Vienna’s Museum’s Quartier is one of the world’s tenth biggest art and cultural spaces with over 60 different institutions and museums. A short walk away, another institution awaits for the curious traveler.
The Altstadt Vienna was originally constructed in 1902 as an apartment building and turned into a boutique hotel in 1991. All 58 rooms, suites, and apartments are individually designed by an army of top artists, designers, and architects; creating a one of a kind experience.
On arrival, we were received by some of the 300 artworks that are spread across the hotel. They are bold, colourful and full of personality, just like the Altstadt. Our favourite was a vibrant painting by Iris Kohlweiss, located in the Red Salon (aka lounge area). This cozy room is at the heart of the hotel; a space to slow down, have a cuppa (or cocktail) and let the time pass by. Also, this is the place to head for complimentary tea and cake in the afternoon – yes, please!.
We stayed in a Classic L room. It felt very spacious for two people thanks to the high ceilings and minimal decor. The comfy sofa area made us feel at home, as well as the Nespresso machine and a mini Smeg fridge full of goodies (Austrian gin, anyone?). The room was tastefully decorated; a perfect balance of original fixtures and hip furniture.
The Altstadt Vienna offers a tasty buffet breakfast served in the Red Salon(aka lounge area). We grabbed the complimentary Brompton bikes and cycled towards Stephansplatz. We had a long day ahead, Vienna was awaiting.
The Altstadt Vienna is one of the most charming hotels we have visited over time and has everything you need + more to explore this wonderful city. This 4 star hotel offers 5 star service at great boutique prices.
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Altstadt Hotel, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Wien, Austria
by Luci Lattanzi
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