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“Great hotel on the Salzach River”
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Hotel Stein
Ranked #74 of 132 Hotels in Salzburg
London, United Kingdom
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“Great hotel on the Salzach River”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

I enjoyed staying at this hotel because it was on the opposite side of the Salzach as the main (tourist) part town. Terrific views of the city + a great roof top terrace to enjoy breakfast everyday and plan the day's activities. But don't worry Salzburg is a walking city so nothing is out of reach. My room was a bit odd shaped but easy to get use too.

Room Tip: be sure and ask for a room that faces the river !
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Booked based on the location and rooftop terrace. Rooms are tastefully decorated and are of a good size. Nice to stay in something with a bit of individual flair and design. Marble Bathrooms are amazing quality. Rooftop terrace is super cool for an evening drink or meal but you need to remember that its a high end restaurant so service style and food is comparitively different to the usual Bravarian tourist restaurant.
Pay the extra for a room with a fortress view (maybe even a suite) and save some cash by purchasing your breakfast in the old town instead which is nice an peaceful in the morning before the mass of tourists embark on the streets. Then head to the rooftop in the late afternoon.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Curtea de Arges, Romania
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

I stayed in the Stein hotel for 2 nights in April (09.04.2013 till 11.04.2013) in a triple room with my wife and my daughter.
The Stein's location is outstanding, perfect for a city break in Salzburg. In five minutes you can be in the old town, or alternatively in the Mirabell Gardens. . Hotel located at the river and across the bridge you reach the old city centre of Salzburg. The rooms, decor and corridors are all art deco and not to everyone's taste but the location and views make up for that.
The breakfast buffet was first class, served in a panoramic room on the roof. The staff at reception, and in the breakfast room were helpful and friendly . Free WI FI, parking at 500 meters distance from the hotel and cost 15 euro /day .
We love to stay here - it is so close to everything in Salzburg, no need for a car when you stay at the Stein

Room Tip: no need for a car when you stay at the Stein
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sassenheim, The Netherlands
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Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Perfect location for a city break in Salzburg. Hotel location is great. Located at the river and cross the bridge you are in the old city centre of Salzburg. Rooms are super, at least if you like the style. Imagine Sisi and feel royal. But not only the old city is worth to visit. Just behind the hotel climb the hill and pay à visit to the little church at the top of the hill. Feel the ancient spirit. I think the church is called the Capucino Church. Staff of the hotel is friendly and assists you in many languages. Parking is not direct at the hotel but just à 5 min walk. Given the room rate they could give you free parking. Conclusion, great stay, good location and worth to visit the city

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I stayed in a suite at this hotel. It is a rather unusal hotel. The floor in the main room is slightly slanted upward. Purple curtains and bedding. I was looking for the "red" light at that point. Nude paintings of large women hung from the walls. It was amusing. Overall it was a fun experience. Located at river's front is a major plus.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

I booked this hotel through British Airways and reserved an executive room for four nights.
As the hotel was quite quiet, I was bumped up to a junior suite with a first rate view over the river to the old town and fortress. A large bedroom, an office area and a hallway leading to a large bathroom and exit. I found it fine - for the price I paid. (The rack rate would not have been justified.)
The Stein's location is outstanding, in five minutes you can be in the old town, or alternatively in the Mirabell Gardens.The breakfast buffet was first class, served in a panoramic room on the roof. The staff at reception, and in the breakfast room were helpful and friendly throughout. And in my room on the 5th floor, the wifi worked fine - though you need a multi-letter and digit username and password to get in - a bit over the top if you're using a tablet.

Above all, the hotel passed my main test : I got a good night's sleep there every night. Perhaps being on the 5th floor helped - the hotel is on a busy road and even Salzburg has the odd idiot who drives around with stereos on loud at 3am. I didn't find my room stuffy - but it was February.

But let's be clear: this hotel is in an old building and, short of demolishing the interior completely, refurbishment is never easy in such cases. The lifts are quaint, the parquet floors in my room creaked too (didn't worry me), the bathroom was very plain, but clean, the main landings were far too dark and there's the odd single step to catch the unwary in some rooms and in the main landings. And beware of the hotels telephone exchange. My family tried to call - took three attempts to get through. Just as well Skype worked.

The hotel caters mainly for German and Austrian guests, so all the TV channels are in German - fine if you speak it - but don't expect CNN.

Given that the weather was truly dreadful and the hotel room became pretty important, I was very pleased to have stayed in the Stein. But then again, modern hotels bore me.

Room Tip: If you want a room with a view of the town, go for a higher floor. Traffic noise will be less. And...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Did tons of research and decided this hotel, being a boutique hotel would give us an awesome Christmas experience... sadly the rooms were tiny, bed up against curtain, bathrooms tiny - had to shower sideways in the bath. Creaky floor boards, poor decor although pictures looked ok on websites. No mini bar, window looked directly into another building. No plugs near mirror. Guess it could have been worse.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Hotel Stein
Address: Giselakai 3-5, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#40 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Stein 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Design Hotel in great location, right at the main bridge of Salzburg in the historic city center. The festival halls, as well as the congress centre are only a few minutes away. Stylish rooms and 7th floor roof top terrace with great view. ... more   less 
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