Hotel Altstadt Vienna
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Via plane we made our way from Dubrovnik to Vienna (after a pretty rough taxi ride in Dubrovnik to the airport). It was good to arrive in Vienna and not only be able to understand the locals again, but also being able to make use of my mother tongue again.
Vienna itself proved to be very nice and relaxed as well. We took it easy to a certain …
The saying goes, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." In Vienna's case, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Upon our arrival at Hotel Alstadt (which looked nothing like the pictures on the internet), we were told that Vienna was a “very clean city.” Well if by clean you mean broken bottles and trash …
... said they overbooked our flight by accident. We may have to wait for the next flight, but they would pay us 250 Euros. We thought that sounded like a pretty sweet deal. We went to our gate and the man told us we didn't have to wait for the next flight. Instead, they bumped us up to FIRST CLASS. WHOOP WHOOP. It was awesome.
And everyone learned a very valuable lesson..sometimes it pays to relax and take your time.
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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.
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.
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
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.