Since opening in 1872, Brenners has been part of a grand journey with an incredible story. Over the years, the hotel has hosted and catered to many celebs and dignitaries, most recently President Obama and Chancellor Merkel.
The original hotel rooms are reminiscent of an English country house which for me was a little disappointing. While very comfortable and spacious with high ceilings, original features and wonderful views over the park and the historic Lichtentaler Allee, they do not ‘wow’ at all. All individually decorated, they are old fashioned in style, with fiddly original door chains on the main door and balcony doors which are difficult to take off and could cause delays in an emergency evacuation.
More up-to-date inspiration is found when you book into the guest rooms located within the spa building, the Villa Stephanie, redone and relaunched in 2015. Covering an impressive 5000 m² (54,000 ft²), this villa has twelve rooms and three suites and offers the ultimate spa experience in what is an entire mansion devoted to the spa journey. Within, there is also a salon which operates like a club lounge, with refreshments served throughout the day: smoothies, fruit cups, etc.
I should mention that this hotel is perfect for single travellers. Very ‘zen’, if you’re on your own, you will not feel awkward here in any way. The culinary experience follows suit too, as the food is simply wonderful and is geared up to suit all dietary requirements; you are encouraged to speak to the chefs about any special needs that you may have, again with no issues over feeling uncomfortable if you are dining alone.
- Daily breakfast for two
- Continental breakfast in Salon Lichtental
- Room upgrade upon arrival
- Maximum upgrade level of accommodation applies
- Spa credit
- €85 for treatments at Brenners Destination Spa in Villa Stephanie (one credit per stay)
- VIP welcome
- Mineral water and fruits in room upon arrival
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
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