Located in Vienna's heart, just behind the Parkring, Palais Coburg Residenz offers views over the park, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the old city. A stately palace dating back to 1844, it was turned into a hotel in 2003. The recently restored neoclassical façade combines historical ambiance and skillfully incorporated medieval features with contemporary design elements and state-of-the-art technology. All in suites, spacious guest accommodations are light-filled and appointed with a handsome blend of classic and modern furnishings, museum-quality period pieces, fine artwork, and crystal chandeliers. The hotel's hidden treasure is its secluded garden, a green oasis of towering trees and fragrant flowers, offering a serene escape within the city.
History & Story - Once the seat of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, it is now one of the Austrian capital’s most exceptional five-star luxury hotels. Palais Coburg was built between 1840 and 1845 in a classicist style, commissioned by Ferdinand von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. The grand palace was constructed atop a former bastion, the Braunbastei, whose foundations include sections of the city’s fortifications dating from the sixteenth century. In 1997 a private foundation, the POK Pühringer Privatstiftung, acquired the building. From 2000 to 2003, after several years of planning, they renovated, revitalized, and rebuilt the structure taking into account all available historical information. On 7 November 2003, the “new” Palais Coburg opened to the public. Six centuries of Viennese architectural history can thus be experienced in one building. The building’s unique historical fabric is also the base of the Palais’ current use, with its total area of more than 16,000 square meters.
Among the last great palaces to be built in Vienna, Palais Coburg Residenz now delivers one of the city’s most royal sleeps. Set just behind the Parkring with Stadtpark's views, the hotel is an era-bending blend of medieval brick walls, starkly modern elements, and antique furnishings. Light pours into the 34 roomy suites, which are nearly as delicious as the two-Michelin-starred cuisine from chef Silvio Nickol. Oenophiles swoon over the wine archive, comprising six barrel-vaulted cellars that house some 60,000 bottles; taste a few prized labels in the cozy, red-leather wine bar.
Accommodation - The thirty-four highly individual retreats at the Palais Coburg Hotel accommodate the unique tastes: from the elegant Coburg and Bastei Suites to the City and Residence Suites through to the extravagant Palais Suites. Suite sizes vary from 54 to 165 square meters, whereby all accommodations share maximum comfort, utmost privacy, and a vibrant relationship to the house’s history. In keeping with an authentic atmosphere, all of the suites are named after members of the Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha families. The suites offer individualized air conditioning, LCD/LED TVs in the bedroom, and the bedroom in terms of technical outfitting. All of them offer internet access, a superb stereo system, and numerous telephones. Above and beyond the exceptional ambiance, Palais Coburg offers all amenities that a guest could expect from a top-class luxury establishment like a rich à la carte breakfast, all contents of the minibar as well as a Nespresso coffee and tea setup and welcome amenities upon arrival, including a bottle of fine champagne, fresh fruits and a flower arrangement.
Restaurants & Bars - ''Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant'' - Chef Silvio Nickol is synonymous with the highest level's creative cuisine. The gourmet restaurant at the Palais Coburg is a place of comprehensive, contemporary dining culture. Creative interpretations of classic dishes and exceptionally composed innovations, and subtly arranged interaction of food and wine are the main topics in the gourmet restaurant of the Palais Coburg. More than five thousand positions are listed on the wine list. The sommeliers are devoted to the care and best presentation of fine wines. The Gourmet Restaurant presents itself architectural with glass, wood, and leather in a private but modern atmosphere amidst the historic palace. The Silvio Nickol Gourmet Restaurant is currently awarded two Michelin stars and 4 Gault Millau toques (19 points). 2014 Silvio Nickol was named Gault Millau Austrian Chef of the Year.
"Clementine Im Glashaus'' - For breakfast, lunch, the afternoon snack or dinner - The young restaurant offers a relaxed enjoyment with that certain something. Located in the greenhouse, it offers a view of the Palais and has one of the city's most beautiful garden seating areas. Four years after the opening, the restaurant is now known as a trendy culinary hotspot within the Viennese crowd to spend leisure time. The restaurant offers traditional meals, reinterpreted in a creative yet easygoing way. The menu offers a selection of meat (pork, beef, chicken, lamb), fish, and vegetarian dishes, starting from 10 euros. The restaurant’s sommelier presents a wine list that matches the cuisine. Upon request, the wines can be selected from the grand Palais Coburg wine book. The Restaurant is named after Clementine of Orleans. The King of France and her husband, Prince August of Saxe-Coburg, were the Palais Coburg's first inhabitants in Vienna from 1849. Her painting is in the middle of the restaurant.
''The Palais Coburg Wine Archive'' - The thick walls of the venerable Palais Coburg provide ideal conditions for the storage and slow, careful aging of great wines. This, combined with the owner Peter Pühringer’s love of such wines, is what has allowed collecting such an impressive treasure trove of them. The cellars of the Palais hold over 60,000 bottles of wine from all over the world, dating back to 1727. The wine list is unique in Austria, and its match would be hard to find anywhere in the world. The Palais Coburg is keeping the coveted Grand Award since 2007, the world’s most renowned honor for a restaurant wine cellar issued yearly by U.S. wine magazine Wine Spectator. The Swiss Weinwisser awarded the outstanding wine collection 20 out of a possible 20 points. Other distinguished international publications (such as the American Wine Spectator, British Decanter Magazine, German Weingourmet, and Austrian Falstaff magazine) have reported steadily on this truly extraordinary wine cellar. In 2014 and 2017, the Palais Coburg received the award “Best Wine List in the World” and 2015 and 2016 the award “Best Wine List of Europe” by the renowned magazine “World of Fine Wine.”
''The Cellars'' - Six wine cellars (Champagne Cellar, French Cellar, Rarities Cellar, Old World Cellar, New World Cellar, Yquem Cellar) were established in the various areas of the building’s historical foundation, each with its own characteristics, special dedication and ideal climate for the storage and aging of great rare wines.
Wellness - High above Vienna's roofs and the view over the largest park in central Vienna stands an oasis of relaxation consisting of an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, sun terrace, and modern cardiovascular equipment from the gym.