Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes buffet breakfast
- The grand exterior is modeled on a Baroque palace
- Emperor Joseph's guests would stay here during his reign
- The Schlosscafé serves traditional Viennese coffee and pastries
- A 10-minute walk from Schönbrunn Palace
What To Know
- Schönbrunn is located southwest of the city center; the hotel is a 20-minute metro ride from Stephansplatz
- Free WiFi
- There's no gym, but the hotel can provide detailed local running maps
- Most rooms overlook the hotel's courtyard or Schönbrunn Palace
- Pair with a stay in a suite at Schönbrunn Palace
- Free WiFi
A short walk from magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of Austria’s emperors and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this grand hotel dates from 1823, and it served as a residence for guests visiting Emperor Joseph throughout his reign. The exterior is modeled on a Baroque palace, and the public areas feature chandeliers, original Habsburg family portraits, dark wood furniture and polished marble checkerboard floors. The guestrooms are classically styled but in a modern neutral color scheme, and they feature free WiFi, pillow menus and flat-screen TVs. Most offer a view of the hotel’s courtyard or the palace gardens. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in an imposing dining room with parquet floors and chandeliers, and the Schlosscafé serves traditional Viennese coffee and pastries, either inside or on the terrace. Don’t miss a nightcap at the Gloriette Bar, named for the famous pavilion in the Schönbrunn Palace gardens.
In the Area
Classic Pass tickets to Schönbrunn Palace include access to state rooms, the Gloriette and the garden maze. In downtown Vienna there are more than two dozen castles and 150 palaces to explore. But the city blends the old with the new, and Baroque buildings, Art Nouveau train stations and modern glass and steel structures stand contentedly side by side. The best way to get around is on two wheels; City Bikes can be picked up and dropped off at various locations. Head for the Freihausviertel area for hip galleries, boutiques and cafés. Take a trip to the top of the 450-foot spire of St. Stephen’s Cathedral for impressive views of the city. And stop for a coffee at Café Landtmann; it’s been a Viennese institution since 1873 and has been frequented by everyone from Freud and Mahler to Marlene Dietrich.
How to Get There
This is a very busy hotel but it is very well maintained. Lobby is spacious. There is a bar and a restaurant plus a cute library. Rooms were quite large and clean. I enjoyed the inside architecture. Breakfast is quite full open table with enough varieties. Hotel is just across from the Schoenbrunn Palace where you can jog or take a nice stroll.
This hotel is located within walking distance to the Schonbrunn Palace, metro and bus station, as well as a number of restaurants. It was easy getting around to different sites in Vienna from the hotel's location. The hotel and its rooms were clean and spacious and the bed comfortable. The staffs were helpful and responsive. The price at the time we went was very affordable.
We spent 4 days in this hotel. The reception staff were great and very welcoming. We had an executive room which was quite large by Europe standards and very comfortable. There was no iron but that is reasonably standard for Europe. It was about 800metres to the hop on hop off bus but make sure you ask the hotel where it is or get a map. Good variety for breakfast and the local prodice is amazing. Great location directly across the road from the palace grounds which are free. However it is a bit of a trip into the cbd which we did by a 3 day pass on the hop on hop off bus. A taxi is likely to be quicker.
We had a lovely stay in this very beautiful hotel; they offered parking space for the e-bikes we hired near bye. Breakfast was sumptuous and we were given a free upgrade on the room we had originally booked! However, on our return home we discovered odd bites around our ‘waists’, that itched terribly. Our gp concluded we had been bitten by bed bugs, Bettschwanzen, punaises du lit...most likely source our stay at this hotel, the only hotel we stayed in in August. So check your mattress and put luggage unopened in a high place. We informed the manager but he never replied (over one month ago).
Opposite the Schönbrunn castle this big hotel is a nice spot for city trips. It is directly at the U4 underground station of Hietzing - 10 m away from center of Vienna Karlsplatz. The rooms are nice and spacy as it has been in former times. Bathroom is clean but should have ben renovated as the shower is in the bathtub which is not convenient at all!
Breakfast is fantastic and opulent but it is not included in room price per night! Breakfast costs 19 € p.p. which is quite expensive.
Their are little bars and cafes around the hotel area where you can have a smaller breakfast for half the price.
Nice staff and good service.
The hotel is obviously booked often for conferences etc. as it is huge.