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7 best hotels to stay in the mesmerizing city of Salzburg

Renowned for baroque architecture and alpine scenery, the UNESCO world heritage site of Salzburg is one of the increasingly popular travel destinations in Austria. The fairytale city is the right place to plan a holiday if you want to get away from the crowd but still want to make the most of alpine extravaganza. Here’s a list of 7 best hotels you can stay in whilst touring Salzburg.

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1. Hotel Schloss Mönchstein

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Perched on top of the tranquil grounds of the Mönchstein hill, Hotel Schloss Mönchstein is a lavish castle hotel in Salzburg. Thanks to its wonderful location, you are rewarded with panoramic views from literally everywhere in the hotel. Adorned with antiques and rich accents, the atmosphere inside the hotel is very unique.

Enjoy the complimentary breakfast, relax in the infinity pool, stroll across the fairytale castle garden and experience pure relaxation at the wellness centre.

The hotel successfully blends tradition with luxury – thus bringing you a historic ambience.

Where: Mönchsberg Park 26, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
What’s special: Infinity pool, Location, Restaurant, Spa
Who’s it for: Families, Couples

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2. Hotel Bristol

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Hotel Bristol is a five-star accommodation set within a grand mansion from the 17th century. Frequently renovated to keep up with the modern-day standards, Hotel Bristol offers an exclusive atmosphere while also retaining the golden essence of the past.

Grab a drink by the open fireplace, listen to the colourful stories of the bygone era that echo from the glittering chandeliers, art, and antiques, take a walk at the picturesque Mirabell Gardens, and munch on the complimentary breakfast buffet.

Where: Makartpl. 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
What’s special: Location, Bar, Fireplace, Restaurant, Decor
Who’s it for: Families, Couples

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3. Hotel Goldener Hirsch

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Tucked within an elegant centuries-old inn, Goldener Hirsch exuding with the best of hospitality since 1047 is a gateway to the lovely city. And most importantly, the hotel is located in the famous shopping street of Getreidegasse.

Go thrift-shopping in the ever-buzzing Getreidegasse, admire the authentic Salzburg-style decor, discover the cultural gems of the city by going on a trip, savour the traditional Austrian cuisine and see the Hohensalzburg castle up close.

Goldener Hirsch is also well equipped with conference rooms.

Where: Getreidegasse 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
What’s special: Restaurant, Conference rooms, Minibars, Location
Who’s it for: Business travellers, Families, Couples

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4. Sheraton Salzburg Hotel

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Set next to the Mirabellgarten, Sheraton Salzburg is an upscale five-star accommodation in the centre of the city. Known worldwide, Sheraton Salzburg does absolute justice to the brand name. The rooms here are extravagant with a contemporary flair.

Relish the taste of the Austrian cuisine that comes with unparalleled views of the Mirabell gardens, stop for a quick drink & snacks at the piano bar, make full use of the fitness centre and unwind in the whirlpool tub.

Based on your preference, you can choose between a room with a city view or a park view.

Where: Auerspergstraße 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
What’s special: Sauna, Meeting rooms, International restaurant, Fitness centre, Piano bar
Who’s it for: Business travellers, Couples, Families

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5. Hotel Sacher Salzburg

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On the banks of the Salzach river is the polished Hotel Sacher Salzburg that is complete with enthralling views of the city. Music is so closely intertwined with the hotel’s philosophy that Sacher Salzburg makes it a tradition to host world’s finest musicians every once in a while.

Get cosy in the elegant premises of the hotel that reverberates with tradition & luxury, be impressed by the incredible walls decorated with original paintings & silk wallpapers, choose from the finest list of wines and enjoy every bit of the delicious Sacher Cake – the main highlight.

Interested in celebrating your special occasion inside the hotel? The hotel has the right setting for every occasion.

Where: Schwarzstraße 5-7, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
What’s special: Conference rooms, Wine, Cake, Decor, Restaurant
Who’s it for: Business travellers, Families, Couples

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6. Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt

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Housed in a restored inn from 1377, Radisson Blu is a luxury hotel with warm, traditional rooms. Adding to the prime location of the hotel are the stellar medieval features – antique artwork, intricate stucco, wooden ceilings.

Dine in the award-winning restaurant, Symphonie soaking in the enchanting views or the elegant plant-filled courtyard Cafe Altstadt, explore the attractions nearby and get comfortable in the delightful rooms that come with balconies.

In a hurry but don’t want to miss out on the breakfast? Use the Grab & Run takeaway service in the hotel.

Where: Rudolfskai 28, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
What’s special: Decor, Restaurant, Cafe, Meeting rooms, Bar
Who’s it for: Business travellers, Families

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7. Hotel Villa Carlton

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Villa Carlton is an elegant, 4-star boutique hotel in the charming old town of Salzburg. Imagine being inside a bright room with the portrait of Marilyn Monroe winking at you. The feeling is just amazing right. The rooms in Villa Carlton are individually designed and carry themes that include traditional, elegant, pop-art, and cottage style.

Sip your morning coffee in the sunny terrace, relax at the bar, take some time off the hotel to go shopping at the Getreidegasse street, reach out to the friendly staff at the front end to gain information on the city tours & the events around.

Where: Markus-Sittikus-Straße 3, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
What’s special: Cafe-terrace, Decor, Lounge bar, Location
Who’s it for: Families, Couples

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