Conveniently located in central Vienna, the DO & CO Hotel offers easy walking to Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, Stephansplatz and all the high-end shopping and dining the area has to offer. With its modern and glamorous furnishings, this hotel provides a luxe retreat within a historic city.
On a quiet street near Stephansplatz, Hotel Kärntnerhof offers guests a comfortable, no-frills atmosphere. A 19th-century building, the hotel features the Art Nouveau style commonly seen throughout Vienna. Follow the tiled flooring to the red-carpet-covered stone staircase where you can stop to admire the wrought iron railing.
This boutique hotel is simple but has everything you need for a restful stay. There’s a daily breakfast buffet and a rooftop terrace with tables and lounge chairs so you can drink a cup of coffee and take in the view of the baroque Heiligenkreuzerhof towers.
There is no restaurant in the hotel, but its location within the First District means there are plenty of pubs and restaurants within walking distance.
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Hotel Kärntnerhof offers 44 rooms, ranging from standard rooms to the larger suites such as the Madame Rosa suite, the Dom suite and the Christiane Hörbiger suite.
The rooms are simple, but furnished elegantly. Many have English wallpaper, big bright windows and are decorated with taupes, blues and greens. Each room has an en suite bathroom and Wi-Fi, but standard rooms don’t have air conditioning. There is air conditioning in the Dom and Madame Rosa suite, and the other rooms are equipped with fans during the summer months.
Hotel Kärntnerhof is centrally located in the First District, close to the river and many restaurants. It’s about a three-minute walk to Stephansplatz for shopping, dining and entertainment, such as the Vienna State Opera. The hotel is tucked down a quiet, dead-end side street.
Food and drink
- A complimentary breakfast buffet is served daily.
- There’s no restaurant in the hotel or mini bar in the rooms.
- The hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants.
- Hot and cold beverages as well as small snacks can be brought to your room between 2pm-9pm upon request.
Though a simple boutique property tucked away on a quiet side street, we like Hotel Kärntnerhof for its good value and proximity to Saint Stephen’s Cathedral and Stephansplatz.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Centrally located in the First District, Hotel Sacher offers a luxe and convenient base for your visit to Vienna. Indulge in a chocolate spa treatment, enjoy a gourmet meal at the restaurant or step outside into Vienna’s heart.
With quirky architecture, elegant decor and a central location, the Hotel Topazz offers a comfortable place to stay with sweeping views of the city and short walks to main attractions. Relax in one of the window sill chaise longues or head out to the hustle and bustle of Stephansplatz.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Take a walking tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and crossroads of central Europe. Medieval fortifications, Gothic cathedrals, a neoclassical palace and a vibrant coffee-house culture await you in this off-the-beaten-track visit to the city, just an hour from Vienna.
This three-hour guided coffeehouse tour around Vienna brings you to some of the most storied cafes in the city, and gives you a taste of the city’s renowned coffee and pastries — all in one morning.
Take a guided half-day walking tour of Vienna’s First District to the memorials and museums dedicated to Austria’s Jewish community and the 65,000 Austrian Jews killed in the Holocaust. Pay your respects at the Holocaust Memorial and see the ruins of a medieval synagogue.
Watch the Ballet of the White Stallions at the ornate Spanish Riding School inside of Hofburg Palace. You’ll get to see the world-renowned Lipizzaner horses as they perform flying changes and half pirouettes in the lavishly designed baroque-era arena.
Spend a morning on a brief walking tour of Vienna’s markets, tasting the city’s delicacies along the way. Then retire to your guide’s private apartment for instruction on cooking a two-course gourmet lunch. Sample Austria’s wines with the meal you’ve prepared in a chef’s kitchen.
This combined walking-and-driving tour lets you map out the location of many of Vienna’s most storied sites, as well as explore the mammoth Schönbrunn Palace. You’ll see the former imperial palace in Vienna as well as the Habsburg’s summer residence outside the city limits.
This river boat tour of the Wachau Valley starts with the Baroque majesty of Melk Abbey, then takes you on a slow drift through the vineyards, orchards and villages along the Danube’s forested banks. A stop in the historic town of Dürnstein, with its storied history, completes the day.