What We Love
- An elegant Viennese Art Nouveau bolt-hole in a 19th-century building with roof terraceThe city centre location – right in the heart of Vienna’s Innere Stadt, but on a tucked-away street
- The roof terrace, with views over Vienna’s rooftops
- Sophisticated design, from interesting artwork hanging in the rooms to the objets d’art in the public areas
What To Know
- Located on a quiet dead-end street
- Within walking distance of all of Old Town's attractions and restaurants
- Free WiFi works well
Frédéric Chopin once said that Vienna is a “handsome, lively city.” The composer was right: Vienna is one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals, studded with baroque architecture, musical history and an intellectual legacy, thanks to great thinkers like Sigmund Freud. Chic Hotel Kärntnerhof, in Vienna’s city centre, keeps this creed beautifully. Despite its central location, the boutique bolthole, set in a 19th-century building with an Art Nouveau-meets-Italian-meets-French design flavour, is quaint and quiet.
The small property feels like a grand family home, with an eclectic range of art, an elegant parlour to while away the afternoon and a roof terrace to unwind after a day spent sightseeing. The building has an interesting history: after World War Two, it had a brief spell as brothel ‘Madame Rosa’. That’s the thing about Vienna, a European City of Culture – even the place where you lay your head has an interesting story. Hotel Kärntnerhof garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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This is the perfect little hotel in Vienna! The blue-grey decor is classic, beautiful and perfectly Viennese. The rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. Nice breakfast. Helpful staff. I loved getting a cup of tea to take to me room and warm me up before bed after a long day of sightseeing, christmas markets and dinner. The location can't be beat.
We found the Kaerntnerhof Hotel to be an ideal place to stay in Vienna. It is very conveniently located- just a 5 minute walk from where the airport bus stops, and another 5 minutes to St. Stephansplatz. The hotel staff gave us wonderful restaurant recommendations, the room was comfortable and clean, and we had a really lovely stay there. Just a note about Vienna- it is a very clean city and easy to tourist. Also, you can drink the tap water- it is quite good. I travel a lot and try not to drink bottled water if it's not necessary (no one wants to get sick). There is too much plastic waste in the world and I try to do my part not to contribute any more.
Our lodging in Vienna was the quaint Kaerntnerhof hotel in Gashofgasse. Situated off Lugeck and walking distance from Schwedenplatz, this hotel is a true gem. It has 1930's decor, rooms are spacious and nicely done. Walls are covered in eye-pleasing wall paper. Only negative is that rooms have no fridges. One is spoilt for choice during breakfast and it runs from 7am till 11am. The staff are polite, courteous and very helpful.
Very central location (4 minutes from the Cathedral) yet situation in a quiet cul de sac. Efficient and helpful service, spacious room and a good buffet breakfast with lovely coffee. In the heatwave conditions we longed for air con. Hotel provided a fan which just about kept us cool enough for sleep!
A very elegant and charming boutique hotel in Vienna, conveniently located yet off the main streets. Great staff with excellent dinner recommendations. Clean well-appointed room, quite large compared to others I've stayed in.