Hotel Sacher

Philharmonikerstraße 4, Vienna, Austria

Price from: £190

Hotel Sacher

By Diane Naar-Elphee, your Vienna expert

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expert-rated hotels in Vienna
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Location:
4.9
4.9
Bedrooms:
4.5
4.5
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
4.7
4.7
Leisure facilities:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Singles, Art, History, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Best for Food - Expert review of Hotel Sacher

Legendary, luxurious and oozing with charm.

The Sacher is a much revered Viennese institution and one of the last privately owned luxury hotels in the world. I am quite certain that successfully running it is not a piece of cake! Had it not been for two tremendously capable women - a century ago Anna Sacher, today Elisabeth Guertler - this epitome of exclusivity would surely have lost its authentic aura and charm. This 19th-century jewel recently had two floors added to the roof allowing a gentle entry to the 21st century in the form of a rooftop spa and a contemporary wine bar at the corner of the building on the ground floor. And don't miss out on cake - over a quarter of a million delectable Sacher-Tortes are produced every year. Have a slice with the obligatory dollop of whipped cream!

Location: 

Directly behind the opera house on the corner of Kärntnerstrasse, the main pedestrian mall, within easy access of most of the main points of interest, the location could hardly be better. The main underground terminal is in front of the opera house.

Bedrooms: 

There are different categories of accommodation - superior, deluxe and suites. All the spacious rooms offer modern day comfort, have high ceilings, the suites have extra large parlours and there is extravagant cornicing throughout. Exquisite fabrics, original oil paintings and antique furnishings in all the chambers are the acme of elegant taste. The rooms at the top have some of the best views across Vienna, one of them has an enormous corner terrace with a view over the opera that is to die for.

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Public areas: 

The lobbies, receptions and seating areas are intimately inviting and full of chandeliers, statues, sculptures and gold framed works of art. One hallway serves as a gallery where the walls are literally plastered with portraits of so many of the famous guests who graced this house with their presence – presidents, celebrities, opera singers, actors and stars, the Queen and Prince Philip are there too. A business centre equipped with computers and internet access is open all the time for guests.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is a delicious affair with a wide range of hot and cold buffet selections, plus freshly cooked items too. The “Rote Bar” is a great choice for meals as is the elegant “Anna Sacher” restaurant. The “Blaue Bar” for drinks and the “Sacher Eck” for a glass of wine and snacks and, of course, the Sacher Café for the legendary chocolate cake – or, if you prefer something savory, then try the “Sacher Würstl”, two extra long thin frankfurter sausages served with homemade bread, mustard and freshly grated horseradish – yummy, my favourite snack here.

Leisure facilities: 

The 5th-floor spa offers a varied selection of luxurious “chocolate treatments”. A gym with some fitness equipment is upstairs too.

Service: 

All guests are treated with courteous and professional expertise.

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Who stays there: 

Opera and music lovers, business travellers, honeymooners, relaxation seekers. Well-heeled travellers.

Pros: 
Competent and accommodating staff
Great breakfast
Gourmet dining options
Cons: 
WiFi isn't free

More information on Hotel Sacher :

Price from:
£190
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Philharmonikerstraße 4, Vienna, Austria
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
1st District

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