Grand Ferdinand

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This luxury property made Condé Nast Traveller's 2016 Hot List
  • It is on the Ringstrasse, near the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein
  • The hotel has a rooftop restaurant with views of Prater Park
  • St Stephen's Cathedral and the Spanish Riding School in the Old Town are within 15 minutes' walk

Map & Directions

Vienna International Airport is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel. A train to Mitte railway station takes around 15 minutes, and then it is a 15-minute walk to the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Grand Ferdinand is a luxury hotel on Vienna's Ringstrasse -- a 19th-century boulevard that is home to some of the city's most iconic sights, including the Vienna State Opera and the Museum of Fine Arts. Occupying a listed 1950s building (formerly the headquarters of the Austrian intelligence service), the hotel is filled with designer furniture and made Condé Nast Traveller's 2016 Hot List.

"With its rambling palaces, winding cobbled lanes, elegant Kaffeehäuser (coffee houses) and cosy wood-panelled Beisln, Vienna is steeped in history," says Lonely Planet. The hotel is within 15 minutes' walk of Old Town sights such as The Hofburg (Vienna's Imperial palace), the Spanish Riding School and St Stephen's Cathedral. The location is excellent for music lovers -- the 1913 Konzerthaus (concert house) and the Musikverein, which has the "best acoustics of any concert hall in Austria" (Lonely Planet), are both five minutes' walk away.

The Grand Ferdinand Restaurant offers a modern take on traditional Austrian cuisine, while the more informal Gulasch & Champagne offers a menu of small plates and quick meals. The Grand Étage is the hotel's rooftop restaurant -- there is also an outdoor pool on this level (open in summer) offering city views. The hotel also has a courtyard garden and a gym in the basement.

Bedrooms have wooden floors, rainfall showers and free Wi-Fi. Comfort rooms are larger than Standard rooms.

From the press:

  • "This hotel has an impeccable imperial address on the 19th-century Ringstrasse" -- Condé Nast Traveller

  • "The Grand Étage rooftop bar sits alongside the pool and has knockout views across to Prater Park in the east" -- Wallpaper*



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: 10€ per night for children aged 5 and under, 20€ per night for children aged 6 to 15, 35€ per night for older children and adults.. Extra beds and infant's cots are on request and must be requested upon booking. 
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at 30€ per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 3.20% payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Car parking is subject to availability and charged at 40€ per night for the valet parking, and 25€ per night for the self parking.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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86% Positive
(7 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Grand Ferdinand over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
5.0 Location
3.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
3.6 Value for the Money

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