Located on a bustling shopping street in Salzburg’s Old Town, the location of the Hotel Goldener Hirsch is hard to beat. Set in a centuries-old building, the hotel combines historical charm with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.
Hotel & Villa Auersperg
Tucked into a residential area of Salzburg, Hotel & Villa Auersperg is a third-generation family-owned boutique hotel. The property features the main building, a restored 19th-century villa and a private garden. It’s located on a quiet street, and guests can relax to the sounds of the trickling fountain in the shrub-shrouded garden or take advantage of the rooftop spa and its complimentary yoga sessions.
The hotel has an eclectic style with its bright marble floors, antique wooden furniture and brightly tiled reception desk. The 55 rooms and suites are spread across the hotel building and adjacent villa.
Hotel & Villa Auersperg offers a breakfast buffet with a strong emphasis on organic and locally sourced ingredients, with choices such as fresh fruit, muesli, eggs, pastries and bread.
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The 55 rooms are split between the main hotel building and the restored adjacent villa, and have an eclectic style that mixes contemporary decor with traditional architecture. Polished wood floors and round pine tables meet Eames-style chairs and a vintage-looking Tivoli music system.
Room options range from comfortable standard rooms to larger suites. There is also the Family room, which offers privacy and space for families. You can book either a garden or street view, depending on your preference. Air conditioning and Wi-Fi come as standard in all the rooms.
Hotel & Villa Auersperg sits on a quiet residential street and is a five-minute walk from Linzer Gasse, the pedestrian-friendly street that leads to Salzburg’s Old Town. Mozart’s former family home, the main railway station and the Mirabell Palace are about a 10-minute walk.
Food and drink
- A daily breakfast buffet is served in the bright open dining room. In warmer months, the dining area spills into the secluded garden.
- There is an emphasis on organic food, with most products locally sourced or made in-house.
- A wide range of vegan and lactose-free options.
- Within walking distance of Linzer Gasse, which has many restaurants and cafes on offer.
Facilities and activities
- Quiet rooftop spa offering a variety of treatments.
- Sauna and steam bath.
- Complimentary yoga classes.
We love the organic focus of this hotel and little details like the local honey from the resident hive at breakfast and the wellness area on the rooftop. It feels like a countryside retreat.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Perched on Mönchstein rock, the Hotel Schloss Mönchstein is a secluded haven on a sprawling estate overlooking the Old Town of Salzburg. Intimate and elegant, the spired hotel features fine dining, a full spa and historical charm.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Immerse yourself in the music and food of the Baroque era with this intimate dinner and concert at one of the oldest restaurants in Europe. Enjoy a performance of Mozart’s works by costumed performers between courses of a traditional Austrian meal.
See Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg and the places that were important to him on this walking tour. Visit the Salzburg Cathedral, see Saint Peter’s Abbey and explore Mozart’s Birthplace and Residence, where he lived during his childhood and adolescent years.
This half-day driving tour of the most memorable locations from The Sound of Music with a private driver-guide lets you relive the movie’s nostalgic charms, while also taking in the history and beauty of Salzburg and Austria’s lake district.