Hotel Imperial Vienna
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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.
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... tickets. We stayed for an hour (our feet were tired!), but it was beautiful and the English subtitles on personal mini screens were VERY helpful. That night we ate the best schnitzel in town and had a piece of Sacher Torte cake, yum.
The next day we visited Schonbrunn Palace, also known as the Winter Palace. It was huge and beautiful and I still can't believe people lived there. We took the tram to Belvedere Palace as well, which was just as lovely. We had goulash ...
... pill. She was also very obvious about it. The following day was New Year's Eve and we did spend most of it relaxing. Lunch was needed though so we made the trip to mozarts cafe, a rather decadent experience which required us to wait in a queue for a spot, but we had waiters dressed in suits who couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. Leo did enjoy the attention very much. A shared lunch followed by strudel and very fluffy pancakes, yum. Midnight rolled ...
... repeat itself another six times. Still, watching these well-trained animals execute such precision is an impressive sight. Like many of the attractions we’ve already been to, there was a strict no photo policy that was enforced by ushers wandering the ring of seats. Well let me tell you, such policies rarely stop me, and I’ve been getting quite good at clandestinely sneaking some shots in. This was no exception, though it was hard shooting through ...
... 1,000 bottles for sale if not more.
Across the road was a night club which had a Jazz Band featuring so we purchased tickets for that, I said to Steve the only sort of Jazz i couldn't stand is Scat when the singer starts making up noises - he assured me it wouldn't be an issue.
The band came on 20 minutes late, didn't look at the audience and then started to play - for about 30 seconds it went ok till the ...
... have learnt is Robbie hates wasps and over in this continent wasps love Robbie! so we were sitting there chatting and eating and then he started swatting this wasp away, it got so bad that Robbie (in my opinion) packed a tantrum with the dam thing walked away, came back and had my jandels and his arms were flapping around trying to get it, too funny. In the end the wasp won and we left cuz someone had just had enough ...