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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Made it a point to visit the home of Vienna’s national desert and try the original Sachertorte. I waited in line for about 20 minutes before I was seated in a booth upstairs that featured red velvet cloth seats and regal decor with modern accents. The mini chandelier at my window table was a nice touch. Oh did I mention that the desert was awesome? Would most definitely recommend.
As a surprise treat for my 70th Birthday my husband booked a room at this famous hotel and had an extended stay for 5 nights.
The service and all the staff were outstanding and I was so pleased that our room was upgraded to one of their signature suites. Nothing was too much trouble and my birthday dinner in the Grune Bar was an amazing experience.
One particular delight was the charming chambermaid from Delhi that gave the turn down service at night, with every attention to detail.
It is so rare to have this level of excellence combined with a warm and friendly atmosphere......a true 5star experience.
What a thrill to have dessert at the home of the Sacher Torte! It is a lovely place, wonderful service, friendly people and Sacher Torte heaped with whipped cream. My grandchildren loved this experience. Need I say more?