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arthotel Blaue Gans
Ranked #8 of 132 Hotels in Salzburg
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Brighton
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“Exceptional Room”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stay in a lot of 5 star hotels and it's been a long time since I was truly impressed with a room. We stayed for just one night in the Maisonette here and it was stunning in its design. The whole hotel has a modern and funky vibe, which I guess may not be to everyone's taste but was a breath of fresh air for us. We were with our 2 children (aged 7 and 9) and they were so excited by the room. It is split into 2 levels, with a huge master bedroom at the top of the stairs (the only downside was going downstairs to the toilet in the night!). Downstairs was a bathroom, large sitting area and a separate area for seating/an extra single bed - all extremely spacious. It had the feel of an apartment rather than a hotel room. My only criticism would be the limited choice at breakfast, but the staff were friendly and it was OK; being vegetarian in Austria is always a bit tricky! At 339 Euro it was very good value for money overall in my opinion - much better value than the 700 Euro a night we had just spent for a small room in the rafters in Zell Am See! It is in just the perfect location for all sight-seeing.

Room Tip: Definitely the Maisonette for a family, although not with toddlers - shiny wooden stairs!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
it was a pleasure to have you and your kids with us - even fr a short time.
stay healthy and just the best,
the arthotel Blaue Gans Team
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

We spent a couple of nights here at the end of our skiing holiday. It was our first stay in Salzburg. We wanted a hotel in the old city. The location is perfect. On the main shopping street, near the Festival Hall, a door or two along from Mozart's birthplace. Although generally expensive they offered a good rate for a double room.

The room was overlooking the street. Small seating area, adequate wardrobes etc, en suite, comfy beds. It was quiet as the street is really a pedestrians only place. Loved the little blue geese in the bathroom!

Breakfast was excellent. Buffet style with yoghurt, fresh fruit, muesli, large selection of breads, delicious fresh coffee, scrambled eggs, cold meats, salmon and more.

There are no doubt many superb restaurants in Salzburg but we chose to eat in the hotel restaurant on the first night. We enjoyed it so much that we went there the second night too! We also ate late the second night after a concert in the Festival Hall, just along the road. The restaurant was buzzing both nights. Tried their soufflé speciality the first night. Would have had it the second night but her Majesty suggested that we show restraint!

The staff throughout the hotel were also excellent. Always quietly helpful and efficient.

I have a feeling we will return to Salzburg and when we do this is where we would like to stay.

Room Tip: Room 110 would be a good choice for a double.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
thank you so much for writing those lines.
your blue duck will get a new friend as soon as you visit us again.
greetings from Salzburg
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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2014

The location of this lovely hotel is fantastic. You walk out the door right into the middle of the Old Town and main shopping area of Salzburg. There are many restaurants and shops nearby and it is easy to get to the main sights, such as the funicular up to the fortress. The staff were extremely helpful, with the people at the front desk providing directions and maps, as well as booking taxis for us when we needed them. The rooms are very modern with an antique touch coming more from the design of the building itself. We had a large room with a sofa, separate toilet and nice bathroom, and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was quite good with a decent selection and omelettes/eggs available on request. We spent four nights staying here over Christmas and could not have been happier with our stay. Salzburg is one of our favourite places we have visited yet, and the hotel really made for an enjoyable stay in the gorgeous old city. Highly recommended!

(One piece of advice: if you're staying with kids, check the artwork on the walls on the way to your room. The picture outside our door was quite explicit and I wouldn't want to be explaining it to the kids!)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
thank you so much for the recommandation. we appreciate your help a lot.
the arthotel Blaue Gans Team
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2014

This hotel is in the central shopping area of Salzburg. The views, standing outside the hotel with the hills sweeping around it are breathtaking. The hotel staff is very accommodating, even though there was a language barrier for us. They are more then helpful when it comes to suggesting restaurants to dine at as well as making reservations for you. The room is quite large, the layout very interesting with the bathroom literally next to the bed, but divided by a door. The decor is very modern and simple. We were a little sad we did not have the opportunity to checkout the bar or restaurant as it was closed the night we spent there. The hotel is easy walking distance to everything in the area, we parked the car and venture on foot for our two days there. The only downside to this hotel was the parking situation. You park in a garage that is nearly impossible to find at first, finding your way out of the garage via foot is almost as much of a journey! However, once you figure it out, it is quite simple. It was pretty stressful though getting to the garage and there is not an area to park by the hotel to check-in or drop off luggage. We recommend this hotel and would not hesitate to stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
we are very much looking forward if you do so - stay again with us.
and if for the next time you arrive by plane or by train - there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel.
Herbert von Karajanplatz is the name of the station with bus no. 1 or 10.
best regards, Iris and the arthotel Blaue Gans team
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

This hotel is located on a very lively street and when you step out you are in the hub of Salzburg's shopping area. It is easy to walk from here to all the sights. And the staff was fabulous. They were very helpful and accommodating. The breakfast was great and we ate at the restaurant twice. Both times were excellent. The room was interesting. The only thing I didn't like was a step down to the bathroom, which may have only been in our room. We took the bus from the train station and that was very convenient. The hotel is in a very busy area, so if you need quiet, this may not be for you. But we like the sounds of the city. Enjoy!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
thank you very much for your positive review.
you are right: all of the rooms are different - with more or less stairs. :-) as we are an old building - 660 years.
if you want to enjoy yourself again in Salzburg, please return.
greetings to the USA
the arthotel Blaue Gans Team
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights... it is in the beautiful old part of the town and perfectly located close to everything. Salzburg is a beautiful Fairytale City and the hotel just added to the instant attraction. It has a very contemporary feel with amazing artwork everywhere. The staff are exceptionally helpful with everything you may need or enquire about... our room (medium sized) was just fabulous with such lovely comfortable beds, duvets and pillows and was exceptionally clean. Our particular room was on the fourth floor but anywhere would be just as good. Really delicious breakfast served every day and the food in the restaurant was very very good.. fantastic wine list.. and again very friendly, helpful staff. Thank you Blaue Gans for making our stay so special.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Thank you for the great Feedback
We wish you the best for 2014
Your Team Blaue Gans
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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Overall a nearly perfect accommodation choice in Salzburg. Excellent location, great service, comfortable (I wouldn't say luxurious) room and well appointed facilities, and unique atmosphere/design with history of the building and all the exhibited art inside. The hotel has a top restaurant as well which offers a delicious buffet breakfast for guests.

Stayed January 2014
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ArthotelBlaueGans, Leiter Front Office at arthotel Blaue Gans, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
thank you for the 5 points. we are honnored.
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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:
#6 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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