August 2, 2005
Upon check-in, the staff was courteous, although there is NO valet service, and we reserved a suite on the top floor to take advantage of the views. If you do the same, I'd advise you to pack lightly.
Our attic suite (#14) was spacious, and the views were so incredible that we didn't mind the trek up 128 windy stairs with our luggage. Beware: if you are tall, you may want a room on a lower floor. The beautiful, original exposed beams are quite low. Doorways are also much lower than modern standards. I guess people were much shorter in Mozart's day!
Our room had three beds, a dining table and chairs, large wardrobe, chest of drawers, and TV. Our ensuite bath was private, although one floor down, along with a luggage room. The beds are quite comfortable, with plump down comforters and several down pillows.
Breakfast, which is included in the price of a room, is cold and minimal, consisting of a few cheeses, potted meat, yogurt, cereal, fruit, milk, toast, and coffee. The breakfast room is small and intimate; we met many interesting fellow travellers over morning coffee. There is a Brazilian restaurant in the hotel that specializes in grilled meats.
The staff is very friendly and courteous. The location is perfect, and the views are superb. I would definitely stay there again.
From journal A city that never ceases to amaze