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“Historic experience not the best on rainy days” 3 of 5 stars
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Domus Henrici Boutique Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Loretanska 11 | Hradcany, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic (Praha 1)   |  
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“Historic experience not the best on rainy days”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

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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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DomusDD, Manager at Domus Henrici Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
We admire the effort invested in writing a very extensive review and thank you for the nice words. We are sorry you did not like the stairs (surface carefully chosen not to be slippery, stairs communicated) and terraces. We are very happy most of our kind guests like it and we appreciate their trust which brought us a Travellers´ Choice Winner 2013 Small Hotels award. The prize also was granted in the cathegory Service - so please ask us for your freshly made breakfast eggs, Our guests can enjoy breakfast for quite a long period of time, so we prefere to prepare hot dishes fresh. We also do our best to upgrade the room when it is possible. We were fully booked during the high season, we only have 8 rooms. To prevent disappointment of no upgrade (which is subject of availability, i.e.chance, as announced) I would recommend to consider the option of booking a more expensive room then the lowest available rate. The European historic sites, especially the ones preserved by UNESCO, keep their appeal, because they are really historic. It is not possible to add for instance roofs and lifts on some places. However, we understand certain limits and have hot water, sattelite TV, wifi and beds of a proper lengths. I´ve been born in the city of Kafka, however getting one our lowest ratings ever for the absence of breakfast eggs which were not ordered, remain a surprise for me. But I´ll do my best to find the lesson in it.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting Prague for the weekend and right from outset the staff at Domus Henrici couldn't have been more helpful with travel advice and local information. We were delighted when shown to our room - it was huge and charmingly furnished with all we could need and had great views of the city.
It's quiet central location was perfect for sightseeing and the local recommended restaurants (especially the Vietnamese) were a treat.
We didn't really want to leave and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DomusDD, receptionist at Domus Henrici Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you so much for spending your time on writing such a nice review. Sincerely, Kamila Mandziukova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had a lovely stay of 5 days at this hotel. The staff was very enthusiastic and helpful, the room was big, clean and complete, breakfast was good. Absolutely wonderful stay, would certainly go back and will recommend others to stay here too.

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to get an upgrade to room number 5, which is a lovely room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DomusDD, receptionist at Domus Henrici Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Thanks a lot! Hopefully see you next time. Sincerely Yours Kamila Mandziukova
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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My partner and I stayed in room 8 for four nights of absolute bliss. Everything was so easy and pleasant; from being picked up from and taken to the airport by the welcoming driver Milan, to the smiling faces and warm reception from the hotel staff (two were called Michelle and Kamila I think). The room was more like a small apartment, and was clean,warm, and spacious. It has lovely curved ceilings which you will see throughout the architecture in the city. We had a stunning view of Petrin from the terrace, which looks beautiful in the snow.
Domus Henrici is a really pretty and well-located place to stay, with very warm staff who are very patient and helpful if you want to try and practice some Czech phrases! Wish we had booked a longer stay.

Room Tip: Room 8 has a terrace with a great view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DomusDD, receptionist at Domus Henrici Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Thank you for such a quick review :) It is always pleasure to meet people like you. Kamila Mandziukova
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Extremely good position (in the real centre of Prague) and sight. Entremely friendly and helpful personnel. Beautiful rooms and very high quality w.r.t price. Breakfast could be a little bit more rich.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DomusDD, receptionist at Domus Henrici Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Enrico, that is very kind of you, thank you! Best regards to Italy! Kamila Mandziukova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Excellent boutique hotel. Loved the location. Beautiful and well appointed rooms, the bathroom was huge! Our family had 3 well rested nights there and wished we could stay longer. Kamila is informative & friendly, and so is every staff there. Highly recommended! !

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DomusDD, receptionist at Domus Henrici Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thanks a lot for these flattering words, Prague is really beautiful city! See you next time, Kamila Mandziukova
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Dallas, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Domus Henrici for 5 nights over the Christmas holiday, and couldn't have had a more welcoming and lovely experience. We arrived by train from Munich, and Milan was waiting for us at the platform for the drive to hotel. Upon arrival, Kamilla was standing at the door to greet us. We have never been greeted so warmly at any hotel. Kamilla gave us a tour of the hotel as well as explaining some important facts about public transportation and currency exchange. The room was spotless, the bed was very comfortable, there was always plenty of hot water, and the breakfast buffet was quite satisfying. The room was quiet and comfortable, and having free wi-fi was an appreciated convenience.
The location of the hotel is just up the hill from the Castle, which is more quiet and less crowded than by the main squares. It is quite enjoyable to begin your day walking downhill - you will appreciate that after the first morning. The tram stop is right above the hotel, so you are able to once again to walk downhill only a few blocks to the hotel at the end of your day.
Thank you to the Domus Henrici for making our Christmas holiday in Prague so enjoyable!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DomusDD, receptionist at Domus Henrici Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you very much for writting such a great review which made our end of last year so nice! We wish you all the best for 2013 and hoping to see you again :) Regards, Kamila Mandziukova
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Address: Loretanska 11 | Hradcany, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 1
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Prague
#17 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#58 Family Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Domus Henrici Boutique Hotel 3.5*
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