My partner and I stayed for 3 nights at the U Tri Korunek (3 Crowns) Hotel, room 216 middle of March and were very happy with the room which was spacious and clean. The bathroom had under floor heating and a fabulous walk in shower, no ‘cold bum on glass’ or ‘stick to the skin’ shower curtains here. There was a complimentary safe in the room which was easy to operate, a nice TV (which pleased the man), an alarm clock and also extensive complimentary travel bits including an emergency sewing kit, none of which we used but they were a nice touch. The double bed was comfortable but the single in the room was merely a heavy chunk of wood with a thin mattress, which wasn’t really a mattress more a faux leather pad. I think it was actually meant to be a sofa of some description that they decided to turn into a bed by placing a sheet over it. This was not at all comfortable for an adult but for a child it probably would have been ok. Our only other grumble with the room was the pillows, large rectangular clumpy bits of stuffing, not 1 nice piece of foam, needless to say they were a bit floppy and sank to nothing as soon as you put your head on them. Folding them over seemed to help though. There was also a small balcony with seating overlooking the neighbouring roofs (not exactly pretty) and the hotels lovely little garden. Given the time of year it was a bit too chilly to use but great for smokers who didn’t want to go downstairs for a cigarette !
Every day breakfast, served from 7am was lovely and plentiful, consisting of bacon, sausage, some other meat ‘something’ that was lovely, fried and boiled eggs, crusty breads, pastries, cereals, yoghurts and tea, coffee and juices. We ate our main meal in the hotel on the last night and it was delicious. I had the chicken/pork and green pepper and my other half had the duck, the best he’s ever tasted, nice portion sizes and both very reasonably priced too. We had to wait a little while, approx 40 minutes for the meals, the duck’s fault, so as a gesture the waitress brought us a Czech liqueur each, I had them both (greedy!) and they blew my head of, twice the strength of vodka with what tasted like a cinnamon twist, it is called Becherovka, try it !
The hotel is in a great location for catching the tram to the main sights, mainly Wenceslas Square or the Old Town . There is a ticket machine at the stop where you can buy your ticket, there are various options available, we used 32czk for a single journey and 110 czk for a 24 hour ticket. If you want 2 32czk tickets put 64czk in the machine and press the option for the 32czk ticket twice. I made sure I had the right change for ease. (I will upload pictures of the machines). Routes 5, 26 and 9 are serviced from the stop which is called Husinecka, (turn left out of hotel walk up the hill to Einstein’s Pizza (great pizza’s and great price), turn right at the top and walk a couple minutes to the stop (5 mins walk total)). Tram number 9 is the route we caught, this will go as far as the stop for Petrin Hill, called Ujezd where you can catch the Funicular to the top where you will find the mini Eiffel Tower and great views over Prague . The tram makes around 8 stops in all, the 2nd Jindrisska is a good for a nice walk through Powder Gate and down the shopping street Celetna into the old Town Square . We stopped at Narodni Divadlo , stop 7 I think which was close to Charles bridge. On the walk up to the bridge we ate at a Restaurant café called Phoenix which was amazing. I highly recommend eating here too. I will review the restaurant separately. We also used the stop Vaclavske Namesti which stops in the middle of Wenceslas Square , again if you walk to the bottom there are shops all to the left and right. Straight over will take you past more shops mainly souvenirs and again into the Old Town Square by the Astronomical Clock.
There is a good view of the square to be had from the top of the clock tower which can be accessed by a lovely lift !!! Cost was approx £5 each.
On the last day as we had a short amount of time to kill before the taxi came to return us to the airport we had a walk around the hotel residential area. There is a Tesco express a couple of streets over (turn right out of hotel and stay on the right crossing 2 roads and it’s on the corner) and up on the hill is a Museum, we didn’t go as we didn’t have time and our legs were far to achy from all the walking we’d done over previous days to even attempt what looked like a couple of hundred steps up to it. The Police station is on the same street as the hotel, not that it looks like a Police station, there weren’t any disturbances that we were aware of. All in all another great stay in Prague.
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