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
We stayed three nights. The hotel is clean with efficient with very friendly staff, and a good breakfast. Only a few minutes walk from the centre, it is very well situated and excellent value. Recommended
Location, staff and ambiance has my vote... Even parking offered for guests in one of the oldest quarters in Vienna... Restaurants galore to choose from and easy walk to all the trendy sites.... Shopping galore and easy taxi service.... More than filling breakfast and good beds.... This hotel has a lot of history as well as being updated and wonderfully comfortable for a stay in Vienna...
My friend and I spent 3 nights at this hotel. Reception was overly friendly and our rooms were ready early, which was a bonus as we arrived before noon. Hotel is quaint and very clean. Rooms are small but great for just a few nights. Breakfast is nice with lots of yogurt and bread selections. Hotel was quiet and perfectly located just off the main streets!
We asked reception if they could recommend a tour to Salzburg, which they then showed us a brochure for Royal Tours. We insisted on a small group which we were told by Jorg at reception that it was 8 max! Perfect. Jorg made the reservation for us. Unfortunately, the tour ended up having 24 people on a large bus. I expressed my disappointment with 2 of the reception employees the next day and one (Sandra) stated she would contact Royal Tours to understand this issue and also ask for reimbursement. Sandra did contact Royal Tours but of course they said it wasn't them that stated a small group. I have argued via email with Hotel KÄRNTNERHOF about this and of course they too take no responsibility and deny stating that the tour was 8 max. My friend and I spent 30 mins in the hotel reception talking about a tour with only a small group. We asked 3 times that the tour was small and Jorg confirmed yes and even did while making the reservation! The whole ordeal is disappointing as the hotel is great, but the tour services are not! I'm sure they will respond to this review again denying they stated a small tour, which would just add to the disappointment I left with about this great hotel!
I booked to stay at this hotel after reading a review on the best areas to stay in Vienna, I hadn't read about the hotel previously, but was pleased to find this, after I had booked it (!) in my guide book (3 days in Vienna !) I was very pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly, welcoming & very accommodating - I needed medicines stored in a refrigerator & regular acces to these; the self service breakfast was delicious, plentiful, constantly refilled, always fresh & quite a wide variety. The location of the hotel was fantastic, just around the corner from the cathedral, five minutes walk to bus, tram or tube stops & easy to reach from the airport via the citi-express train.. The hotel was very clean with good wi-fi & a separate computer room if you hadn't brought your own! Teas & coffees were served every afternoon from 2pm -although most day we were out sightseeing this was nice to come back to -shame no facilities like this is too But was ok to sit in dining room or reception to have a fringe. All in all a lovely hotel, good value for money & I would definatelyy recommend this hotel or stay there again should I revisit Vienna!
Excellent hotel , helpful reception staff who helped to recommend restaurants and also directed us to police station after my friend was pickpocketed . Nice fresh bread home made every day for breakfast . Could smell bread at 6.30 am . May be good to include fried eggs for breakfast . Very thoughtful to have free flow of tea at reception especially in cold winter . Quaint , quiet , Viennese decor hotel , very convenient walk to shopping street , restaurants and Christmas markets . We had a wonderful stay in a Comfort room , good size .