Luxury Vienna: A Weekend at Hotel Sacher Wien

It's not often that a hotel is so famous that it has a movie named after it.

Sachertorte at Hotel Sacher



Unfortunately my lack of German means I wasn't able to watch the 1939 film 'Hotel Sacher' but when you walk in and see photos of previous guests which include Queen Elizabeth, Princess Grace, and the Clintons, you really don't need a film to tell you that you are somewhere special.

Hotel Sacher Wien, across the street from the beautiful Opera House - photo credit: hotelsacher

My mum and I go away every year for a long weekend to somewhere in Europe and this year we decided to go to the beautiful cultural capital of Vienna.


Needless to say I was very excited about our trip, I had been to Vienna once before and loved it! It is easily one the most beautiful cities in the world.

 Mum Loving Vienna

My excitement was of course fuelled by the fact we were staying in Vienna's top hotel, Hotel Sacher Wien.

There Were Cherubs Everywhere photo credit: hotelsacher

This place covers more history than your average text book. Opened in 1876 it has seen both world wars and has played host to some of the most influential people in the world. Most importantly it is home to the world famous Sachertorte!

Mini Sachertorte given to all guests as a welcome gift... reason enough to stay here if you ask me!

I don't normally go on about history in my posts but this hotel intrigued me. The hotel was opened by Eduard Sacher son of Franz Sacher, the creator of the Sachertorte.

I'm pretty sure this is what heaven looks like... and people in heaven don't get fat #truth photo credit: hotelsacher

Eduard died in 1892 and left the hotel in the capable hands of his wife Anna Sacher who has gone down as the most legendary female hotelier in history.

The 'Anna Sacher' Cocktail

She gained widespread fame for her management skills and her eccentric mannerisms. Madame Sacher would never be seen without her bulldogs or cigar in hand.

Anna Sacher photo credit: Wikipedia

After WWI Anna tried to uphold the upperclass reputation of the hotel by refusing to serve any guests who were not of aristocratic descent.

Cherubs On A Chandelier 

Unfortunately, while denying the cash paying proletariat service she gave generous lines of credit to the impoverished aristocrats and went into bankruptcy.

Hotel Sacher 1890 photo credit: Wikipedia

Ok I'll stop with the history for now!

Once we had finished check-in beside the hall of fame, the hotel had a lovely surprise for us....

All the famous people who have stayed at Hotel Sacher
They had upgraded us to an executive suite!

Thank You Letter from Mr. Ban Ki-Moon

Beautiful!!


Seriously, I have never seen a room so exquisitely decorated.


I spent my entire time wondering how I could pack it all up and transport it back to Dublin.




The chandeliers over my head were just fantastic for promoting my delusions of grandeur.


Perhaps the only odd thing worth noting is that they are really serious about chocolate here, so much so that all the bath products smell of chocolate. They were lovely of course... but they do make you smell rather edible.


Also it seemed like every time I stepped out of the room a secret angel swooped in and put more chocolate in the room.




I think I might demand this kind of service from now on.

Spa Time photo credit: hotelsacher

After we spent an ample amount of time admiring the room we went for a stroll around Vienna before coming back for drinks at the aptly named 'Blue Bar'.

Blue Bar at Hotel Sacher

Old school elegance at its best. I was desperately ashamed by my lack of floor length mink coat.

Cherubs On A Lampshade 


As we left the hotel in search of food we passed their main lobby lounge. Again it was a rather classy affair. In fact I think there are museums that are less ornate than this hotel.


If I have any long lost relatives reading this who happen to be heirs to the throne in distance nations I would very much appreciate an email as I would quite like to move into Hotel Sacher permanently.


The following morning breakfast was dominated by chandeliers


And champagne... who could forget champagne?!


For a breakfast you have a choice of dining in the posh white chandelier covered room or the posh green chandelier covered room.


The green room is also called Anna Sacher and is a restaurant in the evening. It is described as the Grand Dame of the Viennese dining scene and rather interestingly on their website they proudly proclaim that they "still consider discretion as a high virtue" hmmmm... how scandalous!


The rest of our 3 days at Hotel Sacher were spent in much the same way as the first... eating chocolate and drinking champagne... and contemplating how this could become part of everyday life.


















Liakada

30 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely place! Wouldn't mind staying in this hotel! Thanks for sharing!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. It was really lovely, thanks for stopping by :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  2. The place looks dreamy
    I love the dining place too

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    1. The dining room was so beautiful! I would recommend a visit for sure :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  3. Oh wow, that place looks stunning. I want a drink in that blue bar!

    Corinne x
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    1. It was really beautiful for sure :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  4. Wow! That hotel looks amazing. I love old buildings with great architecture steeped in history and this place seems to tick all those boxes. The chocolate looks divine!

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    1. Soooo much chocolate, I just couldn't stop myself at all!

      Ash | Liakada

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  5. Cute post and really creative!!

    Happy November!! Can you believe the year is almost over!

    MyLyfeMyStory

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    1. Thank you so much! I know, the year has flown!

      Ash | Liakada

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  6. I am so in love with this place. I will admit, when I saw the dessert int he above photo, I was stuck lol. It looks so darn delicious. Wonderful photos as always.

    Kia / KTS
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    1. It was delicious!! I could eat it all day :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  7. omg what a glam hotel, I would love to stay there
    xo
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    1. It was super fancy for sure haha!

      Ash | Liakada

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  8. Great photos!

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  9. Not jealous at ALL! Really!
    What an amazing place!
    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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    1. Haha, yeah it was really nice :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  10. I enjoyed this post a lot. Great job!

    xoxo;
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  11. You visit some spectacular places! The interior design of this place is breathtakingly beautiful and don't even get me started on the food! ;)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. It was really something else, very different from other hotels I have seen.

      Ash | Liakada

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  12. Belle le foto e che carina che sei, complimenti!
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  13. beautiful and exquisite! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  14. I visited Vienna last year for Christmas and it is a breathtaking city, steeped in history and wonderful food. Your hotel looks wonderful and the spa Lucy x

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    1. I am so in love with Vienna as a city, would be amazing to visit at Christmas time :)

      Ash | Liakada

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