Vienna Holiday guide Hotels and Accommodations in Vienna
Accommodation in Vienna: There are many fine hotels in Vienna and also some very reasonable bed and breakfast pensions.
For 5 star luxury try The Grand Hotel, with its entrance on the Kärntner ring, and only a few yards from the world-famous Vienna State Opera
the hotel is in the very heart of the city and is famous for having been at the centre of Viennese social life since the beginning of the 20th
century. It is a truly elegant and luxurious hotel that evokes memories of the gaiety and splendour of the age of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Expect to pay around 300 euros per night but definitely worth it. A little less expensive but still an excellent 4 star hotel is Hotel Park Villa.
This hotel lie just outside of the city centre, 10 minutes by bus and is in one of Vienna's finest residential areas.
The building is beautiful and elegant. Built in 1888 during the times of the ' Belle Époque.'
It is full of old Viennese charm and style and has the added luxury of a sauna suite for its guests. Price per night for a double room is around 118 euros.
Cheaper, but still a 4 star pension is the Pension Neuer Markt. This hotel is situated in the heart of Vienna, overlooking the famous Neuer Markt Square
and its decorative fountain and close to St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Opera House with all the important museums close by. Prices star around 91 euros for a double room
Must see:The famous Vienna Festival in May and June features
artists and orchestras from all over the world. Fasching - a season of
carnivals, balls, and operettas - starts towards the end of the year and
lasts for many weeks. And in between there is always a packed programme
of entertainment to suit most tastes.
On fine evenings Vienna's citizens and visitors flock to any of the
dozen or so villages on the north western outskirts of the city where
numerous Heurigen are to be found, usually displaying the
traditional bunch of firtwigs or straw. Heurigen provide typical
Austrian music, songs, and jollity.
Heurigen vary in character. The most lively are at Grinzing, the
quietest and most romantic at Neustift and Sievering; but with all
Fleurigera the charm is rustic, the fun generally full-blooded,and the
consumption of wine (and often food) considerable. Most Viennese have
their special favourites, but tourists can usually size up the
atmosphere of a Heuriger by peering through its gates. One thing always
noticeable is that the Viennese, knowing their city's tendency to cool
evening breezes, take care to dress warmly.
Vienna in the popular conception, is
the gay, romantic city of Strauss and Schubert, Schnitzel and baroque
elegance; and this is largely right. True, the gaiety today may not be
as evident as it was in the last century, but it is still there. For to
the Viennese, entertainment, culture, and Pod living are an essential
part of life.
They enjoy more good, reasonably priced cafes and restaurants than most
people. They have the choice of six State theatres - including the
worldrenowned Opera and Volksoper - and some twenty others of various
kinds. Among several experimental theatres, there is even one that often
puts on English plays. In the Hofburg Chapel they can listen to the
incomparable Vienna Boys' Choir; in another part of the Hofburg they can
watch the superb performances of the Spanish Riding School, although in
July and August both horses and choirboys go to the mountains on
Best Western Hotel City Central
All rooms are traditional in style yet equipped
with modern amenities, making your stay a relaxing and
comfortable one. The hotels central location is ideal for
sightseeing. After a day spent in the city, the air-conditioned
winter garden is an oasis and the perfect place to enjoy
renowned Viennese coffee.Services Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk,
Newspapers, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms Facilities for Disabled,
Elevator, Safety Deposit Box, Heating, Luggage Storage Airport
shuttle. Taborstrasse 8, Vienna
Le Meridien Vienna
The urban hotel Le Meridien Vienna reflects the
21st century European lifestyle, offering chic accomodation and
high quality services for sophisticated travellers.Wired
internet is available in the hotel rooms only and is free of
charge. Opernring 13-15, Vienna
Its location is ideal with an underground
station directly in front of the hotel and access to the airport
motorway around the corner. There is also direct access to the
green recreational area at the Alte Donau Oxbow Lake, with
inclusive beach. Wagramerstrasse 8, Vienna
Hotel Maria Theresia
The hotel lies close to a host of restaurants,
galleries and boutiques. It is also near a wealth of sights such
as the Opera, the Imperial Winter Palace and a mixture of
museums.Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business
Centre, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Breakfast in the Room, Ironing
Service, Currency Exchange, Bicycle Rental, Shoe Shine, Car
Rental, Tour Desk, Fax and Photocopying, Ticket Service. Kirchberggasse 6, Vienna