The history of the Donauwalzer Hotel, Vienna
In 1901 the son of the winemaker family Prey married in Vienna.
We think that to every proper marriage belong a proper gift, and his parents thought likewise. In that case it was a hotel in Vienna in the former boulevard Gürtel.
In total the hotel had eight floors and the biggest wine cellar in Hernals district.
The jewel of the Jugendstil (art nouveau) and Art Deco architecture with central location. Soon the hotel developed into a gathering place of the district with central location. It was even called “The Small Sacher of Hernals” due to its good cuisine and friendly service.
During the turmoil of the World War II a turn-of-the-century building was badly damaged and couldn`t recover from grievous time any more. More than 30 years ago our parents (parents-in-law) acquired the hotel in Gürtel soon after they had had a well-run hotel in Mariahilfer street – the greatest shopping street in Austria. Now the major reconstruction in the history of the hotel began which was a great challenge. All rooms had to be rearranged and equipped with shower and WC (previously there were only floor showers), the hotel had to be adapted to the current security standards. The interior was not appropriate any longer...
After a couple of years of wanderings my husband and I continue to administrate the hotel as a family enterprise not letting its long tradition to be forgotten. Today our hotel possesses 73 individually designed smoke-free rooms with all the amenities of a high quality 3 star hotel. Two elevators bring you to your floor. Reconstructing the house we try to preserve the charm of the turn of the century, the tradition and the style of a Viennese hotel.
Our next major project is the reconstruction of the fifth floor.
Today is the Donauwalzer Hotel a parade example of a successful fusion of a historic building stock and contemporary classic design. Hotel-Tradition since 1901 - it`s what we try to bestow with all the conveniences of a modern 3 star hotel. The Donauwalzer Hotel is your 3 star hotel with a 4 star service and a 5 star charm.