Best Luxury Hotels In Vienna

Vienna, Austria’s illustrious capital, is a harmonious blend of historic splendour and contemporary verve. Renowned for its cultural legacy, shaped by the creative genius of figures like Mozart, Beethoven, and Klimt, this city is a living museum of Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces. Beyond its artistic heritage, Vienna offers a dynamic culinary scene, ranging from traditional Viennese coffee houses that seem to brew tales from the past to innovative restaurants that redefine Austrian cuisine. With its lush green spaces, like the Prater and the Danube Island, Vienna also provides a tranquil escape into nature. This city, which consistently ranks high for its quality of life, invites visitors to experience its unique mix of historical magnificence, cultural richness, and modern sophistication, making it a must-visit destination on the European travel map.

Le Méridien Vienna

(5 stars)

Situated in the city centre between two parks, Le Meridien Vienna is a luxury hotel with an emphasis on combining modern design with ultimate comfort. The rooms are chic, calm and welcoming. There’s a superbly designed fitness centre and spa with its own swimming pool, and you can also book a massage, wellness treatment or session with a personal trainer. There are two lounges – one with a DJ or live music in the evenings, while the other is a little more relaxed and has a champagne bar.

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Le Méridien Vienna

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

(5 stars)

The facade of the Ritz Carlton is one of the most elegant in Vienna, showing its origin as four linked palaces built between 1865 and 1871. The hotel is situated on the prestigious Schubertring. It has a farm-to-table steakhouse along with a lobby lounge for light meals. The D-bar features professional “mixologists” and more than 40 different rums, while the rooftop bar is ideal for taking in Vienna’s skyline. For relaxation, the hotel has a spa, fitness centre and swimming pool. The spa suites can be booked by couples, and feature a private whirlpool bath and luxury amenities.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna

(5 stars)

The Bristol opened in 1892 and is now a Luxury Collection hotel. US Presidents, crowned heads and eminent musicians have all stayed here. Located next to the Opera, the hotel is famous for its personalised concierge service. Some of the suites have art deco styling, and one is situated in a tower, with its own terrace. The Prince of Wales suite offers a library, sauna, living room and study. There’s a contemporary fine dining restaurant, as well as the Bristol Lounge and a winter garden restaurant.

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Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna

The Guesthouse Vienna

(5 stars)

If a boutique hotel is more your kind of thing, the Guesthouse is a member of the Design Hotels group, with Conran-designed interiors. The design ethos is manifest in a relaxed, calm but luxurious hotel that is modern and uncluttered, yet superbly comfortable. The location is right in the middle of the city, behind the Opera. Dogs are welcome, with a free bed and dog cookies provided, and every room has its own espresso machine.

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The Guesthouse Vienna

Palais Hansen Kempinski

(5 stars)

A listed heritage site, this stunning hotel provides luxury in the grand tradition. Its facilities range from modern conference rooms to palatial apartments, reminiscent of old Vienna. There’s a ballroom, a flower shop, a spa and even a cigar lounge – if you travel with your own cigars, you can take advantage of the hotel’s humidor to store them. The hotel is located near the Danube, in the historic heart of Vienna. There are a number of suites – the Presidential is the largest suite in Vienna. Enjoy a great selection of bars and restaurants too.

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Palais Hansen Kempinski

Rosewood Vienna

(5 stars)

The latest of Rosewood’s properties to open in Europe, this hotel has found a home in one of the Old Town’s refined 19th-century Petersplatz buildings, featuring Belle Epoque architecture. It maintains the Rosewood’s stellar spa reputation, with Sense, incorporating five treatment rooms, a social space and a hydrotherapy relaxation room. With 99 rooms and 27 suites, the property showcases Rosewood’s trademark luxurious elegance. Guests can drink in the rooftop bar overlooking the city, dine on a leafy garden terrace, or in a swanky indoor restaurant, feasting on a mix of native and wider European dishes.

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Rosewood Vienna

Do&Co Hotel Vienna

(5 stars)

Do and Co is located right in front of St. Stephen’s cathedral, a stone’s throw from the Opera and Vienna’s best shopping streets – a really superb location. One of the smaller luxury hotels in Vienna Do and Co has a restaurant on the top floor of the hotel with stunning views. The Onyx bar is very popular, and it too has amazing views of the cathedral. The restaurant covers traditional Viennese dishes but it also specialises in sushi, sashimi and fresh fish.

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Do&Co Hotel Vienna

Almanac Palais Vienna

(5 stars)

This 19th-century neo-baroque Palais on the Ringstrasse overlooks the Stadtpark. Recently unveiled after a huge renovation, it features interior design by Jaime Beriestain. There are now 80 suites and 31 bedrooms, with the Vienna Art Suite offering the penthouse experience in shades of beige and gold with a huge carved wooden headboard. Unwind in the Almanac’s two-floor wellness centre, with its 46-foot indoor pool and thermal waters; grab a coffee in the Viennese-style Elias Coffee Shop; and dine in the Alpine-style Donnerskarkt Restaurant & Bar, where plant-based cooking is at the fore.

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Almanac Palais Vienna

The Hoxton, Vienna

The Hoxton Vienna is a striking marble-clad modernist building designed by Carl Appel in the 1950s. This new establishment in Vienna offers a variety of attractions, including a Cuban-inspired rooftop bar, Cayo Coco, with spectacular city views and a swimming pool, a French-by-way-of-New York bistro named Bouvier, and the Salon Paradise cocktail bar. The hotel features 196 rooms decorated with mid-century Austrian designs and modern amenities. The interior, designed by AIME Studios, echoes the mid-century aesthetic and the iconic Wiener Werkstätte movement, featuring travertine walls, terrazzo flooring, and vintage furniture. The hotel presents a playful and elegant atmosphere with its diverse food offerings, creative event spaces like The Auditorium, and a focus on local art and partnerships, making it a vibrant new hotspot in Vienna.  
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The Hoxton, Vienna

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