Destination in the Czech Republic: Hotel Dvorak
By FBWorld Team
next to the Church of St. Vitus which was built in the 14th
century with views of Cesky Krumlov Castle, this delightful
twenty-two room, four-star hotel in the historical heart of
Cesky Krumlov offers access to all the wonderment of this story-book
like destination, including the Museum Fotoatelier Seidel. The
Castle, governed by the Von Rosenberg family for centuries,
is home to forty Renaissance buildings standing on medieval
streets overlooking the Vitava River and was designated a UNESCO
Heritage site in 1992.
Hotel Dvorak on the Vitava River
hotel has a rooftop terrace, an amazing river & castle view
from the outdoor restaurant. The Cafe and petit bar at the entrance
of the hotel provide a twenty-four hour desk clerk who assists
guests with dry cleaning, laundry, luggage storage and security
of valuables. The lobby bar offers coffee and tea, free newspapers
and a computer station for guest use. Rooms vary from standard
double to single, family suites, and deluxe double suites. A
buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:30 a.m. til 10:00 a.m.
and they do offer room service. The charming rooms and suites
offer free in-room WiFi and there is a free hotel airport shuttle.
The main city entrance and passage through Cesky Krumlov begins
with the castle, featuring amazing views of the seven hector
(nearly eighteen acres) property, and leads all visitors to
the Church of St. Vitus and the bridge located next to the Hotel
Dvorak, where a statue of Saint Martin holding a cross stands
to overlook the Vitava river. From this bridge, visitors have
an outstanding view of the Castle and Hotel Dvorak, with it's
charming and inviting outdoor riverside restaurant. While dining
guests may relax over lunch while watching tourists kayaking
along the river running through Cesky Krumlov past the Castle.
Cesky Krumlov Castle
at the hotel restaurant is authentically delicious and is overflowing
with Czech favorites. Cesky Krumlov dishes have Germanic influences
and in some instances a bit of Italian, but I found them to
be rich and satisfying. The sauerkraut was sweetened with honey
and I loved it. I found these dishes to be some of the best
I've tasted traveling through five countries in Europe during
a recent trip. Menu favorites include roast chicken steak with
fresh herbs or with basil sauce, roast pork knuckle with pickled
vegetables mustard and horse-radish, roast duck with old Bohemian
sauerkraut and home-made dumplings, roast pork ribs on honey,
divine soup with home-made breads and my favorite named Gourmet
Delicacy Krumlov, a roast pork, and roast sausage with cabbage
to be enjoyed with your choice of local beer or wine. Local
beer is very popular and Czech wines pair perfectly with the
Dvorak lunch plates. The service is outstanding and the ambiance
is pure magic.
Delicious Duck Entree with sauerkraut & dumplings
along the historic cobblestone streets is fascinating and includes
everything from a pharmacy serving champagne, to an endless
collection of unique gift shops filled with china, crystal,
food products, art and a bevy of Cesky Krumlov souvenier items
to take home. Chocolates and "certified regional"
gingerbreads are sought after by visitors. Many of the cozy
restaurants and tea rooms sit above the river and feature dining
on their patio with Castle views.
Food and beverage venues line the streets and include Czech
specialty cafes, sausage houses, as well as creperies near parks
with beautiful views that create gathering places for tourists
to rest, take photos and enjoy the delightful musical entertainment
of local musicians. For adventurers who want an especially unique
view of the beautiful Bohemian city try the air ballooning rides
available to tourists.
main square features small hotels with bars and a torture museum
which was attracting quite a crowd. The local ice cream shop
offered huge cones of colorful creams to keep everyone cool
as they sat and people watched in front of the square fountain.
The Czech Republic and Germany are both known for their fine
beers and Budvar Beer is a favorite in Cesky Krumlov, where
the Svachovka Spa offers a unique Beer Bath treatment. From
October 26 through November 30 the annual wine festival features
300 wineries and begins with St. Martin riding a white horse
through the streets in honor of Moravian Vineyards. For 2019
information visit www.festivalvalvinack.cz.
By Bonnie Carroll
About Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since
1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll's
Life Bites News - www.lifebitesnews.com,
does travel and food reporting on KZSB1290 radio, and contributes
to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle
publications. Her first children's book C.C. Charles was published
in 2002 and she is currently working on a second book. Contact
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