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“Most enjoyable hotel in our tour”
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Hotel Royal Ricc
Ranked #13 of 57 Hotels in Brno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Objectively the Royal Ricc wasn't the "best" hotel we stayed in, but it was our most enjoyable stay.
A small boutique hotel can't offer all the facilities of a big modern hotel. But the Royal Ricc does offer a personal touch, and a building decorated and furnished in an antique Bohemian style. It's the sort of place you either love or hate. We loved it.

But more than this:-

You are right in the centre of the old town pedestrian area with bars and restaurants a few steps from the door.

The welcome on arrival is warm and genuine.

The aircon coped with the heatwave much better than the big modern hotels we stayed in.

The old thick walls kept out the noise of party town Brno at night.

The buffet breakfast was a delight, the choice, the freshness and the wonderful breakfast room.

We were sorry to leave.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Not a bad location but the room itself was very disappointing - the claims of a 'super comfy mattress' was a lie as ours was so old it creaked every time you moved and had zero comfort! The pillows could even be folded in half and stayed in that position when you let go! We ended up asking for spare pillows so that we could use them to lay on the bed in an effort to give it some cushion! Hotel states pictures are by 'Old masters' but we had a very dodgy clown picture which looked neither old nor masterful, lol. We also had a kettle with 2 teabags and no cups or milk. Free toiletries were quite horrible and we were glad we had our own. In all fairness the staff were apologetic and helpful (provided milk and pillows on request) but this place is very old and tired and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Breakfast was nothing to shout about.
The lift is so slow I suspect it works on a pulley system attached to a tired old donkey in the basement!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul H
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Ths boutique hotel was perfect for what we needed (2 nghts).Located in a pedestrian zone, very chic and close to everything. Had trouble at the begining locating it, but the receptionist gave us good directions. You do not need a car, otherwise be ready to pay for parking.The ceiling in the room is unique, very medieval.
From there we left to Vienna, and walked over to the train station, which was convenient.
Very quaint town!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Linda17NewJersey
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We were here for couple of nights in sweltering weather and were very happy to collapse into our big coooool airconditioned room (402) on the top floor. It's easier to find than you think; drive round Husova until you get to the Barcélo hotel and turn into the city through the taxi park; right up the pedestrian only cobbled hill; bear left down the hill, into the market;turn left after the theatre (Divadlo), statue and two cafés and pull in slightly up the street on the left. Hotel Royal Ricc is opposite you. After you've unloaded your car can for a fee be parked for you (and brought back when you need it). Really good service there.

The hotel is so well located - couldn't be better for tourism. It has everything a traveller needs including a free welcome drink at the tiny bar. There is a restaurant, but we went elsewhere as it happened. Excellent breakfast. I have to disagree (de gustibus non est disputandum) with a previous reviewer and say that the murals and painted glass looked like they'd got the kids in from the beginners' finger painting class, but there we are... Friendly staff (the car parker was unable to get his head round a right-hand drive car and was convinced someone had stolen the steering wheel) and a fair price for a big room. A good place.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Richard H
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Make sure to get room 102 or 101 facing the street, as they are larger and better laid out. Breakfast is pretty decent, room decor is medieval with brick floors, and the shower is Euro useless, but overall a great location and good service.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
Thank misha r
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed 4 nights (room 405) Not the cheapest of hotels available but we were prepared to pay extra for air conditioning. When hotels advertise air con, it can be a bit hit and miss. Very pleased to say their air conditioning was uber efficient, with soaring temperatures outside we quite liked to retreat to our ice cold room. There are no views from the windows as the whole lot are stained glass effect.(not double glazed as you can hear noise from the restaurants and bars; the only major noise issue was Karoke night on the Tuesday!)Staff were pleasant, breakfast excellent buffet. The maid was a bit stingy with the soap, we were expected to use one for the whole four days. The towels should be changed when you put them in the bath, but she just kept fishing them out of the bath and hanging them back up.(probably not hotel policy)
All in all would recommend as five minutes walk from everywhere including railway station airport bus stop

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The hotel rooms are fine. Beautiful painted ceilings. Internet. The decorations in the hotel include beautiful stained glass that are spectacular. Beautiful antiques; good service; excellent European style breakfast. Good location.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ashevilleguy7777
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Address: Starobrnenska 338/10, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Moravia > South Moravian Region > Brno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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:
#3 Business Hotel in Brno
#6 Romantic Hotel in Brno
#9 Luxury Hotel in Brno
Price Range: $112 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal Ricc 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Royal Ricc is situated right in the centre of the Moravian metropolis Brno on Starobrnenska Street, which is one of the oldest streets in the city. This four-star hotel prides itself on a rich family history reaching all the way back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The name itself indicates the style and quality of the hotel's services - Royal Ricc offers a cosy and romantic environment with royal services.. The renowned gothic cathedral Petrov, a picturesque Zelny trh (Vegetable Market), and the Spilberk fortress are in the close proximity of the hotel. Thanks to its location and high quality services, the hotel is much sought after by many important and famous personalities coming to Brno. The hotel is luxuriously furnished and fully air-conditioned. Its interior very gracefully combines functional furnishing with Old Masters paintings and wall frescoes. This provides the perfect setting for a relaxing romantic getaway as well as a professional business trip. ... more   less 
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