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Kärntnerstrasse 22, Vienna, Vienna, A-1010, Austria See on Map

One of the Grand Old Dames, this revered lodging is situated right in the midst of the Innere Stadt. Just steps from the Kärntnerstrasse, the Innere Stadt's famed shopping street, many of the world's rich and famous have passed through its doors, including Marlene Dietrich, Mick Jagger, and even Mark Twain.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Smoking is stlll allowed in hallways and other public spaces of the hotel, so they can quickly cloud with cigarette and cigar smoke.

room

Tastefully decorated with Empire furniture, blue carpets and pale yellow walls. Some rooms have been renovated and have a more urban, updated look: stark white walls and contemporary furnishings. Each is outfitted with a coffee machine and a microwave.

bathroom

The updated en-suites have black marble sinks, and all come with large tubs and showers.

For a quieter room, ask for one facing the Neuermarkt.

lobby

Small, but elegant, covered in brown marble with a grand chandelier in the middle.

gym

Guests have access to the adjacent fitness center, which includes a full gym and pool.

dining

Serves Austrian cuisine and offers wonderful views out to the street. There is also a sidewalk cafe.

drinking

The Atrium Bar is on the second floor. Enjoy a drink while sitting back in a leather settee or chair.

LOCATION

Getting Around

You've got everything within reach: The Kärntnerstrasse, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the Hofburg Palace. An Ubahn station is right outside, and a taxi rank up the street.

Restaurants

Rote Bar and Restaurant (4-minute walk) is a vision in red, hence its name (Rote means red in German). It is the eatery to the Sacher Hotel, so in addition to having a choice of excellent food and wine, you also have a chance to sample the famous Sacher Torte. DO & CO Albertina (3-minute walk) serves top-of-the-line Austrian and international cuisine, and the terrace in the warmer months is a delightful place enjoy your meal. Feast on the city’s finest Italian food at Michelin-starred Fabio’s (8-minute walk).

Bars

For a lovely glass of champagne, head to the Opera Cafe up the street (6-minute walk) from the hotel. Kruger’s American Bar (4-minute walk) is a classic, old-fashioned establishment, with a cigar lounge for aficionados. Have a drink at Onyx at HaasHaus (4-minute walk) with a sweeping view of the Cathedral and square below.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The hotel is tried and true, and the dapper concierge makes you feel you're in the lap of luxury. The location at the Neuer Market is central to all the main sites.

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01-961–610;01-961–61157-reservations

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