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Remember the name of this hotel: you will definitely want to return, at least to dine. Because even if this hotel is not the best in its class, its dinner menu is unusual (steaks of all kinds). As for the rooms, they are pleasant if you love old style; nevertheless, the hotel is well situated.

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    Location 6.76 /10

    The hotel is located on Josefska, in the district of Mala Strana, 655 ft from the Charles Bridge. The nearest subway station (Malostranska) is within 20 minutes on foot, or take the tram to go to the town centre (165 ft). The airport is 10.5 miles away. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to reach it.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    The hotel has 31 rooms all overlooking the surrounding streets (nothing special, except the historical façades) and all are equipped with double glazing (which does not let in the noise of trams passing by). As for the size of the rooms, they are between 173 and 215 ft². As for the bedding, it is ancient: there is no duvet, but only a bed sheet lined with a blanket, and the mattress is too soft and flexible for this type of hotel (4 star local norms). Two engravings presenting sights of old-time Prague hang on the wall: the centre is almost unchanged, it is much better! Amenities in the rooms include a television, a minibar and telephone. No air conditioning. The bathrooms have bathtubs or showers, but aren't very spacious at all. There is also a hair dryer, two liquid soap dispensers and another dispenser for body milk (much appreciated).

    Overview 6.70 /10

    The hotel's building is Baroque style and its date of birth justifies the architecture: 1757. All 4 floors are served by an elevator (as big as a freight elevator, so you may prefer climbing the stairs, unless you are staying on the top floor). The reception, installed in the entrance corridor, is rather minute. But the corridor then gets wider to form a a lounge with furniture inspired again by the Baroque style. A bar area is available just next door. You will really appreciate this service only if you really are thirsty, and if walking some feet to have a drink outside the hotel is a terrible idea for you.

    Food and drink 5.70 /10

    The hotel does not have restaurant services other than for breakfast (the steak-house operates independently in the basement). The hall is located in the foundations of the building: a vaulted space without an external view. It is, however, decorated with bright colours to make up for the dusky ambiance. The continental breakfast buffet is very generous: no hot dishes, but sufficiently varied, including cold cuts, cheese, cereals, yogurts, bagels and pastries. As for hot drinks, you have to help yourself from the coffee machine.

    To know

    It's a paradox, but it must be noted: the main asset of this address is not its rooms (they all vary in size and offer worn-out bedding). But its location (in the heart of Mala Strana, where you can set off on a sightseeing tour on foot - do not miss the library of Strahov nor the Castle, in addition to the Golden Lane and the miniature Eiffel Tower in the park of Mala Strana). And the restaurant, independent, has its dining room located in the basement of the hotel. There is a steak house where you can enjoy all kinds of meat: zebra, ostrich, horse and even crocodile! Prices are quite reasonable (around 10 pounds for 8 ounces of meat). The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. It is advisable to make a reservation for dinner because this address is very popular among Prague residents.

    Advice on lodging

    Some rooms have preserved their original decoration (the building dates back to 18th century). Ask for room 305 as its wall is decorated with an old fresco and the ceiling beams are painted with stylised motifs. And room 209 has, in addition to the painted ceiling beams, a lounge separate from the room. Old furniture as well.
    Certainly, these "classy" accommodations really give the impression of sleeping in the past: it is less exciting in terms of comfort...

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, Turkish bath

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

    advantage

    • Some rooms have classy decor.
    • A steak-house in the basement (an independent restaurant).

    disadvantages

    • The breakfast room has no external view.
    • No fitness gym available.

    Traveller Reviews

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    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2013 Posted on 2013-07-23 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        Hotel suffisant pour un petit weekend. Pas cher. Qualité raisonnable.

      • Advantages

        Rapport Qualité/Prix. Situation par rapport au centre ville (tram a proximité).

      • Disavantages

        Un peu ancien. Petit ascenseur. Petite salle de bain.

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      • Overall Score 6.25/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      11 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2011 Posted on 2011-08-11 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Hôtel chic mais sans charme. La chambre, très spacieuse, était peu et mal meublée, donnant une sensation de malaise à chaque arrivée.

      • Advantages

        La situation de cet hotel, idéal pour visiter le quartier Juif, mais aussi pour traverser le pont Charles et découvrir la vieille ville.

      • Disavantages

        L'organisation générale : carte nécessaire pour monter dans l'ascenseur et allumer la lumière de la chambre, mais clé pour ouvrir la porte

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      • Overall Score 6.00/10
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