10 of Salzburg's Best Boutique Hotels

Salzburg City | © Weinhaeupl W. / Österreich Werbung
Salzburg City | © Weinhaeupl W. / Österreich Werbung
Salzburg is full of beautiful mountainous landscapes and historic city sites. Stay in the home of the real Von Trapp family, or enjoy the spas that some of these fantastic luxury hotels have on offer.

Hotel Schloss Monchstein

Described as a ‘unique jewel in the heart of Salzburg’, these 5-star luxury lodgings are sure to make you feel like royalty. Boasting palatial, seemingly never ending grounds and all the very finest amenities, a stay at Hotel Schloss Monchstein is a uniquely exclusive experience. If the thought of a Finnish sauna, outdoor infinity pool, gym and gourmet restaurant don’t tempt you, then nothing will.

Exterior of the hotel © Schloss Mönchstein / Schloss Mönchstein

Hotel & Villa Auersperg

Although located in the bustling heart of the city, Hotel & Villa Auersperg is the perfect place for a tranquil stay away. The on-site spa is one of the star highlights – complete with a sauna, steam room and a massage parlour for ultimate relaxation. Yoga lovers can take part in a weekly class, at 7.30am every Wednesday, with private one-on-one lessons also available upon request. There are various packages to choose from, including double rooms and luxurious suites.

artHOTEL Blaue Gans

This stylish and unique hotel holds the claim to fame of being Salzburg’s oldest Inn, at over 600 years of age. Standing at one end of the city’s most popular shopping stretches, Getreidegasse, and close to all the main attractions, such as Mozart’s birthplace, it is both ideally located and full to the brim of luxury features. Each bedroom is different from the next, decorated with contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs.

One of the double rooms © blauegans / blauegans

Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Idyllically located on the edge of the picturesque River Salzach, and right next to the Old Town, Hotel Sacher Salzburg is a polished and pristine establishment, with a long running reputation of being one of the finest stays in the city. The name of the hotel derives from Franz Sacher – the creator of the delicious and rich chocolate torte – one of Austria’s national dishes and a must-try dessert at the hotel cafe.

Deluxe Junior Suite I © Hotel Sacher

Romantik Hotel Gmachl

This quaint, family-run hotel is tucked away in the outskirts of the city in Elixhausen. Ideal for couples away on a romantic getaway, there are excursions on offer that promise to make sparks fly – including boat trips, intimate dining experiences and spa packages. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, run by chef Christian Kastenmeier, offers creative dishes made using fresh regional ingredients – including special roast dinners on Sundays.

Infrinity Pool © Pictures Romantik Hotel

Hotel Goldener Hirsch

A 24-hour concierge team, fine dining and cosy yet classy interior make this hotel one of the finest in Salzburg. Tradition and luxury meet in the middle, with the charm of old style Austrian decor and all the up to date amenities. Hotel Goldener Hirsch is worth visiting for the restaurant alone – where you can sample some Austrian classics in a refined atmosphere.

Boutique Hotel am Dom

Hidden away down an alley, yet still close to all the major sights, this trendy hotel fuses tradition and contemporary styles – a departure from some of the more rustic inns. Converted from an old townhouse, the interior is an interesting blend of old and new. Although the features are somewhat minimal, the rooms are tastefully decorated and there is a decent breakfast buffet available in the mornings. An excellent choice for those who want boutique without breaking the bank.

Villa Trapp

Whenever Salzburg is mentioned, often the first thing that springs to mind is The Sound Of Music. For fans of the iconic film, this is the perfect place to stay as it is the former home of the real Von Trapp family, who resided here between 1923 and 1938. Stay in Baron Georg and Maria’s bedroom, and enjoy the gorgeous views of rolling green hills.

Villa Von Trapp © Villa Von Trapp Gmbh

Hotel Amadeus

Located in a historic 500-year-old building, this hotel is full of charm and character. Terraces are provided on the first and second floors, providing guests with lovely views over the grassy cemetery, where some of the Mozart family are buried. The rooms are sizeable, comfortable and each is equipped with a ‘The Sound of Music’ DVD.

Döllerer’s Luxury Hotel

This family run 4-star hotel is fully equipped for a fantastic stay away. ‘Connoisseur packages’ are available for an extra fee – where guests can enjoy champagne, a gourmet breakfast of homemade goods and an exclusive 7-course meal in the hotel’s restaurant. A wellness and fitness centre is also on-site, featuring a gym, a sauna and steam room.