Best 5 star hotels in Vienna

Best 5 star hotels in Vienna

There are almost fifty 5-star hotels in Vienna and it shouldn’t be a problem finding your favorite. One thing about Vienna five star and luxury hotels is that they are not as expensive as in other European metropolis and they can fit even into a limited budget. There are quite a few that have rooms for under $200 per night and with the amenities they offer, this is a bargain for five-star accommodation. This will make your stay in Vienna even more enjoyable.

Here are the top five recommendations from for you.

Hotel Bristol – A Luxury Collection Hotel

Luxurious Hotel Bristol, opened in 1892, is ideally positioned to explore the city’s main sites in the Luxury Collection Hotel, located next to the Vienna State Opera. A short walk away is St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the famous shopping boulevard Kärntner Straße and cultural institutions. The Bristol Lounge Restaurant serves Austrian delicacies and foreign food, compensated with a single touch from Gault Millau.

Bristol’s luxurious rooms and suites include a flat-screen TV and elegant marble bathrooms. They come with air conditioning. Room service is available 24 hours a day and free mineral water is available on arrival for every guest.

The restaurant, serving specially made vegetarian and plant-based dishes, meets every demand and serves the breakfast buffet, business lunch, and dinner. Afternoon tea, with fine pastries, small sandwiches, clotted cream scones, organic jam and cakes, and homemade candy, is offered from 15:00 to 17:00.

Guests will enjoy drinks in Wien’s first American Lounge, the Bristol Bar, on the fifth floor, which includes computers and printers. Drinks on the themes of opera, music, and wine are served at the business center. A gym with fantastic views of the Vienna Ring Road and the State Opera is also at your fingertips. Free of charge and 24 hours a day are required for both services.

This hotel offers an award-winning Concierge Service with an experienced staff, who can provide information and tips about the area, schedule tours, and sightseeing tours and arrange tickets or make reservations. Tickets are given before and during guests’ stays.

Right in front of the hotel is the metro stop of Karlsplatz. The hotel offers valet parking. A 10-minute walk from the Hofburg Convention and Event Centre. Also, there is free WiFi throughout the hotel.

Hotel Imperial – A Luxury Collection Hotel

Hotel Imperial is a lavish five-star establishment located in Vienna’s heart on Ringstraße, founded during the Austro-Hungarian Empire times. It includes exclusive hotel rooms, a gourmet restaurant, and a 24-hour gym with a sauna. It was opened in 1873 as Württemberg Palace by Emperor Francis Joseph.

Rooms and suites at the Hotel Imperial–A Luxury Collection Hotel are adorned with rare antiques, silk walls, and historic details and offer modern conveniences, including air conditioning, a sound system, and a very large TV. In the spacious marble bathrooms, bathrobes and slippers are given. Personal butler service is provided to guests of the suites.

The award-winning Restaurant Opus is available for dining or the Café Imperial is home to a traditional Viennese coffee or pastry, including the popular Imperial Torte. A wide variety of cocktails and other beverages are available in the 1873 Hallensalon as well as live piano music.

The on-site business center contains new conference rooms and luxurious meeting rooms, fitted with cutting-edge technology. The Festsaal and Marmorsaal historic and carefully restored are perfect for events.

Just behind the Hotel Imperial is the Musikverein (concert hall), situated behind the New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. A 5-minute walk from Karlsplatz Underground Station, State Opera, and the shopping street Kärntner Straße.

The Guesthouse Vienna

In the heart of Vienna, a five-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Albertina Museum, the Guesthouse Vienna provides accommodation. It provides a personal setting and services such as free Wi-Fi and an on-site bakery.

This luxury hotel offers luxurious rooms with air conditioning, high-quality furnishings, a Bang & Olufsen TV and an audio system, a living area, and a bathroom with a tub. Overlooking the State Opera and town center, the rooms of the upper floors. There is a concierge service.

Every room provides free of charge four bottles of Austrian wine, beer, alcoholic beverages, tea, and coffee.

On the ground floor, the brasserie and bakery serve delicious, freshly baked bread and sweets. An à la carte breakfast is available throughout the day and various options including a cheaper breakfast are provided at the hotel.

Centrally located, Guesthouse Vienne is just 3 minutes walk from the state opera house and Karlsplatz Underground Station. Burggarten Park and Heldenplatz Square are 5 minutes away. It is a 10-minute walk from the Hofburg Congress and Event Centre.

Park Hyatt Vienna

In a former bank building dating from the early 1900s in the Golden Quarter, Park Hyatt Vienna blends luxury and Vienna’s elegance. It features a luxury spa with an indoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and an à la carte restaurant. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

The air-conditioned rooms and suites at the Park Hyatt are from 35 to 170 square meters in size and elegantly furnished with modern appliances and traditional Viennese furniture. A flat-screen TV, a full mini-bar, a private bathroom with a bath or shower, a hairdryer, and free toiletries are offered. Both rooms have a private bathroom.

The Bank Brasserie & Bar, a selection of whisks in the Living Room, traditional Viennese coffee specialties at the Café am Hof, and afternoon tea at the Lounge are all the options for dining, including the classic Brasseries and modern drinks.

In the indoor wellness center at Arany Spa, guests can relax at the state-of-the-art fitness center and the 15-meter indoor swimming pool, or practice a wide variety of relaxing beauty and treatments.

In a beautifully restored historical venue, Park Hyatt Vienna offers 800 square meters of modern conference space. State-of-the-art technology is given in all locations.

A 5-minute walk from Hyatt Park can be reached within a few of Vienna’s most famous tourist attractions, such as St. Stephen’s Square and Cathedral and the Kärntner Strasse shopping street. A few steps away are also several luxury shops and many bars and cafes. It is a 10-minute walk from Hofburg Congress and Event Centre.

House of Time – Fancy Suites

House of Time — Fancy Suites is located in the fashionable Karmeliter Market, Vienna’s second district just a 15-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Time House is a private residence in a 19th-century building. There are 5 luxuriously fitted suites for guests to choose from. Every space has air conditioning, a flat-screen Apple TV with satellite channels and Netflix, and an en suite bathroom with a rain shower. Certain services include a laptop safety deposit box, Nespresso manufacturer, tea facilities, and cosmetics from Chopard.

Accommodation, like a private sauna, bar, balcony, or terrace, is available depending on the suite. Free high-speed Wi-Fi and free parking are also offered, as well as a refrigerator filled with free alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
At any time of the day served in the suite, you will enjoy the market-fresh gourmet breakfast.

The House of Time offers a professional kitchen and a meditation room and a lounge.

The property is 1.2 km from Graben Road and 17 km from Vienna International Airport.


There are quite a few very good 5-star hotels in Vienna and they all provide top amenities and services. They are also very centrally located and are perfect for city exploration. What is very important, is they are not that expensive for the luxury they provide. So, safe travels, and see you soon!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Vienna

Vienna is not that expensive and you can fit a full day in the city, including meals, attractions, and transport within $120 per person. More info in our post about Vienna travel budget.

Vienna is rich in history and culture and has dozens of attractions and landmarks to see and many things to do. You can see general info in this post, some more info here, and the proposed itinerary in this post.

Anything from one full day is good enough for Vienna. You can see many things during a day visit, but we recommend a minimum of two days and ideally three full days in order to see everything that is a must-see in Vienna.

If you have more time, it is recommended also to visit other cities in Austria, such as Linz, Graz, and Salzburg, which can be visited ob a day trip each.

Your lodging decision should depend on several things: your budget, your preferences, and what you want to do while you are in Vienna. Whatever your needs are, Vienna is surely capable of fulfilling them, since it is very developed in the hospitality sector. More info in our post about Vienna lodging tips.

Vienna is a city that can offer you something all year round, just look at the list of events in our other article here. However, if you consider the weather, how crowded are the main attractions, the prices of airline tickets and accommodation, and other elements, the decision on when to visit might be influenced by those factors. Here are our recommendations.

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Last Updated on January 6, 2023 by Tours Editor @

Last Updated on January 6, 2023 by Tours Editor @

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