I have previously reviewed this Hotel as we fell in love with it some time ago! However the Hotel Bristol definitely warrants a second review and a very big thank you from all our family and friends!
As you will have guessed from the title we have just celebrated our Wedding here and were joined by approximately 40 of our friends and family. We have been planning this for some time and Christine Maier, who you will see justifiably mentioned in a number of reviews, has had to contend with our numerous queries and requests which she has always done with a smile.
Emails were always responded to immediately and advice given to assist our guests in maximising their stay in Salzburg.
We got married at Mirabell Schloss on the 29th December 2012 and the day was perfect. Our guests had started to arrive from the 27th December and a number of them chose to stay and celebrate New Year with us at the Hotel.
On arrival at this Hotel apart from the impressive Reception area the one thing that sets this Hotel apart is the reception that you will get from the team here. This Hotel is extra special because of the team that run it!
All of our guests were greeted by name, which to some of our guests who are seasoned travellers was a welcome surprise. My parents love to have tea and coffee in their room, however a kettle is not automatically provided in Hotels in Salzburg. One was immediately provided on request along with a jug of fresh milk.
On arrival you will be given a tour of the Hotel and information about the City. The Hotel is perfectly located next to Mirabell Gardens on Markatplatz.
We had selected a Junior Suite, as I wanted a room large enough to allow the Bridesmaids to prepare with me on the morning of the wedding. We stayed in Room 370 and it was perfect for this. You will see from the photos attached!
The rooms in this Hotel are all different but all have high ceilings and classical, elegant furnishings.
Our wedding was organised by Erika Hoelbling of Event in Motion. Erika liaised with Christine and between these lovely ladies they ensured that the wedding went without a hitch!
I was whisked by horse and carriage to the ceremony and following a champagne reception we took all of our guests to Hohensalzburg Festung for gluhwein and roasted chestnuts on the terrace before lunch in the Waapensaal (banqueting hall). We then returned for a champagne reception at the Hotel Bristol in the Sketch Bar and Dinner in the Crystal Room. The arrangements for the evening were overseen by Herr Peter who had helped us select a traditionally Austrian menu for the evening. Herr Peter was available to meet with me and reassure me the day before the wedding (nervous bride!) and add little extras in like ensuring that the whole area was candlelit for the drinks reception etc...
You will see from the pictures attached just how beautiful the Crystal Room is and this room is also where breakfast is served each day. Breakfast here is great. The eggs are cooked to perfection and if for some reason you do not think so they will be whisked away and instantly replaced.
Having got married on the 29th December we were still ready to party on New Years Eve and following some helpful advice from Christine and Herr Peter we chose to have an early dinner at the Hotel and then head into the City to listen to the bands before returning just before midnight. As we had children in our group this worked perfectly. Room 370 is so large and has a perfect view of the fireworks, that our party of 20+ celebrated at midnight with champagne in our room! We then went to rejoin the party in the Sketch Bar. A live band was playing and a midnight feast of goulash, sausages etc.. was being served. If I am totally honest we did have an issue with the menu for New Years Eve as there has been a change of chef and the menu had not been communicated however this was resolved by Herr Peter. Being serenaded by the excellent singer (Country Rose was a real favourite!) at our table helped make up for the initial confusion.
On New Years Day we headed out to Filzmoos (a local ski resort) for a sleigh ride and lunch at Unterhofalm before a spot of tobogganing and back to the Hotel Bristol. This was a perfect start to 2103! The Hotel Bristol even checked on the weather in Filzmoos and showed me the snow on the web cam before we left for our trip and again this just shows the level of service that you can expect.
Salzburg is a beautiful city, the Hotel Bristol is a great Hotel but the key ingredient is how friendly the team are. I saw a recent review that said that the staff ignore you at Reception. we have never experienced this, On the day we left Christine and I both shed a tear. I was slightly worried that Christine's tears may have been of relief at the departure of the neurotic bride but the card we have since received wishing us well in our married lives confirms that we have made friends for life at this Hotel!
We are already planning our next trip! A number of our family and friends will also be adding this Hotel to their list of must visits again in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SALZBURG IS WORTH A VISIT ALL YEAR ROUND. ON REQUEST WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU OUR SPECIAL PACKAGES. The hôtel offers 60 elegant decorated rooms, apartments and suites with antique furniture, equipped with satellite TV, air-condition and internet connection and all modern amenities as well as Concierge Service, Restaurant and Bar. In the hôtelcomplex you will find a bank, jeweller, hairdresser, optician and boutiques. All major credit cards are accepted. Parking facilities in front of the hotel. 24-hours-guarded garage close to the hotel. Valet parking available. Distances to Railway Station 1km, Airport Salzburg 6 km, Airport Munich 160 km, Motorway exit "Salzburg Mitte" 3km. Public bus stop close to the hotel. Reservations direct or through one of our reservation offices, world wide. YOUR RESIDENCE IN THE CITY OF MOZART The traditional 5-Star-Hôtel Bristol is situated in the centre of the festival city, between the Mirabell Gardens and Mozart's residence - and within 5 minutes walking distance to the famous "Getreidegasse". Archbishop Wolf-Dietrich planned, towards the end of the 16th century, to build a palace with gardens for his brother Rudolf Hannibal. This is where the Hôtel Bristol and the Makart Platz are situated today. For meetings and festivities our 2 suites "Makart" and "Karajan" (20-40m2), our Kristallsaal (100m2), as well as our SKETCH bar & lounge. ... more less
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