The captivating Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna occupies one of Vienna’s grandest buildings, within easy walking distance of St Stephen's Cathedral. The building dates back to 1873, when it was designed by Theophil Edvard Hansen (architect of the Parliament Building and Vienna Stock Exchange), but has recently undergone a modern transformation. There is an iPad in every room to control the TV and entertainment system, and there’s free Wi-Fi throughout.
The bedrooms have been designed with the glamour of the 1920s and 30s in mind, with walnut furniture and Art Deco-style lamps. In contrast, all are high tech with digital controls for the bath and shower, a Nespresso machine and those iPads, with which guests can also order room service. This is a historic building so every room is uniquely shaped and overlook the courtyard garden or the street. Interconnecting rooms are available for families.
The sophisticated Cigar Lounge -- Vienna's largest -- was once the original foyer and still has soaring ceilings and listed columns. Here guests can sample a range of whiskies, purchase fine cigars and rent their own humidors.
Try traditional Viennese food at Die Küche, where dishes like Wiener Schnitzel and fish with curry sauce are prepared at live cooking stations and presented on sharing platters. For something more upmarket (but very reasonably priced), visit the fine dining Edvard restaurant, which has just been awarded a Michelin Star. Don't miss the hotel’s famous afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge, where sweet buchtel rolls and bundt cake replace scones.
Other top-class facilities include a huge Turkish-style spa, unusually positioned on a mezzanine floor, with a small hydro pool, saunas, steam bath, treatment rooms and an enormous gym. There's also an in-house delicatessen and florist.
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
Extra beds (fees apply)
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
iPad on request
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
Bathrobes and slippers
Bathtub (in some rooms)
Parking (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Children and additional guests
Extra person only available in the Junior Suite with a sofa bed. Extra guest charges will apply as follows: free for children aged 5 and under, 45€ per night for children aged 6 to 11, 93€ per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at 35€ per night on checkout.
A 3.2% city tax is included in the total price.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Car parking is subject to availability and charged at 40€ per night.
It's 25 minutes by taxi from Vienna International Airport. Public parking is available nearby, but it's best to use the hotel's valet service as the car park entrance is narrow. By public transport, catch the City Airport Train (5:30am-11pm) to Wien Mitte in the city centre (15 minutes) and then take U4 line on the U-Bahn to Schottenring station, which is a block from the hotel.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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