Bauernmarkt 10, Vienna, Austria
Doubles from: $114 to $128
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Pension City is camouflaged within the twisting streets of the Innere Stadt. Fail to find it and you'll miss out a solid value in a great location. It certainly couldn't be closer to most of the sights inside the Ring. Stephansdom and Schwedenplatz are both a five-minute walk, as is the Kärtnerstrasse, a shopaholics' binge fest. If you're more concerned with staying in the center of Vienna at a good price than you are about brand new furnishings or surprising amenities, then Pension City is a good choice.
The 19-room property run by the Grünberger family isn't lacking in the basics. Rooms have satellite television, minibars, and phones and are furnished in a restrained Viennese style (with the pink kept to a minimum) and fixtures are mostly dark cherry wood. The lobby bucks the trend with a more modern vibe. The garrulous staff is generous with their time.
Of the average-sized rooms, those facing the courtyard are much quieter. Of course, the trade-off is that these rooms are a bit dark. Some have undergone recent renovations, losing a bit of their charm in the process. None feature cable or Internet; the hotel does have a storage area for bicycles. The spread at breakfast is impressive and available late into the morning, a plus for late-risers.
Reviewed by: Alexander Basek, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Concierge/Booking Services
- Fax Machine
- Free Newspapers
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Reception: Limited Hours
- Shuttle service
- Wake-Up Service
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria
About the Pension City neighborhood
The beautiful Innere Stadt is the Vienna of tourist brochures and chocolate boxes. The narrow, twisting cobblestone streets and fin-de-siècle façades, the expensive shops on the pedestrian-only Graben, and the alluring Stephansdom are all here. Happily, the Innere Stadt is big enough to boast back streets that appear quiet and undiscovered, thus offering a respite from the frenzy.