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Where to Stay in Salzburg?
Salzburg is has a wide range of accommodation in all price ranges. The higher priced properties are all situated close to the Mirabell Palace or the River Salzach with spectacular views on Salzburg. Salzburg offers a lot of good accommodation choices close to the city centre (within walking distance) for every budget. The districts of the Altstadt (Old Town) and Rechte Altstadt (Old Town on the right river bank) offer the most hotels, and the most luxurious hotels. If you leave the Altstadt and drive about 15 minutes south, you will find a selection of bed and breakfasts and small inns in a countryside setting. Most of these offer their visitors typical Austrian food, atmosphere and hospitality. Salzburg has quite a few one- and two-star hotels that provide sufficient comfort for the weary traveler, and you really can't avoid warm Austrian hospitality no matter where you go!
Salzburg Accommodation Options
Visitors looking for a renowned hotel that is known for its luxury and excellent service may want to book into the Sheraton Salzburg Hotel, which is situated amidst a quiet park near the Mirabell Palace. Another high profile choice would be the Hotel Sacher Salzburg, situated right next to the River Salzach. From here, you can enjoy magnificent view over the old city. The Hotel Bristol, which overlooks the Markart Square is another exquisite address which is actually very near the Hotel Sacher Salzburg.
Priced lower than the luxury Salzburg hotels is the Hotel Weisse Taube, which offers a lot for your buck. First off, its rates are agreeable by most standards, and secondly, it is located in the heart of Old Town. Budget travelers looking for a good Salzburg accommodation deal can hardly go wrong with the Gasthof Schorn. Well priced and offering excellent rooms, this clean hotel also rests near Untersberg Mountain, which is a great Salzburg attraction. You'll be able to access the cable car up the mountain with ease, and you can enjoy a bit of hiking in the surrounding forest and riverside areas. Whenever you want to head into the city to enjoy some sightseeing or city tours, you can hop on a bus near the hotel and be in the heart of town in twenty minutes.
Salzburg Hotel Recommendations?
The Novotel Salzburg City a good choice for travellers looking for a four-star option close to the city centre. A good three-star choice close to the city centre amidst the historic part of the city is the Hotel Stein. Outside of Salzburg you will find a lot of cute and traditional Austrian Bed & Breakfast options like the Hotel Mostwastl or the Hotel Schöne Aussicht.
Transport in Salzburg
The Salzburg W.A. Mozart International Airport is located about 20 minutes about 20 minutes from the city centre. Connection with the city is provided by a trolley bus. The airport has direct connections from Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Brussels, Birmingham, Coventry, Exeter, London, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Vienna, various German cities, and Zurich. The best way to get around Salzburg is by foot. There is also a network of city buses. At night, the best and fastest way to get around is by taxi.