My girlfriend and I spent a weekend in this hotel at the beginning of October 2005 and, overall, we were not disappointed.
We got a very reasonable rate (approx. €150/night) for this upmarket hotel by booking at the last minute through the hotel’s website and so our expectations were not particularly high.
The room was a standard double of a reasonable size (25 square metres). It was furnished with tasteful antiques which were not too ancient. The bed was very comfortable and the linen clean and crisp. The elegant marble bathroom had both a shower and bath. Of course, given the cheap rate, we didn’t have a view of the river and the castle, which many of the rooms must have. On the first evening, we received a couple of small Sacher Torten, rich chocolate cakes made by this hotel chain (which comprises the Hotel Sacher, Vienna, and the Hotel Sacher, Salzburg), which was a nice touch. There was a turn-down service in the evening, which we appreciated.
The hotel is grand and furnished with antiques. It is well located, on the bank of the river just a short walk away from the old town and also a stone’s throw away from a house in which Mozart lived, which is now a museum. It has a café serving appetising cakes, a piano bar and a restaurant, as well as a small shop selling its cakes and various merchandise. This isn’t at all a happening place for young people; it’s rather staid and traditional. The common areas are pretty impressive – a mosaic-tiled floor in the lobby, lovely stairways and an atrium. The only thing I thought was a shame is that there didn’t seem to be any place from which to admire what must be an impressive view over the river and old town. All this space is probably occupied by expensive suites/rooms. So, instead, we were advised by locals to go to the café on the roof of Hotel Stein, a few minutes’ walk up the river bank, from where we were able to enjoy the view.
The staff generally seemed pleasant, though we occasionally had the impression that some of them (e.g. at the front desk, at the door) were a bit stuffy. The barman was incredibly efficient and mixed a tasty cocktail for us. We used room service once, for breakfast, and although it was good quality, it took three-quarters of an hour to arrive.
Overall, we got very good value for money in this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Sacher Salzburg epitomizes Sacher's unique mix of world charm and modern comfort: tradition hand in hand with innovations. As in Vienna, music has always been an important part of the hotel and in the city of Mozart's birth we regularly host the world's finest musicians alongside royalty, international statesmen, business people, artists and global celebrities. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, DerbySoft Ltd Shanghai HQ, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Expedia, Cancelon, Hotwire, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your Hotel Sacher Salzburg reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.