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“Nice Hotel but could do better”
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Hotel Viking
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Newport
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Nice Hotel but could do better”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Hotel itself was nice, the reception staff were helpful. However our room was quite small and the shower leaked a considerable amount of water. We asked to change rooms and they were fully booked on that day but no bothered changing us for the rest of our stay. There was hardly any room to even open our lugguage. No one came to fix the shower so we had to deal with the water by putting down towels.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assist. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
We would like to apologize for any inconveniences that you encountered during your stay with us. We always try to treat our guests like family, and solve any problems when possible.
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Beautiful, elegant hotel and restaurant -excellent service and great centralized location - you can walk to downtown area shopping , restaurants, and pubs. As always, a lovely time. Have stayed at this hotel several times during the holiday season and will continue to do so.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
We are happy to hear that once again, you had a great time spent here with us at the Hotel Viking. Our location is truly excellent, as you mentioned. We are thrilled to hear that you will be joining us again for another stay.
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Cranston
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Just had to share how great our NY’s eve overnight was at the Viking! I felt like a queen with the best dinner served in the restaurant, princess bed in our beautiful room and Clear Blue rocking the house with the best music in the lounge. The staff there is outstanding, making everyone feel like a celebrity. We never had to leave which was wonderful because baby it was cold outside. We even stayed up past 3am in one of the sitting rooms located on the first floor that was decorated so beautiful for the holidays enjoying drinks with friends.
I can't say enough, it was over the top. What a way to ring in another new year:)
Thank you Viking you are 5 stars again and again!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
New Years Eve, and the Holiday season is always a beautiful time to visit Newport. We are happy that you were able to enjoy some of the many amenities we offer. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the live music.
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Now that our daughter is attending college in Newport we have been to a few of the hotels around the area. We have learned that by far the Hotel Viking is one of the best. The staff are friendly, the hotel is spotless and it is in walking distance to everything. We enjoy our stay every time.
We have yet to try the Spa BUT we have three more years to do it!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
We would like to thank you for choosing us as your hotel of preference in Newport! You will certainly enjoy our spa, and we look forward to see you in the future.
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Exeter, RI
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Newport and the Viking was as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer. We enjoyed our stay at the Viking very much and spend the whole day walking around Newport after we checked out. We attended a family wedding at the Viking which is why we stayed. The venue was beautiful, the service was good and the food was wonderful. I cannot compliment the staff enough for the great job they did with this wedding.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
The Newport area is beautiful in all seasons. We are glad you enjoyed the wedding so much. It is our pleasure to be able to provide you and your family with such a memorable experience.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Have stayed here for three consecutive Christmas holidays. Hotel is beautiful and staff is wonderful. Beds are super comfortable. One tip when staying during the winter is to try not to be in the old motel part of the hotel. The rooms are very nice but you are above the carports and the floors are freezing.

Room Tip: As to be in the main building as the motel rooms can be cold.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Eva M, Exec.Admin.Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you for your patronage year after year. The Christmas season is absolutely beautiful in Newport, and at the Hotel Viking especially! We look forward to have you stay with us again in the future.
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This hotel was great for our 2 night stay in Newport. The hotel was in walking distance to all the restaurants and shops and we were able to take our car in/out to the Newport Folk Festival and to see all the mansions. We will definitely come back to Newport some day!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Summer in Newport, and staying with us here at the Hotel Viking will always be a great combination! Our central location gives us a great convenience factor. Most of the cities attractions are within short walking distance of the hotel. Newport is a beautiful city to spend some time with your significant other, and we look forward to host you in the future!
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Property: Hotel Viking
Address: 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840-3205
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport
#3 Green Hotel in Newport
#4 Luxury Hotel in Newport
#5 Family Hotel in Newport
#5 Business Hotel in Newport
#6 Romantic Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Viking 4*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Combining our iconic Newport landmark with local focused events and exceptional service, a new era of hospitality awaits you at the Hotel Viking. ... more   less 
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