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“Excellent location for onward travel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Merkur
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tesnov 1162/9, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic (Nove Mesto (New Town))   |  
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Ranked #186 of 662 Hotels in Prague
London, United Kingdom
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Excellent location for onward travel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Chose this hotel primarily for its location,close to the metro,when coming from the airport,and also close to Florenc bus station,for my onward travel the next morning.Reception was friendly and efficient,both day and night receptionists.The room was small but quite comfortable,TV with in-room safe,TV with international channels and hairdryer in the surprisingly nice bathroom with a large shower cubicle.The supplied toiletries were basic,but then most people carry their own. There was no fridge or minibar,but several convenience stores nearby can supply you with water,beer or whatever you need.It's about 15 minutes walk to the Old Town Square,there are a number of restaurants between the hotel and the old town,including some quite trendy looking ones.The breakfast buffet was pretty good,fresh fruit including fresh pineapple and watermelon,various cereals,a good choice of cold meats and cheeses,nice breads and rolls, and a good choice of pastries.I didn't check out the hot dishes,or curious salad offerings.All in all a good choice if you're looking for a decent,reasonably priced place to stay overnight.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Good part of prague, walking to many places. ITs a 3 star so you cant expect greatness but it was perfect for us 3 guys in our late 20s. Clean place, very friendly staff and good pressure showers. Internet was good too.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

stayed here for a weekend with the girlfriend and mates, the location is ok, its a short walk to what i would call the main area, maybe 10 minutes, but there are shops, cafes restaurants in very close proximity.
hotel was clean and comfortable, rooms were fine.
overall the hotel did what it was supposed to do it was somewhere clean to sleep.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Quite near the centre (5 min walk to centre). Rooms dated but excellent value for money. Breakfast was good, plenty of choice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

My wife Jacqui and I and my sister in law Julie and her partner Chris spent three nights in this hotel over the jubilee weekend. The hotel itself is very basic, although the rooms were clean and tidy and the staff very attentative.

It is located in an area that first looks a little out of town and commercial, but it really is perfect for anyone wishing to have a hotel as a base, which is cheap and which gives easy access to the city and its sights by either tram, the subway train or on foot. The tube sation of Florenc is five minutes walk away, whilst the old town itself is only fifteen minutes on foot. Even then the restaurants, bars and shops etc start almost immediately you head towards the centre, so plenty to do and see from the hotel.

We were going to get a full day travel pass, but really didn't need one. Indeed the sites of Prague can pretty much be covered in a full day, possibly a further half day on top, so if you are coming to see the historical capital of the Czech Republic and have booked for three days, as we did, then you may wish to plan a trip away from Prague for one of these days. We went to the city of Karlovy Vary, about 120 kms to the west of Prague. This is a beautiful picturesque old city with superb buildings and architecture running along the Tepla River ( including a hot spa area and small guyser ) with restaurants and shops a plenty. There is also the Diana funicular railway at the top end of the city walk along the river which takes you up to a tower ( lift broken when we were there and its a fair few flights of stairs to the top ). This gives excellent views across the city and beyond. Well worth it and very cheap also.

Tip if you wish to visit Karlovy Vary is to go on the local bus. The main Prague bus station is within two minutes walk from the Hotel Merkur. We saw an excursion for Karlovy Vary on brochures in the hotel at a cost of 1600 Krona each. We got guaranteed bus seats return for only 313 Krona each. Book early, probably the day before, as the seats can get taken. It's a two hour journey each way but well worth it. You'll get bored in Prague if you do not look at somewhere else.

In addition, please do not miss the Ice Bar close to the Charles Bridge in Prague centre. This is excellent and is not being marketed very well. It is superb. A great experience and for 200 Krona with a pint included is absolutley brilliant for a small group or party.

Turning back to the Hotel Merkur, we stayed on a bed and breakfast basis. The breakfast was suppoed to be continental. However, it was way better than what I would have described as continental before arriving. Cereal, meats, pizza, other savouries, plenty of choice of breads, coffee, tea and a selection of cakes and other sweet orientated bits and bobs meant this was far from a simple offering. Not an English breakfast granted but an excellent choice to fill you up for a days sight seeing.

If you do not wish to travel into the centre for a good selection of bars and restaurants, just turn left out of the hotel front doors ( believe me on this ) then left at the corner and head along this street. It initially looks a bit rough for about twenty yards or so but once you are at the church ( and you'll know what I mean when you are there ) it turns into a very attractive area with plenty of choice and at prices far less than the centre. Only a small distance to get home also.

All in all, a basic hotel, but one which is excellent for a base. One I would return to without hesitation if I were to ever return to Prague.

Room Tip: We were in room 301. No view, but at the back. No issues with noise whatsoever.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

In a nutshell this hotel is a great base for a few nights in Prague. It is situated just a few minutes walk from the train station (Florence) & a ten minute stroll from the City Centre.

My wife & I paid approx 200 euros for our 4 night stay B&B which in our opinion represented good value. The room was spacious and very clean (maid service daily during our stay). Breakfast was good with many continental options to suite different tastes.

Prague itself was excellent and highly recommended for those who wish to combine culture, shopping, eating & drinking. Many places to eat for all tastes & budgets. The local beers are superb & range between 80p for 500ml to £4 (close to the castle must be avoided, if you are thirsty walk a little away from the centre).

So if you do not wish to pay top dollar but wish to be fairly close the the action, this hotel is the one for you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The hotel is well-located, 2 mins walk from the metro, one min away from the tram station. The hotel is however loud and suits more for school kid outing. At night, it's quite loud. The staffs in general are ok. The room is very old, but clean. The breakfast is good with good varieties.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Tesnov 1162/9, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Nove Mesto (New Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#137 Business Hotel in Prague
#175 Romantic Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Merkur 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel with cafe, bar & restaurant is located in the city centre; within walking distance of historical sights. ... more   less 
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