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What We Love

  • Central location close to St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace
  • Colorful rooms with Viennese quotes scrawled on feature walls
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Within walking distance of both the Schwedenplatz and Stephansplatz U-Bahn stations
  • The hotel is completely nonsmoking (a rarity in Austria)
  • All rooms feature AC, work desks and tea- and coffeemaking facilities


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Chic boutique with colorful rooms, a modern bistro and a stellar location in Vienna's historic heart

The Lowdown

In Vienna’s historic heart, close to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Mercure Vienna First is a swanky boutique sleep that attracts a cool clientele. Fully revamped in early 2015, the 49 guestrooms are decorated in charcoal gray, with Viennese quotes emblazoned on a feature wall behind beds topped with cherry-red throws. The flat-screen TVs are built into chunky panels, and funky bedside lights sit flush against the wall. The bathrooms feature oversize slate-gray tiles, square rainfall showers and sinks and backlit mirrors. Grab a predinner drink at the HotelBar, a low-lit hangout with high vaulted ceilings, Midcentury-style seating and circular chandeliers, then dine on Austrian cuisine made from local ingredients at the bistro-style restaurant.

In the Area

The hotel is within walking distance of most of Vienna’s top attractions. Start your adventure with the aerial view from the 19th-century Ferris wheel, the Riesenrad. Salute one of Vienna’s most famous natives at the Sigmund Freud Museum. Freud lived and worked in the apartment from 1898 until 1938, when he was forced into exile by the Nazis. Round off your city tour with a meal at Steirereck, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the city’s largest municipal park.

How to Get There

Mercure Vienna First
Desider Friedmann Platz 2
Vienna, 1010 Austria


Quick Vienna visit
Al R

As we only had 3 days, the location was perfect, close to everything including cafes and restaurants. 5 minutes to get on the U-Bahn and get around the city so with an umbrella, a few showers of rain were not a problem. Very friendly attentive staff, modern and trendy decor. Highly recommended.

Good Location

If this hotel is lowest price in the area then it would suffice. Biggest issues were the Air Conditioning in the room was insufficient. The room was clean and the location good....but nothing ‘special’

Good base to explore

Found this hotel comfortable as most large hotel chains are. Staff are friendly but not engaging the rooms are clean and functional a few things forgotten with house keeping on a couple of days. Didn’t use the restaurant so can’t comment. To get a city map we had to go to the other Mercure 50 meters away. Overall a clean comfortable bed but not much feeling it seems the poor relation to the other Mercure.