£138.01 Avg/night
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Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

5 stars
Getreidegasse 37, Getreidegasse 37, Salzburg, A-5020
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.7
out of 5
11 reviews
Fabulous location in the heart of Salzburg

We loved the historic nature of the hotel and the incredible staff. My only complaint is the very... See full review

  • Kate Sutton
  • 25 Jul 2014
Great winter get away

We spent 3 nights here. We had a room for three people which was large. The bathroom was beautiful... See full review

  • rnja
  • 19 Jan 2013
The historical Hotel Goldener Hirsch building, first documented in 1407, assumed a public role when it opened as an inn, the G?ldener Hirsch in 1564---a time when the Salzburg?s population numbered just 5,000. The city began its ascend with the rise of Mozart, who was born a minute's walk from the Hotel Goldener Hirsch in 1756. In 1920, it declared itself a leader of the international music and drama scene by introducing the Salzburg Festival, which has become a city institution and global attraction. The Hotel Goldener Hirsch was established as the festival?s premier residence following its purchase in 1939 by Countess Harriet Walderdorff. After World War II, Countess Walderdorff began her quest to refurbish the interior with simple and contemporary d?cor, creating a country residence in the city center. In contrast to the overt extravagance of Salzburg at that time, Countess Walderdorff opted for indigenous Austrian furniture and antiques, replacing Persian carpets with traditional rag rugs. Boasting a new pink exterior, the hotel re-opened on April 29, 1948. Its casual yet sophisticated style soon became the model for Western Austrian hotels. Nicknamed ?The Golden Stag?, the Hotel Goldener Hirsch has become the home-away-from-home to the Salzburg Festival?s most prominent stars as well as international celebrities ranging from Elizabeth Taylor and Pavarotti to the Rothschilds, Gettys, and the Prince of Wales. American ex-president Richard Nixon personally wrote to Countess Walderdorff to thank her for the hotel?s supreme hospitality. Little has changed since Countess Walderdorff purchased the hotel; the facades of the original and adjoining building---acquired in the 1970s---remain simple and the interior elegantly eclectic. Guests marvel at the carefully acquired d?cor: a painting, a wooden sculpture, a bar constructed from an antique trunk. The Refektoriumtisch, an old table built from a monastery?s refectory, is especially popular with regular g

Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg Rooms

Classic
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Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business centre
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
High speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Room
Cable or sat. TV
Safe
Phone with speaker
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Temperature control

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Hotel Map

47.7999 13.041
Nearby airports
Franz Josef Strauss, (MUC), 220.00, KM; Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart Airport, (SZG), 5.00, KM; Vienna International Airport, (VIE), 16.00, KM;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Haus der Natur: 0 mi
  • Mozart Geburtshaus: 0.1 mi
  • Salzburg Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Salzburg Old Town: 0.3 mi
  • St Peter's Abbey: 0.4 mi
  • Hohensalzburg Castle: 0.4 mi
  • New Town: 0.6 mi
  • Schloss Leopoldskron: 0.7 mi
  • Mirabell Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Salzburg Central Station: 0.8 mi
  • Kapuzinerberg: 0.9 mi
  • Hangar-7: 1.6 mi
  • EUROPARK: 2 mi
  • Red Bull Arena: 2.4 mi
  • Hellbrunn Castle: 2.8 mi
  • Haus der Natur: 0 mi
  • Mozart Geburtshaus: 0.1 mi
  • Salzburg Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Salzburg Old Town: 0.3 mi
  • St Peter's Abbey: 0.4 mi
  • Hohensalzburg Castle: 0.4 mi
  • New Town: 0.6 mi
  • Schloss Leopoldskron: 0.7 mi
  • Mirabell Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Salzburg Central Station: 0.8 mi
  • Kapuzinerberg: 0.9 mi
  • Hangar-7: 1.6 mi
  • EUROPARK: 2 mi
  • Red Bull Arena: 2.4 mi
  • Hellbrunn Castle: 2.8 mi
  • Salzburg Zoo: 3.1 mi
  • Hellbrunn Zoo: 3.2 mi
  • Untersberg: 7.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by ebookers

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Overall score

4.7 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kate Sutton
Business
Los Angeles
25 Jul 2014

Fabulous location in the heart of Salzburg

We loved the historic nature of the hotel and the incredible staff. My only complaint is the very expensive breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rnja
Business
Kenosha, WI
19 Jan 2013

Great winter get away

We spent 3 nights here. We had a room for three people which was large. The bathroom was beautiful and very spacious. From this location it was easy to walk to all sights. The public bus stops were also in walking distance. The hotel staff could not have been more helpful and all spoke English.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy a Salzburg card. We saved money with a card.

Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BAC Traveller
Business
Charlotte, N. Carolina
20 Jul 2012

wonderfully romantic getaway

Staff was fabulously friendly and helpful. Excellent location. Wonderful experience. I would highly recommend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Carpe Diem with its finger foods and hip feel was a real treat.

Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GSMontana
Business
Montana, USA
3 Dec 2011

Excellent choice

Not knowing Salzburg, we didn't know what location would be best. This hotel is in the old city right at the beginning of the largest, traffic-free shopping street. It was easy to get everywhere. The weather was cold and we were glad to be close to everything. The staff was very helpful. The rooms were cozy. The breakfast buffet was very expensive at 32 euros, so plan to eat breakfast at one of the charming cafes near by.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GSMontana
Business
Montana, USA
27 Nov 2011

Lovely

A perfectly charming hotel located exactly where you want to be in Salzburg. Do plan on eating breakfast out as the buffet was 32 euros! There is a nice, smoke-free cafe near Alt Salzburg hotel that offers more than rolls for a reasonable price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Peacock 59
Business
Westminster, London, UK
1 Oct 2011

Luxury Secret in Old Salzburg

The Golden Hirsch is probably one of the greatest experiences to have while in Salzburg. It has an amazing heritage and authentic Austrian comfort that is uber luxury without it being too stylised and over the top. The rooms are absolutely the best in a 5 star league, staff attentiveness par excellence, and location on one of the best streets in the Old Town. I do not want to say more or I will be giving away one of the best secrets of Salzburg. It will be my regular place to stay when ever I visit Salzburg again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The various cathedrals and music festival venues are a stones throw away from the hotel. When walking within half a mile from the hotel all cultural and shopping venues are available and the view of the Fortress is visible from many of the rooms in the hotel.

Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eyedo
Business
Dallas, Texas
28 Sep 2011

European Vacation

Wonderful hotel in an exquisite Austrian city. Location on the end of the old town makes for easy in and out while walking and shopping. ONLY PROBLEM...make sure to use the von Karajan street address with your GPS and NOT the Getriede Strasse one listed on Orbitz. You cannot drive to the Getriede Str. front of the hotel as it faces the old town with little or no traffic allowed. The von Karajan address brings you to the back where you can unload the car. NOTE THAT HOTEL PARKING IS 30 EUROS ($50 USD) PER NIGHT.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
12 Apr 2011

Almost perfect!

We loved staying in this hotel. Its alpine decor made it memorable and its wonderful staff made us want to return. Our room was upgraded when we checked in. We were given a very spacious suite with a large bathroom, even by American standards. The front desk service was excellent and gracious. Our only issue was that there seemed to be an unpleasant odor (sewer gas?) eminating from the toilet and/or bidet. Keeping the doors closed to the bathroom helped but did not eliminate the problem. This may not be a fixable problem and it may not be a problem in every room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Consider attending the Mozart dinner concert during your stay. The food was surprisingly good for a large-group setting. The music and vocal entertainment was of high quality and our dinner conversation with newly made friends was enjoyable. The setting is also very lovely.

Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Virginia Beach, VA
15 Feb 2010

great experience!

Great location in Salzberg! right in old town and near attractions. could walk everywhere. the staff were very helpful and so attentive! Only negative...our room was non-smoking but common areas allowed smoking. no big deal, we just chose to eat & drink out in town which was cheaper anyway. we were upgraded for free & our room was very clean and the decor was true to Austria!! loved it & would stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbus, Oh
19 Oct 2009

Great location, great price

This is an historic hotel in a perfect location. The staff was very accommodating and the hotel had lots of unique features and character. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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