Great location, nice apartment! Everything within walking distance, & the hub of public transportation is just around the corner at Jakominiplatz. A lively, bustling area with bakeries, cafes, shops & grocery. The apartment is situated just around the corner, so there's minimal traffic & crowd noise.
Don't hesitate to grab a late night Schnitzel from the street vendor. I returned more than once.
The Billa Grocery is around the corner to the left. Enter the mini mall & take the escalator down. It's open til 7 most nights.
We frequented the Sorger for breakfast & lunch. Note: the 10% off coupon at the bottom of your receipt! The cappuccino is much better here than at the Sacher Cafe. I was disappointed in the Sachertorte, too, but my collegues had some other very tasty pastries there.
The Opera House is a block away which was very convenient on a chilly night, especially when dressed more formally. Most mornings until 1pm, there's an open market just across the street.
Located at the edge of the Altstadt, everything is within walking distance. Herrengasse is open to pedestrians & tram only, & supports an array of upper end shops & the beautiful Kastner & Ohler department store. Check out the view from the top & have lunch, as well.
Tourist Info is midway down Herrengasse. The maps & schedule of events were very helpful. We walked to & up the Schlossberg, & to all the museums. If you're not up to walking, you can get a 24 hour, or multiple day transportation ticket.
The apartment is a 4th floor walk-up, but we really appreciated it. We indulged in Kaffee und Kuchen daily & returned home a bit lighter.
The bedroom mattress was firm & perfect! The sofa was a bit too firm & we recommended they add a pillow top. My sister-in-law resourcefully cushioned it with the extra duvet & slept comfortably, however.
Departure & arrival were flexible. The renter's are very nice & we appreciated their response to our 20 minute arrival notice & alternate departure arrangements. They offered their assistance, but we were in need of nothing. The apartment was clean & stocked with necessities.
Since a prepaid deposit is required, as Americans, it would have been costly to wire transfer. Fortunately, my daughter lives in Graz & was able to pay the deposit directly. I often stay at Airbnb's where PayPal is an option. Perhaps few Americans visit Graz, so there may not be a need for other options. I highly recommend that Americans do visit Graz & stay here!