I would recommend this hotel but prospective visitors need to be clear about what to expect. This building is over 400 hundred years old. It can in no way be seen as up to the standard of a chain hotel. The rooms are all very different and odd. Our rooms was actually two double rooms sharing a bathroom which would have been good for a family visit. The electrics leave quite a bit to be desired. In one of these rooms only one bedside light reached a socket. The central light was not attached to the ceiling and did not have shade. The bedside light smelt of scorching after about ten minutes and had to be swapped. The furniture is old - some would say antique - and obviously doesn't match. The water however was hot and the shower was very good. The towels soft and clean and plentiful. The beds were comfortable - well ours were but I couldn't guarantee the others - you get the idea. The breakfast room is small but cosy and there is an overflow room. The breakfast was good but not exceptional - one morning we had boiled eggs, the other morning we didn't - you get the idea. The staff were on the whole very friendly and helpful - except when we first arrived and weren't expected despite having emailed and being acknowledged and being put into a room with four beds rather than the two double rooms we had booked through the website. This was resolved but not until quite a bit of stress on our part and some annoyance on the part of the staff. After that though, or because of it, the owner Johannes and his wife and the rest of the team were very helpful and accommodating if not completely organised - you get the idea. The location is excellent - it is ten to fifteen minutes walk from the centre (or less by bus) in a quiet residential area. Overall, this is a marvellous building that needs to be looked after and with some substantial maintenance could be a real gem, but it isn't quite there at the moment. If you can cope with the quirky and a little odd and most things working - rather like the wifi - then you will leave smiling if a little wryly. If you can't, then do n't even try it - you get the idea.
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- Also Known As:
- Haus Wartenberg Salzburg
- Haus Wartenberg Hotel Salzburg