Another on-the-Stadplatz, four-star choice occupies a 400-year-old heritage building. Inside are such niceties as a cedar timber-beam ceiling above the colonnaded breakfast parlor, embellished with a fresco depicting Steyr's medieval fortifications. Spacious, floral-carpeted guestrooms (39 overall, plus suites) are adorned with antique framed graphics. Daylight shines through deep-set window arches that muffle sounds from outside. A stairway leads down to convivial Café Styria in the hotel's arcade. A Turkish steam bath and Finnish sauna are onsite, too.

Daily Rates: Doubles from about €134

Contact: Stadthotel Styria A-4400, Steyr, Stadtplatz 40-42, tel. +43/7252/51551, fax 51551-51, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rating: Quality 16/20, Value 14/20