Whilst visiting Prague for a long weekend we came across "The Black Star" restaurant and thought it represented a typical Czech restaurant. Althought it was not on our list of recommended restaurants we decided to go there for dinner that evening. It was a bad choice and represented everything bad about Prague that you read. The bill for for of us was £160.00 (2 soups/2 mussles/2 goulash/2 pasta/1 bottle of cheap wine). Without knowing they charge cover charge, tax and a surcharge on debit card payments. The food was terrible and no vegetables served despite the menu indicating otherwise. When compared to the meal we had at Augustine Hotel (5* hotel) where we paid less for a superb 3 course meal with drinks before and after. Stay away from this hotel for your own good. When we complained we were told "tough, we have a new chef and that is the way he cooks". Ultimate rip off and a bad end to a fantastic short break. We have learned our lesson and will in future stick with the local recommendations or at least the ones on trip advisor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel & Residence At The Black Star is a romantic 3* star hotel situated in the historical centre of Prague, only 250 metres from the Charles Bridge and just a few minutes walk from the Old Town Square. It is an ideal location right in the heart of the Old Town. The building of the Black star is proclaimed within the Prague cultural preservation which was listed on the UNESCO world heritage list in 1993. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel u Cerne Hvezdy