Hotel Sacher Salzburg
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
My husband and I stayed at the Sacher Hotel in Salzburg for two nights as a treat as it is an expensive hotel!!! It was for a special occasion and we booked the base room. We were in one of the newly renovated rooms and it was just lovely. I don't regret spending the money. It was quite warm when we were there and my only criticism would be that the air-conditioning was pretty ineffective with the general heat and the room was hot to sleep in. Maybe my Australian expectations of the a/c were unfair. A great one time experience. the cafe food and cakes were amazing and Salzburg in general was well worth it.
An elegant riverfront room with a balcony to savor Salzburg and a spa shower to covet. Espresso delivered to the room as the Cathedral bells rang 7 am. Lots of ice in every drink and a staff that is more than willing to accommodate.
Stayed here at the end of a wonderful tour up the Danube. The room was perfect in every way, overlooking the river and the Castle. I might note that the room and the bathroom and the closets were all well thought out and executed, without a single odd detail or anything that took your attention away from enjoying the experience!
The location was perfect, right at the end of the walking bridge (covered in locks!).
Most important: l the staff was perfect. We had neglected to tell the hotel in advance that we did not want a room with a connecting door. They found another room that had no connecting door and switched the rooms and our luggage around and when we saw that the new room did not have as good a view we asked them to change us back. They did so and moved our luggage and all with cheer and not a hint of annoyance. All this happened while they were checking in 70 people from out river tour! Another time they changed tables around so our party could dine outdoors, facing the Castle.
Throughout our stay we had numberous contacts with reception, the concierge and other staff and they could not have beeen mor helpful, friendly and competent.
We travel a lot and have stayed in some of the finest hotels in Europe, Asia and the US and feel that the Sacher delivered every expectation one has for a fine hotel. They truly care about their guests and have empathy for the traveler.
This is a family owned hotel. They also own the best hotel in Vienna and I am looking forward to future trips to Vienna to stay there.
The room that we stayed was having a great view. That is the most impressive thing about the hotel. Location is great. You can walk each point of attraction. Staff is very polite, helpfull abd friendly
After a week of up and down experience on a Viking Cruise, we extended out stay at the Hotel Sacher. What a beautiful hotel to spend three very peaceful relaxing days. The staff is very accommodating and helped when our travel agent made some mistakes with bookings and sight seeing in Salzburg. My wife and I were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful sites knowing that we would return to the 5 Star Wonder.