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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Stein Salzburg
8/10...could have been 10..
This Hotel is in a great location, possibly the best you could ask for in Salzburg!
The hotel itself is very good, staff were excellent and booked/recommended a couple of lovely restaurants nearby - one being wasserfall, italian but incase you do not agree with Austrian cuisine..
We arrived at 10am on checking in day and were let straight into our room, very handy. Old town is 2min walk at a push. The terrace bar is superb, lovely food and great barstaff who know how to make a proper cocktail!
Now the bad bit - on day of checking out we had builders above the room drilling at 8am, extremely annoying. The staff did make them stop but i belive they should never have been allowed to start! It would have been a 5 star review bar that, but to their credit they reduced our bill by 100euro-after asking mind. Also the breakfast is'nt much to shout about but tell me a buffett that is!
The best Hotel in Salzburg!
The best hotel we have stayed in.
The service was excellent, the staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and went out of their way to make our stay a pleasure. Everything we requested was dealt quickly and effectively.
The lobby is a unique fusion of art deco, ultra-modern and Alpine traditional. The rooms are a very generous size and decorated in either opulent "Mozart" style or simple modern chic. Best of all are the views over the Salzer River and Altstadt - make sure you request one facing this way.
Very good continental breakfast in the art deco dining room. When we had to leave early for Vienna they even laid it out an hour early for us!
Location is perfect. All major sights and attractions in the town are within 5-10 minutes walk and only 15 minutes (€15) from the airport.
The "Terrasse Stein" bar on the top floor of the building has breathtaking views. Amazing by day or night.
The 2 night package (available on the hotel's website) is excellent value and amongst other things, includes a free drink on the Terrasse, free city tour and best of all an unmissible Mozart concert at the Mirabell Palace - in a stunning baroque chamber.
We will definitely be returning next year. A wonderful place and if you stay here you will have a great holiday.
Wouldn't stay here again
My husband and I spent one night at this hotel on a driving trip through Austria. Overall this hotel is overpriced and short on amenities for Austria. There is no area to park your car when checking in and we parked in a garage two blocks away. We were told when checking in that the hotel had an agreement with a garage (the same distance away as ours) that was 7 euros a night less. We decided to leave our car where it was--so not off to a great start. Our room was pretty small and had been recently refurbished. The bathroom was very nice, with marble flooring, nice fixtures, etc. The furnishings in the room were modern however the drapes and flooring were old and worn and had obviously not been included in the recent update. We toured the city and came back for a drink on the rooftop bar. The view is just lovely and we were able to enjoy it as the sun was setting. There was a nice selection of cocktails, wines and beer. Our waiter was the only sore point. I speak German fairly well and we were able to communicate our orders without problems. However, I sensed that he didn't want to wait on us and we were one of the tables he was least attentive to. I attribute this to either the fact that we are American or that we are late 30's and early 40's. Most of the clientele for this hotel are under 30.
Soundproofing in the hotel was not up to standards. The hotel had no air conditioning so we left the windows open--until the night club further down the block started kicking into high gear around 10:30 or so. Also, I was woken numerous times by people coming in after the clubs closed -- from 1:30 to about 3:30 AM. Breakfast the next morning was the typical European fare and we enjoyed it. This was included in the price of the room.
My overall opinion is that this hotel is overpriced -- we paid $233 on hotels, the most we paid for any hotel during our vacation. The refurbishment of the hotel was approached on too limited a scale. Hotels showed 'slippers' as an amenity. I mistakenly assumed this to mean bathrobes and slippers--but no--it was only slippers. My husband thought that this would help alleviate law suits from people getting splinters from the wood floors that should have been replaced/refinished 20 years ago. I would recommend this hotel to 20-somethings that like to enjoy late nights. The bar is really wonderful. For anyone over 30 that enjoys turning in early and getting a good nights sleep stay somewhere else.
Wir waren für ein paar Nächte im Hotel Stein und waren ziemlich beeindruckt.
Es ist nicht das typische Hotel mit Badekappen und Seifenkörben neben dem Waschbecken und wenn es das ist, was man erwartet, dann könnte man enttäuscht werden.
Wir wurden von einem sehr netten Rezeptionisten empfangen. Weil es kein durchschnittliches Hotel ist, wurden unsere Taschen nicht von einem Hotelpagen getragen, sondern der Rezeptionist bat seine Hilfe an.
Das Zimmer war makellos sauber und der Blick auf Salzburg war sensationell. Die Möbel war Designmöbel (es gab eine Artemide Tischlampe) und die einzige Enttäuschung waren die floureszenten Lampen an den Betten (ich hasse dieses Licht, ist so ein Stimmungsknacker). Das Bett war extragroß und ich muss die ausgezeichnete Matratze rühmen (sehr selten, sogar in den besten Hotels). Das Zimmer war äußerst geräumig mit einem separaten Bereich für das Gepäck und das Bad war bequem und groß.
Eine Auswahl an Früchten, Mozartkugeln und Erfrischungen wurden neben das Ledersofa gestellt, vielleicht, weil wir sagten, dass es unsere Hochzeitsreise war oder vielleicht weil das bei allen Gästen so ist.
Es war auf jeden Fall eine sehr nette Geste und genau das, was wir nach einer lagen Reise brauchten. Die Atmosphäre in den Zimmern und dem Hotel war sehr unkonventionell. Uns hat die Kombination aus alter und neuer Architektur und den Designermöbeln gefallen.
Die Terrassenbar war auch ein riesen Bonus, es war so schön vor dem Schlafengehen einen Kaffee oder einen Drink dort zu genießen.
Fazit, wir haben unseren Aufenthalt in diesem Hotel genossen und werden uns bei unserem nächsten Salzburgbesuch wieder für dieses Hotel entscheiden.
We visited Hotel Stein for a couple of nights and were quite impressed by it. It's not your typical 'bath cap and soap baskets next to the sink' hotel and if that's what you're expecting you may be dissapointed.
We were greeted by a very friendly receptionist. Not being a typical hotel, our bagagges were not taken up to our rooms by a bell boy but the receptionist offered to help. The room was spotless and had an amazing view of Salzburg. The furniture was very design (there was an Artemide table lamp) and the only dissapointment was the flourescent lamps near the beds (I just hate that light - such a mood buster). The bed was extra large and points must be given to the excellent matress (very rare, even at the best hotels). The room was extremely spacious, with a seperate area for luggage and the bath was comfy and large. A selection of fruits, Mozart chocolates and refreshments were placed near the leather sofa, maybe because we said it would be our honeymoon or maybe they do this with all guests. Either way it was a very sweet gesture and just what we needed after a long journey.
The rooms and hotels atmosphere was very bohemian. We loved the old architecture in combination with the new, designer furniture. The terrace bar was a great plus as it was amazing for coffe or a drink before going to sleep.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would definately choose to stay there at our next visit to Salzburg.
50ies survival? Kult??
We vistited the "Steinterrasse Bar" last Friday and I just need to confirm the below situation even I didn't stay IN the hotel! It looked empty from outside (maybe 2 rooms with lights), all visitors seem just to want to join the "Steinterrasse Bar" party. The 2 hotel lifts are - as the complete interior design - from the 50ies or even older (lift sometimes suppose to stuck between 1st and 2dn floor we were told). No security, everybody can walk everywhere everytime in/out the building. At the reception there was a young guy (maybe 20 or so?) who gave me business card of the "hotel". Homepage shows picture movie and a link email address. ...
For me this hotel has "flair" but on the other hand it looks like a kind of "project" of the young local artist scene. Bar and Teracce at the top is great and trendy (and expensive!!), rooms are supposed to be renovated with design furniture but the a real professional hotel management seems to be missing! Check out your 140 EUR/double adventure!!
Woiuldn't stay at the Stein
We arrived late evening: NO staff on duty - not in restaurant or in reception. Lobby in darkness; people wandering in off the street to go to the terrace bar: no checks and no security. It took an hour to contact anyone, and the receptionist - called in from home - was rude and surly.
The corridors were dark and not clean, and were crowded with non-guests - wandering freely. Our rooms had a smell of cabbage.
By now in was midnight: luckily the nearby Hotel Sacher had vacant rooms and we stayed there for one night before booking into the excellent Hotel Bristol for the rest of our stay in Salzburg.
The Kulthotel Stein reminded me of my younger days in staying in youth hostels.
Meal with a view at Stein Hotel
Visited the Stein Hotel for lunch on the top floor Terrase Restaurant in April 2004. Most fabulous place for lunch in Salzburg. 360 degree views of the Altstadt from bar and restaurant, with indoor and outdoor dining. In addition, the daily menu is a bargain. Readers looking for a nice hotel along the Danube in Salzburg should know that the hotel is being totally refurbished and currently only about six rooms are available. The rennovations will be complete some time in 2005 and rooms will be 150 to over 200 Euros.
Stein Hotel is GREAT
I was a music student in Salzburg for many years.Years later my wife & i went back for a Christmas in Salzburg, and stayed at the Stein. It is a weird old place dating back to the middle ages, the floors are all uneven, the elevator a 40's vintage model, and the desk clerk was a drunk, and the place was cold as hell, and the shower facilities were inconvenient.NEVERTHELESS!We had a great time. Out room was spotless, the bed was comfortable, they found a TV for us, and the view out over the Salzach and the Altstadt was stupendous. There were few other guests in the hotel, and the location is the best.It is a charming, quaint and unique place. I understand that in summer they serve meals on the roof. The views must be spectacular.
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