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“Wonderful Room and Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Art Hotel Blaue Gans
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Getreidegasse 41-43 | Herbert von Karajanplatz 3+4, Salzburg 5020, Austria   |  
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Ranked #7 of 135 Hotels in Salzburg
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful Room and Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We had a suite it was a very long room with a window across the whole floor. Huge bathroom, sitting area and separate toilet. Décor very tasteful. Wardrobes with lights and a bling safe! Reception staff very helpful .... they recommended a private city tour which was very good... Centrally located and the art and Ipads on the walls all over the hotel are quite special. The hotel dining area outside was great! Not cheap but worth it if you want to have a special occasion..

Room Tip: Ask for a courtyard facing room.. The street view rooms I suppose can be very noisy due to restaura...
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  • Stayed July 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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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Art Hotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
thank you very much for taking your time and writing a few lines for us.
we are happy you enjoyed your stay. especially the walking tour - as you already mentioned - is really worth it. we do the booking for sure.
hopefully you will return one day - in the meanwhile we will for sure have some other things to look at.
best regards
iris
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We visited Salzburg for the first time and wanted a central hotel to be able to be near bars and restaurants from which we could return easily, and the Blaue Gans was perfect. For us the mix of old and new is great, the art and interesting 'levels' just adds to the quality of the stay. The cleanliness and decor are wonderful. Service throughout, whether it was at reception, bar or dining room was excellent, all English speaking (amazingly) polite, not stuffy, helpful. On our first evening there was a storm, but no problem as there was umbrellas for use in reception and two in our room. The library area is lovely, air conditioned as mentioned, fresh apples, jar of biscuits and refreshing tea, including fruit teas, all very welcome after a day's sightseeing. The breakfast was first class, best breakfast coffee we had at any hotel, no wait for eggs as others have mentioned. It's not cheap, and our room was quite small, though adequate but it makes us slightly envious when we read of the size of others, but it was perfectly sufficient with a wonderful bathroom with quality shower. All-in-all, can't recommend it highly enough.

Room Tip: We were on a high floor which faced the main street but was quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Art Hotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
you are right: ILLY is the best coffee you can get.
thank you very much for everything you have written. we are proud and glad you had a wonderful time in the heart of Salzburg
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London, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed in the Art Hotel Blaue Gans in July 2013. The hotel is superb, fantastic location in Salzburg. We had a room overlooking the courtyard, very well appointed with top-end boutique feel, 3 huge windows, a seating area, luxury bathroom and lovely bed-area to the suite. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We ate in the hotel's restaurant which while not cheap was excellent. We wished we had stayed longer at the hotel, we'll be back! Tip, if arriving by car put "herbert von Karajanplatz" into the satnav else you will be driving around for ages - most of Salzburg is now pedestrianised. Also park in Parking A of Altstadt Garage - hotel have special rate.

Room Tip: Rooms over the courtyard will be quieter although have no view.
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  • Stayed July 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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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Art Hotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
i am happy you had a good time in our Boutique Hotel. And there are another 24 rooms to discover. hopefully you will return.
iris
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NZ
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32 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for three nights with my wife in July 2013. The rooms are large, the breakfast was fantastic and the staff were very helpful. the hotel also has bicycles that you can use to explore the city. The hotel is quite expensive, but if you want to treat yourself, I would recommend you stay here. The location is excellent and very close to all the old city attractions.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Art Hotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
thank you so much
greetings to new zealand
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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

It ranks great in all dimensions. Check about access if driving. The hotel address is on a pedestrian street. It has walking access to the best areas of the city on both sides of the river. It is only a 5 min walk from the restaurant in St Peter's church, the oldest in Europe.

  • Stayed July 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Our family of 4 just stayed here for two nights and it couldn't have been better. We stayed in the FESTSPIELHAUS SUITE which was perfect! Lovely, modern but comfortable furnishings in a chic and rustic setting. The hotel staff were very accommodating and responsive with any questions and requests that we had prior to our arrival. Food was great! Breakfast buffet came with the room rate. We had one dinner on the patio out back and it was very nice. We were surrounded by a lot of locals so you know it's good :) The location does not get any better. You walk out the front door and you are on the main shopping street in Old Town Salzburg...Getriedegasse. Mozart's birthplace is steps away. We absolutely loved Salzburg and the surrounding countryside. We plan to return and when we do we will definitely stay at The Blaue Gans.

Room Tip: They have a couple of rooms suitable for families...sometimes hard to find in Europe.
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Art Hotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
it was a pleasure for us having your family with us.
you were especially interested in local lifestyle - i loved it.
hope to see you again.
iris
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Glenlyon, Australia
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57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The hotel has an excellent location right in the heart of the old city. Even though it was very busy with lots of people around the room was quiet and well insulated from the noise.
There are a lot of cafes within a short walk, including in the hotel, so eating out and choice of restaurants was very good.
The room we had looked to be recently renovated and was beautifully furnished, with a huge bathroom. The hotel and rooms are a bit quirky with stone steps and weird shapes, which I really liked, however I think that anyone that was frail or had a walking disability would struggle with the steps and if you were very tall you may hit your head on some door ways. Not a problem for me.
My one negative (which is why I didnt give Excellent) is the breakfast. We stayed for 3 nights and had breakfast at varying times. The 2 days that we arrived around 9am they didnt have any croissants and were low on the rolls and when we asked for some we were told that they had run out. Breakfast was until 10am and it was not busy. On 2 mornings we also ordered omelettes and both times they took about 20 minutes to arrive. I suggest having breakfast before 8 (which we did 1 morning) as then everything is there.
But overall a great location, clean and modern rooms that had a bit of difference about them.
I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 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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Address: Getreidegasse 41-43 | Herbert von Karajanplatz 3+4, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#7 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#7 Family Hotel in Salzburg
#9 Business Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Art Hotel Blaue Gans 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blaue Gans, whose tradition dates back 660 years, is the oldest inn in the city of salzburg. It boasts a prime location opposite the festival hall and in the heart of the historic centre, which has been declared a world cultural heritage site, and is only a short walk from mozart's birthplace.We have carefully combined the historic walls of this inn, which is steeped in tradition, with a modern design and contemporary art.The result is a place that exudes a natural feel, a venue for people who like to pursue their own way. we are pleased to accompany you along a part of this way.artHOTEL: more than just a Designhotel, synonymous with the personal freedom for an individual lifestyle. ... more   less 
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