Archive for May, 2012

May 11th, 2012

Drupal Business Days in Vienna

I popped over to Vienna for a few days a week ago; I was speaking on Saturday at Drupal Business Days, and participated in the conference also on Thursday and Friday.

My trip was pretty hectic. I arrived late on Wednesday evening, took a cab from the airport to the hotel, unpacked, and went to bed. On Thursday I spent the whole day first in the conference and then in the internet and in telcos. Friday followed the suite.

On Saturday I had my talk about growing and managing Drupal organisations, and then decided to relax a bit. I had a couple of hours time to stroll around the shopping streets in the city before taking a taxi back to the airport and catching my plane back to Helsinki.

Fortunately, I’ve been in Vienna earlier and toured most of the obligatory tourist destinations and seen the city outside of the conference rooms.

Simple, affordable, and yet designed

Motel One is a chain of inexpensive hotels mostly in German speaking countries — they do have a couple of hotels in Belgium and the UK. I spent a few nights in Vienna, next to Westbahnhof.

The hotel was very modern and airy, the room was surprisingly big and scarcely furnished, and the bed was big and comfortable. Also the bathroom was very well done with rain head shower. The room lacked all extra stuff that you see in hotel rooms, such as brochures, pens, envelopes, bibles, and so forth. But all that I needed was there.

My price included breakfast and free internet connection — and it was fast. The breakfast was surprisingly good for the price, I paid total around 220€ for three nights, with a number of hams, vegetables, buns, croissants, etc. in a buffet. No bacon, sausages or anything grilled — I eat surprisingly healthy hotel breakfasts.

www.motelone.at, Europaplatz 3, Vienna, Austria, +43 135 9350