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“cosy place outside the old town”
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Penzion Onyx
Ranked #58 of 138 Cesky Krumlov B&B and Inns
Hong Kong, China
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133 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“cosy place outside the old town”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

chose this place because of what it looked like from the outside and were not disappointed. big enough place not having to rub shoulders with other guests too often. quiet and peaceful. breakfast was good and filling. walk to the old town approx 15 mins, not a problem, immediate vicinity not so interesting. not exactly super good value for money. overall; nicely decorated, beautiful garden. free wifi was fast. in response to previous posters thoughts on the hosts; i couldn't help being reminded of Basil Fawlty, but in an absolutely nice way!! :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2012

The owners work very hard to make sure you have everything you need for a pleasant stay. We had a large, quiet room separate from the main building (#7?). When we first arrived, English speaking Peter helped us prioritize our list of sights to see and gave us several restaurant recommendations. The pension is located in a very quiet, peaceful area, yet is just a safe, short walk (10 minutes) from the picturesque Old Town. It was convenient to have the on site, cosy bar and Peter was kind enough to stay open past his 10pm closing time the first night as we enjoying the chitchat (more fun than the mini-bar in the room). The free Wi-Fi worked well and the breakfast was a decent mix of meat, cheese, yogurt, cereal, boiled eggs, and breads. Peter and his wife saw us in town one morning and were kind enough to stop to see if we needed anything.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

This was a unpleasant visit for us and overall an uncomfortable stay. Overall the facilities are ok, abit out of town but with with large family apartments however the host (Peter), appears uncomfortable with people in his home and his passive aggressive mannerisms made us feel unwelcome and continously watched. In a memorable situation I was told off for eating the last egg, with Peter leaning over the table to tell me how he was saving it for the other 2 guests (1 egg). I prefer staying at pensions for the small friendly, homely, and welcoming environment and this place fails this part big time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We are a family with two grown up children, we stay there for 2 nights. The room for 4 is big and comfortable, actually, there are two extra single beds under the roof up a staircase which we dont need, but there are still space for us to sit around the table and enjoy our family activities. The house has a English decor and a lovely garden. It is within 10 minutes of waking distance from the touristic old town, so it is quiet,homey and nice to be away from all other touristic activities. The breakfast was tasty and ample, the coffee is especially good. We enjoy our stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

As a retired couple we have just stayed 2 nights at the Pension Onyx and what a delightful experience it was.

We specifically selected the accommodation as it offered secure parking something not often available in Cesky Krumlov. The walk to town takes about 10 minutes along the river and in fact proved to be a bonus as we burnt off a few calories from the lovely restaurants in the old town. The Pension is located in a quiet safe area and has a nice garden setting.

The owners Peter (English) and Daniela (Czech) proved to be the perfect hosts and went out of there way not only to help us plan our stay, but also to make us feel very welcome in their home.. Coming from New Zealand it was so nice to have bilingual hosts to assist our every need.

The rooms have all the usual facilities, very clean and a bonus is the tea and coffee making facilities. Plenty of opening windows in our room with lovely fresh air for a restful nights sleep.

Breakfast is plentiful with lots of variety and the breakfast room and bar lounge are a delight.

We couldn't have selected a better place for our very special stay in Cesky Krumlov

25BrianMcC

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Victoria
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66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2012

While Penzion Onyx is very nice from the outside, as are the lobby and breakfast room, we found the bedrooms to be rather plain and uninspired... By North American standards their rates are a good value, but are very expensive for what they offer in the Czech Republic. The breakfast was tasty and the grounds are lovely, they are located a 10-15 minute walk from the charming old town. We loved the town, it is gorgeous, but if we ever go back I would look for somewhere else to stay.. Oh! And one more thing, my husband was invited by the owner to come and have a nightcap and a conversation, which he did, we were very surprised when in the morning we were charged for the aforementioned drink on our hotel bill!! To make matters worse we were charged approximately 5.00 canadian for the drink where in every other Czech bar/hotel/restaurant we were charged maybe a third of that! Cheesy or what?!! So if you go there and are invited down for a friendly cocktail, beware!!! :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Teplice, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2012

We (young couple) spend here the weekend. We were abolutely happy with the rooms, private parking, quiet place appart of the buzzing city centre full of tourist. The owners are English/Czech couple so that they are billingual. The rooms are small but cozzy so the breakfast room/service is.

We were eating outside becasue Onyx do not have regular restaurant.

Tip: enjoy the evening on the terrace accesible from the first floor of the pension! Good place to eat in the town is "Krcma v Satlavske" and Papa´s Living restaurant beside the river.

Room Tip: I would orefer the rooms facing the pension garden
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Penzion Onyx
Address: Na Svahu 172, Cesky Krumlov 381 01, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > South Bohemian Region > Cesky Krumlov
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #58 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in Cesky Krumlov
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Penzion Onyx 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Penzion Onyx is a family run, traditional, English Country Inn style, bed and breakfast. Penzion Onyx is situated on the edge of Český Krumlov old town just 10 minutes walk from the historical centre. It offers a peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle of this beautiful medieval town.The owners of the pension, Peter and Daniela are English and Czech, so they can provide a unique blend of Czech and English hospitality, with a high standard of room coupled with an extensive breakfast buffet. ... more   less 
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