In the beautiful neighborhood of Spittelberg, in the buzzing center of Vienna, sits one of the city’s most beautiful and luxurious hotels, Hotel Sans Souci. The building is historic, being built in 1872, and has operated as a hotel for most of its existence. Somehow, you can feel that as a guest. Hospitality flows through the veins of this establishment.
Entering the hotel, you instantly feel like you’ve entered a labyrinth of art and disco, in a way, as the interiors were designed by well-known designer, Yoo. Purple and gold are the signature colors and permeate the space. Large objet de art and plush modern furnishing dot the lobby. Guests are welcomed with warm towels, homemade granola bars and a warm ginger tea. The fleet of blonde staff members all smile as you make your way past the Veranda restaurant and into the main reception space.
After check-in I was taken right up to my room – a spacious one with wooden floors, a foyer, a main bedroom and large bathroom. It was equipped with a white, light and bright color palette and modern technologies. A large mirror faded into a flatscreen television with the push of a button and the courtyard view was peaceful and beautiful.
The staff at the Sans Souci are attentive and try very hard to make your stay memorable. They are willing to do almost anything to assist you with restaurant reservations, theatre tickets and more. One of the staff members met me in the lobby on my second evening to escort me down into the large spa and fitness area. I was impressed as the area features a huge pool, sauna, steam rooms, spa treatment rooms and more. I took a dip in the pool, which was cool and refreshing.
The hotel also offers a bar, a restaurant and a lounge. Both locals and guests mingle over cocktails which are expertly crafted by well-trained mixologists. The feel as a guest at the Sans Souci is relaxed luxury – comfortable. It’s easy to unwind here, in a very central and convenient part of the city.