The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
What We Love
- King-size featherbeds are standard issue in all rooms
- The cream cheese dumplings at the hotel’s steakhouse were based on the chef’s grandmother’s recipe
- Complimentary shoe shines onsite
- Over 40 rum varieties at the D-Bar
What To Know
- Rooms on the sixth floor have balconies with the best city views
- The Vienna State Opera house is just a five-minute walk away
- The concierge is an expert at arranging child-friendly activities
- The cocktail menu at the rooftop bar, Atmosphere, includes a cigar selection
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The interiors of this Austrian grand dame—a stately symphony of marble staircases, frescoed ceilings and chandeliers—drip with 19th-century grandeur, but a newfound emphasis on wellness keeps this Ring Boulevard beauty decidedly current. From a “running concierge” service (Philipp, an expert tour guide, happily accompanies guests on a 3.5-mile circuit encompassing Vienna’s must-see sights) and a bustling farm-to-table steakhouse with an extensive local micro-brew menu to geranium and orange-oil fortified treatments at the Guerlain spa, the hotel’s commitment to all things organic gives it plenty of contemporary caché. If its yesteryear glamor you’re seeking, you’ll find it in the gold-leaf ceiling at the lobby lounge, the lion heads on the building’s façade (a nod to an imperial Viennese tradition intended to ward off evil), and the magnificent ballroom, which is decked with 2.5 tons of Egyptian crystal. It’s no surprise that the guests at this 202-room manor are a mix of jet-setting honeymooners and well-heeled families, enticed by its rare but precious blend of timeless elegance and hipster-accented charm.
In the Area
The property’s highly desired Schubertring address—it sits on the wide, tree-lined boulevard that winds around the city’s core—means you’re at most a 20-minute stroll from the Imperial City’s celebrated sights like Albertina, a Habsburg residential palace turned art gallery, and the Hofburg, a 13th-century imperial palace that now houses the National Library, Imperial Treasury, and a museum of musical instruments and weapons. (Vienna’s signature yellow Ring Tram, which does a scenic 25-minute loop, is also easily accessible.) The hotel can arrange for an exclusive tour of Naschmarkt, a bustling maze of produce stalls, antique vendors, and restaurants that comes alive on Saturday mornings.
How to Get There
Everything from the welcome to the room, the Viennese treat at 4 o’clock are superb!
The room was so nice. The bed and down comforter made for some excellent and comfortable sleep. We didn’t want to leave the bed.
We look forward to our next visit to the Ritz Carlton Vienna.
Best Ritz we have ever stayed in. Customer experience exceeds expectation. Thank you to Dijana Horak, guest experience manager and Tamara. Amazing! As we were packing a pair of shoes we purchased earlier in the day, we were astounded to find the sales person at Louis Vuitton not only placed 2 left shoes in the box, the shoes were also 2 different sizes ????. We were leaving at 4:45 am the next morning. Tamara took care of everything. She is having the shoes exchanged and shipped to us back home in the US.
The Ritz Carlton in Vienna is a fantastic hotel. The staff, front the front desk to concierge Phillip and his team was amazing. They helped me surprise my wife with renewing vows for our 10th anniversary at St Stephens Cathedral. My wife was so thrilled and impressed. They also arranged a beautiful bouquet of flowers for ceremony. They are the best. Attention to detail and with a personal touch.
Location is perfect to visit the city center. We walked everywhere. The mass transportation is all around it, from the Underground and tram. The Ritz is the hotel that will make your dreams come true!