A place is its people, its smiling faces, its careful considerations. When you are traveling, and you seek rest, you want to be in the hands of thoughtful individuals. It is about finding those places that know how to balance attention to detail with casual comfort. Just the right amount of luxury without the drain of decorum. The finer things, without the stiffness.
The Hotel Altstadt is this kind of place. And when you meet Otto E. Wiesenthal, the owner and creator of the hotel, you understand. Otto is a well dressed man with a warm and open presence, and though he is relaxed, he does not lack in passion or expressiveness — just like the hotel itself.
The Hotel Altstadt is an extension of the man behind it. A long time art collector, the hotel is now a home for his art. And then there is the artful breakfast buffet greeting you every morning. The breakfast alone could speak for the entire experience of staying at the Hotel Altstadt. Mostly local and organic, completely thoughtful and delicious. An incredible spread of everything you could possibly want, and then more. All served with a lightness and a warm smile. Bright rooms filled with guests enjoying the morning, reading papers, talking, drinking coffee. The perfect way to start the day in one of the most spectacular cities in the world.
Fortunately, Hotel Altstadt has created several beautiful guides to help you discover all that the city has to offer. Pages and pages of restaurants and museums and sights and shops, so you will never lack in ideas or inspiration for how to spend your stay. And then after a lovely day of exploring, you can return to eat cake and drink tea in the inviting salon.
How wonderful to find a home away from home— a place to relax, a place to feel free to let go and simply enjoy yourself. It is an art form, creating such a place, and Hotel Altstadt is a work of art.