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“Marvellous stay in excellent location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Goldene Ente
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Goldgasse 10, Salzburg A - 5020, Austria   |  
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Ranked #28 of 134 Hotels in Salzburg
1 review
“Marvellous stay in excellent location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Charming and quaint hotel in a central location in the old town. The manageress was very pleasant and helpful and provided us with a map of the town and explained all the sights! The room was spacious with all amenities and we ate in the hotel restauramt which was excellent with good service. We had an early departure and the manageress met us in the breakfast room and had breakfast ready and booked a taxi for us. A thoroughly enjoyable stay. Would recommend and would stay again!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We travelled in late September with our two children and had two twin rooms. Located just a few metres from the main square in the old part Salzburg on a tiny old street, this is the perfect place to stay to get the spirit of Salzburg. The building is nearly 700 years old so the rooms are all different sizes. The beds are comfy and the rooms are clean but could be a little warm in Summer. The highlight is definitely Ulrike, your host. She is friendly, helpful and was fantastic with our children (6 & 11). The stairs are narrow to each floor, but this only adds to the charm for us. Breakfast was included and plentiful and food at the restaurant was great, or it is only 5 - 10 minute walk to most restaurants in the old part of town. Great place to explore the old town of Salzburg from.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

If you are looking for all the modern trappings of a 5 star, sterile characterless Chain Hotel then don't bother with the Goldene Ente. However if you want a hotel with lots of character, great location wonderful staff and a cozy trip down memory lane then this is the place for you.Stayed here for 4 nights in mid October and really enjoyed it. The building is hundreds of years old which places a lot of restrictions on what can and can't be done, but our room was bright and cheerful with good bathroom and all very clean. great location in the centre of town and only a short stroll to everything, plus there is a friendly cosy restaurant/bar at ground level.The real highlight is the staff - Ulrike, the Manager is just great and does so much to help and ensures everything runs like clockwork. Breakfasts are filling and good selection. WiFi is limited to a guest area but was free and unlimited, as was use of a computer. We found this a great place to stay, but it may not be for everybody, but do give it a try!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed with our 4 children, oldest being 8, for one night. The top floor suite they had reserved for us was a perfect size, and the only hotel we found that could accommodate 6 people in one room. The staff was warm and cheerful, and really made us feel welcome!

The location is perfect for strolling the old town and seeing the fortress and churches. We ate at the restaurant attached to the hotel, which had good traditional food, but was somewhat lacking in child friendly fare.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
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Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Great location, great. Old world charm sure but room on first floor was small and hot, hot hot. Resturant was handy to have for late nights, breakfast was plentaful but our room was in a corner and just felt squashed. Loved the location & vibe just dont get room No 1.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glencoe, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

If you're searching for an old-world, cozy, convenient Salzburg hotel with great service, then the "Hotel Goldene Ente" will fill the bill. If you want modernized, spacious accommodations that offer real wi-fi connectivity, then you better run and "seek true love elsewhere," as Ann Landers used to say.

I loved the 500-year-old building's architectural authenticity. Like a confident older woman who wears her facial creases with a bit of swagger, the Goldene Ente owners don't hide the craggy stone stairways, bent wrought-iron railings, narrow hallways and oft-painted stucco walls. Our rooms offered comfy double beds with soft duvet comforters, tiny bathrooms (although mine did sport a coffin-style tub), poor and glaring lighting, vintage fixtures, brightly painted walls, and large windows that opened out onto the narrow "Goldgasse" street below. (Beware the noise and cigarette smoke that funnels straight up to your rooms above.)

Ulrike, the manager, seems to singlehandedly runs this place like a concierge would: from the traditional Austrian breakfast to tour setups, taxi arrangements and tips on avoiding pickpockets. You definitely want to make nice-nice with Ulrike!

Although the hotel says it is non-smoking, cigarette smoke crept out from under the doors where the maintenance staff were working and filtered throughout the hotel. The owners really need to keep an eye on that. In addition, the wi-fi availability was random and weak, and the hotel guest computer's connectivity often cut in and out.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davenport, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I just finished a lovely stay in Salzburg, one of my favorite cities. The Hotel Goldene Ente is a charming hotel right in the old town district, and is walking distance to every thing. Ulricke is a lovely hostess, and she could not have been more helpful (she's quite funny too)!. I strongly recommend this hotel, both for the personal attention, facilities, and great location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Goldgasse 10, Salzburg A - 5020, Austria
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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:
#16 Family Hotel in Salzburg
#31 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Goldene Ente 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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