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
Nice hotel, room finished to a high standard and very spacious. Close to the underground easily reached from central station. The only gripe I would have is the price of breakfast at €23 each was unjustified. However, there are plenty of cafes nearby that more than compensated. Overall a good experience and recommended.
This hotel was in a nice central position, very near the Belvedere and a 15 minute walk to the cathedral/old part of the city.
Our room was much larger than we were expecting and included a nice sitting area. We did not eat at the hotel but had a couple of drinks in the bar which was quite expensive but very pleasant. Staff were friendly and helpful.
The Savoyen Hotel is always an excellent choice when in town for business. Good rooms, breakfast with good variety of options, nice staff. Nice meeting rooms.
The bar is also a nice place to rest at the end of the day.
We spent here two amazing nights with my friend. Our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed here every minute. The staff was friendly and professional. The location is excellent: it is close to the tram station but you don’t even have to take it, the center is a good 10 minutes walk only. Some traditional Austrian restaurants are within walking distance and also some cool and relaxed bars. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Very fancy hotel. The rooms are spacious, with a living room area (sofa, tv, desk, etc), a bedroom area and a large bathroom with shower and bath, and two toilets! One in the entryway and one in the bathroom. Plus each room has its portable 4G hotspot.
The neighborhood is calm and well located. It is next to parks and monuments, and many transport stops (direct from the airport). However options for late dinner are quite limited, the Hotel restaurant and room service aren’t h24.