Friday, 28 August 2015

Hotel and Inn Review: Azimut Vienna Delta Hotel (Vienna, Austria)

Date of Stay: August 28-31, 2015

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: *********
Rooms: ********
Condition and Cleanliness: ********
Staff Performance: *******
Room Comfort: ********
Food and Beverage: ******
Other Amenities: ******
Value for Money: ********

Azimut Vienna Delta Hotel

24-hour Front Desk
The 7-storey, 4-star  Azimut Vienna Delta Hotel is located next to the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station, a 5-7-min. walk).

Built in 2006, it offers 180 non-smoking rooms (155 standard double, 17  superior double, 7 standard triple and 1 junior suite). 
Cozy and comfortable, the rooms are furnished with flat-screen satellite TV, climate controlled airconditioning, work desks, laptop-compatible in-room safes, blackout curtains/drapes and private ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold showers and hairdryers. 

Upgraded rooms have balconies while suites have separate living rooms. Rollaway/extra beds and hypo-allergenic bedding are available. Infant beds/cribs are offered for free.    One pet is allowed inside the room for an extra charge of EUR 8 per night.
Hotel lobby

Bar
Lounge
The hotel also has a contemporary and cozy bar/lounge, elevator, 2 meeting rooms (up to 12 pax), safety deposit boxes, basement parking, computer station, heating, coffee/tea in the lobby facilities for disabled guests, and luggage storage. 

Buffet breakfasts are available (for a surcharge) and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. The friendly, multilingual professional staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide tour/ticket assistance, express check-in and express check-out.  Services offered include banquet facilities, laundry, dry cleaning, ironing service, packed lunches, concierge service, a tour desk, daily housekeeping, fax/photocopying, ticket service, airport drop-off service  (surcharge) and free  wi-fi internet access in all the rooms and some public areas.  


Located near the Wiedner Gürtel and the Südtiroler Platz in the heart of Vienna, it is 1.2 kms. (0.8 mi.) from Belvedere Palace , 2.3 kms. (1.5 mi.) from the Secession Bldg., 2.5 kms. from the Vienna Opera House, 2.7 kms. (1.7 mi.) from the Albertina and 2.8 kms. (1.8 mi.) from the Austrian National Library.  

The hotel is just minutes walk to the subway, where 4 subway stops (Stephanplatz Metro Stop) leads you to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Just around the corner is the "Favoriten Strasse," a unique pedestrian area with international shops and cozy local boutiques and a great choice for travelers interested in monuments, sightseeing and city walks. For those interested in journeying to Bratislava (Slovak Republic), it's a 10 minute walk to the Sudbahnhof.

Azimut Vienna Delta Hotel: 8, Sonnwendgasse, Vienna, Austria, 1100 Tel.: +43 -1-961 64 00. Toll Free: ‎1 800 1 114 2079 (Philippines), +64-9985-3513 (from abroad)‎

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hotel and Inn Review: Ibis Paris Gare de l'Est 10th (Paris, France)

Date of Stay: August 23-26, 2015

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: ********
Rooms: *******
Condition and Cleanliness: ********
Staff Performance: ********
Room Comfort: ********
Food and Beverage: ********
Other Amenities: ********
Value for Money: *******

Ibis Paris Gare de l'Est 10th

The economy-class (3-star), 7-storey  Ibis Paris Gare de l'Est 10th hotel, located at the 10th arrondissement  in north-east Paris, is a great choice for travelers interested in sightseeing, monuments and museums.  Built in 1988, this straightforward budget hotel was renovated in 2001.
This inviting, modern and cozy hotel has 112 air-conditioned rooms (10 of them connecting and 31 non-smoking) with comfortable beds, flat-screen cable TV, private bathroom (with bathtub and hair dryer), NDD/IDD phone, writing desk, RJ 45 outlet and high-speed and wireless WIFI Internet access, including 4 adapted for disabled persons. Rates: US$155-178.

Front Desk
Hotel lobby

Bar
It also has 2 meeting rooms, a bar, snacks 24/24, business center, public covered parking and public outdoor pay parking, 24-hour front desk and an elevator.  They also offer babysitting/child care, car rental, daily maid service and laundry/dry cleaning service.  Luggage storage is also at your disposal. 

Buffet breakfast, served from 6:30 AM to 10 AM, includes freshly baked breads, pastries and madeleines, a wide range of fruit, cooked meats, cheese, eggs, regional products, cereal etc. Gluten-free products are served on request.

They accept Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club cards. Earliest check in and latest check out: 12 noon.
The hotel is located 2 km from the Sacré Coeur basilica; 25 kms. from Charles de Gaulle International Airport, 5 kms. from the Arc de Triumphe and Musee de Orsay; 4 kms. from the Nore Dame Cathedral, 3.5 kms. from the Louvre Museum; 6 kms. from the Invalides and Eiffel Tower;  and 30 kms. from the Chateau de Versailles. 

The Gare de l'Est Train Station is located just 183 m. (a 2-min. walk) from the hotel.  Place de la République is only a 15-minute walk away. The Gare de l'Est Metro entrance is just mins. away.  It is also 10 mins. away from the Eurostar terminal, near the famous Montmarte.

Ibis Paris Gare de l'Est 10th: 6, Rue St Laurent 75010 Paris, France.  Tel. (+33)1/40380505. Fax: (+33)1/42057116.  Toll Free: 800-221-4542. E-mail: h2023gm@accor.comWebsite: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-2023-ibis-paris-gare-de-l-est-10th/index.shtml.  GPS: N 48° 52' 31.58'' E 2° 21' 30.44”