This historic inn has taken a couple of licks—first it was flooded, then burned to the ground, and then rebuilt, only to be taken by the communists, and finally restituted to the family owners. The location is so close to the Charles Bridge that you could barter with one of the street vendors from your window; it's beautiful, but busy out there. Rooms are spacious, and feature ornate ceilings and antique furniture. Sadly, there is no air-conditioning, but the rooms do
have Wi-Fi, so it's behind the times in some ways and in step in others.
Apr 2, 2006
I visit Prague for five times, but this was a great stay and the best choose of me. Lovely rooms with very nice view and great kitchen.
Jun 11, 2002
The location is excellent but there are at least 6 lovely hotels in the vicinity so you don't need to be at the 3 ostritches to have a good time! We spent 2 nights in what must be the tiniest room in the hotel about 12sq. meters max., on the 4th floor, so right under the beams with small windows. The hotel has no lifts and given that it's in a grand old house, the floors have quite a distsnce between them so walking up 4 flights 2 or 3 times a day,
was not our idea of fun. We paid the equivalent of US$300 a night which justifies the value for money rating of 1 above. We were disappointed by the atmosphere of the hotel in general. It lacked charm and the staff looked like they were being forced to work. Money meant everthing. We struggled with our bags up the 4 flights of stairs because the bellman demonstrably expected a tip as a matter of course before he could offer assistance with the bags! We dined at the restaurant on our first night and the food was excellent, but the service was again all money driven with the waiter pointing out that the tip was not included. We prefer to tip in cash and he was visibly angry that we didn't add a tip to the bill until he saw we had left the money on the table! We left the hotel after 2 nights having booked to stay for 5. We will certainly not recommend it and we will most definitely not go back there. Prague is an absolutely beautiful city and you don't need a bad hotel to spoil your fun. We have very discerning tastes but don't believe in throwing money away for nothing. We were tripped up by the 3 ostritches which must be living on past glory. I would be interested in seeing if they have repeat business. Trust me...look elsewhere.
Nov 23, 2000
Despite what others have said, I found this a very disappointing, charm-free zone. Our room was 205, tiny, had great view of kitchen roof (with fan exhaust running and sending us odors), rock-hard king-size bed. (We'd asked for twin beds. Such rooms were available after we checked in, but hotel did not switch us over. I love my old girlfriend, but not THAT much!) Girl at front desk surly. One BIG plus was that room was immaculately clean.