Hotel Bristol

Vienna, Austria

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    Elegance and tradition, overlooking the Vienna State Opera

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    Elegance and tradition, overlooking the Vienna State Opera

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    Elegance and tradition, overlooking the Vienna State Opera

Why we choose Hotel Bristol

Hotel Bristol is a graceful gathering place for in-the-know globe-trotters

  • Bristol concierges have unbeatable connections to the Vienna State Opera
  • Chauffeur-driven limousine service for tours and outings
  • Suite guests are welcomed with a bottle of Bristol Cuvée

Decked out in much antique finery, this is an exceptionally elegant hotel. Glorious chandeliers, acres of highly-polished wood and yards of swagged curtains remind guests of the long and star-studded history of this traditional European staging post.

With its unique location alongside the Vienna State Opera, the hotel has a century-long tradition as a crossroads for adventurous culture vultures. It has an overt, pulse-of-the-city vibe that’s particularly in evidence during dinner service after the opera. This discreet, clubby atmosphere doesn’t come off as snobby, however, thanks to the staff’s inclusive approach to service and hospitality.

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We suggest

Our favourite room is the Penthouse Junior Suite with roof terrace.

What you need to know about the hotel

This elegant 19th century hotel is known for its warm, unpretentious service and Viennese flair

  • The Prince of Wales Suite, among the largest in Austria, feels like a glamorous turn-of-the-century apartment
  • Located right next door to Vienna’s beloved Opera House
  • The 24-hour fitness centre overlooking Vienna’s city centre is packed with high-tech gear—most featuring a personal TV

Opened in 1892, Hotel Bristol is the only Art Deco hotel in Vienna, and this historical ambiance can be felt throughout the 50 rooms and suites. The entry-level rooms are well appointed, but the suites are outstanding. In addition to the magnificent Prince of Wales Suites, there are the Opera Suites with antiques and great views of the Opera and the new Bristol Suites overlooking Ringstrasse Boulevard.

There isn’t a long list of amenities, but what they do have is worth investigating—most notably the restaurant and bar. Restaurant Bristol is a fine dining venue with an award-winning chef and a focus on local, seasonal products. The elegant Bristol Bar is known throughout the city for its fabulous afternoon tea and creative cocktails.

Where is it and what's nearby

A prime location next to the Vienna State Opera means stunning views and great access to attractions

  • Sample wines at one of Vienna’s celebrated vineyards to taste varieties not available outside the country
  • Pay homage to Mozart and Beethoven with a musical sightseeing tour of Vienna that includes the Wiener Staatsoper, Volksoper and Musikverein
  • Join local and international visitors at the numerous Viennese coffee houses for an espresso or mocha

Hotel Bristol has a desirable location in the center of Vienna, opposite the Vienna State Opera House and on the corner of Kärtnerstrasse. From here, it’s a breeze to discover everything this fascinating city has to offer. Most famously, Vienna is a cultural powerhouse. In addition to the neighboring Opera House, there are hundreds of museums and more than 50 theatres. We also recommend checking out the diverse architectural styles, including the Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Baroque St. Charles’s Church and the Art Nouveau Secession.

How to enjoy Vienna

Culturally speaking, not only is Vienna rich, it is positively opulent. Majestic architecture, eye-catching sculpture and musical heritage that reads like a Who’s Who of classical music for the past few millennia

  • See the graceful white Lipizzaner stallions in action at the 16th century Spanish Riding School
  • Enjoy upmarket shopping in the former 19th century palace, Palais Corso, at the Ringstrassen Galerien
  • For outrageously frescoed ceilings, visit the baroque State Hall of the National Library, Nationalbibliothek

Perhaps the nicest way to get to know this gorgeous city is through its coffee houses. Each has a personality of its own and menus that vary from ham and eggs to exquisite pastries although all offer delicious coffee, of course. Music is very much part of Vienna’s essence. The Vienna Philharmonic runs a packed program featuring the work of (local heroes) Mozart, Haydn, Mahler and others. The State Opera is sublime, not to mention the heart-meltingly beautiful Vienna Boys’ Choir. Even the city’s churches regularly host performances of Bach and Händel.

No introduction to Vienna would be complete without mention of its architecture. See gothic churches such as Stephansdom with its ornately tiled roof. The Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistoriches) is lavishly baroque, with marble, stucco ornamentation and gold-leaf throughout. Its collection, including works by Bruegel, Caravaggio and Rubens is no less impressive. The Österreichische Galerie, has a collection featuring Klimt, as well as Impressionists, Expressionists and contemporary art. Part of Belvedere Palace, the 18th century summer home of Prince Eugene, the flamboyant interiors and formal gardens are worth exploring in their own right.

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    When to visit Vienna

    Visit Vienna in May to see the Wiener Festwochen, a festival of music and dance. For a magical Christmas, visit the Christkindlemärkte advent markets from mid-November.

  • A word from the hotel

    For those who like a bit more adventure, take one of the many special city tours like the ‘Third Man Tour,’ which takes you into the catacombs of the city.
    Dieter Ludewig, Chef Concierge

  • A word from the hotel

    Make sure you take a moment to visit our famed Bristol Bar—one of Vienna’s most legendary bars. We serve a wide range of well-known cocktails but have also developed our very own selection of drinks like our Jalapeño Mary.
    Dominik Walli, Maître d’Hôtel

  • A word from the hotel

    Sustainability is an integral part of my cuisine. I choose my suppliers carefully and love to go to the market myself. My absolute favorite dish is Potato Goulash.
    Siegfried Kroepfl, Executive Chef


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Hotel Bristol, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast in restaurant for up to two in-room guests
  • A complimentary lunch in Restaurant Bristol for up to two people per room, once during stay (excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities)
  • Suite bookings also receive: Chauffeured limousine transfer (one-way)
  • Penthouse Suite, Opera Suite, Prince of Wales Suite also receive: welcome drink and flower bouquet

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