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... movements as well as changing times for sunrise and sunset locally. In addition, the figures that ring in each hour (the twelve apostles, as well as four representatives of different vices/conditions that were frowned upon — greed, hedonism, gluttony and death) all make their appearances at the top of each hour. A local resident plays the trumpet after the clock puts on its own show each hour.
We had a very nice lunch ...
... a living. This one with the hands, I was told by one of the men in our group, indicated that the dead man was descended from priestly stock (Kohanim) who blessed the people in this fashion. He also said that Star Trek's Vulcan salute is based on this as Leonard Nimoy is Jewish. We took a little coffee/tea break after this so the guide could talk about what happened to the Jews from this district during ...
... and a few street performers including a pretty unique one-man-band.
My first stop was the Tyn Church. The architecture of the church is one of my favorite of any gothic structure I've ever seen, but the interior is rather boring. The white walls and high ceilings make for a very cold and bland interior. The alter was unimpressive and the few paintings are uninspired. My next stop was the Municipal Building. ...
... its walls.
We began our tour at the foot of the legendary (and "overrated," according to many people) Astronomical Clock. Every hour, moving figures put on a little show which culminates with a (human) horn player trumpeting from the top of the tower. It was fun but, yeah, it sort of felt like something else was going to happen, like watching a firework as its fuse shortens and then sparks away into...nothing. Okay, okay, a firework with a really fancy, ...
... was amazing. But I don't feel like I got a ton out of it, as the weather was so bad that we didn't go on the top deck at all. Still pretty decent though.
Afterward, we did a bit of shopping - checking out the local souvenir shops as well as the five story mall just beside our hotel. This evening a friend and I decided to forgo the optional dinner that involved tables racing to finish a beer keg. Instead, we found ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Cloister Inn Hotel Prague
Brilliant Location - wouldn't stay anywhere else
This is a fab hotel. The location is key - it is in the Centre of everything and this is what you pay for. The breakfast was excellent for a buffet and the room was nicely decorated and pleasant. The beds could do with being a little more comfortable.
This hotel is always popular and is rather expensive compared to other 3 or 3 and a half star hotels in Prague however its location is superb. It is a few minutes walk to the old town and a few minutes walk to the new town - perfect. The metro and tram stops are also near by.
Great location of Cloister Inn
Wonderful, quiet location within walking distance of the Old Town, Charles Bridge and Castle Hill. The building is a former police station from the Communist era, so not particularly interesting, but the rooms are very comfortable, air conditioned and the English-speaking staff very helpful. Also, a very good restaurant, Stoleti, is right down the street.
The hotel is a few minutes walk from the river and Wenceslas Square and shopping, although there is no bar there some in the street. Thetre are a lot of good restaurants close by...perfect I will return
Much better than expected. Very centrally located - near Charles Bridge (3mins), Old Town Square, and Wenceslas Square. All walkable. Quiet street, very quiet hotel. Room was large (we were in a triple), clean and very new looking, with loads of storage cupboards, bathroom very nice. Breakfast was buffet, a few hot choices, and ample cold selectiion in a nice big room on the first floor. Staff were helpful and friendly. Will definately go back.
Great location, price, clean rooms
I agree with the prior two postings, May 4 and 4-29. the hotel was clean. rooms had high ceilings - about 11 feet. location was excellent to get to the main sights such as charles bridge, old town square. even the castle was reachable by walking. there appear to be no porters to carry your bags through the labarynthe and maze to reach your room. when you get the room it is very clean but they do not seem to vacuum until after you leave. the room size is adequate. the guests appeared to be seasoned travelers. the price was incredible compared to all the other hotels in the area. it was so close to everything that you could return to the hotel and shower before going out to a concert. it was close to Narodni street where you could buy your gifts cheaply at the TESCO store. I would suggest using the CEDEZ van from the airport which was only 360 in Czeck money and they take you directly to the hotel and return you to the airport. the hotel charges 650.
A Great Place to stay, super location
My wife and I just spent five night at the Cloister Inn and loved it. The locaction really can't be beat - everything is less than a 10 minute walk away, and if you want to go further afield, there are tram stops and metro stops very close as well. Staff was super nice, breakfast a buffet that was more than adequate. Very clean room, and probably the best european shower I have seen (although my wife missed having a tub). Free coffee and espresso in the lobby all day, and free internet access in the lobby as well. There are two wings; to get to the one we stayed in seemed labarynthine at first, but we got used to it very fast. Really helped make our stay in Prague wonderful. Also nice is that they have a fee controlled cab service that you can use to pick you up at either the airport or ther train station; after a hard day/night of travel to get to a foreign land, there is nothing nicer than someone waiting for you. Highly suggested all around.
Good value, great location!
We just spent eight days here. The hotel staff was helpful and friendly, and the lobby was a great place to relax and unwind with complimentary coffee and tea. I was able to walk to all Prague's neighborhoods and tourist attractions (and back) with great ease, and I found nothing misleading or inaccurate on the Cloister Inn's website.
I should point out that this place is not for everyone. The building is a labyrinth to get around - a series of steps, twists and turns and two elevators to get to my 4th floor hotel room - easy to figure out, but not a good hotel choice for a guest with trouble walking. Also, my bed was two twin beds - separate bedsheets and all - pushed together and covered with a queen-sized cover...which doesn't sound bad, but keep in mind that the sheets of a single twin bed can be tucked in and these couldn't be. As it was, it was awkward to sleep with beddings that split in the middle.
The maids cut corners a little bit - a hair from a previous guest was on the floor, and not all my towels were promptly replaced - but otherwise this was a comfortable place and I would stay here again.
Location, location, location!!!
Just returned from 12 days in Prague. It is a beautiful city!! The Colister Inn is a great hotel. The location is perfect! You are right in the center of old town. It is a minute stroll to the river. The National Theatre (ballet, opera) is about 2 minutes away. There are shops all around you. The Tesco (local dept store) is a couple blocks away. You must visit Tesco and shop. It is an adventure all by itself!
There are restuarants located across the street, down the street, around the corner. The desk staff is very helpful and pleasant. If you fly into Prague, contact the hotel for a taxi to the hotel. They only charged 1/3 of what British Air wanted! And the driver was there waiting with a smile! He gave us such a warm welcome after a long day of travel.
We stayed there summer 2002. The hotel exceeded our expectations. It was very clean, nicely decorated and had a brand new renovation feel to it. We were padding ourselves on the back for this great find. The buffet breakfast included in the price was delicious. We will stay there when we will go back. Would highly recommend to a friend. Great value.
A good option in Prague
We stayed here in October 2001, and liked it for its charm and location and somewhat unique feel. The location is great, in the new city but very close to the older city. We were placed in a room that felt like a renovated attic apartment, with slanting ceilings and funky niches - we liked it. The bed was firm and the light in the room nice, and the breakfast spread was good. We also thought the hotel was a good value.
We would stay here again.