Before you climb the staircase to Dilettante’s Hangout, be sure to stock up on daily provisions, and a good few bottles of red. Now, Cesky Krumlov is a Czech jewel and it’s worth seeing again and again. But book into the Buddha room and you won’t.
Because the first thing you’ll do is stoke the fire, uncork your first bottle and curl up on a rug until there’s nothing left but smoky embers.
You’ll move to the buttery brown sofas, determined to visit the Marionette Museum by lunchtime, only to be seduced into staying a little longer by a bevy of Dio’s beauties draped across one wall. Yes, they come straight from the brush of painter, performance artist and Hangout owner Maty Dio who has given the place more than an artist’s touch.
The Hangout is a family affair and a tinkle of the bell brings one his off spring downstairs in a flash. But they disappear as spritely as they appeared, leaving you to slip back into your incense infused seclusion.
Whilst not recommended for platonic daters and lone wolf packers, Dilettante’s Hangout really is the most wonderful place for empty pocket romantics.
Dilettante’s Hangout, Plešivecké náměstí 93, 381 01 Český Krumlov