During a weekend in Baden, a Biedermeier town close to Vienna (it is as charming as the Austrian capital), we stayed at the At the Park Hotel****.
Right next to the Kurpark and in walking distance (2 minutes) to the Grand Casino Baden, the largest Casino in Austria, we enjoyed two nights at the 4 star hotel.
Young, friendly Team
We check in at the hotel after a traffic jam where we had to endure up to 42 degrees Celsius. The young team gives us a warm welcome. Entering the room we feel relaxed right away. Which was awesome after enduring the heat in our car.
We stayed at a new room because the whole At the Park Hotel was refurbished in 2014.
Only a couple of old paintings and some furniture in the corridor remind about the past of the largest hotel in Baden.
The clean design, the reading corner and the wood flooring bring comfort.
Fairtrade and Sustainability
What we really enjoyed at the At the Park Hotel are the products in the bathroom. A pleasant odor and 100% fair trade.
Axel Nemetz, general manager at the At the Park Hotel tells us that sustainability is very important for him and his hotel.
We experience it not only inside our room but also during breakfast..
They offer a buffet with local products. Fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade spreads, hot and cold dishes. Even the champagne comes from local winegrowers.
The view during breakfast is great. Right in front of the hotel is the Kurpark, where Ludwig van Beethoven or the Empress Sisi took walks a long time ago.
Tip: If it´s warm enough we recommend having breakfast outside at the Parkterrasse or enjoying a cup of coffee (fair trade) and a homemade cake in the afternoon. In summer the Parkterrasse is a popular place to meet for an after work cocktail.
From 23 pm until the morning the night bar is open. This means hotel guests can have drinks and snacks anytime they want. You just have to write in a list what you took out of the bar. It´s a whole room with a fireplace, flatscreen, comfy chairs and a piano (if you are able to play it).
The only downside during the heat wave we experienced in Austria with up to 40 degrees Celsius was the missing air condition. As these degrees are rare, normally it´s not a problem.
We opened the balcony door during the night and as it´s quiet outside it was not a huge problem.
Impressions from the At the Park Hotel:
For relaxation and athletes
The hotel is for relaxation as well as for athletes. If you like to relax you will enjoy the parks or the sauna and massages at the hotel. For athletes the fitness room is a place to go. If the weather is great like we enjoyed it during our stay in Baden, the At the Park Hotel is a good starting point for a mountain biking tour to the Wienerwald forest. You can lock your bike inside the bike room at the hotel.
Conclusion: We enjoyed the local products, the new room and the central location at the At the Park Hotel a lot and would stay there again for sure.
Price Range: Room rate from 140€ (including breakfast)
Tip: You can book a package at CasinoUrlaub including the stay at the hotel plus a 4 course menu at the Grand Casino Baden.
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Thanks to Casino Urlaub and At the Park Hotel for the inviation. The opinions are as always ours.