The Alstadt is not your run of the mill boutique hotel. It's part of a residential building; there is a common entrance and lifts are shared by both guests and the non insignificant number of residents. A sign directs one to the first floor reception. The receptionist was lovely and very helpful but unfortunately she seemed to be the only person manning the hotel for most of the day so there is no help with luggage.
Rooms are inter spread on the different floors and our beautiful suite was in a locked corridor- probably an apartment once upon a time. I only glanced one other room in our corridor but it seems all the rooms are individual, and beautifully decorated and appointed. Our junior suite was very spacious and was made up of 2 rooms and a dressing room.There is a lot of modern art about, giving the hotel space a very eclectic look. It seems to be frequented mostly by couples and as a result has a rather quiet, whispering ambiance.
There is no restaurant as such but the breakfast is phenomenal and they serve complimentary tea and cake in the afternoon, which was very enjoyable especially as the weather during our visit to Vienna was very, very cold. The hotel is not central, but not far: central Vienna is not very large and one can walk into the centre within 15-20 minutes from the hotel.
We did enjoy our stay but I honestly don't think that I would return there. I missed a little some of the hustle and bustle of a "normal" luxury city hotel and I certainly missed the service that one receives in such establishments. Whilst rather beautiful, the Alstadt rather felt as "style over substance".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the middle of the city’s 7th district and next to Vienna's Museumsquarter, behind the splendid façade of an old patrician house, one finds the Hotel Altstadt Vienna. Since its opening in 1991 the stylish 4-star hotel has been a favourite hideaway for art-lovers, design aficionados and cultural insiders. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Altstadt Vienna Hotel Vienna
- Altstadt Hotel Vienna
- Vienna Altstadt Hotel