Residing in Style: Hotel Altstadt Vienna

November 19, 2018 6

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For a start I would like to tweak a famous movie quote into this: Vienna is always a good idea! Honestly, that was my first thought while spending a weekend in Vienna recently. I kinda forgot how awesome, beautiful and rich the Austrian capital is. Think of beautiful architecture, art, culture and more. My travel purpose was not only to rediscover Vienna’s beauties, but also to experience a wonderful design hotel: the Altstadt Vienna hotel. Located in the 7th Bezirk (city quarter) this hotel is a sort of epitome of a Viennese residence. Forget the typical hotel vibe – this is more like a Viennese townhouse and you’ll feel like a part of the upper society in Vienna when residing at the Altstadt Vienna hotel. Let me tell you why.

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The hotel is a family-run business and has lots of personality. The owner Otto Wiesenthal runs the hotel with his daughters and brings in lots of character to the former city palais. Originally built in 1902, the building itself has lots of character already. But the owners manage to accentuate the building’s charm with their refined taste for art. Every room is a little design discovery on its own and you will see and feel both – the hand of the chosen interior designers/artists as well as the owners. Collected items, rare art pieces – all these complement the unique interior styles of the 61 rooms of the Altstadt Vienna hotel.

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Call me a lucky bastard, you have the right to! Why? Becaue I was staying in the fabulous ‘Opera Suite’ in the hotel. Equipped with an Eames lounge chair, vintage mid-century Scandinavian furniture and a rich collection of opera records – imagine hundreds of vinyls from operas played in Vienna. A record player adds to the mid-century vibe and what can I tell you – I went to bed with the one-and-only Callas singing La Traviata. Oh Vienna, you charmer!

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The hotel’s location is another plus. The 7th Bezirk is a wonderful district full of artisans, design shops and cool coffee places. Community gardens line the streets, third-wave coffee places rub shoulders with traditional Viennese cafés. Vintage fashion stores, design shops, great restaurants – they are all in walking distance. Some of my favorites just around the hotel are Burggasse24 (vintage fashion store and planty café), Fürth Kaffee (third-wave coffee), Joseph Brot (fabulous bakery), Sous Bois (lovely stationery store), Die Sellerie (design boutique), Mari’s MetchaMatcha (Japanese restaurant), Tian (Michelin star vegetarian restaurant), Café Sperl (traditional Viennese café).

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Let me return to the hotel: I already told you about my fantastic suite. Luckily, I had the opportunity to peek into more rooms during a guided tour. So I saw the ‘Library Suite’ (with a stunning collection of vintage books), the ‘Green Room’, the Josef Hoffmann Suite (a pioneer of Viennese Modernism) and more. Every room was truly a surprise and had its ohhh and aahhh moments. Whether it was mirrored walls, tapestry, dramatic chandeliers, or wild prints – the array of interior styles is exceptional in this hotel.

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hotel Altstadt Vienna, Vienna, boutique hotel, hotel, design hotel, hotel tip Vienna, Vienna travel tips, interior design

hotel Altstadt Vienna, Vienna, boutique hotel, hotel, design hotel, hotel tip Vienna, Vienna travel tips, interior design

hotel Altstadt Vienna, Vienna, boutique hotel, hotel, design hotel, hotel tip Vienna, Vienna travel tips, interior design

I will let the pictures speak for themselves. And I warmly recommend a weekend trip to Vienna. And once you there, why don’t you treat yourself to a little extra and stay at the stunning boutique hotel Altstadt Vienna? Just sayin. My arguments are all above – you decide! Happy travels, friends!

Hotel Altstadt Vienna, Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna, Austria. Find them on Instagram too.

This tour was organized by Altstadt Vienna. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support this blog!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Der blaue Distelfink November 19, 2018 at 18:38

    Hallo Igor, Du hast mit Deinem Beitrag gerade die Sehnsucht bei mir geweckt. Wien ist eine so wunderbare Stadt. Als mein Bruder dort vor Jahren studiert hat, habe ich ihn in Wien besucht und er hat mir die Stadt gezeigt. Es ist schon ein besonderes Flair, das einen in Wien umweht. Und besonders, wenn man sich von den Touristenpfaden etwas löst, kann man inspirierende Winkel und Orte entdecken. Erwähnenswert finde ich, das geschickte und kreative Händchen der Wiener für die Verbindung von Historischem und Modernem. Oft mit einem Augenzwinkern und ganz selbstverständlich – wie auch in Deinem Hotel. Ich merke mir die Adresse und auch die anderen Tipps, vielleicht schaffe ich es bald endlich mal wieder, diese geschichtsträchtige und atmosphärische Stadt zu besuchen. Vielen Dank! Liebe Grüße! Larissa

    • Reply Igor November 20, 2018 at 09:52

      Lieben Dank Larissa, wir teilen die Ansichten über Wien! Das Alte und das Neue leben in dieser Stadt irgendwie viel selbstverständlicher nebeneinander und es ist wirklich eine ganz spezielle Atmosphäre, die einen in Wien umweht. Ich finde, die Stadt ist immer wieder einen Besuch wert. Ich hoffe, Du schaffst es auch bald dort hin und schau Dir gerne die Adressen an, ich fand alle wunderbar! Lieben Gruß, Igor.

  • Reply Tom November 20, 2018 at 16:50

    Wunderbare Bilder, mit ganz viel Inspiration. Das macht Lust auf Wien.

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