Hotel Stefanie is "handy to the city's main action spots, but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet", says Lonely Planet. It's a good option for a more relaxed city break and is just 10 minutes' walk from the city centre across the River Danube.
Run by the Schick family since 1870, it's a charming place with plenty of history and cheery staff. It's fairly quiet here in the evenings, but there is a pleasant bar that is popular with a more mature crowd. It is perfect for a Viennese coffee and a slice of homemade apple strudel or a post-dinner nightcap.
Very traditional Austrian cuisine is on offer in the restaurant, served in the grand former-ballroom or in the pretty courtyard (during summer months). Wiener schnitzel with potato salad, tafelspitz (beef stew) and krautfleckerl (cabbage and noodles) top the menu, with violet ice cream (Empress Elisabeth's favourite) for dessert.
The morning breakfast spread is just as decadent and includes organic cereals, freshly squeezed orange juice, local cheeses, smoked salmon and even sparkling wine. There isn't a fitness room on site, but guests can purchase discounted day passes to the gym next door from reception.
Spread across five storeys, the bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, modern tiled bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. This is an old building so some can be on the smaller side, but all are "beautifully maintained", says Frommer's, with cosy carpets and traditional furniture. Most face the quiet internal courtyard.
From the press:
"Handy to the city's main action spots, but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet" -- Lonely Planet
"Over the past 20 years, all the bedrooms have had major renovations and today are well furnished in sleek Viennese styling" -- Frommer's
"Stefanie is a hotel with plenty of history and character, but also enough modern amenities to satisfy most guests with picky demands" -- Lonely Planet
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Internet access
Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children stay free of charge up to age 6 when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge and in the Superior Rooms only. Extra bed available on request. Charges will apply and will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
A city tax of 3.2% per room per stay is included in the total price.
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The hotel is 20 minutes from Vienna International Airport by taxi. Alternatively, catch the City Airport Train, which runs from 5:30am-11pm, to Wien Mitte in the city centre (the journey takes 15 minutes). Then take the U-Bahnone stop to Schwedenplatz, which is a 5-minute walk across the river from the hotel. For guests arriving by car, there's private parking on site (charge applies).
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