Fodor's Expert Review Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

Schottenring 24, Vienna, Vienna, 1010, Austria Fodor's Choice

This Renaissance Revival–style structure, built in 1873 as an exhibition hall, was transformed 140 years later into a luxe hotel, which pays homage to the grand beginnings while also incorporating modern-day amenities. The 8,600-square-foot Ottoman-inspired spa houses three sauna rooms, a gym, a hydropool, and treatments using high-end Babor products. Die Küche restaurant serves Viennese classics in a relaxed atmosphere, while the Edvard, winner of a Michelin star the first year it opened, showcases international fare. The Lobby Lounge Bar features a Ladies and Gent’s tea and is a perfect place for a predinner cocktail. The hotel also has a cigar lounge, an architectural gem.

PROS

  • extensive spa
  • historic site
  • central location

CONS

  • some rooms are cramped
  • breakfast can lack variety
  • some staff can seem dismissive

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Pet Friendly
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01-236–1000

HOTEL DETAILS

152 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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