Falkensteiner Hotel Wien Margareten
What We Love
- Access to the spa is included in the Jetsetter rate
- All the perks of a design hotel without the fashion-over-function drawbacks
- The stylish rooftop spa, which has stunning views of the city
What To Know
- Opened in September 2013
- It’s a short walk or subway ride to the old town and main sights
- You’ll run into conference attendees, but not enough to take over the place
- It’s pet- and child-friendly, and the in-house garage offers ample parking
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Housed in a building that used to be Nestle’s headquarters, the Falkensteiner Wien Margareten brings together exteriors by British architect David Chipperfield and interiors by acclaimed Italian designer Matteo Thun. The sleek guestrooms have period features including parquet floors and teal and mustard upholstery, and the lobby is a chandelier-studded extravaganza (there are 78 glittering light fixtures in total). The look is called “Contemporary Biedermeier,” a nod to Central European style from the 19th century.
Bed and Bath
The 195 guestrooms have a homey feel, with giant headboards covered in graphic print wallpaper, cozy beds and Midcentury Modern furniture. All come with floor-to-ceiling windows, Nespresso coffee machines, free WiFi and bathrooms with rain showers. The Suites (430 square feet) offer extra lounge space, with a spacious living area. On the beds you’ll find an aromatized “sleep well towel,” and you can order extra pillows filled with spelt or buckwheat with herbs and lavender.
The excellent restaurant Danhauser serves a mix of light Mediterranean and hearty Alpine fare, with specials such as burgers or Austrian tapas. On Thursdays in July and August everything from red snapper to rump steak is tossed on the grill on the courtyard patio. The quality of room service and the fresh breakfast buffet sets the Falkensteiner apart from other hotels in the area, but the standout feature is the rooftop spa. Modest in size but state-of-the-art, the penthouse sauna, steam bath, fitness room and lounge area open onto a gigantic rooftop terrace with a panorama of the Vienna skyline.
In the Area
You can reach Vienna’s top dining and shopping districts within 10 minutes; the nearest subway stop is a block away. The famous open market, the Naschmarkt is a short walk or subway ride away, en route to the Opera. Or try the beloved Schloss Quadrat, a courtyard with four popular Austrian restaurants and adorable specialty shops. The legendary celebrity eatery Motto isn’t far either. For shopping, hit Vienna’s longest retail street, the Mariahilferstrasse.
How to Get There
Great rooms, lovely spa, brilliant breakfast and welcoming staff. Instantly felt comfortable in this hotel. A perfect place to explore the city from and conveniently located by a underground station. Wish we could stay for longer!
Verry kind and helpfull staff,especially on the reception.Good location.Clean.Good food.Rooftop SPA.The parking is expensive,it must be free for hotel guests.There is U-bann nearby.The hotel is in the middle between Shonbrun palace and Karlsplaz.
This is a nice hotel. It is a little way from central Vienna, but it's close to a metro station. The breakfast was great. There was a wide variety of food and the pastries were pretty and delicious. There was a walk-in shower in our room, which was nice. It's a little walk to restaurants and the staff at reception was very helpful in sending us to the ones that fit our needs. There is a store across the street, but it is closed on Sunday.
We absolutely loved this hotel. Well decorated and the staff were polite. Beds were super comfortable and curtains were blackout so slept very well. It’s close to the underground which is a plus as it makes it easier to get around Vienna. Breakfast was fabulous lots of choice there even was a juicer with fresh fruit!
Minor cons: we flooded the bathroom a few times just because of the way the shower is and unfortunately no pool or jacuzzi in the spa but still nice to come up there and rest with a cup of tea or use sauna or steamroom.
Very nice hotel for family - room is good size (extra bed for kid + sofa). Breakfast is very good with nice and healthy choices. Hotel also has garage...a little pricey (22€ per day), but convenient neverthless. Also - hotel is on great location, not far from highway (so very little in city driving) and just few minutes walking from U bahn; half way between city center and Schonbrun.