As we knew most of the hotels in Vienna already, we were very keen to see the Sofitel Vienna. Unfortunately it turned out to be a big disappointment. They call it “Living in an Artwork”! It’s a very minimalistic experience, which in our opinion is nice to see, but not to stay. The rooms are cold and not inviting at all. You can feel that it is the vision of an individual artist, but the practicality of the room has not been well thought through. Most of the high tech features were not working. Free Wi-Fi was disconnecting all the time, the IPod connection was not working and so on. In addition we had a very bad experience at breakfast. On both days, the buffet was empty, finished by the previous guests. When we asked if it would be re-filled, the answer was “we will re-fill it when we have time”. The excuse was, that they had a group of 60 people in house which had “cleaned” the buffet. Really? On both days? And a hotel with over 180 rooms, cannot handle a group of 60 guests for breakfast? It was just painful to see and the service was unexceptionally rude.
My suggestion is, unless you are a very creative person and you get inspired by something different and unusual, choose another hotel. Especially when you are a business traveller, this hotel would be the wrong place to stay. There are so many good 5 star hotels in Vienna within the same price class, which offer a much better, safer and more reliable product than the Sofitel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Hotel Vienna