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Month: February 2016 (Page 1 of 2)

Namesti Svobody: “The heart of Brno”

When visiting Brno you will pass numerous times through this square. It his some nice buildings, but the triangular shape makes it somewhat strange. This is a great place for watching people though and there are lots of benches to rest on. Too bad the square is cut in two by the trams passing through.

Namesti Svobody, Brno, Czech Republic
+420 549 251 246

Visited February 2016. You can find my review about Namesti Svobody also on TripAdvisor.

St. Jacob’s Church: “Beautiful church”

St. Jacob’s Church is a beautiful example of late Gothic style. The interior is rather modest, but the building itself is impressive. Do look out for the little statue on the front that shows you his bare bottom. When visiting the church, do not forget to go inside the ossuary.

St. Jacob’s Church, Jakubske namesti 2, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
+420 542 212 039

Visited February 2016. You can find my review about St. Jacob’s Church also on TripAdvisor.

Seafood Sylt meets Asia: “Good airport food”

SeafoodSylt was a pleasant surprise in Munich airport. Most of the time airport food just isn’t that good, but turns out SeafoodSylt managed to surprise us.

I ordered a Chicken Phở (a Vietnames noodle soup) which was actually nice, but my friend hit the jackpot with his red curry with duck. Very tasty and even spicier than expected.

Staff is friendly and service is adequate. I would definitely eat here again on a stopover.

Seafood Sylt meets Asia, Terminalstr. Ost 2, 85356 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 97585040

Visited February 2016. You can find my review about Seafood Sylt meets Asia also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 4/5, food 3/5.

Mintmaster’s Cellar: “Very knowlegable guide!”

The entrance of the Mintmaster’s Cellar is situated at the right side of the New Town Hall. When I visited, there hardly where any other visiters. A shame, because this place is very interesting. My visit started with some short movies about Brno and its history. Very informative and well made.

Secondly I got a private tour from a young guide who explained me everything about coins. What a fascinating experience. I had the good fortune to see the old Mintmaster himself at work.

This place really deserved more visitors.

Mintmaster’s Cellar, Dominikanske namesti 196/1, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic

Visited February 2016. You can find my review about Mintmaster’s Cellar also on TripAdvisor.

Soul Bistro: “Nice place to have drinks and more”

Soul Bistro is a cosy and friendly place. Staff is very welcoming and super friendly. It was no trouble at all to explain the drinks to me in English (the menu is in Czech), so I felt right at home.

Sadly I didn’t got the opportunity to try the food, since I only came in for drinks after a long and cold walk. I ordered the hot mango juice with chili pepper and vanilla syrup. The waiter clearly noticed I was cold from my walk and spontaneously asked if I’d like some rum in my drink. Of course I did!

The hot mango juice was a nice treat and the Soul Bistro tea was also very nice. Next time in Brno I’ll make sure to come by for lunch or dinner.

Soul Bistro, Jezuitska 10/7, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
+420 773 179 212

Visited February 2016. You can find my review about Soul Bistro also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 5/5, food 5/5.

Poe-Poe: “Fast food done right”

The concept of this place is simple: what you see is what you get. Everything gets prepared before your eyes. We were lured in by the sight though the window of the big pancakes being freshly made. My boyfriend ordered a pancake with nutella and I ordered one with marmelade. My boyfriend had a banana milkshake to drink and I a smoothie.

We sat at a table on the first floor to enjoy our pancakes en drinks, but everything can also be ordered to take away. Perfect when you’re hungry but you don’t have much time to spare. O, and the pancakes where excellent!

Poe-Poe, Masarykova 442/3, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
+420 735 001 009

Visited February 2016. You can find my review about Poe-Poe also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.

Wang Running Sushi: “Not for sushi lovers”

I went to this conveyor belt sushi restaurant for a quick lunch, since I am a fan of sushi, but didn’t have a lot of time. The all you can eat option will cost you 499 czk. The conveyor belt brings you a lot of different dishes (also hot ones, soups, fruits, desserts and even some drinks), but to be honest, the sushi was disappointing. Clearly this is no place for quality sushi. I also hated the way the sashimi was cut up in little pieces. The mussels in a savory sauce were nice though.

All in all, real sushi lovers better stay away from this place.

Wang Running Sushi, Janska 453/9, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
+420 543 210 749

Visited February 2016. You can find my review about Wang Running Sushi also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 3/5, food 2/5.

Avanti Hotel: “Great value for money”

We stayed five nights in this hotel. The room we stayed in felt a little dated (as did the building), but that is part of the charm of this hotel. The room was very clean though and the bed comfortable.

What makes this hotel great is the reception staff. Very friendly and helpful.

Breakfast was excellent, although I noticed the scrambled eggs didn’t always get replenished. Luckily there were many other options to choose from. One remark though: my boyfriend would have liked some muesli. 😉

One day I felt like relaxing and ordered a massage. Very nice! Really great service to offer to your guests!

I liked the bowling bar in the basement, very original. Too bad people smoked there and I don’t like inhaling second hand smoke.

The hotel is situated a five minutes walk from the tram station and the tram takes you in about ten minutes into the city center. You can buy tram tickets at the reception, very convenient.

This hotel really is great value for money.

Avanti Hotel, Stredni 549/61, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic

Stayed February 2016. You can find my review about Avanti Hotel also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, cleanliness 5/5, service 5/5.

Brno astronomical clock: “Strange phallic shaped clock”

I do had some trouble reading the time on this clock, but I could appreciate the intend of the artist who made it. I wasn’t able to catch a marble, but the clock is a nice way to learn a bit more about the history of Brno and how the Swedes didn’t succeed in conquering this city.

Brno astronomical clock, namesti Svobody 5, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic

Visited February 2016. You can find my review about Brno astronomical clock also on TripAdvisor.

Ibis Gent Centrum Opera: “Very small room”

I stayed one night in this hotel to attend a conference. The room was super tiny and clearly showed some cracks here and there. The room was clean though and the shower was excellent. The airco was very noisy, so we had to shut it off and open the window to get some fresh air. Not a good idea, because there was a lot of noise outside. The bed wasn’t that great either and the duvet was way too short.

Breakfast was self service, but I didn’t mind. The food was good, plenty and I really enjoyed the scrambled eggs.

The parking garage under the building is convenient, but parking itself is a nightmare. We had to manoeuvre a lot to get our car into the tiny parking spaces.

Ibis Gent Centrum Opera, Nederkouter 24, Ghent 9000, Belgium

Stayed February 2016. You can find my review about Ibis Gent Centrum Opera also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, rooms 2/5, service 4/5.

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