My trip to Vienna (it wasn’t the first one) was very nice. My experience was great thanks to the superb city and also to a boutique hotel in Vienna called Altstadt. It is located in the central area, 400 meters to the historic old town. That’s the perfect position to go around by walk but also to enjoy more peace during the night. It is not my first time also in this hotel, because I like it a lot. Not only the setting and the location but also the concept.
I want to start to talk about my recent trip to Austria describing a boutique hotel in Vienna. It is not only about accommodation. Since the city is one of the favorite destinations in Europe, it is easy to find any type of hotel. I was searching for something unique, not too big and of course luxury, as usual. Altstadt Hotel satisfied all my criteria. Let me write the reasons, one by one. I had really a unique experience there.
A boutique hotel in Vienna: place and staff
I will post more about the city of the Habsburg royal court, but now I want to focus on my accommodation. When the driver took me to the place, Spittelberg quarter, I saw a renovated historic building. One of the elegant constructions of the city. At the entrance, there was a plate with the name of the hotel, but no reception. Upstairs, there is a small office with the reception and the staff ready to welcome. This is becoming quite common for many small hotels, located on a few floors of a building.
Since I mentioned the staff, I want to say a few words about the people who work there. The group is made by young people, mainly female (I guarantee that this is not the reason why I booked a boutique hotel in Vienna). They are efficient, very kind and innovative. Yes, they built a real network with the shops and various activities of the area to give to the guest a complete experience. The staff answers easily and fast to the requests of the travelers.
Altstadt Hotel offers a modern setting in the common spaces and also inside the rooms. The style is one of the strengths of a boutique hotel in Vienna, that makes the structure unique. This is especially the case of this small luxury hotel. To describe the furniture and the decorations I can use two words: art and design. They are very well combined. Thanks to the windows and the color of the furniture and of the walls, around the common spaces the light is really a lot. Meanwhile, in the rooms, the light is softer. But it depends on the type of room. The Italian Matteo Thun is one of the famous architect involved in the creation of this hotel.
I stayed in a single room. It is not that big, but space is more than enough. The bed is a double one, the wardrobe has no doors and umbrellas inside, and the bathroom is a good example of how a tiny space can become comfortable. The equipment includes WiFi, cable TV, cordless phone, parquet floors, and a mini-bar. You can see some of my pictures to have an idea about the room. Also, I can add that the room of a boutique hotel in Vienna needs to be quiet. You can’t hear any noise. To reach the room you can go up by elevator or stairs in the building as a local who has a flat. Then you enter in big and long corridors with an elegant upholstery. Each detail is tidy.
Breakfast and services
I already wrote that the services are well organized and complete. Let’s see the main ones. Starting from breakfast. The first meal of the day is served in an elegant dining room with a very good buffet well combined. There are food and drinks for different tastes. The same space is used in the afternoon. In fact, guests can have a cup of tea and a slice of cake at around 5 p.m. Something good for a sweet break during the tour. You can have it for free and seat in front of a fireplace. A boutique hotel in Vienna can’t exist without a bar. They have and it is a lovely place where to drink a glass of wine before dinner.
The staff can provide specific services, organizing a tour, suggesting where to eat or buy something and of course to prepare for meetings inside the hotel. I am not talking about a conference room, but about a room where to stay while eating or drinking with some outside guests. It is also good to welcome some local friend or guest with a contemporary art setting, close to the main attractions of the city. Before to let you see the pictures I have to say that the prices of this boutique hotel in Vienna are not so high, especially compared with the treatment received.
Are you ready for your holiday in Vienna? Altstadt Hotel is a luxury stay, so if you are searching for a budget place, you can check the All The Rooms Blog. Their guide will help you to find a good hostel around the world, also in Austria. If you want to know more about the city, stay tuned, because I will post more articles about my trip to the Austrian capital and also to Graz.