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Review of Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

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Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Ranked #31 of 367 Hotels in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
London England
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Stunning, Set Apart, Sexy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

The Sofitel Vienna, rises above the Danube in a graceful challenge to the empirical buildings over which it towers, without dominating. It is beautifully mis-aligned and the architect
has created an elegant tromp d'oeil of a leaning tower. Move over Pisa!
The car service from the train station had been arranged and was waiting at the station to bring us back to the hotel. The concierge was at the door waiting for us and the welcome was warm, personal and charming. Our plans and reservations for the coming days were printed and at the ready. Very efficient. Black, White or Grey Room. what to chose when travelling with kids & gorgeous husband.? Connecting! The rooms are sharp and very very sexy and the stylish and space-saving aspects again had me wishing I could hire the interior designer!
The restaurant at the top of the hotel is worth dining if only for the view of both the city and the amazing ceiling, which can be seen from across the river when approaching the hotel! The chef is inventive, the staff are charming and the view of Vienna, outstanding. If you were not in the mood for a full meal, the bar, pitched at a slightly higher point in the centre of the restaurant has equally good views. We had made a reservation for dinner for 4, and despite being an hour late and not particularly hungry,we were treated as treasured guests. The buffet breakfast was chock full of a variety of choice for dieters and non-carb eaters, but the bread and pastries were not to be missed. The children loved the pancakes and ordered another round!
Would highly recommend as it is close to everything, whilst still being just slightly separate, which I do enjoy.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alexander M, Geschäftsführer at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for your very positive feedback.
It is my pleasure to forward your kind words to our Ambassadors, as this is the best motivation for them.
I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the Le LOFT restaurant.
Your comment demonstrates as well that you liked the design of the hotel created by star architect Jean Nouvel.
I hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards from Vienna,
Alexander Moj
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Leicestershire
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Superb luxury hotel well located, we loved the white rooms and views from the 12th floor. Concierge recommended lovely local hostelry for dinner (Griechenbeisel) and Reception very helpful in printing our boarding passes.
Now the complaint! When I go to an international hotel, with a world class Chef I don't think it is too much to ask for a simple vegetarian meal. I checked the menu for the Loft Restaurant on the first night and found there was not a single vegetarian option. As we had booked a table for the following night to celebrate my 50th Birthday overlooking the glorious city, I spoke to the Restaurant Manger and she explained they would make sure there was something for me to eat the following evening. Imagine my disappointment when all the Chef could muster was a green salad as a starter comprising lettuce tomato and cucumber, followed by either risotto (why does every restaurant think vegetarians like being offered risotto every time?!!) or the frogs legs pasta without the frogs legs (pasta with honey - hardly appetising?). The salad given to us on our British Airway flight home, knocked together in a production factory in Southall was far superior! The service in the restaurant was cordial and friendly but very slow and my husband had to ask for his glass to be refilled on several occasions. Had we not been given copious amounts of bread we would have probably been less patient. In conclusion, they could take more money if they were more attentive with offering wine, or after dinner drinks, and having a superb location should not be taken for granted, they need to sharpen up their act a bit with both service and food offering. In conclusion, yes we would stay there again and if you are not vegetarian try the restaurant!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MelCharlton
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Alexander M, Geschäftsführer at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Dear guest,
First of all, I would like to thank you for your feedback.
I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Your pleasant words have been forwarded to all Ambassadors, as this is the best motivation for them to keep the high level of service.
I deeply regret that you had a disappointing experience at our Le LOFT restaurant. I will discuss the issue with our Head Chef and his team to create an appropriate offer satisfying our vegetarian guests.
I hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards from Vienna,
Alexander Moj
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Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

I stayed with my Wife at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom for 4 nights.

As expected it was a wonderful stay. All the Sofitel standards were met.

We had a “Luxury Room” at 15th floor, overlooking St. Stephen's Cathedral. In my opinion it deserves the extra cost! The room was very spacious, the view was simply breathtaking and all the amenities included were much appreciated (free and rather speedy and reliable WiFi, free beverages – non alcohol – free Nespresso machine with 6 capsules per day, big LCD with several free internet radio channels, etc.).

Our rate had breakfast included, which I highly recommend if you intend to have breakfast at the Hotel.

We had dinner once at the roof top restaurant, which was expensive even considering the service (very good!) the food (not extraordinary and to much creative in my opinion) and the view (breathtaking!). Ok, it’s a significant experience for a special occasion but be prepared to pay around 100 euros per person if you are going to have wine (even choosing a not very expensive bottle for the standards of the wine list).

For a more common dinner I can recommend the Spanish restaurant in the commercial gallery of the hotel building. You can go there directly crossing the reception hall, no need to step outside which is nice when the nigh is cold :-).

Outside and nearby the Hotel you have plenty of options to eat, starting at MacDonald’s and ending at the typical Old Viennese Tavern. If you like fish and seafood and don’t bother by having it in a “fast food way” don’t forget to try one of the many “Nord Sea” restaurants. It’s a not very expensive way to have a good piece of lobster or shrimps, or…

The location of the Hotel couldn’t be better, because we were near enough the pedestrian streets and far enough of the historical centre in order to have a global nice view of the whole historical constructions.

The overall experience was excellent, mainly due to the quality of the Hotel and the Service.
I will definitely stay there again if returning to Vienna.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank APM_707
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Alexander M, Geschäftsführer at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for your positive and detailed comment.
I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Your friendly words have been forwarded to all Ambassadors, as this is the best motivation for them.
I hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards from Vienna,
Alexander Moj
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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Stayed here last week and had a fabulous time. Hotel is nicely decorated, very chic and hip while remaining to be simple and modern. Hotel staff are all very welcoming and professional. Check-in and check-out are both efficient and pleasant. Service was impeccable, everybody had a smile on their face and was sincere about it.

We had a superior double room. The interior design is all white (there are black, grey, white ones apparently and ours happens to be white), and very modern, with a sliding door between the bath/sink area and the room. Bed was super comfortable, with a selection of pillows to choose from. We were satisfied with the standard pillows and did not have to request for special ones.

Breakfast was on one of their top floors, I forgot which, and the view was phenomenal. In addition, the ceiling had special artistic design, which because of the floor-length all-glass windows on this floor, can be seen from outside the building, simply breath-taking.

Location-wise, also perfect. Across from the Schwedenplatz, which is a 5 minute walk across the street, and has a direct connection Airline bus that will take you right to Vienna airport. And the famous church, is only another 5 minutes away by foot.

Totally 5* deserving hotel! I would stay here again and again without doubt!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Faintingstar
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Alexander M, Geschäftsführer at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for your positive and detailed comment.
I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and the modern design by star architect Jean Nouvel.
Your friendly words have been forwarded to all Ambassadors, as this is the best motivation for them.
I hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards from Vienna,
Alexander Moj
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Abu Dhabi
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

have stayed here twice now and on return to Vienna I would stay again. The hotel is very central and the service is excellent. I have not used the restaurants but concierge and room service are most helpful.

Room Tip: I chose the black room suite, was good room but noisy banging of doors from opposite room
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank susanad
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Alexander M, Geschäftsführer at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for your positive feedback.
It is my pleasure to forward your kind words to our Ambassadors and especially the concierges, as this is the best motivation for them.
I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards from Vienna,
Alexander Moj
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with surprising design elements at its core. Rooms all in white with every comfort and flexible lay out with sliding doors and glass panels. Top floor restaurant provides a spectacular view on the city of Vienna and be therefore prepared for a longer breakfast then originally planned. Friendly staff, very customer and service oriented.
The design stores next door are a definite plus. I took a few good ideas and adresses home. Definitely a hotel to return to.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
Helpful?
Thank Sonja W
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Alexander M, Geschäftsführer at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for your positive feedback.
It is my pleasure to forward your kind words to our Ambassadors, as this is the best motivation for them.
I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards from Vienna,
Alexander Moj
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

This is a very modern hotel with a unique design. Different parts of the windows move in different directions so that you can create your own personal view of the city. Service is exceptional. Food, service and view from the restaurant at the top floor are amazing.

Room Tip: Try to get a grey room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ann V
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Alexander M, Geschäftsführer at Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for your positive feedback.
I am glad to read that you enjoyed the design of your room as well as the Le LOFT Restaurant.
Your kind words have been transmitted to our Ambassadors, as this is the best motivation for them.
I hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards from Vienna,
Alexander Moj
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Property: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Address: Praterstrasse 1 | Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, Vienna 1020, Austria
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Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Leopoldstadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Vienna
#11 Spa Hotel in Vienna
#17 Family Hotel in Vienna
#26 Luxury Hotel in Vienna
#28 Romantic Hotel in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom 5*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within splendid view of its gothic namesake, St. Stephens Cathedral, the 5 star superior Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is an emphatically 21st century structure. Echoing the hotel's sleek exteriors, the 182 monochromatic guest rooms, including 26 suites, are decorated in either immaculate white, cool grey or velvety black. On the mezzanine level the hotel offers a business center and a library. For distinctive business or celebratory events you can choose from 8 sun lit meeting rooms for up to 150 people. On the 5th floor guests can enjoy a relaxing massage in our So SPA or work out in our So FIT. Join the local crowd at Das LOFT, the Sofitel Vienna´s superbly stylish rooftop dining & bar retreat; a fete extraordinaire with fantastical interiors by Jean Nouvel and culinary arts from the imagination of Fabian Gunzel, our Chef de Cuisine. ... more   less 
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