Hotel Imperial Vienna
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Vienna
... Ok, you come with me." We thought we were actually being led somewhere useful, as he marched off down the platform, past other second class carriages that, for all intents and purposes, looked the same to us. However, he knew where he was going! He led us onto a carriage that looked just like all the others, and walked purposefully towards two empty seats. He pointed to them. “You,” he said authoritatively. Just as I was wondering how he’d managed ...
... mum out, I said of course, I'd love the company and off we visited Spittleberg and the Rathauas markets. Spittleberg is very old school, and doesn't have a lot of tourists or touristy stalls. It was great! We tried this hot achoholic drink, that is very popular here called punch. I was not a fan, and will be sticking to wine and tea from now on haha. We also had waffles with stewed plumes which was very nice.
Vienna is very compact, so on our way back he took me on ...
... to get a panoramic shot of the palace. It cost 10 euro entrance to the palace. We didn't think it was worth it, despite there being 140 rooms. We took photo's in front of the palace. We headed to the back and was amazed with the "backyard". The garden was vast and beautiful. Definitely Victorian type of garden that I imagine when reading romantic novels. There were trees that led to the zoo and other attractions. In the centre, there was a garden that led to a ...
When we awoke this morning we were docked in the beautiful city of Vienna, the capital of Austria. Vienna was once the seat of the Habsburgs and the centre of the Holy Roman Empire. Today, the city is a grand and glorious mix of great and small, the imperiously magnificent, and one of the world's greatest centres of art, music and architecture. Klimt, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Strauss to name a few all practiced ...
... was Venus Von Willendrof. This statue is 25,000 years old and beautiful in person- you go into a special chamber and she is encased in a well lite glass case. Then we met up with Theresa and climbed the 343 stairs to the highest tower of St Stephens Cathedral to get a spectacular view of the city. It took us 12 mins to climb up and we could feel the burn in our legs. We tried to visit Mozarts house but the line was too long to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Imperial Vienna
The hotel is beautiful beyond description. The public rooms were nicer than those we saw at some of the attractions we paid to tour. The staff were not quite so solicitous as at some other luxury hotels we have stayed at [e.g., Claridge's], but they were perfectly polite and accommodating. Our rumpled khaki and polo shirt travel garb did not appear to faze them at all, and I did not get the impression that there were overt or hidden snobbery issues in operation. An added bonus: we were very fortunate to get a special discount of about 100 euros a night by mentioning AARP membership when we booked and pre-paying for our stay.
Using up some Sharwood points to get a discounted Elisabeth Suite, we stayed one night as a treat to round off our Austro-Hungarian tour.
What a wonderful place to visit. The hotel is just lovely and elegant-but not uncomfortably so. The service is top notch- whether for the delicious breakfast buffet or a nice interlude of cafe latte in the living room. The concierge was terrific and booked dinners at great places. The doorman could not have been more helpful in getting 2 cabs for our group of 5, or just greeting us each time we came and went. We had a fabulous stay and would highly recommend the Imperial to anyone.
Treated like royalty
Stayed for 5 nights over New Years and were treated like royalty. The staff did everything that one expects in a 5 star hotel experience and more . After a concert across the street they were waiting for guests with umbrellas outside the hall to protect us from getting wet on the 30 feet back to the hotel. The staff (especially Claudia) and service all surpassed our expectations. The only complaint we had was trying to control the room heating which was too warm for us most of the time. We stayed at the Four Seasons in Budapest and Prague on the same trip but the only hotel we raved about on our return was the Imperial.
Stayed here for our 25th wedding anniversary for 2 nights in July 2004. Staff were very friendly and helpful and I, unlike other reviewers, didnt experience snobbery in the least. It would certainly categorise it as 'Very Posh' and not what I'm used to but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and found the staff nothing but helpful. We had our anniversary dinner in its sister hotel, The Bristol, a short distance away and the food was fabulaous. The bedroom in the Imperial was beautifully appointed and lived up to its 5 star rating - I would go back in a flash.
The room was very nice and the food okay, but asking the concierge for help was like standing before the principal in high school. I was there four days and was in their restaurant a couple of times each day and there was never a "Hello again." It was like walking into McDonald's. More like the anonymity of an upscale convention
Has snob appeal
Had a reservation for three nights, May 2 -5, 2004 but left after 1 night and went to Hotel Sacher. For $400 a night, I expected to have a room cooler than 74 degrees. (yes, I brought a thermometer) Management said that is how their A/C was and there was nothing they could do. They did us a favor. The service and friendliness (and rooms) at Sacher was fantastic. The room was the nicest that we had ever stayed in at Sacher.
Loved The Imperial
I stayed 1 night at the Hotel Imperial on the last day of an european holiday. This hotel is sensational.
If you have the money, spend at least 1 night here, the service is impeccable and the staff are great.
I payed 270 Euro for room number 422 for the night and it was money well spent.
Real experience in Vienna
Everything is perfect. It's like being send back into the good old days of royalty.