Clarion Congress Hotel Ceske Budejovice4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Very popular hotel, large lobby and breakfast area, friendly staff, room was neat and clean. There are 3 lifts only 2 working so we used the stairs ok if you are on the third floor A couple in our party waited over 20 mins for a lift while the rest of us resorted to carrying our bags down the stairs, not an option for those on the upper floors.Nice room, with comfortable beds, only a shower. Breakfast was an experience with the staff trying to clear tables as soon as you were nearly finished as people were waiting for tables, having said that there was a good selection for breakfast.
The rooms here were tiny: no shelves for clothes and a bathroom you couldn't turn around in. As a happy couple it was fine, but I wouldn't want to be sharing it with someone I didn't know so well. Of the three elevators, one was out of service, so there were often times when getting to our 14th floor took a very long time. The breakfast buffet (a little hidden on the first, not ground floor) was pretty good. Location of the hotel was great, an easy walk to the town centre. Taxi from the train station was about 140 crowns. They were oddly reluctant to give us ice for our room, but otherwise the service was friendly and helpful.
Very popular hotel, large lobby and breakfast area, friendly staff, room was neat and clean, view okay. There are 3 elevators that are way too few when up to 11 tour buses unload their customers. Breakfast was good but we felt like we were on a very crowded cruise ship.
Pretty good hotel. Friendly service. The hotel is just renovated but some things are badly designed. Also the couch was dirty with moist spots clearly visable. The tv is poorly located in the living. Also there is no radio on the tv. Only news channels. Funny is that after the renovation the hotel didnt think about saving money and still uses the old bulbs. The price is quite high for a small suite.
WE STAYED IN THIS HOTEL FIRST AND LAST TIME!!! Two nights: 4 and 5 September 2017 It is time the hotel industry wakes up to this disgusting appalling practice!!! Hotel owners should be heavily fined or even imprisoned when hotels in order to save energy switch off the air extraction in the bathroom without windows for any time when customers are in rooms. Apart the disgusting point of hygiene, waking up with headaches and stuffy is not a way to enjoy to stay and pay for this. Depriving people from fresh air if it is not criminal offence should be! Most people are not aware that when you hear the air conditioning blowing, it is the same air going around. The extraction in the bathroom is the only way the air gets replaced with fresh air. This is one of the few hotels where beyond any doubt they have times to switch off the air extraction in the bathroom for most of the time of the day. I have video evidence where it was only switched on morning and evening. When I complained, the hotel manager Mr. Martin Ptolka pretended this was not possible. First he was saying the extraction was normal but after I persisted with evidence he was saying it should be one hour on one hour off!!! This is totally unacceptable!!!! When I said I don't pay for this appalling disgusting condition., the following night the air extraction stayed on. Hotels that have these disgusting appalling standards, they loose respect from me and I regard them the lowest of the low and never give them repeat business. Antonio D'Ettorre
Quite a nice hotel but not suitable for anyone who could not manage the stairs as the lifts are totally inadequate for the number of guests. A couple in our party waited over 20 mins for a lift while the rest of us resorted to carrying our bags down the stairs, not an option for those on the top floors.
Spent 2 nights in this hotel in room 1007, nice room with a good view, roomy with comfortable beds,no bath only a shower, but hot with good pressure, main problem was the lifts, 2 out of 3 working, and one night with 11 coach tours in the lifts were going from floor 0 to floor 16, and not stopping in between, when the did stop they were overloaded and after 10 minutes frustration finished up walking down 10 floors for breakfast on the 1st floor, and after breakfast down to the 1st floor to get a lift back up. With the Hotel being so full, breakfast was an experience, with the staff trying to clear tables, often before you'd finished, turn your back and your tea or half eaten toast disappeared, having said that there was a good selection for breakfast, once you'd worked out where everything was.
Enjoyed an overnighter during a customer trip at this hotel during my last customer trip. Was surprised over the room rates considering this is a really nice hotel. Theres also a good bar and restaurant but we only tried out the bar. Really good prives there as well. Will definetly go back here for our next trip.
I booked a package which included a complimentary drink upon arrival, buffet breakfast, small dinner for 2 with 2 beers each. A 2 course dinner for 2 with a beer each, a tour of the Budvar Brewery with a tasting and a gift when we check out of the hotel! Unfortunately we didn't receive the gift on departure and I would love to know what it was!! Free parking was also included in the package. Our room was on the 15th floor and the bed was comfortable, although I do not like the soft large pillows that are common in European hotels. We have encountered these on our trip to Germany and Czech Republic. No doubt if I asked for a different pillow the staff would oblige. The bathroom, bedroom and linen were spotlessly clean. We did not encounter any lift problems which have commonly been reported but the hotel had many Asian tourists (3) bus loads, so breakfast was extremely busy. The staff coped very well. The check-in staff were most helpful with advice and even rang several bike hire places for us as we wanted to rent one for the day. It is a perfect city to do this from. Very bike friendly. One incident occurred, which we now laugh about. When travelling we have a laundry bag which we use to put our soiled clothes in, ready for the laundrette (we wash them ourselves). We placed it on the floor next to the bed side table. It went unnoticed that it was missing until it was returned that evening with the clothes already laundered by the hotel for €9. (Socks, underpants and a t/shirt). Thankyou Hotel Clarion for being so vigilant, but we will have to be more vigilant in future and hide our dirty laundry!! 😏😏😏
We spent two nights at Clarion Congress Hotel as part of a Riviera Travel package. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The room was warm, comfortable but very compact, as we struggled to find somewhere for our second suitcase. The room was more suited for a businessman than a holiday maker. In our room the air-con did not work and the hot water was only a dribble out of the shower. There was a reasonable choice of breakfast menu offering both cooked and continental style buffet. On the first evening we had a meal in the hotel which was satisfactory and on the second evening we went out to a local restaurant. The main problem with this hotel was the lifts. This was a 16-storey hotel with three small lifts with one out of order. While we were there a large party of Japanese tourists arrived and the whole lobby was full of people queuing for the lifts. People resorted to carrying their luggage up the fire escape stairs. It was so bad our rep recommended that we take our suitcases down to reception for storage the night before check-out to avoid the problems in the morning.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Business center
Clarion Congress Hotel Ceske Budejovice places you within a leisurely stroll of Piarist Square and Black Tower. This 205-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 2 restaurants, free breakfast, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Ceske Budejovice and also a short walk from Kameralni Budova Se Solnici and Bishop’s Residence.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
All 205 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Minibars, coffee makers, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.
Clarion Congress Hotel Ceske Budejovice features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. If you drive, self parking is CZK 80 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a gift shop.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 222 reviews