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Altstadt ViennaA Boutique Hotel full of Modern Art

Friday, February 26, 2016
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Address Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna
Kirchengasse 41
1070 Vienna-district 7
How to get there
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+43 1 522 66 66
www.altstadt.at

For Hotel Altstadt Vienna, located in a central artsy neighbourhood of Vienna, we have to thank former manager and passionate art collector Otto Ernst Wiesenthal. In 1991, he fulfilled a long-time dream of a hotel that held his expansive collection of paintings. He began with 24 individually designed rooms and suits. Today there are 45, with more being added regularly. They spread over five floors. Renown designers the likes of Italian starchitect Matteo Thun or Austrian fashion designer Lena Hoschek have worked to design these rooms in the past.

Since the opening of the current hotel in 1991, the building on Spittelberg has developed into a meeting point for art lovers and travellers from around the world. Aside from its unique design that gives each room the ambience of a private home, Altstadt Vienna is incredibly attractive thanks to its central location- a five minute walk to the museum quartier and another five to the Hofburg. Designer furniture and unusual lighting fixtures can be found throughout the house.

Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Lobby
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Zimmer
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Zimmer mit Badewanne
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien freistehende Badewanne
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Wohnraum
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Bibliothek
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Sitzecke
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Badezimmer in Rot
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Badezimmer
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Restaurant
Altstadt Vienna Hotel Wien Frühstück

Additional amenities like a Nespresso coffee machine in each room and free wifi ensure that you will want for nothing during your stay. One of the best breakfast buffets in town is also included in the price, served in the cosy red salon with an open fireplace, where our own visit begins. Thus, we can immediately confirm the reputability of the first meal of the day here. From muesli to the freshly prepared eggs, from cold cuts to fruit and cheese to bread and rolls, everything served is of the best organic quality and a lot of the food comes from local manufacturers as well.

We stay in a suite designed by starchitect Matteo Thun and dedicated to Vienna’s most famous courtesan, Josefine Mutzenbacher. With dark parquet, a pompous chandelier, and red velvet furnishings, it reflects a modern interpretation of the flair of the early 20th century. That same afternoon I was able to wonder at an entire row of additional rooms, suites, and apartments. Each one arranged very differently from the next, with even the likewise differently designed hallways giving one the feeling of wandering through a private house. New and old furniture in every room. Humorous accents. And above all, an incredible collection of authentic art!

“Design a place in such a way that you’d like to spend time there yourself,” was and is to this day Otto Ernst Wiesenthal’s policy. A conviction that he lives day in and day out with Altstadt Vienna and which we could feel the effects of during our entire stay. Everything happens completely naturally, everything is simply there as if it couldn’t be any other way. A special place, not just for Vienna. We’ll be back!

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