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“Great location, comfortable room” 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 #13 of 135 Hotels in Salzburg
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San Diego, California
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41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great location, comfortable room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the outstanding location. You can walk to all of the tourist sights in Salzburg from here, most are just steps from the front door. The hotel is on a cute street in the pedestrian only area of old town. My room was on the second floor and had a nice sitting area and comfortable bed. I slept well and the breakfast was great.

The people at the reception were helpful but they could have been a bit more welcoming - I felt as though I was bothering them every time I asked a question.

The taxis can drive right up to the hotel, at least in the off season, even though it is in the pedestrian area.

Choose this hotel for the location and good size guestrooms.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wolcottville, Indiana
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in September 2013. We arrived at 11:00 am and were fortunate to be able to check into our room right away. Room was big, very comfortable beds, huge closet space with lots of storage. We were in room 207, facing the street, it was very quite, did not notice any street noise at all. Bathroom was also very nice. Loved having the heated towel bar. The staff was very friendly, and gave great recommendations for dinner and assistance on directions. Breakfast was so good, huge selections of fruit, meat, cheeses, cereals, yogurts, breads and juices. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Manama, Bahrain
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed 2 nights,Excellent location ,staff and receptionist very helpful,small lobby ,excellent room big space ,clean bathroom and big,the level of 4 star plus,in old town ,nice area,is highly recommending for short break and tour.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I stayed week here for the Salzburg Summer Festival which meant of course a hefty seasonal surcharge, but that’s the same everywhere at this time. However I was offered top floor executive room which was fantastic and enormous, with an ante-room for wardrobe etc. and ample room to store luggage, bathroom with bath and a huge bed/living room; the whole thing was larger than a standard one-bedroom apartment. Even looking onto the semi-pedestrianized street it was quite and the air con worked a charm. The breakfast was basic – nothing was cooked to order but what was on offer was more than adequate for the task. The property is very old – I saw a beam on one of the floors dated 1216 or thereabouts – but facilities are all excellent. The place is small and hard to get into but I wouldn’t want to say anywhere else, especially if visiting outside of festival dates when room rates are far more manageable.

Room Tip: An executive room is worth the cost for the extra space
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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tenerife
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44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

we stayed 2 nights at this hotel. Very clean and rooms are large for europe. The continental /hot breakfast is first class. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpfull. The entrance to hotel is through a pedestrian zone - you can drive your car through there - unload - and the reception will tell you directions to the car park. The possition of the hotel is perfect - right in the center of the historic city. The staff at the hotel also helped us to arrange a tour of the city
All rooms have wi-fi.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Arlington, Texas
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65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We arrived by taxi from the train station and the trip prepares you for the excellent location of the hotel. The reception was friendly, though easily distracted, and we were very happy to obtain an early check-in. The furnishings in our room had obviously seen better days but the bathroom was large and updated. We had no luck with the included Wi-Fi but didn’t waste much time fooling with it. Breakfast was a welcome treat (bacon and eggs) and the attached restaurant was convenient but fell short in selection and service. However the ability to walk almost anywhere in the old town in minutes makes up for any minor glitches.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Livermore, California
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a charming, well run hotel in the center of Old Town Salzburg. The breakfast buffet was ample and fine. The sitting rooms on each floor and the TV room were handsomely decorated. The rooms have 2 sets of frames on the windows to block out the street noise as you are in the very center of the shops and sights of old town. We happen to be there during their September festival and were only a block and a half from all the festivities. Would not think of staying anywhere else in Salzburg.

Room Tip: Higher rooms would have less street noise but they have double, double panes on the windows to block...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Additional Information about Hotel Elefant

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:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#12 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#15 Family Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elefant 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an age over 750 years, the Hotel Elefant is one of Salzburg's oldest and most traditional hotels. It is situated down a quiet lane off the world-famous Getreidegasse. A look at the history of this building shows that over the past 500 years the hotel's purpose was, and still is, to serve its guests according to the best in Austrian tradition. Lodging in this hotel offers you style and comfort and you will quickly feel at home as a guest of this house. Family-Run Hotel: The Hotel Elefant is run now by the 4th generation of family Mayr. All our employees have been working with us for a long time, so you can be assured to have best quality service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Elefant
Best Western Salzburg
Salzburg Best Western

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