Do you like to stay in quirky hotels or hotels with some historical significance?

he name of the hotel hints at its history: The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel. Located at Ungargasse 60.  The hotel has been using this name since 2008, the facade of the hotel gives the impression of an old building and once inside you will see some features that remind you of the imperial past. The hotel’s logo featuring a horse should raise your curiosity. Moreover, a statue in the garden has an interesting story involving emperor Franz Joseph.

The hotel has integrated parts of the former stables of the school as well as a historic staircase.

The Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel is a four-star hotel and just a 5-minute walk to the Belvedere Palace.  The hotel features a health club with a gym, indoor pool with sunbathing lawn, sauna and steam room. Guests reside in a 19th-century building with a lush private garden.

All rooms have been renovated in 2013 and feature uniquely designed rooms and suites with elegant furnishings.

Organic Austrian cuisine can be enjoyed at the hotel’s Borromäus Restaurant with a winter garden or on the beautiful summer terrace. The Arsenal Beer and Wine Pub proposes typical Austrian dishes and seasonal specialities of the highest quality.

The Ringstraße Boulevard and the city centre, the opera, concert halls, theatres and museums are within easy walking distance. The Rennweg Train Station is right behind the hotel and provides a fast and direct connection to the airport (22 minutes). Various tram stops are only a few steps away. Vienna’s impressive Russian Orthodox Church can also be found right behind the hotel.

Landstraße is a great choice for travellers interested in walking, atmosphere and convenient to public transport. Note: The Spanish Riding School is 30 minutes walk or use public transport.  The SRS is located between Michaelerplatz and Josefsplatz inside the Hofburg in central Vienna. Performances take place in the Winter Riding School, built between 1729–1735.

If you are thinking of going to Vienna to visit the famous Spanish riding school, Piber Stud, Christmas markets or just enjoy this historical and cultural city.  Snaffle Travel can help with all your travel arrangements, tickets to the Spanish Riding School and any other requirements.  Contact: Snaffle Travel on