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Narrowed down lodging checks but still wavering

My husband and I will be in Prague for a week in early June 2019. It’s our first time there and we’ve opted to stay in the center.. There seem to be lots of great accommodation choices and we are trying to decide among Domus Balthasar, Dum U Velke Boty, and Residence U Černého Orla. From reviews we’ve read all seem to be small, comfortable, well-located with helpful staff and reasonably priced. Only the Residence U Černého Orla mentions a/c which would be nice if there is a heat wave. Does anyone familiar with these places know of any other factors which would help us decide? Or is there another obvious choice we’ve missed that meet our criteria? Thanks in advance for any input.

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If only one has a/c, I wouldn't be looking for other factors; the decision would be made.

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Certainly the last two years have not seen any real heatwave in early June. Other factors to consider, Dum U Velky Boty I believe operates a cash payment solution i.e. no credit cards (if its the one in Vlasska). Balthasar and Cerneho Orla are in the same street close to the Charles Bridge. Check that the a/c reference is not just in public areas, but of those two I'd go for Balthasar. Also check Pod Vezi in the same street or U Jezulatka (100 metres away) to see if they have spaces.

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Thanks, Jason--very helpful suggestions. I have checked Pod Vezi which looks great and is a bit more expensive than the others. I will take a look at the other hotel you mentioned. By the way, if you run Living Prague tours, we're intending to book time with you when in Prague.

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There were days over 85F in early June 2014 and 2015. In more recent years it doesn't appear to have exceeded 81F. I'd still want a/c. You just don't know quickly your individual room will cool off in the evening. Leaving windows open for ventilation will probably not be viable in the Old Town because of noise.

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We were in Prague this past June and stayed at Dum U Velke Boty and absolutely loved it! The hosts couldn't have been nicer or more helpful! They suggested restaurants, made reservations for us, took care of laundry....you name it, they were absolutely wonderful! Our rooms were spacious and the bathrooms were very modern and well equipped. It was hot when we were there, but keeping the windows closed and the shades down during the day, and then open and having the fan on at night made it quite comfortable. I also really loved the location. Walking distance to the Charles Bridge, the Castle, the funicular to get to Petrin Tower...but not the crazy Disneyland feel of Old Town. I don't know anything about the other places, but I would return to Dum U Velke Boty in a heartbeat!

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Thank you! Your comments about Dum U Velke Boty are very helpful. I'm glad to hear how much you liked it.

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Definitely second the Archibald at the Charles Bridge. It's at the other end of the block from U Jezulatka. I'm here long enougth to remember when it was still a pub and at New Years Eve it would open its back gate so people could get out onto the riverside. Then the people on Charles Bridge would try to hit you with fireworks. All good fun.

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Greetings. Just stayed at Hotel Liberty. Wonderful location and staff. Very helpful and make it seem like you are only guest. Easy walking to start of Rick’s walks and the Old Town is still spot on - except Communist Museum has moved from location in printed 2018 book. Restaurant suggestion in New Quarter delightful.

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Thanks for the recent suggestions. Both the Archibald at the Charles and Hotel Liberty look very nice.