We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very Good Location But Had It's Negatives”
Review of Hotel U Tri Bubnu

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Hotel U Tri Bubnu
Ranked #340 of 649 Hotels in Prague
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very Good Location But Had It's Negatives”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

I was very surprised by how close this hotel was to the Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square (basically around the corner).  Charles Bridge is just a short walk from the hotel and there is a metro station nearby (about a 3 minute walk).  We had a very nice size room and bathroom and the staff, for the most part, were nice.  The room and bathroom were very clean.  The breakfast room was very small and served the normal type of food that you have in most Euro hotels (ham, cheese, cereal).  I don't plan on going back to Prague but if I ever did, I probably would stay here again.

Other Pros:
1.  Room had a fan
2.  Room had a mini-fridge
3.  Room had a DVD player (lobby had free movies you can borrow) though we didn't use it
4.  Room was pretty quiet for the most part.  I could hear the people across from us leaving their room some mornings but it wasn't really bothersome. 
5.  Free wi-fi though signal is kinda low at times.

Here are the Negatives:
1.  No stairs so it was very tiring to have to carry up and down 3 heavy luggages.  Thank goodness we only had to go up 1 floor
2. Flat pillows but I think that's a European thing because I also experienced it in Germany as well)
3. There is a safe in the room but you have to put down a deposit (I forget how much).  Not sure why I would need to put a deposit to store MY stuff?  We ended up foregoing it and locking our suitcases every time we left the room.
4. The satellite tv did not work our first night there (need satellite for the English channels).  We asked the receptionist and she kinda blew it off saying there is an instruction sheet in the hotel binder they put in each room.  We tried to fiddle with the tv setting and the tv still had only sound but no pictures.  When we called down to her again, she said she will come take a look when we left to go to dinner.  She did not.  The next day we asked the new lady at the check-in counter and she immediately took care of the situation.  This receptionist (the older of the 3 we encountered during our stay) was the most helpful.   Note:  the English speaking channels aren't that great either. 
5. The bathtub had no shower curtain or glass partition so water would splash all over the floor.  The bathtub is high as well so if you're not careful when stepping out of the tub, you could slip.  That is an accident and lawsuit waiting to happen.  What is ironic is that they have a sign asking if you want to re-use towels or have new ones each day for the sake of the environment.   If you have to use the towels to mop off the floor each day makes that sigh completely pointless.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank beccal72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

436 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    145
    173
    72
    24
    22
See reviews for
97
137
18
6
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (45)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Washington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
207 reviews
194 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Stayed for 4 nights. This was my 6th trip to Prague and first to this hotel. Would stay again, as good position, very cheap rates and very clean with good breakfasts. In great situation just 1 minute walk from Old Town Square. Close to resturants and sights.
Reception small but friendly staff, small breakfast room, included in breakfast cheese, meats, sausages, breads, pastries, apple oranges, juice and plenty of coffee and tea.
We had upstairs attic room ( 4 flight of stairs and no lift) which is on 2 floors, 6 twin beds 2 Tvs only 1 bathroom and toilet together. Shower mobile. charged for tea and coffee in room. Safe in room. Very clean and changed daily. FREE WIFI and even loan laptop.
Would recommend on budget only issue no real fire exit.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank marieanddon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Hotel is in an excellent location literally around the corner from the old town square, there was an Easter market on in the square when we were there. The hotel has two buildings, the Hotel and the Residence. We were in the residence on the top floor which is where the 51 steps come in there is no lift but we got used to walking up them everyday.
We booked a double room but were given a suite so we actually had two floors, one of which was an attic room for about 4 people. The lower room was large and bright, we had windows on two sides. The bathroom was a little small but had a nice deep bath. For such a central location the room was fairly quiet and we had a view of Franz Kafka's house.
The breakfast room is in the Hotel building the room is very small and the breakfast pretty average but adequate. Reception staff were pleasant and helpful.
It is easy to walk to most of the main places of interest from this hotel and there are lots of restaurants in walking distance, Celnice and Tlusta koala are good for a drink or inexpensive food and Rugantino is good for pizza.
If you want a reasonably priced hotel in an interesting building in a great location and don't mind a few stairs then definately consider this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JannyP
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

This hotel is located in a terrific area in Prague, in the heart of the city. There are pros & cons t this hotel, so you need to weigh the options and determine what is most important for your trip.

Pros:
*The hotel receptionist was wonderful/helpful and had great recommendations based on our needs.
*Very close proximity to Charles Bridge and most other Prague attractions.
*Many good nearby restaurants.
*Easy to drop off your luggage in front of hotel reception and then park you car in a car park about 500m away.
*Basic European style breakfast available.
*The rooms have a lot of character to them because they are in the older section of town.
*We didn't hear any traffic noise from the streets nearby.

Cons:
* Older hotel and with that comes narrow, twisting stairs (no elevator), difficult for elderly and those with big suitcases.
* European/Downtown size rooms - we had two rooms and one had room for the only the beds and not much else. The other room, which was on a lower floor had a little more space.
* Noisy rooms - you can hear the people walking above you, walking up the stairs during all hours of the day/night and even hear muffled conversations from the other room.

Room Tip: See several room comments in commentary above.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank KBtrvls
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
berkshire
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2012

As many of the previous reviewers have indicated the hotel, is ideally placed in relation to all of the Prague town centre areas and attractions. The rooms are large and well decorated. The staff were very helpful including offering a good rate of exchange for Euros and Pounds all in all a very acceptable hotel. APART from two items, there are no lifts and all of the bedrooms are above the ground floor and have wooden floors and ceilings, but the most important reason I cannot recommend this hotel is that all of the staircases are made of wood, in the event of a fire their would be no escape other than from windows 20 to 40 ft above the street but for room No2 (our room) the was no outside window and therefore no escape in the event of a fire, I will not be using this hotel again, which is a shame. PLEASE BE ADVISED.

Room Tip: Due to risk in event of fire I do not recommend any rooms..
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank blackbirdberkshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Prague hotels
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Palac U Kocku
Palac U Kocku
#128 of 649 in Prague
449 reviews
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Hotel Golden deer
Hotel Golden deer
#290 of 649 in Prague
257 reviews
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Hotel Dar
Hotel Dar
#306 of 649 in Prague
189 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Cerny Slon
Cerny Slon
#215 of 649 in Prague
334 reviews
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Rott Hotel
Rott Hotel
#81 of 649 in Prague
1,476 reviews
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Hotel Melantrich
Hotel Melantrich
#183 of 649 in Prague
520 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel U Tri Bubnu? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel U Tri Bubnu

Property: Hotel U Tri Bubnu
Address: U radnice 13/8-10 | Old Town, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Casino Hotel in Prague
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,537 - ₹ 36,725
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel U Tri Bubnu 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The house of the hotel was built in the 15th century. It consists of two adjoining buildings. The complete renovation to a small comfortable hotel was finished in May 2002 (the left building) and in April 2003 (the right building). The house is located in the historical centre of Prague in the street U Radnice, only 100 metres from the Old Town Square, opposite to the house where once lived the writer Franz Kafka. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Hotels.com, Expedia and Booking.com so you can book your Hotel U Tri Bubnu reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The House At The 3 Drums Hotel (u Tri Bubnu)
Hotel Reseidence u Tri Bubnu
Reseidence u Tri Bubnu Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing