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Cerny Slon
Ranked #209 of 651 Hotels in Prague
Albany, New York
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18 reviews
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“Perfect hotel in Prague”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The Cerny Slon is charming and old with clean modern bathrooms. The view from our room was great and you cannot beat the location. The breakfast was wonderful too. No air conditioning, but that's our only mini complaint.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you very much for your nice review. Iam happy you like our hotel. We are trying to do our best, to make our guests satisfied. Hope you will visit our hotel at your next trip to Prague again.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in December. The location is perfect right next to Old Town, and we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to see. Though the streets are busy and noisy we found that with the windows shut the noise was blocked out well. The room was clean enough and comfortable. Breakfast was okay but not really 4 star.
The downsides: staff are not friendly, reception and the staff in the dining area will generally ignore you as other guests have pointed out. Wifi signal was poor in the room. No lift or help with luggage so it was a hike to our room every time.
If you can get a good deal on your accommodation here it will probably be worth it just for the location, but it didn't feel like a four star place.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for your rewiew, we are very happy that you like our rooms and breakfast. I have to apologize for our staff. We will arange remedy. Also the great thing is that the elevator will be built soon.
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Excellent location in the very heart of Old City, 50m from Staromestske square.
We had triple room on on top floor with very small windows and no view at all.
Keep in mind ordering rooms that there is NO elevator and steep stairs.
Break was average. Small variety of food. When pans are empty it takes quite long to refill them. We ordered dinner on Christmas eve. It was quite expensive comparing to restaraunts nearby and we expected something special. It was crowded and two waiters were not enough to to manage amount of people. Kitchen wasn't quick at all. We waited enough and left disappointed asking to bring dessert to our rooms.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on lower floors. There is no elevator and small windows on top floor.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for your stay in our hotel. We are glad you like the location. Iam sorry we dont have elevator but problem is The house itself is listed on the UNESCO heritage list, and we need lots of permission to build it. But now, in this time we are preparing to start construction this year.
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Perth Western Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We loved this gorgeous small hotel with just 16 rooms nestled in amongst Old Town Square.

Walking distance to absolutely everything - the rooms are very comfortable, neat and clean!

A little noisy from the street at night - particularly because of the Christmas Markets - but nothing too disturbing.

Thoroughly recommend this charming hotel!

Room Tip: If you don't like "atmosphere" ask for a room away from the cobbled laneway.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Thank you very much for your nice review. Iam very happy you like our hotel. We are trying to do our best, to make our guests satisfied. We are very pleased that you enjoyed staying with us and look forward to your nect visit.
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I have now had the pleasure of staying at the Cerny Slon (Black Elephant) twice. And, I love it more and more each time. This time, I visited with my aunt and uncle. They LOVED it!!! In fact, the only thing we didn't love was the we had to leave after just 2 nights. The location is incredible, and on my second visit, I found even more to explore and love in the area near the hotel. Breakfast is great, service is good, and local restaurants have much to offer. And, you can't beat the proximity to Old Town Square. You're in it! Prague is a beautiful city, and the Cerny Slon is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience some of the city's charm.

Room Tip: If you're in poor shape or elderly, try to get a room on the lowest floor. There is no elevator...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 17 December 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 try to do everything possible to make our guests feel at our best.Hope you will visit our hotel at your next trip to Prague again.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This is by far one of my favorite hotels in Prague. The hotel is from the 14th century, located in the heart of Old Town Square, within walking distance of the museum, shopping, restaurants, many churches and transportation! Our room was on the 3rd floor (walk-up), which wasn't a bad walk up, just with suitcases it was a little slower going! Our room was beautiful with windows that opened up on two sides, one side facing the stunning Tyn Church, the other facing the back side of the hotel/restaurant.

I had lived in Prague for a couple years while finishing highschool and walked by this place many times, so while on our honeymoon, my husband and I stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The bathroom was en suite (in-room), which for a hotel of this age is nearly unheard of and the bed and room was comfortable. We had doves sitting on our window sills every morning, singing us awake!

The staff was very friendly and very accommodating. They would have us ring the doorbell to the hotel if we arrived back from our night out after hours! There was always someone at the front desk.

The breakfast we had was also included every morning in their restaurant - from yogurt and cereals to cheeses, meats and toast, we were in heaven :). We have recommended this to our friends and family and we will also go back!

Room Tip: Higher floors bring less noise (but more steps with your luggage to climb)!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Madam,
thank you for the time taken to post your review on Tripadvisor.
It is an honor to read such a positive comments about hotel Cerny slon.
We wish you all the best in the future and we already look forward to your return!
Best regards
Petr Volejnik
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Helena, Montana
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

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 review, 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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Property: Cerny Slon
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:
#172 Luxury Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Cerny Slon 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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