Stylish city apartments sleeping 2-6: perfect hideaways from which to explore the best of charming Salzburg”
Townhouse Nora is off a quiet street, just five minute's walk to Linzergasse, a charming pedestrian shopping street that leads to the old town, whilst Townhouse Tessa is a little more central, opposite the famous Café Bazar and bustling Schwarzstrasse. We loved exploring the city on foot, taking the funicular up to the hilltop fortress, pausing in some of Austria's famous coffee houses, then returning to our perfect bolthole.
- Chic modern apartments that are clean, comfy and well-equipped
- You get more flexibility and space than you would in a hotel room (we loved our huge terrace in Nora Apt 2) - great for families as well as couples
- Excellent location near restaurants and cafes and a leisurely 10-15 minute walk to Salzburg's old town and historic sites
- Lots of thoughtful details, from umbrellas and organic bath products to maps and excellent suggestions for places to eat, drink and visit
- Their private tours and experiences, tailormade to your interests - from foodie to music
- No parking immediately outside the apartments but there is an underground car park nearby (24 hr discount available)
- No lift, so book an apartment on a lower floor if mobility is an issue
- The bedrooms are all double (not twin) bedded, but a couple of apartments can have 2 single sofabeds made up for you
- Townhouse Tessa is located on a busy main road near the Salzach river so there may be street noise if the windows are open
- Entry to the apartments is keyless via a code or mobile app (Tessa); some may prefer a more personal check-in but management are swift to respond to queries
Best time to go
Our top tips
If coming in midsummer, request a top-floor apartment in Townhouse Nora as these have have air-con. But don't worry too much if not: it’s rare for you to need it and they can provide fans if necessary.”
- Boutique Apartments
- 8 apartments for 2-6
- Self-catering (+ restaurants nearby)
- All ages welcome
- Open all year
- Spa Treatments
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Daily Maid Service
- Towels & Bedlinen
The two townhouses have been restored and converted into eight beautifully furnished 1-3 bedroom apartments. All bedrooms have double beds (generally kingsize) rather than twins, but there are additional sofabeds if needed.
Five of the apartments (sleeping 2-6) are located in Townhouse Nora, a turn of the century building surrounded by other residential homes yet only a 15-minute stroll to the historic centre. All are stylishly designed with oak flooring, walls and furnishings in shades of dark grey, velvet sofas, well-equipped kitchenettes and atmospheric imagery of Salzburg by Pia Clodi. All apartments have underfloor heating. We appreciated the good-quality beds, the decent shower and the organic soap and shampoo by ethical Austrian brand My Friend.
Ground-floor Apartment 1 is the largest, with three bedrooms and a freestanding bath (all other apartments have shower only). A charming Art Nouveau staircase leads you up to the others. We stayed in the 2-bedroom Apartment 2 on the first floor, whose enormous terrace is perfect for al fresco meals; it can be connected with Apartment 3 on the same floor. Top-floor Apartments 4 and 5 have air-con; fans are available on request in the others. There's a handy coin-operated washer-dryer on the ground floor, and a laundry service too.
The other three apartments (sleeping 2-4), are in Townhouse Tessa, located opposite Cafe Bazar. It's closer to the river and old town centre (five-minute walk) than Nora, but on a busier street. Don't expect the most elegant of entrances as exteriors are not yet gentrified, but once inside, the apartments are just as beautifully designed as Nora, if not more so. We especially liked the feel of Tessa Apartment 1, the most spacious, with its calming deep blue and blush pink colour schemes.
All apartments come with a handy tote bag printed with the apt words "Away, but at home" and a useful city guide with insider tips.
- Coffee / tea making
- Coffee maker
- Hob or stove
- Underfloor heating
The apartments have good dining spaces and kitchenettes equipped with a small hob, fridge, microwave, Nespresso machine and kettle (although no oven). Our apartment was supplied with some useful basics like sparkling water, oil, vinegar, coffee capsules and teas. Townhouse Nora is just a couple of blocks from a Spar supermarket but you can opt for their "Fill the Fridge Service" (just send them the shopping list in advance) or order a breakfast basket which includes ham, cheese, fruit and pastries. They also offer the option of renting a cook who will prepare reasonably priced meals in-house for you.
There are several excellent eateries within walking distance, not least their sister property Hotel Mozart: where we enjoyed some tasty tapas on our first night. Most convenient for Townhouse Nora is the popular Die Weisse beer garden serving typical Austrian fare, but our favourite spot for wiener schnitzel is the Gasthof Goldgasse in the old town. If you're staying at Townhouse Tessa, pop across the road for breakfast or a coffee at Cafe Bazar - their terrace has one of the best views across the Salzach river.
- Chef on request
- Coffee / tea making
- Coffee maker
- Hob or stove
- Restaurants nearby
- Shopping service
- Self-catering (+ restaurants nearby)
- You're in Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage city, so meandering along the pretty streets of the historic centre and window shopping is a must.
- Music and Mozart are everywhere: Wolfgang's residences are open to the public and there are always plenty of concerts being performed.
- If you want to get under the skin of the city, they can arrange private city tours and experiences with a knowledgeable local guide
- Cycle around the city like a local: they offer bike rentals from April to October as well as bicycle tours that meet at Mirabellplatz.
- Don't leave without wandering through the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, where the Sound of Music was filmed, or take the funicular up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress with its amazing views of the city.
- Soak up the atmosphere in one of Salzburg's historic cafes - we love the upstairs terrace at Cafe Tomaselli for the best cakes and coffee ice cream in town.
- Learn how to prepare an apple strudel: you can request a cooking lesson with the chef at their own Hotel Mozart.
- Head out of Salzburg to the surrounding mountains and lakes - for hiking and swimming in summer or skiing in winter.
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Historical sites
- Museums / galleries
- Private guided tours
- Shopping / markets
With plenty of space and the option to whip up snacks and meals, these apartments provide an ideal base for families looking to explore easy-going Salzburg and the surrounding lake district. Our 12-year-old daughter loved spotting locations from the Sound of Music, in between cafe stops for ice-cream and hot chocolate. Baby cots are available for free on request. All kitchenettes come with a microwave and hob, and high chairs can be provided.
Family friendly accommodation:
Most of the apartments can sleep at least a family of four, either in two bedrooms or with the kids sleeping on sofabeds in the sitting room. Larger families can book the three-bedroom Apartment 01 in Townhouse Nora, which sleeps up to six. Alternatively, there are interconnecting apartment options in Townhouse Nora: Apts 2+3 and Apts 4+5. Cots can be provided on request in all apartments.
Babysitting is available by prior arrangement
Kids Activities nearby:
- Discover the Magic Flute playground at Mirabell Palace & Gardens
- Cool off at the "trick fountains" and zoo at Hellbrunn Park & Palace
- Cycle along the Salzach river
- Take the funicular up to the fortress
- Explore the Museum of Natural History and the Toy Museum
- Eat out at the Stadtcafe (with play area) and Laschenskyhof restaurant (15-min drive or bus ride from the centre)
Families Should Know:
There is no lift in either townhouse
- Airport: 20 minutes' drive
- Hospital: 10 minutes' drive
- Shops: less than five minutes' walk
Salzburg Boutique Apartments are located in the heart of Salzburg. Townhouse Tessa is near the Salzach river, a one-minute walk from the Linzergasse pedestrian street and five minutes to Salzburg's historic old town. Townhouse Nora is in the heart of the Andraviertel quarter, a five-minute walk to Linzergasse and 10-15 minutes to the old town.
See both townhouses on a Google map
Fly into Salzburg Airport (10-11 km).
From the airport:
By taxi, it's a 15-minute ride to Townhouse Tessa or a 20-minute ride to Townhouse Nora. Trains also run from the airport to the centre, and there are stations near both townhouses. You can get away without hiring a car here but it does give more flexibility if you'd like to explore the region - see our car rental recommendations. Neither townhouse has parking spaces but discounted parking tickets at nearby garages are available.
Euro, Intercity and Express trains stop at Salzburg.
Detailed directions will be sent when you book through i-escape.
- Salzburg 10.0 km SZG
- Beach 250.0 km
- Shops 0.2 km
- Restaurant 0.2 km