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Edith's Central Vienna B & B with great location and exclusive accommodations

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for larger parties, up to 12 - 13 guests in two spacious suites.

Centrally located inside the Ring (Vienna's historic 1st district), our building is on the corner of Borsegasse / Esslinggassee. This first class Bed & Breakfast service represents true Viennese style with a 19th Century ambiance.


There are 2 suites; the Buddha suite and the Baroque suite - each has its own spacious bathroom / toilet / and each sleeps up to 6 guests.

The apartment with its 4 meters plus (inner height) ceilings provide ample space, the atmosphere is reflecting the past; elegance... with antique style, Persian rugs, precious chandeliers and furnishings in its suites.

The BUDDHA suite's carved historic Indian temple-doors in the main room, with an adjacent small room, an upstairs loft /king-size bed / an entrance to the spacious bathroom, a mini kitchen, separate from the main room. There is an additional toilet in the entry hallway.

The BAROQUE suite has also a full size loft with a king size bed and a twin sleeper, downstairs in the main space, a convertible bed opens to king-size, a double bed complete the sleeping arrangement. It has a spacious full-bath and separate WC. Sleeps up to 6 guest.

The suites have entry doors with alternate entry/exits, but no locks, there is maximum security in the whole building, former US Ambassador owns the second floor here. The suites open to the main common area dining hall where breakfast is served.

The apartment has been remodeled (in 2002) with modern facilities; air-conditioning, central heating, free WiFi, cable TV and of course access to the fully equipped kitchen/dining is offered... as well as other amenities through-out your stay. Breakfast and taxes are all inclusive in the price.

Guided city tours are offered; also to Grinzing (wine tasting), to Carnuntum, or the city of Sopron (a treasure chest on the Hungarian border).

Most major attractions are only 10-15 walking minutes or with convenient public transportation: streetcar/tram #1 and D stops are 150 yards from our building, 500 feet to the U-Banh (underground Metro) #2 and #4.

As much personal service or as little as you wish can be customized to individual request with a unique and friendly host or hostess - lives on the premises.

More Details

Ms.Edith and son Laszlo Beres
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, hungarian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Ms.Edith and son Laszlo Beres

Ms Edith B Molnar, a former teacher, film-maker (assistant director), entrepreneur - businesswoman, writer / poet...Truly experienced with a lifetime of achievements. As a child lived through WWII, as teenager participated in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution against Soviet terror, defected to the West in 1971 with her son Laszlo, who became a US Olympian in 1988, 1989 US national champion and world champion, '89 US Athlete of the year.

Vivien her grand-daughter is a student of international relations, communication of the Pazmany university in Budapest achieved a scholarship to Lisbon extended studies, and she is a great dancer, now also trainer.

Ms.Edith and son Laszlo Beres purchased this apartment in 1945

Why Ms.Edith and son Laszlo Beres chose Roßau

The true happiness comes from sharing, giving and love

This centrally located B&B in Vienna's prestigious first district is our family's safe heaven since the WWII ended. It contains memories and treasures collected (or rather rescued from the war).

We opened our historic home for visitors to share and enjoy the elegance of the past, and beauty of Vienna and Budapest. Both cities are listed among the top 25 of the world's best cities to visit.

Despite of the renovation we kept the original style and added carefully modern facilities such as air-condition, central heating, modernized kitchen, bathrooms, etc.

It has been a pleasure to accept the complements and see the smiling faces of our guests, and see them return.

What makes this apartment unique

If you choose to stay in our accommodation, you may expect everything you would in a elegant hotel, not so formal but with more personal and customized care.

Our city tours are taking the guests to hidden sites and history in every step on the way.

Vienna's great location: in the center, however quiet with a park and play-ground across our building. Near to public transportation and conveniences.

The capital of the former Hapsburg Empire, the city was established by the Romans - named Vindobona, offers limitless sites, culture, history, entertainment and gastronomic delights to its visitors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ms. Edith,

It hardly seems as if it’s been a year since our family stayed in your lovely home in Vienna. What a wonderful time we had! We thank you again for your hospitality. We have such fond memories of our stay with you, especially the lovely Christmas-eve dinner you prepared for us and the singing together. It was just a perfect way to spend the holiday time.

Out entire trip went very well. As we hoped when we planned it, our children and grandchildren have a lifetime of memories.

We hope 2014 has been a good year for you and that you are doing well and looking forward to the new year.

With love,

Bruce and Jo Caldwell
Dec 2013
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Roßau Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • TOILETTE - toilet , An extra separate WC with basin/adjacent to Buddha
    Bathroom 1 in Buddha suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Shower-stall
    Bathroom 2 in Baroque suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , there is a separate WC
  • Each suite has its own full bath and separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Buddha suite main - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is a large, spacious suite that has an attachment loft.
    Buddha suite loft - 1 king , The loft is part of the rm next to the suite w bath under it
    Baroque suite loft - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The loft is open space above the main Baroque suite floor.
    Baroque suite - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This large suite, spacious and includes the loft, sleeps 6.
  • There are two suites available, each can sleep up to 6 guests. The Buddha suite has a small room that has a loft w king size bed, under it is the bathroom / toilet, in the hallway another toilet. Also under the loft is a mini-kitchen. The Baroque suite has a loft - open space and a bathroom with separate toilet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hostess offers cooking classes for Viennese/Hungarian specialties from century old family recipes. Cook to learn Hungarian / Viennese... arrange it with Ms. Edith Personalized City Tours available on request and also airport pick up - drop-off offered on request.


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Edith's Central Vienna B & B with great location and exclusive accommodations
average rating of 4.5925927 based on 58 reviews

Ideal for a large family!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying with Edith in her charming home - comfortable and centrally located. Our family group spanned three generations and having the two apartments was perfect. Edith is a helpful and attentive host.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot near Vienna Center

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay with Edith at her B and B in Vienna's Innere Stadt. We were traveling with our son and daughter in law and our two granddaughters aged 1 and 4. Having both apartments gave us the perfect blend of privacy and accessibility and put us within walking distance of everything we wanted to see and do as well as the convenient subway system. The little park across the street was a wonderful place for the little ones to use up some excess energy. The only negative, a small one, is that the internet never really worked properly. It was a wonderful vacation and very interesting listening to Edith tell stories of old Vienna, Hungary and Europe. She also gave us many good suggestions of places to visit, things to do and restaurants. She was a very gracious hostess.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, helpful and a very interesting host ...

  • 3 of 5

This apartment is in a very good location in the inner staadt of Vienna. Easily accessible by car. Parking is available for free on weekends and during night hours directly in front of the building.

It was a bit of a challenge to get into the building when we arrived as it too a long time and multiple attempts of ringing the doorbell to get Edith's attention on the upper floor of a closed, secured apartment building. The building itself is a regal structure and looks very interesting.

Edith was full of helpful information on the sights to see around Vienna and about getting to them via public transport (we left our car parked during our stay and opted to use the hop on hop off bus). She also had a lot of suggestions for dining options which are plentiful in the area.

The unit itself is not as large as advertised (Barouke suite) 1100 sq ft. The biggest drawback and the reason for the 3 stars .... the place is way too crowded with a lot of stuff and hardly much space to keep our things and maneuver around (and we travel very lightly).

Breakfast is pretty lean and basic and we had to remind the host to provide it. One would think a B&B would have both B's covered.

In addition to the ideal location of the place other guests should engage in a conversation with Edith - she has a wealth of memorabilia to share with interesting and unique facts of history she has lived through and she willingly shared her experiences with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, We appreciate your choosing us for your stay in Vienna. In response to your review, I would like to clarify some point for the convenience of our future guests. Right after every booking we are sending location information for arrival details. In Vienna my mobile phone is recommended to ring me on, and let me know you have arrived. I would go and meet guest at the entrance to take them to the elevator and to the apartment, show how to use the keys and the elevator. Just ringing the doorbell only, is not a best way, because others could be in the apartment, and I may be in one of the lofts, where hearing it is impossible. Regarding the Baroque suite - there is no description of 1100 square-foot, as a B&B we are sharing our exclusive historic apartment with guests by offering 2 suites and using the third one as owner/manager's private area. There is no such offering as "ambassador's suite" we do have a Buddha suite, with built-in Indian temple-doors (2-4meters) - each suite with one bathroom only and clearly explained the availability of 4-6 persons/suite - in the true centre Vienna - all antiques with Persian rugs and rare items. Furnishings are for use and decoration to provide the appropriate atmosphere. I suggest for all to read the descriptions and take a look of the photos, pay attention to arrival instructions. Thank you, Ms Edith.
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Elegant apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son, and I spent five great days in Vienna and were very comfortable in Edith's apartment. There was plenty of room for us (we slept downstairs while our son had a big bed in an upstairs loft), two bathrooms, and the main kitchen was well supplied when the local market was closed. The furnishings are truly wonderful - many carpets and comfortable chairs. Edith gave us clear directions for the public transportation, recommended restaurants and other local attractions (like the wonderful flea & farmers markets at Kettenbruckengasse on the way to Schonbrunn), and served us a characteristic Viennese breakfast. The location is great too, just a couple of blocks from the Ring. Wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Student team

  • 5 of 5

We were very warmly welcome in a beautiful and comfortable appartment, in which we shared so many great things. It was an extraordinary human adventure.

Thanks for everything Edith, your kindness and breakfeasts. You really made part of a trip that we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year in Vienna

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of four who stayed in Vienna over the New Years weekend with another family. The apartment was a great location (easy walk to the center, close to public transport) and comfortable. As described in other reviews, the apartments do not really offer separate rooms per se - but rather a sleeping loft and a big comfortable, eclectic living room with comfortable beds. Edith was very generous with her time and ideas. She arranged dance lessons (viennese waltz) with a private instructor, offered to teach us how to make strudel, arranged taxis and enthusiastically provided recommendations about where to go and not to go to tap into authentic vienna. She offered to make us a special new years meal and provided the kids with gift. Thank you, Edith, for your kindness and support. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Vienna International Airport / Schwechat
Nearest Barpub
Restaurant and Bar in our building
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
In Prater - Vienna's famous amusement park
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Vienna Westbahnhof
Nearest Motorway
200 Kilometres
M1 Autobahn to Budapest (2.5 hours)
Nearest Restaurant
Restaurant in our building
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Semmering / Stuhleck
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Open beach on the Danube
Car: not necessary

Prater Amusement Park, Wildlife Viewing (Zoo), Opera/Operette/Musicals, Concerts, Imax, Horse Drawn-Carriage Rides or hoseback riding (in Prater), open beach on the Danube (Donau Insel), thermal baths (Oberlaa, Doblinger Bad..).

Great playground for children in front of our bldg! Site-seeing boat-rides in the city and to Wachau, Melk, to the twin-city Bratislava (1 hour), bicycle rentals - no cost - bicycle paths throughout the city...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage deposits are not collected, however if damages or losses occur, we require the repair or replacement fees onsite. Our apartment and front gate keys are €60 (EUR) to replace if lost. There is one entry door to the apartment - which is divided into 3 suites: the Buddha suite €150 / night and the Baroque suite €150 / night, plus €30 additional guest above two can sleep up to 6 adults in each suite. At the back end of the apartment is a small living space for the host/hostess.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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