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“Good location at a reasonable price”
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Hotel Red Lion
Ranked #134 of 648 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights for a short break. On arrival the staff were friendly and checking in was relatively straightforward. Our room on the top floor was enormous, clean and had a good view of the castle. It also had a TV with lots of channels (which was useful as it rained almost continuously whilst we were there!), mini bar and free wi fi. For a hotel in this price range you cannot ask for much more in my opinion.

Breakfast was the usual European affair - a selection of fruit, cereals, meats, cheese and yoghurts. Standard fare for a hotel, nothing special but certainly good enough to set you up for the morning.

One of the hotel's best attributes is its location. It's just minutes from the castle and there are plenty of reasonable bars, cafes and restaurants within an easy 5 minute stroll. The centre is a very pleasant 20 minute walk away (up hill on the way back!) across the river which means most of the main attractions are within easy reach.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We visited the red lion hotel for a family short break to prague - reception was excellent, a very friendly and warm welcome. We entered our room on the top floor and it was very clean, the wooden floors and furnishings were very clean and well polished throughout the room - as we went to look for the second bedroom we went along a narrow corridor (which was also the way to the bathrooms which were fully tiled and very clean) and found the second bedroom it was a very large room - both rooms had plenty storage and drawers for all your clothes etc. Included in the room was a well stocked mini bar - which is chargable if you use it. The breakfast did not have a very good selection and let the hotel down - however a cooked breakfast of bacon and eggs was available on request (on our next visit i would do room only and go out for breakfast as there is a better choice in cafes). The location of the hotel in Prague is at the top of the hill a few minutes walk from the castle, and approx a 20 minute walk to the centre of town. There are plenty of cafes and bars all around the hotel and all over the city catering for all nationalities. The area is very quite at night, bars open until the early hours for those who prefer an all night party! Free wi-fi included - kids enjoyed this as they could get on line on apps etc.

Room Tip: The family room we had was excellent - i would recomend room 31 for a family
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

I've stayed in about 50 hotels in Prague in my short life... and this one was the best for atmosphere hands down. I booked via compare-hotels.co (.co not .com - which actually took me to Booking.com as it had the best rate that date) and was surprised at the room I was allocated, I arrived at midnight and got a suite with two bedrooms, a living room and a bath with a tub on the top floor. Pretty happy for €85 per night.

The breakfasts were fine, the cakes are nice too as is the goulash that they do there. The prices are very fair and for location, at the top of Nerudova with views of petrin hill and the hrad, was very impressed.

The bedrooms are decked out in this dark oak that, if arriving as a single young woman at midnight, going outside to the courtyard to get back in, was pretty scarey! But so cool, waking up on the morning and looking out over Petrin Hill was magical. I had the best trip to Prague of my life while staying here, the reception was great, organised everything I needed, spoke Perfect English and didn't bother me unless I wanted to be bothered.

great hotel, graet ambiance, super location, makes you feel like you stepped back into 18th century Bohemia, a great place for a romatic retreat or a getting to know yourself experience. 5/5

Room Tip: Use compare-hotels.co - all the suppliers all the rooms. And turn up late!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

Me and two friends visit Prague sat-tue, and stayed at Red Lion. The staff helped us order a taxi and our room was tidy and clean every day when we came back to the hotel. The breakfast was bad thou, so I recommend you to buy some food at a store or kafe. The location is very good and it's just a little walk to Charles bridge. Good value if you don't care about the breakfast and like to eat out. Order a table at the restaurant Cowboys, witch is just 50 meter away and very good.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

We wanted a traditional hotel, but we were deeply disappointed in our staying a week at the Red Lion. To begin with, the reception desk operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. only and although we phoned in advance warning that we will arrive from the airport at 9 p.m. ("OK, sure, we're waiting you" they said), we had to walk more than 50m to another hotel up the street to get the keys of the hotel and a plan to find our room!

And the room was absolutely appalling: a mean room reeking of stale tobacco smoke with a little window opening under a big plastic cover, so that no fresh air could come in; more then that it opens in a passage to another room, where guests were passing and smoking; and all these at 4 stars!

The next morning we were sick and strongly expressed our disagreement. They said they probably could put us in another room at noon; after only half an hour however there was another free room (it was not even 8 a.m.!). That one was surely better, but still we couldn't get enough sleep at nights, because there was no AC and we have to keep the windows open to a street full of revelers (please see the photos attached).

The breakfast was mean (some ham, cheese, eggs) and every day the same, served in a space beside the reception desk (the restaurant was in the cellar and closed in the morning). They simultaneously opened the windows and the door, so a strong draught blew at the tables; altough we asked them not to do this, they simply ignored us and my wife got a permanent headache...

In conclusion Prague is a beautiful city (The Golden City) but avoid the Red Lion Hotel!

Room Tip: No tips: avoid hotel!
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Red Lion

Address: Nerudova 236/41 | Mala Strana, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Hradcany & Letna , Praha 1
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#116 Luxury Hotel in Prague
#176 Family Hotel in Prague
Price Range: ₹ 3,832 - ₹ 12,342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Red Lion 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Romantic hotel Red Lion is located in an historic burgher house from the 15th century in the very centre of Prague. It lies directly on the Royal Route, only 400 metres from the Prague Castle and 500 metres from the Charles Bridge. All rooms have an enchanting view of Petrin, the Royal Route and the roofs of Mala Strana (Lesser Side) underneath the Prague Castle. They are equipped with historical furniture. In some rooms you will find the original painted wooden ceilings dating back to the 17th century. Hotel guests can enjoy lunches in the hotel restaurant with remarkable renaissance ceilings. The restaurant serves traditional Czech as well as international cuisine. Breakfast is served in the form of rich hot buffet. The pub U Cerveneho Lva invites you for a glass of wine or Pilsner beer. Its centuries old stone walls provide cool refuge from the heat in the summer, which makes the pub a perfect oasis to relax in. The bar, which dates back to 1350, is located in a lime stone cellar with Gothic vaulted ceilings. It serves a variety of hot and cold drinks. The pleasant atmosphere of the hotel patio invites our guests to relax. A limited number of parking places is available directly in front of the hotel. You can use free Internet spot in the lobby. ... more   less 
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