House at the Big Boot (Dum u velke boty)
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Day 3 starts out warm and clear. We have a lovely breakfast and talk about past trips with fellow travelers. (translated that means we exchanged lies) After our scrambled eggs and yogurt we are off to meet the day. This morning we cross the Charles Bridge--which is already overwhelmingly warm and full of fellow tourists. The sun is hitting rather …
Days 1 and 2 of Prague trip. Today is Sunday and we have spent the day here in Prague. Friday night and all day Saturday we spent in transit from San Diego, arriving here last night around 11pm. Jan, our host at the Dum u velke boty (the Boot for those of you who don't speak Czech) picked us up at the airport and gave us a short guided tour of …
... s because of the lack of light or maybe it's just that I take **** pictures.
More than once I've heard that beer is cheaper than water in Prague but aside from a bottled beer I bought in the super market (from a local brewery though, I think) I didn't get a chance to find out. Although I've got used to eating alone - a subject I'll get into in a future chapter - I've still got a complex about sitting in a bar and drinking on my own from way back in the UK when I didn't ...
... the MacDonald's we eat few hours before, and just looked at all the food they put on our table.
So After walking on Patrin hills, i found a nice restaurant, with my favorite beer - Pilzner urquell, a great steak, and espresso for the end.
and how can i finish my day in Prague without another sausage in front of the river? without messing my cloths on the way? no way - i had to do this in my last night there :)
... tasty! In the evenings we had a lot of wonderful meals. One night we went to a jazz club and drank wine and enjoyed the music. Prague is the type of city you can walk around for hours and hours each day and enjoy every minute of it. Well, most minutes, the time spent walking up hill was not my cup of tea. Lol. On our last day in Prague we arranged a day trip to Karlovi Vary, a spa town with healing hot springs. Please see next post for details. ...
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We decided on the Big Boot because of the prior reviews in TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. The house and the rooms are charming but the staff makes the place wonderful and charming. We enjoyed Jan (who picked us up from the airport and gave us a late night tour of Prague), his son Jake and at breakfast the beautiful and efficient Marketa. We would be happy to recommend this place to friendsl
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Great Staff, Super Location, Good Value, Wonderful Breakfast and Coffee! Jon & Tammy
Beautiful room, excellent breakfast, superb hospitality
I spent two nights with my girlfriend at this lovely boarding house and everything about the place exceeded our expectations. The warming plum brandy on arrival, the stone spiral staircase, the hulking antique oak furniture in the large tastefully decorated room, the very clean and modern on suite bathroom, the almost unnerving serenity (we didn't once hear a TV or a radio), the delicious breakfast and the genuine friendliness of our hosts made our weekend. The location is also excellent for the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and the viewing tower. I will be recommending Dum u velke boty to friends and family - 10/10
The previous reviews on this beautiful small family run Guest House are all fully justified.
This is a great place to stay. A lovely looking place in a quiet square in the Mala Strana, and within short walking distances of so much (5 minutes to the Castle, 10 to the Charles Bridge, 15 to the Old Town Square). Rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed, and the breakfasts are worth every Crown. Add to that the real friendliness of the Rippl family, and their staff, (for example, we'd booked for the opera but the combination of the Friday rush hour and a sudden thunderstorm had delayed our taxi, so the owner's son insisted in driving us across Prague in filthy traffic conditions and only looked put out when we mentioned recompense) and this is one of the best places we've been to.
Even better than expected
Everything that has already been said about this small hotel in Prague is true. It is in an excellent location, it has individual charm, it is good value for money and the staff are great. This was our first visit to Prague and we loved the city and hope to return and if we do we would definately stay at Dum u velke boty again. We would recommend it to anyone
Visited this place on the personal recommendation of a friend and have been raving about it ever since. From the beautiful antique furniture in the rooms to the honesty box drinks bar this was more of a home from home than anything else.
Such a great little hotel, the nicest I've stayed in ANYWHERE, let alone Prague. Gorgeous location, and perfect room in a the hotel's amusingly complicated interior. The staff are saint-like: they treat you like guests rather than consumers, and make excellent breakfasts as well as patiently dealing with the stupidest touristy questions. Book early, it fills up fast, for extremely good reasons.
Have just returned from a 5 day trip to Prague. I liked the sound of this small hotel having read the other reviews and looked at the hotel website. I e-mailed them to try to book a double room with en-suite 2 weeks before our departure date. The actual hotel was fully booked but we decided to accept their offer of a suite, literally just around the corner in another historic building called 'The Donkey in the Cradle', for 4100Kc with the option of breakfast in the hotel at 200Kc. Payment is made in cash at the end of the stay and can be in mixed currencies. My enquiries by e-mail were promptly replied to in good English plus additional information about transfer from the airport. The suite was great. On the ground floor but very secure with a small kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet. Next door was an art deco shop and opposite a tiny mini-market. The bedroom had a canopied bed, vaulted ceiling and a sitting area. All accommodation in central Prague is expensive so I think this was good value for money in a quiet location with all major attractions accessible on foot. Metro was a 10 minute walk away going past splendid embassy buildings for trips further afield. Breakfasts are well worth having in a convivial dining room. They surprised my husband with the gift of a bottle of Bohemia sekt (like champagne) at breakfast on the morning of his birthday and a rendition of "Happy Birthday to you". Apparently they had noticed his birthdate on his passport when we registered. On our last day we left our luggage in the main hotel till early evening and were able to wash and change using their facilities in the basement and enjoy a cup of tea while we waited for our taxi to the airport. Owners and staff could not be more helpful or friendly. Best meal in Prague was at Cafe Imperial, Na porici 15, not far from Obecni dum ( Municipal House), with its art nouveau tiled decor, 98Kc 3 course menu of the day and free doughnuts! Best evening was at the Narodni divadlo( National Theatre) for the Dvorak opera, Rusalka. We're not massive opera buffs but the building, setting, staging, performance and price were magical. We booked at Bohemia Ticket International.
We spent 2 nights at this wonderful inn during the beginning of April. It far surpassed our expectations in every way! It is a small, cozy,
family-run hotel with lovely, large-sized, clean rooms. It is ideally located, in a quiet and safe
neighborhood, within walking distance to Prague's inspiring sights. You should
definitely opt for the breakfast, which only costs an extra 200 kc...very good home-cooked food
with nice variety. The best part of this inn is the
feeling that you have stepped inside the life of a family who is happy to share their city with you. When we return to Prague, we will most definitely stay at Dum u velke Boty.
We have just returned from 3 nights in Prague. I seen this hotel reviewed in the Telegraph and it exceeded our expectations. It is a small hotel[12 rooms] run by the Rippl family who treat you as friends and can't do enough for you. Ideally situated just under the castle and within walking distance of Prague old and new town[15 mins]. This hotel is 450 years old and has been restored over the years by the family- the rooms are beautiful, they are 3760kc per night and the breakfast is 200kc [not to be missed] They don't advertise with travel agents - it is mostly recommendations and justifiably so. We booked a flight with easyjet and booked airport shuttle taxis- Chris was a mine of information, he gave us some good tips. We also went to the opera one night and booked it through ticketpro online. We had a great holiday, all booked online and will be returning to Dum u velke boty next year. If anyone wants any more info - give me an e-mail