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
Stayed 2 nights here - checked in late on the first night and we were too late for food - no snacks at the bar either.
2nd night we had a couple of drinks in the bar and were charged £45 for a double scotch! Partially my fault - it was on the menu, but still much cheaper to have bought the bottle from duty free....
Overall, the hotel was clean, light and airy. Staff were friendly and rooms were of a high quality. We didn't eat there so can't comment.
There is a metro and railway station around 200m away and less than a mile to Belvedere Palace complex main entrance.
Our family stayed here during my working weekend in June 2019.
Some minor lapses in customer service, but nothing major. Most staff members were genuinely friendly and very service oriented.
Hotel is easy to find, Rennweg 16, fancy facade and right next to a major street. Garage available for hotel guests for extra fee.
We paid a small additional fee for an upgrade to the Executive class room (suite) number 723 and with this also the entrance to the executive lounge.
I might say, that more than 100+ annual hotel nights, the executive room was a disappointment. Not much to cheer about. Nice interior design, but very limited additional advantages.
Our room (2 rooms) was spacious, very clean, wifi worked well, extra amenities were plenty and minibar contents were included in the room price. Great deal by all means.
The fitness room has a limited number of exercise equipment and no free weights, so if you are looking for a decent workout, then I would suggest looking for a bigger gym.
Would we stay here again? Why not - no disappointments, but I would also check out other available options.
My partner Morven Fraser and I stayed in Room 808 at the Hotel Savoyen from Thursday May 30 to Sunday June 2. On Sunday morning I awoke to discover that approx. Euro 220 and £ 230 sterling in cash had been stolen from my wallet during the night. Six credit cards and my driving licence were left intact. I had left the wallet on the table at the end of the room adjacent to a sofa on the right and ,on the left, the wardrobe containing the safe( we did deposit our passports in the safe). I reported the matter to a member of staff at reception at approximately 10.15am.
She took a note of the room number and seemed underwhelmed by this theft.
She explained that should the money turn up I would be informed. As were due at the airport to catch a flight back to London I was unable to spend time seeking the manager or making a further fuss about the loss. I stress that the cash was in the wallet when we retired to bed and was missing when we awoke. I can only surmise that someone entered the room while we slept and removed the cash from the wallet.
Until this burglary we had been greatly enjoying our stay at Hotel Savoyen.This has clearly been most upsetting. I e-mailed the hotel on my return to London and asked if there had been any other reports of money or valuables disappearing on that night. I haven't received a reply.?
The hotel is great as it was in the picture we saw before our visit. Great location just around 150m. from Rennweg railway station(one of S7 stops from the airport), near to tram station for the center and off course the most important near Belvedere palace. The hotel has huge reception room, the rooms are huge as well, cleaned every day. The stuff is also very nice and polite. If you are on a vacation or some business trip in Vienna I totally recommend this hotel.
We do a lot of research before going on Holidays and really trust the Certificate of Excellence that they have received, and we had such a great experience at this trendy hotel. The hotel is simple in looks, but it has all the facilities one would need, workout room, spa, airport transportation, and complimentary wifi usage. The room we booked had a minibar including fridge, and we found it very useful. First time in Vienna, and this was a great location.