Stayed at the Bristol Hotel for 2 nights with my spouse. We booked this hotel based entirely on TA reviews. Although I had my reservations about the hotel looking too antiquated, I was so glad we decided to stay here! Yes, it looks like an older building straight out of a classical era movie, but we didn't want for any modern amentities and were quite comfortable.
Likes: Location was wonderful - across the foot bridge from the old town with lots of restaurants nearby. Happy Hour - offered from 5-7pm, something we don't see much when traveling abroad. Breakfast was included and pretty good. The asthetic and ambiance were wonderful! Lots of gold leaf, padded velvet furniture, creaky floors, candle lit bar tables, ornate serving trays/utensiles and double entry doors (not sure what you call this) give this hotel a charming boutique quality. It doesn't even have that "old smell"!! Perhaps the best thing was the service. I recieved a prompt, friendly reply to a corrospondence for reservation confirmation and walking directions from the train station. The front desk and bar/breakfast wait staff were always friendly and helpful. I wish I would have caught the man's name who checked us out early on the morning of April 24th so I could thank him properly. He was chipper at 5:30 in the morning, he offered and made us an elaborate coffee service while we waited for our taxi, he offered to call the taxi company "just to check on it" (we were early), then he stood out front just to wave us off.
Dislikes: Don't really have any major ones. The bathrooms were very small and the amenities just so-so. But they are surrounded by mirrors and it makes them look/feel bigger than they are. They use old fashion big door key system (rather than card swipe) for thier rooms. Some may find this kind of neat, but some may not like carrying around the big keys. (Then again, the cards would definately NOT go with the rest of the decor, so there you go)
LOVED this hotel and I would absolutely stay here if ever in Salzburg again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Salzburg Bristol Hotel