Grand Ferdinand Vienna – Your Hotel In The City Center
What We Love
- Style and grace at a beautiful Vienna hotel, with buffet breakfast includedThe rooftop salon and pool, with unbeatable views over the city
- Sampling the traditional Viennese cuisine in the excellent restaurant
- Kicking off each day with a breakfast on the house
- Staying directly on the Ringstrasse, in the center of Vienna
What To Know
- Guestroom showers are entirely glass and right next to the bed – something that might not be ideal depending on your travel companions
- The hotel is well-located, just a 5-minute walk into the center of town and a tram stop just around the corner
- Rooms facing the street can be a bit noisy in the morning and at night
- Free WiFi is reliable
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Glittering chandeliers, French champagne and fine Viennese cuisine – the Grand Ferdinand is a little slice of Austrian refinement in the heart of Vienna. This modern hotel is dedicated to the city’s long history of celebrating beauty, and it’s chock full of sleek design and smart touches – think marble-top bathrooms, leather chaise lounges and crisp, minimalist lines. Its oasis garden is a little hideaway of lush greenery and climbing roses, and the rooftop pool gets some of the best views in the city.
The Grand Ferdinand sits on Vienna’s central Ringstrasse, so the sights are right outside your door. And if you’d like to see the city in the height of style, you can rent one of its fleet of sports cars and zip around. To top off your day, sample a little traditional Austrian hospitality in one of the Grand Ferdinand’s three restaurants – a Viennese dining room, a goulash and champagne spot or the refined rooftop salon, with panoramic views over the city.
The bedrooms are modernist and sleek, with marble-top bathrooms and beautiful, soft leather sofas. Your Comfort room has a plush chaise lounge, a champagne bar, wooden floors and a rainfall shower in the bathroom.
The Grand Ferdinand has three excellent restaurants. You can get a taste for traditional Viennese cuisine in an elegant setting at the Grand Ferdinand Restaurant, or head to the no-nonsense Gulasch & Champagne, for exactly that – a quick bite, right on the Ringstrasse. And if memorable settings float your boat, make your way up to the Grand Étage, for modern brasserie plates and snacks in a smart rooftop atmosphere.
The Grand Ferdinand is right on Vienna’s central Ringstrasse, close to all the city’s most famous sights, like St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera. Spend your day dining in one of the cafés, sneaking off to the Hotel Sacher for that famous chocolate cake or taking a wander around the Belvedere Palace gardens.
How to Get There
An excellent hotel based in the heart of this city. Close to all ammenities and offering a wide selection of restaurants and bars this hotel is a good value for money experience. The hotel also offers a couple of in-house restaurants which are well above average and yet not unreasonably priced. As a central location for the city and business, this will be hard to beat.
Pros: Good location, although the nearest metro is 550 m. Interesting design. The superior room (we upgraded for an extra 30 eur per day) was quite spacious. Responsive staff, especially consierge.
Cons: The man who fills the minibar came in the room without an invitation - twice.
The roof-top pool is very small, more like a bathtub for children.
No curtains in the room, only shutters! (lantern lights shine through slits at night).
The pillow was so soft that it felt like I was lying with my head on the mattress.
There are no shoe cleaning equipment, clothes brush, shoe pads, etc., which are usually available in 5 * hotels. When we asked the girl at the reception why, she said, "This is not a 5 * hotel, this is a boutique hotel"! So why does this hotel appear in the search among 5 * hotels on Booking.com?
We did not eat breakfast at the hotel, since 32 eur per person is quite expensive, even in Vienna. At the nearby "Cafe Schwarzenberg" we had excellent brunch for 30 eur for two persons.
We enjoyed a fab two night stay at the Grand Ferdinand for our wedding anniversary. The hotel is in a good location within walking distance of most of the sights. The roof top bar is definitely worth a visit!