Modern and Chic Stay in Vienna at Le MĂ©ridien Wien

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As huge fans of Starwood, part of the the Marriott International brands, we had a stopover at Le MĂ©ridien Vienna. After our stay in Ho Chi Minh City, it was no doubt that I had to spend some time discovering another property while in Austria. Lucky enough for me, it relaunched in 2016 and I got to experience the newest makeover! For those who probably have been in the past, they completely transformed the facade (moved it from one side to another), reception obviously got a makeover, plus restaurant, bar and new meeting rooms!

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Where Le MĂ©ridien Vienna Located?

Le MĂ©ridien is located between two historic parks on the front end of the Ringstraße beside the Museum Quarter, which is very convenient for those who want to be right in the middle and start visiting the museums in the city. It is easy walking distance to the Opera, shops and cafĂ©s (pass by Hotel Sacher!) and public transport (U-Bahn is a block away!). You can also rent bikes and scooters at Le MĂ©ridien, which is super recommended as Vienna is beautiful to stroll on those! Among other hotels we stayed at, Le MĂ©ridien was also the one closest to the Naschmarkt Market with its 16th-century origins, with over 100 food & vintage stalls. Don’t eat before getting there as you will probably want to sit at one of the restaurants there and do some “people watching”.

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Eat and Drink

The You restaurant is a very cosy restaurant right beside the lobby where you can conveniently have meetings and drinks afterwards. The atmosphere made me feel like I was in a speakeasy bar, with its dimmed light and dark green feels, added to it was a mini library and funky sofas. Some people were comfortably installed with their laptops and sipping on a drink. The menu is quite international with some fusion twists. I went for the Edamame and Pan Mee Beef, a signature dish consisting of whole wheat noodles with coriander seeds, palm sugar and spicy soy sauce topped with a poached egg. Didn’t even go for desserts since I was quite full! The drink menu updates quite often so make sure to tell them what you like and they will come up to you with something very special!

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

For breakfast, we ate at the buffet on the ground floor. I wish it was at the Moet Champagne Bar, as it is much more cozy and less “business” feels than in the main breakfast dining area.

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Yes, there is a MoĂ«t Champagne Bar! The place is super lovely and this is definitely a place you can come over as a guest or not to enjoy a breakfast or drink with delicious sweets! The Le MĂ©ridien Ă©clairs are highly suggested. Of course… they even have a website for it that looks just too yummy you may want to eat it!

Le MĂ©ridien Vienna Hotel Facilities

The Wellness offering of Le MĂ©ridien Vienna is quite impressive and was above my expectations. I rarely travel with high expectations, I love to get surprised and rather expect nothing to avoid being disappointed! I spent a good hour in the jacuzzi without having other guests joining. Going in the early morning is always a good idea! Wasn’t fan of the ambiance, but the relaxing session was extra. Gym is good size for the hotel capacity and you can also book a personal trainer at the price of 48€ (~55$US).

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Get in, look at your left, this is what you see! Sign up on paper and turn right for the best part! (Pool & Jacuzzi)
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All for myself!

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna
Wasn’t too fan of the colours of the place, but the facilities itself were just what I needed!
Le MĂ©ridien VIenna
Steam room & Sauna, a must!
Le MĂ©ridien VIenna
The gym! Small but everything you need!

Le MĂ©ridien Vienna Hotel Rooms & Rates

Le MĂ©ridien has plenty of space for a Vienna hotel with 294 rooms. Many hotels in Vienna are known for its traditional past and are very vintage. You can’t really find a huge range of modern and trendy hotels, so the MĂ©ridien is quite a great one for getting that new age feel! If you can stay in an Executive City Room, you will love the attic shaped style, making it even more “homey”! The bathtub is in a victorian style shape and it is.. PINK. Totally Instagram-worthy bathtub. It obviously has free high-speed Internet access (is it a normal hotel without this included!?), but also a free mini bar which is quite a good extra.

The rates ranges from 195€ (~230$US) for a Superior City View Room with queen bed (323 ftÂČ) to 390€ (~460$US) for Family Suite, King + Queen Sofa Bed (807 ftÂČ). Add to those prices 20 bucks for breakfast included. In August it is quite hot in Vienna and the low season for hotels. These prices my vary for the high seasons. Make sure to do what we always do and compare prices on the hotels’ website, Agoda, Booking or Hotels to make sure you have the best price suited to your needs!

How was the stay?

Le MĂ©ridien is considered as a modern brand, a kind of luxury that is discrete and makes you call your room, “your home”. The room felt very big and a little bit empty at times as the decoration is very simplistic. I really enjoyed the warm welcome, the lovely staff and they helped me to book my train to Slovakia. An entertaining team at the restaurant made sure to make my dinner time fun even though I was alone! They kept suggesting me to try new drinks, but I am beyond NON-capable to drink over than 2 drink within an hour! A thing that doesn’t come around too much these days when you book a room is a free mini bar (for all guests)! You get few beers, water, soft drinks and juices. Enough to last you actually a few days. It was a perk that sure made my last day in Vienna quite enjoyable!

Le MĂ©ridien Vienna is very artsy and modern, affordable for those that requires the mint service, but don’t have high expectations in decoration and fluffy extras. Got a little cute piece of chocolate for the turn down service, which I always love. The only thing I didn’t like was the fact that staff came into my room 5 seconds right after a single knock on the door, it was lovely they wanted to leave me something, but should’ve waited for me to scream that I was in the room! Oops! I’m sure this happened to you before, this wasn’t my first time at all.

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

Le MĂ©ridien VIenna

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  • Archana Singh

    I have to say – your title does full justice to your post. The exteriors, interiors, rooms, bar, buffet everything speaks about the chic and modern style of Le Meridien. I would absolutely love to stay here.

  • Amy Rebecca Krigsman

    I’m so stingy when it comes to accommodations. I would so much rather spend that money on things to do rather than a place where I’m just going to sleep, so this one’s a bit out of my price range. But that’s also probably why I’ve never had a free mini-bar in my room or a jacuzzi at the hotel. Haha.

  • I remember reading your HCMC hotel review when it was written and thinking what a great option for accommodation it was! The Vienna option looks just as great — your photos are incredible, and those prices are crazy good for such an amazing place, especially given the location.

  • Derek Cullen

    People watching, eclairs and the Meridien = sold! Incredible what they have done with the place but I guess we can espect as much with anything by starwood. Thanks for the write-up and by the way, I absolutely love that pedestrianised street with all the cafeteria etc 🙂

  • Kerry Ireland

    This looks incredible! I was only in Vienna for a few hours while I waited to go to the airport. I only got the chance to walk around a little, so I’m due for a longer trip there! I will definitely keep this hotel in mind!!

  • Tripti Gh

    This hotel looks great, has everything one needs for a comfortable stay but not at a very high price. We were in Vienna a long time ago, and loved how the city was so modern yet had so much history and culture. Would love to go back again.

  • Kathy James

    I love Vienna, it is one of my top cities. Le MĂ©ridien sounds like a great place to stay. As a massive fan of people watching whilst drinking my morning coffee this would be a must for me. The spa area also looks lovely. Great location too.

  • Rachelle Gordon

    I’d clean toilets if it meant I could stay here for one night! The solarium looked amazing, the pool and spa are a must, despite the not-so-awesome color scheme, and the beds look totally jumpable. The location isn’t too shabby either!

  • Le-meridien, Wien looks posh and luxury hotel. Also it is located in prime location surrounded by museums. I love the restaurant and bar of this hotel.

  • The hotel looks pretty plush. I would definitely check out the indoor pool and steam rooms. I love Vienna. It’s one of my favorite cities. So compact and walkable! And of course, so much great food to try!

  • I stayed at Le Merdien in Chiang Mai a few years ago. It was one of my favorite experiences after sleeping in cheap rooms for most of my stays!

  • I have never been to Vienna but hope to get there one day. I work in hospitality so I am always curious in hotels and restaurants. This hotel and restaurant looks really nice but a bit to expensive for me unfortunately.