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“Cute and Stylish” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Elefant
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sigmund Haffner Gasse 4 | 5020 Salzburg, Salzburg A-5020, Austria   |  
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Ranked #12 of 134 Hotels in Salzburg
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Cute and Stylish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We took a winter break here, and chose the Elefant because of its central location. Lovely hotel with interesting history. The rooms are well designed, and the public areas feel very homely, as if you could live there. The staff were full of knowledge about theatres restaurants. Overall this is a very nice hotel and we would go back some day.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

This was my second visit to Salzburg, Austria. During my last visit I stayed outside of the old town on the other side of the river. I found the walk to be a little far to the old town to I decided to stay in old town during this trip. After doing some research I chose the Hotel Elefant. I arrived very early in the morning on the train from Venice and the hotel employees were nice enough to keep our luggage and provide us access to a sitting room. He also provided us with directions to a nice coffee house once it was open. The location of this hotel is excellent. You are an easy walk to everything in Old Town Salzburg. I will make sure this is clear, this hotel is not new. But I don’t think that I would like a modern hotel in the middle of “Old Town.” The staff spoke fluent English and they were very helpful. It was a very pleasant stay and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

One cannot begin to imagine what a charming citz Salyburg is.
The old city is like a jewel and in the heart of this citz is where the Best Western hotel Elephant is located..
The hotel was built some 700 years ago . It has been renovated but kept all of
its charm. The rooms are very comfortable and the service fantastic
I am in love.....

Room Tip: My room has no view and yet everything is very comfortable.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We stayed 2 nights here and the location of the hotel is really great. Right smack in the centre of everything. Breakfast was also sumptious, with friendly staff attending to guests.
The room, however, had inconsistent hot water in the bathroom. So we would be bathing in warm water a moment and cold water next. We only took our shower quite late on the 1st day and was too tired to request for a change of room. The aircon was also exceptionally noisy. The free wifi connection keeps prompting you to log in after every few minutes. This can be quite frustrating especially when reading news. Every new article I need to re-log in in order for the connection to reconnect and refresh the page!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

This is a wonderfully charming hotel located directly in the heart of old town Salzburg. Located on a quiet side street, the front door is 20 meters from the main street in an area that is generally pedestrian only so very convenient to roam the streets and then slip away from the crowds. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful. Beautifully decorated breakfast room, free breakfast (which was quite good), free internet accessl

Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We stayed here for two nights and were very pleased with the hotel. It is right in the heart of the old town which is perfect for sightseeing and evening strolls. Our room was very large- especially by European standards. It was clean and comfortable. We ate in the restaurant one night which was really quite good. The service was excellent with lots of helpful advice. My husband and I did note that we were (in our mid thirties) by far the youngest guests there- not sure if this was because it was the same time as the music fesitval? Didn't bother us in the slightest but we were surprised that there were no families there as it does seem to be a perfect location travel with children :-) (but it was also perfect for romance!)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Although our room was rather plain, the staff of this hotel were phenomenal. They spoke perfect English, they were extremely helpful and friendly (especially Ms. Stephanie), and our family was made to feel completely at home. The location was perfect, the price was reasonable, and we only have positive feelings. What else can you ask for?

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sigmund Haffner Gasse 4 | 5020 Salzburg, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#13 Family Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elefant 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Best Western Elefant
Best Western Salzburg
Salzburg Best Western

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