I worked in Brno for 2 years and have stayed in most hotels there. This time going back to see friends we decided to try the Santon as it is in such a good location just out of Brno on the lake. (the lake by the way is filthy - don't look too close at the shore as you will see the mounds and mounds of dumped rubish, bottles, beer cans etc).
It is really easy to get to if you are brave enough to master the timetable and get the tram (tram 1 from railway station, 22CZK and it is the stop after the zoo). We were lazy and got a taxi from the airport which is quite expensive.
The hotel was a disapointment. We asked for a quite room away from the lift and of course got a room next to the lift at the rear of the hotel overlooking the kitchen. We were woken very early each morning not by bird song but by diesel engine noises and fumes as the delivery trucks arrive very early and leave their engines running..
The room was sparten, no fridge, hair dryer etc and very very firm beds.
Breakfast was positively useless and the staff at best invisible (other than reception who were very friendly and helpful). The terrace is a good place to eat and drink with great views (if you can cope with the sulky staff)
The best part of this hotel is the location (one stop from the Zoo which incidentally has the best cafe in the world - try a beer and watch the tigers the other side of the window - probably innapropriate but you will remember it for ever) and so easy to get around once you master the trams which are cheap, safe and frequent
We moved out after 2 night to the Grand Hotel Brno. For a few Euros more it was like swapping a bicycle for a Rolls Royce.
So if you want location, sulky staff, diesel engines and poor breakfast the Santon is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orea Resort Santon is located directly by Brno Lake. It is an ideal place to combine work and recreational activities of your employees, clients and invited guests. Summer terrace with grill or program for corporate events. All romm with loggia, LCD TV and bathroom. In hotel free WiFi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santon Hotel Brno