We arrived in rainy Vienna – the bus stopped across the canal from the hotel. So we walked along rush hour traffic till we found the bridge to cross the canal.
We arrived at Sofitel Vienna StephansdomWhich has very colourful ceilings. We checked in and went to our room – and see what we found!A bowl of water and treats which Mummy almost immediately hid from me – the treats, that is.
The room is very white. We were on the 16th floor and has a view of the city. Pretty high from up here! Mummy ordered room service for me. I could smell what was on the tray and was so excited I did not get out of the way to let the room service guy in. He was also nervous around dogs, I think. Look! Raw minced meat – just for me!After I had eaten, we went down to the lobby – found this funny place – what is it?Ahhh, Le Cafe
We were waiting for Mummy’s friend, Hansi. He lives in Germany but he was near Salzburg on a business trip so he drove over to meet us.
Hansi had met Impostor when they were in Charleston a few months ago. Now he meets the real thing!
Since I’ve had supper, Mummy was hungry so they went up to the 18th floor of the hotel where there’s a rooftop conservatory restaurant. Wow! Look at that view!I know I had dinner, how about something else?
But to no avail, I fell asleep under the table.The hoomans had a lot to talk about. After they were done eating, they went to the bar and I continued sleeping.
Hansi had to drive all the way back to his place near Salzburg. We took the opportunity to walk out with him so I could also do my evening business. And then sat outside for a little while to watch the world go by – rather the traffic.
May’s comment: In contrast to the old world hotels as one expects to find in Vienna is Sofitel Stephansdom – an avant-garde masterpiece. Built by French architect Jean Nouvel, it is a tribute to contemporary art. He also decided that the whole hotel should be decorated in the “non-colors” of black, white and gray. Thus we had the very white room.
I chose to stay here mainly because they are very dog friendly. They arranged for Darcy’s raw dinners and if I had wanted to they could have served it at the restaurant while we ate.
Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is located at Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna