We went to Vienna for a long weekendfor a special occasion, and wanted to stay in a modern style 5 star hotel, and in Vienna this was pretty much the only option.
We also had the limo transfer, as well as a celebration dinner at Le Loft. I think the best way to review this stay is to divide it up into subsections:
Excellent service from an experienced, professional and knowledgeable driver. The car was a comfortable BMW, with drinks at the ready in the car. It's a great way to start things off when luggage is handled and you can just relax with a drink. When we arrived at the hotel, the hotel staff took care of the luggage and brought it to our room while we checked in. Sane when we checked out, leaving the luggage in the room for the staff to handle and a drop off right infront of the nearest check in for your airline.
Just the way you expect it to be at a 5 star hotel. You don't notice they are there until they are needed, but the moment they are, the service is quiet, discreet, efficient and helpful and no problem too small or too big. I wanted to plan a little surprise for my girlfriend, which would never have happened unless they had gone that extra mile. So would have to reserve a special thank you to Oliver for outstanding service and also the kind assistance of the concierge.
It's extra, the price might to some seem steep, but it's worth it. The selection at the Le Loft breakfast menu isn't huge, but special selection, and what they do have is top quality. The kitchen had a little delay with out eggs, but who can complain when you get a complimentary champagne to enjoy during the wait? Already the second day they knew already what drinks etc we wanted, I was about to ask the waitress for mayonnaise when she came with it.
The only "downside" to the hotel is that actually none of the pictures does it justice. The room looks much better in real life than it does in the photos. I know that some will probably say that it looks too cold and minimalistic, but in reality, it has a soothing effect. I was also worried about both the chairs and couch would be uncomfortable, as well as the tub, but despite their appearances, they are very comfortable.
The bed is absolutely amazing, we slept like babies. There is also a pillow menu with suggestions for which to order based on what position you usually sleep in.
Then there is also the personal little "surprises" like when we came to the room and found a selection of chocolates, cakes etc. waiting for us, or when you come in the evening and there were cups of good night tea waiting with a note wishing us a good nights sleep.
And finally, also full score for the housekeeping. Given the nature of the design of the room, any lack would be immediately noticed, and we couldn't find a single flaw.
The humorous adventure was all the light switches, those can take a little time to get used to which switch is for what!
Le Loft Restaurant:
First off you have an amazing view of the city, then you have excellent food, coupled off with just the level of service you would expect from this level of a restaurant, not sure what else to say here apart from thanks for a wonderful dining experience.
We travel alot, so whenever we go somewhere, we usually always find some other hotels on the location that could be interesting to try at a return visit. However in Vienna, we didn't, so when we do return, the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom will be the only option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within splendid view of its gothic namesake, St. Stephens Cathedral, the 5 star superior Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is an emphatically 21st century structure. Echoing the hotel's sleek exteriors, the 182 monochromatic guest rooms, including 26 suites, are decorated in either immaculate white, cool grey or velvety black. On the mezzanine level the hotel offers a business center and a library. For distinctive business or celebratory events you can choose from 8 sun lit meeting rooms for up to 150 people. On the 5th floor guests can enjoy a relaxing massage in our So SPA or work out in our So FIT. Join the local crowd at Das LOFT, the Sofitel Vienna´s superbly stylish rooftop dining & bar retreat; a fete extraordinaire with fantastical interiors by Jean Nouvel and culinary arts from the imagination of Fabian Gunzel, our Chef de Cuisine. ... more less
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