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 hotel for a city visit or business trip. The breakfasr is just amazing. The rooms are clean and the bed is good. The gym and the sauna on the 7th floor are just great for a quick workout, or relaxing after a busy day. The service is okay.
I chose this hotel because I was in Vienna visiting my daughter who is studying abroad there, and it was very close to her apartment. I was very pleased with my choice. It is about a block and a half from the Margaretenguertel U-bahn stop, which was very convenient. The neighborhood seemed very safe and was a short U-bahn ride from everywhere I wanted to go. There is a Billa grocery store right across the street, which was very convenient. There is also a dog park across the street, and the hotel apparently is dog-friendly because I watched a woman playing with her dogs in the park, and then she was getting on the elevator with them when I was getting off. The room was very clean, updated and large. Bed was very comfortable with lots of pillows. Bathroom was spacious with a pocket door and a separate vanity area. Room had an espresso machine and a refrigerator (no microwave) and a nice hairdryer (better than the usual hotel kind). Front desk folks were nice. The hotel also offers spa treatments. I got a foot massage which was much-needed and felt great. Highly recommend. Would definitely stay here again.
I have stayed 4 days for business.The rooms are clean. The breakfast was OK. The location is also good that metro is near there. You can find nice restaurant near in max. 10 minutes walk. I also walked in 20 minutes to shopping street which is Mariahilfer Str. There is no sound coming from outside.
My overall experience in this hotel is positive: the staff was polite, friendly and very helpful (all my requests for information or other things were fully and timely addressed), the room was clean and spacious with beautiful decor, and the breakfast exceeded my expectations (the quality of food and its diversity was really impressive).
Although the hotel is not located in the downtown still I find its location very convenient - it is just 3-minutes walk from the metro station where you can take a direct train to the Vienna State Opera which is the heart of the city. The whole trip does not exceed 15-20 minutes. Also, it is very easy to reach the airport - the same train goes directly to the station where you can catch the airport express train which brings you to the airport in 16 minutes.
The room is well equipped with everything, including a coffee/tea machine. However, the used coffee/tea capsules were not replaced which is weird. Also, I used some sweets from the minibar and they were not added to the minibar next day. Finally, it seems that staff make up the rooms only until noon since once I left the room after 1 pm and when I was back my room was not made up even though I indicated that my room required to be cleaned. For me it was not a problem at all but just to inform other travellers for whom it might be an issue.
Stayed here three nights before Christmas and couldn't have asked for a more comfortable, quiet hotel. Also the staff is polite and the breakfast is wonderful. It is not exactly in the thick of Vienna but the subway is only a block away.