The hotels full name is
Austria Trendhotel SCHLOSS WILHELMINENBERG !!
Schloss Wilhelminenberg is one of the less known, but most beautiful hotels in Viennas suburbs.
It is situated on a western hill of the "Wienerwald", overlooking the whole city. Fresh air, minimal pollution and many possibilities for walking or hiking around the hotel.
Public transport bus --> tram or metro: will take you into the city center in about 40 minutes. By taxi about 15 minutes to the opera or center
Unique Quality: The whole hotel has been refurbished some years ago; one can choose more modern, smaller rooms or one of the more oldfashioned, castle-style rooms. Some studios are tiered in a livingroom downstairs and a sleepingroom upstairs (do NOT take those two-tiered rooms in summer, as it may get very hot upstairs!)
Near to the hotel some very original "Wiener Heurigen" and good restaurants !
Very good value for money !!
Directions: Drive THALIASTRASSE and follow it to the end; turn right at MAROLTINGERGASSE traffic light, and left at the 3d traffic light, the WILHELMINENSTRASSE. Follow it to its end up the hill, where you will see the hotel after another 300 meters to the left
Wonderful surroundings. A beautiful hotel in terms of the building itself. However, the room was rather stuffy. The bathroom was not quite what I would expect from a four star hotel. No air-conditioning is another problem as well. I would recommend a coffee over there just to enjoy the amazing view from the back garden. It has the most amazing view of the whole Vienna.
Thus inspired, I, too, put on my hiking shoes (actually my only shoes but, hey, they worked) and headed through the pathways indicated by gaps in the trees. What a place. Great food, good rooms, fantastic park outside the door.
Unique Quality: I should explain here that there is a difference in prices quoted. The reason for that is that I got in at a special rate. When I returned to Wien three weeks later the price had escalated to 115 euros per person. I then tried to get into a cheaper backpackers on the same grounds (the old servants quarters I believe) which are around 40 euros a night but I was disappointed as they were booked out.
History part III -
1887 - The duke died and Wilhelmine offered the property to her relatives and only retained the lands. Her charity won her the title of "Angel or Wilhelminenberg". When she died in 1895 Erzhezog Rainer von Habsburg-Lothringen took over. Between 1903 and 1908 he built a new palais in the neo-empiricist style.
1918 - Used as a sick bay for war victims.
June 27th 1918 to 1934 - Owned by the City Council who used it as a children's home.
1934 to 1938 - Home to the Vienna Boys Choir.
1945 - Partly in ruins, the building remains empty until 1988 when, completely overhauled, the new Gastehaus Schloss Wilhelminenberg opens.
2000 - Austria Trend Hotels take over and start further renovations to increase the quality standard to 4 stars in spring 2003.
I quote here from my Emails:-
THE HOTEL - Ever wondered what it’s like to stay in a genuine chateau style castle in an historical city, albeit converted for modern use, resplendent on a hilltop overlooking sumptuous acres of park/garden/vineyard/forest? Ever wondered what it’s like to overlook the view as the tissue soft white velvet flakes of a late season snowfall caress the boughs and feather their way to earth? Ever wondered what it’s like to take breakfast in a chandeliered cavernous room with rococo-style walls, polished floors, finest linen and cutlery and a glorious array of fine foods? Talk to me, I’ll tell you all about it. Been there, done that!
Unique Quality: Trolling the internet I had lobbed onto this gorgeous bit of architecture situated on the hills outside Ottakring. Full well knowing it would be expensive I nonetheless enquired the price.
Schlossherberge am Wilhelminenberg
Bed and breakfast 220 ATS
Unique Quality: It is FAR AWAY from everything, if you do not speak German
you may be better off with taking a taxi (expensive!)
BUT the view from the 'Wilhelminenberg' is a nice one (if the
weather is ok).
the Steinhofgruende near Schloss Wilhelminenberg
schloss wilhelminenberg, close to Jubilaeumswarte
Self and wife have 10 days in Austria Slovenia with car in early July. would prefer to to just get accommodation as we go, but not sure if that time of year we would have to book early.Any thoughts?\
as early July will be immediately after the EURO soccer-championships, you should at least try to book accomodation in Vienna and Salzburg in advance, if you intend to stay there for a while.
In Austrias countryside it might be easier.
Have a look at http://tinyurl.com/6yz3qa
If you want a nice medium-priced hotel 20 minutes from Viennas center in the Vienna-woods, have a look at my "Schloss Wilhelminenberg" page, at
Good Luck !
We drove around Austria and it was easy to find accommodation on the day. Just go to the tourist info place and they will always advise you and often ring the accommodation. Alternatively just look for anywhere that has Zimmer (rooms) advertised.
It is a great tourist area and there are literally thousands of guest beds.
normally in July is one of the lowest months in Vienna, because Opera, Theatres, White Horses etc. everybody is on vacation and also hotelprices are lower than in May-june.
This might be different this year, so shortly after the Euro 08...
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