Hotel House of Red Lion Hotel 4 star
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Praha 1 - Nerudova 41 Prague, Czech Republic -
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The House of Red Lion is a friendly, family-run hotel located near Mala Strana, a stone's throw from the castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Don't expect to find yourself surrounded by the latest decorative features, because the ambiance here feels more like that of a family guest house. It is well looked after, and offers decent accommodation options for families.

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    • Hotel House of Red Lion

      House of Red Lion   -   © L. Lautard / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel House of Red Lion

      House of Red Lion   -   © L. Lautard / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 5.62 /10

    The hotel is at the top of the pretty Neruda Street, just below the castle. This street is full of businesses, including lots of restaurants serving typical Czech cuisine, and there are also lots of bars in the immediate vicinity. The closest public transport options can be found at the other end of the street; the tramway is 7 minutes away and the metro 10 minutes away. If you are tired of walking or just fancy a breather in between visits to different sights, head for the wooded park on the neighbouring hill, which offers unbeatable views over the city.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The hotel has a very low capacity, as it has only 6 rooms: 3 apartments and 3 double or twin rooms. The biggest rooms can accommodate up to 5 guests, which is ideal for families on holiday, who may also consider the option of sharing two rooms on the same floor. If modern, designer establishments are your thing, look elsewhere. The emphasis here is on old world charm, with parquet flooring, doilies on the bedside tables and homely rugs. It is true that the decor on the walls is somewhat minimalist, but this does not detract from your comfort. The rooms on the top floor slope with the roof and have exposed beams. The rooms are well maintained. In keeping with the style of the hotel, the facilities are rustic and include a small television with a CRT screen, a mini-bar, a free safe and free access to the Wi-Fi connection. However, there is no air-conditioning. The bathrooms are clean and pretty spacious, and are provided with a bathtub and hair-dryer, and only some have windows. On the courtyard side, there are very pleasant and unobstructed views over the green hill of Petrin Park.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    There is nothing misleading about the hotel's name: its handsome red (and rather faded) façade does indeed display the famous lion in question. However, these are the only pointers to help you find the establishment, as it has no sign. The building dates back to the 15th Century. It doesn't really have a lobby, so you enter through the bar whose counter extends on the left, and then find yourself in the dining room. The little courtyard is a great place for an outdoor lunch during fine weather, especially as it is surrounded by walls on all four sides. The decor is rustic, with lots of wood panelling, old furniture, painted ceilings and chandeliers. The family-friendly ambience of the place makes it feel somewhat like a well-run family guesthouse. There is no lift, and you have to take a somewhat maze-like route to find the staircase up to the various floors.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    The ground-floor dining room has space for 66 people, and is a friendly space decorated with a pretty painted ceiling and chandeliers. If you find it too dark inside, you can always head out to the terrace... provided it's sunny! There is another dining room on a mezzanine level, in a room with exposed stone walls and beautiful, large format photographs. The basis of the menu consists of delicious Czech specialities served by an attentive team of waiters.

    To know

    There are not many rooms, so the hotel quickly fills up: it is worth thinking about booking in advance. The hotel has no lift, so it is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

    advantage

    • Lunch on the interior courtyard
    • The option of accommodating up to 5 guests in one room

    disadvantages

    • There are no lifts
    • The small capacity of the hotel means it is soon booked up

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