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Review of Art Hotel Blaue Gans

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Art Hotel Blaue Gans
Ranked #9 of 138 Hotels in Salzburg
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This hotel couldn't be located better...right in the heart of the old town it is close to Mozarts birthplace, the fortress and everything you can think of. The hotel is also 2 minute walk to M32 by elevator for a dinner with view of salzburg city (highly recommended).
We stayed in the cityflat which is a very spacious suite, however I am undecided whether I like it or not...the interiors are slightly awkward, there are beautiful old features for doors and windows but the new elements and the artwork doesn't fit together well. It didn't feel very welcoming but it stays true to an art hotel.
The suite wasn't very functional. There is a couch in a separate room but it faces the luggage racks and wardrobe rather than a tv. It made this area useless. The bathroom has a shower head in bathtub, but it is tucked away in a corner and for a comfortable shower it means the bathroom floor gets quite wet. There are also quite a few steps between rooms within the suite, and to get to the suite from the elevator. Assistance with luggage is definitely required.
There is also noise from footsteps and furniture movements from the floor above and the streets.
I think the parts I didn't like about the hotel is more down to personal taste. The location and the price point for this type of quality is excellent.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We just returned from a few days in Salzburg and stayed at the Blaue Gans - during the heat wave! I've never been so grateful for air conditioning!! But that's just the icing on the cake. We've traveled to Salzburg countless times over the years, and have always stayed outside of the city in small inns. This time we wanted to change it up and be able to be in town at night, so after much deliberation I booked the Blaue Gans. Our room was huge (rm. 202) and so well appointed. Everything was spotlessly clean and cared for. Much appreciated by a picky traveler like me!! The bathroom was great - wonderful huge shower, two sinks, two hairdryers, tons of shelves - and did I mention the air conditioning? The rooms are sound proofed. We came in one night and they were repairing the road right outside our window - complete with a jack hammer. I thought - "oh great.. this noise will keep us up all night!" We got inside and couldn't hear a thing! I was amazed. The location cannot be beat. The building is on Getreidegasse and goes through the block onto Herbert von Karajan Platz. You're right in the heart of Old Town. Parking is literally across the street in the Monschberg. Breakfast was great with a large selection and cooked to order eggs, etc. Very comfortable beds and linens,. Did I mention the air conditioning?! They also have these great, funky bikes that you can ride around. I wish we had taken them out more because they were a riot. The girls at the desk are darling - Monika and Melani - and couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant. I loved the minimalist, contemporary décor in the rooms - they are so clean. Because it's an Art Hotel, there is thought provoking artwork placed throughout that makes for great dinner conversation. The "box" in the back hallway really got me!!! PLUS - air conditioning!! After walking around in unprecedented 35 degree heat all day, that air conditioning was a life saver. I really can't say enough about the Blaue Gans and will definitely stay there on future trips. Thanks so much Monika and Melani for helping make our visit so wonderful!! We LOVED the rooms!! You are such professionals and do a fabulous job!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Art Hotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Thank you for the great Feedback
We hope to see you again in our hotel
your team Blaue Gans
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Longport, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Salzburg is a fairytale. We spent 2 nights in this hotel and really enjoyed ourselves. The location is great and you can basically walk to all main sights. The town gets crowded during the day but at night its quiet. The employees were all very helpful and spoke good english and the breakfast was better than average. Would stay agian.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Art Hotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
as you are smart people..
thank you for your visit and keep our city in your heart - great
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Hotel is in a great spot (a bit noisy at night if you're overlooking Getreidegasse). I thought the room was a bit basic for the price (eg threadbare towels) but breakfast was included and was a really good buffet which you could eat outside. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant on the first night and it was lovely. My view might be coloured by having stayed in a hotel in Vienna the night before which was €30 per night cheaper and a much better room. Overall it was probably worth the money as many of the hotels we looked at in Salzburg were a similar price

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Best experience I had in hotel in a long time if not ever. Place looks great, right in the heart of historic Salzburg, staff is extremely helpful and speaks flawless English.
Room was clean, modern and had all the amenities . Getreide strasse can get a bit noisy but you will not hear it with the windows closed. Bed was great and internet connection fast. Breakfast is great with a small but excellent selection of cheese and meats, made to order coffee and eggs. I reviewed the restaurant separately - it was another great experience.
Hotel does provide bicycles but we did not have a chance to try them.
Would stay again in a heart beat - we'll probably be dragging the kids with us next time. The city itself was a great experience and there are still many things we'd like to do.
Finding the hotel first time around was the only issue: although address is on Getreidestrasse, this is a pedestrian only street. Car parking is on Herbert Von Karajan Platz - a small space is available to unload the car after which cars can be parked in the municipal parking garage across the street (literally inside the mountain - quite cool).
Would stay again in a heart beat - we'll probably be dragging the kids with us next time. The city itself was a great experience and there are still many things we'd like to do.

  • Stayed June 2013
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at Art Hotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thank you for the really good review.
We hope to see you again in our hotel.
Your Team Blaue Gans
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

My cousin and I came into Satzburg the day after the massive flooding in June, unsure of whether we could participate in many activities. We found the Arthotel to be even better of a location than we could have dreamed and of the highest quality. The staff was warm and readily available. Mozart's home was literally a few doors down from us. The windows from our room overlooked the adorable cobblestone street below. Picturesque with every modern comfort. Not always an easy combination to find. We thought the cuisine at the hotel's restaurant was among the best we had in Austria- regionally authentic with a great modern touch. The breakfast was extensive and exceeded our other experiences of the 'breakfast included' fare in Austria. Finally, when we had to leave at an inordinately early hour to catch a train, the hotel staff offered to create a 'to go' breakfast for us (which was delicious) 'because we had already paid for it'. Again, not our experience ever where. We would have loved to stay longer and would absolutely return here again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel, very accommodating. Great wifi, did not use the TV but it was a large flat screen. Ipods in the hallway embedded in the wall with note pads. Very novel idea. Buffet breakfast was included in the room rate. Central location down the street from Mozart's Birth house. If I were to return to Salzburg I would stay here again.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Art Hotel Blaue Gans
Address: Getreidegasse 41-43 | Herbert von Karajanplatz 3+4, 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:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#8 Business Hotel in Salzburg
#8 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#9 Family Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Art Hotel 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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