Hotel Rosenvilla Salzburg translates as Villa of Roses and is a charming, thoughtfully designed city center hotel offering a home away from home for both tourists and businesspeople. The rooms are stylish and traditional with plenty of attention to detail; all have their own balconies. Central, but still quiet, Rosenvilla is bordered by a park and is an inviting, pleasant place to take a break in the heart of Salzburg. It is recommended that you book, as there are only 14 rooms in the hotel.
Goldener Hirsch (literally, The Golden Stag) is a name visitors have associated with Salzburg's Festival for a matter of generations. The hotel, situated in the city center on the Herbert von Karajan Square, is known worldwide for its exquisite service and class. Important and wealthy guests fill the hotel with life during the Festspiel season. The rooms are pure luxury, with typical Austrian wooden floors and period furniture throughout. The restaurant, on the ground floor, enjoys an excellent reputation and the hotel staff treat guests as friends of the family.
This luxury five-star property, which is perhaps the most extraordinary hotel in the region, is perfect for a romantic weekend away. The building itself is a 14th Century medieval castle, with architectural features right out of a fairytale. The rooms feature antique pieces originating from different eras. With just 24 rooms and suites, personal service and an intimate atmosphere are guaranteed. There is a restaurant in the same building that offers a terrace with a great view.
The city's most luxurious and expensive hotel lies right in the center of Salzburg next to River Salzach. It was built in the 1960s and was refurbished some years ago, which considerably added to its status. Those who have money at their disposal love to stay here, especially when the Salzburg Festival is on. The rooms have a modem connection, anything else you may require and more. The Sacher's atmosphere is elegant and brings alive Salzburg's historical flair. Apart from the first-class restaurants inside the hotel, you'll also find Café Sacher, offering its world-famous Sachertorten (Sacher cake).
This monumental Baroque country house was built between 1736 and 1744. It was erected by Salzburg's Archbishop Leopold Anton Firmian for his family, choosing exactly the most beautiful site between the Fortress and the impressive Untersberg. The palace was originally constructed in rococo style and later restored in a neo-classical manner. By 1918, after many different owners, it belonged to Max Reinhardt. The mansion was a meeting point at this time for famous international intellectuals and artists and also features in the classic movie, The Sound of Music. Nowadays the building is used as hotel and features 69 beautiful, luxurious rooms along with unrestricted access to all facilities and events in the castle.
Zistelalm is one of the hotels that sit on the Gaisberg mount. Not surprisingly this is outside the city center, but here guests can lap up the calm and the fresh mountain air. As far as the rooms and the service are concerned, this hotel scores high points and adheres to all things traditional in Austrian hospitality. The restaurant is well known for good traditional cuisine and does not linger behind the standard of the hotel itself. Walking, cycling and long drives are what this area is known for. The Gaisberg Panorama Walk leaves from just outside the hotel.
Hotel Elefant acquired its name when the King of Portugal sent an elephant as a wedding gift to the Austrian king in Vienna. Legend has it the elephant stayed in this very building, and the name has stuck. The hotel, a 700-year-old establishment near Getreidegasse, boasts stylish rooms with en-suite facilities. A historic vaulted cellar contains the hotel restaurant which serves good, hearty meals. With such a central location, Hotel Elefant is particularly well-suited to those keen to explore the city on foot.
Hotel Stein is situated right next to the Staatsbrücke, the main bridge over the Salzach River. From the front door, you can see the cathedral and the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the former of which can be reached in less than five minutes. This boutique's rooms are very appealing and they outdo ordinary furbished hotel rooms by far. Nevertheless, the building still has a historical aura. On the roof, you'll find Dachterrassencafe Stein with a stunning panoramic view over the Altstadt (Old Town).
Hotel zur goldenen Ente (literally, Hotel of the Golden Duck) is certainly a bit of an insider's tip among the hotels in Salzburg. Even Goldgasse, the road in which the hotel lies, is worth a visit and it is fascinating to stay in a 500 year-old building. For a hotel of its class, it is well furnished and maintained as it has been refurbished recently. The rooms all have en suite facilities and the hotel has its own restaurant, Gasthaus zur goldenen Ente, which comes highly recommended.
This small hotel is housed in a historic 14th-century building in the heart of the Altstadt (Old Town). It has been completely renovated - all rooms have their own bathroom, are equipped with a phone and TV and feature rustic furniture. Although it is in a pedestrian zone, guests are allowed to drive up to the hotel. Numerous restaurants and cafes are in the surrounding area. Breakfast is included in the price and this hotel is a solid, reasonably-priced option in the Old Town.
Altstadt Radisson is the luxury hotel of the best sort and is located right in the Old Town. Situated on the Rudolskai by River Salzach, it is about as close as you can get to all the highlights of Mozart's City. There's a great view over the Kapuzinerberg, River Salzach and the Giselakai on the one side, and the ambience of the Waag Square and the Judengasse on the other side. Class paired with the flair of Salzburg's Old Town is a fusion close to perfection. The rooms are luxurious with plenty of wooden floorboards and period furniture.