Hotel Sacher Wien
What We Love
- Café Sacher’s classic chocolate torte and a frothy cappuccino from the bar
- Striking views of the Albertina Gallery and National Opera House
- Chocolate and cacao butter spa treatments, and specially tailored therapies for men’s and women’s skin types
What To Know
- The Sacher Café is open to the public and can at times be swarmed by tourists
- Beware of ball season, a three-month period when many of Vienna’s hotels, especially the Sacher, become hives of social tradition
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Think imperial palace meets a luxurious interpretation of Viennese bohemian coffeehouse culture. Downstairs, bars and restaurants are saturated with bold colors — emerald-green, royal blue, deep red — and come furnished with crystal chandeliers, marble sculptures, antique furniture, wood-paneled walls and delicate stained glass ceilings. Upstairs, rooms and suites, recently renovated by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, are respites from downstairs’ loud, bold design. Flat-screen televisions and the latest in hotel technology have been tastefully incorporated into the old bones of this classic building.
Bed & Bath
Whether a standard Superior Room or the penthouse Presidential Suite, guestrooms at Hotel Sacher tend to lean toward the opulent. Some of the suites are dressed with crystal chandeliers or painted in a palette of butter-yellow and taupe and embellished with white relief work. Some boast cozy fireplaces, while others feature separate studies, Art Deco–inspired bathrooms or original parquet floors. There is a monochromatic richness to all the rooms here, especially smaller Deluxe Rooms, in which pastel-colored furniture, linens and damask curtains amount to classic Viennese elegance.
Despite how much there is to do and see in Vienna, many Sacher guests choose to spend a considerable amount of their time parked at the hotel. That may have a lot to do with the Sacher’s timelessly rich design, or maybe it’s the fabulous food and drinks served at the bars and restaurants. This is especially true of the Sacher’s legendary Blaue Bar, a room beaming with royal blue brocade walls and plush upholstered couches and chairs. The Negroni and selections of Riesling here are phenomenally good; the Sacher torte is rightfully famous.
In the Area
Hotel Sacher’s position in Vienna is most fortunate, for just down the road are such shops as the famous men’s atelier Wilhelm Jungmann & Neffe and such Viennese institutions as Café Central. A few minutes away are Vienna’s riveting assemblage of art and history museums, packed together in the city’s Museum Quartier. Find fabulous food markets such as the Naschmarkt, where banks of food, wine tastings and oyster bars, plus such hip evening eateries as the Naschmarkt Deli, await.
How to Get There
Traditional, stylish luxury hotel in the heart of Vienna. Impeccable service with outstanding attention to details, Vienna's best concierge service, excellent restaurants and great spa with a wide variety of bespoke treatments. This is as good as it gets.
We were disappointed in our stay at the Hotel Sacher Wien. Though the concierge and front desk were helpful the behind the scenes operation was lacking. The internal phone system was a joke. It takes forever to get a line answered. I also found it was amazing that the hotel “rationed”bottled water to your room. You got a welcoming bottle and that was it. For a high priced hotel the public areas were extremely limited. It felt claustrophobic. I think they took all the space and made it into cafes to sell Sacher tortes. Lastly you better like chocolate smell because the hand lotion, shampoo and everything else was scented that way.
The “Imperial Hapsburg” look of the Sacher Vien, exists side-by-side with a hotel thoroughly modern in every respect, including electronics. As grand as the hotel is, the staff at every level, was friendly, efficient, attentive and eager to please, which made my stay a wonderful, memorable experience.
My husband and I recently enjoyed a 5-star experience at this outstanding hotel. Our room was beautiful and comfortable; our dinners in the Rote Bar and Ana Sacher Restaurant were superb; wine in the Blue Bar was delightful; breakfast was delicious; service was impeccable; and we cannot wait to return! Many thanks to Hotel Sacher Wien for the standard of excellence in this hotel.
Fantastic hotel that epitomizes the elegance of Vienna. Excellent service & accommodations --beautiful dining and cocktail spaces that really capture the old world essence and charm of the city. You feel like you are staying at a friend's city mansion vs a hotel. Just "nails it" every time I stay here...