grätzlhotel meidlinger markt
What We Love
- A stay in one of three hip hotels in glorious Vienna, with Austrian wine, a bike rental and moreLiving like the Viennese in an authentic Austrian neighborhood
- Marveling at the city’s beautiful architecture and museums
- Each suite's cool and colorful interiors – perfect for a stylish night's sleep
- Cooking up a storm in your suite’s well-equipped kitchenette
What To Know
- Your stay is about a 10-minute walk from the underground Schwedenplatz and Taborstraße stations
- The hotel has free bike rentals
- Love the design of your room? You can pick up some of the same pieces from the grätzl-shop
With sleek, modern furnishings, accent wallpaper, exposed brick and plenty of quirky-meets-cool appeal, Vienna’s grätzlhotel gives sleek design a playful and inviting twist. Set near Belvedere Palace, Meidlinger Markt and Karmelitermarkt, this innovative hotel is spread across multiple properties in the Austrian capital. You’ll stay like a local in your stylish suite, while everything you need is available at zur rezeption – a front desk, meeting place, café, restaurant and neighborhood center, all rolled into one.
From helpful staff to individually-designed suites, everything across the three hotels is designed to ensure a welcoming stay in beautiful Vienna. The reception is on hand for tips on the best sights, sweet treats and savory delights in the area, and all three of the properties are located in beautiful and authentic Austrian neighborhoods. A complimentary bike rental will help you blend in with the locals, and Austria’s most incredible sites are well within riding distance.
The chic, inviting suites, spread across the hotel’s three distinct properties, were converted from former shops and workplaces. Each of these spaces tells a different story and retains some elements of its past life, whether it was home to a rose shop, button maker, record dealer or tailor – just to name a few. Along with ample space, a well-equipped kitchenette and an en-suite bathroom, you’ll find plenty of modern conveniences for a comfortable stay.
Whichever one of the three locations you stay at, you’ll be a short bike, metro or taxi ride – if not an easy stroll – from the capital’s most stunning sights. Must-sees include Belvedere Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, the Vienna State Opera, Stephansplatz and the mosaic-tiled St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For something a little different, try the hip Neubau neighborhood, pretty Volksgarten or the historic Prater amusement park. Sampling the local specialties, such as schnitzel, apple strudel and tafelspitz, should also be high on your list.
How to Get There
From making the initial booking to receiving final invoice, everything was simple and easy.
The apartment/studio was lovely, design-led and modern with some traditional touches - we stayed in no. 203. Good size place, very clean and had everything you could think of, along with traditional hotel options such as mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
The beauty of these studios is that you just rock up, collect your key from a safe, and then when you check out, just leave the key in the room and shut the door. No need to see anyone, or wait for anyone to let you in, and no hassle checking out either.
Location is wonderful, in a cool neighbourhood and just a shoirt stroll form the riverside cafes and central Vienna.
Highly recommend this place, totally loved it.
I stayed in a Graetzlhotel apartment with two friends while in Vienna. It suited our needs beautifully: convenient 10 min. walk to the city center, quiet street, cute neighborhood with lots of food options. The decor was adorable but a few caveats: our room was definitely intended for two people (but a quick phone call to hotel staff quickly resolved that issue) and the shower was out in the open within the living space. Otherwise, accommodations were good. Note that check in is somewhat confusing because there is no central reception location. Pay attention to your email a few days before your stay for instructions.
I was rather taken by the Graetzlhotel’s set up and was pleased to find that some of the observations in other TripAdvisor reviews had obviously been followed up. Unfortunately, I was woken up by noise on both of the nights that I stayed: once from the bar just the other side of the wall from my headboard, then the next from the opposite direction.
So perhaps the owners can improve the sound insulation next time that they refurbish their room/suites and then they’ll deserve 5/5.
We stayed in a room by Belvedere for 4 days. The rooms truly are unique and beautiful, but I wouldn't recommend the hotel for more than a day or two. You would be better served in a real hotel with complete hospitality OR in a rental apartment, which provides full home functionality - Graetzlhotel beim Belvedere offers the worst of bold worlds. For example, you have to pay 15 euros extra to have your room cleaned but the hotel doesn't provide supplies so that you can do your own cleaning (dishes, laundry). There wasn't even a trash can included in the bathroom, which seems like a basic hygiene requirement. Our minimally decorated room didn't have any sort of table/desk and only included one plastic chair, so we couldn't actually spend time in the stylish unit. After a month of traveling, we got much more for our money everywhere else we stayed: free breakfast or drinks, laundry service, concierge, kitchenettes, etc. And although the hotel has bikes you can use, there are only two for all the guests to share, so don't count on getting one. I would also say that the location is only so-so, if your plan is to spend a few days exploring Vienna. There are only a couple of amenities/cafes nearby.
Despite our troubles in getting the key our stay in the Lampshade-maker studio apartment was special . The setting translates into Old Wien with a modern approach that is unique . The studio was super clean and central with walking to all of the key attractions of the city . The hotel staff was very responsive in addressing our issues which demonstrated their interest in providing good hospitality and excellent service .