I hate paying exorbitant prices unless the hotel has something exorbitant to offer, like the bed where Ann Boleyn slept before her wedding night or a private beach where you can swim with clownfish or a view of Machu Picchu at dawn. What the Sacher in Salzburg has to offer is a kind of chocolate truffle cake the secret recipe of which was enough to catapult the humble Herr Sacher to the position of one of the great hoteliers of the world.
So they have sacher torte at breakfast, lunch and dinner and even the soap is chocolate-cake infused.
Everything is pretty impeccable and it must take a lot of effort to keep all those trimmings up to scratch, although I noticed that the trim on one of our chairs was starting to come unstuck tut tut..
On the other hand for some unaccountable reason as if to provide an antidote to all the dowager trappings, they have chosen to carpet the bedrooms in the coarsest kind of fibre matting. It was actually unpleasant to walk on the floor barefoot if not downright painful and although they provided dressing gowns and slippers, these were, as one has come to expect, designed for creatures of an extremely petite stature and foot size... so unusable.
Apart from the floor-covering there was nothing actually wrong with the place, except the jaw-dropping bill, and I came to like Sacher Torte for breakfast. But I wouldn't recommend this place for anyone under the age of 80.
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- The Hotel Sacher Salzburg epitomizes Sacher's unique mix of world charm and modern comfort: tradition hand in hand with innovations. As in Vienna, music has always been an important part of the hotel and in the city of Mozart's birth we regularly host the world's finest musicians alongside royalty, international statesmen, business people, artists and global celebrities. ... more less
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