by Lissa Poirot
This hip and modern hotel of black and white and art is a boutique property tucked away from the crowds. Located in Salzburg’s Art District, the 14th century building offers 35 unique rooms with natural materials, such as reclaimed hardwood floors and more than 120 original works of art from local artisans. Rooms don’t play with names: Small, Regular, Medium, Large-these are your choices. The Festspielhaus, however, is a one-bedroom suite with a living room and sofa bed.
Guests receive free Wi-Fi, and childcare and baby supplies are available for traveling families. Gewolbe Restaurants is equally interesting in its dÃ©cor, housed in a space from 1350. Lunch and dinner are provided here from noon to midnight. A garden is open for relaxation.
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- Baby supplies and childcare
- Free Wi-Fi
- 14th century building
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Firstly, the location of this hotel is absolutely stellar and overall makes it worthwhile recommending. It is in a historic building situated along Getreidegasse and not very far from the riverfront. Getreidegasse is central and prominent to the Old Town area and contains tourist attractions (Mozarts Birth Place), tourist shops, restaurants, and fashion boutiques. The fact that you are immediately in the thick of this the moment you step out of the hotel is absolutely worth it.
Considering the location there is no parking near the hotel, besides the delivery area around the back which you can use to park closer for a few moments when checking in/out. Instead you need to park in the underground car park under the hill, this is nearby and honestly only a short walk to access, but it is worth noting that you'll pay 18 Euros each night overnight to keep the car parked there. There is a discount on the usual price (of 20 Euros or so) available via the hotel - make sure to ask for it, I was unaware of the offer on the first few nights and even though I mentioned driving and parking the car the staff didn't advise of the discounts until check-out.
I'd say the rooms are acceptable, but certainly not luxurious by any stretch. Our room was a small and quaint little thing down three flights of stairs and nestled in a corner. It had some beautiful original features.... and some very odd 70's style built ins and bold colourful styling choices in the bathroom. There was also no possible way to properly close the curtains so light absolutely streamed in the room at all hours.
I would say with some minor room upgrades this could be a truly outstanding hotel, but for now it is a good, decent option with a fantastic location.
The notion of a 600 year history is very misleading. This is a very contemporary hotel with funky art, some of which is very fun. The furnishings are more artsy than comfortable. The location is wonderful. The staff were very helpful. We had very mixed feelings, and it is hard to rate.