Virtute et Industria


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Hotel Bristol is another luxurious 5-star hotel right in the center of the city. This hotel has acquired worldwide recognition and it is considered to be one of Vienna’s most elite hotels.


Hotel Bristol is part of The Luxury Collection, which is a collection of higher class resorts and hotels around the world. This ensures that the experience that Hotel Bristol guests are getting is according to the highest quality standards. With numerous extra services, expert customer service, immaculate rooms and state-of-the-art facilities, Hotel Bristol is among the most favored accommodation options in Wien.


Visitors are greeted by a welcoming staff whose job is to ensure that everything that the guests want is delivered to their doorstep. Members of the hotel’s staff are trained professionals who will gladly help with any questions, requests or desires that you may have. Their ultimate goal is your unprecedented satisfaction and they will do anything to achieve this goal. This, the hotel’s luxury and its central location are the main reason why so many tourists choose this accommodation when they visit one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

What’s around Hotel Bristol

Hotel Bristol is located at Kärntner Ring 1, right next to the magnificent building of the Vienna Opera House. Guests of Hotel Bristol are treated to a gorgeous view of Vienna from one of the many luxury suites. Since the hotel is located in the heart of the city, there are numerous attractions, entertainment options, restaurants and shops nearby.


If you’re looking for local attractions, you can bask in the glory of the Hofburg Palace, which has been the imperial residence of the Austrian royal family since the 13th century. Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the Karlskirche church, the Albertina Art Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the world famous Mariahilfer Strasse are all located in the close proximity of the hotel. This allows guests to truly experience everything that this magnificent city has to offer. When you feel like taking a break from the city exploration, you can simply return to your luxurious Bristol room or suite and regain your energy.


  • Vienna Opera House – 1 min walk
  • Hofburg Palace – 10 min walk
  • Stephansdom – 5 min drive
  • Karlskirche – 8 min walk
  • Albertina Art Museum – 5 min walk
  • Museum of Natural History – 10 min walk
  • Mariahilfer Strasse – 10 min walk
  • Kärntnerstrasse – 3 min walk


  • Vienna (VIE-Vienna Intl.) – 23 min drive
  • Vienna Wien Mitte Station – 5 min drive
  • Vienna South Station – 10 min walk
  • Karlsplatz U-Bahn – 5 min walk
  • Rennweg S-Bahn – 6 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Distance from MAXIM WIEN :
  • 350 m, 4 min walk



Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Bristol Lounge
  • Bristol Bar
  • Winter Garden & Private Dining
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna
  • Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Numerous stores nearby
  • Cinema nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby

Working away

  • 6 banquet and meeting rooms
  • Lounge area
  • Business Center


  • 24-hour reception
  • Wireless and high-speed internet
  • Shuttle Service
  • Tickets to Attractions or Shows
  • Ironing Service
  • Laundry / Dry Cleaning
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Courier service


  • Built in 1892
  • Elevator / lift
  • ATM / banking
  • Gift shop


  • Accessible bathroom
  • 2 rooms for people with disabilities
  • Wheelchair accessible


Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • High quality bed
  • High quality pillow

Be entertained

  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD / CD player

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper upon request
  • WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe


Hotel size

  • 150 rooms (24 suites)
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors

Arriving / leaving

  • Check-in from: 15:00
  • Check-out until: 12:00

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required
  • Government-issued photo ID required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18



  • Babysitting / childcare *


  • Pets allowed *


  • WiFi and wired Internet access



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *
  • Train station pickup *
  • Private limousine transfers


  • Valet Parking
  • Private Parking


  • Area shuttle *


Hotel Bristol was constructed by Georg Hochfilzer and opened in 1892. Ever since its creation, it had a long history of exciting events and famous guests. Hotel Bristol is one of Vienna’s oldest elite hotels and it amassed a lot of reputation over the years.

From 1916 to 1945 Hotel Bristol stretched from Kärntner Ring 1 to 7. At this time, the hotel still had an iconic Titanic styled dining area named the Grill Room. In 1938, the hotel’s Jewish owner Samuel Schallinger was forced to sell his shares and the hotel was reduced to its current size.

Hotel Bristol was named after the town in England and their motto “Virtute et Industria”, virtue and industriousness, is actually the British town Bristol’s motto too.

Over the years, numerous influential people have visited Hotel Bristol in Vienna. Ever since it was opened it was considered to be a place where sophisticated and higher class people gathered. Many famous people have spent a night or two in this luxurious hotel, including former US president Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.


As previously said, Hotel Bristol is one of the most elite hotels you can visit in Vienna’s center. This highly regarded 5-star accommodation has a higher price than other nearby hotels, but it is worth it if you want to spend a few nights in ultimate luxury. The hotel’s interior and facilities look and feel higher class and the staff is very attentive and always ready to help the guests. The hotel is known for being very welcoming and respectful towards their guests and they have received a lot of praise over the years.

The hotel’s perfect location is also one of its best qualities. The hotel is surrounded with shops, restaurants, clubs and breathtakingly beautiful buildings. And let’s not forget the fact that Hotel Bristol is a mere 5 minute walk away from Sexclub Maxim Wien. There’s no better feeling than returning to a luxurious suite after a hot Maxim visit.