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What We Love

  • The palatial look makes it feel as though you’re the heir to the Austrian throne
  • Champagne brunch with fluffy cheese omelets whipped up by gourmet chefs
  • Suites include dedicated butler
  • Free WiFi access

What To Know

  • Hotel Imperial offers full and half-day limousine tours of Vienna, as well as the surrounding woodlands and cities
  • Reservations for the in-house restaurant can be made online, unless your party exceeds four

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Stately palace-turned-hotel, with remarkable interiors and a champagne brunch fit for royalty

The Look

Originally built in 1863 as the new residence for the Prince of Württemberg, Hotel Imperial has a decidedly palatial look. No expense was spared in the majestic two-story entrance hall, which is filled with colorful marble, giant bucolic landscape paintings, crystal chandeliers and striking statues. The venerated property transports guests back to 19th-century opulence, and a garnet carpet running the length of the imposing lobby staircase makes it easy to feel as though you’re the heir to the Austrian throne.

Bed and Bath

Hotel Imperial’s 138 guestrooms and suites are decorated to play on the regal pomp of the 1800s, featuring high stucco ceilings, original oil paintings, star-patterned parquet floors, inlaid wood cabinetry and beautifully restored antiques. Silk-covered walls complement clawfoot chairs and ottomans in shades of emerald-green, royal blue, ruby-red and peach. Floor-to-ceiling drapes frame oversize windows that offer views of Vienna’s picturesque streets and rooftops, while bathrooms are dressed in fine Italian marble, and have heated floors ready to warm guests’ feet after a shower — or a bath in the lavish separate tub. A stay in a suite also includes a dedicated butler who can help make travel arrangements, deliver room service 24/7 and even hand-iron the newspaper.

Beyond

Socialize with other guests at Hotel Imperial’s intimate Bar Maria Theresia while a pianist plays soothing melodies, or sit down for a classic Viennese meal from head chef Rupert Schnait in the hotel restaurant. Café Imperial’s brunch is one of the best in town, pairing fried eggs or omelets with champagne flutes. More modern amenities include a 24-hour business center, as well as a gym and sauna on the fifth floor.

In the Area

Mere steps from Hotel Imperial are several leafy parks, including Stadtpark, Resselpark and the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna. But one of the biggest draws in the neighborhood is Vienna’s Belvedere Museum, a huge repository of art and architecture, from medieval works to a fine collection of Viennese Secession artwork.

How to Get There

Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna
Kaerntner Ring 16
Vienna, 1015 Austria

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1381 Reviews
It seeps with history.
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hotel is exquisite!! The service exceptional! Our room was
beautiful. We enjoyed the daily treats brought to our room. The bar/lounge was stunning with superb service. The friendly, night bartender made cocktails to order. The Breakfast Martini with Chopin Vodka is my new favorite drink (if only I knew how to make it 😃). The front desk was efficient, helpful and friendly. It was truly a memorable stay.

Wonderful experience of Imperial royalty and hospitality.
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hotel Imperial is exclusive luxury hotel in Vienna with iconic grandiose exterior and interior. It is conveniently located in a prime location directly on the Ring.
Our room - a maisonette suite had splendid view of famous Karl’s church and Musikverein.
Staff is very hospitable and made sure that our stay was as comfortable as it could be.
The buffet breakfast is good but the spread is not comparable with the standard of the hotel. Breads were bit hard and lacked the expected freshness.
Overall a wonderful experience of royalty and hospitality.

Still our favorite
Reviewed 1 week ago

2.7,2.8.2019

Stayed here again for the umpteenth time and we really enjoy this hotel.

Is it old, yes. Does it need a remodel, yes

Despite all that the charm is there plus a great staff.

Hoping they remodel sooner than later with new FFE, LED lighting, new bathrooms and showers (rip the tubs and bidets out no one uses them anyway) put large showers with great water pressure in at the least....that will make guests very happy.

the Doctor Hit me with some BIG LOVE ❤️💕 and a helpful VOTE!

2.8.19 the Doc! a Lifetime Platinum Elite with 1,000 room nights.

Fit for a King!
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived at the hotel I was in love. Greeted at the door by friendly staff, a gorgeous stately lobby and a beautiful room. We stayed here for four days and never once had a bad experience. The hotel was super close to everything we wanted to see and do. And the amenities were top of the line in every way.

Outstanding!!!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel Imperial is one of the most magnificent palatial five star hotels in Europe.

As you enter this breathtakingly illustrious palace,you feel magically encapsulated in time.We were greeted by the most gracious staff one could ever dream to encounter.

From the lobby to the Royal Staircase,there is a synthesis of marble,statues,stunning crystal chandeliers.We stayed at the Elisabeth Suite,which is spacious with blue furnishings,very opulent.The complimentary Vienesse biscuits and the petit Imperial Torte were delicious.

We had the pleasure to lunch at the Imperial Cafe,which serves traditional viennese dishes,unarguably offers the best Wiener Schnitzel in the city.The staff at the Imperial Cafe were very agreeable and engaging.There is a sense of personalized service,also private butler service.Till next time.