Grätzlhotel Karmeliter Vienna, Austria

designed by Urbanauts
Grätzlhotel Karmelitermarkt, Vienna, Austria | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Hotel
  • Units 7
  • from € 104 nt
What we like about this property

This is a hotel with a difference. An adventure in urban hospitality, it was created by designers Urbanauts from adandoned retail spaces (a tailor, a blacksmith, a tobacconist) around the city of Vienna. Each space has been converted into a suite, retaining its unique features but with contemporary flair. There are three different clusters of these suites around the city (this one has seven suites). Instead of having traditional hotel amenities, they are supported by local businesses like cafes and spas. This is a really unique small hotel in Vienna, great for design enthusiasts, adventurers, and others wanting to get to know the city from the inside.


This hotel – if we can use that term in its conventional sense – is located in the Karmelitermarkt section of the city of Vienna. It’s a collection of seven suites, created from former commercial premises.

What makes it different is that all the suites are located in separate places, and there is no conventional ‘hotel’ structure that binds it. It is instead linked as a network, with a local cafe serving as its reception and social center. Other local restaurants, spas and retailers are part of the hotel’s community. According to the owners, the best way to experience a city is to spend time with the people living there, and this unconventional arrangement allows this to happen. A map and bikes are also provided to help guests find their way around.

This hotel part of a larger network that has three locations in the city. The concept is that of designers Urbanauts, who have taken abandoned retail shops, retained their historical structure but added a signature contemporary style – modern furnishing, cool colors and lavish drapes.

The suites at the Karmelitermarkt location include the Lamplighter, which once housed an electrician and now features quirky lighting; the Birdcatcher and the Gardener, a former bakery turned into two dreamy urban jungles; as well as the Button-maker, the Lampshade-maker, and the Confectioner.

A really interesting and creative small hotel in Vienna. The other two branches of the hotel (Grätzlhotel Meidlinger Markt and Grätzlhotel Belvedere) are also available on BoutiqueHomes.


Each room has comfortable, extra-long box-spring beds with luxury mattresses, a bathroom with rain shower or tub, and kitchenette (with Nespresso machine and water boiler with tea selection, and minibar).

Other amenities include wifi, flat-screen cable TV, radio, CD player, DVD player, books and games. Every suite is equipped with a safe, big enough for a 15″ laptop. Iron and board are available on request. 

All of the suites are located on the ground floor and maintain a pleasant temperature during the summer. The ones that are more exposed to sunshine have air conditioning; all have central heating.


The hotel is located in Vienna’s second district, which was made famous in the classic Orson Welles movie, The Third Man. More specifically it’s in the Karmelitermarkt, which has a small village feel in the middle of the city, with its large farmers’ market, restaurants, coffee houses and specialty shops. It’s also a stone’s throw from the city center. 

The city can easily be explored on foot or by bicycle. The hotel is just one kilometer from Stephansplatz, the square that sits in the geographical center of Vienna and houses the Stephansdom, one of the tallest cathedrals in the world. It is five minutes walking distance to its other main square, Schwedenplatz. On bike, the Prater-Riesenrad, the 65m tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park, is six minutes away. 


Vienna, Austria. Nearest airport: Vienna International (24km). Take the CAT (City Airport Train) from station Wien Mitte, then the U4 to Schottenring and a short walk, or change to the U2 to Taborstraße (5 minutes walk) or airport bus to Schwedenplatz, and then a few minutes walk.


Different times of the year offer different attractions. January and February are quiet, making it a good time to get into cultural venues. May and June are lively, locals leave the city during the summer months, and fall is great for music and festivals. From mid-November, the city is decorated festively for the Christmas season, and New Year offers plenty of parties, dancing and ice skating.

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Grätzlhotel Karmeliter

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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses7
AccommodateEach suite sleeps 2-3 guests
Restaurant / self cateringSelf catering
KitchenKitchenettes in each suite
Bed Type7 doubles + 3 extra beds
Kid FriendlyChildren are welcome. Children aged 0-6 years can stay for free. Children over 7 years (and adults) are €20 extra per night.
Pet FriendlyDogs are welcome, and dog beds are provided, complete with doggie treats: €15 per day.
PoolNo pool
ViewGarden and street
RatesFrom €104-179 per night.
Minimum Stay2

Check in: from 3pm

Check out: by 11am

Baby beds are available.

Free cancellation until 6pm three days prior to arrival. Exceptions are for bookings at »no cancellation« rates. 

Two days prior to arrival, the guest's credit card will be charged as a security. Your check-in proceeds by the key safe located near to the main entrance. Therefore you will receive a personal code by E-Mail and you have the possibility to check-in at any time after 3 p.m.

Suites are available also for seminars, product presentations and meetings for up to 10 people. 

Public parking garage nearby, please enquire for rates.

No smoking inside.

Restricted wheelchair access.

Additional services:

  •     Picnic baskets
  •     Bouquets of flowers
  •     Airport transfers
  •     Bike rentals

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  Street suite Garden suite

High season

May, June, September, October

€164 €179


April, August, December

€139 €154


January, February, March, July, November

€104 €114

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