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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The hotel stay was overall satisfactory and as expected when assessing the webpage. The location was very good and very close to public transport, the staff very nice, the spa and breakfast amazing. the rooms modern as described.
We were however mildly shocked that we could not open the window and completely relied on the mechanical air supply via ventilation opening to the room. The temperature was not the problem but the volume of fresh air - this was not enough for two adults sleeping we felt. This was uncomfortable and we discussed with reception and the only solution was that we upgraded to a superior room for €20 extra per night and we could open windows to get fresh air in the new room. Not sure why I need to pay extra to have elemental needs satisfied - fresh air! The superior room was not that superior after all with one chair less and no telephone (Nio141).
We loved this hotel. The best we stayed rapt in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary.
Very clean and very comfortable. We felt very safe at this hotel.
The location was excellent. A very short walk to the subway and only 3 stops to central sold Town, at the opera.
This was our 4th visit to Vienna and 2nd to a Steigenberger chain hotel. Room was perfect, clean and spacious. We ordered a baby cot and got a really nice one. Hotel is located very close to metro and bus stations. The underground was under renovation but a backfill bus line was in place. The biggest areas of improvement in the hotel is the Reception area which is very outdated as well as the reception staff who are outdated, unhelpful and very rude, no idea how to respectfully treat guests, zero customer centricity especially the chubby guy. He was extremely rude to us and even when one of his colleagues tried to help us he shouted at him right in front of us!! Second day when we refused to accept his response to our issue which was double charging our credit card and while we were talking to another receptionist about our problem, he was on the phone and he overheard us, again he interrupted what his colleague was saying basically yelling!! And continued his phone call!!!!! 2 stars hotel service at max not what we expected from a Steigenberger staff.