From Vienna with Love

The 10 most beautiful hotels in Vienna.

31 July 2020

Vienna - not for nothing voted the world's most livable city for the umpteenth time in a row - has everything to offer that makes a traveller's heart beat faster: A rich history that shows in countless magnificent buildings, great cuisine, beautiful hotels and cosmopolitan vibes! In the greenest city in the world, we find countless art and cultural offerings, recreational areas and posh shopping streets and chic rooftop bars, as well as hideaways of a special kind: historical ambience always paired with the modern demands of today, enveloped by the urban flair of one of the most popular cities in the world. 

Urban retreat: Sans Souci

With discreet luxury, inspiring design and a top location, the Sans Souci Vienna welcomes its guests. Art and culture-loving lifestyle travellers are at the right address here. The location of the boutique hotel in the Spittelberg artists' quarter right next to Vienna's Museumsquartier is ideal for an extravagant cultural weekend - the city's most important museums and sights are only a few minutes' walk away. A real highlight is the "Le Bar": an in-house Laurent Perrier champagne lounge. 

Bathroom with a view - at Hotel San Souci, Vienna.

Historic palace: Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna combines legendary service with Viennese hospitality. Located in four historic 19th-century palaces, this 5-star Viennese hotel combines Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic styles with contemporary luxury. At the Atmosphere Rooftop Bar on the 8th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city. The Ritz-Carlton Spa is home to the longest indoor pool in downtown Vienna at 18 meters. Located directly on Vienna's famous Ringstrasse and just a short walk from the city park, the luxury hotel is the perfect starting point for discovering Vienna.

The Ritz-Carlton is a legendary 5 star hotel in Vienna's city centre.

Exquisite and timeless: Hotel Bristol Vienna

The Hotel Bristol Vienna, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is one of the most exclusive hotels in Vienna - and has been since 1892. From its rooms and suites you can enjoy a unique view of the Vienna State Opera as well as the Vienna Ringstrasse. The location, only a few minutes' walk from the most important sights, also nominates the hotel as the ideal starting point for a tour of the vibrant city. The hotel is an Art Deco jewel and full of living history. It has numerous rooms and suites in both traditional and modern styles. Highlights of the Hotel Bristol Vienna include the striking staircase leading to the suites with views of the State Opera House, the valuable original paintings and antiques, and the open fireplace in the lounge.

The Hotel Bristol is only a few minutes' walk from Vienna's main sights.

Feel the pulse: SO/Vienna

Lively, expressive and full of energy: that's SO/VIENNA - the place to be, to see and to be seen. Located directly on the Danube Canal, just a few minutes from St. Stephen's Cathedral and Vienna's city centre, it is a vibrant hotspot for stylish socialisers from all over the world and trend-conscious locals. Here, it's all about having fun, not taking yourself too seriously and enjoying life to the fullest. In September 2018, the hotel, designed by star architect Jean Nouvel, was added to the exclusive portfolio of lifestyle brand SO/, which sees itself as a dazzling addition to the global hotel scene with its playful yet deliberately rebellious interpretation of luxury hospitality. In the course of this, it was extensively renovated and the colour concept was carefully adapted. Various themes from Vienna's history were taken up, reinterpreted and gently incorporated into the existing ambience.

The restaurant and bar on the 18th floor are the absolute highlight of the modern hotel.

Luxury in the heart of the city: Park Hyatt Vienna

The Park Hyatt Vienna is an incomparable luxury hotel at a stunning location in Vienna's first district. It is the epicentre of luxury and elegance, a wonderful retreat in the heart of Vienna, surrounded by exclusive shopping boutiques and the most famous sights. As soon as you enter the hotel, you find yourself in an architectural gem, as the former bank building combines historical flair with modern interior design. The suites and rooms all stand out with designer furniture. Common materials used in the interior are also wood, marble and pearl. The large marble bathrooms provide a bathtub and separate rain shower. Enjoy these first-class rooms in a typical Viennese atmosphere.

The Park Hyatt Vienna is considered the epicenter of elegance and luxury.

City-Lifestyle: Andaz Vienna am Belvedere

The house presents a blend of contemporary luxury and urban charm, just the right place for culture and art lovers. This outstanding lifestyle hotel, opened in May 2019, is a place where spectacular art meets architecture and city life. Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, the Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere is uniquely located in the new Quartier Belvedere, surrounded by greenery and numerous cultural attractions. The urban designed rooms and suites with unique interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows give a detailed insight into the local culture. The highlight of the Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere is the rooftop bar "Aurora", where you can enjoy Nordic design, refreshing cocktails and a unique view over Vienna.

The Andaz Vienna am Belvedere offers an outstanding view of the city.

Feeling at home: The Guesthouse Vienna

The Guesthouse Vienna is located in the heart of Vienna, right behind the Opera and the famous Albertina. The perfect starting point to discover the charming capital of Austria! To have the feeling of having arrived from the very first moment - this is exactly what the design hotel The Guesthouse Vienna enables its guests to do. It offers a home away from home, even if you are only in town for a short visit. This includes the possibility to invite friends to your room - just like at home. The rooms feel like a private apartment and at the same time offer all the luxury you could wish for. The British star designers Sir Terence Conran and Conran & Partners have succeeded in generating an unagitated, elegant design language and in combining trend awareness, comfort and functionality in the interior design to create a style all of its own.

The brilliant location and the adjoining Schanigarten give The Guesthouse Vienna a special ambience.

Urban Feeling: Old Town Vienna

Here you can be kissed by the muse: At the unique boutique hotel on Spittelberg, in the middle of Vienna's artists' district. The rooms and suites all bear the individual signature of famous architects, designers and artists, such as star architect Matteo Thun or Austria's fashion star Lena Hoschek. A remarkable collection of contemporary art also makes art lovers' hearts beat faster. 

The Altstadt Vienna is a modern-urban hotel in Vienna.

Luxury and Viennese charm: Palais Hansen Kempinski

The 5-star Superior Palais Hansen Kempinski offers a modern and luxurious lifestyle in the historic Ringstrasse Palais. The listed palace is located in the centre of Vienna in the 1st district, not far from the most popular sights. In the immediate vicinity of the Hofburg and the Vienna State Opera, you can enjoy the ambience of yesteryear and the amenities of a modern luxury hotel in a magnificent historic building. 

The history of the Palais Hansen Kempinski dates back to 1873.

Reach for the stars: MOOONS Vienna

Affordable, urban, modern - that's the brand new MOOONS Hotel Vienna. The boutique hotel opens in September 2020 and is a place where design, luxury, creative ideas and surprisingly low prices are combined. Directly opposite Vienna's new main train station, MOOONS shines in futuristic design. From here, you can walk into the city centre, and the connections to public transport, the motorway and the airport are also excellent. Thanks to its central location, the MOOONS is ideal for both a business trip and a city trip. As the name suggests, the moon and, derived from it, circles and round shapes are the dominant elements in the modern design hotel.

In addition to a quiet garden area facing the courtyard, MOOONS also offers a roof terrace with 360° views over Vienna.

Picture credits: San Souci, The Ritz-Carlton Vienna, Bristol Vienna, SO/Vienna, Park Hyatt Vienna, Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, Guesthouse Vienna, Altstadt Vienna, Palais Hansen Kempinski, MOOOS Vienna

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