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Salzburg--where to stay

Our first trip to Germany and Austria is fall 2007. After Rothenburg and Fuessen we plan to drive to Salzburg for two nights. The map of the town is a bit confusing. Where is the best place to stay for seeing the usual sights of Salzburg? Any hotel recommendations anyone? We have RS's guide but many of the hotels are described as having well worn rooms or being musty.Quiet, clean, good beds, and at least some charm would be positives.

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I have stayed at the Gausthaus Goldenen Ente twice and really liked it. It's slightly more expensive than some of the other options, but it's in an awesome location, serves a pretty good breakfast, the staff is friendly and the restaraunt below has pretty good food, (wonderful goulash soup!)

Good luck!

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We've never stayed there before, but we're staying at Hotel Am Dom, www.amdom.at. It's 96 euro a night including breakfast. It's supposed to be right near the center of the city. We're going in September and that's the rates we were quoted...

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I once stayed at the Rennaissance, which is near the train station. That's quite a bit from the old town. But there are trams running from the station into downtown... the hotel was very nice, yet a bit pricey.

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When I researched hotels for our upcoming trip to Salzburg, they all seemed a bit pricey...right up there with Venice. I settled on Hotel Markus Sittikus. Just a short walk from the bus/train station and reasonably close to the Old Town. This place has some very charming rooms. Many of them have themes like Mozart and the Sound of Music...there are wall murals painted in each of these rooms and all the rooms look very nicely furnished. We were quoted 143 Euro for a triple, including breakfast. Subract the 21 Euro breakfast would cost for three people and it's quite reasonable. We were also quote 128 Euro for a double, btw. Website is www.markus-sittikus.at. The personnel have been very pleasant & accomodating. Here is a quote from an email they sent:

"Our rates are in Euro per room per night, including all taxes and breakfast buffet. All our rooms are equipped with bath or shower, toilet, telephone, radio, Sat tv, hair dryer, Wireless Lan and ISDN connection."

Happy Travels!

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I also must laud the Gasthaus zur Goldenen Ente. Stayed there about five years ago, and we're there again next month. Great family run hotel in an unbeatable location.

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When we went, we stayed a little ways out of town at the Bloberger Hof http://www.blobergerhof.at/index1-e.htm, which was fantastic. It was very easy to ride the bus to right near the hotel, and the room was amazing. The view was beautiful and it had great breakfast. We really enjoyed our stay here.

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We have stayed at the Hotel Am Dom twice now and both experiences were great. The location can't be beat in the older part of town. Our most recent visit in 2005 was with our two boys, ages 9 and 13 and the hotel was able to accomodate us in adjoining rooms. Enjoy!!

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I also like the Gasthaus zur Goldene Ente. The only downside is that everybody in the breakfast room seemed to have Rick Steves books with them. Not that us Rick Steves travelers are bad people; it just doesn't make for interesting people watching.