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Hotel Markus Sittikus

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is located in very good location. It doesn't look like a four star hotel at all. We had superior room with a nice balcony. There are no toiletries; although they said they were limited due to green earth campaign, they were nothing available even at the reception. No internet was available at the room. Their reaction was like they were shocked. They kept saying it was technical issue and they were going to fix it, but after 3 days nothing was happening with the internet.

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst visiting the christmas markets. We arrived early and were greeted by a very welcoming gentleman on reception who advised us our room was ready so we could get immediate access. He was very helpful with things to do, the location of the markets and directions. Having stayed in various city centre hotels around Europe we were nicely surprised by the size of the room (no. 32) which was clean and large with an adequately sized bathroom (again very clean). Decor we felt was authentic to Salzburg and the beds were comfy - the room was at the front of the hotel but we didn't notice any noise. Breakfast was a buffet which was well stocked with a large assortment of tasty food and coffee/tea etc.There was a small selection of hot food. The location of the hotel is great - about 10min walk to the train/bus station and about a 15min walk to the old town, with a vast array of bars and restaurants there. Overall, we felt the hotel was excellent ; clean and comfy rooms, superb breakfast and all the staff we encountered were warm and friendly - would definitely stay there again.

The room was clean but tiny, traveling solo doesn't magically turn you into a guinea pig that needs only a little cage to thrive. The staff in the hotel was nice, communicating on the telephone with them on the other hand was rather harsh, to say the least. Breakfast was ok but a bit overpriced for the quality and service the room is dark and offers just the view into the semi attractive garden. Should I return I'd opt for breakfast in a cafe. 14 Euros can get you a lot, where You have a nice view and service. Big plus is the location between train station and historic centre, you can basically walk everywhere.

To me this isn't a 4 star hotel. The location is very good and it's clean enough but that's it! Staff not very friendly and my room was big but not at all nice and the decor and carpet are awful. Wouldn't say I had a bad experience but just nothing that makes you want to return and I was pleased to check out.

It took us about 10 minutes to walk to it from the train station, we had asked for directions at the station which was very helpful as I think we would have had difficulty locating it otherwise. Stairs from street to reception so difficult if you have a lot of luggage. Check in was easy and very helpful staff. Very small lift only fits 2 people with one case each. Room was small but perfectly adequate and lovely and clean. plenty of choice the buffet style breakfast. They do not do evening meals but do have a small bar. We woken quite early n the first morning with what sounded like refuse lorries in the street below our room. Easy walking distance to the Mirabella gardens and old town.

This is a delightful little hotel but very hard to find! It is only a short walk from the train but take a map or you will miss it! It's an above average European style hotel, very good value and an excellent breakfast. Probably one of our favourites. We will pay a bit more for a bigger room as they are quite small.

I am a regular Tripadvisor correspondent, travelling very much around the world (from New Zealand and Australia to Asia -Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Hong Kong - both Americas and, of course, the whole Europe, including Iceland. I am the big Hotel Expert, visiting mostly four star hotels, but never below three stars. I am really very happy, when I can give high opinion of hotels I am visiting and sorry, when I have to express negative opinion. I am frequent visitor of Austria (I've been for more than 40 years Opera Critic and I visited Vienna and its State and Volks Operas about 200 times, I was 30 consecutive years the guest of Salzburg Summer Festival and I visited also Graz, Linz, Innsbruck, Bregenz etc. In Salzburg I was some years ago in the four star Hotel Imlauer and I am sorry I selected this time Markus Sittikus, officially the four star hotel, which, by my opinion, deserves no more than three stars. I booked and paid the Standard Single room with Breakfast by Galahotels, of which I am regular customer. I am always sending an e-mail before my arrival, asking the Reception to confirm my reservation. I did it this time as well and I got a very kind reply, that a good room is waiting for me. I came to the hotel on Sept. 3rd after 2 pm. I got the key (not a card!) for the room 48 and the male receptionist explained, that this key opens my room and the front door, as the reception is closed from 10 pm till 7 am next morning. OK, I said, and took the lift to the fourth floor. The first thing I saw, when I arrived there, was a big box with dirty linen, as the chamber maid was still making the rooms. I can understand they have to put it somewhere, but probably not in front of the lift door, so the first impression of the new visitor is not really great! I went to the door of the room 48 and intended to enter, but the cleaning Lady stopped me, saying, that my room hasn't been made yet, as the previous guest(s) had late departure. It was about 2.30 pm and some rooms on this floor have already been cleaned. She phoned to the reception, if she could give me one of those rooms, but the receptionist ordered her to prepare my room 48 and I had to wait additional half hour. So, it was almost 3 pm, when I could enter "my room". It was two bed room (and I paid the Single one!) OK, it happened many times I got a two bed room instead of the single one. Even better! It loooked well, together with the bathroom (shower only and no toilleteries, except soap at lavabo and liquid soap-shampoo by the shower!) and I looked around for mini bar or fridge and for the safe. I couldn't find them. I phoned to the reception and it was Lady now, who replied, that noone of their rooms has mini bar, as there is the guest room by the reception with a big fridge (bar), where the guests can have the drinks and pay them, of course. There was no safe in the room! The next morning I met in the Reception the "Chefin", who was familiar with "my story".Before my departure I gave to her my card and she gave me her name, as she doesn't have her card (Anna Sigl). She said I had the safe in the room and I said it was not true. Then she sent with me one of her staff to check and she really didn't find the safe. She promised to bring it the same day, but I didn't get it at all. Mrs Sigl was quite unpleasant and "stolz", when I told her I am evaluating hotels I am visiting for Tripadvisor and I will write a complaint. She said I could write whatever and whenever I want, she doesn't care for it! She said that in Austria the four star hotels have no mini bar in their rooms. I said it was not true, as I always had mini bar in Austrian four star hotels, even in some three star ones. Later I went to the reception of Imlauer hotel (also four stars), which is just about 100 meters from Markus Sittikus, and they confirmed me, that all their rooms (Luxury and Standard) have mini bar. I am welcome back next time! She didn't care, when I said I was never coming back, as all Salzburg hotels are obviously always full. I stayed for three nights in Markus Sittikus and when I analyzed the room's image more in details, I realized it was nothing specilal, certainly not four star but three star standard, a mixture of everything with - above the two beds - a kind of ugly (for me!)red plastic frame with "rosa" lamps by the beds; these colours really dont't go together. About the breakfast: this was almost four star level. Very good, but every day the same - with all kinds of cold food and hot boiled and scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, fruit salad, yogourts, different kinds of breads and "semmelns", cold meat and cheese and good juices. The coffee from machine was very good. Did I miss something with breakfast? Yes, I did; this were some dry meat (proschiutto or speck) and some fish, e. g. some smoked salmon, in the if they say they are four star hotel! Was it expensive? Yes, it relativelly was. I paid about 76 euros per night, including breakfast, and I paid a month ago the same quality four star Berlin Mark Hotel in Berlin (nearby Zoo station and Ku'damm) - for Bed and Breakfast - around 42 euros. And i had mini bar in the room! Quite a difference, nicht war?! So, I keep the promise, I am never back to Markus Sittikus Hotel in Salzburg! Best regards Vladimir Frantar, Prof.

We enjoyed our stay in this centrally-located hotel near Mirabelle garden. It was unfortunately quite hot during our time there in July, with no air conditioning, oh well. Breakfast was excellent, cheerful and set us up well for an active walk-filled morning. We also enjoyed the sitting room area. Staff let us "park" our suitcases until the room was ready. They provide a warm welcome, were adept with English, and we would certainly stay there again (at a cooler time of year!).

The staff seemed a little disorganised when we arrive, but we later realised only some had good English language skills. The hotel is close enough to the hub of things to make walking into the centre an easy task, but it was far enough away to be quiet and peaceful. The rooms were clean and well looked after but small. With a 6ft and 105KG husband we found the shower cubicle a nightmare.

This was a wonderful and quaint hotel. It is tricky to get luggage in the front door as there are stairs. Also, there is not air conditioning. The rooms were clean with a little balcony. Breakfast is wonderful, but check to see if it is included. Very nice!

Markus-Sittikus-Strasse 20 Salzburg Salzburg

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Mirabell Palace and Gardens and Mozart's Birthplace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in City Centre Salzburg, Hotel Markus Sittikus is within a 5-minute walk of Mirabell Palace and Gardens and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Mozart's Birthplace. This 39-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free newspapers in the lobby. It's in central Salzburg and also close to Salzburg Museum and St. Francis Church.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 39 individually decorated rooms feature desks. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Markus Sittikus enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a garden. Offsite parking is available for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 429 reviews