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Hotel description

In a city as storied and picturesque as Vienna, a boutique hotel made from an aristocrat’s renovated townhouse already has plenty to recommend it. Add to that an update by the Milan-based architect Matteo Thun (see also the Vigilius resort in the Italian alps) and you’ve the makings of a modern classic, in the form of the Altstadt Vienna.

It’s located just outside the Ringstrasse, close enough to what’s likely brought you to Vienna in the first place yet in a neighborhood frequented by more locals than tourists and shoppers — the Spittelberg is the kind of formerly dodgy and newly rehabilitated artsy district that hoteliers everywhere lust for.

The so-called Classic rooms are smart and contemporary, if understated, a fine reminder that Vienna doesn’t have to be all 17th-century opulence all the time. But it’s the new and surprisingly sexy Matteo Thun rooms that really stand out. Boudoir-inspired décor, rich textures, and a palette of deep crimsons and greys set the mood subtly, while the mural-sized photographic nudes do so more explicitly. A bit racy for some guests, certainly, but surely a welcome change for some others — the cold palette and ascetic airlessness of the typical design hotel doesn’t have a chance against the forceful sensuality of the Altstadt.

Travelling with Kids

Guests over the age of 13 are considered adults. Some rooms accommodate 3 or more. The "2 bedroom Suite" room sleeps up to 4 guests. For crib/cot, must book "Double Room Design Matteo Thun" room or larger. For 2 adults + rollaway bed, must book "Double Room Classic" or larger. For 2 adults + 2 kids beyond crib age, must book "Suite" room or larger.

Cribs are available and may be subject to an additional fee. Roll-away beds available for an additional fee of €30. No additional charges for kids beyond crib/roll-away.

Babysitting services provided by screened hotel personnel at €15 per hour.

Contact & location

Kirchengasse 41 , Vienna

+43 1 522 66 66

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