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“Cozy and Contemporary”
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Hotel Elefant
Ranked #10 of 132 Hotels in Salzburg
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Calgary, AB
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cozy and Contemporary”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

My sister and I stayed at the Hotel Elefant in July 2011. From online booking to check in to assistance with tours, cabs and places to eat - the staff are super helpful and accommodating. Stephanie in particular was lovely, and so professional. We each had a single room; lovely, clean, cozy, great bathroom and comfortable bed. The view to the Fortress was amazing, especially at night. Breakfast was great, fresh and tasty with lots to choose from, and the service was awesome. And of course the coffee was sublime! The location is excellent, a short walk to all the sites, shops, and restaurants. I highly recommend the Hotel Elefant in Salzburg!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Located in the City center, Hotel Elefant has quite a few interesting aspects for travellers: friendly staff, nice rooms, good breakfast and ditto restaurant. Was here on business trip but will certainly go back with my family.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Albufeira, Portugal
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Very friendly and professional staff, cozy atmosphere, a nice room, good buffet breakfast and a gourmet restaurant where the elephant inspired Nobel Literature laureate Jose Saramago.

Dog-friendly.

Excellent location in the old town, a few steps from Mozart's house and near the main shopping area. The street is pedestrian, but taxis will take you to the front door; if you're driving, ask beforehand about directions and parking.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Used to stay in the grand Sacher in the other side of the river, but the Elefant is in a much better location, obviously neither grand not luxurious but for the price more than worth it! Fantastic staff & breakfast, small rooms but try to upgrade and you'll have a fantastic stay!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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New Orleans, LA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Very nice hotel in the old town. You can reach the funicular to the castle and even other side of the river in less than 5 minutes. There were a couple things keeping it from a truly great hotel, but at the price, its well worth it and i would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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skeltoec
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

We chose this hotel based on price and location. Salzburg is a very touristy city which means all of the hotels in the old town are quite expensive. We thought staying in old town would put us closest to all of the sights and charm of Salzburg. Hotel elefant looked like it had been recently updated (new flat screen tvs etc...) but it still felt a little tired. The lobby is small and uninviting and there is no bar. The rooms are on the smaller side, but the beds are very comfortable and the noise of being in the middle of old town is not a problem. The breakfast was very good and the staff was pretty helpful when we asked them questions about where to go, dinner recommendations etc...

If I were to go back again, I would probably stay in the new town area of Salzburg (versus the old town), as that is where a lot of good restaurants and bars are located, it is less touristy and I would assume more reasonably priced as well as being close enough to walk to all the sites in the old town.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The location really could not be better - just off Getreidegasse (the main shopping street), within a stone's throw of Mozart's Birthplace and close to the Cathedral. The room was clean, bathroom very nice with a separate toilet and the choice of a bath and a shower cubicle. There was a mini bar and a flat screen tv in the separate sitting area and there was a handy extra reading light (like in an aircraft) to allow reading without disturbing your partner.The room was a little dim but it was really quiet and nice and dark at night so we got a great nights rest. The staff were very friendly greeting you every time you came in and could not have been more helpful when we asked about the sights. Breakfast was good with a variety of breads, cold meats, olives etc as well as a choice of juices, cereals, eggs, sausages and bacon. We ate in the attached restaurant for lunch on our last day and it was good - the Salzburg Souffle was to die for! Hot raspberries and three mounds of sweet souffle to signify the three hills around Salzburg - fantastic!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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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:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Salzburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Salzburg
#12 Family Hotel in Salzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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