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Top 8 hotels to stay in Vienna to best explore the city

From imperial palaces to opulent castles to amusement parks to intriguing museums, there is a wide range of attractions to explore in Vienna. And the best way to do it is to book an accommodation right in the centre of the city. Below is a list of best hotels in Vienna where you should book your stay, regardless of when you visit.

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1. Radisson Blu Style Hotel, Wien

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Set in the heart of Vienna’s historical centre, the upscale accommodation of Radisson Blu is within walking distance to the city’s famous attractions. A total of 78 rooms & suites welcome you and you can choose from three room types. Decorated with designer furnishings, the rooms are spacious & sleek and come with Nespresso machines.

Dine at the restaurant that serves international & local cuisine, in the evening sip on the signature drinks from the H12 bar, and relax in the sauna. Equipped with fully-functional boardrooms, Radisson Blu is great for business meetings.

Where: Herrengasse 12, 1010 Wien, Austria
What’s special: Designer rooms, Sauna, Fitness centre, Boardrooms, Restaurant & bar
Who’s it for: Families, Couples, Business travellers
Attractions nearby: St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna State Opera, Museum Judenplatz, Burgtheater

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2. Grand Hotel Wien

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Opened in 1870, Grand Hotel is the first luxury of its kind in Vienna. Right from its initiation, the hotel has been the go-to place for international guests and the long-standing history makes it one of the top choices even now. Grand Hotel features elegant furniture that complements the lavish interiors.

Choose from the five award-winning restaurants each serving a distinct cuisine, relish your breakfast on the rooftop terrace gazing at the splendid views of Vienna, taste the fruity cocktails from Kavalier bar, and unwind at the luxe spa.

Where: Kärntner Ring 9, 1010 Wien, Austria
What’s special: Restaurants, Cocktail bar, Spa, Gym, Ballroom
Who’s it for: Couples, Families, Business travellers
Attractions nearby: Hofburg Palace, Prater Park, Vienna State Opera, Musikverein Wien

3. Hilton Vienna

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Situated in a convenient location in Vienna, right next to the city park, Hilton is a polished accommodation. Thanks to its wonderful location, it is easy for you to explore the culture & the history of Vienna. Not to forget shopping. The executive rooms come with a private lounge, whereas the suites have a living room with a balcony.

Enjoy the best of the traditional Austrian cuisine at the alfresco terrace restaurant S’PARKS, try the themed specials at the Lobby bar & lounge, hit the 24-hour fitness centre, and treat your sore muscles to a soothing massage.

Where: Am Stadtpark 1, 1030 Wien, Austria
What’s special: Al fresco restaurant, Lounge bar, Fitness centre, Massage parlour, Meeting rooms
Who’s it for: Families, Business travellers
Attractions nearby: St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Musikverein Wien, Stadtpark, Hundertwasserhaus

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4. Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

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Palais Hansen Kempinski is a five-star hotel in Vienna which was originally built as a hotel for the world exhibition in 1873. Designed with a blend of the old and the new, the historic accommodation comprises of contemporary rooms adorned with high-quality fabrics. There are a total of 152 rooms & suites equipped with iPads, Nespresso machines, & pull-out couches.

Grab a seat in the intimately designed cigar lounge, go on a visit to the in-house flower shop, soak in the timeless ambience of the lobby lounge & bar, and get around the city on horse-drawn carriages,

Where: Schottenring 24, 1010 Wien, Austria
What’s special: Cigar lounge, Bar, Restaurants, Wellness centre, Flower shop, Meeting rooms
Who’s it for: Families, Business travellers
Attractions nearby: Hofburg Palace, Vienna State Opera, Museum Judenplatz

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5. Hotel Sacher Wien

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Hosting some of the all-time legends including Queen Elizabeth, Indira Gandhi, and John F. Kennedy, Hotel Sacher is one of the prominent luxury hotels in Vienna. Styled art nouveau, the rooms inside the hotel are ornately furnished with sparkling chandeliers, antique furniture, and classic paintings. And the most amazing part is the impeccable service on offer.

Enjoy a mix of the regional and the international cuisine at restaurant Rote, taste the original sachertorte at Cafe Sacher, catch up with your friends at the iconic Blaue bar, glance through the incredible collection of paintings at the in-house art gallery, and unwind at the Sacher Spa.

Where: Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
What’s special: Restaurants, Bar, Spa, Art gallery
Who’s it for: Families, Couples
Attractions nearby: Vienna State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Albertina

Interesting read: 10 best things to do in the vibrant city of Vienna

6. The Ring Hotel

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A stone throws away from the Vienna state opera is the exceptional five-star accommodation of the Ring hotel. While the hotel is right at the buzzing centre of Vienna, the ambience inside is a great relief from the hustle-bustle of the city and you immediately feel the warmth of your home. Bright and modern, the rooms here are equipped with designer coffee machines.

Munch on the Viennese culinary classics at the award-winning restaurant of Eight & feel the regional ingredients come to life, go on a wine tasting tour in the cellar, taste the famous Gimlet, and get cosy in the lounge by the fireplace.

Where: Kärntner Ring 8, 1010 Wien, Austria
What’s special: Wine cellar, Restaurant, Cocktail bar, Fitness & Wellness centre
Who’s it for: Families, Couples
Attractions nearby: Hofburg Palace, Vienna State Opera

7. Meliá Vienna

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Want to reach out to the skies? Book your stay at Meliá Vienna. Housed inside the tallest skyscraper in Austria – the Danube city tower, Meliá Vienna is a polish business hotel. Thanks to the extraordinary design by French architect Dominique Perrault, you are offered with 360-degree views of the city and the Danube river. The rooms in the hotel feature minimalistic decor and carry floor-to-ceiling windows.

Stay transfixed at the unbeatable views from your hotel room, appreciate the fusion food on offer at the Signature restaurant, party at the lounge bar, and take a plunge into the indoor pool. Meliá Vienna is also equipped with a grand ballroom.

Where: Donau-City-Straße 7, 1220 Wien, Austria
What’s special: Views, Restaurant, Lounge bar, Pool, Ballroom
Who’s it for: Families, Couples, Business travellers
Attractions nearby: St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Interesting read: The Austrian Adventure – Part 1

8. Park Hyatt Vienna

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Tucked within a former bank building that dates back to the early 20th century, the plush hotel of Park Hyatt is synonym with unparalleled elegance. The lavish accommodation combines the traditional Vienesse flair with modern sophistication and the result is something magical. Rooms in Park Hyatt are contemporary.

Go on a gastronomic journey to the Bank Brasserie and bar, discover the ultimate wellness experience at Arany Spa, munch on the cake delicacies at Cafe Am Hof, and enjoy the splash of water at the indoor heated pool. Park Hyatt is pet-friendly and they have an interesting baby program as well.

Where: Am Hof 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
What’s special: Indoor pool, Cafe, Restaurant & bar, Spa
Who’s it for: Couples, Families
Attractions nearby: Hofburg Palace, St. Peter’s Church, Museum Judenplatz

Interesting read: The Austrian Adventure – Part 2

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