I thoroughly enjoyed a week-long stay at The House at The Big Boot during mid-September. This unique inn is more akin to an upscale B&B than a hotel and is located in the wonderful Mala Strana section of Prague - with close access to every site while comfortably tucked-away from the heavier-traveled tourist areas, within the quiet embassy neighborhood. Every member of the hotel staff - from management to receptionist - were exceptionally professional and helpful, making sure that my stay was a first-rate experience. Of particular note, the hotel personnel went out of their way to assist when my luggage was (temporarily) "lost" for 3 days at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. I was provided essential toiletries and the staff communicated daily with the airport travel office to finally locate my bag and have it delivered to my room. I honestly believe that I would not have received my luggage had it not been for their persistent work in tracking it down. I had medicine in the baggage and was quite concerned that I would be without it after a few days. As such, the management was willing to take me to a Czech doctor to address my prescription needs, if necessary. In my opinion, this service was above-and-beyond and gets very high marks in my book! The rooms at House at The Big Boot are large, quiet, and well-appointed, and the beds are exceptionally comfortable. The complimentary breakfast served every morning, is substantial - to include home-cooked eggs and omlettes to-order. They do not have an on-site restaurant for other meals, but there are many nice places to eat, nearby - and the hotel staff will happily provide recommendations for all price ranges. As this is an old, historic building, there is no central air conditioning, which may make it a bit uncomfortable for visitors during the hottest days of the summer, although portable fans are provided in each room. The rooms are equipped with efficient heat during the colder months. The hotel offers airport pick-up/drop-off and I highly recommend this service. I will most definitely stay at The House at The Big Boot during future visits to Prague!
- Also Known As:
- House At The Big Boot (Dum u Velke Boty) Hotel Prague