Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna
What We Love
- Stellar location in Vienna's diplomatic quarter, next to Belvedere Palace and gardens
- Dine in Eugenio restaurant for haute cuisine dishes and views over the neighboring palace grounds
What To Know
- Breakfast spread includes plenty of Austrian specialties
- Free WiFi
- Hotel attracts business travelers
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Named for Prince Eugène of Savoy, an 18th-century general, the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen once served as the Austrian State Printing House and combines an ornate façade and breathtaking frescoes with a modern interior. Baroque pillars flank the entrance, which leads through to a lounge, ballroom and bar, and the 309 guestrooms wrap around a lofty atrium that spans four floors.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are tastefully simple in cream and red with dark wood accents. Kingsize beds are topped with plant motif throws inspired by the neighboring botanical gardens, and colorblock walls are done in warm tones. Bathrooms are classically kitted out with beige tiles, and most come with bathtubs as well as showers. The 43 suites have retained the building’s high ceilings and are spaciously laid out; they also offer streetside skyline views. Suites come with Chopard toiletries and include access to the Executive Lounge for free breakfast and all-day drinks and snacks.
The hotel is right next door to the Belvedere Gardens, originally a summer palace for Prince Eugène of Savoy, and, fittingly, the Eugenio restaurant overlooks the manicured grounds. Head here for haute cuisine, top-notch pasta and views of Vienna’s fairy-tale skyline. The more laid-back Prinz von Savoyen restaurant serves Austrian pastries at breakfast and hearty lunch dishes (shoulder of venison with sliced pretzel dumplings, cod and saffron risotto with mustard pickles). The small fitness area is well equipped; there are also a sauna and steam bath, and a masseuse is available on request.
In the Area
With some 20 embassies and consulates in the neighborhood, this classy district is dubbed the Diplomat Quarter. On the edge of the old town, it harbors the Schloss Belvedere, with its fine art museum and beautiful public grounds. Right up the street, hit the 450-year-old Salm Bräu for a dose of hearty beef goulash or wiener schnitzel. Head to the Wien Museum for the skinny on Vienna’s secret history, and break for a coffee at the hipster-friendly Kunsthalle Café on Karlsplatz. The Vienna State Opera is a must, as is the Museumsquartier, the go-to complex for contemporary art and old masters; it’s also home to quirky shops, nightclubs and a kids museum.
How to Get There
My husband and our two friends stayed here to celebrate our retirement. When we arrived our rooms were not ready but the lovely staff at reception arranged for our luggage to be stored . The hotel is not far from the centre of Vienna and we were able to walk. When we came back we had a very pleasant surprise as we had been upgraded to a beautiful bedroom with a sitting area and great bathroom. The folk at reception were very helpful booking restaurants and recommending others. The breakfast was of a very high standard and again very pleasant staff . Would highly recommend this lovely hotel
Loved this hotel, huge clean bedroom and bathroom. Very friendly and helpful staff. Ideal location 2 minutes from a train station which meant no expensive taxis to and from the airport, easy walk into the city centre. If I ever visit Vienna again I’d definitely stay here
We just returned from Vienna and enjoyed our stay at this hotel very much. The room was spacious and updated compared to some of the other places we stayed on our visit. The staff really set it apart from other hotels. The front desk attendants were always extremely helpful and always had a smile. The breakfasts were delicious and gave us a wide variety. We look forward to returning one day.
Nice hotel near the center of town. Train and tram stadion is near, so you can easily get to major tourist attractions. Rooms quite big and peaceful. Good beds and large bathroom. Breakfast was good and the restaurant was spacious. Only downside was the Wi-Fi, which doesn,t work fast or reliable.
Literally a 2-3 minute walk from Rennweg station which is about a 20 minute train from the airport (s7 or R). Only 2.30 euros for a single and pretty seamless.
Room was very spacious, clean and had everything you could need. Check out at 12 so no rushing. We spent most the time out of the hotel but when spoke to reception they were very pleasant and helpful.
Location was really good. A 10 min walk from belvedere palace, within 20 minutes walk to the centre and where most Christmas markets are. And very easy for airport.
Happily stay here again.