Hotel Imperial Vienna
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Kate Shepard House Bed and Breakfast Mobile
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews The Kate Shepard House Bed and Breakfast Mobile
Travel Blogs from Vienna
Waking up in our suite in the Hotel Sacher was bliss. A big luxurious place that was ours (for two nights at least). And on my birthday as well - very spoilt already! Rob had promised a day full of surprises and would keep me guessing. We made our way to the breakfast room for a buffet with all the trimmings. As well as the enormous variety of food …
... then, and found it hard to get excited about it. Dinner tonight was at a restaurant inside a fun fair!! There were heaps of rides and attractions, so we spent the evening running around the place like kids going on all the rides and having a brilliant time. After we got back i was straight to bed. Need to catch up on some sleep, and we were told we have a good place to go out tomorrow night in ...
Today began with a drive to the outskirts of Vienna to visit Burg Kreuzenstein or the Castle of the Stone Cross. It is a medieval castle almost completely destroyed and ruined then completely restored by the family that still owns it. Before we entered, however, we watched a fantastic falconry presentation with Ravens, Eagles, Snow Owls, Falcons, Vultures and a few we couldn't identify. Somehow, the two from Mexico were name Drecky & Stinky (pronounced Schtinkee) while the ...
... from Klimt and Kokoshka.
We wended our way back through the gardens and onto the subway again, coming out at Stephansplatz, right in front of St Stephens cathedral. It is supposed to be the most visited attraction in Austria, and certainly the crowds were out in a sunny Saturday afternoon. As a cathedral it was not as impressive as we expected and it looks a little dirty. Inside seemed a jumble of styles, not helped by a modern installation ...
... I was surprised that a lot of it was opera, with opera singers included. I was even more surprised that I actually enjoyed a lot of the opera. It was like the singing was one more instrument that was part of the orchestra and the music was very good. I always thought I hated opera, ever since I saw Phantom of the Opera and hated it.
Here's what I know of the playlist (mostly Mozart):
- Eine Kleine ...