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“Great location and comfortable!”
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Cerny Slon
Ranked #221 of 649 Hotels in Prague
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great location and comfortable!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

If you are visiting Prague for the weekend or staying even longer, this is probably one of the best hotels you could stay at. It is smack bang in the middle of the main square with cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops all around.

I visited with friends for a long weekend and was not disappointed. We arrived and got booked into our rooms fairly quickly. We were offered leaflets for attractions and places to visit around from the receptionist.

The hotel itself was located down a small passage just off the main square, very beautiful as most of the buildings in Prague.

The room was excellent, old fashioned furniture but comfortable, modern bathroom which was extremely clean and a fully stocked mini fridge which I was surprised how reasonably priced the items were.

The only problem I found was the room was very warm during the day as there was no air conditioning, as I stayed in March it was not too bad but I am guessing in summer time it could be quiet uncomfortable. The windows do open so you can get a nice breeze through.

Breakfast was included, it was nothing special but it had everything you need.

Hotel main doors close at 11pm but there is always someone there to let you in if your day goes on longer than expected.

Overall this is a fantastic hotel and I am sure I would return if I was to visit Prague again.

Room Tip: Steps are very steep, so if you struggle getting upstairs I would advise booking a lower floor room...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Petr V, Manager at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Thank you very much for your nice review. Iam very happy, you like our hotel, its location, the meals, and the atmospere of the hotel. We are trying to do our best, to make our guests satisfied. Hope to see you again in our Hotel Černy slon in Prague.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The Hotel Cerny Slon is located just off Old Town Square. Perfect location for exploring the beautiful city of Prague.
It has a lot of traditional character and friendly staff. Breakfast was ok but nothing special.
I found the room to be quite basic with very old fashioned cheap furniture.
The front door is locked at about 11pm and you have to ring a bell to gain entry.
I would stay here again if only for the wonderful location.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Petr V, Manager at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for your stay in our hotel. We are glad you like the location, its true that hotel is surrounded by many cozy cafes. During the summer our hotel also has an outdoor teerace where you can enjoy your meal and drink. We will be looking forward your next stay in our hotel.
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Right off Old Town Square, the location cannot be beat. The room was very nice with a really good bed and the bathroom was well stocked with towels and toiletries. The breakfast was very good. The only small issue was the need to ring to be let into the hotel after 11PM, I always felt I was waking up the staff.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Petr V, Manager at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for choosing our hotel. We are glad, that you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you next time.
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toronto
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Great location and hotel.Staff could not be more helpful.Room on first floor was lovely,but could do with more electric lights.as dark.No coffee maker in room so we used ours we bought in Vienna.
More tv channels in English and French would be appreciated. Breakfast very good.
If ancient suggest booking first floor only
Bar very nice to sit for a drink before bed.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Manager at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for your nice rewiew, we are happy that you like our rooms and breakfast. We and all our stuff try to make your stay as pleasant as possible. hope you will choose our hotel again.
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

If you are looking for a room within walking distance of almost everything in Prague with a very friendly staff, good breakfast, clean and comfortable, and reasonably priced then the Hotel Cerny Slon is an excellent choice. The hotel is located less than a half minute walk from the Old Town Square. We had no problem with language since everyone speaks at least a little English. Our room on the first floor was (one flight up from the lobby) was large enough and very comfortable. We would definitely stay there again if we return to Prague. We did not see an elevator so rooms on the upper floors might be a challenge if you bring a lot of luggage and the hotel locks up at midnight; however there is someone on duty 24/7. You just need to ring the bell to get in. All in all a great place to stay.

Room Tip: If you have trouble climbing stairs or bring a lot of luggage ask for a room on a lower floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Manager at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you very much for your beautiful rewiew. It is true we plan to build a lift next year. We will be looking forward your next stay in our hotel.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in May 2014 & couldn't have been happier with our choice! Arriving in the evening after 15 hours of travel, the hotel arranged for a private car to pick us up which eliminated the stress of getting into the Old town from the Airport. He took us right up to the door and carried our bags in where we were met by the gracious and helpful (english-speaking) desk agent. The room was unexpected large by previous European experiences and our room windows opened directly to the Tyn Church overlooking an alley where cafe music and local bar sounds would float up as ambiance. Beds were super comfy, temperature was always controlled and the bathroom was HUGE with great water pressure and heat.
First night we ventured downstairs and ate in the bar where we had amazing local trout and local wine with friendly helpful amazing staff of waiters.
Free breakfast buffet each morning included meats, cheeses, breads, eggs, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and fruit, and when it was time to leave the desk helped us call a taxi and pre-arranged the cost so we wouldn't get swindled. Loved every single minute there.
Best part was the location! A few steps off of old town square made it a great base for walking to everything in prauge! Save your metro fare and wander the tiny narrow cobblestone alleys to find the best wine and snacks and just enjoy being there.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper maybe don't stay on the church side. I heard the bells every hour...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you very much for your nice rewiew, we are happy that you like our rooms, location and brekfast. We and all our stuff try to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Hope you will choose our hotel again.
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Holon, Israel
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We stayed at the Cerny Slon Hotel for 3 wonderful nights in May 2014.
The hotel is in a beautifully preserved old building which has kept the spirit of the old but has all the advantages of the new (except for an elevator, which will be installed soon). The rooms were comfortable, clean and cosy and the staff was well trained, kind and extremely helpful.
The hotel's location is unbeatable - right on the Old Town Square in the middle of all the action.
In addition - the Cerny Slon Restaurant in the hotel was an excellent choice for dinner, anytime.

Room Tip: For now, until they install the promised elevator, it is preferable to stay on the 1st floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Petr V, Owner at Cerny Slon, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you very much for choosing our hotel. We are glad, that you enjoyed your stay, the great news is that an elevator is about to be built. I hope see you next time.
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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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#180 Luxury Hotel in Prague
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Hotel Class:4 star — Cerny Slon 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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