First let me say that the Hotel Vienna Danube is a Hilton property and as such is a very nice modern hotel.
We booked this hotel for the last night of our Austria - Germany vacation because we were flying home the next morning. When we saw the advertisement for a "Special Rate" we were sold.
Here's the problem:
Hotel Vienna Danube is NOWHERE NEAR the city center and not close to the airport either!
It is a very nicely appointed hotel in the middle of nowhere!
We caught a cab from the airport and the fare was over 40 Euros!
We had wanted to spend one last night in downtown Vienna but the thought of spending that much or more just to get to the city center dashed that hope.
Fortunately, our cab driver told us just before dropping us off that if we wanted to go to the city center we should take the subway and even showed us where the station was, only a few blocks from the hotel. Subway cost 4 Euro round trip as I recall.
When we left for the airport in the morning we thought we were within a few minutes drive.
The cab ride was 35 minutes and cost us 25 Euro.
But wait there's more!
There is a surcharge for all cabs in Vienna that go to the airport of 22 Euro.
The surcharge is written on a card that can be viewed from the back seat of the cab and is for "The return trip of the cab back to the city".
25 + 22 = 47 Euro for a cab ride from Hotel Vienna Danube! Ouch!
Again, the hotel itself is very very nice and the deal we got was 90 Euro for the night.
They charge an additional 35 Euro if you want a river view.
It was not the hotel so much that disappointed us, but the location.
Bad location if you're looking to get to the city center or the airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Light and airy - this is the atmosphere of the Danube, and the inspiration behind the unique design and ambience of the newly restyled Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. Take pleasure in the fresh, modern look of this uniquely located hotel, the perfect setting for your next special event. During the day, take in the stunning views from our meeting rooms that inspire visionary business deals. At night, the inviting terrace of our Waterfront Kitchen beckons diners to relax and savour delicious cuisine near the gentle waves of the river. Everything is easily accessible from our hotel. St. Stephen's Square is just a 10-minute ride away by underground and just as close are UNO-City, Austria Center and the Prater, Vienna's most extensive park and recreational area. Even the Messe Wien Exhibition Center is just a short walk away. After a busy day, relax in our stylish and spacious guest rooms, the largest in Vienna. Make the most of our welcome amenities and the high level of service for which we are known. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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