I don’t think I’m overly picky when it comes to hotels. Especially not when I’m travelling for business. As long as the hotel is clean and in a convenient location I’m usually quite happy.
During this week’s course in Vienna, Austria I stayed at the Hilton am Stadtpark. Admittedly, the location of the hotel is excellent, in close proximity to the centre of the city and within walking distance of many very good restaurants. The station for the airport train is literally on the other side of the road from the hotel.
But apart from that, I definitely cannot recommend this hotel and certainly will not be returning here any time soon unless I really have to. The rooms are old and dated and look as though they were last renovated in the nineties. The temperature in the building is also a problem. The rooms are severely overheated, the air conditioning doesn’t work and the windows can only be tilted to let in some fresh air.
Other than that, no matter when you go down for breakfast, you always have to queue for at least 15 minutes before you are given a table. What’s more, the breakfast buffet is rather bland, everything tastes prefabricated and rather boring and the cook will even manage to burn a simple thing like an omelette or a fried egg! Of course I’m aware of the fact that tastes are different but all in all, I think it is hardly worth it to pay EUR31 for the breakfast at this hotel.