Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Schwarzstrasse 5 - 7, Salzburg, Salzburg, 5024, Austria
(5 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 8 reviews
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Lovely views, great location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 30, 2011

I stayed here for a weekend in the spring of 2011. The staff were lovely, the food (especially the desserts) was amazing, and the rooms comfortable and large.
If you want a high end hotel for a weekend in Salzburg the Hotel Sacher Salzburg is it.

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Views Across The Salzach

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 10, 2010

The highlight of staying at the Sacher is simply looking out the window assuming you are on the river side of the building. Our nightime views are on the stolen camera sadly, but the city including the Hohensalzburg Palace is lit up at night and a very stunning sight indeed.
Am I the only one to notice that the Salzach River is a very strange shade of bluish-green? Kept wondering if there was a General Electric plant upriver.

There were only two sorry images of the lobby and staircase on this camera, also including here, and not doing justice.

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5 Star Grande Dame Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 10, 2010

The original hotel on this site was built in 1863-6 by a renowned architect of the time, Carl von Schwarz, set directly on the Salzach River bank and with a spectacular view of the entire Old City of Salzburg. An immediate success with royalty, VIP's, and artists of all stripes, it was bought in 1988 by the Gurtler family, related to the Sacher Hotel in Vienna. This hotel is an annual honoree on all the lists of Europe's Best 100 hotels, usually in the top half. A complete renovation over the recent period retains the classic architecture including a major staircase worthy of royalty, with each room different and with both hallways and rooms decorated with fine art. The restaurants all overlook the river. Services include a fitness and health club. The hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, but that is hardly the outfit with whom to book a room.

We scored a very low rate on the internet and were surprised to be given a river view room overlooking the city. The room was relatively small but for the price a steal. Similarly the bathroom was small and ever so slightly dated with combined shower and tub next to the toilet. However overall it was most comfortable, kept spotless and in order by the housekeeping staff, and featured line drawings of Empress Sissi and Salome Alt on the walls.

The restaurants were awesomely expensive and of course our rate did not include breakfast, a sumptuous display priced at an inconceivable 50Eu per person. Nice hotel.

There were a few negatives however. We found the concierge staff to be most interested in selling bus tours and very costly chauffeur driven outings and somewhat weak in knowledge on other touristic ventures. For instance, they were totally unaware of the combination package offered by the Austrian train system for the Salt Mine Tour - after finding it on the internet, the young concierge could only state that "it's a great deal". Restaurant recommendations were limited to the hotel.
Rooms facing the river offer spectacular views over the old city. However, half of the 113 rooms must face the other way - over the congested noisy main avenue between the railway and the Staatsbrucke, the most important vehicular crossing of the river. The view over the traffic is of a bunch of nondescript stores and buildings which must be a true disappointment. Be forewarned - river view or nothing.

Unique Quality: The location is superb, not far from the Maribel Gardens and the Mozart Musem yet only a short walk across the pedestrian or State Bridge to the Old City.
The room color schemes appeared different even in the standard rooms on the second ( for US readers third ) floor.

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Hotel Oesterreichischer Hof

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 12, 2008

We stayed in this hotel when I was here with my grandmother in 1976. My grandmother wrote at the time, "We took a taxi to our hotel which has twice been described to us on tours as the hotel that all the important people stay!" In the intervening 30 years, the name has been changed

Unique Quality: It's on the river and is very pretty.

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the Austrian Negresco !

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 2, 2006

The time was ripe to open a "Hotel Sacher" also in Salzburg in the early 90`ies; so the Viennese parent-hotel, the famous "Hotel Sacher Vienna" got an (at least ) equal companion.
Already buildt during the turn of the 19th and 20st century it was for a long time Salzburg`s most prestigeous hotel, known as "Oesterreichischer Hof"; positioned on the banks of river Salzach, it looks towards the old city , the Salzburg citadel and Moenchsberg. An impressive architectural monument, comparable to Nice`s Negresco, it offers luxurious , big rooms, first class service and good food. After a substantial refurbishment, the new "Hotel Sacher Salzburg" may soon turn into the new flagship of the Sacher hotels, as rooms and kitchen have undergone major improvements.
The "Sacher Cafe" competes with its famous neighbour, the unparalelled "Cafe Bazar", a place, that brought already long time ago the real, old Viennese coffeehouse-culture to Salzburg.
Sacher Salzburg lies in the city-center, only a few minutes from the festival-hall and most of Salzburgs beautiful sights.

Unique Quality: A traditional and modern hotel, comparable to Europes most famous and prominent places, offering value for money (although the kitchen leaves still some options for further improvement)

Directions: by the "Staatsbrücke" on the banks of river Salzach

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Those famous tortes

by written on November 28, 2004

Well, at $250-$400 per night for a room, I doubt I'll ever stay here, but it's worth stopping by the cafe for the famous eponymously named torte. The Sacher Torte is a scrumptious dessert made of two chocolate cake layers separated by apricot jam with a chocolate glaze over the top and sides of the cake. Yum . . .

Unique Quality: Again, I didn't stay here, but this place is first-class with all the expected amenities and a great riverside location just across the bridge from the Old Town.

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One of best places in the old town!.

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 13, 2004

First of all I have to tell you that I didn't sleep in any hotel in Salzburg.That night I have had a room booked in Innsbruck.I took this picture of this nice hotel,just entering the old town of Salzburg,it looks very nice and is one of best hotels that you can find in the city.

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Hotel Sacher *****

by written on June 15, 2003

To be honest, we have only seen this property from the outside. It's a beautiful building and from their website I know that their rooms are beautiful as well. So is the price! Room rates are from 254 euro for a standard room upto 1130 euro for the presidential suite. Per night, bien entendu!

Unique Quality: Everything you can dream of.

Directions: Along the river Salzach in the city centre

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