The Most Luxurious Hotels in Vienna: Travel

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The Hotel Sacher Wien

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Hotel Sacher Wien is one of Vienna’s legends. It fits the very definition of a grand hotel, with a dead-center location across from the State Opera, a classic look, gracious service, a lobby that seems to be a center of local social life.

In short, a grand hotel is a legend, and Hotel Sacher Wien, opened in 1876, is rife with legend and lore. Its portrait gallery, the Sacher Bilderkabinett, is a picture gallery with photos of the famous personalities who have relished a stay at the hotel or a slice of its famous Sacher-Torte chocolate cake, an exquisite Viennese pastry.

This is a hotel whose history and traditions shape a guest’s stay. From the entry-level Superior rooms upwards, all 149 accommodations are impeccably elegant and high-tech besides, with a bathroom TV built into the mirror. On-property amenities are many The gym is 24-hours and offers guest free use of it Finnish sauna, salt steam room, and herbal baths. The Sacher Boutique Spa is full-service and featuresSwitzerland’s La Prairie products and chocolate-based treatments. Young guests are welcomed to the hotel and invited to meet other budding travelers at the Sacher Kids club.

Many Hotel Sacher guests see no need to venture beyond the hotel for refined Viennese dining and lounging. Restaurant Anna Sacher, set in a magnificent 18000s parlor, serves traditional Austrian cuisine with modern seasonings in a magnificent 180oos room. The restaurant is known for its tasting menus of four, five or six courses served with sommelier-chosen wines. The “Blind Date” menu leaves the ordering to the chef.

The hotel’s Blaue Bar, a cozy lounge accented by rich shades of sapphire, recalls the Vienna of a century ago. (It is open from 10 in the morning until 2 past midnight.)

Café Sacher Wien is a time-honored and locally famous Viennese coffee-house with a dog-friendly sidewalk section Here, guests treat themselves to a slice of Sacher-Torte and understand the soul of this fabled capital city.

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