The Best Hotels in Austria

The Best Hotels in Austria
The Best Hotels in Austria
Austria's stunning natural beauty, enchanting cities and mountain peaks inspire artists, writers, movie makers and travelers. This federal republic encompasses the Danube Region and the Eastern Alps. Accommodations in Austria range from simple rooms in farmhouses to plush digs in castles. There are many fine hotels throughout Austria. Some of the best are Hotel Sacher Salzburg, Le Meridien Vienna and The Levante Parliament.
Hotel Sacher Salzburg

This elegant five-star hotel is right in the heart of Salzburg, Mozart's home, beside the River Salzach. The Hotel Sacher is luxurious. Each of the 112 rooms and suites is individually decorated with exquisite fabrics, antiques, silk-lined walls, elaborate carpets and artwork. Among the in-room amenities are high-speed Internet access, telephones in the bathrooms, bathrobes, designer bath products, marble bathrooms and turndown service. Hypoallergenic bedding is available upon request. Some of the rooms have balconies. Non-smoking rooms and handicapped accessible rooms are available. Guests can enjoy the finest Austrian and international cuisine in the hotel's four restaurants and café. The Café Sacher is the home of the original Sacher-Torte, and it is the star among the sumptuous desserts on the menu. A piano bar provides a glamorous spot for cocktails. A full-service fitness center provides exercise equipment, massage, sauna, steam room and solarium.

Hotel Sacher Salzburg
Schwarzstraße 7
5020 Salzburg, Austria
(43) 662-889770

Le Meridien Vienna

Historic parks surround this chic modern hotel. The 294 suites and guest rooms are decorated in earth tones, light wood and feature parquet flooring. Each room features a designer bed with pillow top mattress, backlit glass headboard, turndown service, frosted glass finishes in the bathroom, a Victorian tub and separate shower, heated towel rack, bathrobe and slippers, chaise lounge, free wireless Internet access, fax modem, work desk, plasma screen television, an in-room safe and a complimentary minibar that is refreshed each day. Room service is available around the clock. The hotel's Wellness Zone has an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna and fitness area. Le Meridien Vienna offers secretarial service, laundry service and currency exchange. Shambala Restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Cafe Boulevard serves coffee, pastries and quiches. The Shambala Bar is open until 2 a.m.

Le Meridien Vienna
Opernring 13
Vienna 1010 Austria
(43) (0) 1 588-900 or (800) 543-4300

The Levante Parliament

A complimentary glass of champagne welcomes guests at The Levante Parliament. Transparent glass and streamlined chrome dominate the contemporary design of this popular hotel. The 70 sleek, non-smoking rooms feature eiderdown bedding with hypoallergenic pillows and blankets, thick towels, bathrobe and slippers, designer bath products, bathroom speakers, a minibar, satellite television, Internet access, direct dial telephones with voicemail, radiant heat in the floors and twice daily housekeeping service. Room service is available at all hours. The Levante Parliament has a health club that includes massage and beauty treatments. A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning in the hotel's restaurant. The Nemtol Restaurant also serves lunch and dinner. The Nemtol Bar is open all day.

The Levante Parliament
Auerspergstrasse 9
Vienna 1080 Austria
(43) 1-228-28 - 0

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