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“Very good but pricey”
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Grand Hotel Zvon
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Ceske Budejovice
Hrusice, Czech
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very good but pricey”
Reviewed May 23, 2014

Very traditional hotel on the Budweis main square, with a lot of modern features: Your car will be delivered by the lift to the roof parking ... but the only way to go to the front desk in the basement or to your room is by the same lift. Room by room is other - the best ones are with the Premysl Otakar Square view. The service and tidiness is above average, the rooms are very stylish and comfortable. What I find strange there is the Pisner Urquell beer on tap in the city of Budweis, giving the name to the world famous Budweiser. Nothing against enlarging the offer, but I think in Budweis the Original Budweiser should be a must! Even beside the Pilsner, Samson, Svijany or international brands.
You will really enjoy your stay if you don´t care about every euro. For the parking you will pay CZK 350 per day, about 2000 plus for one night in the double room. But you will enjoy it.

Room Tip: The square view
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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103 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Well situated right at the city square, be sure to get a room overlooking it. We stayed in a junior suite, room 502, with great views, especially at night. Private parking and free minibar is included in the rate for the suites. Good value for money, although the minibar isn´t exactly well stocked. Very clean and wellkept room with a spotless bathroom. Breakfast is not up to the standard of the room, quite basic if that.
If you come by car be sure to use the hotel parking as parking on the square and missing parking time can be costly. The parking police is steadily cruising around the square and your car will be clamped.

Room Tip: Get a room high up and overlooking the square, it´s well worth it.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Prague
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Hotel has a very good location. Comfortable room had a main square view. No problem with a noise. In front of the main entrance is the biggest fountain in Czech republic - Samson fountain. Hope to come back soon.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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psal, General Manager at Grand Hotel Zvon, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review of our property, highlighting its unique location on the charming historic square of Ceske Budejovice with its baroque Samson fountain.
We hope to have a opportunity to welcome you again at our hotel. Thank you & Kind regards, Petr (GM)
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Ancona, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,720 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2014

In a three-week train journey from the UK to Italy, through the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria, this was the best hotel I stayed in. Friendly and efficient reception staff and porters, an exceptionally comfortable bed in a very pleasant, characterful room, a decent shower, an outstanding breakfast (local cheese, local sausage, etc) and standing in a perfect position on the main square. Couldn't have been better.

The restaurant's pretty good too. I've reviewed that separately.

To get there from the station, it's easiest to get a taxi. If there isn't one waiting outside the station, either ring the hotel or go to the travel centre (Centrum Informatice) behind the ticket windows in the station and they'll call you one.

Room Tip: I had room 704, under sloping windows under the roof, so I could lie down looking at clouds racing a...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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psal, General Manager at Grand Hotel Zvon, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your great review! We are very happy you liked our hotel and hope to see you soon in the future. I was happy to pass your warm words to our staff. Thank you & Kind regards, Petr (GM)
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Braselton, Georgia
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517 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We picked this hotel off of the internet and were not disappointed. The location is great facing the main square and easy walking distance to restaurants and any local town sites. the rooms were very clean and comfortable and semi updated.and had good internet. this town is beautiful at night for photo opportunities. The breakfast had a very good variety and quality and there restaurant was as good as any in town-a good value. All rooms in the hotel are equally quiet and there is very good security in access to the elevators. there is secure car parking that is reached by giving your car to the attendant it is put in an elevator and parked in a garage behind the hotel. be patent with the desk staff as their English is limited.

Room Tip: All rooms are about equal however when choosing dinner reserve a seat in the non smoking room if you...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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psal, General Manager at Grand Hotel Zvon, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review of our property, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for pointing out our secure garage parking and general cleanliness and good feel of our hotel to other travellers. As for the limited English of some of our staff, let me work on this. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Petr (GM)
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We just spent the WE at Zvon Grand. I couldn't imagine staying in another place while in Ceske Budejovice. We booked the junior suite, and it had the most magnificent view on the Premysla square. Fast free wifi, free mini-bar and free parking was included!! Only downside is the breakfast which I found very cheap in comparison to what the hotel offers.
Will definitely return only there if I am around again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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psal, General Manager at Grand Hotel Zvon, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy you liked our hotel, its central location, city view from the Junior suite windows and the free wi-fi and free minibar features. We are looking forward to your next visit,
Kind regards, Petr (GM)
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2013

I was quite surprised with the quality of this hotel. The only negative I could find is rather ugly reception which in my personal opinion do not really fit to this historic building. The room as well as bathroom was beatiful and spacious (however, there could be more toiletries available, I miss some body milk). The breakfast was very good. You can park there (for fee). In the room is wifi available for free. There is also very good restaurant.
Good hotel for both holiday and business trip.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Grand Hotel Zvon
Address: Nam. Premysla Otakara II. 90/28, Ceske Budejovice 370 01, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > South Bohemian Region > Ceske Budejovice
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Ceske Budejovice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Grand Hotel Zvon 4.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious historical 4*Superior hotel right in the centre of Ceske Budějovice; in the historical square; Ideal starting point for exploring South Bohemia. All rooms offer Internet free of charge, safety box, mini-bar, PAY-TV, telephone; All Executive rooms and public areas are air-conditioned; Gourmet restaurant; Traditional pub – Pilsner beer; 2 air-conditioned conference venues (150 people); Business centre. Internet free of charge in all public areas. Non-stop supervised garage. Electronic security system, 24 hours security. ... more   less 
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