We like to stay at Family like places when travelling to small towns. Usually my review would be much shorter, but this place deserves to describe our experience in detail. There are plenty of small Guest houses available in center of Cesky Krumlov. We picked the best ranked and in order to avoid any confusion we booked directly with them the Apartment No. 2. Athanor is located in nicely renovated romantic old town villa. We`ve got exactly what we booked – 60 sqm with fully equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom with two big windows, tough with shower stall only, but with a private sauna and… good in size bedroom with Flat screen TV. The difference between the apartment and the standard room was only 20 eur…and it was worth it. Everything was the same as it looked on the pictures from the place web site. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the Reception Lady using our names, who came out of the building to say hello and explain where to park our car, by the way the parking was free. She accompanied us straight to the room as we came with our 9 month old baby girl to make us feel comfortable, and only after all the registration process was done. There are 3 individually controlled heating units, so you can set the temperature in every room separately. We found here small amenities you would not expect from a 5 room Guest house: shoehorn, umbrella, first aid kit, slippers, tea candles… Generally the property is extremely clean. It seems from all the rooms you get the view. Room was decorated by the Schiele`s replicas. The baby cot was ready and the lady even asked if we would be of need for a baby tub - what a nice touch. The minibar/fridge is roomy and don`t afraid to enjoy it - costs peanut. We were happy to get fast working free internet too. We like to stay at quality hotels so there are few points which could be improved like one mattress on the bed instead of two separate put together, the provided sauna oils – one bottle was empty, 2nd half empty…and of course the soundproofing is an issue with such type of accommodation…BUT you get great value for money and it wouldn`t be fair to look for imperfection…
Regarding the breakfast: I read some disappointing reviews about it but considering 5 rooms only and the price 4 eur pP you get more than a fair deal: small but sufficient cold buffet with choice of warm meal, choice of fresh bread and rolls, free choice of coffee or tea plus nice service from the Breakfast Lady. I highly recommended this place because of soul and staff. We found the place very quiet but in summer month, when there are many music Events and town is full of young camp people…it might be bit loud.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our romantic family pension is situated in the picturesque little square only 300 metres from the historical square of Český Krumlov.The historically valuable house was transformed into an accommodation facility with extra spacious and comfortable rooms. The family pension offers 2 luxury apartments and 3 rooms with total capacity of 10 beds and possibility of 2 stationary and 2 mobile additional beds. The house is fashionably furnished which makes provoking contrast with its ancient history. Apartments are equipped with modern kitchen including all accessories. LCD television sets, satellite TV, internet connection, minibar, and air conditioning in the attic rooms are matter-of-course. The apartment No. 1 and the room No. 4 are equipped with whirlpool baths. Sauna, free of charge available for guests in the apartment, is a part of the apartment No. 2 bathroom. Most of our windows offer unforgettable views of ancient town Český Krumlov, the chateau and St. Vitus church, which attract to endless walks along crooked streets and secret corners of this precious town.Breakfast is served in the eldest parts of the house, in medieval and renaissance cellar. The cellar also contains the private wine room held by the owners of the house, where guests can taste some samples according to up-to-date wine list. The house also has ornamental garden suitable for the rest after daylong cultural or sportive activities. Hundred years old apple tree will surely offer enough genial shade for all to relax in the tropical summer days. The guests, who are interested in gastronomy, can use their culinary skills in barbecue using the grill, which is available in the pension. Our guests can drive up directly to the house and park there free of charge. Bicycles can be saved in the hall or in the garden according to the personal convention. So welcome to our pension and fully enjoy unforgettable genius loci of Český Krumlov. Let the nostalgia of the good old days attract you. And if haply the nostalgia turns to sorrow, don´t forget to taste good Moravian wine, which exorcizes the sorrow and brings good temper. The towns with the bouquet of the south simply have the power and emotions belong to them. ... more less
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