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Hotel Elefant

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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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.
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Property amenities
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Centrally Located
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
179Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
121Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago
The Hotel was Central took all the places to see and go. The room was very comfortable and the staff helpful and friendly. Breakfast was outstanding and everything worked as it should have. Is made our stay in Salzburg very pleasant.
Thank W9937FMChris
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago
1. Location : ssuperbly located almost in the centre of the old city and walking distance to most attractions. Took taxi to and from the main station (Hbf). Note that only licensed taxis have a special remote that lowers the bollard and allows access to the main pedestrian roads, which means it can literally drop you off at the front of the hotel (or pick-up). Cost us EUR8.30 from the station (less than 10 mins) & EUR10.30 to the station (incl booking fee). Worth it if you have lots of heavy luggage.
2. Room : Spacious, clean and comfortable. Lifts are large and serve all floors. We were given a room on the 5th floor and it was quiet.Beds are comfortable and room is clean - you can walk barefoot.
3. Breakfast : One of the more beautiful breakfast rooms I have eaten in with paintings and nice table and wall lamps. Good buffet spread with hot food, including fruit, bread and biscuit selection.
4. Others : Front desk staff was very helpful and also sold the Salzburg card. Wifi is good (room speedtest readings : 9ms ping, 25Mbps download and 5Mbps upload). No problems with Netflix streaming from local site.
5. Cons : no kettle or coffee making facilities. You need to get your own bottled water or just drink straight from the tap.

Overall : Highly recommended! Would stay here again if I come back to Salzburg. Loved the great location and beautiful rooms!
Thank Urban_Travellers_11
Bec M
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks agovia mobile
Location/transport: in a pedestrian zone in the old town, this hotel was within walking distance for everything we wanted. We walked from the train station which was 20mins with our luggage, but we took the 10min taxi back to train station on departure. The old town is a great spot to be located.
Room/bathroom/complimentaries: our room was spacious, bed was comfortable, the air con was very welcomed as it was quiet warm when we arrived! The bathroom was great, complimentary toiletries and room was cleaned daily. Mini fridge was filled (we stocked it with our own water), many channels on the tv and a safe for your valuables.
Price: well priced, breakfast was included in our room price.
Staff: super friendly, happy to give bus information and booked a taxi for us on departure.
Facilities: buffet breakfast was good with a good selection. A restaurant at the front/bottom of hotel which we did not dine at but good option to have. Would recommend this place
1 Thank Bec M
Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 26 Oct 2018via mobile
Stayed here for 3 nights. Our room view was looking over the small street. Beautiful atmosphere. Beautiful hotel. It’s in a great location. The staff were super friendly and the service was very personal. The room was large. Beds were comfortable. The shower was great with good pressure. Just the bifold shower door annoyed me. Breakfast was included and was good. Would highly recommend this hotel
2 Thank scottdon99
Keystone, South Dakota
Reviewed 23 Oct 2018
Love the Hotel Elefant! Wonderful old hotel in the pedestrian area of Salzburg. The location is perfect - right in the heart of the Altstadt. You can easily walk to the castle, Mirabell Gardens, the cathedral and many other places in Salzburg. The staff is friendly and very helpful.
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Response from ikseno | Reviewed this property |
Hi Fiona N Ok you need to understand how Austrian beds are constructed.and the linens provided. ALL the ones I have used, including those in the Hotel Elefant, are one bed base with two mattresses and two single duvets, one... More
Room Tips
"The executive double rooms at the top floor is quiet and very spacious!"
1 week ago
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"Choose a high category, I found these spacious rooms very nice and comfy"
12 Oct 2018
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"All rooms are a little different and we have our favorite."
28 Sep 2018
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"Look at the website as there are differences among the different types of room"
8 Aug 2018
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US$138 - US$355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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