We had an enjoyable and relaxing stay at the Stadthalle hotel in late November 2011 and would definitely recommend this for those who are looking for an affordable and mid-range priced hotel that is accessible to and from the city center.
Pros: The Stadthalle has a friendly and helpful staff. The staffer who helped with check-in also provided us with a map of the city and helped us with directions. Check in and check out were efficient with no hassles. The hotel provides a hearty and delicious breakfast buffet with plenty of cold and hot food options (as well as sufficient options for vegetarians). Our room (double room) was very spacious with a comfortable full-sized bed. The room was warm, inviting and cozy with the proper heating needed as Vienna gets very cold in this time of year. The room was always kept clean with daily housekeeping and fresh towels at your request. Everything in the hotel room worked. It had a modern shower and toilet which some guests might find to be on the small side but remember you are not going to spend all your time there in the duration of your stay. The hotel offered free wi-fi/internet access in the rooms which worked well most of the time (ask for a password/access code at reception). I appreciated the hotel management's environmental consciousness reflected in the way the rooms and common areas are designed. The rooms also really had a nice hint of lavender scent.
While this hotel is not located in the city center itself, it is very close and accessible by public transportation (i.e. trams, trains). The U-bahn lines at Schweglerstrasse and Westbanhof stations are within a ten minute walk to and from the hotel. Door-to-door travel from the hotel to the city center at Stephansplatz by U-bahn is about 20-30 minutes. It is a great base for sightseeing.
The hotel is located in what looked like more of a residential and quiet neighborhood in Vienna. We noticed traditional Viennese and ethnic restaurants (i.e. Turkish, Veitnamese, etc.), cafes and bars nearby but we did not get a chance to go to any of them during our visit. There is a grocery store (Billa) located right across the hotel and another one called the Penny Markt within a walking distance.
Cons: I don't really have much negative things to say. The breakfast time is a little on the early side from 6:30 am to I believe 10 am. It would have been great for breakfast to be extended until 11 am for the later risers but it wasn't a problem for us.
I have stayed in many hotels in major cities in Europe in different price ranges and would say that the Statdhalle is on top of my list and would be coming back.
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