Outstanding service, unbelievable food good, plenty of beverages to choose from, nice and cosy ambience. The whole premises was so cleaned, well maintained, decorated with good colors I will return with friends and family very soon.keep doing a good job.
Small hotel in one of the nicest parts of old Prague. Very well licared. Prague castle in walking distance. Historical building, nicely reno vated, cozy rooms. Tasty breakfast. Pets allowed. Will definitely come back.
One of our favoutiute hotels - anywhere. Always happy to return to this lovely hotel. Staff helpful, Location great with the bonus of having excellent beer and food available within the monastery complex also. A pleaseure to stay there and again, we shall be back!!
This was my wife and my first trip to Prague. We wanted to stay somewhere special and peaceful with a good location to sightsee from. We couldn't have agreed on a better Hotel. The staff was amazing and friendly, the breakfast buffet was excellent and many options. Beautiful location on top of the hill with a great view of the city and just a 5-7 minute walk to Prague Castle. We definitely recommend this hotel.
Situation Situated up a hill in a lovely area next to the Strahov monastery and library, the hotel is part of the monastery building complex and away from the busy part of the city. 10 mins walk downhill to the Palace. Bit of a trek back up the hill (especially from Charles Bridge which takes about 25 mins but it is possible to get tram 22 or 23 from mid-town which drops off nearby necessitating only about 15 steps up). Hotel Clean, quiet, entrance hall looks fairly traditional but the rooms and breakfast room is modern. Steps down to reception and upto the rooms. Staff are lovely and very helpful. You can leave your bags there free of charge on checkout until you leave. Taxi to/from airport can be arranged with the hotel and costs about £28 payable to the driver. There is a small garden with city views. Very good breakfast - bacon, eggs, cereals, meats, bread, cheeses, croissants, fresh fruit, pastries, orange presse, yoghurts, freshly-ground coffee. Coffee is available all day should you wish it. Room We stayed in Room 23 which had a view of the garden and overlooked the city. The rooms are clean and modern if slightly 70s in decor but it would've been nice if they'd kept some of the original features. Firm but comfortable bed (2 singles pushed together), powerful shower with shower gel dispenser, complimentary mini toiletries (no shower cap). Hairdryer on the wall. Free safe. Mini bar. Coffee/tea-making facilities. Restaurants A few very nearby and also about 15 mins down the hill. We liked the Red Lion about 15 mins downhill. Don't recommend St Norbert's which is literally round the corner from the hotel - it was devoid of charm having the ambience of a works Canteen, grumpy and rushed staff and the food left a lot to be desired! Recommendations Changing of the Guard at Prague Palace at midday. Entry into the grounds of the Palace, along with entry into the front part of St Vitus’s Cathedral with its beautiful stained glass windows is free. You pay to go further into the cathedral but really you'll probably be satisfied with just the free part. The queue for security/bag check is very long at around midday but much shorter the earlier or later you go. There are a couple of different entrances with hardly any queues at the rear. Medieval astronomical clock, Old Town Square - with an hourly clockwork display. Avoid early evening at Christmas - the crush of people was actually quite frightening! Lovely Christmas market (there's quite a few scattered throughout Prague but the one in the Old Town Square is the best - beautifully illuminated and our Lady of Tyn Church created a fairytale backdrop. Incredibly busy though). Charles Bridge - statuary, street performers. Historic. Iconic. Escape the crowds and take a train to Kutna Hora - bought tickets at the station for about £10 return each. 1 hour 20 mins pleasant journey and fairly regular train times. Get off at Kutna Hora Hln stop then go through the underpass to the other side of Kutna Hora station and take the small train to the end of the line. This will take you nearer to the town. All included in the ticket. Lovely peaceful small town with cobbled streets and little shops/cafes. Enjoy a mulled wine while gazing at St Barbara's Cathedral with its flying buttresses and the far-reaching views. There's a walkway with statues leading to it. We loved this part of our trip and highly recommend. Petrin Tower - about a 20 min walk from hotel after which we were too lazy to climb the steps to the top and took the lift. Incredible view of the city. Lots of interesting info on the tower and funicular. Catch the funicular down, not up as the queue to come up is much larger. Cost of funicular ticket is included if you buy a tram day pass.…