REVIEW: Hotel Goldgasse, Salzburg, Austria
If there’s only one word you remember from this summary, let it be ‘authentic’. The Hotel Goldgasse is nestled in the middle of old-town Salzburg, and is an elegant retreat just waiting to be discovered.
It was once a 16th century coppersmith’s workshop, and is now a very unique, Austrian hotel that leaves surprises and delights all of its guests. With 15 rooms all elegantly decorated with bold prints, it’s little wonder that Hotel Goldgasse has won so many awards.
The ground floor of the hotel contains the infamous Goldgasse restaurant, that is renowned across Salzburg for its authentic Austrian food, with a twist of modern. Whilst the lower floor offers a glimpse into what the original building may have offered, the other floors are sleek, modern and bold.
When we arrived, we were greeted by the wonderful Ulrike who helped us with our bags, printed off how to get to Hallstatt (we were running late for a daytrip!) and even called us a taxi. Throughout our entire stay Ulrike made us feel very special, but it was just how she spoke to every guest – the best customer service I’ve ever had at a hotel! She even left me some chocolates outside my room for my birthday.
We stayed in room 15, which was called Die Zauberflote. It was on level 1 right at the back, which meant we were far away from the street and had a VERY peaceful few nights of sleep. The mattress was extremely comfortable, and two duvets were provided – meaning no fighting during the night! The room was decorated with an expansive snapshot of a man eating dinner by himself, but then crying behind a wall on the other side.
From the other photos I’ve seen, it appear each room tells a story. The rest of the furniture was bright and eye-catching, including a full-stocked red Smeg fridge (that was free for the first day!), a rose gold Nespresso machine, low lying duck-blue chairs and a yellow daybed. Though it was a mixture of colours, it pulled the room together really well and added to the overall quirkiness that Hotel Goldgasse offers occupants.
We stayed for three nights in total, and the location couldn’t have been more perfect. Located on the famous Goldgasse street, Hotel Goldgasse is on the doorstep of the Christmas Markets, and a short 5-10 minute walk to any of the major tourist attractions in Salzburg.
Last but not least, make sure you pay extra and get the breakfast buffet included. The range of fresh meats, bread, cheese, fruits and more made every penny worth it. They also make eggs to order, and have free bubbles – what more could you want?!
If you’re considering going to Salzburg, I cannot recommend Hotel Goldgasse enough. The location is the best in all of Salzburg, the staff are super friendly and the rooms will remain fondly in your mind forever… I can’t wait to visit Hotel Goldgasse again!
You can read more about the hotel and book it HERE, with prices starting for as little as €109 per night in February x