We spent 4 nights here as a base for our first visit to Vienna - a beautiful city. Friendly, multi-lingual reception staff were welcoming and helpful (stored our cases after check-out before leaving the city). The single 6-person lift coped remarkably well throughout our stay. As others have said, location is a big plus, with 3 tram routes passing the front door and the U1 metro line just round the corner (only one stop away from the main railway station).
Our 5th floor room faced the main street, so we were aware of the trams but not so loud as to waken us from a comfortable sleep! The room was a reasonable size but the "double" bed was actually two singles pushed together - not ideal. The en suite bathroom gave us all that we needed, although the bath was a little on the short side and took a long time to fill. No problem with cleanliness throughout. Multi-channel flat screen TV had only two English language channels (one of which was BBC's Russia Today!) and the in-built "Weather" feature didn't seem to give results for Vienna, so knowing whether to take rain-wear or T-shirts was a bit of a gamble.
Breakfast choice was good from the hot or cold buffet spread. Staff were again efficient and helpful, and we never had to wait for a table. We used the in-house restaurant for dinner on one evening - excellent value for money but the menu could have been a bit wider - schnitzel but no strudel!
Overall a comfortable base for our stay and we'd be happy to recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tradition for 100 years, Viennese charm and outstanding Austrian hospitality await guests at the 4-star Hotel Erzherzog Rainer. The central, convenient location in walking distance to the Vienna State Opera and the "Karntner Strasse", in the historic centre of Vienna, guarantees a vacation in which there is the opportunity to immerse oneself deep into the Viennese soul. 84 Comfortable rooms offer conveniences such as WLAN (free of charge) and Flat screen TVs with Sky programs. At the hotel's restaurant 'Wiener Wirtschaft' typical Viennese down-to-earth cuisine is served in a relaxed ambience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Erzherzog Rainer Hotel
- Best Western Vienna
- Erzherzog Rainer Vienna
- Vienna Best Western