The Ring Hotel
Kaerntner Ring 8 , Vienna, Austria, A-1010
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Travellers with pets, Chilling out, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness
Expert review of The Ring Hotel
The Ring has taken its place alongside other opulent grand, old-world properties in Vienna. The historic, 150 year old, neoclassical façade remains intact, but within there's a whole new world of sumptuous modernity. This is one of the most stylish, sophisticated hotels in the city centre. I adore seeing this hotel's façade during the festive season, completely covered in a shower of cascading lights. Illumination experts are responsible for some pretty impressive artwork inside the building as well.
One of the great advantages of this property is its location - step out the door and Vienna's hub is at your feet. Watch out when you leave the hotel though as trams drive close by. Easy to find, perfect for public transportation, and all the most important sights are just minutes away on foot. Museums, concert halls, the opera house and plenty of shopping opportunities are literally on the doorstep. Karlsplatz, the main hub of Vienna's public transportation system, is behind the house.
The colour choices and décor certainly fits the bill for Vienna to a T: all coffee and cream, and those trendy little Nespresso machines guarantee a caffeine fix without even leaving the room. Accommodation is modern and well-planned with a beautiful and spacious feel to it all. Beds are huge and very comfortable. Bathrooms are clean-lined, very well appointed and the Molton Brown cosmetics add a decadent touch.
The reception area and lobby are limited in size. A modern free-standing fireplace adds warmth to the entrance and one of the more interesting, eye-catching features is the listed wrought iron lift in the lobby.
Breakfast is served only as an à la carte meal and, if not part of the package, is quite an expensive affair. The ground-floor bar has an amazing built in art installation that gets a dramatic colour change every now and again – I think it might be to confuse the regulars – and a huge selection of vodkas. In summer you can enjoy a drink outside on the terrace. The hotel's in-house restaurant is also quite an artsy showcase – it gets dressed up every evening for dinner...
The exclusive top-floor luxury spa offers all kinds of special treatments. There's also a sauna and a gym with treadmills, albeit on the small side.
There is a young team of pretty faces at the desk.
Celebrities, stars, young travellers, business travellers, romantics and honeymooners.
Breakfast is expensive. Downstairs, more or less in the same block, is a supermarket – just in case.
More information on The Ring Hotel :
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- Kaerntner Ring 8 , Vienna, Austria, A-1010
- Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Pets Allowed
- 1st District