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“Clean, fresh and location is everything” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Elefant
Ranked #12 of 137 Hotels in Salzburg
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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425 reviews
152 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
“Clean, fresh and location is everything”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Just returned from a stay with friends. The hotel is well furnished and extremely clean. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was very nice. Despite being in the centre of the city I didn`t hear a noise all night long and there certainly wasn`t any room-to-room noise even though the hotel was full. There is a small lift, though rather on the slow side! Having stayed in the New Town on previous visits I much preferred being in the heart of the Old Town and look forward to staying at Hotel Elefant again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

We would definitely recommend Hotel Elefant. From this location, my wife and I could easily walk to all the attractions throughout the old town and across the river in the new town. We were very happy with our room (quiet, clean, spacious and nicely decorated). The breakfast buffet was very good and staff were friendly and helpful. The WiFi was a bit spotty in our room but still worked. The front desk was excellent and we appreciated all the help and advice given by Klaus and especially Stefanie.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Spent 3 nights here in a triple room which was actually a double bed and double sofa bed. There was plenty of room even with the sofa bed, with this only being a sofa the room would have been huge! The location couldn't have been better; right in the heart of the Old Town. There was a separate entry area to our room (308) and large ensuite bathroom so each area could be closed off. The staff are very helpful and breakfast is the usual European fare with the added bonus of scrambled eggs and bacon. Lots of restaurants nearby however we found them to be cheaper on the other side of the river. The hotel is a fair distance from the central station and we found it a bit of a struggle walking to our hotel on arrival all loaded up on a 35C day so we spent 10E and caught a taxi to the station when we left- money well spent! This hotel is fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

I stayed for three nights at this lovely hotel. It is right in the heart of the Old Town and yet extremely quiet - no street noise once inside. From the reception staff to the breakfast room manager, every interaction with the Hotel Elefant team has been friendly and attentive. My room was a good size, given normal European standards plus the building is an historic one. Well fitted out (although I'd have loved a kettle to make tea in my room), clean, bright, and a view up to the fortress.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Salzburg. You will be around the corner from every major sight, including the Mozart birthplace, close to the river, stepping distance to shops, churches etc, and be able to see the great beauty of the city up close.

A great choice in Salzburg.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

We have been staying here on and off for almost 40 years and have never been other than delighted with our stay. The hotel is run by a family that has been here since the middle ages (their portraits line the breakfast room) and you still get the family feel. The takeover by Best Western has not left a mark: the same staff welcome you, the same staff serve you in the restaurant. The rooms have been tastefully updated and are very comfortable. But do not expect large rooms or large bathrooms, or a spa, as this is a very old building. But what you have is perfect; a charming hotel in the best location in town, a short walk from the opera houses and with one of the best restaurants in Salzburg. Small things help, like the very friendly receptionists and the free wi-fi (though it doesn't work too well in every room). But it is the total experience that impresses: you will want to come back!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Elefant

Property: Hotel Elefant
Address: Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 4 | 5020 Salzburg, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Salzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#12 Family Hotel in Salzburg
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,912 - ₹ 24,825
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elefant 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an age over 750 years, the Hotel Elefant is one of Salzburg's oldest and most traditional hotels. It is situated down a quiet lane off the world-famous Getreidegasse. A look at the history of this building shows that over the past 500 years the hotel's purpose was, and still is, to serve its guests according to the best in Austrian tradition. Lodging in this hotel offers you style and comfort and you will quickly feel at home as a guest of this house. Family-Run Hotel: The Hotel Elefant is run now by the 4th generation of family Mayr. All our employees have been working with us for a long time, so you can be assured to have best quality service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Elefant
Best Western Salzburg
Salzburg Best Western

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