Altstadt Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Sensuality and style in Spittelberg, Vienna’s historic and artistic quarter

Club Member Rating

4.6

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Altstadt Vienna

At a glance

42 rooms

An alluring boutique hotel jam-packed with modern art, Altstadt Vienna is housed in a 19th-century town house in a quiet part of Vienna, just a five-minute walk from the city centre. Expect wonderfully stylish rooms, a fabulous new bar-lounge, inviting lounges with open fireplaces and a truly welcoming atmosphere.

Location

Vienna city centre, close to restaurants and boutiques. 25 kms from Vienna International Airport.

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Things to enjoy

Contemporary works of art spread across 5 floors, long-stay apartments, stylish décor, various rooms designed by Matteo Thun, POLKA, Wiener Werkstätten or Dietrich/Untertrifaller, daily afternoon tea with homemade cake, complimentary WiFi, massages”.

Number of floors: 5
Number of lifts: 2

In detail

Spread across five floors, modern works of art by Gilbert & George and Andy Warhol decorate the walls throughout Altstadt Vienna. Rooms, suites and apartments range from classic modernity to stylish decadence and each room is different.

Wake to a sumptuous breakfast, and start the day with a glass of Prosecco and mango juice. Then wander into the city and take a horse-drawn carriage around the sights and admire Vienna’s stunning Baroque architecture. Stop to visit the Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Imperial family. In the evening, enjoy an aperitif in Altstadt Vienna’s exciting new bar before dinner in a local restaurant.

Rooms

The guest rooms at the Altstadt Vienna hotel are individually furnished, none of them alike. From classically viennese to modern designed with high ceilings and fishbone parquet to fulfil your personal needs.

Altstadt Vienna

Double Room Classic

All our rooms have been designed to meet individual needs, none of them is alike. Easy chairs, plump floral sofas, classic and design furniture, high ceilings, honey-coloured parquet floors, unusual light objects and contemporary art transform each and every room to your personal livingroom. All rooms are NON SMOKING and come with private bath or shower, WC, cable TV, direct-dial telephone, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

Double Room Design Matteo Thun

On entering the rooms, the guest travels back in time to the Vienna of the turn of the century and the world of Josefine Mutzenbacher. The eight rooms are designed in principle as very dark, with parquet made of stained oak and wall papers with a dark damask pattern as the decorative element. This sense of dark gravity is refined by the furniture, with red velvet coverings and chandeliers from Prague, recalling associations with the Vienna salons and their sumptuous receptions. The setting is relaxed by the cream-coloured curtains, which reflect the same damask pattern as the wallpapers. Some items of furniture, such as the writing desk and the “capitonné”, are custom-made by Wittmann, after drawings by Matteo Thun. Each of the rooms has its own name, which is woven into the dark grey carpet (custom-made by Tollgate). The walls of the bathroom are designed completely in black with mosaics from Bisazza, with individually placed Swarovski stones to create points of light, with the floor of black reflective marble. The dark background makes an elegant contrast with the chrome-plated brass of the fittings and the cool white of the basins, creating an atmosphere of pure luxury. The Design Rooms come with glass shower only, WC, cable TV, direct-dial telephone, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

Altstadt Vienna

Junior Suite

Easy chairs, plump floral sofas, classic and design furniture, high ceilings, honey-coloured parquet floors, unusual light objects and contemporary art transform each and every room to your personal livingroom. All rooms are NON SMOKING and come with private bath or shower, WC, cable TV, direct-dial telephone, illy espresso machine, CD Player, DVD Player, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

Altstadt Vienna

Suite

All our Suites have been designed to meet individual needs, none of them is alike. One is designed by Matteo Thun in black with free standing bath tub, one comes with a nice roof top terrace and one houses a real bösendorfer Piano. All rooms are NON SMOKING and come with private bath or shower, WC, cable TV, direct-dial telephone, illy espresso machine, CD Player, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

Services

The Altstadt Vienna hotel is your home away from home. Every room is unique, bright and colorful or classic and elegant.

Your check-in to the Altstadt Vienna - a warm and friendly welcome and the lobby - a cozy salon with an open fireplace.

The Altstadt Vienna offers 42 rooms and suites spread across the five storeys. The huge art collection which can be admired throughout the hotel makes this even more special: a Philippe Starck bathroom, an original Helnwein somewhere along the staircase, and a Prachensky at the front desk. Even some of Vienna's museums enrich the collection by borrowing art works to the Altstadt.

The owner Otto Ernst Wiesenthal, himself a frequent traveller: Create a place in a way that you yourself love to spend your time there.


Directory of services

  • Anti allergy amenities inroom
  • Car Parking ( at cost )
  • Concierge
  • Daily newspaper
  • Dogs accepted
  • DVD /CD Library
  • Guests relation services
  • IDD telephones
  • Internet / E-mail terminal
  • i-Pod Rental
  • Laptop Rental
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets Allowed at a charge
  • Pressing service
  • Wake up calls
  • WI-FI in public areas
  • WI-FI in guest rooms

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Dining

Delicious breakfast buffet including salmon, antipasti, fresh fruit, a good cheese and ham selection, prosciutto and sparkling wine. Most of the products are from local suppliers with eco label. No dining facilities in house, but many possibilities around, from casual to fine dining. In the red salon you can get snacks like homemade soup, antipasti, sandwiches or sausages and a fine drink selection untill midnight.

Leisure

The Altstadt Vienna is located in the Spittelberg area, with art galleries, small austrian design shops and nice cafes. The Museums quarter is only 500 m away and so is the longest shopping street of Vienna, the Mariahilfer Straße. The famous ring street with its famous landmarks along like the Hofburg (Imperial palace) is a 15 minutes walk. Most exclusive shopping in Kärtner Straße is about 20 minutes walking or 2 underground stops away.


Activities

  • Bike Riding - Nearby
  • Hairdresser - Nearby
  • Jogging Track - Nearby

Caring Luxury

Already in 1998, the Altstadt Vienna was, as the first organisation in Vienna, awarded with the Austrian Environmental Label for tourism. It is an ecologically-minded hotel which takes its responsibility for the environment very seriously. The hotel staff is dedicated to continually improving the efforts in this area, in hopes of leaving a healthier, more beautiful environment for today's as well as future generations. The main organisational goal is to satisfy our guests' needs under consideration to constantly strengthen our environmental practices in our operational tasks. The following standards help us to not only realise but to also live this principle: • cooperations with local suppliers • purchase of products avoiding unnecessary wrappings and sparing resources • optimisation in terms of waste separation • usage of eco-friendly cleaning products • creation of an employee-oriented workplace • purchase of products with an eco label • clear communication of goals and standards to the entire team

Getting there

Hotel Address

Altstadt Vienna
Kirchengasse 41
Vienna 1070
Austria Vienna1070Austria

Transportation

Distance to Airport Wien Schwechat about 30 km or 16 miles. Transfer can be organised at a flat rate of Euro 36 per car. The West station is about 3 km or 1,6 miles from the hotel. A taxi costs about Euro 8.

Airports

Nearest international airport: Schwechat (21 - 30 Km.)
Nearest local airport: Schwechat (21 - 30 Km.)

Trains & Buses

Nearest train station: West station (Wien Westbahnhof) (4 Km.)
Nearest bus or coach station: Neustiftgasse/Kellermanngasse: 48a and 13a (Less than 1 Km.)

Car Rental

Nearest car rental office: Hertz Kärntner Ring (3 Km.)

Directions

The Altstadt Vienna is situated in the 7th district on Kirchengasse between Burg- and Neustiftgasse. The closest underground stop is U3 Volkstheater. From there you take the exit Burggasse, turn left and follow Burggasse about 5 minutes. Then you turn right into Kirchengasse. There is a red canopy above the front door.
Arriving by car please see driving directions further down.
We are looking forward to welcome you and please don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information.

By air

We can organize a pick-up service from the airport for you. The rate is € 36,- per car. Please let us know your departure destination, your arrival date and time as well as your flight number. You can also use public transport. Every 20 to 30 minutes there are buses, the train (S7) or the CAT (City Airport Train) leaving to the City Air Terminal Wien-Mitte. The rate is between € 6,- and 10,- per person and the duration between 16 (CAT) and 30 minutes. From Wien-Mitte please take the underground line U3 until Volkstheater. Take the exit Burggasse, make a left and follow Burggasse for about 5 to 7 minutes. After the second traffic light, turn right into Kirchengasse. Our hotel - Kirchengasse 41 - is easy to find because of the red canopy above our front door.

By train

At the station Wien Meidling you can take the underground line U6 from Philadelphiabrücke direction Floridsdorf. You get off at Burggasse/Stadthalle and take the exit Burggasse. From there you can take the bus 48A direction Dr. Karl-Renner-Ring until Neubaugasse/Burggasse. From there you walk in the same direction the bus is going for about 300 metres until the Burggasse crosses Kirchengasse. Turn left and you can already see the little red canopy above the Altstadt's entrance. From Meidling station a taxi takes about 15 minutes and costs approx. € 12,-.

By train

From Westbahnhof you take the underground line U3 direction Simmering to Volkstheater. There you take the exit Burggasse, make a left and follow Burggasse for about 500 metres. You directly reach Kirchengasse, turn right and enter below the little red roof saying Altstadt Vienna where we are happy to welcome you! From the Westbahnhof a taxi takes about 5 minutes to the Altstadt Vienna and costs between € 6,- and € 8,-.

By train

Wien Südbahnhof This station is currently under reconstruction. Certain trains may be redirected to Wien Meidling or an other train station. Please check your ticket! If you arrive at Wien Südbahnhof, please take the Bus 13A direction Alserstraße/Skodagasse. After about 20 minutes you arrive at the stop Kellermanngasse. Head back into the direction the bus came from and you will immediately see the Altstadt Vienna's entrance on your right - marked by a red canopy above the front door. Welcome! WE CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND IN ORDER TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR YOUR CONSERVATION-CONSCIOUS ACTING SUCH AS ARRIVING BY TRAIN YOU MAY ENJOY A WELCOME DRINK FOR FREE. PLEASE INFORM RECEPTION UPON CHECK IN.

By car

Coming from west, the Westautobahn (A1), please follow the signs to the city centre (Zentrum). You pass Schoenbrunn Palace on your right hand side and you continue straight ahead until you reach the Guertel. Make a left (direction Prague) and keep on going straight ahead on the Guertel. After you have passed Westbahnhof (west train station) on your left, turn right into the next big street showing direction city centre, the Burggasse. At the fourth traffic light, turn left into Kirchengasse. Our house - Kirchengasse 41 - is the second on the left hand side, easy to find because of our red canopy above the front door.

By car

Coming from south, the Suedautobahn (A2), please follow the signs to the city centre, finally bringing you onto the Ringstrasse. Follow the Ringstrasse, pass by the State Opera on the right hand side onto Opernring and turn left at the next traffic light into Babenbergerstrasse. Go straight ahead on Babenbergerstrasse which automatically turns into Mariahilferstrasse, Vienna's biggest shopping street. After approx. 300 meters you will reach a church (on your left hand side), there you have to turn right into Kirchengasse. After the third traffic light you will find us on your left hand side - Kirchengasse 41 - we have a red canopy above our front door.

By car

Coming from east, the Ostautobahn (A4), please follow the signs to the city centre, leading you ultimately onto the Ringstrasse. Follow the Ringstrasse, pass by the State Opera on your right hand side onto Opernring and turn left at the next traffic light into Babenbergerstrasse. Go straight ahead on Babenbergerstrasse turning automatically into Mariahilferstrasse, Vienna's biggest shopping street. After 300 meters, you will reach a church on your left hand side, where you have to turn right into Kirchengasse. After the third traffic light you find us on the left hand side - Kirchengasse 41 - easy to find because of our red canopy above the front door.

Near Altstadt Vienna

Museums, art galleries, coffee shops, Michelin-starred restaurants, Ringstrasse, Mariahilfer Straße, concert halls.


Landmarks

  • St. Stephens Cathedral

    is a landmark in the middle of Vienna's first district and Austria's most significant Gothic building. The impressive spire is home to a couple of art treasures. The top of the spire, after having climbed 343 stairs, is definitely worth a visit - enjoy the view! Guided tours are offered from Monday to Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., on Sundays and public holidays at 3 p.m.

  • Schönbrunn palace - Sisi's summer residence

    Schönbrunn ist one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. The wonderful gardens with Gloriette, as well as the world's oldest zoo invite for a visit. Spend a day in Schönbrunn visiting the imperial apartments and salons with all their treasures. The Altstadt's hosts have vouchers for a visit of Schönbrunn palace with audioguide ("Grand Tour").

  • Hofburg - Imperial Palace

    Until 1918, the Imperial Palace was the centre of the huge Habsburg empire. Three museums offer authentic historical insights of traditions and daily life at that time: The Imperial Apartments, showing the daily life of the monarchs, the Sisi Museum, devoted to the beautiful and celebrated empress, and the Imperial Silver Collection mirroring the splendor of imperial dining tables. Furthermore, the Imperial Palace is home to the Spanish Riding School as well as to the chapel where you can hear the Vienna Boys Choir sing during Sunday mass.

  • State Opera

    The Vienna State Opera is hosting the famous Opera Ball every year and attracts visitors not only because of its architecture but also because of its music. Famouts artists, directors and conductors spoil the audience with great productions, making the State Opera to one of the world's most famous opera houses.

  • Belvedere Palace

    Visit Belvedere Palace, two baroque castles combined by a beautiful garden, which was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugen. The Upper Belvedere is home to the world's biggest collection of pieces by Gustav Klimt, including "The Kiss". Moreover, works of art by Schiele and Kokoschka, the French Impressionists and the Wiener Biedermeier are exhibited.

  • Classical Concerts

    Vienna is world famous for classical music, visiting one should be on top of your to-do-list. Concerts in the Musikverein, hosting the New Year's concert of the Vienna Philharmonic in the Golden Hall, are among the best. A smaller, but excellent orchestra can be seen daily at the Palais Auersperg. The concerts at Schönbrunn Palace, where Mozart already used to play, are also worth a visit. The Altstadt Vienna team is happy to assist you before or during check-in and also gets tickets for you.

  • Museums Quarter

    The MuseumsQuartier is only a 5-minutes walk away from the Altstadt Vienna. The huge area of art and culture is located within the former stables of the Spanish Riding School. The architecture combines old and new in a unique and stylish way. Some of Vienna's best museums can be found there: Leopold Museum, MUMOK (museum of modern art), or the Kunsthalle, as well as design shops and comfortable restaurants and cafés. The inner court with its especially designed chairs is highly frequented during summer.

  • Giant Ferries Wheel

    Taking a ride with the Giant Ferries Wheel, an elder landmark, built 1897 as the world's biggest ferries wheel, is recommended as the view from the top is amazing. The Giant Ferries Wheel can be found within the Prater, the green amusement park, where people take long walks on its main alley.

  • City Hall

    Vienna's City Hall is a huge neo-Gothic building on the Ringstraße and can be reached from the Altstadt Vienna within ten minutes. Either in summer or in winter - the city hall offers entertainment the entire year: During summer, the place in front of the city hall hosts an open air film festival. During winter, people visit Vienna's biggest Christmas market or iceskate in front of the beautifully illuminated scenery.

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