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
Long weekend in Vienna- good hotel as a decent base to get to all main areas. We were disappointed with the pre-arrival service and initial check in as nothing requested or arranged was in place, however all was resolved after a little time via front office supervisor (thanks to Hannah) for understanding and helping resolve. We enjoyed a great concert, palace tour, ferris wheel, visit to other attractions and meals. Breakfast in the hotel was nice but quite expensive unlike most other eateries and drinks being reasonable in Vienna. However the 8th floor bar/restaurant although pricy was great, good selection of teas and gins in particular - atmosphere and space was nice with a good outdoor area overlooking this part of the city.
The very first impresion from room was for me a bit crazy, because room is originally decorated - it´s not my style - but is my problem, it has nothing to do with hotel quality. Rooms are clean, you may meet very funny instructions on the wall (exit - there´s no way back etc.). Breakfast was simply great. Superb view from hotel, very good coffee, small but good quality food selection and staff with very professional attitude. Unfortunately I didn´t have time for a schnitzel restaurant, but looks very good.
Situated in walking distance from Kaertner strasse, this will located Hotel is overall very nice.
The lobby is albeit small but the staff are friendly. The rooms are comfortable but have open construction with wash-basin in the living area; there are no closed wardrobes in the room which was not to my liking but for short stays may not be a problem!
The breakfast on the terrace is enjoyable and has a wide spread. The restaurant on the ground floor meissl& schadn Service excellent food good service.
A differently designed a hotel with modern amenities.
The location is perfect - on the Ringstrasse - walking distance to all the main sites and museums in Vienna. We didn’t have breakfast instead choosing to walk out and find somewhere for coffee which was easy. We went to the Sacher Eck cafe one day which was excellent. The rooms are a little unusual - shower in the room, limited cupboards, industrial style ceiling, lights which are either on or off - couldn’t find any way to have just the bedside lights on. Plenty of plug sockets and lots of hot water, but slightly lacking in water pressure. Liked the hotel shower gel and so pleased to see hotels providing a large bottle of it rather than lots of little ones and replacing them every day - so much better for everyone. Comfy bed, beautifully clean but it just felt a little too unusual. Shame about the lack of view but I guess someone has to have that. We went up to the rooftop bar for a drink on our last night and it was buzzy but we could get a table. I imagine in the summer it is lovely. Staff we met were great - helpful and pleasant - and it was very useful to know it was Austrian National day the next day -almost everything other than tourist sites were closed which we hadn’t known before.
Also would really recommend the restaurant in the hotel - best schnitzel ever - had it twice. Lovely service and very food. busy with people but will always find you a table. A real plus point for the hotel in general - nice to see what appeared to be local eating there as well.
The Grand Ferdinand Hotel is situated on the 'ring' and 5 minutes walking distance from the Opera. 10 minutes from the Hof and other nice locations.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The facilities are nice.
But... the room is not spacious and has no cabinets or storing our stuff..