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
Clean, smart hotel with a great breakfast offering and comfortable welcoming bar. The rooms are spacious and clean and the staff friendly and helpful. Easy walk to metro station which gives access to Vienna's clean efficient public transportation system.
I organized a seminar in this nice hotel and everything was just perfect: the kindness and the professionalism of the employees, the hotel size, the quality of the breakfast and lunches. Just an improvement suggestion: since you adopted a sustainable attitude it would be good to propose to your guests not to change the towels everyday as well as the cleaning of their room :).
Very nice staying. seminar room was big enough and service very good. Kind employees and ready to help. I was ill and the waiter knew alredy that I want a camonille tee, without asking him. I particularly liked Agnes from the reception.
Poor service and rude staff (“you can’t take an apple to-go with you, don’t fill our water there, etc.). Hotel and rooms were nice as well as location. Breakfast buffet option was alright in terms of options but not impressive. Gym facility was small but very clean.
The location is quiet convenient (walk to city center is pleasant) and the building and decoration are very nice. On the other hand they don’t seem to have any manager working there. We had an issue with the heater in our room (2 nights in the blizzard) and no one took into account our claim. We also didn’t get our whipped cream coffee at the hotel bar because our waiter was too lazy to whip the cream. In a nutshell, very inexperienced staff which is not acceptable for a 4 stars hotel.