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Hotel Stein
Ranked #84 of 132 Hotels in Salzburg
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Let me start with the positives. First off, I don't think you can find a hotel with better location in Salzburg if you are there to see the sites. You are literally at the junction of the two main thoroughfares putting you very close to just about any of the main tourist attractions. Secondly, the view from the rooftop bar makes up for a lot of the shortcomings of this hotel. Spectacular. Especially at night.

My issues lie with what is advertised on their website and what I actually got. On the website, the rooms look fantastic with stylish furniture, luxurious upholstery and comfortable space. What I got was a more like a road side roach motel in a one stop light town. I get it. This place has probably been there for hundreds of years and supposed to have that old-world charm that so many European hotels have. I didn't see it. I just felt duped.

This might be the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in. It was a little warm for early December and there was no AC. An open window meant hearing every bar patron in the whole town on their way home talking as loud as possible. Noisy is a massive understatement. The carpet was dirty and worn. The floor was sloped. The hot water came and went.

That chic room that is shown on the website was certainly not where I stayed. My suggestion, find another hotel and go get a drink at the rooftop bar at Hotel Stein.

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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Very good location on the Salzach. Spectacular view from the roof terrace of the Old Town of Salzburg (at night a bar, breakfast room in the morning). If you have ever played the computer game Starship Titanic by Dougla Adams, you will have an idea of the decor (art deco gone a little wild). Rooms on higher floors are less noisy (mine did not have the spectacular view, but was on a side street), but have very low ceiling. Strange layout of room and bathroom (quite spacious). Good bed, no noisy in my room on the 5th floor. Breakfast (no buffet, only a la carte, very strange imho for a hotel of that category) ok, not great. Nice staff. Not cheap.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

near to everything in salzberg nice hotel, rooms clean, some of staff were great,a couple staff trying to charge me for room that was already paid for, that made me feel sick trying to explain not even a sorry ,but would go back as the hotel itself was great.

Stayed: November 2015
Thank keithron
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

We did not stay at the Stein, but we did visit the rooftop bar on three occasions during our 2 weeks in Salzburg.

It is the best view of Salzburg and surrounding area, except for the ones from the Fortress.

It is a wonderful way to unwind after a day of touring the wonderful city.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Senioronabudget
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

HotelStein by far, has the best location in Salzburg. One can access the old and new town by foot very easily. The views of the Salzach River and the Hohensalzburg castle are spectacular.
Besides the fact that the breakfast was not included, there were some other downsides. I had to pay extra for double occupancy. Everywhere else I stayed in the world the quoted price was for 2 people per room. The place needs some major renovations. The hallways are dark and gloomy. The bathroom décor was stuck in the 80s. The hairdryer I tried to use didn’t work and I had to ask the desk twice for a replacement.
Tsk-tsk-tsk HotelStein.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with family
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Address: Giselakai 3-5, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#45 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range: RM 699 - RM 1,823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Stein 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Design Hotel in great location, right at the main bridge of Salzburg in the historic city center. The festival halls, as well as the congress centre are only a few minutes away. Stylish rooms and 7th floor roof top terrace with great view. ... more   less 
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