When trying to figure out where to stay for our quick stop in Salzburg, I was immediately drawn to a property that was just outside the city center. With just under 24 hours it made sense to stay in the middle of town where all the action was, but my gut told me that we had to stay at Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron. So stay there we did!
Originally built in the 1730s, this hotel is filled with SO much history, and might seem a bit familiar to you (it’s the von Trapp home from the famous 1965 Sound of Music)! It was about a 15-20 minute cab ride from the train station (about 10 to the city center) and I loved that we drove out of the “touristy” part of town and were able to see the more residential side of Salzburg including homes and local businesses.
When we pulled up to the gate, we couldn’t believe how beautiful the property was and couldn’t wait to explore inside! We were promptly greeted by the friendliest staff and given an “old fashioned” key to our room on the second floor.
Our room was located in the Meierhof (pink building), formerly the administration building of the property, which was renovated in early 2014. Staying in one of the Premium Double Rooms (with an incredible lake/mountain view), our room was quite large (which we loved after having a smaller room in Munich), and included a coat rack area upon walking in, plus an additional room to store extra luggage, clothes, or valuables.
The living room and bedroom spaces were blended into a studio layout, separated by a mini wall with the TV on the living room side, and a desk on the bedroom side. This was actually refreshing, since so often I find myself sucked into whatever’s on TV before bed and end up staying up later than I should during hotel stays. Fortunately, this setup allowed us to get right to sleep!
The bathroom was nice and spacious as well, which was especially great for getting ready and two women needing mirror and counter space in the bathroom!
Despite staying in the Meirhof building, the (historic) Schloss is also open 24 hours to all guests. There’s so much to explore here, and explore we did upon returning from our outing to the main area of Salzburg. The second floor of the Schloss is where the most incredible library was, complete with a hidden staircase (and the fanciest room you’ll ever have breakfast in)!
By the end of the day when we drifted off to sleep, we were already majorly impressed with the hotel, and had no idea it would get even better in the morning! For starters, the view we woke up to. Excuse the all-caps, but HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING SO BEAUTIFUL?! I’m still in awe just thinking about it.
When we were finally able to pull ourselves away, we went back to the Schloss (big white building) for breakfast in a room that seemed fit for royalty! We snagged a table in the back of the room next to the window, so we could continue to admire the beauty of Salzburg while enjoying an incredible breakfast buffet filled with fresh meats, cheeses, breads, fruits, and more!
Post-breakfast we went outside for one last hurrah around the property, and couldn’t resist snapping a few fun photos around and on the tree swing!
We were so bummed we didn’t have more time to stick around, as the hotel also offers free bike rentals to explore the grounds and around the lake. I can’t imagine how much fun this place must be in the spring and summer too! If you find yourself planning a trip to Salzburg, this is definitely the place to be!
Huge thank you to Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron for welcoming us! We can’t wait to get back there again in the (hopefully near) future!