The Kaerntnerhof
One of the Top 10 Hotels
in the new Monocle Guide

Select Language

The charming individual boutique hotel for your enchanting stay in Vienna

This  charming hotel awaits you in a quiet and central area of the 1st district – only  a three minutes walk  from St. Stephen’s Cathedral.  Our privately run boutique hotel situated in a 19th century building  offers personal service, stylish rooms with its original parquet flooring and exquisite fabrics.

In May 2013 the Kärntnerhof with its 44 rooms and suites was reopened after extensive renovation. The Gründerzeit-façade shines in fresh and light grey colours.  The interior of our boutique hotel has a  timeless design: a mixture of  Viennese art nouveau, French flair and Italian elegance. Delicate wallpapers from Europe’s leading manufactures decorate the walls of the rooms and corridors, velvet armchairs and sofas welcome you   and a collection of art objects located in our lounge remind one of the German natural scientist Alexander von Humboldt.

The parlour is the heart of the Kärntnerhof. Not only do guests have the chance to breakfast there with the possibility to choose from selected regional products, and  from the early afternoon on  they might also enjoy reading the international press on display while having tea or coffee, or use the free WIFI which is available everywhere in the hotel. During the warm months our splendid  roof terrace allows you to relax after an eventful day in the European City of Culture- Vienna. From the terrace you can see the baroque towers of Heiligenkreuzerhof and take in the city’s history. The hotel itself can pride itself in an uncommon history: after World War II  it was known as “Madame Rosa” for a few years – a brothel which counted mostly Allied Soldiers among its customers. In memory of this we have named one of our three suites “Madame Rosa”. Shortly after its renovation the Kärntnerhof received huge feedback in the media as Vienna’s smallest Grand Hotel.

Our hotel in the media

Recommended by the Lifestyle Magazin Australia

January  2016

Our Boutique Hotel has been chosen as a favourite Vienna's hotel by the (Australia's leading Travel Portal).

Our hotel in the media

Culture Trip - The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Vienna

January 2017

Top recommendation by the one-stop website 'The Culture Trip' (the best art, food, culture, travel).

Our hotel in the media

Vienna Hotels / Geo Season / March 2014

Numerous newspapers and magazines covered the reopening of the Kärntnerhof in May 2013. Please find an article printed in the travel magazine Geo Saison / March  2014 .

Other articles can be found under the menu: The Press

Our hotel in the media

Actress Nora von Waldstaetten at the Kaerntnerhof

Photo series March 2015 / Look Vienna live

Hotel Kärntnerhof • Grashofgasse 4 • A-1010 Vienna • Phone: +43 1 512 19 23 • Fax: +43 1 513 22 28 33 • E-mail: