During our trip across Europe last summer, we stayed in Salzburg for two nights in late July. Austria is infamously expensive, and as we were on a budget we knew we would have to stay somewhere a little further from the centre of town to be able to afford it.
For a Standard Double Room we paid £144 for two nights. This may seem incredibly expensive, considering the hotel was very dated as well as being a significant distance from the centre of town, but it is testament to the cost of things in Austria. There are also Family and Triple Rooms available, as well as a Budget Double Room. A full continental breakfast was included in the price. The hotel has a three star and 7.5 rating on Booking.com.
The hotel was incredibly old fashioned, so if you’re more into modern decor then this definitely won’t be to your taste. The rooms were yellow with dark wooden furniture, and the halls and receptions had dark red carpets and dark wood fixtures. The dining room has hand painted walls depicting the Salzburg landscape which is a wonderful touch, with white leather and dark wood furnishings. The decor, albeit old fashioned, is still tasteful and we found everything to be in a good condition.
The hotel is around a 15 minute walk one direction to the train station and the same again in the opposite direction to the Old Town of Salzburg. There are bus and tram links on the main road the hotel is situated on and plenty of bars, fast food places and restaurants on the road, too.
The room was relatively spacious, although everything inside it was very dated. There was no air conditioning but we were provided with a fan, and the only toiletries we were provided with was hand soap, towels and toilet roll. There was a large wardrobe and two side tables for the bed as well as a vanity unit, but that’s as far as it goes for amenities.
The entire hotel was kept very clean, from the inside to the wardrobes to the bathrooms to the dining area. Our room was cleaned on our first day and organised along with fresh towels and linens.
Staff were pleasant and helpful in giving us directions to the Old Town and with good budget restaurants in the city centre. They were also helpful in organising us to check out early on our final day and helping us with bus and tram transfers to the train station to make our journey shorter.
Overall, Garni Lehenerhof is old fashioned but perfectly fine if you’re happy to stay somewhere a little further away from the busy town and are on a budget. The breakfast was fantastic and you’re bang in the middle of the train station and Old Town, and the standard of cleanliness was very high.