Vienna being so rich in history and culture offers several classic but luxurious hotels that showcase the grand architectural styles of Austria. Some of these hotels date back from the 19th century but have been well maintained to provide original Viennese hospitality and service.
Le Meridien Vienna
A modern urban hotel situated in the city center boulevard known as Ringstrasse, it boasts of high tech facilities, elegant interiors and excellent customer service. It has 294 rooms and suites and facilities for relaxation such as a Jacuzzi and spa area. Guests staying here need not go farther as surrounding the hotel are Vienna’s famous historical landmarks.
Imperial Hotel Vienna
This 5-star hotel in the center of Vienna was built in 1873 but was refurbished in 2000. Originally the Wuttemberg Palace, this luxury hotel is a real Viennese treasure having been included in the 2002 Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and a Reader’s Choice award winner in 2001. It boasts of an original Ringstrasse architectural design and now has 138 rooms.
Grand Hotel Vienna
Another historical structure, this hotel was built in 1870 and remodeled in 2003. With 205 rooms, the establishment lies on Karntner Ring in the center of the city and about half an hour from the Vienna International Airport. Some interesting spots near the place are the Vienna State Opera, the Karntner Strabe and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Hotel Sacher Wien
Constructed in 1876, this 5-star hotel is the work of Eduard Sacher, son of the man behind Vienna’s famous Sachertorte. Situated opposite of the state opera, the hotel with 152 rooms features a mix of the classic and contemporary interior designs as well as original oil paintings, silk wall papers and state of the art amenities that include a spa, a café, a gym and banquet rooms. Most of the 40 new rooms have terraces that provide fantastic views of Vienna.