My detailed 2019 review of the Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere is still very much relevant, but I wanted to offer a short update on how the hotel is maturing and what you can expect during your next visit, particularly if you are assigned an Andaz Suite.
Suite Review: Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere
I spent one night here in transit on my way from Vienna to the USA. Nightly rates were only about 125EUR, which is a good price for Vienna. We took the RJX train from the airport to the city, which was easy. Exit at Vienna Central T (Wien Hauptbahnhof) and it’s a short walk to the hotel.
I’ve lamented before that the location of this hotel is not at all prime like the Park Hyatt, but if you’re okay with that, this hotel represents a very good value for a full service hotel.
While rooms have espresso machines, it’s nice to have 24/7 access to free espresso and water in the lobby.
I was assigned room 1422, one floor above the suite I stayed in during my prior visit (with the suite upgrade coming from my World of Hyatt Globalist status). While not a huge suite, it is well-appointed and comfortable, with a sitting area and desk in the living room, a plush bed in the bedroom (and really no room for anything else), and a bathroom with tub and separate shower.
A guest toilet and walk-in closet are located just inside the room.
Interestingly, probably due to the pandemic, bathroom toiletries (from Culti) were in individual containers rather than communal bottles like my prior visit.
The coat hangers in the bathroom bear the image of Sigmund Freud.
My view from the room was of train tracks:
Thermostat and lights are easily controlled on the wall.
The mini-bar was empty, though coffee and tea was provisioned. A welcome note with some sweets was sitting on the desk.
I had a cocktail with my friend up in Aurora, the rooftop bar. The bar was hopping and we had to sit inside because all terrace seats were occupied…and this was only happy hour at around 5:00PM!
Let me jump right to breakfast in Eugen21. The truffle scrambled eggs were some of the best eggs I have ever enjoyed. The whole buffet spread was of tremendous quality and I enjoyed some salad and cheese between helpings of eggs. I found the coffee and orange juice (fresh-squeezed) also excellent. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
Finally, I did make time to use the hotel’s wellness facilities (sauna, steam room) which are very nice.
As for fitness, there is a 24/7 gym. For this visit, I chose to walk outdoors into the city and back for my exercise.
I still prefer the Park Hyatt over the Andaz, but the much more reasonable pricing here and superb accommodations make this a very compelling choice. I look forward to returning.
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