Hotel Markus Sittikus
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Leaving Prague this morning bright and early. Supposed to catch the train at 7:15am, and when Mandy told the ticket agent yesterday that we were going to arrive at the station at 6:30am, he looked at us like we were crazy, "this is not a plane you know." So we left the hotel at 6:55am, big mistake! We were running up and down escalators and down …
After our 5 hour train ride, we made it to Salzburg last night in the evening. We checked into our hotel, then made our way to a restaurant at the end of the block that's owned by one of the local breweries here - Stieglbrau. We had schnitzel and fish for dinner and of course, beer! It was our first experience in a beer garden (though it was on the …
From Fussen we took a bus to the train station at Reutte, Austria, a short trip. While at the train station we learned through our limited German and a few kind strangers who spoke a little English that our train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen was not going to go. As is the custom with the German and Austrian train system, they already had a bus waiting …
The 2 hour train trip from Vienna to Salzburg was great. Very comfortable compartment and stunning scenery all the way to our destination. The hotel was comfortable but a little old and run down. We ventured into the old town which was only about 15 minutes walk. There is quite a bit of snow on the ground. Past the Mirabel Gardens (sound of music …
... translated means men's island and a very small island which people jokingly call the baby island. The snow was falling as we explored the little huts filled with wooden toys and christmas ornaments and they even built a smaller wooden replica of the thousand year old church that is located on the island. After we went for dinner at the nice restaurant called the Linde which was where I had been a few years earlier for Mary's and Joerg's wedding. ...
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Ten of us stayed and ten would stay again!
The degree and interest the staff took to ensure that my family of ten, ranging in ages from nine to eighty impressed me and touched me. I appreciated their diligence in organizing and informing me of tours and sights or dinner schedules. We stayed over Christmas holiday and thanks to emails from the staff were able to reserve dinners and concerts for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as organized for us all to go to mass late on Christmas Eve. The warm and inviting atmosphere or abundance of cookies and Christmas candies kept us in the lounge or at ease for brakfast, family style regardless of our demands. The breakfast china and choices were memorable. On Christmas we were touched by the gifts we received on our pillows by the housekeeping crew of delightful Mozart music and trinkets. I have never been away from my home at this time of year. The Markus Sittikus was well worth the price.
I stayed for 6 nights over New Year holiday 2004-2005. Reservation was through internet travel site & room was waiting for me (I confirmed via e-mail prior to leaving states). Room was typical single for Europe -- not fancy but pleasant. I liked the location a lot; it was far enough from the center of town to be quiet but a short walk to center of city and Banhof. Definitely not a party place (a plus for me). Open computer in conference room (no charge) was nice touch as was access to health club facilities. Breakfast had many tasty choices (loved decor in breakfast room). Majority of staff friendly and attentive. Only drawback was smoking which I know is common in Europe but I find it a problem. Smoking in rooms around me and smell invaded my room. Fortunately could open window. Were I in Salzburg again, I'd stay there without a second thought.
Stayed at the Markus Sittikus at the beginning of December 2004, for the weekend. On arrival at the hotel we were immeadiately disappointed by the room. Although it was clean, the decor was shabby, straight out of the 70's. The breakfast was adequate, a typical continental cold buffet. The bar in the hotel was small and not always staffed.
The hotel is located a good 15 minute walk from the old part of Salzburg, and therefore is not ideal for a weekend trip.
I personally would noy stay there again.
I would'nt stay here again
This hotel is in an ok location, about 5min to Mirabel Gardens, 10-15min walk to the old town. The room was clean, although our twin was extremely small. We found the receptionist rather frosty, constantly trying to sell us tour packages etc which we found a little tacky. I would only consider this hotel a 3 star hotel - definitely not up to a 4 star standard. I wont choose to stay here again.
Very nice hotel at a decent price
We spent 3 nights here in mid Sept. and found it to be quite pleasant. First thing to remember if you are American, this is Europe and the rooms tend to be smaller. With that said, our room was quite roomy. We had a couch and a balcony that overlooked the garden. For an old hotel, we found it to be in generally good shape. The breakfast was pretty standard for Europe (cold meat and cheese, cereal, breads and rolls). Service overall was quite good. Nice touch of fitness center privileges with the Crowne Plaza right next door. Overall a very good value for the price.
Nice Little Hotel
I stayed at the Flair Hotel Markus Sittikus for 2 nights in July 2004. It is a nice little hotel. It is close to the train station, and just a short walk from the old town. The staff were nice and helpful, recommending tours and concerts etc on check-in. Tours will pick you up from this hotel. Salzburg has tourism down to a science. The Salzburg Card is great, it gets you into everything for about 17 euro for 24 hours and is definitely worth it.
The room was clean and comfortable, although perhaps a bit smaller than I expected, but that was my experience throughout Europe. The breakfast at the hotel was also nice. I would recommend this hotel.
Don't go by the pictures
We researched this hotel in detail. The website is very nice and we thought we would be staying in a spacious building with a nice evening lounge for a night cap and casual conversation. Unfortunately, we were dissapointed when we got there as the building itself is rather small and the room we had, faced the back end of apartment buildings. Rather noisy and no privacy. The bar was often empty, sometimes no bar tender. Basically, the pictures do not truly represent reality. This is a very small hotel with not much going on in regard to the evening hours.
On the positive side, the rooms were very clean and the service was friendly. The breakfast buffet is VERY nice.
If you are looking for a clean place to sleep and a nice breakfast, this is worth the money.
My husband and I stayed here after an overnight trip from Prague. We were so happy to arrive at the hotel. Even though we arrived earlier than check-in time, they stored our luggage for us while we traveled the city. It is a good, but beautiful walk from the hotel to the main part of the city. I would definitely recommend doing the walk if you are up to it, because you really get to see so much of this beautiful city. The hotel was clean and the beds were so comfortable. The staff was so helpful and friendly and gave us great ideas for concerts to see, ways to get around town, and how to get to some of those non-touristy spots! One thing we did while in Salzburg that people should not miss is going up on top of one of the mountains! You can take Bus #25 towards Hellbrunn from the train station. You can then take a cable car up to the top of the mountain and explore around. This was a great thing to do and something we do not regret doing at all.
Don't miss your chance! Overall, I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel. It was a wonderful place to stay.
Do not hesitate!!!
If you are planning a trip to Salzburg then the Flair Markus Sittikus should be your first choice. As a seasoned traveler, I so appreciated all that this family owned hotel had to offer. Our family of five had the most wonderful Christmas in Salzburg in great part due to the Silg (I think this is the correct spelling) family and their team. Even before arrival the staff was exceptionally helpful in answering questions, confirming our reservation and offering suggestions for our visit. The hotel is small and located just minutes from all of the local sites. The location provides quiet and privacy. The rooms were immaculate, certainly large enough and the bathrooms were very modern and good size. The down comforters are a luxury and the beds very comfortable. The breakfast is wonderful and is served until 10 a.m. for late sleepers! On Christmas Eve we were invited for free drinks and cake to celebrate the holiday. We were surprised with a wonderful gift of a print of the city done by a local artist. What a treat! You will not be disappointed in this hotel! I will be glad to answer questions posted to my email. jpalmour
Do not trust this hotel!
The hotel did not have a room that we booked 5 months in advance and confirmed 2 weeks before arrival. The only excuse they offered was that it was "a very busy time." It escaped them that we booked in advance for that reason!When they realized that we were not leaving, they miraculously "found" a dismal room for us. Not the category we had booked, but it had a bed. We had to request a rate adjustment and they appeared put out by the request.Don't do it!