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Arthotel Blaue Gans

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

great locations with friendly heipful staff!!!!! we have a great time in here, for example, we need the hot water for baby milk, the survice so perfect, offer us a heater bottle. we have lots of luggege, the stuff help us immeadiatelly when we just open the hotels door.

This is a lovely hotel with a friendly helpful staff. Location is excellent, easy to walk down the busy streets to all the Christmas markets or cross the bridge to go the Mirabellegarten. The number 1 bus stops right outside the back of the hotel which takes you to the main train station. Easy place for taxi to drop you off as well. The room is comfy with slippers, bathrobe & umbrella which came in handy one day. Hair conditioner was the only thing missing. Room & bathroom were super clean. The included breakfast was delicious. They made eggs & bacon to order & buffet of fresh salad/yogurt/fruit/meats/cheese/pastry. Would definitely stay here again when we return to beautiful Salzburg.

Modern hotel with great location near all the attractions and in old town. Staff good English and very helpful. 25 min walk from main train station on other side of town, or 12 euro in taxi. Room was comfy and of good size. No tea/coffee facilities in room but available for free at a station near lobby. Wifi good. Hotel very warm and we wanted to use aircon to cool down our room but was no remote in room. They had packed away for winter but one was supplied on second day when we asked about it. Breakfast buffet had all you need, they cooked eggs for you, and there were cereals as well as meats/cheese. No toaster for bread.

An excellent hotel with amazing staff and a lovely interior. Well designed rooms with comfortable beds. The bathroom is spacious, well equipped and the amenities rock! Certainly visit the restaurant with delicious Austrian food too! Just footsteps away from, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful city centers of Europe.

Have stayed here several times and love this old hotel. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very updated with all the modern amenities including modern bathrooms and wi-fi. I say quirky because this time we had a sweet on the second floor but we had to take the elevator to the third floor and walk down a flight of stairs to get to our room. May be only room like it in hotel. Staff is very friendly and rooms have always been clean and neat and well appointed. Breakfast included and is very good. They will even make you scramble eggs and crispy bacon no extra charge. It is very centrally located on the main walking street in the old Stadt/city area.

The hotel was lovely. Well located and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good apart from the over cooked scrambled eggs. We did eat in the hotel one night and that was fantastic. Superb food and service. The room itself was clean but the shower was far too low. My head was literally touching the ceiling and I’m only just 6ft. So if you are tall then avoid room 412. The city itself is beautiful, we loved our 3 nights there.

Am almost two years late with this review! It is almost Christmas again, and fond memories of this place just surfaced as I sit here researching my holiday accommodation. We stayed here over Christmas in 2015, as a family of four. At the time of the stay, the kids were 11 and 9. We had one of the family rooms, and arrived on Christmas Eve to a plate of delicious Christmas cookies and a stollen as welcome gifts. It was not too difficult getting from here to Oberndorf (Silent Night town), which we did on Christmas eve. Being in this location meant everywhere in Salzburg was just a stroll away on subsequent days. There's a Michelin restaurant right across the hotel, where we had a fab dinner one of those evenings. We were checked in by a gentleman, who told me quite seriously to put away my booking reference or number and just to give our family name instead, as "guests are not reference numbers" ;) So true, but not something many hoteliers remember these days! All in all, we had a great stay, and will really recommend this gem to family and friends.

This hotel is extremely well placed for Salzburg Old Town, you can walk to all the major attractions in only a few minutes. Being positioned on the main pedestrian street, it was nonetheless surprisingly quiet at night. Even on Saturday night, it was not too noisy. Breakfast was good but not amazing, however we also ate at the restaurant one evening and that was very high quality. Recommended. Overall, the staff were lovely, the room was clean and modern, and with a location like this, you cannot go too far wrong with this hotel!

Hotel is very centrally located in Salzburg. The hotel has been made from an old building and each room is special. Lots of cool art on the walls. Staff is cool and friendly. Restaurant is cool and with an interesting menu.

This was my second stay here...You can't beat the location right in the middle of the old town. Check in was a snap and all of my dealings with the hotel personnel were superb. Our room was spacious, more like a suite, but of course we paid for that. Clean, comfortable, quiet, and with good WiFi. No complaints. I didn't check out the restaurant but it was lively when I went by...looked like fun. The only problem you might have is if you need help with your luggage. No, I don't expect a doorman/valet but the age of the hotel (500 or so years) means that even after you take the elevator you will probably need to go up/down some small set of stairs.

Getreidegasse 41-43, Salzburg Salzburg

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Mozart's Birthplace and St. Francis Church
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa services

Located in Altstadt, Arthotel Blaue Gans is next to popular attractions like St. Blasius Church and Salzburg Toy Museum. This 35-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Salzburg, the hotel is also a short walk from Getreidegasse and Pferdeschwemme Horse Well.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 35 recently renovated rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Arthotel Blaue Gans features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and spa treatment rooms. Parking is EUR 18 per night (EUR 30 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 65 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and wedding services.

Room options


Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite (Maisonette)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Single Room (

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room (regular)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 608 reviews