Very unusually I feel that my fellow Tripadvisor reviewers have let me down! I booked this hotel on the strength of their reviews and was sadly disappointed. I hate to be a killjoy and am not opposed to a bit of shabby grandeur but this Schloss is resting on its laurels and the ghost of the 'Sound of Music'!
We booked a standard suite with the promise of spacious, sophisticated accommodation with a view of the castle or the park. What we were actually offered was a very ordinary, gloomy, badly furnished (antique or not) suite with no view at all, perhaps the Winter view would be ok with no leaves on the trees!! I asked to see another suite with a view of the lake and was graciously shown another 'standard' suite with a very lovely view of the lake for the same price, better furnished but still musty. I was told that that this suite was smaller and that was why we were offered the 'no view' suite first of all. Moral of this story don't accept the first offer without question. Eventually plumped for a premium double in the refurbished building which also had a great view of the lake, modern facilities but unfortunately also with radiators that didn't turn off (even when I asked the front desk to help) and I roasted for the rest of the night! The reception and cafe by the way looked like a youth hostel.
No doubt this is a beautiful and historic building in a lovely setting attempting to offer an 'authentic' experience but my advice would be to look at it from afar on the 'Sound of Music' tour and stay in a comfortable 4/5 star hotel with a decent restaurant and bar in the center of town for the same price!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With 55 rooms, 12 suites, and two townhouses, the historic palace of Schloss Leopoldskron, birthplace of the Salzburg Festival and a location for the filming of "The Sound of Music", is an exclusive and discreet hideaway just minutes from the center of Salzburg. Built in 1736, and surrounded by 17 acres of manicured grounds, the palace is nestled by a small, idyllic lake, and features majestic views over the mountains and the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The hotel features a small cafe, fitness center, and over 1000m2 of spectacular function space, which is also used for international strategic convening conducted by the Salzburg Global Seminar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schloss Leopoldskron Hotel Salzburg