Ante Portas interiors is Ikea world - if you know Ikea, you'll know how the room and furnishings look like. The room we stayed in had a big double bed, clean, simple, spacious. Bathroom was clean and roomy, had a shower. Kitchenette was just as you enter the door. It had a small refrigerator, a coffee pot (with coffee and sugar available if you wish to have some), a stove and a microwave oven. It's also fully equipped. But you'll need to buy your own paper towels if you're planning to use the kitchenette as you're expected to clean up before you leave.
It's an apartel, so no daily cleaning or change of towels. It didn't really matter to us, since we just stayed for 2 nights.
Good selection of TV channels, but we didn't really have time to watch TV. Salzburg (zentrum and nearby St. Gilgen, Wolfgangsee, Mondsee, etc) is just too nice to be spending time in the room.
Location is great. It's about 10 minutes outside the zentrum but it's great if you have a car. They have onsite parking. Bus #4 to the city center is just 1 minute walk away and frequency every 10 minutes and you don't need to transfer. So it's really very convenient. There is a nearby grocery and cafe/bakery which closes at 7pm. There is also a deli but I'm not sure of opening hours since it was closed when we passed it at around 6pm. There are also some restaurants nearby.
Reception was friendly. We met both the proprietress (I'm assuming she is or if she's not, then she must be the manager) and her colleague. Instructions left for us for check-in were very clear and accurate. Office hours are just from 8:30am to 1pm apparently.
They offer arrangement of tours. We got the Original Sound of Music Tour (includes South of Music sites as well as overview of the city) through them. They can also get you a Salzburg card or similar. You don't need to go to the city to get them.
Free parking in their private lot is possible but in reality, you can only park around 5-6 cars. We had to double park. One negative is that they need to create a better process esp if cars are double parked. We were asked by the front desk to park in one of the spots that later ended up inconveniencing another guest since they assumed he wasn't going to use his car during the day, and we were out the entire day. They encourage guests to leave their cars and take the bus to the center because it is difficult to park in the zentrum and also require you to obtain a pass. So it is extremely important that they create a process for guests who have confirmed to leave their cars and for guests who may decide to take their car out for a drive while staying there. If the guy turned out to the checking out, then it would have been a disaster. And they didn't even know who the owner of the car is as we don't register our plates.
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