CSL’s Favourite Hotels | Hotel Sans Souci Vienna, Austria

By Kailash Maharaj
September 15, 2014

Sans Souci Wien Facade

Sans Souci Wien Facade

First Impressions

In a city where there’s opulence at every turn Sans Souci stands out – this is the epitome of 21st century private luxury. The yoo studio (backed by Philippe Starck) designed hotel boasts 63 rooms and suites. From the international clientele (there were at least 7 different nations represented at breakfast), and original works of art by Roy Lichtenstein to the personal service, and stellar location a stone’s throw from the Museumsquartier, this is a small boutique hotel with massive appeal.


Sans Souci Wien Master Suite bedroom and circular bathtub

Sans Souci Wien Master Suite. Left: the bedroom. Right: circular black and white bathtub.

The Room

Master Suite: My master suite included gorgeous views of the city from huge windows and a private living and sleeping space. I was struck by the meticulous attention to detail: the pillow menu, the unique circular black and white bathtub tucked away just off the marble bathroom, and Vi-spring beds.


Sans Souci Wien La Veranda dining room and dish.

Sans Souci Wien La Veranda. Left: Dining room. A dish at the restaurant.

Dining: La Véranda
My dinner at La Véranda restaurant included a delicious pumpkin seed puree, rabbit in an herbal whey and lemon tartlet with bay leaf ice cream all paired with local wine.  The restaurant also serves what is arguably Vienna’s best breakfast. Every day a new spread is beautifully laid out with fresh items.  There are veggies, cheese, breads, and pastry to cater to every possible taste (Asian, Middle Easter and European influences).  Think you don’t like oatmeal try the amazing apple muesli presented in small jars and the to-die-for croissants (yes, they are better than Paris).

Sans Souci Wien The Spa Seating and pool

Sans Souci Wien The Spa. Left: Seating area. Right: the gorgeous pool.

Sans Souci Spa Club
“Our best feature is our pool,” says spa manager Alexandra Kuhn referring to the spectacular basement pool shimmering with the reflection of dozens of Viabizzuno chandeliers.

Sans Souci Wien Le Bar

Sans Souci Wien Le Bar

Wow Factor
Take your pick: Le Bar with its dazzling play of perspective in the gold mirrored lounge; the astounding lobby with its purple, gold, black and white colour scheme; or as our waiter mentioned, “as a small hotel we can speak to guests personally.”

Read more hotels in the Fall 2014 City Style and Living Magazine.