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
We arrived at night and picked up our key from the safe box with no problem. The rooms/mini-apartments are fantastic. The property is close to all the Kosher restaurants and synagogues and for an Orthodox person looking for somewhere to be over Shabbat, it is Perfect.
The rooms are clean with great facilities ( the bed was a little hard), but apart from that, all was great.
There is a supermarket down the road and it is a 10 minute walk into the center of town.
I would definitely consider recommending this place to others or booking again, if I was ever in Vienna,
The only Niggle was leaving bags on a Sunday. Nothing is open and it was a problem. In the end, we left that at Chabad ( 100meters down the road) and picked them up at 5.30pm.
This is a great place to stay. Literally looking onto one of the roads through your window! Very cosy and nicer than staying in a hotel I thought. A nice touch with a Nespresso machine. The only issue was when checking in. The email I was sent was not in perfect English and would be better being re-written by and English native so it could be better expressed. I had to call the mobile number to get assistance which was easily done. It was only a minor detail but it could have definitely made the check in process easier. Also, the shower wasn't fully working. To get the 'rainfall' shower head working you had to hold the lever the whole time you were in the shower or the water would come out of the other shower head. This needs fixing.
I don't think I have ever stayed in such a unique spot!
Ideally located (10 minutes walk from the city centre and 5 minutes from the closest underground station), this apartment was an ideal base for us to explore Vienna from. We were in room 206. Check in was super easy, with just carefully following the steps in the email. The apartment was super clean and very high quality - the shower was great, the toiletries were lovely and the beds very comfy! There was also very good underfloor heating.
This isn't for everyone - being right on the street does sometimes make you feel like you are in a shop window but we loved it. It is however worth noting that it is incredibly quiet.
We loved having the option to take the bikes out for the day free of charge and made full use of these.
A few little comments - the lock to our door was very very stiff so might need looking at! The pillows were also very soft so not to everyone's liking. If you want to leave luggage for a day, it is quite a trek - we ended up just carting it around with us.
I would highly recommend a stay here!
First off - if you need a 24 hour reception and staff on hand to clean your room and hand out maps then this is not the hotel for you. It is actually an apartment complex set over a block of buildings - we had the garden suite that opened onto a little inner courtyard. The space was very bright, clean and welcoming with funky design and stylish touches. There is a map and restaurant recommendations left for you, and the entry code is emailed over a couple of days prior to travel - other than that you are on your own (although the team are contactable via email any time and when I sent an email upon arrival regarding the wifi, they responded straightaway)
The main charm of this place is its location - it is not in a touristy area and there are some great eating and drinking options within a short stroll. Just across the road is the Karmelitermarkt with lots of bars, breakfast options and a fab burger joint called Weinshenke. The walk to the old town will take about 20 minutes, but we much preferred our stay in this area - it felt more authentic and locals orientated. Easy walk to the metro which will get you anywhere in the city you need to go.
Initially difficult to find as we were looking for a hotel. Once we found the apartments we were pleasantly surprised by our room and it’s vinyl record player. The bed upstairs was quirky but fun.... the free bikes were an added bonus. Easy transport links to the centre. Would recommend as great value for money in Vienna