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... for us, and we found this amazing dish with thin beef and a rocket salad. Really simple and very tasty. This morning Casey got a manicure and we had a relaxing day until it was time for the Sound of Music tour! I was very excited, and Casey even enjoyed the tour even having not seen the movie thanks to our entertaining tour guide. We got to go and see the lake the children and Maria fell into when the Captain arrives home at ...
Today was the first day we have slept in past 7 am and saw a little sun shine! It was so nice. We took it easy this morning by walking around the entire city (not hard to do, it is a small place) before heading to our tour of the Bavarian Alps! The tour was very different from what we expected. Only mom and I were on the Alps tour and another man was on a salt mining tour. The combined the two tours together, which was near impossible. So ...
... go in them. I have no desire to see anything like that. The best part of the night was a concert we went to in the castle tonight where 3 violinists and a cellist played Mozart and other famous composers. A pianist played one beautiful piece with the group as well. We had second row seats that were perfect! The concert was held in a beautiful room in the palace from the 1400's. A perfect end to the ...
Yet another nice day, so we had an "in" morning with a relaxed start & caught up with some jobs. We cycled into Lofer via the river path and stocked up with food from the supermarket, then after lunch we decided to go up the Loferer Alm (mountain) by cable car and rode into town.
As I was feeling intrepid, we decided to take our bikes up and ride down if we could; during a sign language ...
... son, WA Mozart. His houses are named with plaques and his statue stands in the centre of the square that bears his name. Even if you didn’t see any of these, the contents of many of the shops would let you know this was Mozart’s city: almost every kind of souvenir bears his name/his picture/his music/his initials and there are cafes and restaurants named after him etc etc.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Elefant Salzburg
We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Hotel Elefant in Salzburg.
Location location location
We stayed just after New Year 2005 and believe you just can't beat a location in the middle of the Old Town in a pretty quiet street just down from the Rathaus. All of the staff were friendly -- a couple of them went out of their way to suggest ideas or look after us at breakfast. The 2 rooms we had were clean and comfortable and larger than we thought for an Old Town hotel. One had a great view and the other not -- remember to ask for one if that makes a difference -- it did to us.
It was a comfortable place to stay and unless you're looking for a luxury 5 star chateau, this is well worth a look. We'd go back again!
Our first time in Salzburg we were pleasantly surprised by the location of the hotel, which was perfect. 2 minute walk to the Christmas market and directly off of a very charming street/shopping area. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Our room was very small, but bed and linen were comfortable and clean.
I feel the hotel is above average for a 3 star, but the price definately reflects a 4-5 star.
I would definatley recommend the hotel's restaurant which was excellent and convenient, although closed on Tuesdays.
I would recommend this hotel, but next visit we will probably try another hotel.
Always a good experience at the Elefant
I've stayed at the Elefant twice, and have recommended it to friends without reservation. Both times I stayed, the room was charming, clean and comfortable. The concierge scored concert tickets for us, which gave us the best seats in the house. The location is fantastic, being within walking distance of everthing we wanted to see in Salzburg, and is on a cobbled street full of charm.The breakfast was bountiful and delicious. Yes, the lobby is small, but I don't hang out in hotel lobbies. There are lots of nooks and crannies at the Elefant for a quiet read, etc. We stayed in summer, and the airconditioning worked a treat.
Loved the elefant
What can i say ! Have now stayed at the elefant 3 times. The rooms are full of charm and spotless. The staff are beyond reproach and will do anything to help . The owners always make time to talk to you and are very friendly. The food in the resturant is 100% fresh , natural ,austrian and fantastic .... breakfast was always a treat. On my very first visit there we were delayed by adout 3 hours.... arrived at about 11:00 p.m. and they had kept the resturant open for us ... what service !!!!
Will not use any other hotel.
Great location, nice room; some service lapses
We were booked here by our travel agent who loves this hotel. The location cannot be beat--right smack in town. The front office staff were cordial, and the room itself was charming EXCEPT that when we arrived the room had not been made up from previous occupants--dirty linen, no towels, etc. We asked respectfully that it be remedied and went out for quite a while--but no luck, as apparently the housekeeping staff had departed. That evening we persuaded the evening manager to locate clean linens for us and we changed the bedding, towels etc. Seems a small matter but the price is definitely high for self-catering!
We stayed 3 days in the Elephant over Christmas with 2 elementary school aged children. This was my 5th visit to Salzburg so I am somewhat of a veteran. We stayed at the Elephant for the first timedue to location and the family suite. Upon arrival I, too, agree with the previous respondent in that decor for the lobby was very much office like and totally lacked charm and elegance deserving of such a lovely city. Our accomodations were a huge disappointment. For 350 Euro a night for the penthouse suite we found it dirty, hodge podge decor, stained couches, a mini kitchen w/ cooktop, oven and refrigerator that contained no cooking OR eating utensils. Furthermore, the room service was minimal, no fresh bars of soap (reused old ones that were only face sized not bath sized) and no shampoo like most Best Westerns provide.
Elefant could have more character
I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed with the Elefant. Its central location cannot be beaten, the staff are extremely friendly and our room was quite nice - even though our 'view' was a blank wall less than two feet away. However I'd hoped the hotel would have had more character than it did. The lobby is very sterile - it could be in any office block. The hotel is not cheap and yet I've stayed in hotels which cost less but felt more luxurious.
Loved the Elefant!
Can't beat the location of this hotel and because it's located in the heart of the old city it's quiet! The rooms are charming; the bathrooms small but extremely well equiped--we were told the hotel underwent renovation a year ago and the bathrooms reflect this. Couldn't get over the generous breakfast served each morning--included in the price.
Would stay here again--we were sad to leave.
It Can't Get Any Better Than This
This is the ultimate Salzburg Hotel. Our room was charming, with down pillows and duvets. The street the hotel is on evokes a sense of history. The staff are helpful and friendly. The concierage will do anything from booking reservations, providing umbrellas or offering temporary eyeglasses to make your stay perfect. If you're driving, parking is provided at a significantly discounted rate. The food at lunch and dinner is outstanding and breakfast is enough to make you want to wake up. Location is perfect. May 2003