A fabulously creative art den in hip Spittelberg, the artistic “SoHo” of Vienna’s 7th district, boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna is a curated residence, a patron to the arts and a favourite luxury bolthole of the culture scene. A hotel that is playful, crafted, familiar and ever-so private.
There is a noble accent to the graceful townhouse, a quiet discretion, and a slice of luxe preserved heritage that acts as the spacious canvas to a melange of artworks, installations and whimsical perspectives. There is a lucid design narrative that defines the much-loved Altstadt – a boutique house of gorgeous random beauty, curiosity & witty beguilement.
Oversized, winding, gallery inspired corridors and designer commissioned wings adorn this house of patrician – it is cultural, suave and gemütlich-comfy.
A residence of bespoke luxury fittingly on the edge of the MuseumsQuartier (MQ) and the creative scene of the 7th district - this is the deliciously eccentric Altstadt Hotel, at home in Vienna.
Designer furnishings cuddle up to antiques, contemporary snuggles with the modernist and the eccentric sleeps with flamboyant – this curatorial-led boutique interior is fused with racy creativity capturing the cultural soul of the Viennese.
Vienna is a really easy city to navigate aided by the distinctive districts. The Altstadt Hotel is located in the hip artistic 7th district in Spittelberg (the SoHo/TriBeCa of Vienna) and only a 4-minute stroll from the Museumsquartier in prime 1st district.
Just edging on the tourists in a zone of residential townhouses, urban villas and artistic scenes - this location provides an insight into true Viennese living while settled snug near the main sites, including Hofburg, Naschmarkt, The Albertina and vibe of Stephansplatz.
Besides that, the famed shopping mile of Vienna, Mariahilferstraße, is just around the corner, as is the Imperial Ringstraße decked in pure Habsburg romance.
To say that food is not on the menu here would be unfair, and whilst the Hotel Altstadt does not have a full restaurant, breakfast is truly outstanding, with an array of buffet and menu items to choose from, including daily treats. They also offer an edited snack and light food menu all day and are keen to rustle you a plate should hunger call, including the waft of freshly baked cakes for your afternoon indulgence - exactly what you need when in Vienna.
The Altstadt team have pulled together an insider's foodie list which is simply teaming with classics, youthful heros of the avant-garde culinary scene and new eateries & pop-up dining dens, each of which headline this city of elegant cafe houses, beer stuben and bastions of Austrian cuisine. The hotel's lounge & honesty bar is well stocked with hand-picked wines and spirits, making for a perfect apéro or night-cap drinkies.
An artsy home-like atmosphere, Hotel Altstadt has 15+ rooms perfect for family holidaying that include bunk beds, nanny services, kids’ menus and baby highchairs. Nearby attractions include Vienna’s best kids’ museum around the corner, the Kinder Museum, and The PRATER, the world’s oldest amusement park, is 10-minutes away.
Owner and art curator Otto Wiesenthal is a behind-the-scenes kinda guy, preferring to let his family – Saskia and Lisa take preference, who together with enigmatic hotelier & guest experience guru Philipp Patzel, are the collective faces of individuality that form the lovely, familiar Hotel Altstadt.
Your hosts are pioneers in delivering a concept that is totally informal, personalable and always “beaming with a smile”.
“We continue to push the boundaries and love what we do – with art at our core we embrace a colourful approach to life.”
Otto can often be found sitting quietly in a comfy corner – with the occasional glance over his newspaper as he observes with a wry smile of satisfaction.
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