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Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

4 stars
Ungargasse 60, imperialrenaissance@renaissancehotels.com, Vienna, 1030
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
27 reviews
The new İmperial Lounge Part is excellent

very nice and comfortable room with very resonable package price, including internet, 24 hours food... See full review

  • Tanselino
  • Sep 28, 2011
What a find!!

The moment we walked in the door, we loved this hotel. The rooms were perfect and the staff even... See full review

  • KathrynL
  • Sep 17, 2011
Historic Viennese hotel with imperial past and modern perks
The Imperial Riding School Vienna, A Renaissance Hotel is a historic, neo-classic Vienna hotel with a large garden area. Guests here are steps from Belvedere Palace in the city center of Vienna. The boutique-style Imperial Club section of the hotel has elegant club rooms and maisonette suites with complimentary perks aplenty. Several dining and drinking venues, a health club with an indoor swimming pool and 13 meeting rooms round out the extensive offerings of this upscale hotel.
Highlights
  • Historical tidbit: the hotel was a former horse riding school in 1850
  • Several dining venues on the premises
  • Indoor swimming pool with garden area
  • Wireless Internet access available (fees may apply)
  • Situated in Vienna's diplomatic area, close to the city centre
Rooms
The Imperial Riding School Vienna, A Renaissance Hotel offers 369 rooms and suites. All units come complete with flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, safes and high-speed Internet access (fees apply in some rooms). The new beds showcase custom duvets, piles of pillows and high-quality linens. The boutique-style Imperial Club section of this hotel offers rooms and suites with complimentary Internet access, breakfast and access to the exclusive Club Lounge, which serves snacks and drinks all day. 24-hour room service is available.
Features
Hotel guests enjoy a health club that features a well-equipped fitness center and an indoor pool with a large garden area. The sauna, steam room and solarium are also on site (fees apply). The lobby bar is a great spot to enjoy complimentary morning coffee and snacks throughout the day.
Dining
The Imperial Riding School Vienna, A Renaissance Hotel offers charming spots for dining and cocktails. Borromaeus serves breakfast and dinner in a winter garden and on a summer terrace. From May and September, this eatery hosts a popular city barbecue from Wednesday to Saturday. Arsenal Beer and Wine Pub offers classic Austrian cuisine and seasonal specialties for lunch and dinner. The City Garden Lounge is a trendy outdoor spot (open seasonally) that serves drinks and snacks.
Transportation
  • Vienna International Airport (9.6 mi/15.5 km)
  • Closest U-Bahn station: Rochusgasse
Attractions
  • Belvedere Palace (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Imperial Palace (Hofburg) (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Prater (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Schonbrunn Palace (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
Policies and fees

NOTICE: Enjoy renovated rooms as of September 2013! From 25th May to 7th September, discreet floor by floor renovation will be done to keep the disturbance to a minimum.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Picnic area/tables
Steam bath
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Laundry/Valet services
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control

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Hotel Map

48.1971 16.3869
Area served
Vienna (Stephansplatz)
Nearby airports
Vienna International Airport, (VIE), 18.00, KM, NW;
Area description
City Center, Location Type: City

Nearby points of interest

  • Arenberg Park: 0.2 mi
  • Belvedere Castle: 0.5 mi
  • Wiener Konzerthaus: 0.5 mi
  • Kursalon: 0.6 mi
  • Stadtpark: 0.6 mi
  • Funeral Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Wiener Musikverein: 0.7 mi
  • Hundertwasserhaus: 0.8 mi
  • Haus der Musik: 0.8 mi
  • Military History Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.9 mi
  • Mozarthaus Vienna: 0.9 mi
  • Vienna State Opera: 0.9 mi
  • Kapuzinergruft: 1 mi
  • Secession: 1 mi
  • Arenberg Park: 0.2 mi
  • Belvedere Castle: 0.5 mi
  • Wiener Konzerthaus: 0.5 mi
  • Kursalon: 0.6 mi
  • Stadtpark: 0.6 mi
  • Funeral Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Wiener Musikverein: 0.7 mi
  • Hundertwasserhaus: 0.8 mi
  • Haus der Musik: 0.8 mi
  • Military History Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Railway Service: 0.9 mi
  • Mozarthaus Vienna: 0.9 mi
  • Vienna State Opera: 0.9 mi
  • Kapuzinergruft: 1 mi
  • Secession: 1 mi
  • Stephansplatz: 1 mi
  • Stephansdom: 1 mi
  • Erzbischofliche Palais: 1.1 mi
  • Theater an der Wien: 1.1 mi
  • Josefsplatz: 1.1 mi
  • Burggarten: 1.1 mi
  • Nationalbibliothek: 1.1 mi
  • Ankeruhr: 1.1 mi
  • Spanish Riding School: 1.2 mi
  • Hofburg Imperial Palace: 1.2 mi
  • Schatzkammer: 1.2 mi
  • Sisi Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Ringstrasse: 1.2 mi
  • Clock Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Majolikahaus: 1.3 mi
  • Heldenplatz: 1.3 mi
  • Judenplatz: 1.3 mi
  • Maria Theresien Platz: 1.3 mi
  • Leopold Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Riesenrad: 1.4 mi
  • MUMOK: 1.4 mi
  • Liechtenstein Palace: 1.4 mi
  • Vienna Park and Ferris Wheel: 1.5 mi
  • Burgtheater: 1.5 mi
  • Margareten: 1.6 mi
  • Town Hall: 1.7 mi
  • Favoriten: 1.7 mi
  • Ernst Happel Stadium: 1.7 mi

Dining

Borromaeus
Enjoy our full American breakfast buffet in the historical ambience of Borromaeus. Healthy, fresh smoothies; savory egg dishes; and other items make for a perfect breakfast in Vienna and are waiting for you daily from 6:30 to 11 a.m.
Arsenal
Viennese Gemütlichkeit. Down-to-earth, genuine and just plain good - our Arsenal meets all the criteria of a real Viennese Heurigen and serves traditional and regional food and wine. Eat and drink like the locals do. Enjoy Viennese culture and cuisine.
Lobby Bar
Have a seat in our spacious historical lobby and relax with friends, family or colleagues while you enjoy creative cocktails, delicious snacks or dining in Vienna. With daily hours from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., we are ideal for unwinding or jumpstarting the day.
City Garden
Discover our City Garden with cozy lounge and popular City Barbecue. During the BBQ season from May until September enjoy delicious Vienna BBQ specialties from our chef, be your own grill master or relax in our great Lounge (Mon-Sat 5:00pm-10pm).

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (27)

Ratings and reviews for Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
27 out of 27
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.7

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Eliskandy
South carolina
Feb 27, 2014

Disappointed

Hotel is at great location ! But there front desk stuff is very rude ! Had reservation for 2 rooms under same last name , one was there other wasn't . So I got a someone else room but had to pay again . No Internet offered with reservation . You have to pay for each device you own , about $30 per . Breakfast not included cost about $50 per person and if you ask where can you go somewhere else , there answer is nothing is around . Which isn't true , right in front of hotel is nice restaurant with free wifi . Only positive is nice rooms . Will never come here again .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

1
Reenie17
Boonton Township, NJ, USA
Apr 18, 2012

Unpleasant experience

We booked for and paid for three people in advance. Upon arriving, we were asked to pay an extra charge of $14.00 euros for third person. Next day we continued our vacation in Salzburg with same booking but at different hotel, same amount of people and upon arrival were given accommodations for three people at no additional charge. The front desk staff was not friendly or helpful, would not stay here again or recommend to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

3
AllanL
Business
Ontario, Canada
Feb 8, 2012

Great potential - not completely realized

We arrived on a Sunday - apparently this hotel is not so open on Sundays - the restaurant was closed for lunch, the convenience shop was closed - not world class. We stayed in a club room - which frankly speaking was not any better appointed or larger than what I would have expected of a standard room in this caliber of hotel in a major European city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

3
ToniF
Chicago
Jan 1, 2012

Nothing special.

Restaurant had great Christmas Eve buffet (but expensive:100 Eu/person). Everything else was low average to disappointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Christmas Traveler
New York, NY, USA
Dec 20, 2011

I'd stay there again

I enjoyed my stay. The hotel staff gave excellent instructions on how to get from the Vienna Airport to the hotel. After arriving at the designated train stop, I walked to the hotel in about 5 minutes. The Center of town was also an easy walk of ~25 minutes, or public transportation will get you there in ~10 minutes. The room was very comfortable, and the staff were generally quite helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

I enjoyed the city cafes and restaurants, and I was always pleased with the food and beverages. Those serving the food ranged from excellent to annoyed that they had to work in a restaurant. I was disappointed that many of the restaurants allowed smoking, but after a hunt, one can locate a smoke-free establishment.

Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Cymru
Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Oct 15, 2011

Immaculate hotel

The restaurant at this hotel exceeded expectations, and clearly there is a serious chef involved here! The lobby and public areas are very attractive and well-presented. The club level rooms are attractive and clean. Altogether a good value and well worth a return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Seriously good food available!

Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Tanselino
Business
Istanbul Province/Istanbul, Turkey
Sep 28, 2011

The new İmperial Lounge Part is excellent

very nice and comfortable room with very resonable package price, including internet, 24 hours food & beverage, very nicely decorated multi purpose lounge concept, well done...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

concert at Opera House + local food @ Augustiner keller + Sky Bar a very nice combination for friday/saturday schonbrunen palace visit + lunch/walk @ Khalenberg is a nice combination for sunday

Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

5
KathrynL
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Sep 17, 2011

What a find!!

The moment we walked in the door, we loved this hotel. The rooms were perfect and the staff even better. They recommended a wonderful local eating establishment. There was nothing they wouldn't help us with. The restaurant is also wonderful for dinner especially after a long day of sight seeing. Their breakfast is fabulous. But I would be sure to buy the breakfast included in the cost of the room or upgrade to a business room which we did. A perfect spot to explore Vienna from.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Wine snob
Burbank, ca
Aug 14, 2011

Beautiful Hotel

This hotel is in the heart of Vienna and was truly a beautiful hotel. We were within walking distance of all of the favorite tourist spots. A couple of small negatives were that the patio dining/bar area closed early and opened late so we weren't able to utilize it. Also, the cost of the internet was rather high and if you have a car, parking prices are ridiculous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There were many really good restaurants for breakfast near the hotel. We opted to NOT get the breakfast buffet which was very pricy and go for a local restaurant. Turned out to be a great choice as we were able to taste the local food rather than hotel fare.

Review of Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
new hampshire
Aug 9, 2011

loved this hotel!

wonderful hotel! the pillows were a little to soft for my taste- that is the only complaint i could ever have about this hotel. just excellent. the staff was wonderful as were the amenities. couldnt have asked for a better place to stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

they have a 50euro upgrade package- it is great and well worth the 50 euros per night. you get an upgraded room, access to their lounge- which serves food and wine all day long (included in the 50eur) and free internet in their business lounge. we saved a bunch of money by eating there! well worth it!

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