BEST WESTERN Hotel Stieglbrau
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The boys and I had been in the states for about 6 weeks and I was lucky enough to have my mom fly back to Germany with me. I was much in need of a few days without the kids, so Ben bought my mom and I train tickets to Salzburg for the weekend. I'm still not sure how I felt about taking the train. Have to hop from one to the other, trying not to be …
Due to jet lag, we were up at 430am this moring!
Breakfast 8am @ The Heart of Joy Cafe. Yummy crossiant and gouda cheese!
We joined the 'Song of Music' tour this morning. Learned so so much about the movie and where all the scenes where taken. Some of the country views were amazing. (see pic).
We did a lot of siging on the …
We arrived in Salzburg around 10am in the morning. Our hired a minivan for our ride to the hotel which is only 3 km away because between the 7 of us, there were 5 sets of skiing equipments and also 7 luggages plus about 10 carryons.....
We met up with our friends from Netherlandes Job and Carine.
Then we headed out for the salt …
... the Palaces. Hofburg and the Schonbrunn. Both are amazing. Of course they are!! But From everything I've ever heard, most of these people weren't very happy. It's the age-old adage; money doesn't buy happiness. I hope you'll enjoy seeing the pictures though. Relaxing tonight and packing for our next chapter where Steve will meet sone of his Slovakian relatives. I'm so excited for him. (Me too). Not sure what our wifi situation will be, so till then . . . Auf ...
... re-living it with all of you).
Then we got dressed for our BIG. NIGHT!!!!!
We had a lovely dinner very nearby called Panorama and then traveled back into the City where we had dessert and "kaffee" before entering The Musikverein - Goldener Saal "Golden Hall".
There's no way the pictures do it justice!!!! We may have been in the very last row of the balcony, but there's no way to call it a "peanut ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
ok hotel. small rooms. half way between train and old town.
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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.