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Como, Italy
Reviewed 12 October 2013

I travel to Vienna once a year for my job and I always stay in this hotel. Rooms are large and clean, breakfast is deliciously fresh and complete but above all the two Ladies that run this hotel are very nice and ready to help with anything you need. They make you feel at home and I think it is...

3Thank Elena B
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We had come to Vienna for a medical emergency as our mother travelling on a group tour got hospitalized in Vienna and we had to fly in to look after her. Not the trip you plan for. We did stay at the Hotel Schwalbe given its location being close to the hospital. You don't really expect anything when you arrive...

3Thank Duerr
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2012

My Wife and I have just returned from Vienna where we stayed for three nights in Hotel Schwalbe, room 104. We are in our 70's and specified a "quiet" room. Our choice to stay here was based on reading tripadviser reviews and watching the video produced by familie Tomek. Often the experince falls short of the actual experience. On this...

4Thank Peter P
Orchard Road, Singapore
Reviewed 28 May 2012

10 minutes from historical downtown. Free parking in the street. Location enables you to discover another part of Vienna, outside of the touristic zone and yet to be close from it, by tramway, bus or subway. Nice and efficient welcome with advices on what to do, where to go... Room 105 was clean, full of light and when doors and...

4Thank apprentivoyageur
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2012

stayed for two nights May 2012 in order to visit a realtive in the nearby hospital. Loved the place. It just had a special flair, fusing traditional and modern Viennese styles. The room was furnished simply but tastefully, very comfortable bed. It looks like they converted a turn of century or earlier appartment building so the rooms are large and...

2Thank LuckyDog59
Hranice, Czech Republic
Reviewed 10 May 2012

The hotel Schwalbe is a small hotel but very cosy and it has a homely atmosphere. It is situated in a quiet part of Vienna and all the sights of the city are easily accesible by metro, the station is just a few minutes walking from the hotel. Our room was spacious and clean and we couldn't hear any other...

1Thank evcased
Reviewed 14 April 2012

The hotel Schwalbe is a close to our hearts as it was here that my husband and I stayed 15 years ago, when he proposed to me! Revisiting 15 years later we were delighted to find the hotel still being run by the Tomek family and still as charming and characterful as ever. We were warmly welcomed back by Patricia,...

1Thank Abigail B
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Reviewed 17 October 2011

It's a small and sweet hotel and with a beautiful story. Family Tomek runs this hotel for 40 years!(I enjoyed listening to their history) In the beginning of my 5-day stay, I lived in a single room (65 Euro), but the heater of hot-water didn't work, then the following days, they change a big (double/triple) room for me (with the...

Thank Peiing H
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 October 2010

A conference host in Vienna found us this hotel when we stressed that we needed something reasonable. We moved from a slick, modern hotel to the Hotel Schwalbe for a two-night stay. It is about an eight-minute walk from the Ottakring metro station, in a primarily residential neighborhood. It is an authentic old Viennese hotel, with all the amenities of...

2Thank AlfieK
Reviewed 21 September 2010

A short walk from the end of the metro line in a quiet residential area. The hotel is easy to find and close to a few local bars and restaurants. Nice bedroom and batyroom,comfortable and spotlessly clean. Free wi-fi. Good breakfast choice with an offer of cooked eggs. A quirky but clean breakfast room. A good find!

2Thank Womble46

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Staying in Ottakring

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The production site of popular Ottakringer beer brews up an exciting mix of working and middle class suburbs, Balkanese immigrant lifestyles, and lush patches of hilly woodland. The recently gentrified area around Yppenplatz and Brunnenmarkt boasts hip cafés and bars next to South East European delicacies at Brunnenmarkt street market. The dynamics of Ottakring become most apparent at its vibrant high street Ottakringer Strasse. At the top end you can feast on wine and local food in Austria’s oldest wine tavern 10er Marie. The wines are from the tavern’s own urban vineyards. Before you head upwards, make sure you pay a visit to the historic courtyards between Lerchenfelder Gürtel and Hippgasse. When locals visit Ottakring’s hilly green outskirts on the weekends they either climb up 31 meters of Jubiläumswarte viewing tower on Gallitzinberg, have a succulent Wiener Schnitzel at Villa Aurora, or reward their hiking exertions around Wilhelminenberg with a drink and a view from Wilhelminenberg Palace (now a hotel and restaurant).
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Small, friendly, family-run hotels – the kind where one immediately feels as if one is at home or visiting good friends – really do still exist. And one of them is Vienna’s Hotel Schwalbe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Schwalbe

Address: Degengasse 45, Vienna 1160, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Ottakring
Price Range: $101 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Schwalbe 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Hotel Zur Schwalbe
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“It's just fine to share a toilet if you're looking for cheaper rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Arppaa, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“If you want to be in the center of the city this may not be the place for you but Viennese public transit is excellent and the center can be reached after a 5 minute walk and 12 minute subway ride.”
 of 5 bubbles Adria37, 24 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Some rooms had not been remodeled and, as we heard from other guests, they were a bit 'rough'. Make sure to request a remodeled room.”
 of 5 bubbles Randlyman, 22 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you specify your requirement when booking. We did and were then offered a choice on arrival.”
 of 5 bubbles 168peterp, 7 Oct 2012 | Read review
“I had a rooms with shared toilets, I guess this is because of the problems getting blumbing into some rooms - (my room had lots of space for a toilet) so this is not a sign of cheapness or lack of quality”
 of 5 bubbles LuckyDog59, 22 May 2012 | Read review
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