Hotel Sacher Salzburg

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Schwarzstrasse 5 - 7, Salzburg, Salzburg, 5024, Austria

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Hotel Sacher Salzburg
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  • Lovely views, great location


    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


    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


    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


    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 !


    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


    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!.


    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 *****


    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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by globetrott about Hotel Sacher ....when you may afford it

Hotel Sacher is the most famous hotel in Vienna - it was founded by Madame Sacher, who used to smoke Cigars in public at a time, when this was normally totally out of question for a woman...

Of course the hotel is the birthplace of the world-famous Sachertorte
. The Hotel is situated just opposite of the Vienna Opera and if you want to enter their Bar, you have to wear a tie, even if your name is Placido Domingo or whoever - NO exceptions...
But to eat Sachertorte on the terrace or in the Cafe, no tie is required ;-))

They also have a shop, where you may get the Torte, Sacher Coffee, champagne, china etc - just click on my link below !

Aristocratic Setting and Outstanding Service

by TripAdvisor Member Dolcetto

The Hotel Sacher Salzburg is nothing less than one would expect from one of The Leading Hotels of the World. Our room (412), on the fourth floor facing the river, was furnished with lovely fabrics and antique reproductions. The bathroom is beautiful and bright with light-colored marble and all amenities. The open atrium of the hotel provides beautiful light that sweeps down through the lobby where elegant ornate furniture and seating areas offer comfort.

Staff is professional and helpful and always greets the guest. Our concierge arranged front row seating for us at a Mozart piano recital at the Mirabel Palace, and recommended excellent dining.

The Hotel Sacher Cafe featured perfect luncheons and breakfast -- Vertliner wine at lunch and dinner, Einspanner (coffee in glass with silver handle), delicious frankfurter plate with mustand and red cabbage, outstanding Wiener Schnitzel or Noodles with tasty onions, perfect pastries, etc. It is fascinating to see photos, not only of musical figures and other famous faces who have enjoyed Sacher Hotel hospitality, but also the array of personalities from the early 1900s.

Also, the umbrella provided was most useful for drizzly weather!

We took to enjoying the hotel bar each night where a pianist performed. Enjoyed brandy and house cocktail (a little like a Bellini).

The individual Sacher tortes served on the pillow at night are too good to be true!


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How much is a sachertorte with a coffee?

by Filoxera

Hi! :)

I'm very curious about this really "star" cake price.
I believe it's expenxive (it must be!) but how much expensive is it??

Will 10 € be enough for a pice of cake and a coffee??

I'm very curious about this really "star" cake price.
I believe it is expensive (it must be!) but how much expensive is it??

Is it the same price in Vienna and in Salzburg?

Will 10 € be enough for a piece of cake and a coffee??

And... is it that good??

Re: How much is a sachertorte with a coffee?

by Skipka

Filomena, 10 Euros is enough I think... I tried Sacher torta and double expresso coffee in the center of Vienna and also in the smaler town called Tuln and it varies around 2,50 Euro to 5. What I have seen so I cannot say it is true. But I am sure you won't spend more :) than 10, only if u would like to eat more pieces.
Sacher torte is great and delicious chocolate torte and it is really worth to try such as to buy Mozart kugeln in Salzburg :) Have fun...

Re: How much is a sachertorte with a coffee?

by globetrott

Hi !
I agree with Sipka about Sachertorte in any cafe around Austria...

...except maybe in Hotel Sacher.
There is a Hotel Sacher in Salzburg and also Vienna.
THERE a good coffee and a Sachertorte mit Schlag ( whipped cream ) might easily be around 10 Euros.
But you also get a certain atmosphere and tradition in their cafe.
Another great Cafe in Vienna is DEMEL K&K Hofzuckerbaeckerei
it was the place, where the emperors got their cakes from, and they ALSO have the "original Sachertorte" , and the price might be also around 10 euros with a coffee.

I have to say I prefer the one in Demel, and I also like it in most of the unknown, and much cheaper places.

Bon Appetit !


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