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“Beautiful Hotel, Great Customer Service!”
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Hotel Viking
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Newport
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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“Beautiful Hotel, Great Customer Service!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed for a relaxing getaway. Rooms and hotel look even better than the pics on website.

Greeted immediately by bellhops and valet upon arrival, check in extremely quick. All staff we encountered we very nice and helpful.

Will definitely go back again. If you want the classic "Newport Look & Feel" this is the place!

A short walk (about 10 minutes) to the center of town and waterfront!

Room Tip: We stayed in a Manor room, it seems to be the cheapest and smallest. But it is really nice. Small ba...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments. We are a perfect facility to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Our main goal is to make our guests feel special, welcomed and happy. We are very happy that your arrival experience was so pleasant. We are the first hotel built in Newport in 1926 so you are right we certainly do have the classic Newport look and feel. We look forward to have you back at the Hotel Viking.
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Brunswick, Maine
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Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a night to celebrate our anniversary, in the Roseclifc Room. (I believe it is one of the Mansion suites). Overall, the Viking is a lovely and romantic place to stay. As others have said, our room was small (and this was a suite!) but cozy and beautiful. The bed was comfortable and the location can't be beat. We didnt have a refrigerator, which would have been nice, but otherwise very well-appointed. Would definitely stay again! If you dont want to pay for their parking, try Kay Street. Right across the street and free with no resident restrictions!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Hotel Viking to celebrate your anniversary. The Hotel Viking is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Our Mansion suites are very romantic, decorated after the mansions in Newport. We do receive many compliments on our comfortable beds. Our location is unbeatable, right in the heart of Newport. We do offer a mini fridge in all our guestrooms in the historic wing upon request. We apologize for the inconvenience. We look forward to have you back.
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Stratford, Connecticut
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

we usually stay at this hotel when in newport, and for the most part it serves us well...however,
i have never seen a hotel room anywhere this small !!! on the plus side it was clean, well appointed, and a great location.

Room Tip: ask what the square footage is....you may be surprized!!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Our rooms vary in size and configuration. Because of the nature of our historic building, some of our rooms are "cozy." We recommend that when you are reserving a room with us in the future, to request a larger room. We will do everything we can to help accommodate your needs.
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Nice and pleasant place. The only negative thing was very small room which we had, but most probably it was because it was the cheapest one:-) Hotel has its own parking behind the corner. Almost all sights ad several restaurants are in walking distance. I can recommend!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Our central location in the heart of Newport gives you convenient access to it all. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Portland CT
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

NIce clean hotel with attentive staff and great location in Newport to walk to restuarants and shopping as well as Marina. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms nicely decorated and clean. There was complimentary coffe in the lobby in the morning. I wish I brought a bathing suit since there is a nice pool indoors to enjoy.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Our staff is always ready to provide you with outstanding service. We are glad that you found our hotel clean, comfortable, and inviting. Definitely do bring your bathing suit next time!
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

My wife and I escaped from our home to the warmth and elegance of the Hotel Viking. Our manor room was small but, beautifully decorated. The glass walled shower is special. Our room was located above the restaurant and some noise was heard but, the hum of the AC covered it up. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub(not to hot and not to cold!).

We purchased the gas saver package so breakfast was included. My wife is a celiac and the staff was knowledgable and accommodating. She had an omelet with artichoke and lobster. They even toasted the gluten free bread that she brought with her. Staying with the seafood theme, I enjoyed the eggs Benedict with Lobster.

Need a break? Want to feel pampered? Tired of the same hotel look?

The Hotel Viking is a beautiful change. We plan to return in the future

  • Stayed January 2013
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Warmth and elegance are definitely two features that our hotel has to offer. We are delighted that we made you feel pampered during your stay with us. We will always go the extra step to accommodate our guests. We look forward to have you stay with us again in the future.
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Johnston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Seventeen years ago my husband and I spent our honeymoon at hotel viking.Last weekend we returned for our anniversary.We received a warm welcome and a friendly smile.The staff was professional and quite efficient.The room was immaculate and the decor was elegant.We had a wonderful weekend. the location is minutes from the ocean and shopping area. We will return again soon for another perfect getaway. Donna capaldo

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
We are so glad that you decided to return to us for your anniversary. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We look forward to have you stay with us again 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 Green Hotel in Newport
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport
#4 Luxury Hotel in Newport
#5 Business Hotel in Newport
#5 Family 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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