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Hotel Elefant
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sigmund Haffner Gasse 4, Salzburg A-5020, Austria   |  
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Ranked #13 of 134 Hotels in Salzburg
New Orleans, LA
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“Agreed. Great Location and Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Very nice hotel in the old town. You can reach the funicular to the castle and even other side of the river in less than 5 minutes. There were a couple things keeping it from a truly great hotel, but at the price, its well worth it and i would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We chose this hotel based on price and location. Salzburg is a very touristy city which means all of the hotels in the old town are quite expensive. We thought staying in old town would put us closest to all of the sights and charm of Salzburg. Hotel elefant looked like it had been recently updated (new flat screen tvs etc...) but it still felt a little tired. The lobby is small and uninviting and there is no bar. The rooms are on the smaller side, but the beds are very comfortable and the noise of being in the middle of old town is not a problem. The breakfast was very good and the staff was pretty helpful when we asked them questions about where to go, dinner recommendations etc...

If I were to go back again, I would probably stay in the new town area of Salzburg (versus the old town), as that is where a lot of good restaurants and bars are located, it is less touristy and I would assume more reasonably priced as well as being close enough to walk to all the sites in the old town.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

The location really could not be better - just off Getreidegasse (the main shopping street), within a stone's throw of Mozart's Birthplace and close to the Cathedral. The room was clean, bathroom very nice with a separate toilet and the choice of a bath and a shower cubicle. There was a mini bar and a flat screen tv in the separate sitting area and there was a handy extra reading light (like in an aircraft) to allow reading without disturbing your partner.The room was a little dim but it was really quiet and nice and dark at night so we got a great nights rest. The staff were very friendly greeting you every time you came in and could not have been more helpful when we asked about the sights. Breakfast was good with a variety of breads, cold meats, olives etc as well as a choice of juices, cereals, eggs, sausages and bacon. We ate in the attached restaurant for lunch on our last day and it was good - the Salzburg Souffle was to die for! Hot raspberries and three mounds of sweet souffle to signify the three hills around Salzburg - fantastic!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

We stayed here only for one night. We arrived by train from Munich to a beautiful sunshine day in January. We (family of 5 incl a 5yr old) decided to walk from the train station. We only had one small roller bag. It is a very pleasant 20 min stroll through the Mirabel gardens and along the river. The reception staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was a good size. A bath was a blessing in winter in Europe. Breakfast was just above average for me I'm afraid. The location of the hotel perfect! We even did a wonderful family walk up to the fortress and across the hill to the museum of modern art. Even the children said it was great.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Delightful hotel in the best location of salzburg, the staff is very friendly, the breakfast is wonderful and the decoration lovely. I recommend and would come back!

The only cons I have: my room and bed were tiny, and also there is only 1 small elevator for the whole hotel.

Another tip: do not go to the hotel restaurant. It is not bad, but Instead, try the restaurant in the left of the hotel. You will go downstairs, it is very close.

Room Tip: book a double room, even if you are traveling solo. I stayed in a single room and was sooo tiny.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Charming old hotel in the old town. Good staff. Nice rooms. Hard to drive to (bollards etc) but city car park not far away. Would go again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The perfect location - right in old town.

The building and furniture was a little old, but the friendly staff, great breakfast, and very clean bathroom - with a TUB!- made this a great stay. I would definitely choose this hotel again!

They will also let you drive into downtown to drop off bags, but after trying the squeeze through the streets with people giving us terrible looks, we walked our bags to the garage when leaving.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Sigmund Haffner Gasse 4, Salzburg A-5020, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#11 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
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