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arthotel Blaue Gans
Ranked #7 of 132 Hotels in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence
Vienna, Austria
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 11, 2011

Right on the Gertreidegasse (with an exit at the back of the house too), a nice 20min walk from the station the Blaue Gans is a very welcoming hotel. The check in is competent and swift, the house itself a maze, with nice modern rooms thougha bit small - given the age of the house small wonder. Excellent breakfeast and a wonderful restaurant in the evening complete the picture.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, March 6, 2012
thank you so much
the team of blaue gans
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Zurich, Switzerland
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97 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

I really liked the design of this hotel, it is super modern but you somehow never forget that you are in an old building. I have stayed in other places with a similar concept that have lost the feel of the old building. I particularly like the breakfast/dining room just off reception which has retained the shape of the old room with an arched ceiling and the old 'Blue Goose' paintings on the wall but with fresh and modern looking table settings. The breakfast was really good too! There are also nice touches that link different parts of the hotel - for example similar paintings appearing in different places or the use of lime green as an accent colour in our room and for the napkins in the breakfast room.

The service here was excellent - friendly and welcoming - which always makes the difference between good and great! They made a great dinner recommendation for us (St Peter) which exactly suited to what we were looking for - a bit traditional but with veggie options.

The location is brilliant too - easy walking distance from all the main sights in the centre of Salzburg. A tip if you are driving here - the postal address of the hotel is actually on a pedestrian street so you need to make sure you get advice from them ahead of time on where to drop off luggage and where to park as my navigation system got very confused, but it is not difficult when you know where to go.

Overall, I was charmed by this hotel and would definitely stay here on another trip to Salzburg.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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95 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

This room was a gem right on the main walkway through Salzburg. It was a bit expensive but worth it in my mind for the sheer comfort of the room and the location - immediately next to everything within walking distance in Salzburg.

The bedding was wonderful and there was an adorable sitting area - I only wish we had blocked off more time to spend there on our journey.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2011

My family and some friends met for three days in Salzburg and stayed at the Blue Goose. The historic building with its modern design is great fun. On the first day the labyrinthian quality of the way to a suite was a challenge for my brother-in-law: He just couldn't remember where it was. However, using the works of art as an orientation he learnt it. The are so many charming details. Even while looking at the way the water fell on the stone floor in the shower I thought: "they've even designed this beautifully".
We had a party in the maisonette suite, and just in the restaurants, the service was excellent.
For our purposes this hotel was perfect!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, October 10, 2011
Google Translation
vielen dank für ihr feed-back
wir haben den trubel und das teilhaben an der sache ebenso genossen.
liebe grüsse aus salzburg
iris
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nagpur
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

We booked this hotel but wasn't sure if it was in the right location. We were in for a pleasant surprise, everything about the hotel was wonderful. Its old world charm, being 650 year old building made to fit in with today's world. The location couldn't have been better, right on the main pedestrian street. The buffet breakfast was well laid out and ample. The staff went out of there way to make our stay comfortable.
It would have been nice if there was a tea coffee maker in the room.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, UK
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed here for two nights over New Year and had a super time. The hotel is very modern and clean (if a little spartan!) and the artwork everywhere makes for an interesting stay. The breakfast we ate at the hotel was very good indeed. The staff were very helpful and spoke excellent English which helped when our German faltered! I would definitely stay here again purely because of the excellent, central location. I think that the rooms could be a little more welcoming but that's just a personal opion form someone who likes their furnishings to be a little more cosy!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, July 27, 2011
thank you very much for giving us the chance to improve our english skills
and for all the challanges given
best regards
iris
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights with 3 adults, we stayed in one of the suites, well it was more like a small apartment, it's was HUGE!!! This hotel was in a fantastic location, close to everything and from our room we could see the fortress. The staff at the hotel where brilliant, very helpful especially on the day we checked out 15th July, there was a young man on reception which I unfortunately didn't get his name, he was absolutely brilliant! We had a parcel to send to Australia and he investigated what to do and assured us he would send it and I recently got the receipt so to him I wish to say thank you very much and this hotel should be very lucky to have such a great person working there! The breakfast was lovely and the restaurant attached to the hotel was great, fantastic food and good atmosphere! Would recommend the sound of music tour all organized through the hotel! This was my 3rd time to Salzburg, when I come back next time will defiantly be back to the Arthotel Blaue Gans! Perfect!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Gästebetreuung at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, August 9, 2011
dear debstrappa,

thanks for the kind message. I send best wishes to Australia and a lot of joy with the many souvenirs. ;-)

cheers dietmar
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Property: arthotel Blaue Gans
Address: Getreidegasse 41-43, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#8 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#8 Business Hotel in Salzburg
#9 Family Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — arthotel Blaue Gans 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blaue Gans, whose tradition dates back 660 years, is the oldest inn in the city of salzburg. It boasts a prime location opposite the festival hall and in the heart of the historic centre, which has been declared a world cultural heritage site, and is only a short walk from mozart's birthplace.We have carefully combined the historic walls of this inn, which is steeped in tradition, with a modern design and contemporary art. The result is a place that exudes a natural feel, a venue for people who like to pursue their own way. we are pleased to accompany you along a part of this way.artHOTEL: more than just a Designhotel, synonymous with the personal freedom for an individual lifestyle. ... more   less 
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