On our recent trip to Czech Republic, we decided to spend a little time in the country’s second largest city, Brno. Brno isn’t really a popular town to visit, but it should be. It is charming, less crowded, and there is a lot to do. Because Brno has yet to be inundated by tourists, it is also one of the cheapest places we visited on our tour of Europe. When I started researching hotels, there was one that consistently received the highest rating across all review websites: Barceló Brno Palace, a five-star luxury hotel.

Parenthood and Passports - Barceló Brno PalaceMy husband and I are long past the days of crashing in crowded hostels. But we aren’t yet to that stage in life where we seek out luxury lodging. We’re somewhere in between. I typically aim for a good mid-range budget hotel or apartment that is close to the attractions we want to visit. Although we aren’t traveling the world on a college student’s budget, we still don’t want our trips to break the bank. So we have never stayed at the nicest or most expensive hotel in a city… that is, until we visited Brno.

Barceló Brno Palace: Fancy and Inexpensive!

We don’t use a travel agent to book a trip. Instead, I spend countless hours of my free time researching every aspect of a destination. I read hundreds of reviews before finally choosing a hotel and crafting an itinerary. Barceló Brno Palace definitely stood out. We decided to go ahead and live the lavish lifestyle, if only for one night. And it didn’t disappoint.

It is everything you would expect from a luxury hotel. They greet you with champagne as you walk in the door. The lobby is modern and elegant with white furniture that illuminates at night to create a cool lounge vibe. A glass elevator directly adjacent to the lobby gives you a great view as you head to and from your room.

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Our room was located on the fifth floor. It was large and lavish with high end toiletries in the bathroom and a mini bar. Even our daughter had her own set of complimentary children’s toiletries. The lights dim to your suiting, and blackout shades pull down over the skylights with the flip of a switch.
Parenthood and Passports - Barceló Brno PalaceThe bedding and pillows were soft and inviting. Even the pack n play that was provided for our daughter was decked out with a nice thick mattress, a pillow, and matching duvet.
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Location of Barceló Brno Palace

The hotel is located in the heart of old town Brno, just around the corner from the beautiful Cathedral of St Stephen and St Paul. Just down a narrow stone street, you’ll find a bustling farmers market. Stroll a bit further and you will be on the main street. Right outside the hotel there is a small corner store where we were able to buy milk and other necessities for our toddler. Everything is written in Czech, so a word of warning… be careful what you buy. We bought something that looked like milk, but tasted like runny, tart Greek yogurt and smelled like curdle cheese. Getting a toddler to try and drink that stuff was laughable.
So why did we splurge and stay at the luxurious Barceló Brno Palace when we usually aim for mid-range lodging? Because Barceló Brno Palace was cheap! At least in comparison to what we would pay in the states. It was only $120 a night! Most hotels in the US that offer the same quality and amenities would be around $400 a night. So it was a steal!Parenthood and Passports - Barceló Brno Palace
Sometimes you just have to treat yourself to a little luxury. The great news is in Brno, we were able to do so within our budget.
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14 thoughts on “Barceló Brno Palace: Affordable and Luxurious”

  1. I’m with you on spending hours of research reading reviews and comparing hotels. A good night’s sleep either makes or breaks a trip! I can’t believe a place like this is only 120 a night, that is an absolute steal! So nice that they prepared a nice comfy crib for your little one too.

  2. Affordable and luxurious, now that’s a combination every one would want. I love such properties. Looking at your pictures, I am sure you had a great time here. I like the color scheme of the room. I myself prefer them in pastel colors. It is so good they had arrangements for your daughter. Thoughtful indeed!

  3. No way! How can this luxurious and gorgeous 5-star hotel cost only $120 a night?! No wonder Barceló Brno is consistently highly rated by travelers! I wouldn’t even think twice about staying here. You did a great job with your research! So awesome that you found this hotel. I love the beautiful room and the preparations they made for your daughter. 🙂

    1. Everything in Brno was ridiculously cheap. The three of us ate lunch for $8 one day. I guess that’s the benefit of traveling to a non-touristy town.

  4. Barceló Brno Palace looks perfect, the bed looks really comfy, it’s centrally located and luxurious. I can appreciate they provided a crib as I’ve visited hotels with my daughter when she was 1-2. This crib looks just as comfy as your bed if not more so!, maybe your daughter got a better deal than you guys!

    1. Everywhere we went in Europe the cribs were awesome! Way better than what they provide in the Americas. I think it was even more comfy than her bed at home!

  5. That looks like a beautiful place to stay. Very modern looking which I like. The room looks very cute too. I haven’t visited Brno yet but one day I will get there as it looks like a lovely town.

  6. I absolutely love the ceiling of your room, it looks so modern and stylish. The bed looks very comfortable as well. It’s so nice that the hotel paid attention and made you feel special by leaving in the room toiletries for your daughter as well. I love it when hotel staff goes the extra mile for the guests.

  7. Its too bad that I missed Czech when I was in Europe! The hotel looks luxurious. Glad that the price comes at an affordable range. Its a very nice gesture on behalf of the hotel to provide a baby crib!!!

  8. Judging by the photos this looks like a hotel way above my price range, so I am definitely surprised that it’s only $120/night. I’d love to visit Brno sometime. I’m hoping for a trip there this summer (:

  9. seems like incredible value for money! the hotel looks amazing in the photos, too good to be true haha!! We’re heading to Europe this year I’ll have to keep it in mind, I like the modern and stylish interior.

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