Photo by Luigi Caputo
Opened in 2015, this small boutique hotel in Salzburg’s Old Town takes its name from its address, the fairy-tale-esque Gold Alley that was once home to goldsmiths and is now lined with shops. Cozy, contemporary interiors with crisp whitewashed walls include hints of history like old wooden ceiling beams and well-trodden brick floors. The hotel’s restaurant, rooted in tradition, is like a page out of a fairy tale itself, its rustic wooden interior complete with antler chandeliers, fresh flowers and traditional wooden furnishings, and meals served in small copper pans as a nod to the building’s history as a coppersmith workshop. It’s an atmospheric setting for classic regional fare like Wiener schnitzel, bratwurst with sauerkraut and parsley potatoes, or the famed dessert Salzburger Nockerl, a fluffy egg soufflé reminiscent of snowcapped mountains—all paired with an Austrian-only wine list. As for the guest rooms, they’re bright and modern, with plush white beds and oak floors contrasted by jazzy pops of color and photo murals, plus they’re decked out with mod cons like stylish Smeg minibars, DeLonghi espresso machines, and flat-screen TVs preloaded with The Sound of Music.
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Goldgasse 10, 5020 Salzburg, Austria