We have spent 6 nights in Pension Anzengruber and had a most satisfying experience.
In short -
this is a nice family run guest house in Vienna. The location is almost rural, quiet and relaxing. The quality of sleep is unprecedented. The breakfast is nice and tasty. The hosts are most hospitable and helpful, providing free map and directions, along with recommendations around the neighbourhood and the city. They were always available, unlike other reviewer's experience, and always ready to help. The connections to the city are simple and comfortable, although it can take about 30 minutes to get to Karlplatz U-4 station. The buses to the Huetteldorf station come 4-5 times an hour, no complaint on that.
We will definitely be coming back to this hospitable and comfortable place.
The location and finding the way
The pension is located in a quiet neighbourhood, with pastoral views on the Vienna forests and the location leaves an impression of a prosperous village. Church bells can be heard sometimes at a distance. Occasional car passing the street does not ruin the most prominent experience - the silence. In our correspondence we were provided by a detailed and concise directions on the arrival to the place. We were also recommended to take one of the airport taxis for a fixed price, to which advice we gladly followed as this was our first visit to Vienna. The arrival by public transportation is however equally simple - you get a U-4 metro from any of the stops where arrive trains or buses from the airport, to the direction of Huetteldorf, get off at Huetteldorf, and thence by buses 149, 153 or 249, to Josef Ressel Strasse stop (ask the driver when coming for the first time). The pension is around the corner right, some 100 meters from the bus stop. Total arrival time - about 30-35 minutes.
The room that we had (#2) is located upstairs, with other guest rooms. It is a comfortable room with wooden furniture that seems to have come from the 19th century. But don't be fooled - its modern and comfortable. The windows can be open, closed or reclined, which affords good ventilation. The controlled heating are installed in the room and in the bathroom. The curtains allow great night sleep, although you wouldn't need them - the neighbourghood is not excessively lighted from the backyard. The bathroom is comfortable and clean. Some may find it not really big, but we had no problems showering in it.
There is a sign, written in 4 languages, asking politely not to shower between 10 pm and 7 am. We have had an unpleasant wakening when our neighbours started showering at 11:30 pm, but it was short, as probably the restriction on showering is enforced. The sound of running water is really penetrating at night hours, so they do well to restrict it.
The doors of the toilet room are even lined with special material to avoid bumping the door to disturb other guests. The carpets on the floor serve the same purpose, and quite successfully - we hardly heard anyone during the whole stay.
The breakfast is ample and tasty, served in a kitchen on the same floor with the room. It included a variety of cold meat and cheeses, breads, butter, honey and jam, accompanied by orange juice and delicious Vienna coffee or tea, at our choice. The breakfast was served at our chosen time, as they seem to do for everybody, which added more patriarchal atmosphere to our experience. The breakfast was good and lasted us well into late dinner in the city center. And by the way, use of the kitchen is allowed to the guests during the whole day, so the refrigerator, kettle and even electric furnaces are available, although we never used them.
We have had a great pleasure to be treated by Mr Knoell himself, who was kind, hospitable and generous, which makes other reviewer's assertion seem quite baseless. He was there for us for every our need, be it an explanation or any more material need.
A very nice guest house.
Will be definitely coming back again.
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