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Florentina Boat Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dvorakovo nabrezi, Dock nr. 7 street | Prague 1, Prague, Czech Republic   |  
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Ranked #167 of 662 Hotels in Prague
Long Jetty, Australia
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“Florentina gives a different dimension”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

First, remember always that you are renting a cabin on a boat and the price is €38/ night including free breakfast and free WiFi..
With that in mind the cabin is tiny, even by Ibis standards. We had to remove a chair from the room so we could put our bags in. Two bunks on each side of the room were quite comfortable and long enough for my 183cm while a double wardrobe supplied more than enough hanging space. Shelves and cabinets above one of the bunks provided more storage. The bathroom was also tiny, but functional.
We enjoyed spectacular views across the river to the beautiful buildings on the other side, even the floodlit palace could be seen shimmering across the water at night. And its quiet – no traffic or river noises invade your sleep. The location of the Florentine is superb. It’s just a 4 minute walk to the old town square, and a further 10 minutes to Wenceslas Square.
Every one of the staff that we dealt with was friendly, helpful and cooperative. The bar manager even made us gluewine– delicious and warming on a freezing nite. We had an early departure and they made us each a breakfast pack. Reception staff were also most obliging.
Breakfast was okay with juice, cereal, meats and cheeses, and a hot serve – scrambled egg and sausages on successive days, and spreads for the varieties of breads.
On the negative, it’s noisy from other guests. A tribe arrived back from a night out at 1140 and made a huge racket talking and laughing until 1205 and all this just down the corridor from reception. Only one power outlet in the room is insufficient for 1 phone, 2 camera batteries, Ipad and netbook. The choice of TV programs is poor with no international channels available that I could find.
Overall though, its certainly worth the price and we would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room wih river views - its great to look over at night and the day
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Stayed here one week with my boyfriend and it was the ideal place for us!..Great location ,service and the price amazing! Would stay here again if ever back in Prague! Highly recommend especially because of the friendly and helpful staff!

Room Tip: Try to get river view!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Well we visited Prague for our wedding anniversary and when looking for a hotel to stop in we found the flronentina. Now I have stayed in Prague a few times in my life and this by far has to be the best hotel I have used there.

Value for money is amazing. £175 for 5 nights bed and breakfast....with amazing views over the river to the castle. 5 minutes from the Charles bridge and from the old town square.

Breakfast was a bit basic (that is me being picky I love a fry up)

We got a new room with a sliding door to look out as the other boats go by.....this is a true gem. If you do book then book direct with them and ask for a river view as the other side has views of the. Stone wall.

Room Tip: Ask for a new room with a castle view
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is by far the best value you can find in Prague when it comes to location, price, and staff. I would just stop reading this review now and book a room right away. Imaging waking up and looking out your window and seeing the river, and the Prague Castle in the distance. Then as you prepare for your day you have a nice included breakfast in the dinning hall with, again, a great view of the city. If the views are great, the location is even better. Located just a short 10 minute walk from the Charles bridge, and another short walk from the Old Town this boat hotel is in the middle of everywhere while away from it all. Getting to the hotel from the airport it's really easy by public transportation. Just take bus 119 to metro Stop Dejvicka, take that line to Staromestska; once there take the stairs on your left (the ones with the signs that have all the Trams), once on the street make a left and walk towards the river, and then turn right walk pass the bridge then look for the ramp that takes you to the boat.
Due to its location on the river and away from the crowds you can fall soundly asleep after a long day. Do not worry about the boat rocking and getting sick because that will not happen. The boat is perfectly anchored and you won't feel any movement. The single rooms have a huge bed that take out most of the space but I'm ok with that, the view and location more than make up for it.
The front desk staff is very attentive, and helpful. The night front desk guy, Jiri, really went out of his way for us whenever we asked him for help. The dinning room staff could use some help from Jiri as they can be rather rough at times. Make sure that you have cash if you are having dinner in the boat as they don't take cards in the dinning room. You can have a nice 3 course meal for only 7 euros. The hotel also has a wide open deck on top perfect for having a beer, or a bottle of wine and enjoying the view late at night.
Every city with a river needs a Florentina Boat hotel, and an employee like Jiri.

Room Tip: Book early so you can have a room with a view of the city.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I have now stayed here three times and it is a good place to stay whilst in Prague, especially if you are strapped for cash. The rooms on the boat are small but very clean and en-suite. The breakfast is ample and the staff are friendly.

Most importantly, you are in the centre of the greatest city in the world. The Old Town Square and Charles Bridge are less than ten minutes away. If you stay here, you must get up early and walk the bridge before the tourists arrive. It can be quite peaceful when empty.

Room Tip: See if you can get a room that faces the Castle.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

the boat is clean and nice. at a walking distance to main attractions. rooms are small but you don't stay much in there anyway. Good price for someone traveling on a budget. The Breakfast is included and is ok. I would recommend it to all looking for a different and fun place, but nothing fancy.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

It is great to stay in a boat. Our room was on the river side and the view from the window was awesome. 10-15 min. walk to any place to visit (Charles Bridge, old town, lesser town). Good buffet breakfast.No double bed, two single beds put together. Shower might be uncomfortable for a large person.

Room Tip: Ask a room looking to the river side
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Dvorakovo nabrezi, Dock nr. 7 street | Prague 1, Prague, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #167 of 662 Hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Florentina Boat Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
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