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Hotel Viking
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Newport
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NEW YORK
2 reviews
“Great Hotel”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Beautiful hotel with good amenities. The service was excellent and the indoor pool was nice. The location was great, close to downtown and had a nice in hotel restaurant. Overall a nice place to stay in newport.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
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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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Viking for two nights in July. The Hotel is quite attractive and is an excellent location for sightseeing and shopping. You most likely will not need your car during your stay. The management of the hotel is first rate. We found the room to be a little small and the bathroom very cramped but the bed and pillows were quite comfortable. Unfortunately, there were only blinds on the windows, where room darkening curtains were needed. In addition, the muffled noises at night, a whirlwind of different devices grinding, whirling, humming, and buzzing made sleeping less then ideal. Perhaps we were in a bad section of the hotel, but it was unfortunate because we did like everything else about the property. There is an awesome roof bar as well.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank pdd58
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
We agree with you that we are a very unique hotel and we take great pride in our history here in lovely Newport, RI. We also are proud of our associates who take the initiative to correct a situation as it arises and in your case we are pleased you received the special amenity along with a note of apology. Our staff receives on-going training in workshops and seminars providing them with the tools to solve issues that occur. Again, we thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay and that you will recommend us to others.
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Edison, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

My husband and I took my mother to Newport to tour the cottages for her birthday. We booked two rooms at Hotel Viking for three nights and enjoyed staying at this lovely hotel. As a matter of fact, we liked it so much, my husband and I went back for a "couples" three day weekend several weeks afterwards. We're hoping to get back this year.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lara S
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
We are appreciative that you mentioned how lovely the hotel is – and we agree! We are a small unique boutique hotel and have done our best to make maximum use of the space. Our smallest room is approximately 200 square feet. Not a lot of space but tastefully put together. Yet you feel it is not quite like being in your own comfortable home and surroundings.
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Leicester
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Beautiful hotel. It's very large but the front desk where super nice and helpful. Our room was very nice and the location great. The whole family loved Newport. One small negative was the parking charge. I think $38 for one nights parking is a bit steep.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thank you for your comments about your visit to Newport and the Hotel Viking. Your description of your experiences here makes one wantto come and visit and see what we have to offer. We all appreciate what is truly unique about Newport, Rhode Island. We are fortunate to be part of Newport’s history. We hope you will visit us again soon.
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Stayed here one night and for me that was enough. The Viking is a beautiful building and in a beautiful area, easy walking distance to downtown Newport and shopping. For me, not my cup of tea. I enjoy modern amenities and decor i wanted to try this out for the first time. First, decor is very traditional for the age of the building(old), bathroom horrible----the sink to wash your hands you could barely get your hands under the faucet and is in a different room from toilet and bathtub which is so cramped (yes, in two separate rooms) there was mold on the bathroom ceiling clearly visible and the tub was dripping all the time, was going to report to staff but we were so tired from our day out was not worth the hassle. Of course for an old building everything squeaks, including bed, walls, floors and doors. you can hear everyone walking by, noise was a problem when trying to get to sleep. Pros- restaurant on site is a great place to eat and have a drink with lovely landscaping in the patio area of the restaurant. Staff was courteous and friendly..

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thank you for your review. We apologize for the issues you experienced while staying at the Hotel Viking. We are happy to read that you had a chance to enjoy our restaurant One Bellevue. There are so many great things to plan in Newport and there is always something of interest for families, couples, single travelers, conference attendees and business groups. Historic properties do make the best use of space that is available and that is the charm and flavor of these types of hotels and resorts.
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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We had 9 out-of-town guests staying and they ALL loved the hotel. It is hard to please everyone but The Viking did just that! The valets were fast and courteous when we pulled into the driveway. The front desk staff had all of the information already. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Everything was in walking distance. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Your enthusiasm reaches across the page about your stay at the Hotel Viking. It also gives each and everyone of us the incentives to continue to go above and beyond guest service expectations. We thank you for your thoughts and compliments
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Viking for 2 nights in July. Our check-in was handled very politely & efficiently. Our valet service was excellent. The valet team went out of their way to provide outstanding service during the rainstorms that accompanied Hurricane Arthur. The team provided the "house" car to transport us to a restaurant outside of the hotel during that stormy evening. The team unloaded our luggage from the car in torrential rains. The hotel restaurant (One Bellevue) was very tasty. The room was nice, but nothing spectacular. We were disappointed that the front desk staff was not able to answer many of our questions regarding Newport, nor provide us with local maps.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank AandT1
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Eva M, Exec. Admin. Assistant at Hotel Viking, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
We welcome each and every guest with genuine warmth and professionalism. Thank you for your kind words on behalf of our associates.
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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 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 (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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