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
The outside and inside are bored and unattractive. Room is comparatively small. Only shampoo and hand wash from dispensers. Quality of Buffet Breakfast is acceptable except bacon is very fat. Coffee is bitter. There is a kettle in the room, but not supply of coffee and tea. When we approached reception, receptionist told us that they are not Courtyard chain and Austria Trend group stopped supplying tea and coffee. They eventually delivered teabags and instant coffee, but no milk or coffee mate. There is a small corner kiosk selling bottle water and nibbles. Cleaning staff missed our room. However, it is walking distance to the U4 Station and the Palace. It does not deserve to be rated 4 star.
Myself and my wife stayed at this hotel in March 2019. Location is great, right beside Metro and Tram stop. Just across Road from Palace and Zoo. Our room however was a long treck to the back of the hotel. Room numbers in 5000 series apparently have this long treck so beware! Staff were lovely. We were asked to pay in cash for our only meal in the restaurant as card reader was out of action and I had it leg it to the nearest bank so no browned points for that! However all in all we enjoyed our stay and I would go back again if price was right.
We had a short stay at this hotel and totally loved it. Great location, big and very clean rooms, excellent service at the reception and at the restaurant. We totally enjoyed their breakfast and their dinner, especially the atmosphere.
Our first visit to Vienna and this hotel was the perfect stopping point. Close by to Schoenbrunn Palace and easy transport routes with the underground a 2 minute walk away! Would definitely stay again, well sized rooms and comfortable beds.
We have stayed here on a number of occasions and like the easy access to the city via the very close ubahn station. Hietzing is a pleasant little suburb
Prior to arrival we were offered a room upgrade (€15 for 2 nights) which we accepted - but apart from a good room size, there was nothing superior about the room! (3202) a very tiny bathroom where the door opens onto the WC so cannot be fully opened! There was a view of a flat roof outside - very gloomy.
Housekeeping was minimal - bed made and towels changed, but glasses were not replaced and shower gel dispenser which had fallen off the wall wasn’t replaced,
Wish we’d asked to see the room before committing to it!
That said, the bed was comfortable and we slept well.
Doorman very friendly!
A good base to explore Vienna