Very Good 1863 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The in-house confectionary store where you can stock up on traditional chocolates
  • Its impossibly beautiful location on the banks of the river
  • The cozy Sacher bar where you can sip cocktails on the terrace

What To Know

  • The Hotel Sacher portfolio has been run by the Gürtler family since 1934
  • Children are very welcome here
  • Décor is on the traditional side, if you’re after a modern pad this may not be your place


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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A true slice of Austria at this historic family-run hotel on the banks of the River Salzach

The Lowdown

Located right on the banks of the River Salzach, Hotel Sacher’s rich history is evident in its décor: Think intricately carved dark wood ceilings, silk-lined walls, ornate fabrics and marble bathrooms. It has a quite a roll call of celebrity guests as everyone from Tom Hanks to the Dalai Lama has bedded down in one of the 113 elegant rooms and suites. Gastronomes will be spoilt for choice with no fewer than six options for dining and imbibing, from traditional Austrian cuisine at the Roter Salon to the elegant Sacher café with its legendary Sacher Torte.

In the Area

Hike the Mönchsberg Hill to visit the newish Museum der Moderne Salzburg, for both the art and the views. The Baroque Basilica of Maria Plain attracts many pilgrims, as well as visitors seeking the stunning view over Salzburg and the valley. Visit the Salzkammergut area (aka the Lake District) for hiking. Dine at Ikarus, a modern restaurant located in Hangar-7 (the private hangar of the creator of Red Bull). Each month a new guest chef fashions an entirely new menu. Mozart had his coffee at Tomaselli, the city’s oldest café, and so should you.

How to Get There

Hotel Sacher Salzburg
Schwarzstrasse 5-7
Salzburg, 5020 Austria


4.5 Very Good 1863 Reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the real deal. The Sacher experience. The room was the most note worthy aspect of that stay. It’s exquisite in every way. Beautiful styling, old world charm that leaves you feeling like you’re royalty for a few days.

The rooms are laid out nicely with a smart arrangement of cubbies and closets for easy storage of your clothing.

The service itself is as expected. Good to great, not exceptional.
No complaints.

We thoroughly enjoyed the Sacher torte, as well as eating In style at the back of the hotel overlooking the river. Not in the bar area, but at the other end. This luxury outdoor patio is a beautiful experience for dinner. Highly recommended. Great prices as well.

Beautiful hotel, patchy service.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was lovely, overlooking the river, spacious and immaculately clean.
Renovations underway, so limited restaurant choice. The service in the restaurant was slow and the waiter didn't seem interested in us. We had to ask for bread, water, nothing was offered, which became very tedious. Would not dine there again, such a shame as the outdoor terrasse was very pretty and the food was good.
Coffee and tea making facilities in the room would have been nice. Room service was OK, but tea and coffee not hot enough when it arrived in our room, overpriced for a lukewarm cup.

Nowhere near five-star
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room we were allocated was extremely small with no armchairs although we did have 2 stools and a minute round table squashed in at the foot of the bed a few inches from the TV. To be fair the room had recently been renovated although you couldn't open the curtains as workmen were on the scaffold directly outside our window, which you couldn't open anyway as it faced a major road. (As a comparison - we paid slightly less for a suite in the Langham Hotel in London (which is 5 star).

For the majority of our 3 night stay their was no Wifi connection which was really irritating that you had to go to the very good Cafe next door to use their Wifi and buy a coffee and Crossaint for a few Euros.

Car parking anywhere near the Hotel is a problem so paying around £30 for the Hotel to park your car is the only reasonable solution.

To be fair the Hotel is situated close to the river and reasonably close to the heart of the city and the staff were extremely friendly.

I would have liked to be able to give this Hotel a better rating but, to be honest, I was so disappointed at the overall impact of our stay 'Average' is being more than fair.

surreal view and mesmerising stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

shall I start with the hospitality?! the guy at the reception was very accomodative and patient with me during check in time with regard to the room selection. we got an upgrade of the room with a dream view. the location of the hotel is A1. with the beautiful river flowing in glory in front of us, and the magnificent hofsalzburg fortress in the background, we couldn't have asked for more. The room service was dotting, and though I don't remember names, we were getting all our orders in time. The concierge assisted us in getting taxi for our Hallstatt trip and to the euro rail station. We also got our local travel tips from them, which made our local sight seeing a breeze.

Thank you Sacher! you guys made our trip a grand one.

Dream Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sacher hotel in Salzburg was truly magnificent. On arrival, they upgraded us to a room with a balcony, as we had mentioned we were celebrating a special occasion. THe staff were fantastic, nothing was too much, they are so professional and elegant. It was a fabulous 3 day stay, only wished I had known of this hotel when staying in Vienna as well, following our stay. next time