Hotel Sacher Wien: "Schwanensee Suite" Room | Hotel Room Review
My Room: Schwanensee Suite (Junior Suite)
Stay: April 30 - May 1, 2017
My Room Rating: ★★★★★
My Hotel Rating: ★★★★★
Hotel Sacher is famous for many reasons. First, we have the Original Sacher-Torte. It's a delicious (I've had many, trust me) chocolate cake that has a recipe which dates all the way back to 1832. It's still made the exact same way today. Second, we move onto Sacher Café. In the tradition of Austrian coffee culture, Sacher Café serves up a mean cup of coffee. Pair it with a Sacher-Torte for a little bit of culinary heaven. Third, last but most certainly not least, we have Hotel Sacher itself. The Vienna (Wien) location is the first and consequently more well known and visited. The tradition and history that surrounds Hotel Sacher Wien are endless...and so are the celebrities. You can see photos upon photos upon more photos of every celebrity, politician, royalty, and more that have visited and stayed at Hotel Sacher in the lobby. Quite an impressive collection.
But there will be time for a review dedicated to just the hotel itself a little later. For now let's get to my AMAZING suite.
Luxury like no other
Hotel Sacher Wien
The Check In
We actually arrived a little early so our room wasn't quite ready yet. No problem, that never really bothers me anyway. A good 15 minute break in the lobby was definitely not a downgrade. We were offered tea, coffee, drinks? But politely declined and opted for a simple 2 glasses of water instead. Oh, did I mention we just drove like 3 hours across Austria from Salzburg to Vienna. So we were a little tired. A couple minutes later the front desk receptionist came out to announce that our room was ready. We were offered a small hotel tour before heading up to our room. But we also politely declined this since we've been here before! And oh was I glad to be back.
So we followed the receptionist to the elevator and went up 1 floor. I was a little confused. Then when we exited the floor all the signs had suite names on them not room numbers. Still a little confused because I was expecting just a superior room, which would have had been incredible still. Then we enter into a little corner and approach a room with double doors. DOUBLE DOORS. I know hotels and double doors in a hotel means the room is going to be NICE. And OMG it was.
So superior room it was not. AMAZING ROOM it was. They upgraded us to the Schwanensee Suite which is categorized as a Junior Suite in the hotel. She asked us if this was okay and I couldn't even answer because of the awe I was in. The room was hugeeee! Junior suites at Hotel Sacher range from about 50-70 square meters or 539 to 750 square feet. Now that's about 5 to 7 times larger than my flat in London. I could live here I thought to myself.
The high ceilings were enough to reel me in forever. I love rooms with high ceilings. It just creates this feeling of airy etherealness that I absolutely adore. Then couch area with chocolates and fruit. YES. Gigantic Bed. YES. 2 TVs. YES. Marble Bathroom with bathtub and rainfall shower head. YES. Gorgeous wallpaper. YES. Feeling like royalty? YES.
And to top it off because the Hotel Sacher team is amazing, sitting on the table was an Original Sacher-Torte perfectly gift wrapped just for me. Love it.
Okay so here's the breakdown. What do you get for a night in the Schwanensee Suite?
A Room Fit for Royalty: 538 to 750 square feet of space, high high high ceilings, 24 hour service including room service, front desk, and concierge, pillow menu, marble bathroom with Time to Chocolate bath amenities, 3 TVs (1 in the bathroom), a work space, a lounge space, a sleeping space, a HUGE bed in that sleeping space, a welcome Sacher cube placed on your night stand, an option to take the stairs because you're only 1 floor up, and literally just feeling like a princess.
A Price Tag Fit for Royalty: Okay maybe not royalty but it's pretty up there. The Schwanensee Suite goes for about 1300 to 1500 Euros a night depending on when you're visiting.
Best Breakfast Ever: The breakfast at Hotel Sacher Wien is the best hotel breakfast I have ever had in my entire life. There are so many options that it would be impossible to eat them all. However, I did kind of try. Scooping up yogurt with housemade compote, smoked salmon and horseradish, 3 slices of cake, champagne and orange juice even though I can't really drink alcohol, a couple of lattes, and an omelette or eggs benedict depending on the day, and pear juice, maybe carrot juice too, oh and a croissant, also maybe some cheese. I think that's it.
I say this way too much but AMAZING. I seriously can't think of any other word to describe how I feel about this room. I've been talking about it nonstop to all my friends. And since they're a little sick of me talking about it I'm telling all of you now! Lastly, if you're not staying at Hotel Sacher while you're in Vienna you definitely should AT LEAST, at the VERY LEAST, go to the Sacher Café and grab a coffee and a Sacher-Torte. Your tastebuds will thank you.