Whenever we plan for a trip, Tor leaves finding the perfect hotel to me (except in Venice – Tor took over for that one!). In Salzburg, there was really only one hotel that I was anxious to stay at and ever since our visit, I have been super excited to share all about the charming hotel we stayed in for our weekend in Austria – the Hotel Sacher Salzburg.
When we pulled up to our hotel after our train ride in from Munich, even my husband was impressed. I was, too, especially since it was already decked out for Christmas. That’s one way to get me excited! The hotel is situated on the north bank of the River Salzach and looks like a little pink palace. Our bags were immediately taken off of our hands and we took a moment to admire the lobby and its grand staircase. As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel was built in 1866 and still oozes the same elegance and attention to detail from that time to today.
We were soon whisked off to our room that even Marie Antoinette would have approved of (she was born in Austria, after all!). Our room had a large, comfy bed that was surrounded by beautifully decorated silk walls and large floor to ceiling windows with silk curtains. We had a beautiful balcony that looked out onto the River Salzach and the Hohensalzburg Fortress on the mountaintop in the distance, a view that my husband and I could not stop admiring (especially at night when everything is lit up!). Since Sacher is renowned for its chocolate, it was only fitting to walk into our room to find their famous chocolate torte waiting by the fireplace for us to devour.
For our first morning in Salzburg, we decided to take it easy and order some room service. After sleeping like royalty at Sacher (where royals and dignitaries have been known to stay before), we felt breakfast in bed fit for a king and queen was a great way to start the day.
An impressive basket of breads and tray of condiments and treats accompanied our delicious herbed eggs and tomatoes. Since I am allergic to coffee and not a tea drinker, plus we were staying in a hotel that was famous for its chocolate, it was only right that I order a pot of their decadent hot chocolate. When I dream of the perfect hot chocolate, especially at Christmastime, that pot of hot chocolate was my dream come to life. It was so delicious that I ended up getting another one after lunch down at their café!
We certainly felt like Austrian royalty during our stay, and we would happily recommend at least a night here to relish in the grand splendor that is Sacher Salzburg!
Photos by Torrance Coombs.