Hotels in Vienna, City Break, Budget and Luxury Hotels Vienna

Hotels in Vienna

Vienna hotels run the gamut from majestic palaces fit for a Hapsburg king to budget backpacker’s beds. However, Vienna’s enduring popularity means that rooms fill up quickly during the peak summer months; so it’s best to book as early as possible.

Vienna has an over abundance of mid range accommodation and it’s often possible to get a three (or even four) star hotel for as little as € 50 per night. The Hotel Kavalier located at Linzer Strasse 165 is a good example. The hotel is modern four star option situated in western Vienna near the Schoenbrunn Palace. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed and the hotel boasts a cocktail lounge and a sauna. For a more intimate budget stay try the Hotel Karolinenhof at Jedleseerstrasse 75. The family run three star hotel is situated close to the Danube and makes an ideal base for exploring the city’s attractions.

If you’re able to spend € 100 per night there’s no shortage of hotels to choose from. You’ll also find that you get considerably more for your money than you would in most other European capitals. The four star Best Western Hotel Erzherzog Rainer (Mozartgasse 4) is a handsome building that typifies Viennese architecture. It’s conveniently located in the historic heart of the city and guests can take advantage of sightseeing and theatre shuttle buses. Surrounded by manicured gardens and within walking distance of Belvedere Castle, the three star Hotel Beim Theresianum is a perennial guidebook favourite. The hotel’s cosy atmosphere makes it a popular choice year round so advanced booking is essential. Regular visitors to the Austrian capital will know that Doeblig (otherwise known as the 19th District) constitutes Vienna’s most coveted address. Home to Vienna’s social and political elite; it’s also where you’ll find the four star Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph. The hotel‘s elegant weatherboard exterior gives way to a sumptuously decorated antique interior and you’ll find that every conceivable whim is catered for.

Vienna knows a thing or two about luxury and boasts some truly world class hotels. The Hotel Graben (Dorotheergasse 3) has come a long way since its 18th century roots as a drinking den. Detractors argue that the hotel’s golden days were back in the 1950’s (when it served as a meeting point for writers including Brod and Kafka); however the Graben’s lofty ceilings and art nouveau furnishings exude an undeniable air of old world charm. More contemporary appetites are catered for at the five star Plaza Hilton Vienna (Schottenring 11). As you would expect from such a well regarded international chain the hotel’s list of amenities makes for indulgent reading, yet it’s the La Scala restaurant that’s really the talk of the town.

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