Luxury Stay in Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

I was honored to be given the opportunity to stay in one of the most luxury hotels in Vienna, Austria – Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom during my 70 Days Europe Travel.

Centrally located in Vienna City Center and just a bridge away from Schwedenplatz‎ Subway Station with fantastic river view just adds up the reason why you should stay in this hotel.

Upon arriving the hotel, I was greeted by their friendly staff which even knows my name before I self introduced. Within minutes, the General Manager of the Hotel, Mr. William Haandrikman personally came down and welcomed our arrival. Talk bout fine & service!

Reception Area

Coffee Lounge

I was amazed with the Simplicity Design fused with Luxury Elements by renowned architect Jean Nouvel who has masterfully integrated his contemporary vision into the traditional Viennese architecture.

Our room is on the 10th floor with the theme Grey overlooking the river.

The Bathroom

Luxury Hermes Toiletries

All 182 different rooms are designed with sleek façades of white, black, and grey offer a preview of the likewise monochrome guest rooms.

A Personalized Welcome Message from the General Manager

Welcome Snack

Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist has created bright, multi-colored video-animated ceilings, improving the relaxing atmosphere.

After a smoothing massage, you can continue to relax over here.

Modern, Sleek & Well Equipped Gym

At night, We were  invited to indulge 6 Course Fine Dining in Le Loft Restaurant on the top floor of Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom.

Headed by 3-Michelin-starred chef Antoine Westermann, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom’s Le LOFT restaurant offers the ideal location for an exclusive & fine gourmet experience while overlooking the Vienna city.

Panorama View of Le Loft Restaurant

French landscape architect Patrick Blanc has planted a magnificent vertical garden, a “living” wall covered with 20,00 species of vegetation.

There were several culture shock, instead of what we were told since young that fine dining restaurant are always quiet, every diners over here and Europe are enjoying chit chatting with fellow companions throughout their meal.

While waiting to be served

Started with a Glass of Champagne

Secondly, pets are allowed in the restaurant! Both our dogs, Bbe & Kaka would certainly love dining with us instead of all those nonsense back in Penang forbidding this & that. Beside our table sits a German Shepherd enjoying his own meal. How lovely.

1st Course : Roasted Fois Gras with White Peach, Fresh Almonds, Poultry Jus

Paired with 2009 Rotgipfler Novemberlese Vinery Thallern, Therm Region

2nd Course : Gazpacho of Peas with Croquettes of Feta Cheese

Paired with 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Vinery Hannes Sabathi, South Styria

3rd Course : Schniederspaetle with Grilled Froglegs & Chervil Sauce

After the 3rd course the waiter asked us do we need to take a short rest before continuing. 3 courses took us 1 hour 30 mins so if we were to rest another 30 mins, our dinner will proceed till midnight hence we requested to proceed. Lol.

4th Course : Filet of John Dory with Potato Foam & Seasonal Mushrooms

Paired with 2009 Chablis Ac, Domaine Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy

5th Course : Filet of Lamb with Petite Farce & Thyme Jus

Paired with 2009 Apetlon Rouge, Weingut Steindorfer, Neusiedlersee

6th Course : Raspberry Macaroons with Sorbet

Paired with 2006 Beerenauslese Samling, Vinery Tschida, Neusiedlersee

 The food served were amazing & it was the best fine dining meal we had throughout our Europe Trip. Waiters were attentive and services were superb. Most of the time, they make sure you are well pampered.

Cecilia Black Enjoying Her Macaroons

It is amazing that a dinner could take up to 3 hours from starters to dessert . Lol, you never get pass 1 hour back in Asia.

Our stay in Sofitel Vienna Stephandsom was FANTASTIC & we certainly do not want to leave. Thank you Mr. William & your beloved team for your warm hospitality & would certainly stay in Sofitel Vienna Stephandsom during our next visit to Vienna.

Merci Beaucoup !!

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Luxury Hotel Reviewer & Destination Blogger. Passionate for travel, exploring new culture & indulging divine food, Tommy has traveled to 42 countries & 140+ destinations.

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