I always thought that Paris is the most artistic city in Europe. That’s probably so because I hadn’t been to Vienna, the capital of Austria yet. And I hadn’t been to the queen of boutique hotels in Vienna, Hotel Altstadt Vienna.
The majestic architecture, tasteful cafes and what feels like millions of different art spaces all over the city takes my breath away in admiration. The art and sense of style radiate not only from art spaces but also from the people. And the boutique hotels in Vienna!
But how to pick the right place of so many good ones? Here’s the inside look into the one we picked.
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From the moment we walked through the front door of the Hotel Altstadt Vienna, we were captured by the tasteful design and decorations of the historic apartment building turned hotel.
We could instantly see that the place has amazing interior designers who have thought of every smallest detail to make the place a design perfection. The Altstadt Vienna is home of the considerable collection of contemporary art.
The concept of the Hotel Altstadt Vienna goes well with their slogan “Art of Hospitality”. This family-owned place has been a creative work in progress for more than twenty years.
Each of the 45 guest rooms is dedicated to a special theme and a person. They are decorated with meaningful artworks, giving a unique sense to every room. In Hotel Altstadt Vienna you will always feel a different personality anywhere you are, as no two rooms are the same.
Although the hotel has a lot of valuable art objects and sophisticated decor, it is not a museum where you’re not allowed to touch anything. Hotel Altstadt Vienna is a great place for families with children as well.
“Altstadt Vienna is definitely much more than just a hotel!”
Keep reading to find out why…
What adds to the special artistic vibe is the fact, that there’s a personal story behind every artwork, every decoration, and style element. People at the hotel radiates a very relaxed, creative and sophisticated vibe. That’s both, guests and the staff.
This is another reason why it felt extra special being there, as everyone was friendly and deeply respectful to one another. That’s the kind of environment that just feels perfect to be at.
Each room at the Hotel Altstadt Vienna has its unique vibe. That reflects in the sleep quality as well. For those, who prefer sleeping in their own bed over the impersonal hotel room, will love it here, as sleeping feels just like at home.
The cozy atmosphere and perfection of details, such as cloud-soft pillows and blankets, make guests feel the comfort and feeling of warmth.
There are no similar rooms in the Hotel Altstadt Vienna…
The rooms of Hotel Altstadt Vienna are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay. My room had a nice lounge area with a cozy chair in the corner next to a beautiful view of Vienna outside the large window.
There’s a coffee maker in the room, where it’s possible to make a cup of regular or decaf coffee for yourself. Also, the drinking water is never a problem, as the tap water in the rooms is of great quality and drinkable at all times.
The bathrooms are all in mirrors and well equipped with a shower and high-quality toiletries from Malin+Goetz collection. There’s a shower gel, shampoo, hair balsam, body lotion, hand cream. You don’t have to bring your own, as it’s a real pleasure using their offered products.
Hotel Altstadt Vienna is very likely to be a food lovers paradise as well as art lovers favorite spot. Starting from very juicy tangerines waiting for you in the room, to the free cake & tea afternoons and rich breakfast buffet, it’s a delightful experience, so as everything else over here.
The first joy that we experienced in terms of taste was right after the check-in when the cake afternoon started. Every day from 4 pm – 6 pm guests are welcome in the lounge/ bar area to have a delicious strudel or a tiramisu dessert with a selection of organic teas by Sonnentor and Kusmi, Paris.
The main role in the tea afternoon is to the dining room itself. It felt like the time is slowing down, while we sat there enjoying the treats without any care in the world.
There’s a possibility to play chess or enjoy the greatest art and design books. It’s also a convenient place to work on your laptop or just relax with a glass of wine. A calm and pleasant atmosphere.
The breakfast offer includes a buffet and the main course from a menu that’s different every day. For example, one morning I was eating eggs Benedict, another morning scrambled eggs.
All dishes for the breakfast are made from natural, local products, and healthy ingredients. Every morning you have the opportunity to drink a healthy breakfast shot, which is a great energy boost for a new day.
Staff & Service
The two most valuable things at Altstadt Hotel Vienna are the staff and highest quality of service. And surely, every interaction with hotel staff was so easy and pleasant. It seems like all the staff member genuinely enjoy working there and that’s a key to a perfect customer experience.
Hotel Altstadt Vienna really seems like a perfect boutique hotel in the heart of Vienna. No request is too hard for them, rooms feel like home, delightful food and attentiveness to the smallest detail makes it perfect. Guests here are definitely getting more than what you they pay for!
If someone will ever ask me to name some of my most memorable hotel experiences from all our worldwide travels, Hotel Altstadt Vienna for sure will be one of those that I will mention.