This was my very first trip to Prague and when my wife and I return I have no doubt we'll stay at the Red Lion Hotel again. The staff was friendly, spoke English, and very helpful in every way. On a curious note, one doesn't check in directly at the Red Lion, but must walk up Nerudova Street about 200 feet to register at the Golden Star Hotel.
What makes this hotel special is the fact that there are only seven rooms and no two are furbished alike. We had a very spacious room filled with beautiful antique furniture on the top floor facing Nerudova Street. At first we were concerned by possible street noise for there are lots of hotels situated on this street but the street is deserted after dark and is extremely quiet.
The location couldn't be better! Very close to the Prague Castle, but also walking distance to the Charles Bridge and the famous Cathedral and square. The hotel's exterior is so colorful and inticing we found tourists staying at other hotels across the street stopping to take pictures of the Red Lion.
The only reason I could see that someone wouldn't want to stay either in this cozy, quaint and very romantic hotel is because Nerudova Street is quite steep and the Red Lion has no lift. We found it no problem to walk the stairs but someone with knee or hip problems could find both the street and the hotel a challenge.
Last but not least, our rates were fantastic for a four-night stay. The place is a bargain...at least in shoulder season.
Hence my reluctance in reviewing this hotel...I want it all for myself all year round!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic hotel Red Lion is located in an historic burgher house from the 15th century in the very centre of Prague. It lies directly on the Royal Route, only 400 metres from the Prague Castle and 500 metres from the Charles Bridge. All rooms have an enchanting view of Petrin, the Royal Route and the roofs of Mala Strana (Lesser Side) underneath the Prague Castle. They are equipped with historical furniture. In some rooms you will find the original painted wooden ceilings dating back to the 17th century. Hotel guests can enjoy lunches in the hotel restaurant with remarkable renaissance ceilings. The restaurant serves traditional Czech as well as international cuisine. Breakfast is served in the form of rich hot buffet. The pub U Cerveneho Lva invites you for a glass of wine or Pilsner beer. Its centuries old stone walls provide cool refuge from the heat in the summer, which makes the pub a perfect oasis to relax in. The bar, which dates back to 1350, is located in a lime stone cellar with Gothic vaulted ceilings. It serves a variety of hot and cold drinks. The pleasant atmosphere of the hotel patio invites our guests to relax. A limited number of parking places is available directly in front of the hotel. You can use free Internet spot in the lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Prague
- Red Lion Prague
- Prague Red Lion