Vienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria, and was the seat for the Hasburg rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for centuries. Even though that empire is long gone, there are several reminders of the imperial grandeur that are still carefully preserved in this city. This city is considered to be one of the most musical cities in the world, this may be due to the fact that geniuses like Beethoven, Strauss, Schubert, Gustav Klimt, and Mozart were nurtured here. When you visit the historic churches in this city, you will hear the music of Handel and Bach being performed. If you want to discover how music is created, visit the Vienna’s Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments and the Haus der Musik.
It is Austria’s most important cultural and commercial hub, and is located on the banks of the attractive River Danube. Vienna’s unique charm and magnificent architectural character is what sets it apart from the other European cities like London, Rome, and Paris. This is the only city that gives you the opportunity to see outrageously lavish palaces like the Schonbrunn and the Belvedere, the Lipizzaner stallions performing ballet, and locals spending hours in a café over delicious Viennese cakes.
The city of Vienna is a place where postmodernist and modern architecture coexist along with the older architectural design such as Baroque and Gothic. One of the most popular attractions that must be visited when you are in this city is the Hofburg, which has been the seat of every Austrian ruler since 1275. Today this complex is the official seat of the Austrian President and covers around 59 acres. Some of the other attractions that are worth a visit include the Spanish Riding School, Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens, the Belvedere Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera House, the Vienna City Hall, and the Donner Fountain.
One of the most important things that you need to consider while booking hotels in Vienna is the kind of service they provide. It is true that the big chain of hotels provide impeccable service and spectacular facilities, but when it comes to personalized service and vintage furniture you cannot do better than boutique hotels. Recently, boutique hotels have been gaining popularity because the theme that the rooms are decorated in, makes it seem more personalized and intimate. Ultimately, the choice is always yours about whether you want big chain hotels or boutique hotels. Here is a list of some of the best boutique hotels in Vienna.
Hotel Altstadt is a 45-room 4-star boutique hotel that is located in the vibrant Spittelberg quarter. It reflects the artistic vibe of the neighborhood with large, independently decorated rooms and a huge private art collection. The rooms of this hotel are located in a renovated historic building and are just 5 minutes away from the Museum Quarter. Each room here is individually decorated with modern or classic furniture, and is equipped with cable TV, a minibar, and parquet floors. Some of the other perks that you can enjoy on your stay here is the free breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, and free afternoon tea with cakes in the lounge. Pick this boutique hotel out of the other hotels in Vienna, if you are looking for a spectacular boutique hotel near the Ringstrasse Boulevard.
When you choose to stay at this hotel, you choose to stay at one of the chicest and most modern design hotels in Vienna. This hotel is located right in the heart of the popular Ring Boulevard and is just a few steps away from the Vienna State Opera House. This hotel is the perfect example of exquisite combination of historic details with contemporary design. All the rooms and suites at the Ring feature a mix of modern and classic furniture, and luxurious bathrooms. Some of the guest rooms also boast spectacular views of the Viennese Ringstrasse. One of the highlights of the Ring is its wine cellar, which has a collection of more than 700 bottles of the best wines in Austria as well as the world. Indulge yourself at the onsite Ring Day Spa that has a health club equipped with a steam bath, sauna, and a luxurious treatment room, and a fitness area.
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