Photos courtesy of Hotel im Palais Schwarzenberg
44 rooms and suites
Single rooms: 270–330 euros
Double rooms: 350–400 euros
Suites from 450 euros
Rates include buffet breakfast, service, and taxes
Open: year round
Just south of the Ringstrasse, The hotel is conveniently located near tram stops; free parking for hotel guests
On site: tennis; bicycle rentals;
croquet; jogging in park
Nearby: golf; swimming: horseback riding; Schönbrunn, Hofburg, Belevedere palaces; St. Stephen’s Cathedral; State Opera House; Spanish Riding School; coffeehouses
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In a city boasting a palace on every corner, the five-star Schwarzenberg Palace might appear to be just another elegant and stately Viennese building. But on second glance, you realize you can unpack your bag and make yourself at home in one of Vienna’s finest hotels. The Schwarzenberg is a real palace with a real prince—although it’s unlikely you’ll meet Prince Karl Johannes von Schwarzenberg strolling the gardens; he is typically busy tending his other castle and vineyards in Styria.
Dazzling gilt, chandeliers, mirrors, and priceless art fill the old section of the palace, usually reserved for private functions and concerts. Guestrooms, located in a wing thought to be the former servants quarters, are individually furnished with period antiques, marble, rich French fabrics, and a profusion of flowers.
Private 18-acre park