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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Just a short, 15 minute stroll lay between our Ruby Sofie Hotel & Bar and the Ruby Paul Workspaces.
Join us for a day, a week, or even a month - alone or with your team, at our modern workspaces we have a suitable space for everyone.
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.
While we don’t have our own car park, there’s a public one just under the hotel, and a 24-hour ticket for a single entry and exit costs €8.
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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