We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great little place !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Elefant

Save Saved
You added Hotel Elefant to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Hotel Elefant
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sigmund Haffner Gasse 4, Salzburg A-5020, Austria   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #13 of 135 hotels in Salzburg
Tampa
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great little place !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Great location just a 2 min walk to the main drag and local squares. Lots of restaurants, museums and Mozart's house were around corner. Very safe area and a very short walk to the tram to the fort. We saw a great concert at sunset. The breakfast included in rate was a very elaborate spread of hot and cold foods, assorted juices and fruits. The room was rather large for Europe. Very comfortable beds and great big bathroom. The front desk staff were quite knowledgeable and helpful. They went out of their way to get us the train schedule to Prague and called a taxi to take us there. The train station was about a 10 min taxi ride to train station.. I highly recommend this BW Hotel Elefant .

Room Tip: Request a room overlooking the front entrance.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

477 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    245
    173
    47
    10
    2
See reviews for
96
261
17
14
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (65)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Hotel Elefant, a Best Western, was a typical Best Western, average and small rooms, not a good value, and additional cost of parking. If staying at this hotel, do not attempt to get the code to enter the portal to the city in order to drop off luggage, the street by the hotel is extremely narrow and the hotel restaurant often has tables for outside dining in the street. Go directly to the Alstadt garage, park and walk to the hotel. I will say the desk clerk was very friendly and helpful to us, especially since we were somewhat aggravated because we could not find the parking and the hotel. He did his very best to apologize and calm us down, making our stay much better. The breakfast was very good.

Room Tip: If you have to open your window at night, do not get a room in the front. The street is very loud a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wolcottville, Indiana
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manama, Bahrain
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tenerife
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
37 helpful votes 37 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Elefant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Elefant

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
#12 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#12 Family Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elefant 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Tingo, TripOnline SA, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL, Booking.com, Venere and Otel so you can book your Hotel Elefant reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Elefant
Best Western Salzburg
Salzburg Best Western

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Elefant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.