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“Wonderful location and staff”
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Cerny Slon
Ranked #210 of 647 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This small hotel is just off the Old town square and an easy walk to most anywhere you want to go. The historic building is charming and the rooms are clean and bathrooms modern. It was cool for my stay so I could keep the windows closed, but for the light sleeper this could be a noisy location in the warmer months. The breakfast is included and a good variety of warm and cold. WiFi was slightly erratic but free. The staff was helpful and arranged a taxi to meet me at the a airport. Thank you.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Thank you very much for your beautiful rewiew. Iam very happy that you enjoy your stay at the Hotel Černý slon that much. It is true wifi connect is not too fast but we are working on improving so very soon will be ok. Hope you will visit our hotel at your next trip to Prague again.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

This hotel is in a great location, a few steps from the old town square. Everything is within walking distance for the reasonably fit walker. Staff was always friendly, room was very nice and the breakfast buffet was excellent. The only thing that wasn't charming about it was the fact that the church immediately across the narrow cobblestone road was frequently used as a washroom for people. Frequently!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Manager at Cerny Slon, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

Thank you very much for your review.

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

This is a hotel in a building built in 1330-1340, in the heart of the old city, just drowning in medieval charm but fully modern where it counts, including wifi, and not cramped - not even the bathroom. It has a cozy, informal feel and is small enough to not overwhelm with touristy atrmosphere. Very helpful and friendly staff, a cute little bar that even serves absinthe (try it), very good breakfast, and so on. A gem of a place to experience the old world of Prague. Petra who is one of the people at the desk was extremely helpful with e-mails prior to arrival regarding guided tours and transport to/from train station. JEAN & GAUTAM SHAH, CO/MA

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Manager at Cerny Slon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Thank you very much for your nice review. iam happy you like our hotel. iam sorry that wifi is not fast in the all the hotel but currently is working on it and very soon will connect very well. Hope you will visit our hotel next time.

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Historic hotel just steps from Old Town Square. You couldn't ask for a better location. Very clean, very large rooms. Huge bathrooms. Front desk attendants were extremely helpful in arranging transportation, exchanging money, and setting up tours. Spoke excellent English, which was really helpful since I didn't know a word of Czech. Can't say enough about this hotel, would stay again for sure. No air conditioning. This was not a problem since it wasn't hot outside, but could be a problem during the hotter months. Windows can be opened to let some fresh air in. Breakfast was included with the hotel stay. Very nice buffet.

Room Tip: You are very close to Old Town Square, so expect to hear pedestrian noise if you open your windows.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Thank you very much for your beautiful rewiew. Iam very happy that you enjoy your stay at the Hotel Černy slon that much. We will be lookong forward your next stay in our hotel.

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Only stayed one night, but this 14th century UNESCO classed building right in the heart of Prague was a real find. Located in the cobbled street that runs down the side of the Tyn Cathedral, it is only a few metres from the Old Town Square. The room was spacious with period features and a modern bathroom. There's a good restaurant and bar downstairs, but it is right in the heart of old Prague with all of its restaurants and monuments. I really couldn't fault it, especially at 95 euros for the night for a four star. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a romantic stay in one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

Room Tip: Room 6 overlooks the Tyn Cathedral walls and the cobbled street at the side.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Thank you very much for your stay in our hotel. It is true that the hotel is in the center of Prague and you can get into all the interesting and historical sights on foot. We are glad you enjoyed your visit here in our hotel and we will be looking forward your next stay with us.

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is a good location. Steps from Old Town Square, but not actually looking over it (so not getting all the noise from the square). We were in a triple on the top floor. Luckily the room had a good AC or else it would not be possible to sleep! Beds were good enough. Blinds don't quite block out all the sun in the morning, so no sleeping in. No lift/elevator here (since it is an old historical building), so if climbing a couple flights of hot steps is a problem for you, look for some place else. Staff are nice. Breakfast is a little buffet of eggs and bacon, breads, fruit, juice, and pastry. We also ate dinner here one night and it was good and low-key. There is a gelato & crepe stand 5 feet from the entry, so handy if you want a snack. The wireless internet connection isn't very good here, but works for email most of the time.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

perfect location. the room was a nice size, with a big bathroom. It was very hot at night, but with the windows open there was no chance of sleep because of the noise from the pedestrians below. the staff were helpful with all transport needs and the meal I had in the restaurant was delicious. I don't usually eat duck, but wow! definitely one to try. The other thing worth suggesting is to pack light if you plan to stay here. It was definitely a challenge for me, particularly in the hot weather to carry my suitcase and backpack up 2 stories of stairs by myself. all things considered, I'd still stay there again if I were to go back to Prague.

Room Tip: request a room on a lower floor if you have issues with stairs or are taking a lot of luggage.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Tynska 605/1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
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Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#173 Luxury Hotel in Prague
Price Range: £62 - £334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cerny Slon 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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