breakfast room, but to get Internet in the room, there is a Euro $10 a day fee which is a bit excessive. Finally, the elevator (this facility has 4 floors) is the size of a phone booth, but you can always get your exercise by doing the stairs!
Overall, I was very pleased with the stay and the great hospitality of the staff in helping out with my visit. It is only a 10 minute walk to see Hofburg and numerous museums from the hotel. It is in a safe area, about 3 minutes walk from the Underground Subway station near Rathous. There are many restaurants close by if you need a quick meal. There is a basket of fruit in the lobby and free tea and coffee any time of the day. The breakfast buffet was high quality and featured various breads, fruit salad, cheeses, dried fruits, musli, scrambled and hard boiled eggs, yoghurt, numerous jams and jellies, espresso, coffee, milk, soymilk, and a wide variety of teas.
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- Also Known As:
- Alpha Hotel Vienna