With our partner easyJet Holidays, these are the best boutique hotels and urban retreats to stay at in Vienna
Sans Souci Hotel
Best for… a boutique break
This five-star boutique treat is everything you dream of when you plan a break in Europe’s musical and cultural capital. It's layered with classic Viennese art, interspersing antique furniture and modern pieces – not unlike the city’s famous galleries in the adjacent neighbourhood. It doesn’t do restaurants, it has a 'culinary portfolio' – which translates to champagne tastings in the smart bar and modern fine dining. The so-called 'sport pool' is lit by chandeliers: that’s the kind of hotel this is.
Burggasse 2Book with easyJet Holidays
K+K Maria Theresia
Best for… bohemian rhapsody
A fabulous little hotel in the bohemian enclave of Spittelberg, often described as the village within the city. Elegant and unfussy, its smart modern rooms are splashed with the kind of vibrant artworks and colour palettes that make the area itself such a destination. The frills are fabulous, and include a chic little spa and fitness centre and a contemporary bistro restaurant. The location is brilliant for art lovers: it’s within walking distance of some of the city’s finest galleries and museums.
Kirchberggasse 6Book with easyJet Holidays
Radisson Blu Park Royal Palace Hotel Vienna
Best for… a royal visit
A thoroughly modern hotel in a quintessentially traditional location overlooking Vienna’s magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the glittering focus of Austrian high society in the 18th century. Plenty of that glitz lives on at the Royal Palace Hotel, which is skirted by its own manicured park; it provides the smart restaurant and bar with unparalleled green views in the heart of the city. The restaurant is renowned for its Austrian delicacies and the bar does a mean cocktail of the month.
Schloßallee 8Book with easyJet Holidays
Hotel Kaiserhof Wien
Best for… old fashioned charm
A glamorous hotel in fine voice located just a short walk from the world-famous Vienna Opera. The Kaiserhof still conjures up all the elegant vibrancy of the old Imperial Court: family-run for generations, it was among the first hotels in Vienna to install its own electricity and elevator. That’s par for the course now (phew) in this state-of-the-art hotel – but a stay in one of Austria’s grandest old hotels is still a treat fit for an empress or emperor.
Frankenberggasse 10Book with easyJet Holidays
Best for… imperial luxury
You’ll struggle to find a more luxurious stay in Vienna than this unique and magnificent hotel built inside an imperial palace. If it was good enough for the Emperor Franz Joseph, its refurbished, state-of-the-art facilities are more than enough for a bucket list city break: rooms are smart and contemporary and the bistro restaurant specialises in Viennese specialities. Located within Vienna’s grand Ringstrasse, the circular boulevard around the Old Town, it’s a great base for sightseeing.
Rudolfsplatz 11Book with easyJet Holidays
Boutiquehotel Das Tyrol
Best for… art lovers
Walking into the lobby at Das Tyrol, one of the most acclaimed hotels in Vienna, feels like crossing through some kind of surrealist time portal. Lit by a chandelier strung with clouds of white and gold porcelain leaves, it gives you just the first sense of the unique feel that runs through this bohemian, art-focused hotel. Modern art covers the walls – never overwhelming its plush aesthetic, all golds and burgundy – including in the outrageously glam bar and restaurant. Appropriately the Museumsquartier and its many art galleries are right outside.
Mariahilfer Straße 15Book with easyJet Holidays
Best for… backpackers without a budget
'The empire strikes back' runs the tagline of this brilliantly quirky destination hotel on one of Vienna’s most prestigious boulevards. This landmark hotel is beautifully refurbished: without doubt, the highlight is its rooftop pool. But it’s hard to pick a favourite feature: the suites are exquisite, with rococo frills and luxe furnishings; the restaurant excels at Austrian dining. Even the dorm rooms are sumptuous, and it’s within walking distance of all the city’s best sights.
Schubertring 10-12Book easyJet Holidays
Daniel Vienna Hotel
Best for… hipsters on holiday
Exposed, industrial decor, antique road bikes as ornaments, an on-site bakery that does dirty burgers, a resident swarm of bees… If it’s urban, contemporary Vienna you want, the Daniel is about as far – stylistically – as you can get from the city’s fancy, imperial side. The hotel even hires out Vespas. Geographically, it’s still right at the heart of the city, between the Schloss Belvedere and the station. Had your fix of Austrian Baroque? Get back to nature in the hotel’s pick-your-own garden.
Landstraßer Gürtel 5Book with easyJet Holidays
Hotel Altstadt Vienna
Best for… art lovers
Clever, sophisticated and very beautiful, this hotel-slash-gallery is the quintessential artists’ retreat in Vienna’s fashionable Boboville district. The modern art on display in this cool converted townhouse comes from its own extensive collection and the world-famous museums nearby, and all its rooms and suites have been designed by big-name architects and designers. A truly unique hotel that blends in seamlessly with its creative neighbours – and that’s before you get to the cool Salon bar and its excellent list of Viennese wines.
Kirchengasse 41Book with easyJet Holidays
The Ring Vienna's Casual Luxury Hotel
Best for… music lovers
A stately hotel in the grandest Austrian tradition that deserves its place at the heart of the city’s prestigious Ring boulevard, between the opera house and the concert hall. It’s sumptuous but unfussy, and the views across Vienna from its day spa are unparalleled. But the jewel in the tiara is the splendid modern European restaurant, which is known for its fresh local produce – fish and vegetables – and extensive wine cellar.
Kärntner Ring 8Book with easyJet Holidays