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“Close enough but far enough away” 4 of 5 stars
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Mercure Salzburg City
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bayerhamerstrasse 14 a, Salzburg 5020, Austria   |  
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Ranked #39 of 137 Hotels in Salzburg
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“Close enough but far enough away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

My family recently stayed here, unfortunately no snow in town, but plenty outside. We caught the bus and cable car to Untensberg, was beautiful. The lakes and mountain trip was great, just unfortunate that it is winter so didn't get to see Mondsee-do the early sound of music tour (9:30). Daniel on desk was very patient with us giving great advice on where to go. Christmas markets are amazing. Mercure is clean, comfortable and very warm.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Dianne H
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg City, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear DianaH,

thank you for your positive review. We appreciate reading that you had a really good time in Salzburg even without snow. We will pass your positive feedback to Daniel who will be more than happy to hear that he could make your stay more comfortable.

We hope we can welcome you in the future - the next time with snow.

Happy new year!

Best regards,

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Quite outdated but alright hotel if the price is right. Nice sides: 10-15 min walk from main station and 15-20 to downtown, couple of supermarkets around, tea/coffee facilities in the room. And one of the best Wi-Fi connections I had in hotels lately.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service

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1 Thank Andrey P
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg City, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Andrey P,

thank you for sharing your comment on tripadvisor about your stay. We appreciate your positive feedback and decription. We hope we can welcome you soon in the future in Salzburg or in another Accor property.

Best regards,

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The location is a bit off-center, but at that price, I guess anyone can live with that. On the other hand, service is top-notch, personnel is most helpful - go to the bar for a bucket of ice, and they will offer you wine glasses. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 Thank Ricardo T
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg City, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Dear Ricardo T,

thank you a lot for the positive words. We are more than happy to share them with our team!

It is a pleasure to read that we could welcome you a second time with us.

We wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a happy new Year.

Best regards,

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in September while visiting Salzburg as tourists. I had looked up quite a few hotels in Salzburg and finally zeroed in on the Mercure - both from cost and location perspectives.

Our 'check-in' was not great - even though we arrived after the check-in time it was taking a long time for the room to get readied and allotted to us. After we complained a little, we were offered to have a drink or two 'on the house' in the bar. While that's okay, we still ended up waiting for an hour or so for the room to get ready. That was probably the only 'negative' about the stay.

The room was fine, a little on the smaller side but that was okay because we didn't expect to spend long hours in the room anyway. The room could benefit with better lighting inside though - it can get really dark and that's not something you want - especially when you're packing to leave.

From a location perspective, it's probably a 15 minute walk from the center of the city or to Mirabell gardens. There is bus connectivity as well so getting around to-and-fro was absolutely not an issue.

I would recommend the Mercure as a place to stay in for sure. Definitely value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank Pratish M
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg City, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Guests from India,

thank you for the time to write your review about your stay at the Mercure Salzburg City.
We apologize for the inconvience that we have caused you at the beginning of your stay!

We are looking forward welcoming you the next time you are in Salzburg.

Best regards,

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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Singapore, Singapore
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174 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Stayed only 1 night and had a good experience. Check in was smooth and trouble free.

Asked for non-smoking rooms. However, cigarette smell was present at the corridor on rooms level. Rooms seem to have been recently renovated, nice and clean. Beds were comfortable. Bathroom was fine and everything in working order. Just like the normal Mercure standard. Welcome drinks vouchers given for Accor members.

Wifi was free and worked in the rooms as well. TV programmes mostly European and only 1 English news channel.

Location of the hotel is not very far from the train station. Walking instructions which took about 10 minutes given by the hotel is as follows:

- leave the main train station through the main exit
- turn left and follow the street to the traffic lights
- turn left at the lights and walk left through the railway tunnel
- keep walking straight "Gabelsbergerstrasse"
- the street makes a slight turn left and you will see traffic lights
- turn left at the traffic lights into Bayerhamerstrasse
- after 200 m you see our hotel on the right hand side

We found another short cut though. Instead of exiting the main train station, walk in the opposite direction which leads to a tunnel that cuts across the railway tracks and platforms above and exit by walking up a flight of stairs. Cross the road and turn left and walk along Lastenstrasse then turn right into Breitenfelderstrasse and walk on. Finally turn right and walk along Bayerhamerstrasse to reach Mercure on the left. Walking time to reach the hotel is about 5 to 7 minutes.

To reach the old town, turn left at the hotel and walk along Bayerhamerstrasse to reach Schallmooser Huaptstrasse turn right and walk straight ahead to cross the bridge into the tourist spots.

We paid slightly over 50 euro without breakfast per room for a night stay when booked early which was a good deal. Customer service was excellent too. A good Accor hotel to stay within easy walking distance from train station.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg City, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear guests from Singapur,

thank you for your detailed review!
We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay in Salzburg and we will pass your feedback to our staff members.

We hope we can welcome you again in the future.

Best regards,

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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124 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

When I travel for my work, I always choose hotels with a restaurant, because I don't feel like going out on my own in the evening. I realize I have to give in on quality, but I gain on convenience. Having said that, the low standard of quality at the restaurant of the Mercure Salzburg City was not what I bargained for. I gave my order for a drink. More than 15 minutes went by, the waiter muttered something about a group of Americans, brought me my drink (1/8 of wine instead of 1/4 and still water instead of sparkling). Then they brought my main course, forgetting about the starter. I ended up having my starter after the main course. When I brought this up with the waitress, she gave some sort of lame apology. The waiter, however, was apparently man enough to make mistakes, but not to come over and apologize. When I checked out and mentioned what happened, the receptionist said: Ï'll have to find out what went wrong". Other than that, room was fine, shower in the bath.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank dutchfarmeress
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg City, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear guest from the Netherlands,

first of all let me apologize for the experience you have had during your stay in our restaurant.
Please be assured that this is not the Mercure standard that we want to represent in the F&B section. We will discuss your feedback with our team in order to improve our service!

We hope we can welcome you again to give us the second possibility to convience you of our service.

Best regards from Salzburg

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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Additional Information about Mercure Salzburg City

Address: Bayerhamerstrasse 14 a, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Salzburg
#28 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
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Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Salzburg City 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mercure Salzburg City Hotel is situated in peaceful, leafy surroundings, not far from the hustle and bustle around Mozart & Co. Whether you're visiting the Salzburg Festival or the Red Bull Arena, the hotel is in the ideal location, easily reached bypublic transport or by car. Those who yearn for indulgence and peace in between soaking up art and culture or attending seminars and meetings will get what they are looking for in the Le Sel restaurant - prized for its cuisine and fine wine.. ... more   less 
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