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Bristol Hotel - Salzburg, Austria Sep 17, 2010
The hotel is located right in the centre of all the main attractions in Salzburg. Mozart's residence is just across the hotel and the beautiful garden of the Mirabell Palace and concert hall is behind the hotel. Very close to the river and the charming old city. The staff were helpful and friendly at all times. Breakfast was amazing. Truly value for money.
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Sep 23, 2005
Finding the Hotel Bristol was a fortuitous occasion on a rainy night in Salzburg.
We had been driving for hours from Munich, and were tired and unprepared. With an impulsivity granted only to the young, we had made no prior arrangements for accomodation, as we were open to whatever came our way.
We drove through the old and new areas of Salzburg, even maneuvering the vehicle to the top of a mountain to inspect accomodations at a castle. Though the idea of rooming in a castle for the night was romantic and engaging, it wasn't worth the 350 euros.
Driving along the river, with the lights of Salzburg twinkling beneath the Salzberg, we had decided on checking in to the next hotel we spied, regardless of price or accomodation. And behold, like a beacon in our uncertain darkness, was Hotel Bristol.
Looking more likea palatial residence, we were sure to find nothing here, but were willing to spend whatwas necessary just to have a place to call home for the night.
Walking into the lobby, I was greeted by baroque chandeliers, wall murals, marble floors, and warm smiles. Though it waswell into the night, we were welcomed in like family, for 130 Euros.
The porter escorted us and our bags, via century old elevator, to our floor. On a red carpet wepassed antique furnishings and more chandeliers, until we arrrived at our larger than life wooden double doors, accessible with old fashioned key!
Within, we were struck by the high ceilinged Baroque room, with high windows and gauzy curtains, marble tiled bathroom, balcony with a view of the imposing cathedral to our left, and the artfully carved bed.
We slept like royalty, and feasted like kings the next morning at the buffet, included with our stay. Everything about the hotel is decadence. Murals, chandeliers, red carpets, antique furnishings, and the royal treatment.
The best surprise, however, was finding out that we were staying directly across from the house in which Mozart grew up. Now a museum, it was our first stop on our adventure.
Amongst other things, the late 19th century period hotel is in the center of what is now old town Salzburg. Near the Salzburg Theater, Mirabell gardens and palace, and across the river from the Getreidegasse, the popular alleyway lined with shops, galleries, and curiosities, it was the perfect place for us to stay.
I would definitely come back here. Not only for the charm and location, but for its outstanding staff and reasonable pricing.
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Bristol Hotel Salzburg Overview
The Bristol Hotel Salzburg is a five-star Salzburg accommodation located in the heart of the Old Town. Many famous places of interest are within walking distance of the hotel, including Mozart's birthplace, the River Salzach, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Mirabell Castle and Gardens, festival halls, and the Salzburg Cathedral. The Salzburg airport is located a mere six kilometers from the Bristol Hotel Salzburg. Travel may be arranged by public transport or taxi service. Most points of interest are within walking distance from the hotel, and bicycle paths are plentiful. Sightseeing tours often provide shuttle service from hotels.
Each of the sixty guest rooms at the Bristol Hotel Salzburg offers an en suite bath with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. All rooms are equipped with cable television, mini-bars, alarm clocks, and Internet connections.
As one of the first guesthouses in Salzburg to receive electricity, the Bristol Hotel Salzburg has been extensively renovated to offer modern amenities. Boutiques, a jeweler, an optician, a hair salon, and a travel agency are all located on site. The hotel also offers 24-hour reception, a gourmet restaurant, and a bar. Business travelers may avail of the conference center and the high-speed Internet access.
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