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
Very large room and very good furnished. Very clean and calm. The place is only 20 min walk from the city center with perfect communication. Direct connection with the airport and bus stations. Botanical garden is just back of the hotel.
My wife and I spent five nights at the Savoyen. Our stay was perfect. We had booked an Executive Suite, but we were upgraded to a Special Suite: separate bedroom, large living room, sort of a dining room. It was larger than we needed, but it was really nice. The AC worked well - actually there were three units in the room - as did the WiFi. Logon was required just once which is most convenient. Our booking provided access to the Executive Lounge where we had breakfast one time; we chose to have breakfast in the main breakfast area on other days. Typical of most high-end hotels, the breakfast accommodated all international preferences. The staff were very professional, friendly, and accommodating.
The Savoyen seems to be a predominately a business-related hotel. During our stay there were at least two professional meetings going on, but neither interfered with the personal attention afforded to my wife and me.
The Rennweg rail station is just across the street, and this affords connections to S- and U-Bahn trains as well as other train systems. A tram (#71) stop is close by that takes one toward the city center.
Overall, we have nothing but positive views and thoughts about the hotel and its staff. We will stay there again should we return to Vienna.
Stayed as part of a big group.
check in and check out for the whole group was very smooth and front office staff is very friendly and cooperative.
Rooms are very modern and spacious, and Bathroom is big with Bidet also available.
Breakfast is very good compared to other hotels in europe
Location is not very central but there is a tram stop just outside the hotel which takes you directly to the center.
Nice botanical garden opposite to the hotel.
Out stay was very good and everyone loved the hotel
it is really a 4-star superior hotel with the level of 5 star hotels.
My husband had a Congress so for convenience we stayed the weekend prior in the business like hotel. Upon arrival the entrance is not very grandiose and the lobby is low key, but the desk personnel are all so pleasant and welcoming. She noticed it was my birthday after scanning my passport and sent a bottle of prosecco and strawberries up to our room. He bed is a king (2 twin beds) with separate comforters which I love because my husband tends to steal the cover. We had a large window overlooking the park and the room was so quiet. Our rate included breakfast and it was also a wonderful surprise. Chef prepares egg specialties if you preferred but the scrambled eggs were delicious and lots of fruit, juices, yogurts, custom coffee maker and staff to clean the tables so there was never a wait.
We had a lovely and comfortable room and it is conveniently located to public transport. Walking to great places in Vienna is also possible from this hotel. The staff were great, rooms were clean and nicely appointed. Included breakfast was fantastic.