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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We stayed here for 4 days while taking a city break in Vienna.
Large hotel approx. 10 mins walk from old Vienna - not a problem if you like to walk and take in the sites, as we do. Perfectly safe to walk to in the evenings.
A great base to explore Vienna - Belvedere is 200 yds away, Karlskirch (Church) and nearby fountain monument approx. 5 mins. Definitely recommend this one.
I stayed at this hotel for business for 5 nights and was really disappointed with the cleanliness of the hotel. Used cups and glasses were left in the room at least three days. The carpet has dirty marks on it. There was fish moth in the bathroom- I was not surprised to see it as the cleanliness and housekeeping leaves much to be desired. My access card malfunctioned at least 5 times during my stay and I did not keep it close to my phone. The first time was when I checked in and it had not been in my handbag. There was no real concern from the hotel’s side that this happened so many times. The hotel is in a good location but that is the only positive comment I can make.
We stayed there for a few days and were pleased with the room and the hotel in general. The reception personnel was nice and helpful. The room was spacious with a desk and a corner with a couch and table. Plenty of ways to charge our devices and WiFi was decent. Bed was very comfortable and bathroom was very nice. Plenty of storage for our stuff and small safe for valuables. We had a room facing the inside courtyard so it was very quiet at night. Everything was clean. The only thing that could have been better maintained was the shower. The shower door didn't quite close properly, so we had to make sure to face the shower head to the wall so as not to create a flood on the floor.
Breakfast is available, but very expensive, so we chose to have a coffee and pastry at the bakery down the street. Location is wonderful. Close to public transportation, plenty of stores in the neighborhood and the Botanical Garden and Belvedere right around the corner, both wonderful for a relaxing walk.