We stayed in the Dientzenhofer as it was recommended by friends and
in spite of some reviews in Trip Advisor which were disparaging. We arrived at Prague Airport very late after delays in London but Karl the taxi driver
used by the pension, was still waiting for us despite the hour. Good driver and a lovely man by the way.
We were greeted warmly by the "young" staff member and shown to our room. He did have to put in a new light bulb in the foyer of the room but did so quickly and without fuss despite the lateness of the hour. The 3 young
staff who work at Dientzenhofer were given a little bit of a rocket in
one review in Trip Advisor but in our book were very helpful and friendly and very able to organise theatre tickets or tours or anything we wanted. The room was clean and spacious and very European down to the short sheets and doonas. We loved the authentic feel to the place which had attracted some criticism in reviews.
It is a bit dark as mentioned in another review but it was only built
several hundred years ago so if you are looking for a Marriot or Hyatt you
are in the wrong place. We didn't find it overly smokey but if you were
sharing the pension with some heavy smokers it wouldn't surprise us if
there was some smoke drifting about. Europe certainly does not have the
same smoking restrictions as America or Australia. The location is superb -
only a short walk from the Charles Bridge and the old town. Prague is
simply the most beautiful place. Get your walking shoes on and go for it.
Breakfast by European standards was quite good. There is certainly enough
to keep you going for the day. The coffee could have been hotter but if
you find hot coffee anywhere in Europe let us know. Finally the value for
money for this pension is excellent. We were pleasantly surprised by the
cost particularly after we added a couple of tours and drinks from the bar
onto our bill.
The Pension is one of our favourite places on our two month tour of
Europe. It sort of makes a statement " Welcome to Europe and especially
Prague". This is a superb city and the Dientzenhofer, its staff and its
owner make you feel part of the place very quickly. When I was searching
for an Internet Cafe the Pension owner kindly allowed me to use the office
PC to link up with my E Mail. Don't hesitate, it is not 4 star but it is a
very pleasant experience and the location just cannot be faulted.
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- Also Known As:
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