This family-orientated bowling venue has a total of 12 lanes, 4 of which have barriers for children. Weekends are designated as Family Days and it only costs 150 CZK per family to rent a lane for one hour between the hours on 11am-4pm on Saturdays and 11am-6pm on Sundays (subject to change).
Hotel Duo bowling alley is always very lively and fun to go to. It is all part of the DUO SPORTS CENTRE, which in turn, belongs to the 4-star Hotel Duo, located right next to it. To get to the Bowling, you need to enter through the door which is to the left of the main entry to the hotel.
Heaps of other services and activities are on offer within the same space. There is professional Bowling Shop where bowling balls, bags, shoes, clothes and anything else pertaining to bowling is sold (open Mon-Fri: 14.00-19.00; closed on weekends). Incidentally, this is where we had a special light-weight bowling ball made for Robbie’s 7th birthday and now 4-year-old Albie also finds it easier to bowl with.
Next to this shop stands a relaxing automated massage chair, a few arcade games (much to my horror and dismay, little Albie noticed ‘House of the Dead’ was so mesmerised by it that I had to drag him away). Slightly above the bowling alleys, next to the bar there is a pool table.
Right at the entrance there is a unisex hairdressing salon which also offers massages (including hot stone and the perhaps less traditional honey or chocolate massages), manicures, pedicures waxing & make-up services. A squash (they call it Ricochet) court follows and to the right there is a small gym, solarium, sauna and a 20 m long indoor swimming-pool.
When I felt the water, it did seem slightly on the cooler side, but I did like the large view offered through the window that ran along the length of the pool. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there are Kids’ Swimming Classes available in the morning and Aqua Aerobics during the afternoon. The Bowling Bar serves snacks and drinks throughout the day as well as basic food such as pizza, pasta and salads.
Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm: 180 CZK (60mins) for 1 Lane. 4pm-11pm: 360 CZK (60min) for 1 Lane. Sat & Sun: 11-4pm: 260 CZK (60min) for 1 Lane, 4pm-11pm: 380 CZK (60min) for 1Lane. Discount Cards (Permanentni Karty)- Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm 800 CZK (5hrs) & 1500 CZK (10hrs). 4pm-11pm: 1600 CZK (5hrs) & 3000 CZK (10hrs).
OPEN: 7-days per week; Bowling Daily from 1pm – 11pm.
ADDRESS: Teplická 492, 190 00 Praha 9; Tel.: 266 136 072; Bowling Reservations: 266 133 815
DIRECTIONS: 8 minute walk from STRIZKOV Metro stop (Red Line C- Direction of Letnany). If coming by car from the city drive northwards on Wilsonova, turn right towards Teplice, down Argentinska Street in Holesovice all along the highway until you come across a turn-off to Prosek on your right. Hotel Duo is a bright orange building, the first on your right, so you won’t miss it. There is lots of parking available. The first 30 minutes are for free. All additional hours thereafter are charged at 30 CZK per hour. Free parking can be found in the surrounding streets.