Einzigartige Kultur, ausgezeichnete Kulinarik und zahlreiche Sehenswürdigkeiten: Wien zählt nach wie vor zu den schönsten Reisezielen Europas. Wer einen Aufenthalt in Österreichs Donaumetropole plant, sollte diese fünf tollen Hotels jedenfalls auf seine Liste der besten Places to stay setzen.
© Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

These are the best hotels in Vienna

Unique culture, excellent cuisine and numerous sights: Vienna remains one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe. These five hotels are at the top of our list of the best places to stay in the Danube metropolis.

May 3, 2022

Vienna, oh Vienna! We can't get enough of Austria's capital: Around every corner, a piece of centuries-old history awaits - or, even better, a slice of warm apple strudel, accompanied, of course, by a good cup of coffee. In the city center, the clatter of horses' hooves still resounds through the alleys, while the Viennese hastily dine in the many excellent restaurants or go on a shopping spree in the Kärntnerstrasse. But also when it comes to good vibes, great rooftop bars or clubs, the metropolis on the Danube is at the forefront. In short: Vienna is simply great. Just like these five unique hotels that make visiting the city all the more enjoyable. 

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Vienna enchants with charming alleys, buildings and great coffee house culture. © Jacek Dylag (l.), Irenefilms (r.)

The newcomer: THE LEO GRAND

Just opened, THE LEO GRAND knows how to impress with many things. On the one hand, there is the excellent location, only a few steps away from St. Stephen's Cathedral. Or, in the interior of the house, the unpretentious mix of modern stylistic confidence and traditional elegance, which speaks to the long history of the baroque building. The hotel's motto - "More than a hotel" - was also chosen wisely: The Leo Grand, with its five stars, houses 76 fabulous rooms and suites as well as DOTS, which serves avant-garde fusion cuisine. The hotel also regularly hosts events, such as the Salon Jungle.

Bauernmarkt 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 5322250
Web: theleogrand.com
Price: from € 399,-/night

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Vienna's new opening THE LEO GRAND should definitely be on your hotel bucket list. © THE LEO GRAND

The trendy: SO/ Vienna

The SO/ Vienna on Vienna's lively Danube Canal is undoubtedly one of the top places to be in Austria's capital. The hotel, designed by star architect Jean Nouvel, sees itself as a new interpretation of the luxury hotel - playful, rebellious and quite stylish. That's how the 182 rooms and 26 suites present themselves. The sense of taste also gets its money's worth at SO/ Vienna: The LOFT Restaurant, Bar & Lounge was awarded two forks (87 points) by Falstaff for its outstanding gourmet cuisine. Relax in the SO/ Spa on the top floor with a panoramic sauna, Jacuzzis and treatment rooms. 

SO/ Vienna
Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 906160
Web: so-vienna.com
Price: from € 210,-/night

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Among the top trend hotels in Vienna: the SO/ Vienna on Vienna's Danube Canal. © SO/ Vienna

The Chic: Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

Neoclassical architecture, modern interiors, an elegant color palette and plenty of Viennese charm: The Palais Hansen of the luxury chain Kempinski is one of the chicest hotels in the Danube metropolis. The highlight is EVARDS, which has already been awarded a Michelin star for its Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine. The Lobby Lounge & Bar, with its popular afternoon tea and live piano, also adds a lot of flair to the Palais Hansen. For an authentic Viennese experience, a horse-drawn carriage waits at the entrance to carry guests through the winding streets of the tradition-rich city. Those returning to the hotel can relax in the 800-square-meter Kempinski The Spa with its extensive sauna landscape and treatment rooms. Simply amazing!

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
Schottenring 24, 1010 Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 2361000
Web: kempinski.com
Price: from € 285,-/night 

Where history meets modernity: chic luxury at the Palais Hansen Kempinski. © Palais Hansen Kempinski

The urban: MOOONS Hotel Vienna

The MOOONS Hotel Vienna is located opposite Vienna's main train station and welcomes trendsetters with its mix of luxury and futuristic modern design. In this regard the hotel was inspired by the moon, nomen est omen. Accordingly, you will find all kinds of circular shapes, light installations and combinations of gold, light and dark shades in the cool boutique hotel. Apart from 170 great rooms, the MOOONS also houses a gym, a restaurant as well as its own garden and the ROOOFTOP BAR with a panoramic view over Vienna. Especially great: MOOONS offers mobile check-in and takeaway breakfast - perfect for those just coming from the train station or having to rush to the train.

MOOONS Hotel Vienna
Wiedner Gürtel 16, 1040 Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 96226
Web: mooons.com
Price: from € 97,-/night

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Futuristic modern design can be found at MOOONS in Quartier Belvedere. © MOOONS

The luxurious: Hotel Bristol Vienna

The exclusive Hotel Bristol am Ring is worth a stay for its direct view of the imposing Vienna State Opera House alone. The Art Deco building, dating from 1892, breathes history and, with its beautiful rooms, striking staircase, and great works of art and antiques, can actually be considered a sight in itself. Guests stay in one of 150 rooms and suites, dine in the gourmet restaurant, or enjoy a sundowner in the iconic Bristol Bar before heading out into Vienna's turbulent nightlife.

Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna
Kärntner Ring 1, 1010 Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 515160
Web: bristolvienna.com
Price: from € 300,-/night

The Bristol transports travelers to Vienna's glorious past. © Hotel Bristol Vienna

Vienna is and remains a hotspot for great hotels and accommodations. Thus, between 20 and 40 new hotels are to be built by 2023, some of which are already hotly anticipated, such as the Rosewood Vienna. But also the Hotel Indigo at the Naschmarkt or the Hotel Motto directly on the Mariahilferstrasse are well worth a visit. Anyone spending a few days in Austria's beautiful capital can look forward to a wide selection of outstanding hotels.

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