Auerspergstrasse 61, Salzburg, Austria


The difference between a good hotel room and a WOW one is having something that sets it apart from every other, homogeneous design. In the case of the Hotel Auersperg it was a poster of the Rat Pack on the door of the mini bar.

The iconic image of Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr and Frank Sinatra shows the über cool trio dressed in tuxedos and smoking cigarettes. Sammy Davis and Sinatra are laughing uproariously at something Dino is saying. You can’t see drinks in the picture but you just know drink has been taken. The caption on the poster simply reads “This is the way to the bar”.

Auersperg Hotel, Salzburg, Austria

It’s not like we even use a mini bar, except for the water and to chill our own drinks, but that image instantly set the whole tone for the room – retro chic, laid back and funky. If the hotel hadn’t been right in the heart of irresistible Salzburg, I may have chosen to spend the entire weekend right there in the company of the Hollywood cool cats.

Buzz Trips’ Opinion
Italian chic meets New York vogue in this stylishly intimate boutique hotel just a 15 minute stroll from the river and the heart of the Old Town. Rooms are every bit as comfortable as they are good looking; a courtyard garden provides a green retreat from the city and a rooftop spa and roof garden place the cherry firmly on top of a very seductive cake. The perfect base for a weekend getaway, a business meeting or a romantic retreat, the Auersperg Hotel is the sort of home from home you wish your home was like.

Auersperg Hotel, Salzburg, Austria

Rooms
55 rooms are located between the main hotel building and the Villa annex. Beautifully designed fittings sit within impeccable, retro chic décor with lots of stand out features such as walk-in shower and en suite with under floor heating and drawers and cupboard doors that glide gently to closed. Beds are sigh-inducing comfortable with damask sheets which, along with double glazing, ensure coma style, uninterrupted sleep.

Auersperg Hotel, Salzburg, Austria

We had a superior room in the Villa with a large entrance hall dressing room and a small sitting room area. Floors were hardwood; en suite and entrance hall partitions were walnut panelling; the headboard was leather and the soft furnishings and walls were in neutral colours. The addition of a CD player along with a copy of Cesaria Evora’s Cabo Verde album sealed the cool credentials and perfectly complimented what was quite simply, a very sexy room.

Auersperg Hotel, Salzburg, Austria

Facilities
The Auersperg uses its space to elegant effect. The reception area exudes eclectic chic with leather chairs occupying windows alongside antique, walnut cabinets and a contemporary chandelier hanging below a neoclassical ceiling like a gold starburst. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but its hip, ’60s bar serves a small daily menu of organic light meals such as home made soups and cakes. Breakfast is in the airy dining room or on the outside terrace overlooking the garden when the weather permits. Produce is fresh, local and organic with the emphasis on cereals, fruit, juices, cold meats, cheeses, bread and cakes.

Auersperg Hotel, Salzburg, Austria

A rooftop spa and relaxation garden provide sauna, steam room and idyllic chill out space with massage and yoga available as add-ons. Parking at the hotel is €12 per night.

Hotel Auersperg; +43 (0)662 88944-0; double room with breakfast from €165, superior from €175; BuzzTrips stayed at the Hotel Auersperg as guests of Salzburg Tourist Office.

Andrea (Andy) Montgomery is a freelance travel writer and co-owner of Buzz Trips and The Real Tenerife series of travel websites. Published in The Telegraph, The Independent, Wexas Traveller, Thomas Cook Travel Magazine, EasyJet Traveller Magazine, you can read her latest content on Google+

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One Response to Review of Hotel Auersperg in Salzburg

  1. Mukes says:

    I’m from Bavaria, south Germany, and we have some more lakes, chapels, and msroatenies to offer. Next time you visit Germany, I’d recommend you either visit Oberbayern with Starnberg and all the lakes around, driving down south towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In summer, of course; who would like to swim in a lake on Easter, taken central European climate into account? Don’t miss a visit at Andechs monastery (Kloster Andechs); they have the finest beer in the world, and one of the strongest.Or you go to Passau or Regensburg, two beautiful cities with cathedrals (the Passau cathedral has the biggest church organ in the world) and take a three day boat cruise down to Austria on the river Danube (Donau in German). Regensburg at least, and I think Passau also, are built on the remains of Roman fortresses, so there’s hundreds of years of history to discover, if you’re in the mood to. Or just hang out in a typical Bavarian Biergarten .And, please, come between June and September. This year’s Easter weekend was exceptionally snowy in Germany and Austria, but that’s the risk you take at this time of year. Warm season doesn’t start before mid-May.

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