We enjoyed our stay at the well-situated Imperial Hotel in imperial Vienna. The formal staff was efficient and courteous. Our spacious room was quiet and well appointed with a comfortable couch for reading at the end of a long and interesting day of touring. The AC worked quite well; sleeping in a sufficiently cool room is a personal imperative. The bed was very firm with a thin mattress cover. The spacious bathroom, with tub and separate shower, was well lit and there was a useful magnifying mirror.
The breakfast buffet was one of the best we've enjoyed during our travels and the wait staff was attentive. The friendly bar tender and the pianist added to the pleasure of enjoying an end-of-the day draft in a charming and cozy nook. We were sorry that the restaurant was closed due to ongoing renovations, though one could have a light dinner but the menu did not at all appeal. Chopped liver with mashed potatoes?! Well, "chacun son gout"!
Tips: If you're interested in Jugendstil, the Wiener Werkstatte, and the Vienna Secession, visit the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) quite near the Imperial Hotel. Our interesting Secession walking tour with our guide Alexa of Context Tours began at the MAK.
For a truly special treat, make a stop at the beautiful Bel Etage Gallery to see the museum quality furnishings and decorative arts from that period: Joseph Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, etc. The gracious owner Wolfgang Bauer was available to patiently answer our questions. You might find something a little something you can't live without!
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