Review: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

 

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Date of stay: January 2-3, 2023
Address: Handelskai 269, Vienna 1020 AT
Nightly Rate: 125 EUR  
Room: Booked Double Queen Guest Room, Upgraded to Double Queen Executive Waterfront View
Getting to the hotel: From the airport, take the regional train S7 and get off at Praterstern. Then, take the U2 line and get off at Stadion. The hotel is a few minutes walk from there. (190)

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Hotel Exterior & Entrance



Reception & Lobby

Reception

A lovely sleigh in the lobby areaπŸ˜‰

Check-in

We arrived at the hotel around 2pm and was helped by a friendly associate. He informed us of the room upgrade, which was also relayed to me three days prior thru an email.

This was our first time to see the eReg Card (ipad) which replaces the usual paper with all the stay details and which the guests need to sign during check-in. This is definitely a better way and surely environment friendly so kudos to Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront πŸ‘

The welcome letter was sent thru an email the day before our stay, and contained information about the hotel (the hotel was built as a granary in 1912 before being transformed into a hotel in the 1980s, thus offering really large rooms) as well as opening hours of the restaurants and amenities. 

Welcome letter

Welcome letter

Elevators & Hallway

Elevators, 6th floor

Executive rooms are located at floors 6 and 7.

Hallway

Executive Room 646

Entrance

Two queen beds

Bathrobe and slippers

Winter dream tea

Phone, stationery and pen

Holy bible and The Teaching of Buddha book

Seating area

Samsung TV

The only channels in English were BBC, Bloomberg and CNN.

Complimentary bottles of water (one still and one sparkling), coffee and tea making facility.

Coffee sachets and milk were from Julius Meinl πŸ‘


Work desk

Power outlets

Luggage rack and mirror

Mirror

Closet with hangers, laundry bag

Safe, hair dryer

Iron and ironing board

Adjustable thermostat

Bathroom with CrabTree & Evelyn bath amenities

Bathtub

Toilet

Orientation map

View of Danube River

Executive Lounge, 8th Floor (7am to 8pm)

Executive Lounge reception

Business center

Kid´s Corner

Welcome drinks

Toilet

Seating




View of Wiener Riesenrad (Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel) on one side πŸ‘

All Day Refreshments







Happy Hour (6pm to 8pm)

Bread and butter

Filled wine leaves, meatballs, potato salad

The beef soup with oxtail insert was very good πŸ˜‹

Cheese

Olives, pretzel, crackers

Spirits and liquor

Breakfast Buffet - Waterfront Kitchen Restaurant, Level -1 (7am to 10am)

Entrance

Seating

Seating

Outdoor seating during summer.

View

Below are some photos from the buffet:












Below were two local food: sugared pancake and sausages πŸ˜‹

Sugared pancake with raisins (Kaiser Schmarren)

Sausages (Wurstel Trio)


Juice mixer

Juices and tea

With fresh ginger and lemon wedges πŸ‘

Coffee machine

Fitness & Spa Area, 7th Floor (24 Hours)

Fitness center

The spa and jacuzzi is open from 10am to 10pm.

Towels and lockers

Jacuzzi

Sauna Mixed

The outdoor pool is closed during winter.

Business center, ground level

Business center, ground level

Bar Pier 269 at Level -1

Bar seating area

Bar view

Exploring the Area

The Danube River is perfect for taking a river cruise especially during summer.

St. Francis of Assisi Church

CONCLUSION

Even though we have our own apartment in Vienna, we decided to stay in this hotel as the rate was very good and it is close to where we live (a total of 7 stops taking 2 Metro lines). As a diamond member, it was nice to have a room upgrade with fantastic views of the Danube River. The room was spacious with really large beds. Unfortunately, the Samsung TV was not a smart TV and it was a bit warm at night (the adjustable thermostat was locked it seemed and could not be adjusted). The happy hour offering in the Executive Lounge was very good especially the beef soup with oxtail. The breakfast buffet offering I would say was very good. I am sure the outdoor seating during summer would be very popular as well. Overall, we had a wonderful stay at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront and would highly recommend it to everyone especially if you are staying during summer πŸ‘

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