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Hotel Elefant
Ranked #13 of 132 Hotels in Salzburg
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Arlington, Texas
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Location For Short Stay”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We arrived by taxi from the train station and the trip prepares you for the excellent location of the hotel. The reception was friendly, though easily distracted, and we were very happy to obtain an early check-in. The furnishings in our room had obviously seen better days but the bathroom was large and updated. We had no luck with the included Wi-Fi but didn’t waste much time fooling with it. Breakfast was a welcome treat (bacon and eggs) and the attached restaurant was convenient but fell short in selection and service. However the ability to walk almost anywhere in the old town in minutes makes up for any minor glitches.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Livermore, California
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a charming, well run hotel in the center of Old Town Salzburg. The breakfast buffet was ample and fine. The sitting rooms on each floor and the TV room were handsomely decorated. The rooms have 2 sets of frames on the windows to block out the street noise as you are in the very center of the shops and sights of old town. We happen to be there during their September festival and were only a block and a half from all the festivities. Would not think of staying anywhere else in Salzburg.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2013

This 5 story small hotel is a gem because it is steps away from all the charming and beautiful attractions that old town Salzburg has to offer. In one minute you can be strolling on the main historic Getride Strasse (street with the oldest shops and Mozart's birthplace). Then its off to the squares with fountains, the Dom, across the street to the Mirabell Gardens. The location is the first prize with this hotel which is then tied for second with the quality, efficiency and friendliness of the staff and the price. The morning breakfast is housed in a room with street side leaded glass windows and tables in full linen. As with most any Western European hotel, the rooms are adequate in size and always very clean. We travel considerably but always stay here when in Salzburg and at least 8-9 times. It has my highest recommendation for location, staff and price. (Stephannie and Ikram are outstanding front desk personnel)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

I loved Salzburg and this hotel was lovely. Very centrally located. Our room was quite small but sufficient and the staff in this hotel were so lovely! Breakfast was included and was very good. Would definitely reccomend this hotel

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one night and it was very nice rooms are very comfortable and clean. Breakfast is minimal but fine. The staff is very pleasant. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in old town. The weather was cool and the rooms were very warm from the heated bathroom floor in our room 303.

  • Stayed September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013

The best thing about the Hotel Elefant is the location - a 2 minute walk to the river & bus stop (goes to the airport in 20 minutes), 10 minutes to Mirabel Gardens, 5 minutes to the tram to Hohensalzburg Fortress. The room itself was small (just a double bed with room for 2 small chairs), separate shower room (standing shower), but that's not unexpected in Europe. I was disappointed that the hotel didn't provide separate shampoo/conditioner, as what they provided seemed almost like dishwashing soap.

The breakfast was lovely - good selection of foods, as well as tea & coffee.

Wifi was also included, they just need a passport to give access.

The front desk helped us with booking a concert and gave lots of directions around the city.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed for only one night during the Salzburg Festspiele but they could not have been nicer. Booked a comfortable double room, and it was as large as the room at the Sacher (nearly three times the price). Aircondition was perfect, bed was firm and comfortable, room had all modern conveniences. Shower, not bath but that was fine for me. Room was spotless, free wi-fi, and generous breakfast. Front desk girls were very helpful, and it was 5 minutes walk to the Festival Hall. Location is off the main shopping street of Getreidergasse, but in room 402, it was absolutely quiet and I had a great night's sleep. Would come back here if I could be assured of a similar quiet room. The Elefant Restaurant serves delicious meals in a lovely spacious traditional setting. We ate here two nights, and 3 course dinner each time was about €70 for two , with two glasses of delicious wine.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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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 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#11 Luxury 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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Also Known As:
Best Western Elefant
Best Western Salzburg
Salzburg Best Western

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