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“Hotel Viking- SIMPLY STUNNING!”
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Hotel Viking
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Newport
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We recently stayed at the Hotel Viking over the long Thanksgiving weekend and we couldn't of been happier. Our room was beautiful and the staff was amazing. They were all so friendly and attentive to all of our needs. The room was super clean and had everything we needed for the perfect relaxing weekend. The beds were amazing and linens and pillow were so comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and had everything we needed. They had begun decorating for the holidays and everything decorated was gorgeous! We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and hot tub and the hotel's close proximity to shops and restaurants. We walked everywhere because it was in the perfect location and a beautiful sunny weekend. I had all intentions of going to the spa which looked beautiful, but time did not permit but i will definatley be back for a spa treatment! We ate at the hotel restaurant and the food was AMAZING. Our waiter was very nice and very friendly! I would HIGHLY recomend this hotel to anyone staying in the Newport area. Its classy, elegant, ornate style is one that many hotels no longer have and their hospitality to their guests is one that more hotels should.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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mmalloy, Executive Administrative Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2011

We absolutely believe all guests should be provided with guest service above and beyond the norm - and we enjoy knowing we can and do our best to make a difference. Your enthusiasm is contagious describing your stay this past weekend. It was a perfect sunny and warm weekend in Newport and we are pleased you were able to enjoy the time spent here. Understated elegance is portrayed throughout the entire hotel. You will be in for a special treat upon your return when you book a treatment at our wonderful Spa Terre’.

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

The Hotel Viking is a perfect place for a girlfriend's getaway. The entire staff from the bellman to the waitstaff to the front desk, were warm and welcoming. My friends and I went to the Viking on a beautiful fall weekend and the front lobby was decorated with mums and pumpkins. When we checked in, there was a silver carafe of hot cider waiting. Nice touch. There is a pretty little library off the lobby and you can see that they really put considerable care into renovating this property. The white paint sparkles and everything is clean! The rooms are nicely updated and the only negative is having to pay $15 for parking. Seems a little excessive in the off season. Even with that, the staff can't do enough for you here and you feel like they really want to help you...such a treat when you are on vacation. You won't be disappointed! Also -- side note -- try the cupcake shop downtown -- excellent!

Room Tip: Ask not to overlook the parking lot -- there is one in the back -- not so pretty!
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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mmalloy, Executive Administrative Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2011

New England has so many seasonal advantages and especially that Newport is a year round destination. What a nice review about you and your friends enjoying a “getaway weekend”. The Hotel Viking’s staff does their very best to maintain a clean and warm environment. We are appreciative that we could contribute to a pleasant time for all of you. Parking is at a premium however but we do our best to offer reasonable rates on and off season.

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Viking on Thanksgiving Day as well as the night. We found the staff to be exceptionally helpful and professional. Their manner was pleasant and relaxed. The hotel lived up to the expectations that we had prior to our visit. Everything was clean and inviting. Our room was spotless and provided us with everything that we needed for our stay.

We booked our stay to coincide with the Hotel Viking's Thanksgiving buffet. All the food was excellent, from the raw oysters to the turkey (of course). The desserts were very good. What we especially appreciated was the relaxed atmosphere. We have been to some restaurants at Thanksgiving that made us feel like we were being herded in and out at breakneck speed. Our experience at the Hotel Viking was exactly the opposite. We were encouraged to take our time and enjoy.

Our trip to the lounge in the evening was also very relaxing. You should try their chips and onion dip appetizer.

We did dine in the hotel's restaurant for breakfast. Although the prices were a bit high, as expected, we thoroughly enjoyed our food. Once again, we were not rushed.

Overall, my wife and I enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to future getaways at the Hotel Viking.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Executive Administrative Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2011

We are always so pleased and appreciative when our guests have a wonderful overall experience when staying at the Hotel Viking. This is the ultimate we reach for in setting our goals. It provides us with momentum to continue to strive for even more perfection. We loved your descriptions from the relaxed atmosphere of the Thanksgiving buffet to having appetizers in the bar and an enjoyable breakfast in One Bellevue. During your next visit, we hope it is even better than this one. Thank you.

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Reviewed 23 November 2011

Having lived in Newport, our frequent visits are very special times for us. We find the Viking has the beauty and charm of Newport coupled with an extremely friendly and accommodating atmosphere.
The entire team at the Viking makes every visit first-class.
We love the location, as it's an easy walk to our favorite shops and restaurants.
Breakfasts are fantastic.....you have to try the Crab Cakes Benedict!
We hope you can experience an outstanding hotel with a rich history and a wonderful professional staff...it's quintessential Newport.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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mmalloy, Executive Administrative Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2011

The fact that you have lived in Newport year round and are familiar with the terrain as well as what is available in terms of hotels, pleases us immensely that you continue to visit and stay with us. We want to insure that each visit gets better. Our environment has to create a warm and welcoming greeting to each and every guest and it is heartwarming when we fulfill our mission. Your return is always appreciated.

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Reviewed 17 November 2011

We were in Newport for a wedding, and didn't spend that much time in the hotel itself, but when we were there the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The rooms (especially the beds!) were very comfortable. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the toilet being in a separate room from the sink.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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mmalloy, Executive Administrative Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2011

We are appreciative of your compliments and we do strive to be the best in our guest service area. The rooms are designed not only to provide a comfortable place to stay making maximum use of the space available in each of our guest rooms.

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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Love this hotel. The staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel is about .5 mile from the bay and is a nice walk down to the center. i was on the second floor. The room was small but for an older hotel it was a nice size, and i loved how the bathroom was layout. the bed was the second most comfortable bed in a hotel I've had. The only down side was on the second floor and next to the entrance it was a little noisy.so if you are a lite sleeper i would would ask for a even number room. but i will stay here again when i come back.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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mmalloy, Exec. Administrative Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2011

Thank you so much for your compliments about our hotel! We are very appreciative you took the time to write about your stay. We are a small historic boutique hotel in a really great location. The architects wanted to make the best use of the space available and they have succeeded.

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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Had a fabulous time during our stay at the Viking. We even arrived on the day the big Nor'easter hit and still had a great time! The hotel is so warm and welcoming with a cozy, yet elegant ambiance. The room has the best beds and pillows, not to mention the Keurig which made my day! Linens are comfortable, warm, but not too. The wifi speed was even better than before. Had breakfast there each day and the food was terrific. Really enjoyed eating breakfast in the beautiful sunroom and the wait staff was wonderful. Our last dinner was eaten in their restaurant, One Bellevue and was absolutely delicious. Situated at the top of the hill, the views from the top of the hotel are beautiful, especially at sunset. We did get our cardio in walking up and down the hill, but that was half the fun of it, exploring the neigborhoods of beautiful Newport. Newport and the Viking will see us again!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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mmalloy, Executive Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2011

Arriving during the Nor’easter was certainly adventurous. We are pleased though that all worked out. It is wonderful that you feel we are your “home away from home” and are all pleased with your comments. Your description of the room and ambience and warmth makes one want to come for a visit! We hope you are able to visit us again soon!

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Address: 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840-3205
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Region: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport
#3 Green Hotel in Newport
#4 Luxury Hotel in Newport
#5 Business Hotel in Newport
#5 Family Hotel in Newport
#6 Romantic Hotel in Newport
Price Range: £104 - £443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Viking 4*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Combining our iconic Newport landmark with local focused events and exceptional service, a new era of hospitality awaits you at the Hotel Viking. ... more   less 
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