Hotel Features. Built in 1872, the Hotel de France blends classic architecture with modern facilities. The marble-floored lobby has period features including wrought-iron staircase, crystal chandeliers and dark wood panelling.
Large windows and a terrace afford views of Vienna's street life in the split-level Bistro de France, serving American buffet breakfast (surcharge), and Viennese fare at lunch and dinner. Arches and fresh flowers set the scene for fine dining in the No. 3 restaurant, offering Mediterranean and Viennese dishes. Sushi Bar Daihachi serves sushi and teppanyaki dishes. The Atrium Bar offers drinks with live piano music in a room featuring contemporary art and chandeliers.
The Hotel de France houses conference rooms and wireless Internet access (surcharge) in public areas.
The 24-hour, top-floor fitness centre has weights and cardio machines, and offers complimentary soft drinks on the terrace. The hotel has an onsite shop and cinema.
Guestrooms. On six floors, the Hotel de France's 194 high-ceilinged guestrooms in soft blues and whites are decked out with brass chandeliers and original watercolours. Rooms feature air conditioning, complimentary high- speed Internet connections, safes, satellite TV, and complimentary minibars. Bathrooms offer bath/shower combinations and complimentary toiletries.
Expert Tip. In July and August, free films are screened at night in front of City Hall, 700 metres from the hotel.
Superior Room: One queen bed or two twin beds with down duvets. Desk with complimentary high-speed Internet connection. Cable TV with international channels and pay movies. Traditional Viennese decor including textured, soft-green wallpaper, blue carpets and drapes, and brass chandeliers. Two chairs and cocktail table. Complimentary minibar. Safe. Trouser press. Voice mail. Turndown service. Bathroom with bathrobes, scale, phone, hair dryer, and shower/tub combination.
Deluxe room: One twin bed with down duvet. Desk with complimentary high-speed Internet connection. Cable TV with international channels and pay movies. Traditional Viennese decor including textured, soft-green wallpaper, blue carpets and drapes, and brass chandeliers. Two chairs and cocktail table. Complimentary minibar. Safe. Trouser press. Voice mail. Turndown service. Bathroom with bathrobes, scale, phone, hair dryer, and shower/tub combination.
From Vienna International Airport (VIE):
Distance to the Hotel de France is 25 kilometres, approximately 30 minutes' drive.
Getting there. An express train (CAT) leaves the airport every 30 minutes for the City Air Terminal. The journey time is 16 minutes, and single tickets cost 9 EUR. The S-7 S-Bahn train runs between the airport and central Vienna, stopping at a number of U-Bahn (underground) stations. Single tickets cost 6 EUR. Buses run to the city centre, Budapest, Bratislava, and the Westbahnhof and Südbahnhof railway stations. The nearest U-Bahn station to the hotel is Schottentor, 50 metres away. Taxis to the city centre cost approximately 30 EUR. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. Close to the University of Vienna, the Hotel de France is situated one kilometre from Stephansplatz square. Vienna city centre is best explored on foot. The city is served by a cheap and efficient public transport system, including buses, trams, and S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains. Taxis can be hailed on the street, but are quite expensive.
- High Speed Internet Bar/Lounge
- Restaurant(s) Meeting room (small groups)
- Gift shop or newsstand Fitness equipment
- Conference room(s) Air-conditioned public areas
- Banquet facilities Comp newspapers in lobby
- Medical assistance available Internet public area - high-speed
- Elevator/lift Audiovisual equipment
- Safe-deposit box Dry cleaning service
- Umbrella Concierge services
- Parking nearby Business services
- Shopping on site Currency exchange
- Room service (limited hours) Internet public area - surcharge
- Internet public area - wireless Breakfast services - surcharge
Room Amenities: , , • Pay movies • Direct-dial phone • Trouser press • Cribs (infant beds) available • Rollaway beds • Cable/satellite TV • Climate control • Complimentary toiletries • Window opens • Bathroom telephone • Child care (in room, surcharge • Internet access - complimentar • Blackout drapes/curtains • Electronic/magnetic keys • Smoking rooms • Shower/tub combination • Bathroom scale
Schottentor underground station - 50 metres| Sigmund Freud Park - 200 metres| University of Vienna - 400 metres| Sigmund Freud Museum - 500 metres| City Hall - 700 metres| Burgtheater - 800 metres| Spanish Riding School - 800 metres| Old Jewish Quarter - 800 metres| City centre (Stephansplatz / St. Stephens Cathedral) - 1 kilometre| Parliament building - 1 kilometre| Hofburg convention centre - 1 kilometre| Museum Quarter - 1 kilometre| Vienna Opera House - 1.5 kilometres (1 mile)| Prater park (giant Ferris wheel) - 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles)| Danube River - 3.5 kilometres (2 miles)| Schönbrunn Palace and Zoo - 5 kilometres (3 miles)| Danube Tower - 6 kilometres (4 miles)|
Vienna Hotels - Hotel de France