Travel Blogs from Prague
In the morning we met our tour group outside of the hostel. After some quick introduction on the bus where we each came to the front and described our ideal super power, we arrived at Kutna Hora, or the bone church. Previously a priest here had brought back soil from Jerusalem and the cemetery became so popular to be buried in that eventually the bones were dug up and used to decorate the church. Literally thousands of bones were inside the church, either piled up or made to form ...
... part of the Lobkowicz palace. The terrace area of the cafe has a commanding view of the area below. Then there is a area of viewing which is better than the cafe terrace. And there are steps going all the way down. We then walked down the oldest vineyard in Czech which is dotting the hills down. Then crossed the Lesser Town to the St.Nicholas church for a look at its gothic dome. Its the best gothic church North of the ...
... strolled around to find another pub. We are now back in the old square to yet again take it all in and drink some fine local ale. Prague has been a great change of pace. We opted not to go on a pub crawl that night as we thought it'd be better to check it out in Munich. So later that night we went along the river, which was quite cool as they had the castles lit up in the distance. We finished up with a few Mojitos on a bar that overlooked the ...
... goodbye to Prague. The bus ride home was not too long, but I got some sleep and caught up on my journaling and post card writing.
It is hard to believe that my trip is already a third over. Currently we are making our trip itinerary for the three weeks we have off in October. It is coming up so fast and we are going to take full advantage of the time we have. Hope all is well with you guys and hope you guys like the posts!
Today is Nathan's 24th birthday! Breakfast was included in our accommodation which was a nice start to the morning. We then planned out how we would best make use of our time today as we have another train booked on to krakow in Poland tonight. Prague is a lovely city, it is quiet and clean with little road traffic and lots of grass and small parks. We walked around for a while window shopping and admiring the architecture. The city ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Lippert Prague
Excellent location, perfect view
We stayed here in February with another couple.
This is absolutely best location hotel in Prague. We had a view to the Old Town Square. We had no planns, so we decided to take a sightseeing tour from the reception. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We were looking for city centre location and this fits exactly to out expectations.
Our rooms were both on the 2nd floor, it had a romantic painted ceilings. We had a bit problem with internet in the room but reception helped us to solve it fast. There is huge choice of TV channels but TVs could be larger.
Breakfast was lovely, good selection of cereals, eggs, sausages etc. We felt that we saw the best of the city and we have enjoyed our stay. Would recommend this hotel highly.
Bumped from the Metamorphosis
Booked with the Metamorphosis Hotel (through Wotif.com) but moved to the Cerna Liska as no space at the Metamorphosis. Pleasant 3 star hotel. Nice rooms, good breakfast. Did not eat at the Restaurant. Great position over Wencelas Square (though noisy if you need an afternoon nap after wearing yourself out on walking the streets of Praque all day).
Staff were fairly mediocre.
Pretty peeved about being bumped as we did lots of research prior to booking the Metamorphosis.
Probably the best hotel in Prague
We arrived at the hotel at 11pm to be greeted by it's spectacular setting. It lies on the edge of the Old Town Square, adjacent to a beautiful cathedral, with the Christmas market stalls and decorative trees and lights on its doorstep.
The staff were friendly and helpful and spoke very good english (to our relief!).
Our rooms were massive, with our suite including a dressing rooms and lounge area (over and above a large bedroom and bathroom). They were impeccibly clean and neat, with all the soft furnishings in great condition.
Other reviewers have mentioned street noise, but we had no experience of this, despite staying there at one of Prague's busiest times. The double glazing seems to do a great job of keeping the rooms both cost and quiet.
The breakfast served was fresh and tasty, with a variety of pastries, cakes, eggs, sausages and cereals available. We also had an evening meal there one night which was delicious. The dinner was possibly a touch expensive (but it was difficult to tell as we had no other meal there to compare it to).
I wouldn't bother looking for somewhere else to stay when I eventually return. Cerna Liska could not be faulted.
Best hotel view in prague but......
This is the 1st time I've felt the need to write a review about a hotel but given our experiences I felt I should on this occasion. This was the 2nd time we visited Prague (4 nights) and on the 1st occasion we stayed in a big globally known hotel. On this occasion the family wanted a little more authenticity.
Prague itself is a wondeful place - lots to see and do, especially over the Christmas period - lovely atmsphere and I'd recommend going to one of the church/cathedral recitals, even is you don't really like such things. The acoustics, atmosphere and quality/ professionalism are fantastic. All the family agreed. Prague Food is generally good and varied as are the prices! Prague itself is a gem!!
We booked 3 double rooms at the Metamorphis Hotel just off the old square. When we arrived we were told that there was no water and they couldn't say for how long, hours or days. Therefore at short notice they had found us 3 vacant double rooms in the sister hotel Cerna Liska. As both hotels are very small and we were told that the Prague hotels were very busy, we found this availability suprising. The cynic in me did wonder if the management took enough bookings to fill both hotels and then just allocated on arrival with appropriate excuses for the change of hotel. I note that a previous travellor had similar problems. However I woud advise future travellors to be aware of this possiblity.
The Cerna Liska does have to be one of, if not the best placed hotels in Prague if you want to soak up the surroundings. We all had fantastic views of the old square and would confirm some of the good points raised by other reviews. The rooms were small but clean and bed reasonably comfortable. In bathroom shampoo/body wash and liquid soap containers attached to wall no other toiletaries supplied.It was hit and miss whether you were given correct amount of towels etc but staff very pleasant and helpful. Contrary to other remarks we didn't find it noisy if you kept your double windows closed. Our room 104 did have a very noticable sewer smell throughout our stay but the others were fine so we stayed put. Breakfast was basic continental fare. Overall you are paying for the view and central location. Its not a 4 star hotel as it claims (3 at best) nor worth the charge of just under £100 per night. We wouldn't go back to this hotel - plenty more would offer better value for money.
Nice hotel but....
Hello! My husband and I were bumped to this hotel by the Hotel Metamorphis nearby (who claimed to have lost a bunch of reservations). Apparently this is a 'sister' hotel.
The Cerna Liska (Black Fox) is located right smack on the main square in the Old Town, only footsteps away from St. Nicholas' Church. That makes the location fantastic for exploring but a tad bit noisy until about 2 am.
This was a lovely, small hotel of about 12 rooms. It was a combination of the old world and new: our room had a modern, clean bathroom but old-world design and paintings on the ceiling. Lovely. The reception desk was very friendly and always helpful.
The food at the little restaurant was superb. However... be ware of the waiters. We ate here twice and each time got a very, very different story about our bill. The bill/check is NOT itemized and be very sure you ask what you are paying for. Everything costs extra. Sometimes they say the tip is included and point to a number and the next time it is not. First meal, the bread was free, but next time, the bread was delivered and then charged onto the bill! For each of our two meals, we got very different versions about what was or was not included. So..... nice hotel but skip the restaurant. We had a bite or two at some other places around the square and did not seem to have this same problem. Interesting.
This is a simple, basic, nice hotel. Don't expect any extra special services or amentities such as a spa treatment. They realize the guests are here to explore this lovely medieval old town.
M & S in Surrey, BC, Canada
Great Hotel in a Beautiful City
My mother and I stayed at the Cerna Liska in April during our trip to Eastern Europe. The hotel was recommended in a brochure as a cosy, central hotel. The hotel is only small - 12 or 3 rooms and right on Prague's Old Town Square. It could not be more central!! The rooms are huge and the restuarant has a very cosy atmosphere. The breakfast only caters for hotel guests so not a great variety but very nice. The restuarant does open to the public for lunch and dinner and is very good - great variety!! We found the hotel staff very frendly and helpful and the whole atmosphere of the Old Town Square amazing. If we had any complaint (and this is not the hotel's fault, it would be the noise on some nights. Our room did not face the Square but the side street next to St Nicholas Church. As this is one of the main walkways to the Square. All in all, I cannot recommend this hotel more highly and if I were to go to Prague again (which I hope to do), I would stay here in an instant!!
Just returned from a three night stay at this hotel over the British Whitsun holiday so Prague was bustling but although this hotel is at a corner of the Old Square it was extremely quiet at night. We opened our curtains to a fantastic view of the square across to the Tyr Cathedral. Room was large with a beamed ceiling decorated in Delft blue Dutch-type circular paintings. The bathroom had a lovely shower and our only complaint was that the maid was not too thorough and we did not have clean towels at all. Perhaps we should have dumped them in the shower each day to give her the message and as the temperature was in the high eighties they never stayed damp!! Breakfast was a cold buffet and very tasty. I have raved about Prague since coming home and would say it is well worth a visit but three nights is not long enough.
Hotel Cerna Liska--The Easiest-to-Find Hotel in Prague
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Cerna Liska for four nights between X-mas and New Year's 2004. As Prague's medieval streets are tough to navigate, it was a blessing to have such a centrally-located hotel. If we weren't sure how to get back to the hotel, all we had to do was look for the signs toward the Old Town Square, and we were home free. If you're directionally challenged in the slightest, and this is your first trip to Prague, I would recommend this place highly as it serves as a great "home base."
That much said, I would probably consider another, more authentic location on a 2nd trip to Prague. As it is in the middle of Old Town Square, it is hard to avoid the throngs of noisy and occasionally annoying tourist groups. Our room was nicely proportioned and attractive, but had more of a business-style atmosphere than most private European hotels. In general, it lacked charm.
Be careful when asking the hotel receptionist to call a cab company. We did, and rather than calling a cab, she called a friend of hers to take us to the train station. This friend charged us about 30% too much, which we paid anyway because we needed to catch our train. Make sure you give them the name and number of the cab company you wish to use.
Frequent visitors to this hotel
We have stayed in this hotel about 5 times over the past 4 years, the location is perfect, nearly all of the rooms overlook the square, many of our friends and family have stayed to on our recommendation and really enjoyed their stay. The square can be a little noisy sometimes, but it is a small trade-off for the location and the views. Breakfast is continental and very enjoyable.
You could not find a better location in which to stay in Prague IF you are interested in staying directly on the Old Town Square. The view out of our window was one that we will never forget, looking out on the inspiring Tyn Cathedral. We had heard that this could be a noisy location, but we found it to be quiet and ideally located, within walking distance to so many sights in Prague. Our room
was large, comfortable and very clean. We had a delicious dinner in the hotel's restaurant. Just outside the hotel are market stalls, bustling
musicians, horses and carriages. I would not hesitate to stay here again while visiting Prague's