The Vanderbilt boasts both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre and spa complete with sauna and steam showers. There is a bright and comfortable lounge, bar, pleasant garden terrace and two restaurants.
With a guest list including Ella Fitzgerald and John and Jackie Kennedy, it's little wonder that the Viking Hotel has remained a popular choice for visitors to Newport throughout its history. Built in the 1920s and named after the Nordic vikings who are believed to have landed in the town in around 1,000 A.D., Hotel Viking sits atop Newport's Historic Hill, overlooking Bellevue Avenue, and offers a blend of classical elegance and contemporary style. With high ceilings, luxurious interiors and facilities including an indoor heated pool, spa and gym, it provides everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
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Rooms and suites here are indulgent and luxurious, individually decorated with period-inspired furnishings and stylish touches such as fireplaces, desks and Egyptian cotton sheets. They also feature modern amenities such as flat screen TVs, safes, air conditioning and Wi-Fi access. There are five guest room categories, which differ in size and location, with some housed in the property's original wing and others in newer sections of the building. The six suite types offer further space and luxury, with some able to accommodate families with extra beds or rooms.
Set on the historic Newport Hill overlooking the mansions of Bellevue Avenue, Hotel Viking is just a short walk from Newport’s ‘Thame’ Street with its gas lantern-lined cobbled streets and fantastic restaurants and pubs.
Food and drink
The hotel's fabulous on site restaurant, One Bellevue, offers delicious afternoon tea and specials such as fresh catch of the day, a raw food bar, and tasty cuts of meat, all designed to complement the selection of wines on offer. Voted one of the best restaurants in Newport, it has two main dining areas, allowing you to eat in the Garden Room or One Bellevue Lounge. If the sun is shining you can enjoy panoramic views over the town from the Top of Newport Bar. IN-room dining is also an option should you wish to eat in a more private setting.
The kids club at the hotel includes a welcome bag on arrival. There's a seasonal Family Fun Room and a children’s menu both at the spa and in the restaurant. Children under 12 are welcome to a free breakfast with an adult purchase, and the hotel offers discounts to some of the area's attractions. Rollaway beds and cribs can be provided on request, and many of the rooms and suites have additional space and bedding to suit families.
Facilities and activities
The hotel offers exciting excursions to help you get the best out of the area, from sailing, biking or cruising to a helicopter ride and vineyard tour. This is in addition to its fantastic on site spa facilities, pool and fitness centre. You'll also have ample opportunity to visit the various historic mansions and museums in the area, and of course Newport’s stunning coastline.
A number of the rooms have accessibility features, including lower door handles, light switches and mirrors, roll-in showers or bath tubs with grab bars, strobe and sound fire alarams and TTY-TDD devices.
An iconic and luxurious hotel, the Hotel Viking offers not only an ideal location to explore beautiful Newport, but also a great range of facilities, including a rooftop bar. A large hotel, it offers a range of rooms to suit both couples and families.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Built in 1855, this charming house served as a parsonage for 80 years before becoming a B&B in 1983. The innkeepers, Mark and Dana Spring, have extensive experience in the hospitality industry and will ensure that you receive a warm welcome.
This charming and immaculately presented bed and breakfast offers just five elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each individually styled and appointed with fine period antiques.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Climb on board an America’s Cup yacht and feel the wind in your face as you sail the waters where the annual regatta customarily took place. From the teak deck, observe Newport’s maritime history, Gilded Age mansions and repaired lighthouses.