Hotel U Tri Korunek (Three Crowns)
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So, it's evening #2 here in Prague. We arrived yesterday morning at around 9:00am after a decent flight. Noisy passengers aside, it wasn’t too bad, and it was nice for once (for me) to be travelling with other people. Not having to worry about personal space issues is great on a 9 hour plane ride.
I have been terrified all along …
Sooooo I have finally arrived in Prage... my Czech plane landed at about 6pm and I was met by Peter (my driver) who was holding a sign with my name on it...
The plane ride can only be described as LONG .... with crying babies and aeroplane food!!!
Peter drove me to the Three Crowns Hotel, but took a detour through the city so he …
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... had forgotten the map so it was a bit of a guessing game as much as it was an explore.
The other side of Charles Bridge is what I would call Prague's 'Old Town'. It is all cobblestones, very hilly (a recurring theme of older parts of town) and full of gorgeous old buildings. Laura and I said sayonara to Matt who was headed to the football and did the long set of stairs to the Prague Castle grounds. It was so worth it. The views over the city ...
... We did a bit of walking around and went through some authentic markets and looked at some of the amazing buildings and architecture. All of the streets in the main center are lined with cobblestone, which adds to the feel of the city as well as creates copious amounts of labor for road maintenance crews. Throughout the time we were in Prague there were a dozen or so crews re-laying the stone by hand. We moved on towards the West side of Prague, over the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel U Tri Korunek (Three Crowns) Prague
I stayed at this hotel for 5 days with my fiance in July and we were both very impressed. The hotel is clean and spacious and the breakfast is excellent - hot/cold buffets, freshly ground coffee etc. The area doesn't look to be the best, but after exploring Prague for a day, you'll find it's on par with most other areas of the city.
The location is convenient for access to the city centre by the very reliable and frequent metro and tram services. We found the easiest way to get to/from the hotel was by tram - come out of the hotel, walk up the hill and turn right - tram stop is just down from the Sklep restaurant and bar (a highly recommended restaurant). The No 5 tram will take you near to the old town (and some very nice restaurants) and No 9 will take you to Wenceslas Square and near to Charles Bridge. TIP - buy a guide book before you go that has a metro map AND a map of the tram routes for Central Prague - we used the lonely planet "Best of Prague" guide.
Also if you like country music (or even if you don't!) there is a pub round the corner from the hotel called "Saloon" - picture popular country songs sung in Czech! If you're not really into country music - the beer prices might change your mind, they work out to be roughly 36p for 0.5 litres!!
Not a bad hotel, we had some money stolen from our room by the maid. Poor area, but the real czech republic, very cheap restaurants surround the hotel, easy access to the town centre via the 207 bus, a 5min ride, or a 30 min walk. Try to stay more centrally if possible, but if not, this hotel provides everything you basically need at a decent price, mostly good staff
Comfortable efficient good-value hotel on noisy street
I stayed 5 nights single, and was given a twin room at £60/night with breakfast included. The room (en suite) was large, clean, spartan and looked out on to the cobbled street Cimburkova on the first floor. Breakfasts were very good, as much as you can eat with a lot of variety (think 'continental'). Good for stoking up prior to a day of culture. The food in the restaurant in the evening was good value too.
Main criticism. Industrious czechs start work early and so each morning I was woken up about 0530 by street cries and delivery vans rattling over cobbles. In the evening, the jazz band in the nearby bar strums away until nearly midnight: if you can't beat them, join them, so I spent a brilliant Gambrinus-fuelled evening in there! A good dose of highly musical authentic friendly down-to-earth Czech culture. So take some ear-defenders if you are a light sleeper.
The location is the 'wrong side of the railway tracks' in a slightly seedy part of Prague, but one that is 'on the up'. I didn't mind at all. Tram stations at Husinecka and Lipanska are handy for taking you straight into/from town.
Great Deal for a hotel in Prague
We stayed in this hotel while in Prague, and absolutely loved it. It ended up costing us about $40 per night in May--and this included a complimentary continental breakfast that was amazing! The breakfast included many different types of food and lots of it! Our room was very nice as well. The location was not in the heart of town, but it was near a tram stop. My husband and I never took the tram however because we enjoyed just walking to the center of town--which was probably about 1 - 1 1/2 miles or so--about a 15-20 minute walk. So, it is definitely feasible to walk to the town center. Make sure you eat before leaving the town center, as there is not a wide variety of places to eat in the area of town that this hotel is in. I would definitely stay here again.
Good Hotel, Poor Location
Very friendly welcome. Room was very spacious, included a table + 2 chairs and tv with 2 English speaking channels however lacked tea & coffee making facilities. Beds were very comfortable, slept well, not much noise from outside. As another reviewer has said, I too noticed a bit of dust (bedside table) but overall was clean. Hairdryer in bathroom was very convenient & plenty of hot water for baths. Breakfast was a little disappointing for hot food (quality), although to their credit they did try to vary it a little each day but could fill up on muesli/ cornflakes, fresh fruit, yogurt, fruit juice, toast, baguettes, cheese & ham etc. Enjoyed a few evening meals in the restaurant, friendly service & good value. The downside is the location, Zizkov is a bit run down & although not far from the town centre (approx 30mins walk), it's not a scenic walk (main roads/ railway/ shabby buildings), tram is 5min walk from hotel. Overall a nice hotel but would try to stay a bit more centrally next time.
The hotel is not in the centre of Prague but in one of the neighbouring districts, Zizkov. The 9 tram takes you to the heart of the city in 5 minutes and the nearest stop, Husiencka, is just 5 minutes walk, albeit, up hill!
The hotel is really clean, warm and modern, with satellite TV etc and comfortable beds. The breakfast was great and the staff really cheery.
Zizkov was an ideal location; it gives you a feel for 'real' Prague as opposed to the sanitised city centre. Don't worry about the graffiti covered walls in the area; Zizkov seems to be on the up with derelict old buildings being converted to flats all the time. The area was an ideal base for a holiday and also well worth an exploration in itself - go to the bizarre TV tower and walk down the hill and to the other side of the distruct to the see the National Monument.
Would definatley stay here again!
A dirty deal
Stayed three nights in U tri Kornek (9-11 March). For the price, it is a fabulous deal. Its location is a little obsucure but one can take a tram just three blocks away into center of old town. The breakfast buffet is delightful surprise...almost American Continental style. Feast away!
My only problem, and this is a big one, was the dust in my room (think church crypt or old library). My friend and I are two healthy universtiy students and we both had sore throats for a full week after our stay there. For more concrete proof, when my canvas bag grazed the brown carpet, it came up with thick dust all over it. Maybe this is a phenomenon of the top floor of the U Tri, but the whole place could use a serious scrubing. The dark dirtiness of Prague may be part of its current character, but I'd prefer my hotel to leave out those characteristics.
Just got back from Prague yesterday and stayed at this hotel. Cannot fault it for the price. Bedrooms were warm (needed to be - got down to -14C at night) and the bathroom excellent, powerful shower and underfloor heating.
The hotels span a one-way street, and at the moment one of the buildings is in the process of being refurbed for the current summer season. We stayed in one building and had to cross the street to eat breakfast in the restaurant. And what a breakfast - eggs, bacon, sausage, cereal, great coffee, cheeses, salad and some delicious pastries - How do they do it for the price?
In all we would recommend this hotel highly to anyone wishing to stay just out of the city, as the hotel is a level 20 minute walk from Old Town Hall square.
We stayed at the Hotel U tri Korunek for four nights. Eventhough a
little away from the Old Town it was only four tram stops to the
Republic Square. The rooms were very clean, the breakfast was
great and the staff very helpful. The neighborhood was questionable
but we were never afraid to go out at any time. There is a police station a few doors up from the hotel. However, don't expect much
help from the police unless you speak Czech. I had my pocket picked
and after three police stations the only English word spoken was "sorry."
The trams are the best transportation bet. A seven day pass is only $10.00. Don't exchange money on the street. We were searched by
undercover police as suspects in a monetary exchange deal. There is
more music in this city than anyother city in Europe. The Bohemia ticket company is a good bet and is reasonable. Even with all the trouble we had on this trip I was ready to get back on the plane for
another unforgetable experience. Don't forget these people have
their freedom for only twenty some years. The city is all about the arts. Don't be careless with your money and identification papers.
October 2003 Prague Visit
Hotel was reasonably clean,updated and had all the basic needs met.It had a brand new elevator and looked as if the building was recently remodeled or made into a new hotel.Rooms were quiet and sound insulated.It's located in the Prague 3 area which is not too far from the desirable Prague 1 area.Would recommend Hotel based on price and quality of services.