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“Gorgeous, classic hotel with a hefty price tag” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sacher Wien
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Philharmonikerstrasse 4, Vienna A-1010, Austria   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous, classic hotel with a hefty price tag”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stunning rooms with a chandelier and exceedingly comfortable bed. TV in the bathroom mirror, heated marble bathroom floors - very luxurious. Gorgeous spa with 3 different types of saunas - but it is a nude unisex area just so there are no surprises. You get a little sacher cake on arrival and on departure which is cute. It is a rococo style hotel that feels like a palace. It's gorgeous but slightly impersonal. Location is perfect - next to metro, opera house, 5 minutes walk to Stephenplatz, it's just perfect. The price tag is beyond hefty - over 500$ per night for the cheapest room, but it's the best hotel in Vienna.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Hotel Sacher In Vienna is undeniably a good even very good hotel. Whether it reaches the pinnacle of hospitality in Vienna is another matter. The "cross branding" with its eponymous chocolate cake gives it a huge advantage (arguably a unique one - after all how many hotels are less famous than the cake that was originally named after them ?). The rooms are clean and spotlessly well-maintained. Getting in to the rooms involves those new electronic key-fob mechanism which are a nightmare to use (even the lifts have them) and the guests need elephantine sized pockets to hold the keys and fobs. Unstructured pictures of famous and infamous guests line the reception and corridors and interesting juxtapositions testify to both a glorious and not so glorious past. For example of the thousand or so of photographs and testaments of thanks lining the walls Kurt Waldheim's photograph is placed next to that of Ed Koch. Maybe when they re-decorate the entrance they will remove all the photographs and arguably contrived "testaments and words of thanks" - after all every Leading Hotel of the World will have had many hundreds of thousands of visitors (even millions) over a century and many will have been famous or infamous - but banks of fading photographs of "c" and even "d" list historical celebrities don't make for welcoming interior decoration profiles ! Other niggles include having chocolate scented shampoos and soap, most people eat chocolate they don't necessarily want to cover themselves in it ! On the plus side the breakfast buffet is superb, the service impeccable and the staff extremely polite and attentive. Room service is also good. The location of the hotel could not be better. All in all a good hotel that is well run but in need of changing the ambiance and interior decoration in short order.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SacherVienna, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Sacher Wien, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for your open feedback and your positive remarks.
I am very sorry that your experience did not entirely meet your expectations. Please allow me to apologize for any inconvenience you might have experienced and especially for your disappointment regarding our Time to Chocolate bathroom amenities. Kindly be assured that we would have been glad to provide alternative amenities at your disposal if we knew about your dissatisfaction.

We would be very grateful if we had the pleasure to welcome you again at the Hotel Sacher Wien!

Best regards,

Reiner Heilmann
Managing Director
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Opposite the Opera House and so close to the historic palaces and museums, this hotel has a super location for a short stay in beautiful Vienna. Our room was very good, plenty of space, comfortable bed and a regal bathroom. The public spaces in the hotel are a little cramped and very period in style. Not to everyone's taste. Service was good and friendly except on two days the breakfast waitress forgot to bring the requested second pot of tea. The concierges were most helpful in booking restaurants and concerts. Daily supplies of miniature Sacher Torte's in the bedroom were well received and consumed!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Great place to stay! A bit overpriced but great location and Hotel!
Amazingly clean! Great taste and furnished in a great way.
Like I said: a bit overpriced for what it is, but the location, the staff, the food are all of great quality.
Perhaps better places but this is worth staying at least for a few nights.
We did love it!

Room Tip: Great place to stay as long as you have a great view as well.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A true Wien hotel experience. This is a very traditional hotel nicely decorated. It seems that you go back in time: you feel like a lord or a prince. The room was very spacious and clean with an enourmous king-size bed. The only not-so-good experience was at the reception: besides being too small, my room was not ready when it was supposed to. But at least I had an excuse to spend more time in this beatiful city. The hotel is very well located and walking distance from many interesting attractions.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Is this the best city hotel in the world? We think so.....
Starting with the check-in process, the upgrade to a suite and the tour of the hotel and explanation of the history and room particulars was top notch.
The general feeling of calm efficiency ruled throughout and having the bartender knowing your name after the first evening only succeeded in reaffirming this.

All in all, a wonderful stay; good food, great historic atmosphere and excellent staff. 5 stars all round.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Sacher Hotel for 3 nights and had a wonderful relaxing and pampered stay. The hotel staff go above and beyond in their efforts to make you feel welcome. In particular we would like to thank the concierge staff who arranged our opera and concert tickets for us and who were generally extremely helpful. The Sacher brings the old style elegance and charm of Vienna into every aspect of your experience from the lobby, bar and restaurants to the beautiful rooms and spa. Try to book a room with a view of the opera house which is next door. We highly recommend this hotel as a thoroughly enjoyable Viennese experience.... And who can resist the famous Sacher Torte!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Philharmonikerstrasse 4, Vienna A-1010, Austria
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Location: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Vienna
#1 Luxury Hotel in Vienna
#1 Spa Hotel in Vienna
#1 Family Hotel in Vienna
#2 Romantic Hotel in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Sacher Wien 5*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The deluxe Hotel Sacher Wien was established in 1876 by Eduard Sacher, son of the creator of the famous Original Sacher-Torte, and is still privately owned by family Gürtler & Winkler. Situated in the pulsative cultural heart of Vienna, directly opposite the state opera and Albertina gallery, the hotel is just moments away from the most impressing sights of the city.Since the end of 2011, all 149 rooms and suites shine in new splendor. High-quality materials, high-tech equipment, imposing original oil-paintings and precious furnishings as well as marble bathrooms with floor heating and flat screen TV’s which are integrated into the mirrors combine living tradition with a modern spirit. ... more   less 
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