The lobby has a marble floor and is medium in size. It stretches down a corridor but is cosy with cocktail and coffee lounge antiques, classic furnishings and paintings.
The storied past of the former “Höllbräu” - today’s Hotel Altstadt Radisson SAS - can be traced back to the year 1377, which makes it one of the most historic guest establishments in all of Salzburg. From early times, lords both secular and spiritual had maintained breweries - with their subjects required to render “malt and hops service” - and as beer production and consumption increased extensively during the 15th century, a highly profitable commercial enterprise came about. The archbishops of Salzburg maintained tight control over the business, enforcing stringent requirements for guild membership and other strict regulations, whilst arranged marriages were a relatively common practice in a bid to enhance the power of the brewing families. Incidentally, evidence of the guild system can still be seen in Salzburg’s Old City today, where countless guild signs continue to hang outside of local shops. Over the years, of course, much began to change and, during the 19th century, the guild system began to dissolve. Liberal economic policies during the times of the Electors and Bavarians presented the brewers with new challenges. Beer prices were raised, Salzburg began to experience a slow but steady increase in tourism. So it was that, from those original inns, the precursors of today’s hotels began to develop. By and by, better-equipped and better-furnished establishments appeared, soon also able to boast electricity and running water. Over the decades, numerous beer-brewing families have left their mark on the Salzburg brewing trade, including such famous families as Elixhauser, Brodmann, Schrems and Engländer - all of whom indulged the high art of brewing with overwhelming ambition, joy and painstaking care. The hotel was completely renovated with painstaking care in 2007, always with an eye to highlighting its historical elements and unique stature. So it is that today’s guest discovers an establishment that is rich in tradition, yet accompanied by all the amenities of a modern 5-star hotel. Barely will you have stepped through the entrance archway, which dates back to 1550, than you will be greeted by rooms which radiate a distinctive “esprit” and offer an array of comforts including flat-screen TV, W-LAN, gilded fittings and Untersberg marble in the bathrooms. Other exquisite features, such as antiques, oil paintings, Persian carpets and Biedermeier mirrors, add the finishing touches to the overall appearance of the hotel.
Whether they have views over the Salzach and the Kapuziner Abbey, the romantic city centre alleyways or the Hohensalzburg Castle high above the city, all of our 62 elegant and stylish rooms have the highest level of comfort and luxury. Furnished with a lot of care and loving attention to detail, no two rooms in the hotel are alike. Discover enchanting details from times long past, for example medieval wooden ceilings, parquet floors, stucco decorations or antique paintings – and experience the modern spirit of the recently completely renovated 5-star hotel with facilities such as direct dial telephone, flat screen TV and wireless internet (Wi-Fi) in all rooms and all areas of the hotel. All bathrooms in the hotel are finished with bright marble from the Untersberg mountain and have gold fittings. Bathrobes and slippers are also provided. In terms of room categories, our guests can choose from Classic and Executive rooms. We can also welcome you in one of our Suites or the 120 m² Kaiser Suite, unique in the whole of Salzburg.
The culinary highlight. Spend a relaxed evening at our “Symphonie” restaurant, savouring the countless mouth-watering creations our kitchen team brings to your table. Hotel Altstadt treats you to the best of traditional Salzburg cooking, along with an array of other epicurean delights from around the world. Take an enjoyable journey through the rich world of Austrian and international cooking, crowning your dinner with a glass of fine wine. During the warm season, we invite you enjoy fine coffees and teas, along with a selection of culinary treats, as you sit out in our Mediterranean-style interior courtyard.
The Hotel Altstadt Radisson SAS is as unique as its location. Nestled in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salzburg, the hotel is just opposite the Salzach and just a few minutes on foot from the Festival Halls, the Getreidegasse and Mozart's Birthplace. All important sights such as the Salzburg Cathedral, the Hohensalzburg Castle and the Mirabell Palace with its world-famous pleasure garden can be reached in a few minutes. Additional locations such as Congress House, the Reed Messe Salzburg exhibition centre, the airport and Hangar 7 aircraft museum are not far from the hotel. If you require assistance upon arrival, our team is available (ON REQUEST) around the clock and we will guide you to the Hotel Altstadt Radisson SAS in the quickest way possible!