Hotel Bristol Salzburg          

 Hotel Bristol Salzburg Makartplatz 4 5020 Salzburg AUSTRIA  Salzburg city − Austria

5-star Hotel Bristol Salzburg

A house with a tradition, comfort and charm

The 5-star Bristol Hotel welcomes guests from all over the world in a stylish atmosphere in one of the most beautiful locations in the centre of the festival city Salzburg. 

With its combination of traditional charm and modern comforts, stylish elegance and first-class service, we endeavour to create an atmosphere where you can feel completely at ease, making your stay become something really special.

All rooms and suites have been individually designed and furnished with great attention to detail. The conference rooms are equipped with the latest technology. 

In the restaurant “Polo Lounge" we serve sophisticated dishes from Austria and around the world, while in the Sketch Bar & Lounge you can enjoy international cocktails or a glass of wine by the fire.

Having won many awards, the Bristol is one of the leading hotels in Europe and is one of the finest grand hotels in the city of Salzburg – an international meeting place full of charm and warmth. Reserved and courteous, we endeavour to help where needed.

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the bustling city of Mozart. Historic buildings from all eras, the Salzburg Festival, music, theatre, galleries and conventions make Salzburg an unforgettable destination in any season.

Hotel Chronicle

The Bristol in Salzburg – a place of history

This Salzburg cultural site has been very specially renovated in such a way that it has managed to retain its absolute exclusivity and luxury standard while at the same time has lost none of the flair that makes this historic place so unique. 

The foundation stone of the present Hotel Bristol was laid by Archbishop Paris Lodron in 1619. In the following centuries, the building served as the seat of various noble families. It has been repeatedly extended and remodelled before being given its present form in the late 19th century.

In 1892, the city of Salzburg, into whose possession the property was passed in the meantime, opened the first hotel to be equipped with electricity within the city of Mozart, the so-called "Electric Hotel", whereby the electrical system of the hotel also supplied a large part of the right-hand centre of the old quarter. 

The term "Hôtel Bristol" dates from the year 1903. The worldwide well-known hotel name "Bristol" goes back to the British city of Bristol, where travellers were first provided with accommodation for a fee.

Around 75 years ago, the hotel came into the possession of the Hübner family, to which it belongs to this day, now managed by the third generation, one of the few private hotels in Salzburg under personal management.

Stylish Elegance

The special Flair of the Hotel Bristol Salzburg

The Hotel Bristol Salzburg looks stylish and extravagant. Antiques, art, glittering crystal chandeliers, highest quality fabrics and many details tell stories of bygone days. 

Whether afternoon tea in the lounge, drinks in the Sketch Bar with its open fireplace or dinner in the restaurant Polo Lounge, at the Hotel Bristol you will spend an unforgettable time in a beautiful, relaxed and cosy atmosphere.Antiques and works of art give the rooms and suites a special touch.

Of course, the elegance of Salzburg is reflected in the rooms and suites at our deluxe hotel. Individually decorated and modern comforts create true feel-good moments during your stay in Salzburg.

Sweet dreams at the Hotel Bristol Salzburg

Each of our rooms is individually and lovingly decorated and depicts motifs of various historical periods. Tradition from days gone by – combined with the comforts of today. The Hotel Bristol in Salzburg is not only historical; it has so many tales to tell. 

Our 60 rooms and suites have been individually designed to embody a range of historical eras, countries, visual arts, theatre and music. 

We offer free mineral water in all rooms. All rooms are non-smoking rooms.

Have a look through our special arrangements to find an attractive offer for your stay!

Deluxe suite

Room size about 60m²

The deluxe suites with their beautiful views of the old town are generous in proportion, or have a special panoramic location with large balcony.


Room size 40 to 50m²

Elegant living space in the suiteView from the living space towards the bedroomExample of a luxuriously fitted bathroomOur traditional suites leave nothing to be desired. They consist of a separate bedroom and luxuriously appointed living space. Here you will find a unique retreat in the heart of the city of Mozart.

Junior suite

Room size 40 to 50m²

Immerse in the luxury of bygone erasNoble junior suite at the Hotel BristolLarge, elegant bathroom in the junior suiteImmerse yourself in the luxury of bygone eras in our elegant junior suites. Delight in their traditional charm and modern luxury comfort.

Superior double room

Room size about 30m²

Stylish living at the traditional Hotel BristolElegant superior double roomSuperior double room with view of SalzburgExclusive furniture and a generous cut provide a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere.

Standard double room

Generously cut standard double roomStandard double room with individual designElegant standard double room at the Hotel Bristol SalzburgNewly designed standard double roomStylish interiors are offered in standard double roomsModern standard double roomNewly designed standard double roomThis room category is individual in design and stylish interiors, but is also modern, practical and comfortable.

Single room

Stylish single room at the Hotel BristolLoving decoration of single roomsThe single rooms are elegantly furnished and feature maximum comfort. 


Bathroom with shower & WC

Hair dryer & make-up mirror

Bathrobe and slippers

Care products

Cable TV with radio


In-room safe

Telephone with voice mail


Free Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access

Individually controlled air conditioning

Windows that open

24-hour room service

24-hour concierge service


Shoe shine

Daily turndown

Personal wake-up call

Limousine service

Babysitting service on request

Free mineral water

All rooms except Standard double room and Single room provide Limousine service

All Suites provide Bathroom with bath

The Bristol – your hotel in a prime location

5-star comfort at the heart of Salzburg 

The Hotel Bristol is situated in the heart of the city of Mozart, right next to the Mirabell Gardens, opposite Mozart's residence, next to the National Theatre and just 5 minutes walk from the convention centre. 

Walking through the beautiful Mirabell Gardens, the famous spa centre Paracelsus Bath & Spa is just a few minutes away.

Parking is available in front of the hotel as well as in a 24-hour guarded parking garage nearby.

Mirabell Gardens

Next to the hotel are the picturesque Mirabell Gardens of the Mirabell Palace. Built in 1606m the palace, which was previously called "Altenau", was sumptuously rebuilt in 1721-1727 and combined to form a closed structure. Various masters have given the palace its present appearance. One of the special treasures include among others the Marble Hall and the elaborately decorated staircase with balustrade and sculptures that are among the most beautiful baroque creations in Europe.





Mozart's Residence

Opposite the hotel is the residence of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The house was known as the "Tanzmeisterhaus" in the 18th century. Here dance classes were held for the nobility, preparing the young nobles for court life. The former dancing master Franz Gottlieb Speckner was the best man at W.A. Mozart's parents’ wedding in1747. When F.G. Speckner died in 1767 and the heiress was open to the letting of the premises, the Mozart family took the opportunity to move to this bigger apartment in 1773. Mozart lived here until his move to Vienna in 1781. Today the house and its various exhibitions can be viewed.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – the most famous son of Salzburg



Landestheater Salzburg

Ever since the 18th century, performances have been held in the neighbouring Landestheater. In addition to numerous classical pieces, modern works with high contemporary relevance are on the program. Also during the Salzburg Festival, the Landestheater opens its doors to 1000 people to enjoy the spectacle performances. The Landestheater has its own theatre, opera and dance ensemble. The Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg serves as the resident orchestra.





Additional points of interest

It is impossible to get to know Salzburg in one day, as everyone will appreciate from the wide range of sights to be appreciated. Of course, a visit to the Getreidegasse with Mozart's birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress or Hellbrunn Palace with its famous trick fountains are among the most famous local attractions. But Salzburg has so much more to offer – also in terms of art and culture.




Our concierge can advise you and is happy to help you in compiling an individual sightseeing programme.

Weddings & galas

Celebrate in a stylish setting

Our Crystal Ballroom is in its very nature and with its certain flair the perfect location for weddings and private parties (receptions of up to 80 people / tables for up to 60 people). 

We would be delighted to put together special menus for you on request. 

View room diagram of the Crystal Ballroom here


Meetings in stylish surroundings

Constructive talks at the Hotel Bristol Salzburg

The Hotel Bristol in Salzburg is also suitable for meetings and conferences. 

The elegant atmosphere is the ideal setting for constructive meetings. 

Modern audio-visual equipment and access to high-speed Internet are also available. All meeting rooms are air-conditioned and have natural daylight. 

Our Sketch Lounge can accommodate meetings for up to 30 people and receptions for up to 80 people.

Size: 70 m²

Parliament: 30

Cocktail: 80

T-form: 30

Cinema: 30

Block: 20

U-shape: 30

View diagram of Sketch Bar & Lounge

We would be delighted to create an individual offer for your meeting or event. Please contact us by e-mail at or call us on 00 43 662 87 35 57. 

For larger events we are happy to help with the organization of alternative meeting rooms in the Salzburg Congress convention centre (5 minutes walk from the hotel) or in one of the castles or palaces in and around Salzburg.

Restaurant "Polo Lounge"

Cuisine in the elegant ambience

For lunch and dinner, our chef will indulge you with a selection of market-fresh delicacies from Austria as well as international cuisine. 

For lunch we offer an attractive and varied business lunch. 

Our sommelier is always on hand to recommend the latest wines from Austria and abroad.

Recommended in the Michelin guide 2017

Opening times

From 12 to 2 pm and 6 to 10 pm. 

During the Salzburg Festival until midnight.

Outside the festival closed on Sundays.

During the Advent season opened on Sundays

from 6 to 10 pm.


Our philosophy is to use seasonal products at all times

Breakfast at the Hotel Bristol

A great start to the day

Start your day with a fine breakfast, included in the room rate. In the Crystal Room every day between 7 and 10.30 am a sumptuous breakfast buffet including English breakfast and international newspapers are available.

On Sundays and holidays, and during the Festival season you can enjoy your breakfast until 11 am.

Sketch-Bar & Lounge

Relaxed enjoyment at the Hotel Bristol Salzburg

The Sketch Bar & Lounge at the Hotel Bristol Salzburg provides delightful relaxation in stylish surroundings. 

Here we will pamper you from 10 am onwards with selected coffees and teas as well as homemade cakes and snacks. Enjoy a little slice of Austrian coffee-house culture in Salzburg.

Our barman conjures up quality cocktails in a cosy atmosphere with open fireplace and background music. 

The bar is open until midnight and during the Salzburg Festival from 11 am to 1.30 am. 

Of course you can already take a peek at our bar menu and our menu with small dishes right here.


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Makartplatz 4, 5020 Salzburg. Austria

By car

Motorway exit Salzburg SÜD: Alpenstraße – Hellbrunnerstraße – Justizgebäude RIGHT - on the Nonntalerbrücke – Dr.-Franz-Rehrlplatz LINKS - Imbergstraße – STRAIGHT ON- Schwarzstraße – BEFORE Landestheater RIGHT – Makartplatz square – BRISTOL HOTEL SALZBURG

By train

The Salzburg station is located about 1 km from the hotel and is easily accessible by taxi or by public transport. The bus stop is right outside the hotel. 

By plane

Salzburg Airport is the nearest airport and is about 6 km from the hotel. 

Other airports are located in Munich (approx. 160 km), Linz (approx. 128 km) or Vienna (approx. 324 km). 

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