My friend and I just stayed at the Red Lion from mon - fri.
An unexpected treat was to be placed on the top floor with two spacious bedrooms for the price of one and excellent wiews.
Our room had a bathroom with a tub and also shower options, plenty of hot water and working fan in the bathroom.
There was cable TV / Radio and a fridge / minibar.
It felt much like having our own loft appartment - In March this was lovely - suppose it could be a bit too hot in summer.
Old, quaint and charming hotel - be aware that you need to carry your suitcases up and down all the stairs, and ours were quite heavy after some some serious shopping.
But we're in no way fit, and still managed without problem.
Friendly, but in no way 'in -your-face' staff in the reception
Be aware that reception is staffed from 07:00 - 19:00 only - so you need to call ahead if you arrive late. Guests are provided with their own set of keys - and if you, like us, share rooms but have an acute fear of losing your key and / or have somewhat different ideas of what time proper bedtime is - an extra key is provided for you.
According to my friend, the complemetary brekfast was nice.
I myself very much enjoyed the coffee machine in the reception area - excellent coffee - and you're also allowed to bring a cup to your room.
Beeing a caffeine - addict I would easily have given an extra half star for a kettle in the room and a few packets of instant coffee (again allow for a lot of stairs + lazy in the morning).
I like to sleep in - was awoken by bin-collectors a couple of times in the early morning, but when I closed the windows the sound was properly muted, and I had no prob. falling asleep again.
Also to our surprise: we apparantly had our very own brick-a-brack loving ghost living on - and lovingly furnishing- the roof :-)
I would not hesitate to book this hotel again or recommend it to someone else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic hotel Red Lion is located in an historic burgher house from the 15th century in the very centre of Prague. It lies directly on the Royal Route, only 400 metres from the Prague Castle and 500 metres from the Charles Bridge. All rooms have an enchanting view of Petrin, the Royal Route and the roofs of Mala Strana (Lesser Side) underneath the Prague Castle. They are equipped with historical furniture. In some rooms you will find the original painted wooden ceilings dating back to the 17th century. Hotel guests can enjoy lunches in the hotel restaurant with remarkable renaissance ceilings. The restaurant serves traditional Czech as well as international cuisine. Breakfast is served in the form of rich hot buffet. The pub U Cerveneho Lva invites you for a glass of wine or Pilsner beer. Its centuries old stone walls provide cool refuge from the heat in the summer, which makes the pub a perfect oasis to relax in. The bar, which dates back to 1350, is located in a lime stone cellar with Gothic vaulted ceilings. It serves a variety of hot and cold drinks. The pleasant atmosphere of the hotel patio invites our guests to relax. A limited number of parking places is available directly in front of the hotel. You can use free Internet spot in the lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Prague
- Red Lion Prague
- Prague Red Lion