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“Comfortable and Great Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mercure Salzburg Central

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Mercure Salzburg Central
Ranked #33 of 137 Hotels in Salzburg
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St. Albert, Canada
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63 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Comfortable and Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Mercure Salzburg Central is almost close enough to the historic center of Salzburg to be true to its name. While it is not in the boonies, it is still a good 20 minute hike to the historic centre. We believe this to be a hotel that is likely more suited to business travel and conventions than tourist travel. There’s no reason to believe that public transit isn’t as efficient in Salzburg as it is other European cities, but we didn’t investigate that option at all so I can’t speak to it. That all being said, on a warm day it is likely a very nice walk – in the rain, not so much.

If traveling by auto (as we were) the hotel is very easy to find, and access from the A1 is quite convenient – essentially only one turn after leaving the motorway. Parking at the hotel is available for a fee – I can’t remember the rate of the top of my head but 15 euros rings a bell. However, a limited number of free parking spots are available directly in front of the hotel within the white lines in front of the marked bus parking…if you’re lucky enough to get it. The hotel is surrounded by convenient amenities – not a lot of shopping, but a fuel station, market, and a few restaurants are all nearby.

The hotel was quite nice, a step above most other “Mercure” branded properties at which we have stayed. Although it is not a new building it appears to have been recently overhauled. The furniture was all modern and functional, the beds and pillows were comfortable, and the bathroom was modern. Overall we were quite pleased with the value of this property.

The tasty hot breakfast was to Mercure standards (which we believe to be generally higher than breakfasts served in other European hotels), with a very good selection of baking, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, cereals, and juices.

In general we were quite happy with our stay, and we consider the Mercure Salzburg Central to be quite good value.

Room Tip: Our room overlooking the park was very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg Central, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear guests from Canada,

thank you for your detailed review about your stay! We are happy to read that you have enjoyed Salzburg and the stay at the Mercure Hotel!

Hope we can be able to welcome you again in one of our properties.

Best regards,

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We got a good deal for this hotel and thought we would have a bit of luxury in the middle of our 2month backpacking through Europe with our 10yo. Check in wasn't until 3pm and they wouldn't let you in early but the 2 mornings we were there the cleaning lady was knocking on our door at 8.30 in the morning. The first morning she came back 10min later knocking again. The day off check out you would think they would check with reception first or wait until check out time The room was nice enough but the internet was terrible, the worst of the whole holiday, even in the lobby it was so slow. Hotel was a bit of distance from anywhere but we were able to walk to train station and old city. There was also a couple of nice restaurants around the corner for a feed

  • Stayed September 2013
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg Central, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Dear guests,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure Salzburg Central. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your entire expectations.

Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence.

We hope we can welcome you in the future again at one of an Accor Hotel.

Best regards,

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We arrived to the hotel with higher exceptions, so maybe it's our fault to think that Mercure will be a better hotel.
The staff were great, very nice indeed.
But! The room was dated, pretty big though, very big bathroom.
The room had a very bad smell, some kind of air-freshener which the cleaning lady used everyday, and we opened wide the window to get rid of.
We got drinks for the bar on the house, very cool, although we were alone with the bartender.

Location - we walk VERY fast, and it took us 18 minutes to walk to the old city center, i.g the hotel is not centrally located, and from the main rail station it took us 10 minutes.

Overall, I would stay again becuase I like Accor, but this hotel needs renovation (And a better smell...)

(We had room 117)

Room Tip: Room 117 faces the back yard which is quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg Central, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Guests,

thank you for your positive review on our staff which we will appreciate to pass this feedback to our employees.
The room category 117 is a standard room that has been soft renovated. Maybe the next time you can give our newly renovated hotel rooms in the superior category a change to try.

We hope Accor can welcome you the next time soon.

Best regards from Salzburg

Thomas Baliamis, General Manger Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed for two nights. We had two rooms, one for us and one for our children. The rooms were next to each other with no adjoining door.

The rooms were very comfortable and quiet. Nice bathroom. Fridge in room was useful.

Parking is free directly in front of the hotel but there is only a few spaces otherwise you need to pay for the hotel parking which you enter at the side of the hotel. We were lucky and got a free space.

Salzburg is ten minutes away (walking) and I know what people mean about a 'dodgy' neighbourhood but really it wasn't that bad during the day. I don't think I'd like to walk far at night though.

We ate in the hotel both nights because we arrived late on the first day so it was just easier and then on our second day, after a long day sight seeing we didn't want to go out again and we decided we enjoyed the food on the first night so much we were more than happy to eat there again.

We used the gym during our stay. It was quite small with a running machine, a step machine (probably not the official name) and weights. There was also a water machine and a music player to use with toilets and steam room available.

I would recommend this hotel without a doubt.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg Central, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Guests,

thank you for your review and great to read you enjoyed our services, gym and room. It alwyas feels good to know when our guests had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday!

Hope to welcome you again in Salzburg

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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Delft, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

I stayed here for one night, and overall the place is fine. The room was big, with plenty of space for luggage, and a covered balcony as well. The staff was very friendly.
It's rather far from the city centre (about 15 mins walk) and the neighbourhood, near the station, feels a bit unsafe.
Breakfast costs 15 euros, which is rather expensive, especially if you just want some cereal and toast, so I skipped it.
The one big problem I had was that there was no shower curtain in the bathroom; only a glass plate (design probably....), but this didn't stop the water, so the whole bathroom floor was soaked, including the clean clothes I had left on the floor.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg Central, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Saskia,

thank you for sharing your comments about your stay.
We will share the posiitve feedback with our staff at the front desk.
Please feel free to order a la carte breakfast if you are not in the mood to have a full american buffet breakfast.

We hope we can welcome you near in the future.

Best regards from Salzburg

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is your average hotel, could be a Holiday Inn, Mercure, or anything else in the 3 star segment. Nothing special. However, when looking around in Salzburg, we found that you can definitely find deals in a similar price range for hotels that are closer to the city center and where you get a bit more for your money. The parking garage was scary, as it was fully booked, and parking was for experts only (or small cars). Service was not too bad, but the bathroom was not clean when we moved in. Well, again, pretty average, nothing that upset us, but we found that for that price you can do better

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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baliamis, Manager at Mercure Salzburg Central, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear Guests from London,

thank you for your feedback regarding your stay in Salzburg. We are sorry to hear that we could not fully meet your expectations regarding your stay.
We hope the Accor Chain can welcome you again in future in one of our properties.

Thomas Baliamis, General Manager Mercure Hotels Salzburg
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Additional Information about Mercure Salzburg Central

Property: Mercure Salzburg Central
Address: Sterneckstrasse 20, Salzburg 5020, Austria (Formerly Dorint Salzburg)
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Salzburg
#17 Business Hotel in Salzburg
#24 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#27 Family Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Salzburg Central 4*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mercure Salzburg Central is easy to reach by car or public transport, with Getreidegasse, Mirabell Garden, the historical center, Linzergasse and the main train station just a few minutes' walk away. This hotel in the city of Mozart is ideally located for cultural trips, city breaks and short stays. One of the reasons why the conference and seminar hotel is so highly rated among business guests is its proximity to the conference center, exhibition center and airport. ... more   less 
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Mercure Salzburg Kapuzinerberg Hotel Salzburg
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