My husband and I stayed in this hotel twice: in April 2010 for Ski, and in July 2012, with our kids (a baby and a toddler) for relaxation.
Location and Atmosphere: the hotel is situated on a sole hill up from Mlade Buky. It is surrounded by lawns and a great view of the giant mountains. The atmosphere is quiet and pastoral and is just perfect for relaxation.
Kids: the hotel by its nature is more suitable for adults, nevertheless it is kid-friendly. It has two outdoor playgrounds, including a trampoline, a play corner at the dining room and two electric bikes that the kids can use in the premises for free (the kids loved it!). In addition, the restaurant offers kid menu with 6 different dishes. At the room we were provided with babycots, a changing table (!) and a potty. It all waited for us ready to use when we arrived. At the pool they provide water wings. Also, when we arrived to the hotel they gave a little wooden toy as a welcome present for the kids.The hotel is non-smoking in general, but smoking is allowed at the restaurants’ terrace.
Restaurant and Food: Mlade Buky doesn’t have much to offer on that aspect, so you will most likely find yourself eating mainly at the hotel’s restaurant. The restaurant offers international menu as well as Czech traditional dishes. It’s really, you get what you pay for. If you’re looking from a Czech perspective it is an expensive restaurant, but then the food in my view is better than the standard. If you’re looking from an international perspective the food is fair and is priced fairly. On our first day we took full board, but changed to a-la-carte the next day. The variety and the quality of the food was lower than what is offered at the restaurant and the waiters doesn’t seem to like this arrangement. At lunch we waited almost 30 minutes for dessert just to get a pastry that was served earlier on the breakfast buffet. Also, at dinner, although we were on full board, we were charged for couvert, even for our son who’s less than 2 years.
Room: In April 2010 we stayed at a standard double room, which was small, but enough for a couple. In July 2012 we took the luxurious apartment as we needed more space for all four of us. If you’re traveling with older kids I would suggest to take two connected rooms rather than the apartment, as the apartment is built as one open space, including the bathroom, which is only separated by a sheer glass. We were amazed to find out that the luxurious apartment that we were given does not have air-conditioner. Luckily a day after we came the other luxurious apartment became available and we moved in. If you’re coming in the summer, pay attention to that.
Service: after two years at the Czech Republic, my expectation for service are moderated. In that light, I can say that the service for the most part is fair. The staff is very nice and friendly, with the waiters it is changing. On our first night we had a waiter that was simply rude. Luckily he only worked that evening. On our check out I told the receptionist about him and she seemed attentive. Apparently he is new, so they probably didn’t have a chance to get to know him yet. Other embarrassing moment we had was when we found a used underwear in one of our room drawers. We told about it to the receptionist, who promised to send someone to take it, but did not.
To summarize, if you come with the right expectation you’ll have a great vacation. It’s a good hotel, but it doesn’t meet the standards you may be used to from similar golf resorts in other places around the world. Having said that, for exactly the same hotel you’ll pay twice or triple in the US. We enjoyed it twice and will probably come again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four-star hotel has been built with respect for the environment. For our guests it provides pleasant, high quality facilities and total comfort. At the same time, it has been sensitively integrated into the surrounding landscape. The interior was created in collaboration with the top Italian design studio Ferrari Pagani Tresoldi Architetti. Materials of the highest quality ensure maximum comfort for guests. The GRUND RESORT Hotel is integrated in the peaceful countryside of eastern Krkonoše, near Janské Lázně and Pec pod Sněžkou. Our four-star hotel offers luxurious accommodation with a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. There are double rooms and luxury apartments which have been furnished by top Italian designers. The professional staff of the hotel's restaurant will welcome you to its stylish interior or to a terrace overlooking the golf course and surrounding countryside. The restaurant is open for hotel guests, golfers, tourists and visitors from the surrounding area. We offer international cuisine, local specialties, and also seasonal dishes prepared from quality fresh ingredients. A new 18-hole golf course with first-class facilities is part of the resort. You can enjoy a game on the course, with a view of Krkonoše panorama, either in the company of friends or under the supervision of a PGA professional coach. The hotel allows you to organise various company and private events: conferences, meetings, training seminars, team building events, as well as weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and other family celebrations. The rugged landscape in the area around our resort offers numerous opportunities for relaxation and active rest. In the winter months, it is an ideal place for both down-hill and cross-country skiing. In summer, in addition to golf, you can enjoy horse riding, swimming, cycling or hiking. ... more less
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