We stayed at Domus Henrici in September during a 3 week train trip to Germany and the Czech Republic. It was raining when we arrived at the main train station in Prague and it was wonderful to have Milan there waiting to take us through the busy traffic in Prague up the hill to Domus Henrici. We were welcomed warmly by the receptionist but then were surprised to learn we had to open our umbrellas once again. Our room on the lower terrace was outside (in the rain) and down two sets of steep, tiled stairs! I was looking forward to staying in a historic hotel - quirks and all - but there is nothing on their Web site to indicate there is no interior hallway to the rooms. It would not be a problem if you are in one of the rooms on the upper level as the path to these is covered. We asked but they were unable to move us to a higher room even though we were there for 5 nights. The rest of our time in Prague was lovely and sunny and the view from the 2 terraces was beautiful, but still a bit of a climb down to get to our room each time.
Our room itself was a double - a bit on the small side, but beds were comfortable , had everything we needed, was quiet, and we didn't spend much time there. When we booked the double, we were taking a chance that they might be able to upgrade us to a deluxe double but this didn't work out. (Won't take a chance like that again.) Breakfasts were very basic - cereal, breads, etc. A sign said they would cook an egg for us if we requested it, but we never wanted to bother the receptionist for this. (We may have been spoiled by our previous stay at the Hotel Herrnschloesschen in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. OK - more expensive, but we could have relaxed there for many days and never left our room or the hotel grounds.)
Location was interesting - just above Prague Castle and below the Strahov Monastery. Very easy to get to Prague Castle grounds and Sunday mass at the cathedral. (Tip - if you go to the late morning mass, there are no tourists allowed inside the cathedral itself. Once the mass is over, you'll have about 15 minutes to wander in the peace and quiet. Lovely!) We would take the long hike on the cobble stone streets through the shops down to the Charles Bridge but coming back up always relied on the #22 tram. This dropped us off a short easy walk from the hotel. A trade off not to be closer to the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, but we left our windows slightly open at night and loved the sound of the bells from the Loreta Chapel in the morning.
Would recommend the Domus Henrici but only if you can be assured of a Deluxe or larger room on an upper level. It looks like many of the excellent reviews are for the larger rooms with more of a view. Unfortunately, not our experience.
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