Comfortable efficient good-value hotel on noisy street A review of Hotel U Tri Korunek (Three Crowns)
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.