An old, historic favorite, The Elefant offers great stories, cozy rooms, modern touches, a fantastic central location, and delicious traditional Austrian meals at the on-site restaurant and bar. But we mean really old: this 700-year-old house began life as an inn run by Salzburg citizen Hans Goldeisen, host to the likes of Maximilian II, who on his way from Spain via Italy to Vienna was accompanied by his new pet, an Indian elephant named Soliman. That's also the reason
why guests are welcomed by the sight of an elephant sculpture in the lobby. Fresh updates like cushioned headboards and floor-length curtains warm the cozy, comfortable rooms. Dive into the famous, fluffy Salzburger Nockerl at an outdoor table at the titular S'nockerl restaurant or enjoy cocktails and midnight snack favorites in the sleek Dinner Bar.
Sep 17, 2012
We stayed 2 nights at the Elefant and found it comfortable and extremely conveniently located. The buffet breakfast was good, if a little uninspired. The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. My only minor complaint was the internet access was very slow, and it was necessary to reconnect often which was a bother.