The Mercure Josefshof Wien am Rathaus hotel combines the charm of the old town of Vienna with the urban lifestyle. The hotel is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet only a few minutes' walk from the city center. Tradition meets modernity in our rooms too, with comfortable Standard and Superior Rooms in a classic Viennese style and stylish, ultra-modern Privilege Rooms. Free WIFI is, of course, available. Our balanced buffet breakfast is served daily until 12 noon.
In our opinion, this hotel is in an absolutely ideal location. We enjoy seeing a city by foot and we were within walking distance from every district, attraction and Christmas market that we wanted to visit. Minutes from Rathaus, Museum Quartiet, Naschmarkt, Hofburg Palace/Old Town, even Schönbrunn Palace was possible. The hotel was also surprisingly quiet and the beds were really comfortable - especially for this affordable price range.
The biggest downside was the the room itself did not actually smell particularly fresh or clean. It wasn't bad enough to complain, but it definitely didn't have a feeling of being spotless. They also charge a ridiculous 17€ per person for breakfast . I'm fine with paying for good food, but when you're in a city like Vienna, you can get incredible breakfasts at local cafes for less than half that price. We almost wondered if it was intentionally high to discourage people from eating there!
Really helpful staff. Comfortable bed and room and great location.
Only 1 iron for the whole building. Located in a special room on the first floor.
The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was excellent. Liked the room configuration
Was not clear that there was no kitchen or real bar - these facilities could have useful
Comfortable hotel in the center of the city though in a quiet side street. Very close (10-15 min walk) to the famous caffe-conditorie Lantmann, City Hall, also to the tram No. 1 and 2, which go through most tourist attractions. Metro is in 5 min walk. Very good location for tourists as well as for people on business. I had double room which could be larger but was clean, with comfortable bed. Shower (not bath) was new and clean. Breakfast was sufficient (buffet style) and included eggs, bacon, sausages, cold ham and other meats, cheeses, several kinds of bread, milk products, pastries and strudel, free champaign. Breakfast room is pleasant, with entrance to the small inner yard which is nice for those who want have coffee outside or for smoking people. There is also a bar in the lobby. Staff is helpful and nice. In summary, it is quiet, not fancy but very comfortable hotel with excellent location. I would stay here again.
There was nothing that I really did not like, although I would prefer larger room.
Very convenient location for the main sites and underground. Breakfast very well organised and good choice on the buffet. Nice quiet room (511) on 5th floor with small balcony.
The hotel room was quite spacious and included a couch. The room was very nicely decorated with antique furniture and hardwood herringbone floors. The bed was comfortable and the room dark and quiet. Great location, within walking distance or subway ride to a lot of sites.
Traditional elegance (beautiful staircase) in the building; the room was quite modern in decor and this worked well (upper floor level, with "Velux"- style window, so no view). Well positioned, within a walk (through lovely parks and squares) from the town centre.
Somewhat surprised there was no room safe. (And also I think I'm correct in saying there was only one English/American tv channel, though luckily it was a news channel ...again rather surprising for a hotel attracting the international tourist). The "double bed" is in fact two single beds pushed close together, but they tend to start to drift apart ....!!
Room very spacious. Next to metro station (U2), city centre within walking distance or use strassenbahn (J). Staff very attentive and helpful. Many flyers of sights in hotel and offers for sightseeing tours.
No bath (only shower, drain bit stuck), limited amenities in room (only shampoo/showergel, no toothbrush / shaving kit / tissues etc)