Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel or a quaint boutique spot, Vienna has a plethora of suitable accommodation options. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ picks for the five best places to stay in Vienna:
1. DO & CO Hotel. One of Europe’s most original design hotels, DO & CO is a stunning steel-and-glass construction containing 44 uniquely-cone-shaped guestrooms, each with an ultra-modern design based on the traditional materials of wood and stone. Expect two-square-meter showers, flat-screen TVs, a fine sushi and sashimi restaurant and a roof terrace with majestic views across Stephansplatz.
2. Hotel Sacher Wien. This Viennese classic hotel is in an old opera house form the 1800s, and we love that each room is individually furnished and unique. The service is top-notch, after all, the hotel has double the amount of staff as guest rooms, so expect to be taken care of. And don’t miss the Sacher-Torte — the hotel’s founder invented the famous chocolate-apricot cake.
3. Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom. Though it was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, this new hotel captures the minimalist meets Viennese look. The crisp, clean monochromatic style is accompanied by glass accents and large floor-to-ceiling windows (and don’t miss the ceiling on the 18th floor). With a new spa, 24-hour in-room dining, and views of the giant Ferris wheel—it’s a luxe way to see the city.
4. Hotel Bristol Vienna. Offering a perfct blend of Old World glamour and modern service, the Bristol is a breath of fresh air. The Art Nouveau touches, fin de siecle style and 24 hours concierge and highly rated restaurants make a stay at the Bristol memorable.
5. Le Meridien Vienna. Located right on Rigstrasse, Le Meridien is a contemporary luxury hotel where each of the 294 rooms come with Ligne Roset beds with hand-etched glass headboards, super-thick custom Sealy matresses and the lastest in high-tech amenities. The hotel is the perfect starting point for exploring nearby historical attractions like the Imperial Hofburg Palace. Or maybe you’ll want to see a show at the Vienna Operahouse — that’s nearby, too.
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