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.
How to Get There
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.
Traveled to Vienna with my wife and 2 children (5 years and 6 months). I found this hotel from researching "children friendly hotels" in the Stephansplatz area. I called to see what kind of rooms would be available, and I booked a "large room" for the 4 of us. The booking was a breeze and check-in was simple. We arrived early (around 11am) but the room was ready for us already. The room included a fullsize bed, a smaller twin-size bed, and a crib. The bathroom was clean, which is a delight when traveling with kids.
The location is excellent: just a few minutes walk to Stephansdom and the attractions and restaurants nearby. The location was also quiet as it's off a small hidden street.
Mostly, we appreciated the kind staff, who made our stay very comfortable and relaxing.
The hotel included free wifi and breakfast (scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, bacon, sausage, cereal, bread and pastries, coffee, juice, etc).
We would definitely stay again.
What I'm looking for in boutique hotels is to remind me anytime where I am and this hotel is always telling you that you are in Vienna.
The style is unique and very warm, the room so comfortable and I really appreciate amenities!
Breakfast is very good and staff so kind.
I was only going to be in Vienna for 2 days (and one night) so I knew I would be spending very little time in my hotel but I also wanted to be close enough to walk everywhere. It took a lot of searching before I found this hotel.
Vienna is an expensive city. A very expensive city but this hotel, for some reason, was quite reasonable. The room we were in was comfortable and very clean, if a little on the plain side. But it's the location on a quiet side street, and the front desk staff that make this place perfect for a stay in Vienna.
In less than 5 minutes you're at St. Stephen's which is the centre of Vienna. And from there, you can pretty much walk to most attractions, great restaurants and shopping is literally right there.
We met three staff members at the front desk during our stay and they were all as helpful as we could want - going out of their way to ensure we had proper directions and a pick up for the airport the next day.
I would highly recommend this hotel if you want a place that won't break your budget while still putting you in the middle of Vienna.
We were six mature lads on our annual weekend getaway. This hotel was ideal, not least because it could provide us with three twin-bedded rooms, even better as the beds were a decent distance apart!
Staff were first class, especially the various gentlemen on reception - always helpful, friendly and efficient.
Location is perfect - in the centre of the city, in a quiet cut-de-sac and close to the bus stop for the airport, although the hotel did arrange for a taxi to meet us at the airport.
Rooms were clean and adequate, only complaint was the shower in our room wasn't strong enough although our companions had no complaints with theirs.
Breakfast was first class, especially the coffee which was excellent. Buffet was constantly refilled.