July 18, 2005
Rudolfsplatz is probably the quietest square in the area, but only a stone's throw from lively areas and good, reasonable restaurants, as well as the city centre, a 10-minute walk away. It is highly convenient for the Metro and trams going around the Ring in either direction and certainly ideal for reaching all parts of Vienna in the shortest time possible. Its location is extremely convenient when travelling to and from the airport.
The rooms, minimalist in design, are warmed by soft yellow walls and honey-coloured wood wainscoting. The beds were delicious, soft and welcoming, with lovely down comforters to snuggle into. Our room had two comfortable chairs, a desk and luggage rack, and plenty of closet space, and there were good reading lights.
There's a quiet lounge on the first floor furnished with rich leather chairs and a sofa. There is free Internet access and tea service 24 hours a day. The tea was excellent. Fax machines are also available for the business traveler.
Each guest is provided with a "gift box" of toiletries upon arrival. The staff is courteous, fluent in English, and promptly attended to our requests.
A bountiful breakfast, which is included in the room rate, is served buffet style, with waiters for to take drink orders and special requests, such as cappuccino. Breakfast includes unlimited champagne, several juice and cereal selections, bacon, prosciutto, sausage, eggs, fresh fruits, cheeses, and pastries. The food is replenished before it runs out.
The hotel has character and was spotlessly clean and well serviced. Overall, the hotel accommodations and breakfast represented a good value for the money, and this was a pleasant place to stay altogether. If this hotel is indicative of the K + K chain of hotels in Europe, it will always be my first choice.
From journal Waltzing through Vienna