The sand-coloured facade of the building nestles discreet in the placid Bierjodlgasse right in the middle of the cathedral quarter of Salzburg. When passing the street, it’s possible that you would hardly notice the Townhouse Weisses Kreuz. In spite of its central location in the historical old town, you really have to look harder for this inconspicuously designed boutique-guesthouse. However, the location speaks for itself: The Festival Hall, Cathedral Square and the renowned “Getreidegasse”, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart spent his first years, are just a few short steps away.
Once upon a time the holy gentlemen of the cathedral lived here, until the so called Bierjodlhaus became the “Gasthaus zum weißen Kreuz“ in around 1885. The double-winged wooden door, which served as the entrance to the guesthouse at the time, has been preserved. Actually the entrance to the five-storey building is now via a simple side door. The interior surprises you with its unusual living concept, which after years of elaborate restoration work brings back the charm of previous centuries.
The whole thing was realized personally by the Belgian art collector Axel Vervoordt. Vervoordts hallmark can be detected throughout the entire building: Ceilings were exposed, old wooden doors integrated, natural materials such as stone and old wood supplemented. And the lime-plastered walls were dyed with natural pigments in order to attain a comfortable indoor climate.
Apart from individual six suites, the guest can also rent the entire ensemble. Every floor has its own speciality: While the anteroom walls on the first floor originate in the 18th century, on the second floor you reach a garden which connects directly with the so called Festungsberg – a real rarity right in the middle of the town! This exclusive townhouse also houses a lounge area, with a fireplace as well as a small spa including a steam bath on the first floor.
All rooms – three on the first floor and three further ones on the third floor – are beautifully furnished. You live in a noble interior and the bathrooms even have iPads, which are free to use for the duration of your stay.
Individual requests by the guests have top priority in Townhouse Weisses Kreuz. Set breakfast times and standard service just don’t exist here. If desired, breakfast consisting of your requested favourites can be served to you at the long, wooden table in the lounge. Catering and private chefs can also be arranged on request. An open kitchen with warm and cold meals is available to the guests at any time.
Connoisseurs who appreciate the special things, the exclusive luxury and complete privacy. The close proximity to all the pivotal points of the old town, is what makes the Townhouse interesting for culture-lovers and Salzburg fans, who would like to feel like one of the locals. But also sophisticated family clans can find their perfect “home away from home“ here.
Double room Superior 430 euros, Deluxe 460 euros. Breakfast 28€ per person.
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