A September 2005 trip
to Innsbruck by USMA1991
Quote: Innsbruck is a touristy town, but worth a visit for its pretty vistas, quaint Alstadt, and a small taste of Alpine Austria. Since it is only a couple of hours' drive away from Munich, I took my family on long weekend getaway there.
The Hilton Innsbruck was a great choice for our stay in Innsbruck and we were not disappointed one bit. We chose to stay at the Hilton because with our family with small children we like to get a known product as opposed to something "adventurous."
This is the tallest building in Innsbruck, so if you are fortunate (like we were), you can get a room with a great view towards the Goldenes Daschl, the Alstadt, and the Alps beyond. The staff was very courteous to us and very understanding (and accommodating) of our requests. And for those inclined, the Innsbruck Casino is attached.The hotel's restaurant, Guggeryllis, is one of the higher rated restaurants in Innsbruck. We did not get a chance to eat a meal other than breakfast there, so I cannot attest to the quality of those meals. However, the breakfast buffet was quite robust (hots and colds) and the wait staff was exceptionally friendly.
If you are considering staying here, I would advise contacting the hotel directly for reservations. I looked at Hilton's website and found a €130 advanced purchase, non-refundable rate; by going to the hotel I was able to get a €130 rate that was refundable, included €50 worth of casino chips, and admission to the Swarovski Kristallwelten for the whole family (worth €8 each).
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 14, 2006
Salurner Strasse 15
Innsbruck, Austria 6010
+43 (512) 59350
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2006
Attraction | "Swarovski Kristallwelten"
Some of the exhibits can be disorienting, especially to younger children--ours and those around us were more frightened by some of the exhibits than fascinated by them. Our family had more fun outside of the display hall (the "giant") in the park-like grounds and playgrounds. I'd recommend this place for people who are more interested in an art display, but I am not sure I'd recommend this for families with small children.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 5, 2006
Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds)
Innsbruck, Austria 6112
43 5224 51080 0
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