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“How the hell shall I choose a place to stay in CK?”
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Pension Barbakan
Ranked #7 of 138 Cesky Krumlov B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Prague, Czech Republic
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110 reviews
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“How the hell shall I choose a place to stay in CK?”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

There is maybe a hundred hotels and B&B in Cesky Krumlov. Most of them are very good and considering the extend of downtown, all close to the castle. This one is in my point of view one of the best value locations, because it's directly opposite (over the creek) to Hotel Ruze, with no doubt the most exclusive one in CK. You can drive right there (unlike the "real" downtown places) and with some luck, even park in front of the entrance (just 3 places available!). Rooms are nice and well fitted into this lovely old houses, remember all of the are UNESCO protected. Breakfast was nice, service kind, I would return anytime.

Room Tip: Street (read castle view) rooms can be a little noisy place, but has some unique touch
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

Last September my mom and I stayed 2 nights at the corner unit of the 2nd floor, facing the river and bridge downstairs. We loved the room! It was spacious, nicely decorated in red color, and I loved the antique furnitures, too! The staff couldn't be more helpful and nicer... We were recommended to try a fish dish at the downstair restaurant and it was one of the BEST! Give it a try - I guarantee you wouldn't be disappointed! I can't spell the name of the dish - the staff wrote it on a piece of paper and I showed it to the waiter. :)

The B&B is well located at the entrance of this beautiful, storybook-like Cesky Krumlov. My mom and I had so much pleasure taking our time roaming around the horseshoe-shape town and admiring its beauty. Give it two days to immerse in CK's peaceful beauty. Don't forget to check out the Castle - the view from the top is stunning!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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St. Croix
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We enjoyed our 1 night stay. The room was clean, bed okay, lamps rather dim. The room we were in Number 1 looks right out on the street so it can be and was noisy. The host and hostess were very nice people and the breakfast was quite pleasant. I would definitely stay there again, in a different room.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room in the back of the house rather than up front
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Taiwan, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Great location near the bus station.
Clean and comfortable room.
Thanks for the employ Peter helped us taking the luggage all the way to bus station and the passion to serve us!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

As always, booking sight-unseen on the internet is a bit of a gamble, and there's always the odd bad review mixed in with the good ones. But we were very happy with the result at Barbakan. Location turned out to be ideal, it's an easy walk from the bus station (how we arrived from Prague), and technically just outside the old town, but the old town is so small everything is in easy walking distance - in fact it's an advantage to be a little away from the centre and any possible late night revelry.
I've seen some good/bad comments about the staff, our host Petr couldn't have been nicer. He spoke excellent English (lived in England for some years), was full of information about where to go and what to do, and was just an interesting person to chat to. On our last morning we had to leave early for Vienna (bus picked us up at the front door!), before the scheduled breakfast time, so Petr offered to pre-pack a meal for us to take on the bus. And he even arrived early so we could have a hot coffee before we left!
The room was also very good, larger than many we stayed in on our trip in the region, and very clean and comfortable. By the time we booked there were no river-view rooms (our preference) available, but our room on the top storey still had a nice outlook over a few rooftops and local fields and hills etc.
We didn't eat in the restaurant below the Barbakan (which, despite its name, is not run by the Barbakan), but found an abundance of choice in the old town - many excellent restaurants, most very reasonably priced.
In summary, Cesky Krumlov is a great place to visit (we stayed 2 nights to give us a full day in the town), and Pension Barbakan is a great place to stay while there!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

The Barbakan is a very nice hotel in a great location. It is only a couple of minutes walk to the centre of the Old Town, but far enough away to escape the crowds.

I would like to make special mention of the lady who was at the reception desk and attending the breakfast room. She made us feel so welcome. She gave us a map and pointed out the main sights and how to get there. We had a lovely dinner at an outdoor restaurant at the rear of the hotel overlooking the river.

If we ever return to Cesky Keumlov we will certainly at the Pension Barbakan again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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BC, anada
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115 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

We were pleased that we chose to stay at Pension Barbakan. It was a particularly good choice as we had a rental car and were able to have one of the two parking spaces by the Pension. (Be sure to request one in advance if you come by car.) The location really couldn't be better for seeing the ever-so-charming town. Our room was perfectly comfortable and the staff were excellent. We had a small problem with the shower, which we could only use by hand, but the staff explained how difficult it was to fix a hardware problem like this in Cesky Krumlof, so we we sympathetic. The breakfast, served in an attractive room, was adequate but uninspired and notable for an orange-colored drink that was a pale imitation of orange juice. Perhaps our only complaint... We would certainly recommend an overnight visit to Cesky Krumlof and staying in Pension Barbakan. We would NOT recommend eating in the patio restaurant below, although it might be a nice place for a drink. It is not run by the same people as the pension. (If it was, I'm sure it would be much better!)

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the river above ground level.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pension Barbakan
Address: Horni 26, Cesky Krumlov 381 01, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > South Bohemian Region > Cesky Krumlov
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in Cesky Krumlov
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Hotel Class:3 star — Pension Barbakan 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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