Vienna, a city known for its beautiful imperial palaces and incredible architecture, is on most people’s wish list. Simply being in the city makes you feel like royalty, kindling the desire to experience life in a luxurious way. Just when you start dreaming about your deluxe life, reality drops.. Your Budget!
Traveling to Vienna on a budget? But still hoping that you could experience the beauty of Europe in a luxurious style? Well, then Hotel Austria is your answer!
Located in the heart of the city, in the historic Inner Stadt, Hotel Austria will just dazzle you with its Old Viennese charm!
The moment you enter the hotel, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to an historical era. Some might say that the interiors are a bit archaic, but don’t we all just love medieval European architecture? We absolutely loved its interiors for their rustic yellowish color, old intricate design and the on-point cleanliness they offered, giving it the ultimate royal appeal. Isn’t that what we’re in Europe for?
Hotel Austria, Vienna
Address: Am, Fleischmarkt 20, 1010 Wien, Austria
Hotel Austria is located right in the middle of the historical Old City of Vienna. It’s just a few steps away from the famed St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a few minutes away from the Vienna State Opera House, the Hofburg and the popular shopping streets.
Even if you’re the kind who likes their quiet and are worried that the hustle and bustle of the Inner District might just be too much for you, then we have some good news. Though it is very much in the center of the city, it is situated at the end of a quiet cobblestone side street, thus giving you all the calm you could ask for.
Arrival and Check-In Process
Check-In: 2 PM & Check-Out: 11 AM
Since it’s located on a cul-de-sac, some people might find it difficult to locate and we agree that even the simplest things can be confusing in a new city. But, we’ll tell you how to remember its location so that you can find it easily every time you come back from exploring the city. Keep the popular Griechisch-Orientalische Kathedral as your reference point and once you’re there, Hotel Austria is located on the side street right in front of it.
Oh, another thing to note is that taxis won’t drop you right in front of the hotel, but you can get dropped off at the cathedral after which the hotel is only 10 steps away.
The check-in process was very smooth and we were highly impressed by the jovial nature of the staff that was present at the reception. Not only that, since we had changed our plans at the last minute and decided to extend our stay by 3 days, they upgraded us to a Deluxe Room, which included air conditioning and a bigger bathroom! We absolutely loved their kind gesture.
The Rooms at Hotel Austria
The hotel consists of 46 rooms that are spread across 4 floors, which includes Economy and Deluxe Rooms.
After seeing the flattering hotel interiors, we thought we had seen the best part of the hotel. But the rooms, both Economy and Deluxe, were so well designed that we were absolutely stunned.
The rooms are adorned with antique-style furnishings, huge windows with patterned curtains and a European style carpet giving it a traditional yet elegant look.
The hotel also gets the technology right. The room comes appointed with a flat screen TV, a CD player, high speed WiFi, and air conditioning. However, only the Deluxe rooms have air conditioning, but they do provide fans in the Economy rooms.
Aside from air conditioning, Economy rooms also differ in their bathroom layout. The toilet, and the sink and bath area (the shower) are separated out in the Economy rooms (which some people prefer; I do!) whereas there is just one big bathroom in the Deluxe rooms. In both cases, the bathrooms were very clean and I appreciated the large shower, powerful hair-dryer, lush bath robes, good quality toiletries, and slippers that they provided.
Oh and we felt that leaving Vienna’s most famous treat – Manner Wafers on pillows was a really nice touch!
The hotel does not have a gym or a pool but neither do most of the hotels in Europe. It’s an antique-style hotel, remember? But, it does have a nice lounging area right next to the reception, with a small library where you can read your favorite books about Europe. iPads are also available for guests to borrow.
During summer months, you can even rent bikes from the hotel to enjoy the Inner Stadt. They also have a selection of local wines that can be enjoyed on the second-floor terrace on warm evenings.
We absolutely loved their breakfast hall! It was so beautiful. And their breakfast spread was massive, so all the more reason to love this part of the hotel, right?
Just by looking at their selection, we could tell how fresh the food was going to be. From fresh fruits and a wide variety of cereals and nuts, to freshly squeezed juices and an assortment of cheeses and meats; the way they laid out everything made it look grand. Oh and they have champagne too, perfect for those who crave their mimosas or bellinis in the morning!
But what we loved the most about their breakfast were the warm croissants, french breads, and cakes. Just slather them with one of their homemade jams or have them on their own with a delicious cup of cappuccino! I’m sure you’ll love them too. It’s Europe after all, they know their stuff.
We booked this hotel at the last moment, like literally last minute – just a few hours before we actually had to go there. But still it only cost us €161 (around $180) per night for two people (in Europe, hotels charge based on the number of people). I’m sure you could get an even better price if you book well in advance.
Hotel Austria is an impressive hotel where the imposingly old meets with the modern world to produce some of the best aesthetic moments that you’ll experience during your stay in architecturally strong Vienna.
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56 thoughts on “Hotel Austria Review | Boutique Luxury Done Right”
The first thing I enjoy about Europe is it’s massive and impressive architecture and this hotel looks like a great example of it! Though Vienna is not on my travel list, I certainly enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing.
The rooms look beautiful.am sure you guys enjoyed your stay at the hotel.
The rooms look beautiful.am glad you guys enjoyed your stay at the hotel.
This looks like a good place to stay. I need to revisit Austria again after reading this.
This place is so beautiful, and I’m sure the photos don’t even do it justice! Thank you for sharing! I will definitely look into this place once I make it to Austria!
I’d be happy to go to Europe period! But if I ever visit Austria, that looks like an awesome place to stay.
This is one of the most gorgeous hotels I’ve ever seen. Also the baked goods look absolutely delicious. I would love to visit there someday for sure!
I love hotels that offer good breakfasts.The selection of bread looks really good. I’m sure the croissants are divine.
Oh my goodness, this place looks beautiful! Although I’ve never been to Austria before myself, I would love to make my way over in the near future. Thanks for sharing all of this! 🙂
OMG… the washroom is awesome. It will end up taking shower for multiple hours.
This hotel is filled with old-school luxury! I also love hotels with great breakfast options — this looks like it would be delicious!
Oh wow. That looks absolutely stunning. Thank you for the beautiful review. I would love to check it out someday, thanks!
What an amazing place to visit. Architecture breathes long history. Every sight you’ve visited is beautiful. The hotel you stayed is very lovely. I can tell you had a wonderful time and thank you for sharing you uplifting vibe with us.
Never been to Austria but it is there in my bucket list. Your article will be very useful. I like the way you have analysed and discussed all details.
Hotel Austria looks so classy, a little bit old and a little bit simple compared to other grand Austrian hotels but still, I’d like to see it someday.
Oh wow…lucky you to have experienced Vienna. The rooms are just amazing and the breakfast hall is divine.
I have always wanted to visit Austria. Love the pics of the hotel and fingers crossed, maybe I will get the chance to visit Austria soon and stay in Hotel Austria too. 🙂
The hotel looks every bit charming old life from the outside and modern comfort from the inside. Great review!
It looks like great place to stay. I love Austria, so wonderful country to visit x
Luxurious is right! This looks absolutely amazing
That looks so amazing! Honestly I’ve only ever stayed in cheap hotels, and the experience is generally pretty bad. But this would be much different 🙂
What an absolutely gorgeous hotel. The rooms are very luxurious. Austria sounds like a great place to visit.
Wow. When I went to Austria, I fell in love with that place. And that hotel – the architecture is jaw-dropping. I can’t remember where we stayed, but would definitely consider this next time we go to Austria.
This place is gorgeous! I’d love to stay here.
Omg wow I this place looks so nice and cute!
This hotel is stunning! And cheap! I love the architecture and decor. I could have a tonne of fun exploring all the nooks and crannys in this hotel. I love that they have rental bikes as well. Who needs a gym?
Haha I do love to workout. But I can totally leave it behind, when in Europe!
It looks like such a beautiful place to stay! I always love these boutique hotels. It is a bit costly for my taste of hotels, but I guess everyone has different requirements and I think this is worthy
This hotel look like a great property to stay and I loved the architecture …Thanks for sharing
Austria is still on my bucket list… Thank you for sharing this detailed post, the architecture of the hotel is stunning!
Wow! This looks like such a cool hotel. I can’t wait to make my way there. Thank you for all the useful information
So much character this place has!!! Definitely a hotel that will create lasting memories for you!
There’s nothing like being close to culture-rich areas. Vienna is known for this as well.
This hotel reminds me of some old European building, which it is probably is. I love the ambiance and very private headquarters.
Wow, everything about this hotel looks like an art gallery.
Wow this hotel looks beautiful – I would definitely love to stay here! I’m glad you had a nice visit!
I have never been in this place but I can say that it was one of a gorgeous hotel that I’ve seen in my entire life. Everything is so beautiful and I am amazed with those colors and designs, I just love it!
Looks like a great hotel to stay in. Love the decor here, will be keeping this place in mind if i’m ever in Austria!
Sounds like a pretty good bargain! The entire place looks really beautiful and the interior looks spacious and classy! The breakfast hall looks GRAND! Thank you for the information!
looks neat and classy, I would like to stay there too if given the chance. Those bread captured my attention though. Felt hungry lol
Hahaha, they do look appetizing!
This looks like a luxurious french hotel. Love to visit here one day
The place looks good specially the breakfast area and the food that they serve.
I like being at the heart of the city as it gives me the option to explore at any hour. Hotel Austria looks like a good balance of economy, location, and luxury.
I love that they have kept the decor classic and true to the area. Looks like a great recommendation
I really love this hotel. It looks so elegant and very comfortable. Wishing to visit this kind of place.
Austria is so wonderful..! Ever since I saw parts of Austria in movies, I always dreamt about visiting there. 😊
The baked goods looks so delicious.. Makes me wanna bake right now. Such a wonderful hotel, great blog.
The Hotel looks fabulous with the decor, rooms, food and even the side street. The pictures are good and bright.
I liked your detailed review about hotel Austria. It seems a nice place to stay.
That place just looks stunning, stylish and classy…
Love your review it was interesting and useful. Thank you for sharing