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Hotel Viking
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Newport
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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“Impressive”
Reviewed 16 October 2012

For such a large hotel, the staff, room and atmosphere were all very good. The room was large, with two big windows, with an excellent standard of fittings. The breakfast was served, but on the second morning there appeared to also be a buffet - this was not explained - staff here not as sharp or friendly as at reception.. One down point was that there was a convention on which dominated the lounge bar in the evenings - a more peaceful bar area for residents would be good.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Exec. Admin. Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 24 October 2012
Thank you for your comments. We appreciate constructive criticism and suggestions and always take guests remarks into consideration so that we can address and make any necessary corrections needed to be done.
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

I stayed at hotel Viking for a wedding that I was in on goat island. The staff was wonderful. The food was fantastic and the room was perfect! I recommend hotel Viking to anyone coming for a vacation or just a quick overnight visit!

  • Stayed September 2012
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mmalloy, Exec. Admin. Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Thank you! We agree that our staff is wonderful and do love working here at the Hotel Viking. Our associates always go that extra mile for our guests. We always appreciate it when guests promise to recommend us to others!
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

This is an outstanding hotel. My wife and I just loved it. The Viking is elegant and sophisticated, yet casual and comfortable. The public rooms are delightful and the staff highly efficient, welcoming and friendly. Our standard room was amazing - big and beautifully dressed. We even took a photograph of it before we messed it up! The centrepiece was a gorgeous painted wooden cupboard which supported the flat screen TV and concealed the fridge. Charming to the point of decadence. I'd love to see a superior room or s suite. We had dinner in the restaurant where the food and service was faultless. With a bottle of wine and a generous tip, the bill came to $150 but was worth every cent. Parking is a bit steep: $30 a day but it's close by and plentiful. There are free room safes and internet access in the business centre (a $5 minimum charge). The Viking is right next to the historic Washington Square area and within easy walking distance of the fashionable waterfront. A little further afield, but within walking distance, is the Cliff Walk with fantastic views over the sea. But one tip here: leave your strolling to the flat, surfaced section of the path. After that (and I speak as a seasoned hill-walker) the path becomes an Army-style assault course over huge boulders, with no exits until the end! Whatever you do, don't leave Newport without visiting at least one of the amazing mansions open to the public. We chose The Breakers, once the summer home of the super-wealthy Vanderbilt family. It's so massive and ornate, it's positively grotesque - but jaw-dropping.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Exec. Admin. Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 16 October 2012
There are times when a review comes in about our hotel that brings forth a huge smile from all of us making coming to work that much nicer and worthwhile. It is especially gratifying when our guests not only enjoy themselves but want to share their enthusiasm with others. You have portrayed the Hotel Viking as we wish to present ourselves to those who may wish to visit and to our returning guests! Thank you for making our day!
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

So disappointed in my stay here. We were offered a AAA rate, took it and then were informed when we checked in, that we had been upgraded to a better room. Wow we thought...until we opened the door to our 4th floor room... Dormer room with sloped walls,single window, limited lights, no where except the floor to put our luggage, and the whole bathroom(shower, sink & potty) is smaller than the back seat of my mini cooper! Cute little side sink but its difficult to brush teeth because bending over makes you bump the shower door. There is no where to hang our few towels in the bathroom either.....(only 2 bath towels & 2washcloths total!) The ultra soft mattress must be in vogue these days, but plenty of oversized pillows & fairly clean. Only giving this hotel an average rating because of the good location and helpful staff, but definitely not what I would call worth $230.00 per night!

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mmalloy, Exec. Admin. Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 16 October 2012
Thank you for your review. The Hotel Viking is a historic property in a great location with accessibility to enjoying all that the City of Newport has to offer. We are considered to be a unique boutique 86 year old hotel with wonderful ambience, charm and a chance to look at what it was like to live in the 1920’s. We are able to offer the latest updated amenities yet keep that antiquated charm. Overall you just were not pleased with your accommodations and we apologize for that .
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Vught
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

I cannot fault this Hotel at all-The building,rooms,staff and service are second to none.This is trully the place to stay in Newport to stay-far enough away from the people massa-but close enough to all the things that you need to visit/do in Newport.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Exec. Admin. Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 11 October 2012
Your review is outstanding for the Hotel Viking. Having seasoned travelers visit Newport, stay with us, and take the time to let us know how their visit was, is the best way for all of us to take stock of where we are in the hospitality industry. We are appreciative and thank you.
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Our stay in Newport RI September 24th was a high point of our just completed tour of New England. It's a great area for touristing and even better if you're staying at the Hotel Viking. Not only is the hotel in the perfect area to enjoy Newport but it is a location with a great deal of character, first class service and very nice accomodations. From the hotel it is an easy walk to see most of the top tourist locations and there is much to enjoy by simply using the hotels spa and dining facitilites. Next time we're in the area we plan for a longer stay and will most certainly try to book at the Viking.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Exec. Admin. Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 10 October 2012
Our sincerest thank you for your comments. We all are most appreciative when our guests truly enjoy not only Newport, but our wonderful Hotel Viking. The hotel has so much to offer our guests and everyone has worked very hard to continue to do our best in providing above and beyond guest service. Please let us know when you plan tor return for a longer stay.
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Newtown, Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

My husband and I were in Newport celebrating our one year anniversary and from the minute we arrived at the Hotel Viking, we had a wonderful experience. The valet's were extremely pleasant, the front desk agent, Monique, was very friendly and efficient despite the large amount of people in the lobby from a wedding and reunion.
Our guest room was beautiful, and we settled in right away. My husband and I went out to visit Thames street, a short walk from the hotel, and when we arrived back to the room we had a very sweet card from the front desk as well as two cupcakes to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed the bar on the first night we were there, and we had a great time listening to the live music and friendly bartenders.
The service alone was enough to win us over, but the beautiful hotel had charm and we felt welcome and comfortable from the minute we arrived. Thank you Hotel Viking for making our anniversary weekend so special, we are anxious to come back again!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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mmalloy, Exec. Admin. Asst. at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 9 October 2012
How terrific it is that you were able to celebrate your first anniversary with us and that it was a lovely and memorable time! We are pleased we could add to your weekend celebration and that all of our associates were there to make it special. We look forward to your next visit.
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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 Spa Hotel in Newport
#3 Luxury Hotel in Newport
#3 Green Hotel in Newport
#5 Business 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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