If you have read some of my other reviews, a theme is emerging. It is important to note we are Americans and are obviously used to a more comfortable, pillow top style bed.
We stayed at this hotel for a few nights in early June 2012. The location is AMAZING! Every night we walked down to the old square where city hall and Tyn Cathedral are. It was really easy to walk from here to most major attractions. In addition, the Namesti Republiky metro station, which is a main transportation hub, is right down the block. Furthermore, there is a huge mall called the Palladium right around the corner which was useful when we needed to buy some things from the Pharmacy and DM.
So location was a huge plus!
Another plus was the breakfast. We got a good package deal including breakfast, it was well worth it. Unlike most other trips I've taken in Europe where all that was provided was a crappy continental breakfast (think toast, cereal, some cold cuts), this restaurant truly had a fantastic spread. There was a chef making omelettes, there was a hot buffet with sausage, bacon, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, potatoes. There was a cold fruit buffet with at least five different types of fruit. In addition, there was cereal, filtered coffee (with the option of ordering cappuccinos), and danishes. We were very satisfied with the breakfast and one could easily fill up in the morning ensuring you only have to pay for one other meal a day.
Now, the minuses.
On first seeing the room, we both thought it was a bit small. My wife had called ahead several times to ask about the bed. She asked if it was a king size bed. We were told it was. In reality, I think Americans have much different dimensions for what they consider a king size bed. Our bed was more like a double twin. The size itself wouldn't have been a major problem except it was hard. If you sleep on your side like we do, expect to wake up with a numb arm, or sore shoulder, or pinched back. It was really unfortunate the bed was so hard because we did not wake up feeling rested a single morning.
So, to recap, the positives are the breakfast and the location. The negatives were the incredibly uncomfortable bed and the generally small size of the room.
If they would invest some money in more comfortable mattresses, it would have gotten a higher rating from us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the Old Town surrounded by galleries, boutiques, cafes, the hotel makes for the perfect place to stay. This magical 4 star hotel is a neo baroque 19th century building elegantly decorated creating a unique ambience, combined with wonderful service ensuring your stay will be full of memories. Indulge in the upmost comfort and historical roots of the hotel where the famous Czech writer Franz Kafka spent 12 years of his life, we will make it to be unforgettable visit. ... more less
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