Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

Review: Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection, Vienna | Marriott Bonvoy

Hotel Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection, Vienna
Room Type Sisi Suite
Loyalty Program Status Titanium
Points Per Night 42 000 - 80 000
Hotel brand The Luxury Collection
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Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection, Vienna
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To the point The Hotel Imperial Vienna is an exceptional establishment in the heart of the city that you can book with Marriott Bonvoy points.

During my stay in Vienna, I chose to live an atypical experience by staying at the Hotel Imperial Vienna. Rich in history, this hotel is the former palace of the Prince of Wurtemberg and his wife Maria Theresa. As part of the 1873 World’s Fair, the palace was transformed into a 5-star luxury hotel and is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

Many personalities have stayed in this hotel, including Queen Elizabeth II and Charlie Chaplin.

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Reservation

During my stay, the cost of a night was close to $950 or 69,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. So, I chose to use my points to save on my stay.

Here is another example for a reservation during the Quebec Day weekend where the cost for one night is 60,000 points or $1,095 (or €741).

Hotel Imperial Vienna – Argent
Hotel Imperial Vienna – Points
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Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

Hotel Imperial Vienna - At a Glance

Here is some information about the hotel:

Date of opening (or renovation) 1873 Number of rooms 138 (including 59 suites)
Restaurants Yes USB sockets in the room Yes
Accepts animals Service animal only Smart TV Yes
Mobile card No Shower/Bath Shower/Bath
Balcony According to the rooms Accessible for people with reduced mobility Common areas,
some rooms
Parking 36 EUR / day Lounge No
Gym Yes, 24/7 Breakfast included According to status or 41 EUR
Pools and Spas No Room with kitchenette No
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Location

The location of the hotel is ideal for walking around the city. The metro is a 5 minute walk away and a tramway station is just around the corner. The famous Vienna Opera House is less than 200 meters away.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Check-in

As soon as you enter the main hall, you are impressed by its height, marble and gilding. It’s chic, you really feel like you’re entering another era!

Once I got there, the check-in was very quick because I had done it in the app beforehand. I was told that I had been upgraded to a Sisi suite and was able to choose breakfast as a welcome gift (a savings of €82 for 2 people). The service was very friendly and professional.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Types of rooms and suites

The hotel has 138 rooms and suites:

  • 39 Classic Rooms
  • 40 Deluxe Rooms
  • 24 Imperial Junior Suites
  • 4 Junior Executive Suites
  • 3 Suites Maissonnette
  • 17 Suites Sisi
  • 6 Elisabeth Suites
  • 3 Imperial Suites
  • 2 Royal Suites

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Suite Sisi

During my stay, I stayed in a Sisi suite. These suites have just been launched in March 2023. I was able to visit different rooms and see that they are all unique, either by size, color or configuration.

Our suite was in green tones, but it also exists in blue tones.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

The room has the same refinement and majestic decoration that can be found throughout the hotel.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

The Sisi suite measures approximately 60m2. When you enter the suite, you come to a corridor with a separate toilet and a closet where the safety deposit box is located.

The suite is divided into two spaces with a living room and office area and the bedroom side.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

The marble bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub.

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Classic Room

The classic rooms measure approximately 30m2.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Royal Suite

The two royal suites measure 150m2 each and are located on the same floor. If you like to have space, you can even book the whole floor, as the suites are concomitant for a total surface of 460m2.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Breakfast

Breakfast is served at Café Imperial on the first floor from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. The service is in the form of a buffet and an a la carte choice. Thanks to our status, we were able to access the buffet as well as a selection of dishes on a slightly lighter menu than the main one. Please note that mimosas are included.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

The buffet offer is not extravagant, but here quality prevails over quantity. There are fruits, pastries, cold cuts and an impressive choice of jams. As for the dishes on the menu, I still think about the eggs Benedict; I’ve never had better.

Café Impérial is also famous for its “Imperial Torte“. A confectionary that was created by Xavier Loibner on the occasion of the opening of the hotel in 1873 in honor of Emperor Franz Joseph I. The pie is made with a melting chocolate icing, a slightly acidic almond flavor and a chocolate buttercream and almond paste.

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Other services

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Fitness room

The fitness room is open 24 hours a day. It is very little used and the equipment is new. There is also a sauna.

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Business Center

The business center is simply a computer and a printer at your disposal. It is located in the hallway just above the entrance hall. The location didn’t seem ideal to me; the place is noisy and doesn’t allow for any privacy since anyone can walk behind you.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

Hotel Imperial Vienna - Imperial Bar

The Imperial Bar is located off the lobby. It is impossible to pass by without admiring its enormous chandeliers and the marble on the walls. The bar is open every day from 9 am to 1 am.

Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna
Hotel Imperial a Luxury Collection Hotel Vienna

Hotel Imperial Vienna - My general impression

The Imperial Vienna Hotel is a perfectly renovated historic hotel located close to public transportation and points of interest in the city.

The service is attentive and lives up to the hotel’s reputation. My only regret is that I only stayed there for one night!

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Etienne
He has been a travel enthusiast since a young age and has been involved in the wonderful world of loyalty programs for years. He particularly enjoys staying in the hotels of the Marriott Bonvoy group.

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