BEST WESTERN Hotel Stieglbrau
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So these are a few of my favourite things... I was so excited for Austria, because I knew we would get to do the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, where they filmed the musical back in 1964. But first, we went to Vienna. We were only in Vienna for one night, so we headed out for dinner and had these amazing schnitzels, maybe the best schnitzels out there. They were thin, and the coating tasted similar to KFC almost, but less greasy. Such a good ...
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 ...
... and walked for a while until the path was better and finally reconnected with the road – what a relief. It was still quite steep so our brakes got a good workout but it was exhilarating to go along with no effort whatsoever; in fact I was quite disappointed when we eventually reached street level.
Lofer was almost deserted (at 4pm in the afternoon) as we bowled along past shops, guesthouses and ...
The driver supplies you with headphones for a commentary in your language and in between the spoken words there is music by – yes, you’ve guessed it – Mozart. Its actually very nice and very fitting whilst gazing at ancient buildings, but there is also an alternative: the Sound of Music channel. Much of it was filmed in and around the city, and I briefly dipped into the commentary ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Hotel Stieglbrau Salzburg
ok hotel. small rooms. half way between train and old town.
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Hotel Stieglbrau Salzburg
What a Good Surprise!
We stayed for only 2 nights, but it was such a pleasant time. Our large room was newly remodeled with two twin beds and duvets for cover...lovely. A real wardrobe and two luggage racks. Outstanding! The bathroom was huge and included a towel warmer, lots of thick towels and good lighting. Individual air conditioning controls for the room and darkening window drapes added to the comfort.
A traditional European breakfast was included, lots of breads, meats, cheese, juices, yogurt and good strong coffee. We ate dinner in the restaurant the first night and the meal was excellent as was the service. There is a tree shaded terrace for dinning too. The hotel was walking distance to the river and old town. The staff was very helpful with tours, maps and directions.
Loved Best Western Hotel Stieglbräu
We stayed at this hotel on April 10 for one night. Found the hotel to be really nice. Our room accomodated 4 persons. The room was large, clean, and newly renovated. Bathroom was nice and large. We ate dinner at the restaurant and also breakfast both times found it to be good.
Having just finished a 5 star tour of Eastern Europe, this hotel came as a welcome surprise. I had booked in for 2 nights from 12 October. It is about 10 mins stroll to the Hauptbahnhoff, and then about 10-15 mins walk to the old town. I had booked a single room and expected a tiny room with one bed. I got an enormous room with 2 beds with doonas, an easy chair, a proper luggage rack, large wardrobe and enormous bathroom. It's sister hotel (which is more expensive) shares the same reception area and the restaurant. The only negative I had was that I couldn't charge my meals to my room account. Breakfast was the typical European fare - cold meat, cheese, salads, breads, cereal. The receptionists were most helpful booking tours for me, providing me with a free map, giving me directions, and remembering me from the businessmen also staying there. Yes I would definitely stay here again.
Hardest beds in Austria
We stayed in a suite with four beds on the Stieglbrau side of the hotel. After looking at the reviews on TripAdvisor, I strongly suggest that you try to stay on the Imlauer hotel side. The beds in our room reminded me of the slabs that the monks up at the monastery slept on. They were beyond hard! Breakfast was a nice but this property apparently is a key stop for tour groups and you want to make sure you get to the buffet before the large groups.
The Imlauer hotel appeared to be more keyed to American expectations and had a computer for clients to use for email access. The hotel is just north of downtown but it is still a 15 minute walk to the old city past the Mirabell Gardens.
Loved the Hotel StieglBrau
Our group of six had a lovely two night visit enjoyed friendly,helpful and patient hotel staff. Breakfast was very nice, complete and well presented. Rooms were smallish by US standards yet clean, neat and well furnished. This might be an undiscovered gem!. Hotel is very convenient, even within easy walking distance to the train station, local laundromat and some shopping. You will enjoy your stay here!
The BW Steiglbrau and the BW Imlauer sit absolutely right next to each other - sort of sharing a reception area.
Wonderful, fantastic hotel, friendly and helpful staff, great location
We stayed here 2 nights. Wonderful, fantastic hotel, very friendly staff who went a mile to help us. The best location for sightseeing. I will certainly stay here again and infact recommend it to all. Dr Robson.
We stayed at the Stieglbrau in November 2003 for 3 nights. We had a triple room which was huge. The whole hotel was very clean and the staff were friendly. We ate the first night in the hotel restaurant as it seemed very popular with locals and boy it was great. Luckily the menu was translated into English and there were lots of very rustic Austrian dishes - our waiter even got us to try things we thought we wouldn't like. The staff were great towards our five year old son so much so that we also ate there on the second night. We tried a great pudding that night I don't recall its' name but it was a Salzburg speciality and was basically like a huge vanilla souffle without the sauce. I think for the price we paid this hotel was excellent value just a short stroll from the centre of town, past the Mirabelle gardens which were beautiful even in November.