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“Romantic hotel in the heart of Newport, RI”
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Hotel Viking
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Newport
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East Northport, New York
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13 reviews
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“Romantic hotel in the heart of Newport, RI”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

My husband and I have stayed at Hotel VIking twice in the past two years (February 2010 and March 2011) and both times have exceeded our expectations. We've taken advantage of their winter and spring packages, which include room, valet parking and breakfast for two at One Bellevue. The hotel is beautiful - gorgeous furnishings, clean and well mantained. We've stayed in the more modern King guest room, which is spacious and beautifully appointed, and in the more historic room, which is similary furnished albeit smaller in space but perfect for two. The staff is exemplary - always ready with a smile, restaurant suggestion or map of the area. It is also in a great location - just a short walk to the heart of Newport. Once parked, we walked everywhere! The breakfasts were fabulous - they serve breakfast in a fine dining setting. As part of our package, we could order anything off the menu and we did!

Our first trip to Newport was just us, our next was us plus two (pregnant with twins) and now we look forward to going back with our new family of four!

Room Tip: When choosing between the historic rooms and the more modern rooms, just know that the only differen...
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Executive Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
What a delight it will be to welcome you to the Hotel Viking! We cannot wait to meet the “twins”. Our packages are really great specials that include being able to take advantage of all that we have to offer. Our most important role at the Hotel Viking is to let all of our guests know (young to old) how much we appreciate their visits. As part of the overall welcome we know that a happy smiling associate expresses this to all who walk in our front door. Thank you for your nice overview.
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Have stayed here many times and each time has been a great experience. Rooms are clean and nice, great location. One memory I will have forever is a few years ago we booked a room here on our wedding night. We arrived after our reception exhausted and still in our wedding dress and tux. The staff member at the desk left for a minute and we were afraid something was wrong with our resevation, but she returned with the manager who told us they would like to upgrade us to their luxury suite in honor of our wedding! We we thrilled the say the least and spent the night in the most beautiful hotel room I have ever been in. Because of this great association, we return to the Viking each year on our anniverssary!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Executive a at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
8 .To be answered: 1-24-12 Have soft spot for this place”
Reviewed January 2, 2012
Have stayed here many times and each time has been a great experience. Rooms are clean and nice, great location. One memory I will have forever is a few years ago we booked a room here on our wedding night. We arrived after our reception exhausted and still in our wedding dress and tux. The staff member at the desk left for a minute and we were afraid something was wrong with our resevation, but she returned with the manager who told us they would like to upgrade us to their luxury suite in honor of our wedding! We we thrilled the say the least and spent the night in the most beautiful hotel room I have ever been in. Because of this great association, we return to the Viking each year on our anniverssary! tayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
Answer: The memory created during your wedding night by our staff speaks volumes to all continues to gain momentum and create goodwill. We hope to be able to continue this for many years to come during each and every anniversary. Thank you for sharing this.
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Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

This hotel is a great place to stay. The rooms were great and decorated really nicely. I was so impressed how this place was maintained and updated since the hotel itself has been around for a long time.

The rooms were on the smaller side, but they were fine. Beds were comfortable.

The valet service was top notch. The young guys running it were very pleasant and hustled.

Wifi worked everywhere except the pool area. This really should be corrected since the pool area is a great WiFi spot while the kids are swimming.

The rooms had Keurig coffee machines which is a great feature. It would be nice to give guests 2 free per day instead of $3/cup. It's a small detail, but I think would make a big difference. (Heck, raise the room rate by $6 instead.)

I highly recommend this as a place to stay in Newport.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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mmalloy, Exec. Admin. Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
Thank you for your comments and recommendation to others. We are very appreciative you had a great stay and complimented our staff on their professionalism.
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

Stayed here for a night in December. Staff very very helpful and friendly, room charmingly decorated and very clean. All in all, this place offers very good value indeed and we would certainly recommend it. Beautiful Christmas deco in the lobby.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Exec Admin Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Newport and at the Hotel.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

We stayed over Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. Staff was friendly and professional. We liked the fact that the pool and hot tub were open until 10, although we didn't end up using them. Also, the restaurant and bar were open both Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, which was good since nothing else in Newport was open. The room was beautiful, however there were two charges which I thought were a little high. First, $3.00 per pod for using the in-room Keurig, At our office we pay approximately 50 cents per pod, so I know when bought in bulk, the cost is relatively low. Second $15.00 for one night of valet service was also expensive.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Exec. Admin. Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
Holidays in Newport are such a beautiful time of year and even better that you were able to enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the hotel. We thank you for your tips on describing the differences in the rooms in the historic side of the hotel. Our charges for valet parking and in room pods is in line with our competitor pricing. We hope you visit us again soon.
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

I just spent the Christmas weekend there with another couple. We tried every amenitie there! It was the best! Spa, restaurant, bar, pool, jacuzzi, rooms and staff were simply fabulous. They were so kind and helpful I actually asked them if they were taking any medication! Ha! It was a breath of fresh air! I am coming back FOR SURE! Loved it!!!!!

  • Stayed December 2011
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mmalloy, Executive Administrative Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Your upbeat and enthusiastic comments are a “breath of fresh air” to us as well. We all become much more motivated when we are able to provide guest services that meet and exceed expectations. Thank you and it is a pleasure knowing you and the other couple had a great time!
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

The staff gies out of it's way to always great you with a smile and make you truly feel like you are their guest.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Hotel Viking
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 Green Hotel in Newport
#4 Spa Hotel in Newport
#5 Business Hotel in Newport
#5 Luxury Hotel in Newport
#5 Family Hotel in Newport
#6 Romantic Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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