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“Fabulous Green Lobster!”

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Hotel Residence Green Lobster
Ranked #216 of 649 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Fabulous Green Lobster!”
Reviewed 27 August 2008

We stayed at the Green Lobster for 4 nights in August. The hotel is on two sides of the street on Nerudova which as one of the guide books says “is one of the loveliest streets in Prague”. And boy is it! We were in the part of the hotel over the road from reception. On arrival we were given our room early and shown there by a very willing receptionist, who helped with our bags. Our room was at the top of the hotel on the 4th floor. There is a lift, tho it is very slow, but this really isn’t a problem. Our room was massive, on two levels and spotless. We had an air con unit (much needed) a huge flat screen tv, fantastic shower room, fridge and mini bar. The views were phenomenal. To the front was Nerudova and it’s lovely bars and shops and then in the distance the green of Petrin Hill. At night the small Eiffel tower was illuminated and totally lovely. From the back of our room we were a stone throw from Prague Castle, so every which way you looked there was a wonderful sight to behold. The hotel is up a very steep hill, which in 80 degree heat was a labour of love sometimes. But personally we loved being up there where it was quiet. We just walked the 5 minute walk to the Charles Bridge enjoying cold beer stops on our way! Our four nights at the Green Lobster cost us approx £250 including breakfast, which was standard fruit, cereal, meats, breads and yoghurts – totally adequate to set us up for a days sight seeing. On our last day we asked to hold on to our room for an extra 2 hours and this was allowed with no extra cost and a happy smile. Whenever we asked for directions or tram numbers at reception we found the staff to be helpful and patient.

Nerudova itself has many bars and restaurants and whilst in Prague we ate numerous times along this street, trying Czech wines (yum) and Czech food. In the centre of Prague we found on the whole that prices were slightly cheaper than in the UK but not much. Most evenings we spent about £40 - £45 for the two of us for 2 courses and wine or beer. Service was good.

Whilst in Prague we visited all the tourist sites and travelled on trams as much as we could. Their transport system is excellent and we only got lost once. One day we made our way to Narodni Technicke museum, which was 2 trams away from the centre of town, but unfortunately it is now closed until 2010, however on finding a small bar, we had the adventure of ordering food from a completely Czech menu with not a word of English to be seen. We had a first course of soup, followed by one of us having a HUGE sausage and lentils and the other a rosti dish with potatoes and ham, washed down by a pint of beer each. The bill for this came to the grand total of £6.00 for the two of us!! By the Charles Bridge we paid £6.00 for two milk-shakes. Evidence enough that if you travel a little further afield not only is the food completely authentic the prices are a fraction than in the main tourist areas.

Another trip well worth doing was to the TV tower, the view extends for over 62 miles and the high speed lift is a real experience. The tower itself is an amazing structure and there is a good café/restaurant for that lunch time rest. We also visited a jazz bar, went on a river trip and sped around the city in a lovely little 1962 Skoda convertible.

We used the mini buses for our transfers from the airport to our hotel. When we arrived we just went to the mini bus stand and told the driver where we were staying and we were taken straight there and given a card to book for our return journey. This was cheaper than a taxi and very, very well organised and punctual.

In conclusion we loved Prague, it is a beautiful city with stunning architecture and a surprise around every corner. At night it is totally stunning and almost like something you would see at Disney World, with illuminated spires absolutely everywhere. Our advice to people is to use trams, go a little off the beaten track and enjoy every moment!

  • Liked — Location, decor, space, price, staff.
  • Disliked — The hill it was at the top of!
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Green Lobster Hotel Prague for 7 nights ( 02/06/08). Very impressed with location and room. We had the Rudolf 11 suite on the first floor overlooking the main street. Massive room with good decoration and facilities. Good comfortable four poster bed, ample size flat screen TV, safe, A/C unit, and fridge, large table and 4 chairs. On the negative side, bad housekeeping with surly maid, grubby bath towels, no tissue boxes, are not what you would expect at a 4*. The location next to the castle makes it a wonderful setting, and a ten minute walk to Charles Bridge. The hotel is on a steep cobbled hill leading to the castle, so make sure you have sensible footwear, everyone does. (heels are out). See the castle ‘changing of the guard’ at 12:00, and explore area around castle. Remember this hotel is split into 2 different buildings. The main building at no. 43 has the suites, and across the road, has the rooms. The suites are excellent, and if you can, book one of these. The rooms across the road are also excellent and good value. No meals are served in the hotel apart from breakfast, which was quite good with plenty of variety. There are plenty of places to eat within a 200 meters. ranging from romantic settings to bar meals. Eating out is a bit of pot luck, but remember on the whole you get what you have paid for. Just check your bill/tab at the end of the night and see if anything has suddenly gone up in price or been added from what was on the menu. Don’t be afraid to speak up, they seem to see this as a game. The chaps on reception were excellent and very helpful if you needed anything. This was an early week away before the main season starts, but Prague was still busy. Hotel was not full, just a few in for the time of year. This is a good quality hotel in a good location, and we would be happy to stay here again.
Mike & Beverly

  • Liked — Fantastic room & location
  • Disliked — Surly maid
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Rugby, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2008

Stayed in the Green Lobster over Easter weekend and had a great time. Prague was beautiful and we thought the location of the Green Lobster was excellent being on the Castle side of the river. Like others have said before it is more like an upmarket guest house as you never see any staff around but we prefer it like that. We had room 302 in building opposite which was a deluxe room. Room was very nice with lovely modern bathroom and was beautiful and warm as the weather was freezing outside with snow most days!
Breakfast was OK but not sure if once things were gone that was it as we never saw anything being replenished. We got down for the start of breakfast at 8am which can be a drag when on holiday but by 8.20am the coffee had all gone and was not replaced but sure if you can find someone to ask they would. Apart from that there was cereal, lovely fresh croissants, nice breads and rolls, 3 hot selections each morning (bacon, boiled eggs and veg one morning, sausage, scrambled egg and veg another), fruit juices, yoghurts, cheese, ham.
This was our first visit to Prague and we loved that you could just walk everywhere from this hotel. The castle and Charles Bridge were great and there was some lovely green areas at the tops of the hill near the Observation Tower and then near a swinging pendulum thing (if you are looking over the bridge towards the castle on your right then it is further along the river to your right up above on the castle side.
There was a great pub just a couple of doors down from the hotel on the side of the street where the 2nd hotel is. We found food was bit expensive in some places and tried here our first night and received great service and lovely food (goulash and dumplings). We looked in loads of other places 2nd night and ended up returning and had great steak meal, then tried somewhere new on 3rd night and got stung with cover charge and food nowhere near as good!
You will not be disappointed if you want lovely warm room in great location in beautiful Prague!

  • Liked — Great location, lovely warm rooms
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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manchester
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2008

I have just returned from a 3 night break with my fella and my daughter(11). the hotel was beautiful. there is no reception area to speak of, so don't expect a grand entrance. but what is lacking there, is made up by the room. we had the acrimboldo (i think it was spelt) suite. this was a 2 bedroomed suite, with the double room being up some wooden stairs from the lounge. it had a beautiful wooden beamed ceiling painted, and fabulous furnishings throughout. the bathroom was a beautiful green and white traditionally styled affair-there was a hand held shower over the bath. we had told them we were celebrating an anniversary and so they left us a bottle of fizz and a fruit plate. the location was ideal, it was a walk into the town-it took us about 15-20 mins to get to charles bridge (DO NOT ONLY TAKE HEELS-THE ROAD IS VERY STEEP AND MADE OF SMALL COBBLES/TILES WHICH ARE SLIPPY)
we paid 11,000 kr for our 3 nights. breakfast was fine-small room with an excellent sdelection. perfect for a city break, ideal for romantic time away, but the three of us had a ball!

i would really recommend this. i could not find fault.

  • Liked — the beautiful room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with family
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3 Thank Catherine C
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tyrone
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2008

Just returned from a 2 night stay at the Green Lobster for my 40th birthday. This hotel is just beautiful. The hotel is spotless and the staff very polite and helpful. Upgraded to the honeymoon suite which was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank 84coole
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Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2008

The Green Lobster is fine hotel located at the base of the Prague Castle. The location was great, offering easy access to most of the popular attractions in Prague. The Charles Bridge and central square could be reached by foot in less than 20 minutes.

The hotel itself is located on the top of a fairly steep hill. I did not find it to be a problem, but I would not recommend it those with limited mobility or who consider themselves out of shape.

The hotel itself felt more like an apartment residence than anything else. Not a real lobby to speak of and limited services. Good breakfast buffet included in the price. But the room was amazing. Easily 1200+ square feet with a sitting room, marble bathroom. and upstairs sleeping loft. It was a great place to return after a long day of exploring the city, and a great bargain in a city full of expensive hotel options.

My only real issue came as we were departing and needed a taxi to the airport. I asked the clerk at the front desk how much it would cost, and he quoted me 700 Kc (around $39 US). This was more than I paid for a pick up service at the airport in a towncar, so I was a little dubious. After consulting my travel book, I asked the clerk if he could call a particular taxi company (A*AA - the largest in the city and well regarded for their honesty). He said he did not have the number, which again seemed doubtful, so I had to look it up in a local guide and provide it.

The conversation was brief, and the A*AA taxi arrived in less than 5 minutes. The drive to the airport, using a meter, ending up costing me 450 Kc..........substantially less than I was quoted by the Green Lobster attendant. The episode left a sour end to what had been a very enjoyable stay at the Green Lobster. I would recommend the hotel to anyone, but would encourage each traveller to do their homework before arriving in Prague.

Stayed December 2007
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Poprad, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 845 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2007

it was one of the best hotel we ever stayed.we were upgrated to albrecht room which was very spacious and extremly clean.
i must highly recomment to everyone who is looking to spend romantic time in wonderful city of prague.
they have the best pain au chocolat for breakfast i ever tasted,please keep them until our next visit
peter albert & florence saint andre

  • Liked — room,location and breakfast
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Residence Green Lobster
Address: Nerudova 224/42, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
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Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Hradcany & Letna , Praha 1
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #216 of 649 Hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Residence Green Lobster 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Green Lobster is a luxury four-star residence created through the extensive renovation of the historical building in Nerudova Street, belonging to the 14th century and few steps from Prague Castle.Its unique architecture and complete renewal of the interior give to the hotel a very elegant atmosphere. It has 14 rooms - 9 Standard and 5 Deluxe - uniquely furnished and completly in harmony with the architeture of the building. ... more   less 
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