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Hotel Esplanade Prague
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Washingtonova 1600/19, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic   |  
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Ranked #185 of 668 hotels in Prague
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“Hotel Esplanade, Prague”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Hotel was elegant with an old world charm reminiscent of the 1920's. Was well located, walking distance from train station & main shopping area. It was clean and roomy and we had a view up to the castle. Staff were generally friendly & helpful. Price was relatively high but it did include breakfast which was very good.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Esplanade_CZ, Director of Sales at Hotel Esplanade Prague, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
I'm glad you have had a great time with us - thank you for your review and comments which I have shared with all of our team.

I hope to see you in Prague again soon!

Kind regards

Eva Rožková
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  • Sleep Quality
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

They must have pulled 2 Stars down from the Sky. The place is close to the Rail Station a plus if you come by Train. It must be 100 years old and not much modernization has been done.
Looks good from the outside but the rooms are old looking and small with high ceilings and you feel cold when it is raining outside. I know the Esplanade Hotel in Marienbad, what a difference. !! Not only in the Hotel but also in the service and friendliness of the people in general and specially in Prag where in many Restaurants the workers must think they are still serving East Germans during the Communist area.
The breakfast was not much better than in a 3 star Hotel when you compare it to other Hotels in other countries in Europe, we did not eat there any other time since they charge prices like in a 5 Star. Summing it all up I did not like Prag it is very over rated and over priced, you get much more in Budapest for your money and it is more interesting.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Esplanade_CZ, Director of Sales at Hotel Esplanade Prague, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Ernie,

Thank you very much for your review.

Honestly, you are the first I ever hear to say that he doesnt like Prague.
Prague is city with soul and also here on tripadvisor it is one of top rated destination. Our hotel was estabilished as a hotel in 1927 and it has this typical old style and also building is this old, but our hotel was completly renovated in 2008. I am really sure, there are many modern designer hotels here in Prague which will maybe fullfill your wishes for accomodation. Our french restaurant is in Micheline guide and our 3 course lunch menu is offered for price of aprox. 10 EUR. In comparation with other big european cities I think Prague is very cheap.

I hope once you will give Prague second chance.

Best regards

Eva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Just returned from staying 2 nights at this wonderful hotel in Prague. Unlike the big, chain hotels, this is a smaller hotel with a realy Prague feeling about it. The room was comfortable and roomy and the bathroom facilities and amenities were excellent. It is near the Opera House, which we visited both nights, but a bit further from the Old City and Charles Bridge. But very walkable. The cafe opposite reception is excellent offering very delicious, light snacks till 2230. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Esplanade_CZ, Director of Sales at Hotel Esplanade Prague, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Barbara,

We thank you for your review on Tripadvisor & helping other customers choose our property.

We Hope you have taken fond memories of Esplanade with you.

We look forward to seeing you in Prague soon

Regards,

Eva Rožková
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The choice of this hotel was based on a project I was researching. Although this train station hotel is not as grand and charming as the Esplanade in Zagreb (not a chain hotel, btw), it was clean, with some old-world elegance, and a good view of the old and new train stations in Prague. It might not have the convenience of a hotel located in old town, or the idyllic quality of a hotel on the other side of the river. But if one is taking the train across Europe. this hotel is very useful. To have breakfast, it is better to take it in the proper dining room than to squeeze amongst the tourist groups in the breakfast room. There is no charge and it is more comfortable. One should also try having dinner once - old-fashioned Central European fare served with aplomb. If you visit during summer time, sitting on the little patio drinking a glass of Czech sparkling wine and watching people - a wonderful change from the hustle and bustle of tourist sites.
Caveat: service could still be a bit pre-free market at times. My receptionist was quite stern with me.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Esplanade_CZ, Director of Sales at Hotel Esplanade Prague, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your review. Great to see that you liked our hotel. You are right about the location of our hotel - I personaly like it as it is central, yet quiet and we have the benefit of train station. Prague is relatively small and compact place compared to other major cities, so if you like a short walk - our hotel is ideal.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Perfectly situated if you arrive by train. The Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the main railway station.

The hotel itself is beautiful, the rooms cosy and the breakfast is really good.

You only need to walk 10 minutes the the old town. Basically you don't need any public transportation to get to all the important sights.

We will definitely come again!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Esplanade_CZ, Director of Sales at Hotel Esplanade Prague, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thanks for the fantastic review! We're very pleased you enjoyed your overall stay. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out to me again for your next stay.
Thanks again!!
Eva Rožková
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I had a lovely stay at the hotel and the inteiour was really beautiful. The food in the French restaurant also was up to standard. Very nice staff and efficient reception check-in/out service, but missing a smile. I do agree with other reviewers/guests that the smoking in the lounge/restaurant area is a negative feature. Thsi could be in line with the rest of most European countries in the E.U.
The constant modern lounge/buddah bar music in the municipal restaurant/bar area also doesn't communicate well with the classic interiour. In addition, the elevator is too small, which presents a problem for the luggage transportation up to higher floors including the checking out process. The cloakroom area seemed a little restricted volumewise and storage of luggage there in this open area provided easy access to any professional thieves.My room cleaning was immaculate - but the floor carpet never was vacuumed cleaned for the duration of my stay there.Unfortunte. Also a waste paper basket was a missing necessity at the writing desk, as I was there for a working stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Esplanade_CZ, Director of Sales at Hotel Esplanade Prague, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you so much for the recent review that you wrote.

We truly appeciate all feedback.

We hope to see you again in hotel Esplanade Prague

All the best,

Eva Rožková
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

When I booked this hotel I didnt know its close to train station. Its not so big problem, but oposite the hotel is park where you can see people taking drugs and homelesses. Because we came with motorbikes I was scared to leave our machines there. But hotel has guarded garage and also there is all day and night hotel security guy guarding all cars at the street parking. So we decided to leave motorbikes on the street. And all the time I looked at our motorbikes I saw that security guy somewhere close, so I wasnt scared anymore. ;) Hotel is situated in historical building and is decorated in old elegant style. All employees we met here were polite, professional and friendly. This hotel is for those ones who like old elegance and time-proved quality. Room was right size and we felt very good there. Because hotel is close to Vaclavs square and city centre, I would like to come back in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Esplanade_CZ, Director of Sales at Hotel Esplanade Prague, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you very much for your review - I'm glad you have enjoyed your stay and our team made all the difference.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Prague and our hotel soon,

Kind regards

Eva
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Additional Information about Hotel Esplanade Prague

Address: Washingtonova 1600/19, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #185 of 668 hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Esplanade Prague 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxury Hotel Esplanade Praha, located right in the heart of Prague's historical centre is more than ready to take care of its valued guests. In 2008 all rooms have been newly renovated and equipped with all modern amenities such as air conditioning or LCD television of 32" and more. Allow yourself to be carried away by the atmosphere of the twenties when the hotel was opened. Free use of WIFI in all guest rooms and public area. ... more   less 
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