Stay here: Review of Hotel Sacher

Review of Hotel Sacher – why stay here?

There’s only one place where the crème de la crème of travellers stay when they come to Vienna. Hotel Sacher is right in the heart of the city centre, and offers its guests a slice of Viennese luxury.

Founded in 1876, this five-star hotel’s history is as rich and colourful as its famous past guests. John F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi and Queen Elizabeth have all stayed here. If you’re lucky, you may even unknowingly find yourself sitting next to a current famous person!

Its location is an excellent base for exploring Vienna. The Vienna State Opera is literally across the road, as is the Albertina museum.

The cake

As well as its first-class service, Hotel Sacher is famous for its decadently rich Sachertorte. It’s a sublime chocolate cake with apricot jam filling. Hotel Sacher’s the birthplace of the famous cake, first created by confectioner Franz Sacher.

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Inside Sacher

There are 149 rooms and suites, all beautifully designed with a distinctive belle époque influence. The attention to detail is second to none: superbly comfortable bed, perfectly soft pillows and the cosiest hotel slippers my feet have ever tried!

I also have to mention the welcome chocolate and fruit plate, plus the yummy smelling toiletries from the Sacher Boutique Spa. Having a luxury experience in Vienna is staying at Hotel Sacher, it really is that good. My only one unfortunate bugbear is an experience we had with a staff member.

“Having a luxury experience in Vienna is staying at Hotel Sacher, it really is that good.”


One small incident…

We were admiring the decor and architecture of the rooms just to the back of the lounge. Upon making our way back, a member of staff, a well-dressed man, told us that we couldn’t be there, and that the hotel was ‘not a museum.’

I completely disagree.

Hotel Sacher is a building steeped in history, and many of its features do make it in many ways ‘a museum’. Ultimately, the hotel’s there to be admired and appreciated.

Second, as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, I don’t think it was right for the staff member to scold paying guests in this way. The area we were walking through was not private, and if it was, there wasn’t any sign to say so.

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I want to share this, not to have a moan, but in the hope that maybe someone from the hotel will read this and discourage staff in the future to be careful with their choice of words. All in all, I’d more than happily stay again.

Hotel Sacher, Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien, Austria

“All in all, I’d more than happily stay again.”


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