We stayed at Hotel Bristol at end of November. We came with family and had three rooms. Two standard doubles and one single.
As we arrived at the hotel by taxi we were immediately greeted and helped in with our bags. We were a party of five and managed to get one taxi to the hotel which cost around $8 w/ tip. The reception desk was extremely friendly quickly got us keys and on our way to our respective rooms. We were ready to head out immediately but had to wait a little while for our luggage. In retrospect, we should have taken our luggage with us to our rooms.
We were in room 233. This was a very well decorated room remnant of her 1890 heyday. It had two sets of double doors at the entry which still functioned using a old style key. Very old world entrance to the room. This room was a little large than the other double our family got with very high ceilings with no view to speak of except a building about 20 feet away however the other double standard room had a balcony that opened up onto Marketplaz, with magnificent views of the city churches & steeples. We paid the same for both rooms so it was a bit puzzling why we also did not get a room with a view. Jealous much.. yes! In my opinion we should have paid much less for our room without a view! The only noted difference is that we bought our room on priceline.com while our other family member got their room through booking.com. Bathroom was spacious and very modern which is in total contrast to the room. I can not remember what toiletries they had in the bathroom but it was very few (only two or three things). There was blow dryer that worked fairly well. Their was a tub with a removable shower head. We are pretty tall and it could be put at a very comfortable height for us. Water temperature seemed to be pretty good. There was a very weird half glass wall for the shower which allowed water to splatter all over the bathroom floor. I am not sure who designed this but they should put in full glass shower doors. Room was a bit warm and we could not figure out how to turn down the air but it was not too uncomfortable to sleep so we did not call the front desk to inquire on the issue. Speaking of sleep, we found the bed very comfortable. Not too hard, not too soft!
The hotel had free wifi through out which was wonderful! They also offered free umbrellas which can come in hand in the winter time! The free breakfast was pretty amazing! Plenty of breads, meats, fruits, cheeses, eggs, bacon, etc. It was a pretty big spread!
The staff throughout our stay was very wonderful! The first night there was a bit of a ruckus on our floor for a good 20 minutes at which point I called the front desk to see if we could change rooms as I am all about being able to get sleep whenever I want sleep! The hotel staff immediately came up and offered us another room. Unfortunately, it was the room above us on the fourth floor which had lower ceilings, was much much smaller and very dark. They said the hotel was full and this was all they had available. I said I would prefer to stay in our current room and they said that a large family had arrived and the ruckus was from them all looking at each others rooms and the hotel staff said they felt the noise had past but would also talk to the guests. I was fine with this resolution. The manager later came to find out and apologized that there was no other rooms available but again said he had talked to the other guests. He did offer to move us to a room that was opening up the next night but we declined. The was no more noise our entire stay.. thank you people next door:-).. and the staff continuously asked to make sure this was the case! I felt they really went out of their way to make sure we were happy.
The hotel is in easy walking distance to all the sites! End of November and December are when the area Christmas markets start and they are a real treat to experience. The hotel has a really fabulous location!
Notes - no gym, pool or hot tub. Would have liked for free bedside bottled water to be offered in the room.
In the next few days I will be reviewing all sites, restaurants and our private tour (St Wolfgang & Hallstatt) separately on this site if you are interested in reading them. Easiest way to do this is to click on my name, click on contributions, set "sort by:" to alphabetical, click list view, search and click on Salzburg. Again I recommend click on list view as I find it easier to scroll through. I hope Trip Advisor soon makes it easier to follow reviews from other contributors as currently it is too cumbersome:-(
- 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