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 itself is very pleasant with a nice aroma on entering and complimentary water available. Check in experience was ok but nothing special, and the information provided for travelling into the centre wasn’t correct. (Subway stations around the hotel currently closed). Rooms were spacious and very clean with many amenities provided and a large shower area was good! We didn’t have breakfast as felt the additional charge was fairly steep however the price of the overall stay was worth it. I’d advise staying on the outskirts of Vienna in somewhere like this as hotels in the c enter are very expensive, and the travel options to get into centre are excellent and easy.
This hotel was absolutely amazing. Great staff, very very friendly. Great service. Free bottle of water in the room was given as well. They had a coffee machine in the room as well which was very good. A lot of other small things given in the room too so it was great. we were given a small sewing kit and also a pack of cotton buds and pads. Shower caps were also given. The attention detail made the hotel a great experience. The room is spotless. Very clean and room service cleaned it every day so it was very nice to come back to a clean and tidy room. The bathroom was very good as well. The bed was one of the comfiest beds I’ve slept in and I had a good nights sleep all four nights. There’s also a very nice gym with a nice terrace seating area available. There’s also a spa and massage there. Would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone. For families, business, solo and friends. The location was great too as it was easy to catch a bus or tram. It was also very safe. There was a billa supermarket directly opposite the hotel which was very useful. There’s also a bike rack opposite the hotel that you can rent a bike from using the donkey republic app so that was also very useful to have.
This is the second time I've stayed here and once again it was excellent. Once the car was parked in the garage there was a friendly welcome from the front desk and check-in was done quickly and efficiently. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and the wifi is very fast. The hotel has a great location but be warned that the U4 metro outside is closed until the 1st September; take a 6 or 18 tram up to Westbahnhof and Vienna is your oyster.