Excellent location, rooms & staff at Radisson SAS Palais
We spent 5 nights at the end of October and were delighted with our choice of hotel. The Radisson SAS Palais is conveniently located on Stadtpark, a short walk from Old Town sights, the City Air Terminal/Train and near shops/restaurants. Service was excellent, with all staff being attentive and very welcoming, as well as speaking excellent English.
We were pleasantly surprised to find delicious Viennese pastries awaiting us in our well-furnished room on the 4th floor. While the hotel is actually two palaces, they have blended the best of the traditional (high ceilings, exquisite lobby & reception areas) along with modern, fully functional bathrooms with complimentary bathrobes. Little touches like champagne as well as wine glasses in the mini-bar were consistent with the overall elegance of the hotel.
This was our first visit to Vienna for a conference taking place in the very non-descript Vienna Hilton, but we will certainly be back and would definitely return to the Radisson SAS Palais.
The Palace of Comfort
I love the Radisson SAS Palais Hotel. Since 2000 I have stayed at the Radisson a few times. And always, at very reasonable price, I got enjoyable experience of comfort and excellent service.
The hotel’s absolute advantage is its location at the Parkring in front of the beautiful Stadtpark. All the Vienna’s main places of interest – the galleries, museums, palaces, theatres, cathedrals, et al. - are of a walking distance from the hotel and at your disposal: the Belvedere, Hofburg, Opera, Museum of Art & History, St. Stephan Cathedral.
This year I stayed at the renovated Radisson SAS Palais in the beginning of May. As usual, everything was OK. The checking in took some minutes. All the guests get the plastic key-cards inserted into the special booklets describing the hotel’s facilities and including the city map with underground plan and full information on Vienna’s sightseeing tours and shopping. The friendly and helpful reception staff did their best to meet all my needs. Just a remark: when I asked to book a table at the hotel’s restaurant for the late dinner after the Opera’s night performance, they arranged that in a few moments assuring that the kitchen would wait for me till 11 p.m. When I came to the empty restaurant at 10:45 p.m., I was the only client they were waiting for with a fully served table and lighting candles on it.
The room facing the city park was quite small but very clean, stylish and comfy. It had a bathroom with a tug and shower, hair drier, vanity mirror, trouser press, mini-bar, TV-set, air conditioning, safe-box. The room was very well designed - all the fabrics used for the wall hangings, floor carpet, bedspread, window curtain were of common style and color tones.
The Super Buffet Breakfast is offered at the “Palais Café” located on the ground floor in the covered courtyard near the lobby. The variety of food and drinks for breakfast just strikes. The freshest meat and dairy products are nicely served on the ice. The choice of fresh juices seems endless. Home made cakes; tarts, croissants and other bakery are superb.
But the real gourmet pearl of the Radisson SAS Palais is its “Le Siecle” restaurant located on the second floor. Its fish dishes are simply exquisite. The excellent food along with extremely professional service creates the unforgettable stylish atmosphere making you to come back again and again.
No doubt, my next visit to Vienna I’ll stay at the Radisson SAS Palais Hotel.
A Great Find in Vienna
I stayed with a group of 12 Americans (6 couples) at the SAS Radisson Palis Hotel in Vienna in March 2006.
This is a superior hotel and extremely well priced.
The rooms are generous sized, clean and baths spotless. The hotel food is outstanding. The location is tops in Vienna, as it is within easy reach of many touring spots. We walked many places or took the tram. (2Euro) The staff at the hotel went out of their way to accomodate our group and help us plan tours. This is truly a find in Europe as it is an extremely fine hotel at an extremely reasonable rate.
great location helpfull staff
After reading a bad review about this hotel on this website l was expecting the worst.
However l have nothing but praise for the hotel and staff.
Our room was spotlessly clean, the furniture carpets etc like new. We only had breakfast at the Radisson so l can't comment on the dining room for evening meals but the breakfast was superb. The staff from the doorman to the waiting and reception team were really helpfull in thier approach and nothing was too much trouble.
One of Vienna's best
My fiance and I recently stayed at the hotel over the last Bank Holiday weekend. Service was exemplary, all staff were very very helpful, facilities were very good, nothing was too much trouble, rooms were very tidy, clean and functional. If I had to pick one fault it would be that that we had to go down one floor to find a working Ice-making machine, but that was about it.
Location is very good, getting to and from the airport was never a problem and this hotel is a credit to the Radisson brand. I have found so far that certainly in Europe the Radisson brand is quite strong and you know what you are going to get for your money. I have yet to be disappointed.
Certainly if I am in Vienna again, this hotel will be top of the list. And no, I dont work for Radisson either!