Hotel Altstadt Vienna

Address: Kirchengasse 41, Vienna, Vienna, 1070, Austria | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Kirchengasse 41, Vienna, is near Wiener Residenzorchester Veranstaltungs GmbH, Volkstheater, Spittelberg, and Marionetten Theater Schlop Sch nbrunn.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Altstadt Vienna

    Reviewed by colwarne

    A waltz round Vienna

    Reviewed Oct 19, 2013
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This was one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in anywhere. It's not much to look at from the outside, but it has been nicely updated inside (modern lighting, eye-catching artwork, modern rooms), the service was friendly and it was great value. There was a lovely lounge for a very reasonably-priced night cap or two, or for the (free) afternoon tea. The location was fine too, just a 10 minute stroll from the Volksteater tube station and a few minutes further to the famous Ringstrasse. Would definitely return.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Altstadt Vienna

    Gorgeous hotel; hip, attractive, friendly staff


    The Alstadt became our second home during the seven nights we stayed there in June 04. Gorgeous interior decoration with wonderful wall colors and modern art and furnishings. The staff made up of 20-something men and women (college students?) were very warm and friendly. Yummy breakfast that forced us to go light on lunch. Great location not far from public transport and the charming Spittleberg pedestrian area. We will be back! Highly recommended!!!

    Aldstadt has unique charm


    The Aldstadt is a mixed experience and may not be for everyone. To get to the reception on the second floor and then to climb to the rooms you go up rather cold-feeling public halls and stairs. The hall outside our 3rd floor room was dark and smelled of smoke and was unappealing. That said - the wing containg the sitting room/bar that converted to the breakfast room(s) was warm and inviting and the breakfast was ample and high quality. Our room was large, comfortable and quiet. Staff was delightful and willing to offer many good suggestions. The neighborhood is charming with lots of delightful cafes and restaurants just down the street.

    Very charming


    My family and I stayed there to attend a wedding in Vienna. There were 12 of us and we had 6 rooms. Each room had a different decor and personality. The hotel was wonderful and we all enjoyed our stay. It is a very small, home like and charming hotel and I recommend it 100%. It is walking distance to central Vienna, the staff are very helpful, the breakfast is great and the rooms are very pretty.

    Wonderful Hotel


    My 15 year old son and I stayed here in April, 2004, in a lovely, large, well-equipped top-floor room with double casement windows overlooking the rooftops of Vienna. This hotel is a gem. The design of rooms and common areas is (as many reviews already note) worth staying for. The establishment as a whole is spotless, cushy and (if you are a walker, at least) extremely well positioned for shopping, museums, restaurants and Vienna's main sights. The staff is helpful, the breakfasts are excellent, and the clientele is interesting in its own right. Do not let the facade of the building -- which is a bit run down -- deter you. It's an excellent small hotel, up from a pension but not nearly as expensive as what you would pay for similar comfortable rooms inside the ring.

    Great place, great location...


    Great hotel, great staff ("Helga" - gorgeous personality!), BUT, if you hauling a lot of bags beware, the hotel is on the top floors of the building and the tiny elevator is likely enough for your bags but that's it.

    Otherwise, kudos for location (several street car lines nearby), the coffee house up on the corner is a great place to experience the quintessentially chilly Viennese matron. Also, one of the best (for quality/quantity, price, atmosphere) is adjacent to the church across the street.

    Finally, because the hotel is located in "real" neighborhood, there are plenty of opportunities for rubbing elbows with real people, including, significantly, at the local supermarkets (best prices for Viennese/Austrian beer, chocolate, coffee, and wine...

    Our room faced the street - quiet - and had a great, and sentimental view over the roof tops and stairways of buildings in the neighborhood. Gay travelers will be pleased to note a gay travel service on the corner (diagonally across from the aforementioned coffeehouse).

    Everyone is right! This is a wonderful place!


    As a travel agent I thought no pension or hotel could be that good after reading the reviews below. Everyone is right! I just stayed there for 4 nights. I loved it! Even though it was not in the Inner Ring I was closer to many attractions than if I had stay in the "Ring." The Spittelberg neighborhood is great. I'll recommend the Altstadt to my Vienna bound clients.

    Wonderful and convenient


    I just returned from a 3 week European trip, and was delighted and pleased to have stayed at this wonderful little hotel. The people and the atmosphere at the Altstadt Vienna was great. Breakfast was fantastic and the rooms are all decorated differently to give you that bed and breakfast feel. The bathroom was a little small and hard to navigate, but overall it was a great place to stay. It was convenient to the museum area and a two stop ride on the metro to the "ring" where all the shopping and activity is. I would stay here again!

    The Very Best


    Stayed for two nights early August 2003. We got a great two bedroom suite as we travelled with three kids and I must say it was fantastic. The rooms are very roomy, with all amenities provided. The breakfast room is possibly the most beautiful in Vienna. The buffet offered is top notch. Staff was outstanding, helped me with lost luggage and all. Location is prime, a leisurely walk took us through the close by Museumsquartier, the Hofburg on to the Graben all the way to St. Stephens.STAY THERE!



    Very welcoming and helpful staff. The rooms are beautifully appointed, large with lots of light, and very smart art. Quite a walk to Stefandom, but would stay here again. Thankyou

    Incredible Hotel


    Located in Spittleberg, a charming artists neighborhood, full of cafes, great restaurants and interesting shops. The hotel itself is run by a most friendly and helpful staff. Each guest receives an invalable brochure containing the owner's favorite restaurants, hang-outs and hide-aways in the area. The hotel feels more like a wonderful residence. The rooms are fabulous-we stayed in the Otto Suite with a fabulous sitting room, large windows opening onto the Vienna rooftops and the most heavenly bed. The breakfast buffet was absolutely stallar. We were there during Christmas and the beautiful decorations in the hotel and nighttime open air markets of the neighborhood made stolling in the evening most enjoyable. The hotel is a short 10 minute walk from all the sights and a Metro station is right up the street. I can't think of one bad thing about this hotel and will stay there any time I am in Vienna again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Altstadt Vienna

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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    Traveler Photos Hotel Altstadt Vienna

    Windmills on the way to Vienna
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    Hotel salon where we have drinks or breakfast
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    Walking to dinner
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    Posing in front of Chanel's
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    Oldest ferris wheel
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    Hotel staircase looking down
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    We walked out of our room and found this
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    View from our room
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    Staircase in our hotel looking up
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