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Birchircara, Malta Majjistral, Malta
December 17, 2004
Hotel Pegas is a 3-star hotel located along a picturesque street within Brno's Old Town. From the train station, walk 500 metres north along pedestrianised Masarykova until you reach busy namesti Svobody, a triangular square lined with shops, restaurants and take-aways. From the square, walk northwest along Ceska for a further 50 metres until you reach a narrow street on your right. This is Jakubska where you'll find Hotel Pegas. Don't expect to find the hotel's name displayed prominently at the entrance. However you can't miss the name of the pub 'Pivnice Pegas' which doubles as the hotel's restaurant during peak hours. The pub is housed on the ground floor from where you can take the old lift to the hotel on the first floor.
Here you'll find the big reception area, part of which is used as a breakfast room in the morning and as a lounge during the day. You can come here to watch TV but you have no choice of programmes; you have to watch what the receptionists are watching, often a film in the Czech language. The receptionist on duty is more often than not monolingual but somehow or other you'll be definitely understood. The hotel has 11 double rooms and three apartments, all found on the second floor. This means that from the reception area, you have to use the lift again to reach your room. The rooms though tastefully furnished are so and so; amenities are scarce and except for a minibar and a radio, there's nothing more. The bathrooms though small and old are clean and the usual soap and shampoo are available.
The greatest asset of this hotel is the historic building in which it is housed. Dating back to the 14th-century, this building was the first private brewery in Moravia. Different types of beer are still brewed here and you can taste the delicious light or dark beer of 'Pivnice Pegas' if you go to the restaurant-pub on the ground floor. Their unique honey beer is to die for. Taste it and you'll understand why from morning till late, the pub is always crowded with locals and tourists.
The skimpy breakfast from 7:30am to 10:30am is included in the price. Cereal, juice, bread and cake are set items. You then opt for one of 3 dishes offered: ham and cheese, scrambled eggs with ham or ham and mashed potatoes. Any dish you choose is accompanied by a fresh salad. Lunch or dinner for which you have to pay extra is served in the restaurant-pub downstairs. Try the delicious soup with knedliky for which 'Pivnice Pegas' is renowned and wash it down with the city's best brew. 'Pivnice Pegas' is the best place in Brno where you can make new friends even if you can't understand a single word of Czech.
The cosy atmosphere, the dream location, the homemade beer and the cheap prices add up to make Hotel Pegas a favourite accommodation option.
From journal The historic and administrative centre of Moravia
by Empress Kikettmo
London, United Kingdom
April 18, 2002
The first is its location: it slaps slap-bang in the middle of the city.
The second is that it lies above the only micro-brewery in the city. The brewery offers three traditional beers - each brewed without the help of any chemical ingredients.
It is not the cheapest in town - the hostels definitely beat it on price, but it a great place to impress the parents. There are 3 singles, 8 doubles and 3 suites to choose from. Rooms at the front have a better view, but can get a little noisy at night.
From journal Brno - A Moravian Renaissance