Its location is definitively its biggest point, just minutes from the cathedral (Dom) and all the other sightseeing spots of the Altstadt (historic old town)
When we booked we were given clear instructions on how to get there, also available from the hotel's website, and we were given a code to enter the pedestrian area, unload luggage, bring everything to the room and then bring the car to the parking. Underground Parking: 10-15 minutes from hotel at 9.50 Euros per night. A nearer option was available at 14 Euros per night. We chose the cheaper one and walk to and from the parking, ± 8 minutes, much through the old town.
The (dated) rooms are of a decent size and because the hotel is located in the pedestrian area they are quite. The bathroom urgently needed some maintenance, as the silicon strips were worn and there was mould on/above the bath-tub rims. Internet is available at 1Euro for 3 hrs.
No dinner is offered at the hotel but this is not a problem as there are plenty of choices next and around the hotel. Breakfast offered a good choice though, apart from soft-boiled eggs, any other egg dish was to be paid for.
I stayed here about 40 years ago and even then remarked that this B&B offered 'basic' accommodation, though all that is needed is there. Service is polite but impersonal. The hotel doors and reception close at 10 pm and as such it does not offer all hotel facilities. While it offers bed &breakfast service within a hotel settings, as there are 30+ rooms. Prices are quite high, but then all hotels were full due to the Salzburg Festival.
The Salzburg Festival (1 week July) attracts top world-rated orchestras, star directors and star opera stars. Prices for Festival tickets ranged from 70-225 Euros per person (long dresses ladies!), so we opted for the world-famous Marionetten Theater instead which was delightful. We were seated in row 3 but tickets from row 11 (cost less :-) are better as one can read a brief translation on the side-walls. Prices for a 2 hr performance are 18-35 Euro. One has to contact ticket counter about student discounts.
The house were Mozart lived: there is no need to purchase a ticket to visit though there is a 'ticket-counter' when one enters. This is to get the guided tour 'phone', though information is given in German and English next to the exhibits and there is a video about his life at the end room and thus the phone guided tour option is not really necessary, though viewers can hear music related to the exhibits and this will certainly appeal to a number of visitors, though not all.
The biggest point of this hotel is its location, allowing travelers to hop in and out in between sightseeing or shopping. With other hotels nearby, it is worth comparing prices. We saw the lovely hotels in the Getreidegasse though, unless one has a room to the back, we would not have liked to stay here due to its enormous flow of people and noise that goes on till well after midnight.
Salzburg Altstadt is in an amazing part of town and most sites can be seen within 2 days. Schloss Hellbrunn is another site not to be missed, don't miss its trick-fountains-tour, included in the ticket of 9.50 Euro. It is worth having a picnic in the amazing park just outside Hellbrunn Schloss. Ample car parking available. When arriving here by bus expect to walk to castle, a pleasant though 20 minute walk. Check their website to see if there are other options, e.g. direct bus from Salzburg.
To sum it up: the hotel is average but the location is superb and by it being so centrally located one makes use of the room. So, all in all tumbs up, especially when the bathroom will have been dealt with ;-)
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