Carefully our house, originally buildet around 1850, was completely renovated in 2008. Originally a so-called “Bassena” house (running water only outside the flat), the apartments have been renovated intelligent, loving and superior to today's living standards. Top 7, formerly a so-called room-kitchen-cabinet flat consists now of four rooms: the former entrance / kitchen area was reclassified to an entrance, a spacious bathroom and separate toilet. Further there is a Dwelling-/Cookingarea (20sqm) and at least a spacious bedroom (25 sqm). From a substandard apartment so generously acting, a modern apartment has been created. This effect is reinforced by minimalistic but aestheticly high quality furnishings. Ideally for 2 persons, this apartment is capable also for up to 4 people by providing extra beds.
THE APARTMENTS:: day trip, vacation, work stay. Our apartments offer the ideal starting point for your trip to Vienna. Lovingly looking unique pieces and constantly changing art provide the perfect atmosphere. :: FACILITIES:: The apartments have a modern, minimalistic interior.Real wooden oak floors, modern bathrooms. Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, Books, Music, DVD. Attention! Parking in the house! :: LOCATION:: We are located in close proximity to the Carmelite market with its numerous restaurants and the weekly Saturday farmers market. The city center is five minutes walking distance. Augarten and the Danube Canal offer recreational and sports facilities around the Ecke.Verkehranbindungen: U2, U4:: SERVICES:: hand-ironed linens, fresh towels as needed. Salt, pepper, sugar and olive oil are part of the basic equipment. For help with your wiener cultural and recreational activities we are happy to provide you with information and tips.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 17, 2018
About Christian Droste
My name is Christian Droste, I was born in 1964. I live in this building since I was born. I am a freelance artist and musician. My wife Natalia and I run our holiday apartments since the summer of 2009.
Christian Droste purchased this Apartment in 1864
Why Christian Droste chose Leopoldstadt
Our house, a 160-year-old 'Gründerzeithaus' comes from family. My grandfather, he was a blacksmith, had his workshop here and lived here also. It is the center of our living and the center of our work. Workshop, gallery, hotel, office.
What makes this Apartment unique
I was born here and I grew up here in this house. It's my belly and my brain and I love it with my whole heart. Our building is a 160 year old lady with a lot of charm in one of the most beautiful districts of Vienna.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Deceptive, left after 1 night & wrote off 5 nights.
The description of tis place is deceptive. It is shabby inside. The nice picture with red bed on other side of room has a battered war-surplus filing cabinet with squeaky drawers that have to be forced open. The fridge has broken door to ice. Couch and chairs old and used. Whole place (except where picture taken) needs a coat of paint. Landlord should spend just a few nights rent to fix these items. Sparse furniture is old and tired. Fluorescent light in bathroom hums. There is construction everywhere around making interior courtyard a junk yard. Will be construction noises for at least 2 years (from Sept 2018). It is outside the Ring Strasse in a less than interesting neighborhood. It is 2nd floor, but floors start at 0 in Vienna so it is two long flights of stairs up with no lift. We reserved 6 nights and left after 1 night just writing off the mistake.
Excellent Location and Very Clean
This apartment is an excellent neighborhood with many restaurants, wine bars, and a grocery store in 1 block. Just 2 blocks from the subway station, and on a line that serves central Vienna and the museums extremely well. We enjoyed the apartment and the neighborhood very much in our two week stay. Some fantastic restaurants nearby and also a nice walk to many museums. Very close to the river walking pathway which makes for a lovely evening. Bed for two was comfortable and was NOT the kind of bed where two beds are pushed together and the apt had a nice bathtub.
Great apartment but oh those 54 steps to reach it!
A spacious, modern apartment about 3 blocks from the Schottenring subway station.
Visitors who can't or won't climb 54 steps should avoid this place. There is NO elevator.
The owner should hire a plumber and repair the bathroom sink with its leaky pipe that drips into a bucket. Not pleasing at all.
Lovely apartment, great location
The apartment is lovely and tastefully decorated (the photos don't do it justice!). Communication with the host was easy and quick.The apartment had everything that we needed, all the necessary kitchen utensils should you wish to eat in. In general we had a very pleasant stay. It's also in a great location, close to Schottenring station where you can get the U-bahn, but also an easy walk from the city center. There's a supermarket just around the corner and a few places to eat out if you don't want to venture into the city center. We had a nice Saturday morning at the local market (Karmelitermarkt). The only slight drawback was sluggish internet, which would frequently drop out - but in the grand scheme of things this was only mildly annoying.
There are some key points one looks for while booking a home stay.
a) An experienced, efficient owner
b) A comfortable, well maintained apartment
c) Location - wrt public transport, convenience stores/ restaurants/ sights.
This apartment ticks all the boxes.
The owner, Christian, is the perfect mix you need - friendly, approachable, and yet not intrusive or persistent.
If you wish to understand a city, you need to understand it's denizens. And that does not come from living in a barren soulless hotel room, with identical features and lack of personality. You need to live in a HOME.
The myriad personal touches scattered around the apartment here testify to the importance art has in the daily life of the average Viennese. Also evident is the pride they take in their heritage, as is seen in the impeccable way Christian has maintained his centuries old building with love and care.
The apartment is clean, airy, functional, with everything you could possibly need to make your holiday pleasanter.
It is a step away from the amazingly designed subway - Vienna has a wonderfully efficient public transport system.
The supermarket next door is well stocked.
And there is Vienna! With more soul, style and character than most continents have.
Great weather, extremely pleasant, helpful and polite citizens, culture and history at every turn of the head.
Regal, opulent, strangely addictive, this city will call to you again and again.
If so, stay at Christian's!
Spacious apartment in a convenient position
The apartment was quite large and reasonably well supplied, the only extra thing we would have liked is a microwave.
It is only about a fifteen minute walk to the old city and only about two hundred metres to he underground. We found it very convenient as we were travelling without a car.
Christian, the apartment manager was most helpful and obliging.
Our apartments are located in the 2nd quarter at the “Karmeliterviertel”, only a stone's throw away from the historical city center (10 min walk). In 5 minutes you can walk to the beautiful Augarten, to relax or just visite the world famous Augarten china factory. Also nearby is the Danube Canal, which has developed into a boulevard with nice beach bars and restaurants. We should also mention the Karmelitermarkt - a meeting place for young and old, with it´s weekly Saturday farmers' market, with countless austrian organic cheese, meat and vegetable dishes and many other delicacies. Again, there are many good restaurants, bars and meeting places that are frequented by artists, all kind of people. In the Wiener Prater children and parents find traditional “Rummel” and modern attractions side by side. This is the special charm of the Prater. We have also some museums in our district. We do not write here about all the atractions of the historical center because the are known worldwide.
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