This was our second visit, in one of the larger apartments. (The smaller ones are very nice also). We loved everything about it: the large rooms, the antiques, the comfy beds, the parquet floors, the modern fully equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher. Best of all are the huge windows overlooking the spectacular Stephansdom Cathedral which is really the very center of Vienna. We got into the habit of paying a quick visit to the Cathedral every day, as it seems many Viennese do. There are many thoughtful touches, such as good reading lights. The free WiFi worked perfectly. There is a grocery store close by, and many restaurants in all price ranges. We walked almost everywhere, but the U-Bahn station is just downstairs for longer treks. The train from the airport plus a short U-Bahn ride would work well, but we opted for a pre-arranged taxi, which cost 35 Euros. I think this is about the same price as if we had taken a taxi from the stand at the airport. The driver had keys to the apartment and helped us with our luggage. Even though we missed a connection and had to take a later flight, a phone call was enough to change the arrangements and it felt like a real luxury to have a driver waiting for us after a long stressful day of travel. The owners of the apartments are absolutely delightful, very kind and helpful. They are on site in the morning and easily accessible at other times via cell phone. We loved fixing our breakfast in our room while watching the city wake up in the square below us. We also loved buying pastries at the wonderful Aida shop on the corner and bringing them up to our room at the end of the day. The apartments are quiet and private. Travelers looking for a lot of activity, a lively lobby, or trendy decor would not be happy. As for us, we loved the feeling of being residents of Old Vienna. We hope to return again and again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome The Pension Sacher am Stephansplatz is located in the center of old Vienna. The apartments are run by the well-known Sacher family who are rich in tradition and history. All nine apartments are located on the 7th floor. Seven of them provide a fantastic view directly overlooking St. Stephan's Cathedral. We would be very glad welcoming you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Apartment Pension Sacher Hotel Vienna
- Apartment Hotel Vienna
- Apartment Hotel Sacher