Grand Hotel Wien

Kärntnerring 9, Vienna, Vienna, A-1010, Austria

A quick stroll to the Musikverein and the Opera House, the Grand first opened in 1870 as the Empire's first grand hotel.As Austria's original "Grand Dame" hotel, it was the first luxe accommodation, and the grandeur endures: It is an exemplary blend of opulence, grace and modernity. An added bonus is its direct access to the Ringstrassen Gallerien.

room

Conservatively and impecabbly decorated, they have the look of nobility that was intended: Louis XV furnishings, wall to wall carpet, dramatic draperies covering the large windows.

The free wireless is slow, but if you opt for the fee-based version, the services one gets magically quicker.

Grand Hotel Wien - Superior Room
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Superior Room
Grand Hotel Wien - Exclusive Room
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Exclusive Room
Grand Hotel Wien - Deluxe Suite
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Deluxe Suite

bathroom

All marble and gold fixtures, there are also double vanities, and have both a shower and tub. The toilet is in a separate room.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The shower is nearly too updated--it can be hard to figure out how to operate.

Grand Hotel Wien - Lobby
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Lobby

lobby

A palatial space of marble and chandeliers, with an ornamented staircase in the center.

Grand Hotel Wien - Lobby
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Lobby
Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Spa N°605
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Spa N°605

spa

The most unique feature of Grand Spa No. 605 — named for the suite the oasis occupies— is the LED color and light therapy which guests can relax under before or after their treatments or workout. The sauna is state-of-the-art, as is the steambath, and the gym is well-equipped with several cardio and strength training stations. Products are by the Swiss Valmont and Bioeffect.

Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Spa N°605
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Spa N°605
Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Spa N°605
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Spa N°605

gym

Equipped with the latest treadmills, ergometers and cross trainers, with refreshments on hand when you need a break.

Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Spa N°605
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Spa N°605

dining

There are five dining options, including Michelin-starred French gourmet restaurant, Le Ciel by Toni Mörwald. A recent renovation has left it even more elegant and sparkling than before. Fare is European. Unkai is a well-regarde Japanese restaurant on the hotel’s 7th Floor, as well as the adjacent Sushi Bar. Breakfast (champagne breakfast on weekends) is served at the Grand Brasserie, a full-service restaurant located on the ground floor and overlooking the Ringstrasse.

Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Brasserie
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Brasserie
Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Brasserie Breakfast
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Grand Brasserie Breakfast
Grand Hotel Wien -Le Ciel by Toni Mörwald
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien -Le Ciel by Toni Mörwald

drinking

The Rose Garden Lounge is known as the “heart and soul” of the hotel. There is ample seating, and drinks from the bar. Afternoon Tea is served daily. Live piano music every day. The Kavaliere Bar is also a great place to people watch. In the style of an English gentleman’s club, the bar still is nonetheless abundant in chintz.

Grand Hotel Wien - Roesengarten
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Roesengarten
Grand Hotel Wien - Roesengarten
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Roesengarten
Grand Hotel Wien - Unkai
Photo: Grand Hotel Wien - Unkai

LOCATION

Getting Around

There is an in-house parking garage, should you bring your car, but all the major sites are within walking distance of the hotel. For places farther afield, you're a few minutes' walk from the Karlsplatz Ubahn station.

Restaurants

Across the street from the hotel is Yalla (1-minute walk), located inside the Ringstrasse Galleria. If lunch is what you’re looking for, the Arabic cuisine offered here should satisfy your palate. Cross through the leafy Stadtpark for some fine dining at one of the country’s most celebrated restaurants: Palmenhaus (8-minute walk), beautifully located in the former greenhouse of the Hofburg Palace, serves Austrian fare with an international twist. Michelin calls Fabio’s (13-minute walk) a “veritable Who’s Who of Vienna.” You will not find better Italian fare this side of the border, or meals that are better presented.

Bars

Enjoy a cocktail at the new Blue Mustard (11-minute walk), one of the most talked about spaces in the city. Designed by Adolf Loos, Loos American Bar (9-minute walk) is an iconic art deco bar that gets its name from the long, Manhattan-style wood bar where the drinks are served. Onyx (10-minute walk) is cocktail bar located inside Haashaus, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

WHY WE LIKE IT

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Views
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01-515–800

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