4.5
Very Good 1363 Reviews
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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 1363 Reviews
Beautiful and memorable
Reviewed 1 day ago

Service and environment are first class, location is spectacular. I was fortunate enough (as Platinum Elite) to be upgraded to a wonderful suite on the second floor overlooking the action below. Definitely got me in a Vienna mood. Highly recommend.

Wonderful hotel to stay in during the Christmas holidays
Reviewed 4 days ago

The "Hotel Imperial" is a wonderful hotel to stay during
the Christmas holidays. Beautiful tree and decorations,
staff was very friendly and helpful. Had a standard room which
had plenty of space for all our luggage. Bed was very comfortable
and turned down every night with chocolates. Fresh fruit platter in
the room along with bottled water. All needed amenities in the bath
room. Breakfast is a buffet with enough choices to suit any tastes along
with champagne, fresh juices and the best hot coffee. Perfect location to
walk about anywhere to see most attractions. Would definitely stay again
and recommend. The departing Christmas bag filled with goodies was a
perfect touch to a wonderful 4 days in Vienna.

Advent Brunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a big birthday disappointment! My mom purchased two vouchers here, under the conditions that I am vegan. Food was uneatable and I am truly disappointed that they have lied to her. It's crazy that a five star hotel cannot cater for vegans.

Short break
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Vienna for 4 days a Friday to a Monday. As soon as we walked into this hotel the decor was outstanding and breathe taking. The rooms are astonishing clean and immaculate. The bed was so comfortable I didn't want to get out of it. We was welcomed with a lovely plate of fruit and each night we had chocolate left for us. The breakfast was good you could ask for anything and it was no trouble at all to the waiters who was professional at all times. Service was excellent!! I cannot fault anything at this hotel and would recommend this hotel to anyone. It was worth every penny. Definitely stay here again without a second thought. The owners should be proud of their staff for working so hard to keep this beautiful hotel in tip top condition and looking after the clients.

Vienna Stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vienna is truely a wonderful city and the Imperial is magnificent. Loved every part of this stay. The hotel is wonderful and furnished so well. We chose a junior suit and certainly wasn't disappointed. It makes a difference having so much room.