Will be travelling as a family to Czech republic later this month and early October. We would love to stay 1 night in Cesky Krumlov. But we have been cautioned that it can be very crowded with tourists.
Would anyone be able to advise if this would be true for my planned dates of travel ? Also the best way to get there from Prague, if not driving and a good hotel.
You should expect a lot of tourists in Cesky Krumlov, 25000-50000 pr day late September (the town has about 15000 inhabitants).
Best way to go from Prague is by train and the trains R-635 (Svet) leaving Praha hlavni nadrazi for Ceske Budejovice at 07:33 am and train R-641(Malse) leaving at 11:33 am are the best. 2.5 hour, about 10 EUR/20 EUR pr person for 2nd/1st class (Standard/Premium). From Ceske Budejovice hourly local trains (OS-trains) to Cesky Krumlov. 50-55 minutes,2-2.5 EUR.
Hotels in Cesky Krumlov are expensive April-October, period!
A nice ***+/****- hotel is Ruze (phone +420-380-772-100), expect 200-250 EUR/night for twin/double "comfort" room incl breakfast. A cheaper solution (***-) is Gardena (phone +420-380-711-028), expect 110-125 EUR/night for twin/double room incl very plain breakfast and low-level (but understandable) English. Prices are included all taxes. Consider a stay in Ceske Budejovice instead, e g Dvorak (****-, phone 00420-386-322-349). About 110 EUR for twin-bedded, 125 EUR for triple-bedded and 140 EUR for four-bedded rooms. almost 4 years agoAnswered by Europe via WorldNomads.com
It will be busy, and will feel buzzy but not overbearing. In my opinion this is the nicest time of the year to visit CK and the colours in the trees and lower sun off the building make the town magical. the student agency buses are the best way to het from prague (about 3hrs) with films and free wifi.
As for hotels, ruze, dvorak, old inn, zlaty andel are the most expensive. Ive seen the rooms in all of these and stayed in 3. Old inn and zlaty andel are on the square and are the nicest. But they are the big tourist hotels and arent the best value. Try the newly opened hotel latran on latran, half the price and the rooms are as good if not nicer. Budget- penzion lobo simple, spotless and the owners are delightful and extremely helpful.
Restaurants: nonna ginas- homely italian, very good value and excellent
Krcma marketa- in the castle garden and trad czech, meats on open fire etc, wonderful surroundings.
Papas living restaurant- bit pricier but good. More western european style.
Hostel 99- good and cheap bar style food.
Two marys- trad czech next to the river. Great in summer
Laibon- vegetarian by the river next to 2 marys. Excellent
There are too many good places to list, both hotels and restaurants and bars. And perhaps the nicest thing to do is just discover for yourselves, but you wont go wrong with any of the above. almost 4 years agoAnswered by Manchild via WorldNomads.com