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“Historical Hotel at a great location & close to Mozart Museum!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Elefant
Ranked #13 of 131 Hotels in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Historical Hotel at a great location & close to Mozart Museum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We took the train from Vienna and arrived in Salzburg Hbf (central train station). At the station tourist office we were told to catch bus NO. 3,5 or 6 from stand B/C; get off after the bridge and walked to the hotel. We also picked up a copy of the city map...We got off at the stop after the bridge and walked under the big archway into the old town and came across the Austria Bank and used the landmark, White town hall clock tower (near the archway) facing the narrow street of the hotel, to locate the hotel. Hotel was about five min walk from Mozart Museum above the Spar supermarket. There were loads of lovely shops and stores for shopping!

The staff was friendly and easy going. The hotel provided free wifi but they needed your passport for registration etc. We had a lovely twin room at the 3rd flr above the street with windows at both sides which was lovely. The room had air con. so we could close the windows too.

Within Walking distance to all the tourist attractions!

Room Tip: High floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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251 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

A lovely hotel with character, situated in the historic pedestrianized (apart from taxis) area of Salzburg. The room was excellent, with a small lobby as you entered, a sitting area with chairs, coffee table & TV & then the sleeping area. The room was compact but tastefully furnished. The bathroom & toilet were separated, always useful. Our two windows faced on to a wall but an attempt to disguise this was appreciated & it was quiet. The bathroom was spacious, with an excellent shower, a rather pathetic hotel hairdryer & power outlet. The staff we met were charming & helpful, & the continental breakfast free & plentiful. Negatives.....the hallway on our floor smelled of drains at times during the day, the A/C unit was noisy but fortunately we did not need it at night as it was cool enough with the window open & the room lacked tea & coffee making facilities. All-in-all a definite recommendation.

Room Tip: Our room was at the back of the hotel & very quiet, no view but a decorative cover was hanging o...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed here may 2013 as I wanted to stay somewhere with character. I was happy that it delivered everything I was hoping for. The staff were excellent and very welcoming. We arrived very early but we were still able to check straight in. Nothing was a problem. Our room while quite small was very nice and comfortable. It was in a perfect location. The breakfast room and the breakfast were also very good. I would recommend this hotel without hesitation!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bremerton, Washington, United States
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

I have mixed feelings about out stay at the Hotel Elefant, people were friendly, location is great. It is in a no vehicle zone but taxis can unload you right at the door. The building itself is very old, been there 700 years so you know the halls and foyer are dated. They have done pretty well with the rooms. The lift is teeny tiny but over all it is just lacking in some polish.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LaDawn S
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Dublin Ireland
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298 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here with some friends. Very happy overall though some rooms were quite small for the price. Decent breakfast. Location though is hard to beat and the women who work at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Less so the older gentlemen.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing onto street as they can get very noisy very early in the morning with refuse coll...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bambergfan
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great location right in the centre of Salzburg. Very helpful staff lovely rooms with separate seating area and English TV channels. The room had separate Wc and bathrooms and a very good shower. The bed was really comfy. Breakfast was great plenty of everything and the service was really quick. I wish we had stayed here longer as it was not the most expensive hotel we booked in Salzburg but it turned to to be the best. Only criticism would be the lack of a socket in the bathroom for shaver, hair straighters etc.
bathrobes would have been nice.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back as it is o a busy street and they have restaurant tables at the front
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KrisHunnisett
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san diego
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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Rooms are small but clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. Restaurant on site serves tasty food. As you step out the front door you are right in the heart of the bustle and charm of the old city. Perfect location and close to everything you want to see.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank weewalker
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Property: Hotel Elefant
Address: Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 4 | 5020 Salzburg, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#12 Family Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elefant 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an age over 750 years, the Hotel Elefant is one of Salzburg's oldest and most traditional hotels. It is situated down a quiet lane off the world-famous Getreidegasse. A look at the history of this building shows that over the past 500 years the hotel's purpose was, and still is, to serve its guests according to the best in Austrian tradition. Lodging in this hotel offers you style and comfort and you will quickly feel at home as a guest of this house. Family-Run Hotel: The Hotel Elefant is run now by the 4th generation of family Mayr. All our employees have been working with us for a long time, so you can be assured to have best quality service. ... more   less 
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