100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in Austria


Magnificent baroque buildings, wide avenues, leafy parklands and a world-class cultural heritage. The imperial capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Vienna is elegant, classic and timeless.


Kirchengasse 41, Vienna 1070, Austria

This five-story 1902 townhouse boasting a serious collection of contemporary art feels like a cross between a b&b and a hotel. It is located in the artist-residential district of Spittelberg, just outside the bustling tourist area and a short walk from the museum district. Rooms range from streamlined modern to eight cozy Matteo Thun-designed rooms featuring crystal chandeliers and damask wallpaper.

T: +43 1798 45150. 42 rooms. US$ 200-

König von Ungarn

A-1010 Vienna, Schulerstraße 10, Austria

This 200 year old tavern-inn located in old Vienna was once the stable and guesthouse for high officials of St. Stephen’s cathedral. Mozart composed Marriage of Figaro next-door. Today it features 33 rooms in a classic traditional style and since 2009, it has 11 rooms in an innovative modern style.

T: +43 1 515 840. 44 rooms. US$ 140-


The peaceful Danube runs through a verdant countryside filled with wineries and baroque architecture. Romantic, ruined castles dot the hilltops. Richard the Lionhearted was held for ransom in one of these castles.

Richard Lowenherz

Durnstein, Austria

Named after Richard the Lionhearted, this bower of tranquility has a cozy pre-World Wars Austrian feeling. Dining terraces overlook the Danube River.

T: +43 2711 222.  38 rooms. US$ 160-

Austrian Alps

Picture-perfect traditional villages, high mountain peaks, charming romantic hotels, sun-kissed meadows and friendly people.

St. Anton, Austrian Alps

100 years ago, it was the birthplace of modern Alpine skiing. Today it has a reputation as Europe’s wildest aprés-ski scene.

Hotel Schwarzer Adler

St. Anton, Austria

This frescoed romantic Austrian hotel was built in 1570 and is located in the village center, close to the ski runs.

T: +43 5446 22440. 50 rooms. US$ 190-, incl. breakfast & dinner.

Kitzbühel, Austrian Alps

Ancient walled town with brightly colored buildings and oompah-pah nightlife, located in center of the Tyrolean Alps.

Romantik Hotel Tennerof

26 Griesenauweg Kitzbühel, Austria

Built around a 17th century farmhouse, this luxurious romantic hotel is located one-half mile from the bustle of town.

T: +43 5356 63181. US$ 320-

Arlberg Region, Austrian Alps

Lederhosen, dirndls, peak-roofed ski chalets & rustic chic are aplenty in the lost-in-time sister cities of Zurs and Lech.

Hotel Zürserhof

Zürs am Arlberg, Austria

Elegant country-style prevails on Count Tattenbach’s former farm.

T: +43 5583 25130. 72 rooms. $502, incl. all meals.


The city of Mozart. Its historic centre is a world heritage listed site.

Goldener Hirsch

Salzburg, Austria

Individually decorated and furnished with antiques and folk art, this classic Salzburg romantic hotel dates back to the medieval era. Located in the historic centre.

T: +43 66 2 80840. 69 rooms. US$ 500-