My family is originally from Austria and I grew up visiting relatives most summers, so when it came time to take my wife to Vienna for the first time I wanted a hotel that would be relaxing and luxurious while allowing us easy walking access to sights and restaurants, not to mention cafes, for the best experience of Vienna possible. In The Ring, we found a hotel in Vienna that will be our home base for every visit to come!
From check-in through to when we finally had to leave, the experience at The Ring was without compare. The front desk help was fluent in English but put up with my mangled German as well. The room was outstanding, roomy and clean, with complimentary water and espresso in the room (perfect way to start the morning in Vienna, a double espresso to get you out the door and to the coffee shop!). The bathroom was clean, bright, and wonderfully designed & appointed. Oh, and the hotel has the most insanely comfortable beds I have ever had the pleasure to sleep on, we even asked the management about the beds, which they were more than pleased to tell us about, though the cost means we won't be buying one anytime soon, guess we'll just have to go back to The Ring!
The hotel is very hip and sophisticated, but the staff and environment is never elitist or unwelcoming. The night we arrived there was a party at the bar, a launch for a ski company's line, great if you're into the nightlife, but also not distracting for homebodies like my wife and me. I ate at the excellent restaurant in the hotel, "At Eight", several times during our stay, twice for dinner with my wife and twice for breakfast meetings. Each meal was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent every time.
The location is excellent, steps away from the opera house and the Kartnerstrasse, and my wife and I took nightly strolls along the Ringstrasse, often stopping at Café Schwarzenberg just down the street for dessert and a nightcap. Overall, an excellent experience, the best place to stay for a Vienna vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ring - Relais & Châteaux is one of Vienna's most hip City- and Lifestyle hotels. Since its opening in November 2007 it pampers its guests with outstanding comfort and casual luxury in every detail. You find the hotel best located, in the middle of the centre of Vienna, the famous art-, culture and shopping mile Wiener Ringstraße in front of the door. At Kärntner Ring number 8 the historic façade has been lovingly renovated. Inside guests are welcomed by a modern, straight and nevertheless sensual interior. New elements were merged with old ones - for example the 100-year old elevator and the plastered walls of the "Ring Suite", combined with modern design. The Ring, Vienna's Casual Luxury Hotel, has 68 rooms and suites available, all luxuriously equipped and made of an inspiring mix of contemporary and classic design. Guests can choose between Casual-, Special, and X-ordinary rooms, as well as Cosmopolitan suites or the unique Ring Suite. The innovative illumination concept and the exquisitely made bathrooms complete the extensive feeling of living. The concept of warm brown and beige colors, refreshing pistachio and fiery red makes the hotel an amazing place. At the stylish hotelbar "Drings" by Le Zefire guests can expect the atmosphere of a French Club, great drinks, international music and cool people. On a regular basis live DJs will be contributing to the party feeling. The restaurant "at eight" is located on the ground floor and pampers the guests with outstanding international, toque winning seasonal aroma cuisine. Apart from the cuisine awarded with two toques, the innovative design concept impresses the guests. "Dressing up for the evening" - the restaurant at eight changes its clothes every afternoon and suits up to be the perfect evening restaurant for its guests. At The Ring Day Spa guests can shake off their stress from all-day life. The Spa, located on the 7th floor, offers an amazing view over the rooftops of Vienna. A fitness area with most modern training equipment and entertainment centre is available for the guests. Fresh fruit and water are on disposal for free. Changing rooms, safe deposit boxes, shower rooms and towels are available on location. For guests of the hotel, the fitness area is opened around the clock. The demanding criteria of the prestigious international Green Globe label confirm the green stance of The Ring, Vienna's Casual Luxury Hotel on sustainable tourism in all of its establishments. Green Globe is an internationally recognized certification program designed for the travel and luxury tourism industry. Its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards are applicable to several types of structures such as resorts, spas and casinos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ring Viennas Casual Luxury Hotel