The palace is located in the southern part of Salzburg. It was erected for Archbishop Leopold Firmian in the 18th century. The architectural project was developed by a monk of the Order of St. Benedict, who was also a talented architect. Leopoldskron was intended for the residence of the archbishop and his family. The interior decoration of the palace is dominated by a slightly pretentious Rococo style with rich murals.
Leopoldskronstraße 56/58, Salzburg
+43 662 839830
The managing director, Daniel Szelényi, was breathtakingly rude to us. Someone let us in the gate and we were just taking a quick look at the hotel because we wanted to have a drink and were thinking about staying there. We were there for abou.. Read more »t 5 minutes and were about to leave because we couldn't find a single bar or restaurant to sit down at.
Daniel approached us and asked if we had just checked into the hotel. At first, he seemed nice. We said we hadn't but were thinking about making a reservation so were taking a quick look. He suddenly became really angry and shouted at us that we had to leave immediately because only hotel guests were allowed on the property.
If that is the policy and we violated it, we shouldn't have, and he had every right to ask us to leave. But the WAY that he told us was so ridiculously rude that we would never dream of staying there. He has permanently ruined it for us. He thinks he is better than everyone because he manages a hotel that isn't even that great. In fact, it is no longer considered a Leading hotel since he started managing it. We have stayed at way nicer and more expensive Leading hotels all over the world and they didn't act like that. Daniel should be replaced ASAP.
We loved our stay here. As huge Sound of Music fans, it’s been my dream to take my sister here. The breakfast was UNREAL. So many options! I couldn’t believe it. The rooms was pretty good (we didn’t have any problems there as others.. Read more » have stated), and the service was friendly and accommodating (they even held our bags on our last day after check out). The backdrop of the hotel is absolutely stunning. Keep in mind for Sound of Music lovers—this property is private & only accessible if you have reservations. So I definitely recommend booking at least one night here! Just know the only actual scene filmed here was the iconic lake scene—totally worth paying for a night. 😁
Place with and authentic feel. The castle has a nice history from the movie Sound of Music, to even longer ago. But that’s a bit where it ends for the place. It all feels a bit dated, the rooms we had, had no airconditioning. As a result some n.. Read more »ights it was 32 degrees Celsius, we got a fan to cool down the room a bit. The service is good and friendly but a bit chaotic. The breakfast is fantastic, there’s no other food service though. Price/quality a tricky one.
We thought the palace itself, the grounds and the location of the palace were incredible. We enjoyed the breakfast and the location and staff of the breakfast. We enjoyed taking walks around the lake. There bus stops very close to the hotel to easi.. Read more »ly get into Salzburg.
Unfortunately, we were pretty disappointed with our room which was located in the Meierhof building. The Meierhof building (the annex building next to the palace, which holds most of the guest rooms) is in much need of repair and updates. Carpets were stained, hallways were dark. After walking around the annex and seeing where the other guest rooms were located, we felt a little better that we had a "better" room than most guests. Our room though, which is consider a "premier room", (Meierhof Double Room Premium) looked and felt like a dorm room. There was nothing impressive about the room other than the view over the yard and lake. Housekeeping was not at all diligent in washing cups and glasses nor resupplying coffee daily. The cabinet area where the safe was located looked unfinished and unpainted. The pillows and linens are well-worn and need to be replaced. The furniture was substandard and tired. We felt the room was not up to the standards of a premier hotel, and definitely not worth the price that we paid.
Amazing experience if you love the Sound of Music. Many key scenes were shot around the hotel.
Breakfast is served in the incredible main room of the mansion.
Not many dining options close by but the Thai restaurant next door offered great food and.. Read more » service.
Our family stayed here for one night in April and we loved it! The location was amazing and it was so much fun to have breakfast in the Schloss next door. The staff was helpful, the rooms were nice and we loved the atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Have you ever visited a historic home/museum and wished you lived in a similar place? Staying at this hotel felt like that! The breakfast rooms are stunning, and the library open to guests is amazing, even to just stroll around. The gardens are immac.. Read more »ulate and the view is top-notch. The staff was attentive, and the rooms are clean. I borrowed a bike to ride around the area which I also enjoyed immensely. I can't wait to come back to this hotel, I enjoyed myself so much and cannot say enough good things about it.
My expectations were much higher than the experience I received. True, we had a room and not a suite, but from the moment we entered, it was somehow disappointing. Stains in the carpeting and it just looked dated. This place begs for renovation.
Ser.. Read more »vice: coming in with 2 snowboard bags and 2 large suitcases, you have to struggle through 2 heavy doors and the staff just stands there looking at you. I don't understand why then you are not helpful and look at a guest struggling to get inside.
There is no option for dinner, either you have to walk to a restaurant they recommend across the pond (but that one is really really bad) or you have to take a cab to downtown Salzburg. Which, by the way, I recommend everyone to do.
The breakfast is fine by the way, in a beautiful room but the only pity is that there are many big tables so you are often forced to eat your breakfast with other people at the table. And I don't want that.
Next time I will take a hotel in the city center, you can dine well in many places in Salzburg and then I will be within walking distance of my hotel.
Breakfast, banquet hall, historical library, staffs services , plus the beautiful and exclusive lake views and surrounding are second to none. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope can return again.
Room could be better (no fridge), alb.. Read more »eit the bed and amenities are basic and could be better fit with upscale materials to match the property. Due to overwhelming demand in our last day of stay, we had to share dining table with strangers during breakfast. Not a deal breaker, as the service and facilities are superb. So it’s hard to fault where there’re good demand
Beautiful lakeside property coupled with great breakfast trump them all. Keep up the good work!
Such a beautiful hotel with stunning grounds. Staff all friendly and attentive. The breakfast in the palace was a highlight of the trip. The hotel is a little bit far out of the city centre but we didn’t mind; it was a lovely walk and easy to h.. Read more »op into a taxi if you were tired. I’m so glad we stayed here, definitely recommend especially if you are a sound of music fan
Beautiful place! Our room was very spacious and had a gorgeous view of the lake! Keep in mind that the rooms are not in the palace, but you have access to walk around the palace. The breakfast was amazing and the service was wonderful! We had a very .. Read more »nice experience !
Such regal excellence!
One of Salzburg historical sites and the dedicated care from previous and current owners is evidenced in how beautiful it looks. Antiques exist in every corner with whole painted roofs and walls as old as the building, every r.. Read more »oom full of art and intricate decor.
From my room I got a beautiful view of the Salzburg ancient fortress and the many beautiful mountains that surround it.
Room suites are also fitted with everything to make your stay memorable, heaters for the snowy cold and a complimentary minibar.
The Staff were courteous and ready to help at all times.
You should visit the Christmas village if you are here in December, you deserve to see the many beauties of Salzburg!
When we made reservations we didn't realize the connection this hotel had with The Sound of Music but we certainly appreciated it after the fact. The lodging is comfortable and clean although the hallways could use some renovations. The highligh.. Read more »t is the main/larger building where breakfast is served. The rooms are breathtaking and the setting and view amazing.
The hotel is amazing! Beautiful view, nice rooms (but the heating didn't work, it was cold in the room). The architecture is beautiful. Delicious breakfast in the palace! You can feel like in another age. It would be good if the hotel had a bar .. Read more »or a restaurant where you could eat, because the center is about 2-3km away, and there is not always time, strength and good weather to walk.
If you want to feel like a arch bishop, enjoy fantastic scenery and ab old collection of old art and books.. This is the place ❤️?
Such a beautiful hotel and a wonderful place to stay, we had an amazing vacation here. The scenery is incredible, the grounds are as stunning as the hotel itself, and the location is easy to get to the city centre of Salzburg by bus.
Exceptionally beautiful wedding venue, beautiful castle and hotel. The service is 5*. The hotel rooms are simpler standard, but reasonably priced. Tip: ask for a guided tour of the castle, there is a lot to discover and beautiful rooms.
We had a wonderful evening here, staying for just one night. The staff were fantastic and the breakfast location in the main house is a must!
Highly recommend this hotel. :)
Perfect location for marriage and to live important experiences to remember for the rest of the life. The building itself is gorgeous and then surrendered by the lake with a view from some sides to the mountains
Salem and Eric Sepp
I stayed here with my husband expecting something enchanting. It was quite the opposite.
1) You do not stay in the main mansion as shown online. You stay in an annex building to the west.
2) You go into the mansion for breakfast but the floors are s.. Read more »o poorly maintained they have carpets everywhere to keep people from tripping.
3) CHECK YOUR EXCHANGE RATE! This hotel will try to overcharge you when you check out by having you select different currencies.
4) Rude staff. Rooms are not upkept from a maintenance standpoint.
5) My husband left a negative review and the hotel contacted him threatening to sue. That should tell you enough about this place.
Didn't use the bedrooms,wasthere for a conference over 3 days. Amazing place, with great views and it feels like you stay in a museum. 20min walk to old town through walking paths. Technology for the conference was a bit dated.
We spent two nights in this beautiful hotel. You can choose between the suites located in the main palace and rooms in the nearby dependance. The breakfast is served in the first floor of the palace in the main hall. The rooms are highly decorated wi.. Read more »th paintings and statues. The castle is surrounded by gardens and overlooks a lake in front. All is calm and peaceful and in the evening you can order a good drink in the bar near the reception and consume it on the benches in front of the lake. Overall a great experience!
Wonderful hotel, with friendly and helpful staff. The room was spotlessly clean, and larger than I expected. The views were spectular, and the grounds well maintained. Breakfast was absolutely delicious with many choices! Check-in and check-out was s.. Read more »eamless and quick.
The most beautiful hotel I've ever been in. Food excellent.
Umoya Omusha Yachting
Spent one enjoyable night here, and had the most amazing breakfast. Amazing interior.
Magic view of mountains And Lake. Comfortable room, enough space, big bathroom. Excellent breakfast. We came for the wedding of our friends And this place is great for a party, meeting, wedding. Close to Salzburg center - few minutes by taxi.
One sug.. Read more »gestion for improvement is to have more Lights in the room.
Absolutely gorgeous lake and mountain views. Unfortunately it was very foggy during my stay so the mountains were only visible for a limited time. I’m sure in the summer time the fog would be less likely. I stayed in one of the suites in the ma.. Read more »in palace with the ballroom and where breakfast is held. I believe there’s 15 rooms in the palace. There is another more modern building with 50+ rooms that are smaller and don’t have the view. Both buildings are about 50m from each other though. Lovely lake to walk around that’s open to the public, so you need to leave the property to find the start of the trail. If you need to head to the train station or into town, the bus stop is about 10min walk. I walked into town and it took about 30 minutes. Great breakfast buffet selection in a stunning room. Highly recommend staying here for the experience of sleeping in a palace and the views.
Excellent place with hospitality and a long tradition (Max Reinhard…) extremely friendly people and home of Salzburg Global
I am 88 years old and have been in many luxury hotels. This is the worst! You get a most basic room. No air conditioning. No mini bar. No refrigerator. Only a small window. Terrible during hot summer days.
Aside from the breath taking scenery and elaborate grounds of this historical place, the staff has got to be the highlight. Friedrich, the young man that works in the cafe' was a joy to be around and our dogs were quite fond of him as well. Jo.. Read more »rdon, who managed the breakfast was one of the most professional and friendly staff we have encountered. The entire staff from the front desk to the servers and groundskeepers were kind, inviting, and made us feel at home.
The breakfast, which can be taken in the ballroom, library, sundeck, and a number of other rooms was wonderful. Get there early for a table with a view.
Right out the front gates there is a bike path that wanders through a field below the castle and into the old town area in about a 15 min walk. The views are wonderful along the path and you can access most of Salzburg tourist attractions, restaurants and cafe's within less than 30 min on foot.
Thank you, We will stay again soon
Brilliant. I just want to sing the hills are alive ?????
Great hotel, amazing rooms and views worth the price. If you are travelling with a family book the townhouse apartment. The Palace which is in the hotel property is open for you to walk through it. Worth the visit. Great staff. The only negative thin.. Read more »g is that there is no restaurant for dinner on site.
Disclaimer: Stayed here for the last night of my four day trip to Salzburg specifically for the fact that it was one of the most famous filming locations for the Sound of Music. Additionally had to leave very early in the morning so I missed the brea.. Read more »kfast that has garnered so many positive reviews. Room was in the annex down a very long hallway that wraps the whole way around the building. Small window at the top of the room and that's pretty much it. Worth staying here if it isn't for too long and you're a Sound of Music fan, but outside of that I would stay in a hotel closer to Salzburg.
It is really good place for family. Especially the place for breakfast is amazing. The manager(Jonathan) was so kind and made all my family have a small tour in that area:) Strongly recommend to feel the vibes of gorgeous castle with the delicious br.. Read more »eakfast.It’s not so close from the city but it is worthwhile to visit.