Your guide to Vienna’s best boutique hotels

Whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned visitor looking for a special stay in Vienna, these properties have been selected by the Austrian Tourist Office for their prestigious ‘Austria Collection’. This is why…

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Hotel Altstadt Vienna

A carefully restored 19th-century patrician house, the Altstadt Vienna is a meeting place for lovers of art and a haven for travellers seeking a hotel with character.

All 45 rooms and suites are individually designed, many by renowned designers such as Matteo Thun and POLKA.

Personal service combined with bold innovation has made the Altstadt Vienna what it is today: an epicenter of fine living.

From €279 a night.

Boutique Hotel Harmonie Vienna

Modern comfort melds with dance, art and Viennese charm at the completely renovated Boutique Hotel Harmonie Vienna.

With a visionary art concept by Peruvian artist Luis Casanova Sorrola driving the hotel, the design combines themes of dance performances with the energy of soloist ballet dancers from the Vienna State Opera. The result sees each of the 66 guest rooms transformed into a unique art experience.

The Boutique Hotel Harmonie Vienna is also one of the first hotels in Vienna to hold three certificates for sustainability, allergy-friendliness and organic products.

From €138 a night.

Hotel Sacher Vienna

As Vienna’s great privately-owned luxury hotel, Hotel Sacher was established in 1876 by Eduard Sacher; son of the creator of the famous Original Sacher-Torte.

Renowned for its elegant ambiance and gracious hospitality in the heart of Vienna, Hotel Sacher also claims the highest technique and service standards, precious antiques, original art work, noble carpets and mulberry silk wall papers in each of the 149 rooms and suites.

Click here to read our full undercover review of Hotel Sacher.

From €510 a night.


Hotel Stefanie

With more than 400 years of history, Hotel Stefanie is one of the most traditional hotels in Vienna.

Today it is a successful combination of old and new, with modern amenities complimenting antiques dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

The on-site restaurant ‘Stefanie’ is a perfect example of Austrian hospitality, while Viennese cuisine and wines are served in the imperial ballroom, as well as in the courtyard garden during the summer season.

From €77 a night.

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

An architectural masterpiece in the heart of Vienna, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is a bold contrast to the traditional cityscape that surrounds it.

Inspired by the Gothic magnificence of nearby St. Stephen’s Cathedral, renowned French architect Jean Nouvel has created a soaring sloping tower wrapped with glass, which reflects Vienna’s historic skyline, making the luxury hotel a living work of art.

Inside however is 182 exquisitely designed guest rooms and suites, with bold colour schemes and top-end appliances.

From €220 a night.

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof

What was once the Herrenhof coffee house has been transformed into a modern city hotel, stylish restaurant and café/bar.

Located in the heart of the historic city center, the hotel is close to many of Vienna’s attractions including the nearby Imperial Palace, state opera house, the Golden Quarter, Kohlmarkt and Graben.

From €179 a night.

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

Designed to be a hotel for the World Exhibition in 1873, the five-star Hotel Palais Hansen Kempinski is a stately landmark on the Ringstrasse.

With its sleek lobby, premiere spa facilities and two award-winning restaurants, the hotel is at once innovative and classic, relaxed and unconventional.

From €350 a night.

Ambassador Hotel Vienna

A favourite for luminaries from the worlds of music, art and culture for more than 100 years the Ambassador Hotel is a Viennese institution.

Set within the Ringstrasse in the historic centre of Vienna its Beaux-Arts-style building is an ideal base for exploring landmarks such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the State Opera and Imperial Palace, or for a shopping spree along Kaerntner Strasse.

A real hidden gem is the winter garden overlooking one of Vienna’s most picturesque squares where guests can enjoy Austrian specialties.

From €230 a night.

Hotel Grand Ferdinand

Opened in October 2015 the noble Ringstrassen building was transformed from its anonymous 1950s style into an extraordinary hotel after a make-over by hotelier Florian Weitzer.

The boutique hotel has a rooftop pool and three restaurants for its 188 guest rooms.

From €180 a night.

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna is located next to the Stadtpark on the famous Ringstrasse.

A former imperial palace the hotel is a luxury traveler favourite with the only luxury Club Lounge in Vienna, its own Ritz-Carlton Spa and spectacular views over the city at the Atmosphere Rooftop Bar.

The hotel’s Dstrikt Steakhouse is the best in the city and the Lobby Lounge is known for Vienna’s most creative afternoon tea.

From €385 a night.

The Guesthouse Vienna

Being a Terence Conran boutique hotel the Guesthouse Vienna has all the style and luxury you would expect from the great British designer.

Conran has imbued the hotel with local touches such as iconic bentwood chairs emblematic of the Viennese modern design era and on the menu local classic like Schnitzel and goulash.

Designed to be a home away from home the central location is gtreat for exploring the historic centre of Vienna.

From €240 a night.

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