I found this hotel on www.booking.com and was hugely pleased by it.
U Medvidku is a 'brewery' hotel: it has its own bar and restaurant serving good pub food, and was originally the site of its brewery (now elsewhere in Prague). The original building dates from the 1400s, whilst the restaurant and bar are in an adjoining, 'younger' (though still old) building. It's brilliantly sited for exploring the city, about 5 minutes walk to the Old Town Square and less than 5 minutes from Metro 'Mustek', with several tram routes passing very close.
Some rooms have the most beautiful painted ceilings, but our single rooms were in the attic.....full of I5th-century beams, accessed by spiral staircases and most sympathetically created. The building only came back into family ownership after the 'Velvet Revolution' in 1989, and I am hugely impressed by what they have been able to do with what was once a very dilapidated structure.
Clean bathroom with shower, lots of hot water, comfortable (although rather short) beds, air-con (it would be hot up in the attics in a Prague summer), TV, room safe....everything required.
The larger rooms on the lower floors looked equally good, from the brief glimpses we got as we passed by.
Free internet available all the time, both wireless and standalone (two computers available).
All rooms are non-smoking, but there are 'smoking areas' with ashtrays, chairs etc at various points in the corridors.
Breakfast was really good hotel-standard: cereals, juices, teas/coffee, breads of various types, cakes, cheese, meats, preserves, fresh fruit, tomatoes etc. And hot dishes too (sausages and eggs, in the main). Very easy indeed to fill up properly and save money on lunch!
The fact that there is a bar/restaurant on site means one could quite easily fill up on beer and Czech food then just roll into bed! There's a 'beer garden' too.
Staff were courteous and friendly, with good English. They can organise an airport transfer for the same price as a taxi (takes 20-40+ minutes depending on traffic).
The only disadvantage of this hotel is its access problems. Anyone who cannot climb stairs easily should avoid it (there is a flight up to the lowest rooms, and three up to the attic). That is a great pity, because I consider it to be excellent value, but it is just not feasible for those who have movement difficulties. And there is no lift, nor chance of one, because it is such a very old building.
Unique Quality: Atmospheric building: wonderful beams, painted ceilings.
Good breakfast, good and reasonably-priced restaurant, excellent beer!
Highly recommended (but not if you have access difficulties or have issues with smoking).
Directions: From Mustek Metro station walk down Narodni towards the river. Na Perstyne is on the right (opposite the huge 'Tesco' building) and the hotel/pub a few yards down on the left.
As 2 students our buget for accomadation was smaller than most. We found out about Pension Merlin online and as it was in our price range we booked a week there. When we arrived we were very pleased!
The rooms were all new and rather nicely done for such a cheap hotel. They were rather large and the huge window let in a lot of light. Our bathrroom was also of a very nice size with a big shower.
The Pension Merlin is in a very enviable location close to the Vltava River, and only a short walk from the main sightseeing areas.
It really was a most enjoyable week.
Unique Quality: It should be noted that the Pension Merlin doesn't include breakfast in it's prices.
Directions: New Town
This B&B was marvellous. The rooms ( yes our "room" included three rooms not including the bathroom) were large, clean spacious and quiet.
3000 Kc (about £75.00 Ir) per night for a double room inc. breakfast, in Summer Season
Unique Quality: 22 Rooms,
First class facilities inc.SAT TV, safe & telephone.
Some with exposed rafters.
I have never stayed here, but on my return to Prague, i definitely intend to do so.
Great web site with full information.
Directions: Na Perstyne
Stare Mesto Praha 1
A great Restaurant / Pension in the centre of the Old Town. Just beside Narodni trida
Pension U Medvidku
Quite expensive but if you are with your lover, it's perfect.
Unique Quality: In the center of Prague.
Directions: Praha 1, Na Perstyne 7
phone : 02/ 2421 1916
Fax : 02/ 2422 0930
U Medvidku. The Little Bears.
Hey everyone! Im thinking about staying at hotel U Medvidku while I am in Prague. Has anyone experiences with this hotel? Thanks!
I have never stayed in, but I know the location which is very good - in the historical center (Old Town). Close to metro station and tramways stop, very good connection to Prague Castle with tramways. Close to shops and department store.
The area is quite busy (cars, tourists, restaurants around).
The pub in the building is also good - they have typical Czech meals for reasonnable prices (if you are interested in this kind of meal). The pub is visited mainly by Czech people, not by tourists which is fine - you see the noraml local life.
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Address: Na Perstyne 7, Praha 1, Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republic