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Location and how to get there: Spittelbergviertel, Vienna is five minutes to subway stop “Volkstheater,” 7 minutes to the museums quarter, and 7 minutes to Vienna’s longest shopping street “Mariahilferstrasse,” where you can get to by taxi or subway.

Number of rooms: 42 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites none of them is alike.

Price range: Starting at $188 to $255 USD per room per night including breakfast.

Time of year to go: The top tourist times are in the spring from April to May, in the autumn from September to October and at Christmas time. But why not try Vienna in the low season, when prices are lower? In January, choose from more than 300 ball events staged at a number of Viennese palaces and dance to waltzes and modern rhythms! July and August are the perfect time to see catch some rays on Vienna’s “beaches” and swim in the Danube.

Vienna is known as Europe’s cultural capital and with good reason. From its break taking architecture of museums and palaces to apartments and hotels, if you’re heart is set on history and culture then Vienna is certainly for you! Let the narrow corridors of the city take you on a voyage and visit Schönbrunn Palace and Emperor Franz Josef; and don’t forget to take your camera along Ring boulevard for some magnificent architecture. Home once to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss- its no wonder this city is known for its musical heritage. The Vienna Boys’ Choir is sure to satisfy the musically enriched or visit one of the world’s largest and most famed museums, The Museum of Fine Arts.

This well-known hotel is located in the Spittelberg, an area that is famous for its artistic flair. This small but luxurious hotel prides itself on the utmost personalized first-class service. Each of the 42 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites have been designed to meet individual’s needs, and make your stay one of the most comfortable you’ve ever had.

Why is this location so great for women? The Alstadt Vienna is completely run by women, so they know a thing or two about what a women needs. From delicious calorie conscience meals to savvy shopping and striking art-the Alstadt knows women!

Services and Amenities: Cable-TV, alarm clock, in room safe, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, hairdryer, free wireless-LAN, airport transfer, concierge, complimentary tea & cake every day, dry cleaning and laundry service

Hotel Restaurants & Bars: The hotel only serves breakfast, but there are plenty of fabulous restaurants and bars within walking distance.

Bath products in rooms: Aveda products in all rooms

Specials for women/girlfriends: Art and Culture Package: Three nights with full breakfast buffet, a ticket for a classical concert, a Grand City tour, a candlelight dinner at the restaurant “Kristian’s Monastiri, a pastry & coffee at the famous Café Sacher, and a welcome drink & fruit plate in the room. For $470 USD per person.

Alstadt Vienna, 1070 Vienna, Austria Kirchengasse 41

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