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“Stay in style in Chateau Kotěra” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Chateau Kotera
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ratbor
Europe
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42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Stay in style in Chateau Kotěra”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

During our recent trip to the Czech Republic, we spent the night of the 9th to the 10th, September 2012 at the four-star design hotel Chateau Kotěra, located in the hamlet of Ratboř u Kolína, our base camp for visiting Kutná Hora with surroundings.

The chateau was designed and furnished by the modernist Czech architect Jan Kotěra in a style somewhat resembling Jugend style (see photos 23, 20, 22, 21). The main building and orangerie are situated in the middle of an English style park. There is a restaurant specialising in Mediterranean cuisine.

Ratboř is a remote hamlet and the road zig-zaging along ploughed fields where the hotel lies is not numbered in my up-to-date navigation system, so it took me a little extra time to find it. The plus side is the bucolic serenity and silence of the site, only broken by the whistling of distant trains and the occasional driving by of a tractor.

We hired two-persons' room 118 (photos 17 & 18) and one-person room 121. As can be seen from the pictures, our room was large and was furnished and decorated in a personal style. Both rooms costed with breakfast 4,790 CZK, which is not particularly cheap for Czech but can be justified by the place's originality. Breakfast was standard but the coffee was as tasty as anywhere in Italy.

Automatic, strong, fast and free internet connection.

Visits to the chateau for non-residents interested in early 20th century architecture fetches a price.

The personel and I, both did our best to understand each other in Czech.

During our stay a company conference was going on: Chateau Kotěra features facilities geared to corporate customers.

Room Tip: Rooms in the main building have more of the original Jan Kotěra style than those in the orangerie.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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WARRINGTON
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is only the second review I've ever been motivated to write, because this hotel deserves special mention (the previous review I wrote is for a hotel that deserves special mention for being terrible!).

I did not actually stay at the hotel but visited my parents and my brother there when they stayed two nights after my wedding in Kutna Hora.

I can not vouch for the Orangerie rooms which are outside the main building, but the main hotel is absolutely exquisite. Its like an art deco museum of the very highest quality. It is hugely spacious and massively luxurious, but in the best possible taste. Each room is individually designed and utterly unique.

The evening food was reported to be 'world class' by my brother's wife, who used to work as a reviewer for Zagat (and is used to a very high standard of living, and has impeccably high standards).

My brother took his young children, who were not entirely well suited to the formal nature of the restaurant, but the restaurant staff were very accomodating and patient. The restaurant has a small terrace, and serves an excellent lunch buffet with barbequed pork and fish.

There is an excellent wine list, including some very good french and italian wines.

The hotel has a good outdoor swimming pool and the staff are more than happy to serve drinks by the pool. My only minor complaint about this is that there was not quite enough furniture and tables around the pool area.

Overall I was extremely jealous I did not stay here, but my family had a fabulous time and actually made an unscheduled return there later in their trip. I will definitely make a trip there as soon as possible.

If there was one complaint it is that there is no air conditioning in the rooms (not in the main house anyway), but the weather really was unusually hot and the house is generally quite cool. I can't vouch for the Orangerie rooms outside the main building.

Highly reccomended, make sure you stay here if you're going to Kutna Hora - it's only 10 minutes in a taxi from the town, and its worth a special journey from Prague if you are there for a few days.

Its ludicrously cheap for what it is.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ash_UK_traveller
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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

A nice and decent place not far from famous Kutná Hora. Shall you decide to visit all the sights in Kutná Hora, Chateau Kotěra would be the perfect place. Very good provincial service and excellent restaurant for dinner or even for a private event. The breakfast was little less what I was expecting, not really too much choice especially for the ones who watch the diet. However shall I judge the entire stay was really very good !!! Recommended place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SoniaB030
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London, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2012

Beautifully restored chateau. Elegant ambiance. Tidy, spacious rooms. Excellent restaurant with decent wine cellar. Helpful staff who speak English. Just half an hour from Prague and a few minutes from the sights of Kutna Hora. PErfect for a couple or for a family with teenagers.

Room Tip: Check out the special room in L'Orangerie.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank YubaPrincess
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed two nights at this beautiful historic accommodation. The manager was so accommodating of our needs. We dined each morning in the restaurant which is simply stunning. Nice enjoyable European style breakfast and the staff are exceptional and so accommodating to our every needs.
We had a double massage booking and enjoyed the relaxing experience with very experienced massage therapists.
The ambience of this chateau is so beautiful and relaxing.brooms are beautiful and richly decorated with antiques .
We dined both evenings in their top rated restaurant and the menu, and service is of the highest standards. We can not wait to return and take our visitors from Australia.
The historic tour is a must as the history of this property is so interesting.
We recommend to any guests that you will not be disappointed.
Distance to Kutna Hora is a bonus as it is such a wonderful little Czech Town of great interest to all travellers who enjoy visiting historical sites and it is a pleasant drive from Prague.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KJD333
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Munich, Germany
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36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

The building is really old, from the beginning of 1900's, so when you enter it gives the feeling as you just enter to an old castle. This place would be perfect to film a terror movie. Service from the Staff is excellent, although in the restaurant the food took a little bit too long to be served, but at the end it was worth it. Breakfast buffet was really nice and the hotel has WiFi. Only one comment: in my bathroom the furniture was not so clean, nor updated. Even if the building is old the bathroom equipment could be renewed and more clean in my opinion.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank claudialpl
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Prague, Czech Republic
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

We are here for the second time and it is again perfect. Nice spacy room, tasty dinner, willing personal. The magic place for escape from the city....

Room Tip: We recommend room 221
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ivana L
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Property: Hotel Chateau Kotera
Address: Komenskeho 40 | Ratbor u Kolina, Ratbor 281 41, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Central Bohemian Region > Ratbor
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ratbor
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Chateau Kotera 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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