Art in the Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna

The Eccentric Bohemian

at the Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna in the Spittelberg Boho district of Wien
A hotel where art is more than just décor, this place will have you wondering around the gallery-styled corridors - boho, edged in creativity, this is for those who like to set their own scene


A fabulously creative art den in hip Spittelberg, the artistic “SoHo” of Vienna’s 7th district, boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna is a curated residence, a patron to the arts and a favourite luxury bolthole of the culture scene.

A hotel that is playful, crafted, familiar and ever-so private, Altstadt Vienna houses a considerable collection of contemporary art by the likes of Warhol, Niki de Saint Phalle, Prachensky, Leibowitz, Attersee and Helnwein, not to mention the other 100 or so paintings. There is a noble accent to the graceful townhouse, a quiet discretion, and a slice of luxe preserved heritage that acts as the spacious canvas to a melange of artworks, installations and whimsical perspectives. Oversized, winding, gallery-inspired corridors and designer-commissioned wings adorn this house of patrician – it is cultural, suave and gemütlich-comfy.

Museum curators, actors, writers and architects were invited to design a suite at the hotel, creating a wunderkammer of interiors: Viennese architect Adolf Krischanitz, Svennst Tenn, Lilli Hollein, actor Tobias Moretti, and the likes of Matteo Thun. Each 'guest designer' instils a very personal interpretation of their beloved Vienna and the Altstadt. Designer furnishings cuddle up to antiques, contemporary snuggles with the modernist and the eccentric sleeps with flamboyant – this curatorial-led boutique interior is fused with racy creativity capturing the cultural soul of the Viennese.

A lucid design narrative defines the much-loved Altstadt – a boutique house of gorgeous random beauty, curiosity & witty beguilement fittingly on the edge of the MuseumsQuartier (MQ) and the creative scene of the 7th district.


Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna in the Spittelberg Boho district of Wien

Touched by the hand of world-famous architects like Matteo Thun and contemporary fashion designers, the rooms and suites of Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna are beautifully unique. Some are brushed with the hallmarks of heritage, while others are light-filled affairs, with pops of canary-yellow colour. The suites are just so perfect for living in, with bright spaces dusted with faded Persian carpets, book lined walls, Smeg fridges and chandeliers.

With a huge range of interiors styles, there is a room to suit every design aficionado at Hotel Altstadt Vienna. Look out for walls with black wallpaper, stripy monochromatic bathrooms, antique bureaus, in-room bars, bathtubs hidden behind velvet curtains and sculptural light fittings. A modern melange that works with sheer finesse.


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To say that food is not on the menu here would be unfair, and whilst the Hotel Altstadt does not have a full restaurant, breakfast is truly outstanding, with an array of buffet and menu items to choose from, including daily treats. They also offer an edited snack and light food menu all day and are keen to rustle you a plate should hunger call, including the waft of freshly baked cakes for your afternoon indulgence - exactly what you need when in Vienna.

The Altstadt team have pulled together an insider's foodie list which is simply teaming with classics, youthful heros of the avant-garde culinary scene and new eateries & pop-up dining dens, each of which headline this city of elegant cafe houses, beer stuben and bastions of Austrian cuisine. The hotel's lounge & honesty bar is well stocked with hand-picked wines and spirits, making for a perfect apéro or night-cap drinkies. 

Kids & Co.

An artsy home-like atmosphere, Hotel Altstadt has 15+ rooms perfect for family holidaying that include bunk beds, nanny services, kids’ menus and baby highchairs. Nearby attractions include Vienna’s best kids’ museum around the corner, the Kinder Museum, and The PRATER, the world’s oldest amusement park, is 10-minutes away.


Vienna is a really easy city to navigate aided by the distinctive districts. The Altstadt Hotel is located in the hip artistic 7th district in Spittelberg (the SoHo/TriBeCa of Vienna) and only a 4-minute stroll from the Museumsquartier in prime 1st district.

Just edging on the tourists in a zone of residential townhouses, urban villas and artistic scenes - this location provides an insight into true Viennese living while settled snug near the main sites, including Hofburg, Naschmarkt, The Albertina and vibe of Stephansplatz.

Besides that, the famed shopping mile of Vienna, Mariahilferstraße, is just around the corner, as is the Imperial Ringstraße decked in pure Habsburg romance.


the team of Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna in the Spittelberg Boho district of Wien

Owner and art curator Otto Wiesenthal is a behind-the-scenes kinda guy, preferring to let his family – Saskia and Lisa take preference, who together are the collective faces of individuality that form the lovely, familiar Hotel Altstadt.

Otto can often be found sitting quietly in a comfy corner – with the occasional glance over his newspaper as he observes with a wry smile of satisfaction.

Your hosts are pioneers in delivering a concept that is totally informal, personalable and always “beaming with a smile”.

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