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Experience an unforgettable time in the heart of the vibrant city and enjoy the comfort of our charming and lovely Boutique Hotel Wien Zentrum. Your advantages at the Hotel Kärntnerhof:
Viennese flair with a prime location in the center
Welcome to the
Boutique Hotel Kärntnerhof
in the 1st district – the boutique hotel in the center of Vienna. The Kärntnerhof is located in a quiet side street near the famous Stephansplatz, making it the perfect accommodation for your Vienna vacation.
Boutique Hotel Wien Zentrum: accommodation in the best location in Vienna
Our charming, privately run boutique hotel in the center of Vienna offers 41 rooms and 3 suites. Within a few minutes walk you can reach one of the landmarks of Vienna, the Vienna St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The rooms are lovingly decorated in the typical colors of Viennese Art Nouveau, such as gray and gray-green. English wallpaper on the walls, fine Italian fabrics on fauteuils and sofas, and the original 19th century oak parquet floor invite you to linger.
Your advantages at the Kärntnerhof – Boutique Hotel Wien Zentrum:
Breakfast buffet for all senses
Here at the Kärntnerhof you can enjoy a rich breakfast buffet. In our breakfast room, which also appears in the charming Viennese Art Nouveau style, you can enjoy regional delicacies, organic as well as vegan products. Lactose- and gluten-free products are clearly marked at the buffet. This is the perfect way to start an exciting day in Vienna.
Your journey to the Kärntnerhof
Whether you arrive on foot, by car, by plane or by train is up to you. Here you can find out the best way to get to us.
Our room categories
We offer single, double or triple rooms and 3 high quality suites. You decide how you want to spend your vacation at the Kärntnerhof.
Frequently asked questions
How can I park at the Hotel Kärntnerhof?
We have parking available in the neighboring Heiligenkreuzerhof and in the nearby underground garage at Georg-Coch-Platz (~ 8 minutes walk away). Access to the Heiligenkreuzerhof is only possible from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. – exit on the day of departure until 12 p.m. The garage is open 24 hours a day. The price is € 25,- per night in the Heiligenkreuzerhof or € 25,- per 24 hours in the underground car park. You will receive further information upon your arrival at the hotel reception.
Does the hotel have air conditioning?
All our rooms and suites as well as the salon, the breakfast room and our lobby have air conditioning.
Are children welcome at the Hotel Kärntnerhof?
Children are welcome to join us. One child up to 12 years old stays free in a double room. We will provide you with a crib free of charge upon request.
Pets: are dogs allowed in the hotel?
Yes, small dogs up to 12 kg are allowed. We charge a final cleaning fee of €40 per room and stay, in the Christiane Hörbiger suite €100 per stay. However, when booking, please let us know in any case that you are traveling with dog, not all rooms are suitable for dogs. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in our Dom Suite and Madame Rosa Suite!
Can we reserve tickets for opera/theater/concert/events, etc.?
Of course we offer this service, and we may recommend you to let us know as early as possible before your arrival what we may reserve for you.
Things to know about Boutique Hotel Kärntnerhof
The smallest grand hotel in Vienna, which stands out for its ideal location, has been renewed with a blend of Viennese Art Nouveau, French flair and Italian elegance by Niccolò Grassi, the designer of Ferragamo. It is decorated with fine wallpaper, velvet seating and a collection of art by Alexander von Humboldt, consisting of animal motifs, butterflies, birds and ostrich eggs. This theme runs throughout the hotel. The Kärntnerhof is one of the few hotels in the 1st district to have its own roof terrace, which serves as a lounge in summer. From the terrace you can see the baroque towers of the Heiligenkreuzerhof.
After the Second World War ended, the house, which today contains 41 rooms and 3 suites, became known as a brothel called “Madame Rosa”. It was appreciated as a favorite Viennese hotel by the Austrian film actress Christiane Hörbiger, who had a special connection with the hotel. Her pug “Loriot” often resided in the house and was cared for by the staff.
“For centuries, Vienna was a meeting place for artists, intellectuals and merchants from all over Europe. We wanted to tie in with this in the design of the hotel,” says Nicole Nagel, who as part-owner and managing director of the Kärntnerhof is jointly responsible for the design. She grew up in the hotels of Europe, her father Friedrich Nagel started as a hotelier in the 1950s with two Berlin addresses: the Hotel Plaza (Knesebeckstraße) and the Viennese restaurant Old Vienna on Kurfürstendamm. Hotel operations followed in Italy, Spain and Germany. In the 80s, the family, which came from Vienna, acquired the Kärntnerhof. Nicole Nagel was able to win Italian designer Niccolò Grassi and Belgian Eline de Potter for its redesign. Eline de Potter curated the private collection of paintings and art objects and contributed to the hotel’s color scheme. It exudes a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Niccolò Grassi designed most of the furniture and lamps in the Kärntnerhof. The green-gray boiserie in original Viennese Art Nouveau colors comes from Tuscan manufacture. Fauteuils and sofas were made by a Belgian furniture maker, even furniture accessories were handcrafted in Florence especially for the hotel. The wallpapers come from renowned companies such as Farrow & Ball (England), Osborne & Little (England) and Sandberg (Sweden). They form a classical and at the same time modern background for art, for example for the portrait of Christiane Hörbiger, who was photographed by the icon of fashion photography, Elfi Semotan. The picture hangs in the Christiane Hörbiger Suite.
Let yourself be enchanted by Vienna.
The most important sights at a glance – accessible via our Boutique Hotel Wien Zentrum.
We look forward to welcoming you to our cozy and stylish hotel, located in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Vienna has so much to offer, from its beautiful architecture to its impressive arts and culture scene. One of the city’s landmarks is the majestic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has dominated Vienna’s skyline for centuries. But also Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, Hofburg Palace and countless other sights are among the must-haves of your visit to Vienna.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the most famous sights in Vienna and an absolute must-see on any visit. The cathedral is the heart of the city and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. The imposing facade with the characteristic towers and the artfully designed façade is a real eye-catcher and impresses every visitor.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral is not only an architectural masterpiece, but also an important place of history and culture. The cathedral has been a place of religious worship for centuries and has a rich history dating back to the 12th century. The interior of the cathedral is as impressive as the exterior, with ornate frescoes, sculptures and paintings that tell the story of the city and the church.
As a guest at our Boutique Hotel Wien Zentrum, you have the opportunity to explore St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other sights of Vienna in comfort. We are located in a side street, just a 3-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, offering our guests the ideal location for exploring the city on foot or by public transport. Book your stay at our Boutique Hotel Kärntnerhof now and experience the beauty and history of the city at first hand.
The Albertina is one of the most famous museums in Vienna and is located just a few minutes from the boutique hotel. Here you will find an impressive collection of artworks from different periods and styles, including works by Monet, Degas and Picasso.
The museum also houses the largest graphic arts collection in Austria, with over one million graphic and print works. Here you can admire works by artists such as Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt.
In addition to the impressive art exhibition, the Albertina also offers regular special exhibitions covering a wide range of topics. From classical art to contemporary art, there is something for every art lover to discover.
Spanish Riding School
The Spanish Riding School is one of the most famous and renowned riding schools in the world and is located just a few minutes away from our boutique hotel. Here you can admire the elegant movements of the Lipizzaner horses and experience the art of classical riding at first hand.
The Court Riding School offers various programs and events, including daily performances and guided tours, where you can learn more about the history and traditions of the school. You can also join a morning practice session to see how the horses and riders train.
In addition to the performances and programs, you can also take a guided tour of the Spanish Riding School Museum. Here you can see historical saddles, carriages and other riding equipment, as well as admire the impressive collection of paintings and sculptures. We will be happy to help you plan your stay in Vienna – just ask our staff.
Belvedere Palace is one of Vienna’s most famous landmarks and is located just minutes from the boutique hotel. The palace consists of two baroque buildings, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, surrounded by an impressive garden.
Inside the castle you will find an impressive collection of works of art and antiques. Here you can admire famous paintings such as Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”, as well as works by other important artists such as Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.
Belvedere Palace is also a popular venue and regularly hosts cultural events such as concerts, theater performances and exhibitions.
Vienna State Opera
The Vienna State Opera is one of the most famous and renowned opera houses in the world and is located just a few minutes walk from the boutique hotel. With a history dating back to the 19th century, the State Opera is a must-see for all opera lovers and a highlight for any visitor to Vienna.
In the State Opera House you can enjoy first-class performances of famous operas and ballets. Admire the talented artists and be enchanted by the unique atmosphere and acoustics of the house. Tickets for the performances can be booked directly with us at the hotel to plan your stay in Vienna in the best possible way.
In addition, the State Opera also offers regular tours of the building. Learn more about the history of the opera house and visit the magnificent halls and rooms once used by the Habsburg monarchy.
One of the most important sights in Vienna is undoubtedly the Hofburg, the former imperial palace of the Habsburg monarchy. Located just minutes from the Kärntnerhof, the Hofburg is an indispensable part of any trip to Vienna.
The Hofburg consists of several buildings, including the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Imperial Treasury. Here you can delve deep into the history of the monarchy and admire a variety of valuable artifacts. See the magnificent ceremonial sword, the magnificent insignia of power or the crown jewels collected by the Habsburgs over many generations.
In addition to the treasury and museums, you can also visit the magnificent rooms of the Hofburg, once occupied by the Habsburg rulers. Admire the magnificent Hall of Mirrors or stroll through the gardens and courtyards of the palace.
We cordially invite you to enjoy an unforgettable stay at our Boutique Hotel Wien Zentrum and discover the beauty of the Hofburg and the city. We look forward to welcoming you with us!
One of the most famous landmarks of Vienna is Schönbrunn Palace. A magnificent baroque castle built in the 18th century. The castle was once the summer residence of the Habsburg monarchy and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Schönbrunn Palace is surrounded by an extensive park, which invites you to take a walk or a jog. In the palace itself you can visit the magnificent rooms and gardens once inhabited by Empress Maria Theresa. Take a tour of the magnificent Hall of Mirrors or visit the famous Tiergarten, the oldest zoo in the world.
Schönbrunn Palace also offers numerous events and concerts that you should not miss. For example, attend a performance at the Palace Theater or listen to the sounds of classical music at the Orangery.
After an eventful day in Vienna, you can relax on our roof terrace, with a view of the towers of the University Church, and end the day.