For most travel lovers, it would certainly be safe to say that a weekend in Vienna is the perfect European escape. The capital city of Austria is home to international congresses and conferences and major classical music events every year, and so welcomes visitors with a wide array of beautiful hotels set in historic buildings that combine tradition with innovation, adapting its services to meet the needs of today’s travellers with modern spas, technologically advanced facilities and the finest gastronomic offer. Thus, musicians, business travellers and tourists will easily find the right hotel in Vienna for their stay but, without a doubt, the ones that will truly fall in love with the capital of Austria are those who appreciate high-quality chocolate and coffee.
4-star hotel in Vienna: Arcotel Kaiserwasser
Taking its name from the nearby Kaiserwasser Lake, this establishment is located 17 kilometres away from Vienna airport (courtesy shuttle is provided), in an area well-connected by bus and train to the main spots in the city. What is more, the direct airport bus line stops right in front of the building. It offers comfort and executive rooms of double, triple and family occupancy together with suites featuring stunning city views. Guests can enjoy in-room DVD players, cable TV, free WiFi internet and daily breakfast buffet included in the nightly rate. However, the greatest allure of this hotel in Austria is its fitness centre overlooking the Danube River and downtown Vienna, conveniently complemented by spa treatments, a sauna, and steam baths. Make your reservation here.
Hotel with Spa in Vienna: Sans Souci Wien
Roughly 5 minutes from the Parliament of Austria, the Museum Quarter and some main metro stations, this Vienna hotel is a favourite for those who like to visit street markets, especially during the Christmas season. Guests may use the indoor pool and spa facilities free of charge, and its gym has personal trainers available. For an even nicer stay, the premises have been decorated with works of art.
Room categories range from double, twin and superior to luxury rooms or suites, all of which include minibar and private bathroom with robes and toiletries. Alternatively, you may choose a one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment for longer stays. The multilingual staff, who are fluent in Polish, Hindi, Croatian and Portuguese –among other foreign languages- will gladly assist you should you need to book meeting spaces or facilities specifically designated for banquets and celebrations. Check rates and availability here.
One of the best hotels in Austria: Sacher hotel in Vienna
Worldwide-known for baking the original Sacher cake (Sachertorte), not everyone is aware that the Sacher hotel is also one of the finest luxury hotels with Spa in Austria. Strategically situated across the street from Vienna State Opera House and near casinos, museums, shopping centres and metro stations, this hospitality establishment excels in providing premium service while creating a unique atmosphere of exclusivity.
The spacious, elegant rooms of Wien’s Hotel Sacher are classified into superior, deluxe or suites, featuring large cosy beds, a closet, complimentary WiFi, en suite bathroom and a balcony with views. A courtesy shuttle service may be arranged to and from the airport. Each reservation entitles guests to enjoy the daily breakfast buffet, nevertheless, it is the onsite Café Sacher and its delicacies what really attracts the enthusiasts of the finest chocolate.
Other extras- which may imply the payment of additional fees- are babysitting, VIP guest services, spa and beauty treatments and concierge. The staff speaks Russian, Italian, French, German, English and Spanish. Check availability and nightly rates for your trip to Vienna.