Classic design hotel with shades of bohemian chic
Viennese aristos once lived in this former Art Nouveau apartment block in Vienna’s arty Spittelberg quarter – which makes Altstadt Vienna a great place to bed down in sleek and statuesque surrounds.
- Italian architect Matteo Thun's designer rooms and walls of Warhol prints.
- A warm welcome in cool surroundings – this is a Viennese modern classic in a prime location.
Hit the spot
In Vienna’s trendy Spittelberg district.
There’s a computer for guests’ use downstairs, and complimentary tea and cakes each afternoon in the lounge.
Good to know
Many rooms overlook the inner courtyard – quiet, but sans city views. Reception is up on the first floor, so take the lift if arriving with luggage.
ParkingThere is parking nearby for EUR 18 per day.
PetsWelcome. There is a charge of EUR 15 per night.
LocationKirchengasse 41, Kaerntner Ring, Vienna, Wien, 1070, Austria
30 rooms and 12 suites.
Each room is individually decorated. Expect high ceilings, rugged parquet floors, crisp bedlinen and cool contemporary art.
Huge freestanding baths are a feature of the signature suites: we loved the dramatic Felix, the boudoir-like Otto (with rooftop terrace), the sleek Kitchen suite, the four-postered White suite and Junior suite 15.
Eat & Drink
While there’s no restaurant at the Altstadt, snacks are offered in the salon and lounge. You can nibble on light bites such as ham and cheese toasties, cheese platters and traditional Viennese sausages.
A full buffet breakfast with Viennese hams, cheese and pastries is served until 10:30 (11:00 at weekends).
Available mornings only.
See & Do
Most of Vienna’s big sights can be found in the historic city centre encircled by the Ringstrasse. Schönbrunn palace – where Mozart performed before the court at the age of six – is a 1,441 room Baroque blockbuster. From here, you can visit the tombs of the Hapsburgs, where Empress Maria Theresa is buried.
Walk through the cobbled streets of the 18th century Spittelberg quarter and don’t miss the giant modern art complex Museumsquartier. Also worth clocking is Hundertwasser Haus – the world-famous housing complex that’s all curves, mosaics and vivid colours.
An outing to Vienna’s Prater amusement park with its giant Ferris wheel and riding trails is a must in summer. You’ll also find plenty of grassy spots for dawdling along the Danube.
November – April
Bring your dance shoes for the famous Viennese ball season.
You can’t get more festive than an Austrian Christmas market – making Vienna a great place for snapping up seasonal gifts.