The Villa Trapp was absolutely perfect for our stay in Salzburg. The inn is located on the outskirts of the city so travelers can enjoy peacefully quiet evenings away from the city center. As others have stated, it is no more than a 5 minute walk to the bus stop that takes you to the historic district. If I remember correctly, it seems the bus comes about every 20 minutes and the ride is fairly short - 10 minutes or less. What's more, parking is on-site and free, and there is even ample parking space if you arrive in a van or SUV.
For most travelers, Salzburg is synonymous with two things: Mozart and the Sound of Music. If you are one of the millions of fans of the von Trapp story, the Villa Trapp is your inn of choice. The lobby and rooms contain several photos of the real Trapp family and some original furnishings, all adding to the ambiance of the villa. At least one of several Sound of Music tours picks up from this location.
Breakfast is family style in the dining room and is included for an additional fee. It consists of typical German/Austrian fare to include coffee, tea, juice, an assortment of breads and spreads, cold cuts and cheese, boiled eggs, yoghurt and cereal. Breakfast items are restocked constantly. I believe breakfast is available from 8-10, but may have ended later..
Free wifi is available in the downstairs living room. This common area is very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The back double doors of the room open out to the terrace which provides breathtaking mountain views and outdoor seating. The grounds are rather large and provide plenty of space while maintaining a certain element of privacy.
Our family of four stayed in the Wingside Suite which is situated on the third and uppermost floor of the inn. Guests can access this room via the spiral stair corridor or the large lift. Our suite included two very large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and a sitting room. Each room had a small television, desk and chair, bedside tables and closets. Each bathroom had a shower stall, sink and toilet. Our sitting room was furnished with a couch, decoratve chair, small desk or table with chair, coffee table, stocked bookcase and a small refrigerator. All three rooms were comfortable and spotlessly clean.
The innkeeper, Christopher, was very friendly and helpful.
We will be staying at the Villa Trapp when we return to Salzburg. It was the perfect spot to enjoy relaxing evenings after our days spent in the bustling city. The only improvements I can think of would be to offer wifi in the guest rooms and to finish updating all of the television sets. Neither of these were matters of concern for our family as we like to escape the everyday conveniences when traveling. However, if you're a techie geek who likes to sit around the room all day utilizing dozens of modern electronic devices rather than out enjoying Salzburg, this might not be the place for you. Also, if you're antisocial and unable to engage in even the simplest small talk or conversations with strangers, the family style breakfast will probably not be to your liking. Everything about Villa Trapp was to our liking and more, and we plan on returning soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villa Trapp was the residence of the world-famous Von Trapp family, whose life in Salzburg entered history as "The Sound of Music", the most popular musical of all times. The villa is maintained in the style of this period, including 2 luxurious, 60 m² suites. They are exclusively furnished. In the past the Villa Trapp was not accessible to the public. Now you can sleep in the family's rooms and walk on their paths through the villa and the park. This stately building enjoys a quiet location close to the centre of Salzburg, surrounded by the city's largest private park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Trapp Hotel Salzburg