With Trip Advisor reviews being very mixed we were slightly concerned with our choice of hotel and didn’t really know what to expect, so we arrived with a certain amount of trepidation.
On first impressions, the hotel looks like a decent 4* (UK Standard) which is slightly past its heyday. The lobby/bar (all one open plan area but well demarked) is marbled throughout with slightly worn but heavily used leather couches. The glamour of the past is still there though so don’t be put off. The check in process was quick and efficient with no language barriers. Our party had two rooms, one single and one double. There are two lifts. One lift of the modern variety and the other that has no inner door. If you have kids, avoid the older one for safety reasons.
Both rooms were of good quality. The single room had a double bed. The room wasn’t huge but acceptable. The style of the furniture was old (I imagine in trying to keep in theme with the hotel) but seemed reasonably new. The bathroom was marbled throughout with whirlpool bath and hand held shower. We wanted a stand-alone shower and asked for a room change at reception. The request was accepted and we were offered two rooms to choose from. Twenty minutes later, room was changed.
The double room, on the 4th floor and located at the front of the hotel overlooked the square. It was quite large with plenty of space to walk around. The furniture was more modern than that of the other room. The bathroom was large, with stand-alone shower, whirlpool bath and vanity sink. All exceptionally clean. There was some background noise at night from the square but not intrusively so.
Breakfast was provided on the mezzanine floor. The breakfast area is split into an executive area and another larger breakfast room. Not much difference between the two areas but getting a seat in the exec room was easier. Both rooms have a buffet area and well stocked with the same selection of food. Both rooms very busy between 9am and 10am.
Pleasant staff, very clean, large rooms, comfortable bed, and location (we walked everywhere).
Slight noise from Square at night, décor/furniture could do with a refresh, touts outside trying to sell tickets to Goldfingers Club (part of hotel!), and upgrade needed to the open sided lift.
The hotel obviously has a grand past, but needs a considerate refresh to put some shine back into the place. It’s in a perfect location (despite some noise from the square at night) with all sights within walking distance. The reception / bar couches need replaced and would help brighten up the entrance / lobby area.
Don’t expect 5*. It’s not, at least by UK / US standards. It’s a fairly acceptable 4* with good staff, and acceptable surroundings.
We had a really good stay at the Ambassador and if back in town would stay again.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ambassador Zlata Husa
- Ambassador Zlata Husa Hotel
- Top Hotel Prague
- Prague Top Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Art Nuveau Style building - hotel Ambassador - Zlata Husa***** is located in the city center on the pedestrian zone of famous Wenceslas Square boulevard, surrounded by renowned historical and cultural monuments as well as a commercial district, department stores, luxury shops and a large number o private restaurant, cafes and clubs.Tastefully furnished comfortable rooms are all air-conditioned, they have private marble bathrooms with jacuzzi bath and separate shower. All rooms are equipped with minibar, SAT TV, direct dial phone with voice machine, free wi-fi connection, safety deposit box and hairdryer. ... more less
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