Conde Nast Traveller 2008 Gold List
Located in the quieter Spittelburg, this small boutique hotel is within a short walk of the Museum Quarter including the Natural History Museum and the Leopold Museum. The Burgtheater is close by along with the metro station which has regular trains to the downtown area of Vienna.
The Altstadt Hotel is very different from other boutique hotels in Vienna. The owner, Otto Ernst Wiesenthal traveled for 20 years gathering ideas together to make his hotel unique, and he has succeeded admirably. The hotel’s unique appeal is recognized by Condé Nast Traveller who have given this quirky hotel a place on the 2008 Gold List.
Each of the 42 designer rooms and suites in this luxury hotel is uniquely different and each has a touch of the past. The Matteo Thun designed rooms are not to every taste, but the classic rooms are plainer, with wooden flooring and more orthodox décor and furnishings. It is easy to feel at home in these comfortably furnished rooms. Rest your head against the deep plush velvet headboard and appreciate the individual artwork as you work on the scarlet coloured desk. Although wall coverings may be over-heavy for some, the creatively designed rooms are undisputedly luxurious. Bathrooms are ultra-modern with shallow trough sinks and black tiled walls. With internet access, a minibar, cable TV and air conditioning, the rooms have excellent facilities.
The Altstadt Hotel provides excellent boutique hotel accommodation but it does not do the ‘extras’. It does however bend over backwards to compensate by supplying guests with an excellent restaurant guide to Vienna and helpful staff will assist in making recommendations and reservations. It is an ideal boutique hotel for those looking for something a little different in a quiet area of Vienna.
Neubaugasse Line 3
Siebensterngasse/Kirchengasse Line 49