At the moment, WiFi is now free for all guests of the hotel. But even the press release didn't guarantee that this would stick around, despite how important we think free WiFi is. The excuse is that if they launch higher bandwidth WiFi for media streaming then they might want to charge for it. Let's just hope a place as fancy as the Grand Hotel Wien will let us check our email for free now and into the future as well.
Grand Hotel In Vienna Grandly Gives Us WiFi
When you turn up to stay at the Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna, you'll likely be thinking along the lines of "old elegance" and "grand luxury" rather than "high technology" – but you might be pleasantly surprised.
This grand old dame of a hotel has just got itself hooked up to a WiFi network system which claims to be one of the best. (Well, actually it claims to be the best, but we think that's hard to prove). The NonStop Wireless Networking, a Belden brand, has been installed in 140 different access points within the hotel – we assume that means that most or all of the guest rooms now have WiFi. The system has actually been extended to the hotel across the road, The Ring, which is owned by the same company.