Ruby Sofie Hotel & Bar Ruby Sofie Hotel & Bar

From bathhouse to ballroom

Ruby Sofie Hotel & Bar

Settle in and watch the world waltz by alongside one of Vienna’s most beautiful ballrooms.

Get to know Sofie

Ruby Sofie began life as the Sofiensäle, a grand 19th-century bathhouse.

Thanks to her outstanding acoustics though, singing in the shower quickly turned to concerts and gala balls, with everyone from Johann Strauss to the Kinks gracing her stage.

When it comes to design, we’ve taken cues from our leading lady’s past life, mixing vintage furnishings with statement spotlights and a head-turning piano.

But while playbills, vinyl sleeves and instruments hint at past glories, the bar menu’s thoroughly modern. 

From the healthy breakfast and barista coffee to eclectic cocktails and tasty snacks, there’s something for everyone, 24/7.

Upstairs, each room reflects our Lean Luxury style, with a big, comfy bed, a rainfall shower and soft, fluffy towels.

A few modern touches bring Sofie firmly into the 21st century, like a tablet and a Marshall amp to once again fill the air with music.

Vienna’s historic 1st district is a short stroll away and Wien Mitte station is a five-minute walk, from where the airport’s 16 minutes by train.

Check-in Speedy 60-second self check-in
Breakfast Tuck into locally sourced treats
24/7 bar With delicious drinks and snacks
Location A top spot in the heart of the city

Re-Opening Special

We're back and we can’t wait to welcome you to our hotels again. Oh how we've missed all those lovely travel moments!

To celebrate our reopening, we're giving you some extra time to catch up and unwind. Book two nights or more and get one extra night for free.

  • Save 30% on your stay of at least three nights (your third night is free)
  • Free cancellation until 24 hours before arrival
  • Treat yourself to our healthy breakfast (check for prices when you book)
  • Valid for all Ruby Hotels
  • Valid for stays until 31 August 2021

Simply choose your destination and travel dates and we’ll automatically add your discount.

 

Ruby Sofie Bar

24-Hour Bar

Inspired by our leading lady’s star-studded past, the 24-hour bar is home to vintage instruments, spotlights and playbills.

It’s an inspiring space where people come together to share tall tales and grand plans, catch an up-and-coming band or just unwind with a skilfully shaken cocktail.

Find an armchair in a cosy nook, grab a table or perch at the bar – our designers have made sure there’s a comfy spot for everyone.

Sun Terrace

For a little slice of paradise, head up to the ???5th floor. With views out over the city, our compact terrace is a great escape from the hustle and bustle below.

Start your day with a sun salutation, spend a lazy afternoon basking or grab a drink to savour with the sunset.

Breakfast

Our healthy, locally sourced breakfast buffet with fresh barista coffee and organic tea will set you up for the day ahead.

Tuck into fresh fruit and superfood cereals, along with wholegrain bread from the local bakery, and a delicious selection of meats and cheeses.

Our favourite is the local speciality, Liptauer. Grab a bagel or a slice of bread and top with lashings of this seriously addictive spicy cream cheese.

Library

Whether you’ve some work to do or a book you can’t put down, head to the library overlooking the bar.

Plug in your gadgets at the table and speed through the to-do list with free superfast WiFi, or curl up in a cosy chair to finish that last chapter.

Forgot to bring a book? You’ll find a few of our favourites to hand. Feel free to have a flick through.

Ruby Galley and Vending Machine

Galley

Fancy a drink, forgotten your toothbrush or need a quick ironing fix? Head to the Galley on the 5th floor.

There, you’ll find hot water and free organic tea, along with an ironing board and iron.

There’s also a Maxi Bar where you can buy everything from soft drinks and snacks to an umbrella or a toothbrush.

Guest Perks

Music’s a big part of life at Sofie. That’s why you can hire an electric guitar for an impromptu jam, tune into Ruby Radio in your room and even catch live acts in the bar.

Of course every musician needs a muse, and ours is Vienna. The best way to explore is on two wheels, so rent a Ruby bike and get pedalling.

Ruby Hotel & Bar Shop

Ruby Shop

Loved your stay? Now get the goodies. From tea, coffee and scented candles to Ruby Care shampoos and shower gels, you’ll find all you need to unwind when you get home.

To recreate the full Lean Luxury vibe, you can even buy our bedding – all of which has been carefully designed with a great night’s sleep in mind.

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Sustainability

Since the start, we’ve taken lots of steps to be sustainable. From choosing renewable energy to streamlining systems to reduce paper use, some of it’s behind the scenes.

In your room though, you’ll notice smart lighting and refillable Ruby Care amenity bottles, along with renewable natural materials like wood panelling and flooring. Where possible, we also rescue and restore second-hand furniture to add character and cut our carbon footprint.

We’re lucky enough to have some brilliant local suppliers in our home cities. That means we can keep our food and drink miles down on everything from breakfast treats to beer and wine.

Safe, Sound & Sparkling

Our Ruby hotels are open and ready to welcome you on your next city trip. Guests and locals are free to have drinks and snacks on our rooftops, outdoor areas and in our 24/7 bars. We’ve also made a few changes, to help keep everyone healthy and happy:

  • Spotless bedrooms – every room is deep cleaned and disinfected between guests.
  • Squeaky clean shared spaces  we regularly clean and disinfect public areas throughout the day.
  • Spotlight on surfaces – all touchscreens, handles and buttons are cleaned at least once an hour.
  • Covid tests for all of our teams – our hotel hosts and teams behind the scenes are all offered twice-weekly Covid testing.
  • Hand sanitiser on tap – you’ll find touch-free dispensers at the bar, at check-in and in the WCs.
  • Face masks and screens – for extra peace of mind, we’ve put up screens and are wearing face masks.
  • Bars and terraces with enough space – for more distance.
  • QR Code scanning - easy and traceable.
  • Cashless and quick – we can only accept card and contactless payments at the bar.

Please check the current travel and hospitality policies for Austria.

LOFT ROOM (26-28m²)

Enjoy a room with a view in a light, spacious Loft.

As well as lots of space to unpack and unwind, our Loft rooms have a 180cm-wide, extra-long bed with luxurious linen and a vintage leather armchair.

WOW ROOM (20-25m²)

Want the WOW factor?

With a 160cm-wide, extra-long bed and crisp, oversize linen, our spacious Wow rooms are ideal for longer stays and special occasions. There’s even an armchair to curl up in after a busy day.

LOVELY ROOM (19-21m²)

For lazy weekends or trips for two, our Lovely rooms offer space to make yourself at home.

An extra-long, 160cm-wide bed is the star of the show, along with oversize linen for a luxurious lie-in.

COSY ROOM (17-20m²)

Our Cosy rooms are just that – a comfy spot to cuddle up after a busy day in the city.

Each room has an extra-long, 150cm-wide bed with oversize bedding to help you relax and recharge.

NEST ROOM (15-17m²)

Charming and compact, our Nest rooms are ideal for a short solo stay (unless you’re keen to snuggle up).

The 140cm-wide bed is extra-long and has luxurious oversize bedding. Just so you know, Nest rooms at Sofie don’t have a wardrobe.

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Find us

Ruby Sofie Hotel & Bar

Marxergasse 17
1030 Vienna

Ruby Sofie lies in the heart of Vienna’s old diplomatic quarter, now an up-and-coming entertainment district, flanked by the Danube and the Wien fluss canal. The historic 1st district, where you’ll find St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg and the Vienna State Opera is within easy walking distance, while quirky spots like the colourful Hundertwasserhaus and the Museum of Art Fakes are minutes away.

 

Wien Mitte station, is 500m away, giving Ruby Sofie outstanding local transport connections on the U3, U4 and S-Bahnlines. The airport’s a 16-minute hop on CAT, the City Airport Train.

Parking

Ruby Sofie guests get an exclusive discount at the parking under the hotel.

 

A 24-hour ticket costs just €22, and you can come and go as much as you like. Simply park your car, get a regular ticket, then ask our hosts at the bar to exchange it for a Ruby parking ticket.

 

Sofiensäle
Blattgasse 14
1030 Vienna

 

 

Lean Luxury

Like you, we travel a lot. And wherever we go, we expect three things: a great night’s sleep, a powerful shower and top-notch connections – both to the city and the WiFi.

What we’re less keen on is paying for extras we never use. In dynamic cities bursting with Michelin stars and foodie pop-ups, room service sandwiches just don’t cut the mustard.

So we set out to create the best of both worlds – hotels with style and substance, but none of those expensive extras.

It’s what we call Lean Luxury.

To us, luxury means laid-back comfort in characterful surroundings, right in the heart of the city.

The lean part is all about being smart with space, streamlining things behind the scenes and doing away with the things you don’t need.

This innovative approach saves us and you money, without compromising on comfort.

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Contact + FAQ

Please note, bookings of up to nine rooms can only be made online using a valid credit card.

 

HELP WITH AN EXISTING BOOKING

+43 1 205 771 200
sofie@ruby-hotels.com

 

GROUP BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES

To book nine rooms or more, send us a message here or via 
groups@ruby-hotels.com

CORPORATE BOOKINGS

sales@ruby-hotels.com

 

EVENTS

events@ruby-hotels.com

 

PRESS, MEDIA & COOPERATIONS

media@ruby-hotels.com

General Terms & Conditions

  • All rooms are designed for one to max. two persons.
  • All rooms are non-smoking rooms.
  • Arrival: Check-In from 3 pm. Sometimes we manage to clean and disinfect your room earlier but we cannot guarantee this.
  • Your suitcases can be stored at the hotel until the room is ready.
  • Departure: Please note that your room must be vacated until 11 am.
  • No Check-Out required - we will send your invoice by email.
  • No extra bedding available and only a limited number of baby cribs. (please inquire prior to your arrival)
  • No twin beds available.

 

  • Young people under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No liability for valuables not stowed in the room safe.
  • Due to fire safety reasons, the usage of brought along electrical devices such as kettles or irons is not allowed.
  • Please note that there are no pets allowed at the hotel. Service and guide dogs, however, are allowed and can stay for free. 
  • GDS Booking Codes
    Sabre - GD 227487
    Galileo - GD A9715
    Worldspan - GD VIERH
    Amadeus - GD VIERV1
    DHISCO - GD 31164