Overview of Living Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph

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Premium bedding, down comforters, free minibar, in-room safe
Premium bedding, down comforters, free minibar, in-room safe
Premium bedding, down comforters, free minibar, in-room safe

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationVienna City Hall Area6 min drive
    Popular LocationAustrian Parliament Building8 min drive
    Popular LocationPlague Column9 min drive
    AirportVienna (VIE-Vienna Intl.)34 min drive

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About this area


Located in Vienna, Living Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph is near a metro station. Notable landmarks in the area include Grinzinger Friedhof and Sisi Kapelle, and travelers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Beethoven-Heiligenstadter-Testament. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Museum of Natural History and Schoenbrunn Zoo. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails and mountain biking, or hop on a segway rental nearby and take a self-guided tour around Vienna. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Vienna City Hall Area - 6 min drive
  • Museum of Natural History - 8 min drive
  • Austrian Parliament Building - 8 min drive
  • Plague Column - 9 min drive
  • Hofburg Imperial Palace - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Vienna Heiligenstadt Station - 4 min drive
  • Oberdobling S-Bahn - 4 min walk
  • AirportVienna Intl. Airport (VIE) - 34 min drive


  • Kurkonditorei Oberlaa – Café offering regional cuisine. Open daily.
  • Vorstadtprinz – Restaurant offering Italian cuisine. Open on select days.

About this property

Living Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph

Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a rooftop terrace, and a conference center are onsite. All 304 rooms feature comforts like premium bedding and down comforters, while conveniences include dining areas and refrigerators. Free WiFi and free minibar items are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free nearby parking
  • Self parking: EUR 16 per day
  • Limited parking spaces
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10 AM: EUR 10 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Health club

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Sauna


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 16 per pet, per night
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 35.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 38 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 16 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: EUR 16 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 35.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Hospital trip stay
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
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Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

1/5 Terrible

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Would not recommend this place, unfair treatment. No buffet breakfast I understand due the virus, no sauna, no housekeeping but other guests seemed to receive it. Had to ask for water and beer that was supposedly to be in mini fridge in first place and they try to shame you and give a very hard time. Never would return to this hotel. Never. Felt very abused. I paid for almost three weeks stay and had to do my own housekeeping after six days. Very rude and unfair.
Stayed 19 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Excellent hotel would stay again
The hotel is very easy to get to from the airport costs 2.50 with the train and takes about 40 mins although you do have to change trains. A short walk from the station to the hotel. From the outside the hotel looks old and dated however the rooms have been done up and look excellent. While I was there they were doing up some more of the hotel so it may change more next I go. The room had a little kitchen which was ideal after our flight to make something quick to eat. (the spar in Vienna airport is very handy) the hotel gives you from tea, coffee, hot chocolate and beer which was and excellent treat. The breakfast was well worth the extra money and was excellent. You got lots of fresh bread and fruit as well as cooked bacon and sausages. There was also a good selection of cold cuts and cheese. I make a fresh waffle for breakfast. There was a good selection of tea and coffee available. Although the breakfast is self served however the very friendly staff are available to help if needed
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Superb location and warm
Amazing! Tram 38 or down the road a main station or tram 37D to City Center but people should get off at other stops on way as lovely places with food and shopping etc. Everything g you need. The saunas x 3 and infra red treatment booths are excellent with cold power showers for healing. A superb place. Slightly noisy if you have bad guests but this was for half hour. Really am happy about finding these place. Sleep was lovely. For U.K. speakers the TV and Cable cannot be changed so if that’s what your after you can use WiFi for Netflix. FREE beer and water for your stay. Food shopping next door. Travel by tram to CC and then all over to the main sites is easy and quick. Do not use the hop on hop off bus. Takes ages and I saw one place for half hour. Get a two day travel ticket which also works on all transport in Vienna City Centre which covers the Hotel route. Also not far from the tourist spot Ginzing.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019