Imperial Riding School Vienna, A Renaissance Hotel

, Vienna, Austria
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Imperial Riding School Vienna, A Renaissance Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 369

60 Ungargasse - Vienna - 1030 - Austria Hotel Website | | +43 1 71175 0
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All round good hotel

from absinthe
The hotel is quite conveniently located (right next to the Rennweg S-Bahn station) and the staff are friendly and attentive. The O tram stops practically right outside the hotel and you can be in the city centre within minutes. The main road outside the hotel has currently got some roadworks on it (Sept 2006) so it may be worth asking for a room at the back.

Good location and quiet

from dc_chuck
This place was reasonably price and only 3 or 4 train stops away from the center of town. Rooms are big for European style and beds are good. You are not on the U line, but if you buy the one day 5 euro pass, you will be fine. The hotel is off the rennweg station (about 200 yards away). Enjoy the place.

Excellent choice. Very classy

from Len821
My wife and I stayed here for two nights at the end of a ten day trip through Switzerland, Germany and Salzburg. We stayed at Renaissance hotels in Zurich, Salzburg and Munich. They were all very nice but the Penta in Vienna was the best by far. Great location. About a 25 minute walk to the Ringstarsse. Several good restaurants within walking distance. Try the Salm Brau on Rennweg Strasse. The bellboy suggsted it and what a great meal. Like other reviewers, I'm surprised the ratings aren't higher.

Loved It!!!!! Excellent Location

from yadidim
First of all let me tell you that Vienna is AMAZING!!!! It’s absolutely a MUST!!! For everyone visiting Europe. Now, lets move to the hotel review...I was booking my Vienna trip from Canada 3 days before departure (last minute plans) and had hard time finding an affordable hotel for 3 people. I do like Renaissance hotels and PENTA proved once again that Renaissance is the place to stay in Europe. I was lucky to book the hotel trough Priceline's name your own price--> I paid something like $110 per night USD-->which was very good price for a 4 star hotel in Vienna in the middle of August. When we arrived in the hotel we were very surprised because the reception area is an old monastery and the building is just fabulous. The rooms were standard but very large for a European hotel. We could fit 3 beds in the room and still have lots of room to move. The beds were comfy enough for me, but it is a personal choice. They are very soft and some people don’t like it. The one negative experience I had was that the roll away bad was literally for a child; therefore if you are 3 adults, try to share a bed ;)
The hotel has a very small business room right next to the reception area and although I was told that internet access is 3 Euro/Hour--> no one seemed to care that I was visiting the internet very often and eventually I was not charged at all.
The best feature of course is the location...We were able to walk to the heart of Vienna in just 15 minutes...and believe me that in Vienna that is the only way you want to commute --> By feet:)

t Want To Leave

from DesMoines
I am absolutely amazed that this hotel not rated much higher than it is. We had a fabulous stay at the Penta and did not want to go home. We stayed on Rewards Points and did manage to get a Business Suite on the Club Level. Do this if you can do so. The staff was wonderful and helpful, the beds were (counter to some earlier reviews) among the most comfortable we have ever slept in, and the food was great. The Penta is very quiet and is actually in a very strategic location being next to a regional train station and almost at the junction of two busy tram lines. You can be at most major tourist attractions in Vienna in 15 minutes or less from the Penta.

This was one of the best hotel stays we have ever had anywhere in the world.

s worth a stay

from chris036
Located quite a way from the main action of Vienna, the Penta partly occupies a converted Horse Stable. The reception is smart and spacious, staff courteous and service good.

Rooms are average in size, simple in decor and facilities but clean and tidy. Breakfast is quite different as it is served in one of the converted stables. Reasonable spread and tasty.

The City is beautiful, with more green park areas than most Cities in Europe, lots of fabulous buildings and an excellent transport system. Worth a trip is Schloss Schonbrunn Palace, with it's excellent gardens and walks and well preserved house.

Good value Renaissance standard Hotel.

Pretty good except for the service and the beds

from LdyMercy
My husband and I just got back from a stay in Vienna..the tour group we were with booked our stay at the Renaissance Penta. We were excited to stay in a 4 star hotel for once rather than the shoddy B & B's we usually do...First the things we liked...the hotel is close to the city center. It is in walking distance of most of the major sites. There is a subway station at the end of the street the hotel sits on as well as a cable car stop right across the street if you don't want to walk that far. The neighborhood has easy access to many resturants and other services..there is even a grocery store right down the street. Also there in internet access availible in the business center and that was very nice as well. The staff at the desk was friendly and prompt with any requests...

However..2 major problems. #1 and the least of the problems were the beds..the queen we had might have well been a concrete brick for all we was hard and horrible to sleep on..not to mention the flat pillows they give you on the bed. The down comforters were nice..but two single comforters on a queen bed was very odd.

Lastly and most importantly the service in the resturant was HORRIBLE. We went only one time for breakfast and it was the last. We sat at a table for 20 minutes with no silver ware and no acknowledgement from the staff..finally one of them came over and threw some napkins down on the table with a roll of her eyes and a mumble in German that I am sure was not very nice...Eventually I had to go find my own silverware so we wouldn't have to continue to eat with our hands. 15 minutes after this..someone, I think the bartender from the front of the hotel, came and dropped a pot of tea on our table..we asked for 2 diet cokes and he rolled his eyes and disappeared never to been seen again. We ate as quickly as posslbe and never went back. The resturants around the hotel in the neighborhood were much kinder. If you are going to stay here avoid that place like the plague.

I am not sure I would stay there again. The amenities they provide I can find in a more local type pension. I don't see the point in paying more money to be treated poorly. Oh well...

Good Stay at the Renaissance

from albiSunnyvale_CA
We spend 3 days and 2 nights in Vienna and stayed at the Renaissance Penta Hotel. The hotel location is fairly near the centre of the city. During our check in the receptionist provided us with a map and briefly describe routes to the centre of the city. Across from the hotel there is a tram that takes you to the centre or a 15 minutes walk will also take you to the centre.

Let’s start off with the things we liked about the hotel. Overall the room was very clean, it came with a mini bar, basic necessities, and the furnishings are average. Near the check-in counter is the business centre that includes 2 computer terminals, printers, and a conference room table. The terminal usage is free and open to all hotel guests. Again the location is pretty good, close to the centre of the city, Vienna Sudbahnhof train station, Belvedere Palace, and other tourist spots.

There is one thing we didn’t like about the hotel. The food services in the hotel are pretty expensive. For example a can of Pepsi cost 3 euro in the room mini frig and the breakfast buffet cost 20 euro (not much variety of food). Watch out for the in room mini frig, it’s computer sensor and we got charged extra for a Pepsi.

Originally we’re planning to stay at a pension near the centre. We then decided to stay at the Renaissance because the price was fairly decent (109 euro/night) and we wanted the comfort of a big hotel since we had multiple family members with us. We all enjoyed our stay at the Renaissance.

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from Grampa2191
The Renaissance Penta is right in keeping with the Marriott tradition. What it may lack in warm ambience, it makes up for in quality. We found the clientele to be primarily business people rather than tourists. However, we were able to book tours at their Concierge Desk and the hotel was a pick up point , which was quite convenient. The location is quiet, and only a few rail stops from the inner city in one direction and the main train station in the other. We purchased an unlimited use 72 hour railpass for our 3 day stay,although noone ever asked to look at it. The hotel also provides complimentary Internet access.

Beautiful Hotel in a Beautiful City

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed 4 nights at the Renaissance Penta Vienna Hotel. It is a short trolley ride from the city center. It is a very beautiful hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a laundramat about 4 blocks down the street! We had a wonderful stay there

Top Local Tips for Vienna

What I would recommend The Tiergarten (zoo) is well worth a visit - especially with the new baby panda, and of course no visit is complete without a ride on the Reisenrad. I would also recommend purchasing a "Vienna Card" for unlimited public transport and discounts on attractions.

Gourmet Dining Experience at RieGi If you are prepared to spend 100 Euros per person, you may have a fantastic dining & drinking experience at this cutting-edge restaurant. You may enjoy an eight-course-gourmet menu with wine pairings, served by a most helpful sommelier. Cuisine is light and contemporary, with mediterranean influences. The RieGi has recently received a Michelin-star and is THE rising star among the (few) Vienna gourmet restaurants.

Vienna Card The Vienna Card is really useful to go around freely without having to worry about buying your ticket everytime and getting the exact change. It allows unlimited rides on the public transportation for 72h and costs €18,50 within the city. To get from the airport to the city you will need to top an additional €1,50. It also gives a lot of discounts in the main historical attractions (around 1 to 2 euros everytime). However, if you are thinking of making huge saving then think twice especially that we had to take the cab on our way back as we had to catch an early flight.


Other names for Imperial Riding School Vienna, A Renaissance Hotel

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  • Address: 60 Ungargasse - Vienna - 1030 - Austria
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