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This morning we had a relaxing start to the day, we had no organised early morning tours so we took our time getting ready, Skyped home, had breakfast, Skyped some more. Wrote a few emails. Lovely quiet morning.
We then left the hotel and walked to the Vienna Opera House. Across the road at the Hotel Sacher which dates back to the 1800's …
The plan for today is to do a walking tour of Vienna and visit a couple of sites along the way. We have breakfast early at the Hotel/accommodation (not sure what category to put it in but it's pretty quirky) and I'm looking forward to some eggs. Wow. The Austrians definitely eat differently for breakfast. I must admit though I did have the option …
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Quite pricey but worth it to try something so world famous
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The location of the Hotel Sacher Wien is superb with the opera house right across the street and most of the major sights within walking distance.
We enjoyed 3 nights in one of the new suites on the nearly built top floors with a breathtaking view over Vienna. Elegant, luxurious and highly stylish are the best words to describe this accommodation. To be the first guests to stay in the room makes us very proud and we will never forget this wonderful experience. We would definitely stay there again at the earliest opportunity to see the new spa area and enjoy the special chocolate treatments.
The Sacher lives up to its reputation as one of the most famous hotels of Europe.
Overall, it was a great stay, and we are looking forward to returning.
Better than their torte
We spent four days at the Sacher. We made reservations through an "internet special" (re: cheap) and were rewarded with an excelent corner room on the third (Europe) floor, overlooking the Stats Opera and the Winter Palace. The service was exceptional and friendly. The concierge even arrainged for dinner at another hotel. Having stayed at hotels in other European cities , I would repeat this one if in Vienna again.
Don't go here!
We did not stay here, but wanted to go for the legendary SacherTorte.
The staff were very rude and looked down on us because we were not Austrian.
As soon as they knew we were English they sent us round the corner to the "Tourist Cafe" - these were her words!
We wanted to sit in the nice bar/lounge not the nasty busy tourist cafe there was plenty of room but she said they were full- charming! so we walked out.
Go to DEMEL instead - they are much nicer and the cakes there are out of this world.
Hotel Sacher are trading on an old reputation and unfortunately do not seem to care how they treat the people who are there to keep them in business.
The hotel was very grand. The sacher torte was very good. The service was excellent. The location was great.
One of the best in Europe
I have stayed all over Europe and at one other hotel in Vienna (Bristol). This is one of the best hotels in all of Europe. The rooms are all redone within the last year, very well done! The location cannot be beat and the service is first class. Also, Sacher Torte is awesome.
We went to the Hotel Sacher April 6th and were assured it was ready for occupancy in spite of construction. They are NOT ready and we recommend you avoid the hotel until they have completed the work.
Loved the Sacher
I traveled to Vienna in October and could not have found a hotel with a better location. The rooms were wonderfully appointed and the service very attentive. The concierge got us fabulous box seats for 2 concerts. The restaurant in the hotel was very formal and very European - I loved it. The walls in the breakfast room are mirrored and they reflect the beautiful crystals in the hanging chandeliers. I would definitely return to this hotel!
The Sacher lives up to its reputation as one of the grand hotels of old Europe. The location is superb with the opera house right across the street and most of the major sites within walking distance. The staff looks after you, and does not expect constant tipping. Service is looked upon as courtesy and graciousness, and you will never, ever open a door. You are made to feel like a Hapsburg princess or even the Empress Sissie herself. The head concierge at the Sacher is a bit of a magician who can get "impossible" tickets for you at the last minute, and do battle with airlines to track down missing luggage. The rooms are elegance personfied. Each room has original fine oil painting, as does the entire hotel, beautiful crystal chandeliers, wonderful views, and the most comfortable beds. I liked my room so much that I remodeled my own bedroom at home on the one I had at the Sacher. The food is superb as is their champagne, and of course the Sacher Torte is delicious! The champagne breakfast is divine and fit for an emperor (one did build this hotel). Don't miss the Sacher Museum with pictures of all of the celebrities and royalty who have stayed here. When you arrive you'll even receive a welcome gift! Go at the right time of year, and this hotel-given what you get- is more than fairly priced.
Stayed at Hotel Sacher on May 3 and 4, 2004 after leaving The Imperial after one night. The Sacher is the classiest, most comfortable hotel that we have ever stayed in. It has old-world charm with friendly
competent service. The best location in the city. Its was expensive and worth it.
Old World Excellence
The Hotel Sacher is one of the most elegant and interesting hotels in the world. Having traveled frequently throughout Europe, the Hotel Sacher ranks near the top of the world's great hotels. Small, elegant, in the heart of old Vienna. We did not have a car, and never used a taxi. We walked everywhere. The Hotel Sacher is close to everything Vienna has to offer, and Vienna is a great city (as beautifual as Paris, but much more intimate).
The staff and concierge at the Sacher were supreme. 4/4 dinner recommendations exceeded our high expectations. The beautiful opera house is literally across the street. Perfect!