This relaxed, three-star hotel in an early 20th-century Art Nouveau building is a mile south of the city centre yet a mere four-minute walk from the nearest metro station. Along with its agreeable setting, the SHS Hotel Papageno boasts free Wi-Fi and chic, quirky interiors.
Guest rooms are available in both traditional and contemporary variations, all of which feature parquet flooring and seating areas. Work desks, mini-fridges and TVs with cable channels come as standard too. Spacious suites with separate lounges are also available.
Amenities include a public-use computer, rental bikes and a 24-hour reception.
A continental breakfast is served daily in a subdued dining room every morning, plus there’s a complimentary cake buffet with free tea and coffee every afternoon. Drinks are available for purchase at reception.
The SHS Hotel Papageno is a seven-minute walk from both the bustling Naschmarkt and the Baroque grandeur of Karlskirche cathedral.
A significant number of guests really liked the fact that this hotel is set in a relatively relaxed part of Vienna yet is still readily accessible to the hustle and bustle of the city centre via the nearby train, metro and tram options. Visitors also appreciated being close to a number of major touristic and artistic destinations and having plenty of restaurants and bars in the vicinity.
Free tea, coffee and cake is a very nice touch
It is fair to say a great many travellers have been delighted to discover this hotel provides a free cake buffet (and gratis tea/coffee) every single afternoon. Guests reported with some glee that, more often than not, the cakes are still available late at night.
Staff members are cordial and considerate
Very few visitors had a bad word to say about the industrious personnel who work at this hotel. Indeed, most of the guests who've stayed here have said they found staff members helpful and friendly, and very accomplished at speaking English.
Some rooms are afflicted by street noise
It has been noted by numerous guests that front-facing accommodations are often blighted by noise generated by traffic and people on the street below. Most disgruntled visitors agreed that booking a room at the rear of the property is the wisest policy.
Accommodations can get pretty hot and sticky
Travellers have observed that the lack of any kind of effective in-room air-conditioning ensures the guest rooms here can get frustratingly warm and muggy during the warmer months of the year.
Wi-Fi isn't the best
If you're someone who needs to be online a lot while travelling then take heed: many irritated guests have found the wireless Internet here somewhat temperamental.
Computer with internet
WiFi in public areas
Free WiFi in public areas
Free WiFi (rooms)
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 23-25 , 1040 , Vienna , Austria Telephone: +43(1)5046744 | Fax: +43(1)504674422 | Official Homepage