Ritz-Carlton, Vienna – Hotel Review
Vienna is a city of refinement and tradition but there was one thing that was missing from the storied Ringstraße, the boulevard that encircles the inner city on the site of the city’s original walls, to complete that picture: a Ritz-Carlton. But one year ago, Ritz-Carlton corrected that oversight when it opened its first hotel in the city
Ritz-Carlton chose a location on the Schubertring, and connected four 19th-century buildings, keeping intact grand staircases, ornate ceilings and fireplaces. Upon arrival by taxi, I was warmly welcomed and escorted to my room, with just a quick stop by the front desk.
My Deluxe Room was spacious and rather elegant, with bright and very large artwork that was in stark contrast to the otherwise subdued gold and brown décor. The hotel offers a total of 220 rooms including 43 suites
The king-size bed was very comfortable but the featherbed (I have had a weakness for featherbeds since I was a child) really made it special. I woke up each morning refreshed and ready for the multiple challenges the day would bring.
A small sitting area with two comfortable chairs and a table was near the far window. The grey-and-black marble bathroom was well appointed in terms of shelves and counter space. Bottled water is complimentary and guests in any room can purchase access to the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge.
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A generously sized wooden desk with a glass top was in one corner of the room. A hidden compartment atop the desk revealed electrical outlets, a small touch bound to be appreciated by the tech burdened traveler. The comfortable ergonomic desk chair provided excellent support for doing work. In addition, the hotel provides one hour of complimentary Internet to guests.
Meeting facilities include the 300-square-meter (3,229-square-foot) Crystal Ballroom, two boardrooms, and three function rooms.