I chose this hotel mainly because of its location - very near Prague Castle, that dominates the steep hill overlooking central Prague. The hotel exceeded my expectations.
Two baroque buildings on opposite sides of the main street leading to the castle comprise the hotel. The breakfast room is in the building we stayed in. We stayed four nights, in mid-October.
The room we were given on the second floor was very large. It had three sets of double windows, overlooking the street. The room had a wonderfully restored beamed ceiling painted in the baroque era with garlands of leaves. There was a king-size four-poster bed. A matching set of two carved and gilded armchairs, a couch and four straight chairs furnished the room, which also had a counter equipped as a small kitchen. The brightly tiled marble bathroom included a full-size bath, telephone shower - but no place to attach it to the wall for a shower -
a small and awkward sink to use, and a bidet. There was plenty of hot water. Towels were changed daily, but curiously, the bed was not made daily.
Despite the minor irritations of the phone shower and the sink, we were more than satisfied with the room.
The location of the hotel makes for a short walk uphill to Prague Castle, which one could visit several times to see the many buildings and lanes of the castle grounds, as well as the imposing gothic St Vitus cathedral. Staying nearby, it was also convenient to visit at night, when the main buildings are dramatically illuminated.
Also nearby is the imposing compound of the Strahov monastery, with its dramatic onion domes and its two wonderfully restored libraries. In good weather, there is a terrace restaurant with unparalleled views of Prague spread out below, and the castle spires nearby.
The breakfast buffet at The Green Lobster was very carefully maintained by a friendly staff. The buffet included two types of excellent yoghurt, along with many hot and cold offerings - and surprisingly good quality coffee.
The front desk staff of the hotel were consistently friendly and helpful, making hotel guests feel more like welcome house guests.
I not only thought that the room, the breakfast service, the hotel ambience and the staff were terrific, I also thought the room charge was very modest for the quality of what is offered.
Since the hotel is a historic building, and has been restored in keeping with its history, there is no elevator. People who have limitations walking up flights of stairs need to take this into consideration.
I would be very happy to stay at The Green Lobster again - and highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Green Lobster is a luxury four-star hotel created through the extensive renovation of the historical building in Nerudova Street, belonging to the 14th century and few steps from Prague Castle.Its unique architecture and complete renewal of the interior give to the hotel a very elegant atmosphere. It has 14 rooms - 9 Standard and 5 Deluxe - uniquely furnished and completly in harmony with the architeture of the building. ... more less
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