Vienna is “the most liveable city” in 2018

The “ViennawithLove” team would like to congratulate the City of Vienna for winning the prestigious Title of:

“the most liveable city” 

awarded by: The Global Liveability Index 2018© prepared and issued by The Economist (https://www.economist.com/) Intelligence Unit or “EIU” (https://www.eiu.com/):

For the first time in this survey’s history, Austria’s capital, Vienna, ranks as the most liveable of the 140 cities surveyed by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

 

The Global Liveability Index © assesses different locations around the world and ranks them upon providing the best or the worst living conditions, thus enabling direct comparison of their impact on individual’s lifestyle.

According to the EIU, The rating itself consists of five individually weighted categories:

  • (1) Stability (25% of total),
  • (2) Healthcare (20% of total),
  • (3) Culture & Environment (25% of total),
  • (4) Education (10% of total),
  • (5) Infrastructure (20% of total).

A free overview of The Global Liveability Index © is available at: http://www.eiu.com/Handlers/WhitepaperHandler.ashx?fi=The_Global_Liveability_index_2018.pdf&mode=wp&campaignid=Liveability2018

Skyline Apartment

This time we’ve decided to stay more flexible and to find a place with good connections, the closeness of the parking place and of course it should be a nice place to stay.

We tried out “Beautiful Home – Skyline Apartment” located at Meissnergasse 18 in 22nd District, using “booking.com” service and haven’t been disappointed by our decision.

First of all, we’ve felt warmly welcomed by operator Conny, who also gave us useful tips on Vienna. It’s also useful that you’ll find further brochures in the apartment. The apartment itself is fully equipped, located on the last floor and is therefore quiet and very bright. Apartment features a bedroom, bathroom and a kitchen with a dining area connected to the balcony.

The location itself has many advantages. First of all, there is free parking in front of the building. Namely, 22nd District is still not a part of “Vienna’s short-term parking Zones”. However, a lot of commuters Park from 7.30 – 17h, and it can be full during these hours. Furthermore, it will take you only 5 minutes until closest Subway station (U1 Kagraner Platz). From there it’s only minutes away from one of the biggest shopping malls “The Donauzentrum” (https://www.donauzentrum.at/), UNO City – United Nations Headquarters (http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/visitors_service/index.html), Donau Park with Donauparkbahn (https://viennawithlove.com/2017/10/29/donauparkbahn/) or if you are visiting the place in summer you can go swimming at “Beach resort Goose Hill” (http://www.gaensehaeufel.at/) at Donau Insel”. If you decide to visit the Vienna Zentrum, it will take you 9 Stations or approx. 15-20 minutes.

The apartment has a nice terrace, which is pretty rare in Vienna where you can enjoy the view.

Its fully equipped kitchen, balcony, and quietness make it a perfect stay for families.

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Ruby Sofie

Because we had a great time in Ruby Marie, we decided to visit also the Ruby Sofie. It is located at the Marxergasse 17. The building is impressive and the Sofiensäle got its name from Archduchess Sophie of Austria. Since 2013 the Sofiensäle is home of Ruby Sofie hotel, who has incorporated many historic details of the location into its interior.

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The nearest Underground station to reach the hotel is with the U3 and U4 direction Landstrasse. Near the hotel is also the famous Hundertwasserhaus.

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The best part of Ruby Sofie is its interior, which impresses all the time and the fabulous breakfast. The rooms have its charm and it as in Ruby Marie taken care about the details. Love their boy and girl shampoos under the wide shower. With specific charm and an eye for details Ruby Sofie is definitely a place to visit.

AUSTRIA TREND PARKHOTEL SCHÖNBRUNN

Austria Trend Parkhotel Schonbrunn is located only few walking minutes away from the underground station Hietzing. The hotel is situated close to the entrance to the Schönbrunn Zoo and the large park of Schönbrunn. Hotel was primary Guesthouse for the guests of Franz Joseph and later taken over by Ferdinand Dommayer, who transformed it into an Inn. Nowadays, this is a beautiful renovated hotel with the charm of the Imperial Vienna.

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The hotel is easy to reach and is located at the Hietzinger Hauptstr. 10-14, 1130 Vienna, Austria. If you arrive by public transport, use U4 – station Hietzing. There are tram station at your disposal – lines: 51A, 56A, 56B, 58A, 60. as well as Parkhouse just before the Hotel entrance.

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We enjoyed the stay there. The hotel has his own imperial charm the rooms are big and comfortable. We had a room to the garden of the hotel and it was fantastic. Looking through the windows you can steel feel the “old charm” of Vienna, with big trees and stillfulness. The rooms follow the style of the hotel, which gets you back in the imperial century. The stuff is very friendly and helpful. The dining room is big and was then a bit crowded in the morning, but the friendly stuff is always there to get you anything you need. The breakfast is good with a lot of variety to choose from. It made an impression.

For those who’d like confortability as well as old Vieniesse “spirit”.

Fleming’s Hotel

As we love to choose every time another hotel, we stayed also in Fleming’s Hotel, which is suited near Westbahnhof. The address of the Hotel is Neubaugürtel 26-28 1070 Wien. Fleming’s Hotel is a four-star hotel with a fitness room and wellness center.

 

It is a great starting point for explore the city. You are very near the shopping street Mariahilferstraße, which can be reached by feet. Over the street of Fleming’s is also a Tram station which you can use to get to different places of Vienna and the nearest Underground station is Westbahnhof, which you can use to get in the 1st District or to Schönbrunn palace.

 

The hotel does have some parking spaces, but they are usually full and you get advised to park in the Garage of the Arcotel Wimberger which is some meters away from Fleming’s Hotel, the costs of parking there are 19 EUR per day. The rooms are bright, large and the open shower is definitely an eye catcher.

We enjoyed the stay there. The personnel were friendly and compliant. The room was beautiful, bright and the open shower has been an adventure. The breakfast there is great and has a variety of food to offer. We were just sorry that we didn’t have the time to explore the fitness room and the wellness center in the house. To sum up, the hotel has made a good impression and we definitely recommend it.

Donauwalzer Hotel

At one of our visits of Vienna we stayed at the hotel Donauwalzer. A hotel with the slogan 3-star hotel with 4-star service and 5-star charm.

The boutique Hotel is situated at the Ottakringer str. 5 The nearest underground station is two blocks up Alser Straße, the nearest public transport is the Tram no. 44. 

The hotel is situated at a very frequent Viennese Gürtel Street and that at night and at day. We had a room to the street side and I must say that we didn’t have much sleep. We visited the hotel at summer and there is no air conditioning. To cool down the room we had to open the windows, which at night was because of the noise impossible. The room is average size and the furniture is old-fashioned. The hotel gives much attention on details. The breakfast buffet is good and offers a lot of variety. But you have to be in the mood to make pancakes and eggs by yourself. The best impression has made the reception. The receptionist was polite, efficient and quick. To sum up, the hotel has its charm and maybe is the best time to stay there in winter, at least in summer we wouldn’t go back there.

Welcome to the jungle

In the western end of Vienna’s largest shopping street, only 5 minutes’ walk from the Westbahnhof, more specifically to: Mariahilfer Strasse 161 is “Apartmenthotel Stanys”. If you want to stay in an apartment of zebra, elephant or monkey then you are at the right address. The rooms are generous in size, each is also equipped with a refrigerator and coffee machine CAFISSIMO with two capsules. Some rooms also have a kitchenette.

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For those who are traveling by car, the hotel offers a limited number of its own parking spaces for 13 euro per day. Stanys is a good starting point to explore Vienna by public transport. The nearest underground station Westbahnhof (U3, U6) is reachable on foot in just a few minutes. From there it is approx. 10 minutes by underground U6 to Stephansplatz or in the opposite direction with U3 to Schoenbrunn.

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We stayed in an apartment “monkey”. The room was beautiful, bright and spacious and comfortably furnished. Windows are a good quality, so that the noise is not disturbing. The hotel is otherwise one of the smallest, but certainly with a special charm. Front desk staff is very friendly and helpful. For breakfast you can decide spontaneously and costs approx. 6 Euro per person. Our experience with the hotel was excellent and certainly we do recommend it.