Hotel Cloister Inn

, Prague, Czech Republic
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Hotel Cloister Inn

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Konviktská 14 - Prague - 110 00 1 - Czech Republic Hotel Website | | 420 224 211 020
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9/10
Great location
Submitted by: Heather in 21/11/06
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
I thought this was a really good hotel for all the sites. At first I thought that the noise from outside was going to be a problem but we'd arrived in the dark and it wasn't until morning that we found that each of the double glazed windows had been left open a fraction. When both are closed then it's fine. It's not on a busy road but sound carries easily between the buildings. If you need to sleep with windows open then it may be worth asking for a room at the back. Be aware that Prague is all cobbles and hard on the feet - my feet have been worn to stumps!
8/10
Surprisingly good !!
Submitted by: Stephen in 24/05/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Czech Republic
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
I must support everything Nattasha wrote about the Cloister Inn. It doesn't look much from the outside, but the rooms and ensuite bathrooms are super; the breakfast (in a huge, plainly decorated room) was super. Just right to start the day. The hotel is also perfect as a base in the city, being so clost to the centre and the river. Will definitely go there again.
9/10
Exceptional
Submitted by: Nattasha in 21/10/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
My husband and I stayed in the Cloister Inn back in 1998 on the first leg of our central Europe/ South America grand tour. We booked the accommodation over the internet, and when we arrived in Prague a couple of months later, were extremely surprised to find that the lady at reception spoke English very well, and was extremely hospitable. The room was impeccably clean, and the breakfasts were nothing short of divine. We were not too sure what we were getting into booking over the internet, but I can assure any future traveller that Cloister Inn is great, and location is fantastic if you want to go sightseeing, as the Charles Bridge is literally just a stroll down the street. We definitely will return one day, when our two young children are old enough to travel that far. Prague is just the most beautiful city I have ever seen.!!!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Cloister Inn

Great Hotel

from legend76
Stayed at the Cloister Inn for four nights from 27/11/04.

Having read the earlier reviews on this website, I can't say I was disappointed with my stay.

The Hotel is situated in a quiet street called Konviksta which is in an area of cobbled streets not unlike York in England. The rooms are spacious, clean and well maintained. The staff are friendly, the breakfast is great and overall I would highly recommend staying at this hotel. I will definitely be back at the Cloister Inn.

As previously mentioned, when you arrive in the Arrivals Hall at Prague Airport, stay clear of ordering a taxi from the desk directly opposite the door you come through. A friend had advised using Cedaz which I think is along to the right. However, in my eagerness to get to my hotel I ordered from the Airport Taxi Desk. I was told the price was 650CZ and was given a voucher for 20% off. The driver who was rude and spoke no English was not too pleased that I had the a discount voucher. He drove like a maniac and I ended up paying 650CZ as the lack of communication made the terms of the discount unclear. Do not hesitate to order a taxi back to the airport through the hotel. The driver, who I assume works for the hotel- Peter was very nice and a really genuine person.

Good value, central location

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed for two nights in this good value and centrally located hotel - about four minutes walk from the Old Square.

The staff were friendly, the rooms clean, big and the breakfast edible.

We stayed on the ground floor (rm 107) and going by the size of the ceilings and room I think we were staying in the original holding cells, used by the secret police - but I could be wrong. The staff room located behind our room did cause some noise (scraping chairs and washing up sounds late at night) but it wasn't enough to make us change room. Eventhough it was ground floor you couldn't hear any cars (not that there were many) as the double glazing is very good.

Being centrally located was excellent, particularly after a tiring day sightseeing. Would recommend a pit stop at Pappas bar - the cocktails are big and cheap and the food v good.

Would go back again and would certainly recommend to any friends visiting Prague.

First Rate

from A TripAdvisor Member
Booked this hotel after reading reviews from many sites and I am pleased to report back with a positive review.

The hotels location is superb. Prague is divided by a river and the hotel is situated near the famous Charles Bridge giving you ready access to the many sites on both sides of the river. An added bonus is that the hotel is in a quite area but with good restraunts and bars located all around. There is a reasonable italian eatery opposite the hotel and a few bars in the same street and many more within a few minutes walk. This means if you arrive late in the evening or have a few hours to pass after check out, or simply want that last drink before retiring then you are well catered for.

Our room comprised a bedroom and sitting area with couch, sat tv and desk etc. The rooms and bathroom was spotless(my wife assures me you could not get better). We were located on the fourth floor near the breakfast room. Views are not great - but who goes to Prague to stare out of the hotel windows!

Breakfast is a buffet affair with the usual cold meets, breads, cheeses, sausages, egg, beans etc. Again the breakfast room is pleasant with a nice atmosphere and good standard of food.

On a practical note here are some tips. On entering the arrivals hall look to your right for the Cedaz minibus desk. This is the best and cheapest option for transfer to your hotel, The cost is 480Kc for up to four people. So if you want you can hang around and team up with another couple to half the cost. We paid 480 Kc for the two of us which is still a lot cheaper than a taxi. The driver gave us a card with a contact number for the return journey. The mini bus arrived five minutes early and the cost was less than the hotel taxi. Allow thirty minutes for the journey.

Get a good guide book with a map. The local maps available free are not very clear. As Prague iu a maze of streets a good map and a little forward planning is essential.

As for getting around we found no need to local taxis, buses or Metro. Prague is not so big and by walking you make the most of the sites and have the excuse for frequent stops and hot mulled wine. We visited in Mid November 2004 and whilst it was cold it was perfect weather for walking. On our first night we walked to the town sqaure which was beautifull, and the restraunts all had tables outside with those gas heater things next to each table. We sat out until midnight and enjoved a few dark beers and a plate of local sauasage a fries- lovely.

Thing to do. Do visit the St Vitas cathedaral, just 100 Kc a bargain. Also the castle area across the river. Also the National Theate is five minutes from the hotel. We booked tickets for Swan Lake only had the most expensive tickets 800Kc (about £16)! Both the show and theatre were superb.

Across the liver you can see an observation tower. You can walk to this and climb to the top and have great views of the city, don't forget your camera.

Finally the hotel does not provide kettle in the rooms so if you need that early morning beverage you will need to take a travel kettle.

The only dissapointing site was the jewish cemetery although the visit was interesting the cost of entry was three times the cost of other sites and I just felt this was too much.

If you are considering a city break then I urge you to try Prague and the Cloister Inn Hotel. Enjoy

Great hotel and ideal location

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here with my husband for 3 nights in October 2004 and really enjoyed it. It was very close to the metro so easy to get to by public transport from the airport. Reception staff very friendly and efficient - recommended a lovely restaurant and offered to change all of our coins into notes when we checked out!! As said in previous reviews the rooms are big and spotless. Location in the heart of the old town - only a short walk from both bridge and old town square. Would definately stay here again.

We would recommend this hotel

from Laraine
Just returned from a 3 night break at this hotel with friends. The hotel is centrally placed, ideal for visiting all the sights. The room are very nice and spotlessly clean. Ours had a large shower room with a window- nice and bright! The staff are very helpful and especially good at providing directions. The breakfast buffet which is included in the price makes an excellent start to the day. All in all a value for money hotel which we would not hestitate to return to!!

Perfect for Us

from Georgiegirl_1961
My friend and I have just come back from a really lovely long weekend in Prague. This hotel was really everything we wanted for our stay away - wonderful location right in the old town, nice and clean and an excellent price.
The room was a good size (twin beds) with a very reasonably sized ensuite - we definitely felt it was a very good room. The beds were lovely and comfortable, even a couple of nice chairs to sit up in if we chose. The room had it's own small safe which made security very easy and there was another safe available in the reception for any very valuable items or large amounts of cash. Although there wasn’t a mini-bar or tea/coffee making facilities in the room this wasn't any real concern. We overlooked (nice large windows) the central courtyard so it was nice and quiet but the hotel isn't on a busy street anyway and it was always very peaceful when we went out and came back after our days exploring.
The reception staff were always very friendly and helpful - our lack of Czech was never a problem - and their arranging of the taxi back to the airport was really useful (and at a good rate too). The free coffee and tea in the lounge by the reception was very appreciated and use of the free Internet on a side table was popular. Breakfast was well organised with a buffet service and good selection of cereals, yoghurt, hot dishes and breads etc. Again it was very clean and a nice way to start the day.
If you haven't been to Prague I can only suggest you must go someday - it's such a beautiful city. It's a lovely place to just wander around and although it can seem very confusing with all the little streets and ways you really can’t get totally lost. I’d say make sure you take good walking shoes – most of the streets are cobbled and the pavements are small blockwork – very pretty - so high heels just won’t work. If you go up to the castle I’d recommend taking tram 22 up there and walking down back into the town and over the Charles Bridge.
Lastly, I must recommend a restaurant we went to – the food was so good we went back there again for our last meal in Prague. It’s called ‘U Trech Modrych Kouli’ on ‘Havelska’ Street. (The sign has blue balls in place of some of the letters and you go downstairs to the restaurant.) The menu has quite a variety of delicious dishes and the prices are very reasonable.
Hope you have a lovely holiday and take Prague to your hearts as we did!

great location and service

from jbtraveller2000
the hotel is within walking distance of all the major
tourist sights. it is also very clean and the people
were all very nice.

Excellent week at the Cloister Hotel , Prague

from Greensleeves
My husband and I , both in our 60s, thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Cloister Hotel.Bedroom and bathroom immaculate and very comfortable. Loved the big bed with twin mattresses and duvets !
Would definitely stay there again. Wine and cheese buffs, do not miss local wine bar "Monarch " at nearby Na perstyne 15 for a great selection of wines and cheeses and local Czech wine very good value.

I stay here every year.

from Kathleen1819
I love the Cloister Inn! I have stayed at this hotel 3 times in the past and will be there again this Christmas (December 2004). As a single traveler, I feel very safe in this hotel. The front desk staff is excellent. In addition, I like the fact that there is free coffee and tea in the lobby. I usually get a single room on the 5th floor that has steps, angles and feels like quaint, attic room. The bathroom is always one of the cleanest I have seen. Tesco Department is just a short walk away - I always wait until I get to Prague to get my toiletries so I don't have to carry them in my luggage. I highly recommend this hotel because of the above reasons and also because it is so close to the Charles Bridge.

Great hotel if you like it quiet, clean and central.

from brightangel
Our room wasn't air conditioned, but it was very large, spotless and the bathroom was pristine. We found the staff very helpful. Breakfast was excellent. It's a very quiet hotel with quiet time from 10pm every evening! We loved it and would return. Excellent value.

Top Local Tips for Prague

cafe Visit the cafe imperial - turn of the (last) century decor, and a free doughnut with your coffee! Cross the square at the end of Celetna, and follow the road the trams run down in the same direction for about 3 minutes.

Check your bill!! Many items that we presumed would be included in the price of food and drink were charged as extras - we ordered ribs, they were served with barbecue sauce that came in a pot, that was charged as an extra, we had bread, we were charged for butter when we asked for it. So, if you have pretzels on your table when you go into a bar, you are very likely to be charged for them if you eat them!! Beware!!

State Opera Try making a trip to the State Opera. The prices are reasonable and it is a 10-15 minute walk from the Cloister Inn.

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  • Address: Konviktská 14 - Prague - 110 00 1 - Czech Republic
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