You could hardly want for a more central location for your Brno stay. From your window (I think all rooms give on to Zelný trh) you can see Petrov cathedral and Špilberk. And the welcome is indeed grand, the reception desk located in an extravagant former banking hall. But the rooms are fairly ordinary, roomy without being extravagant, and the furniture is basic: in a three-section wardrobe, one was wasted on an ironing board, and the one with clothes hangers had the rail fixed front to back, not side to side. The bed is Czech-style: two singles placed side by side, with single Czech duvets. Others have noted that the air conditioning doesn't always work: ours did once we asked (perhaps it had to be switched on at the central control?) and was effective. The buffet breakfast is extensive. I'd say the Grandezza is more a four- than five-star hotel, while the use of the word "palace" in its advertising is misleading: the building was never enjoyed that status.