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Archibald At the Charles Bridge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Na Kampe 508/15 | Prague 1 - Malá Strana, Prague 11800, Czech Republic   |  
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Ranked #37 of 668 hotels in Prague
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My first time to Prague and what can I say. The location of this hotel is excellent. So easy to find. The reception staff most polite and helpful. There was a problem with our room on the first night and we were moved to another room the next day, no problem at all. Free wifi. Breakfast is nice with a selection of hot, cold meats and cereals. The best thing was this hotel is in such a nice location very quiet away from all the hustle and bustle of town but in walking distance of everything.

Room Tip: Worth paying extra for fantastic river views
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Archibald h, Front Office Manager at Archibald At the Charles Bridge, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Sirs, thank You for Your visit and for Your review! We are glad that You enjoyed Your stay with the lovely view from Your room. Your words about our hotel staff are much appreciated. We all wish You a great day and will be glad to invite You again anytime! E.Aljanabi,FOM.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Just back from a short weekend break in Prague. We found the staff, especially Ondrej on the front desk, extremely helpful and courteous. The hotel is in a great location, right beside the Charles bridge and within very easy walking distance of the Old Town square. It was extremely cold during our visit (-18C), but the hotel was always warm and cosy. Great sized cosy bedroom, with large flat screen tv, lovely bathroom, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities and everything spotlessly clean. Breakfast had lovely choices with cereals, cold meats, hot buffet and pastries - plenty to keep you going for hours. The hotel arranged our transfers both to and from the airport, which was extremely helpful as our stay was so short we didn't want to waste time trying to locate buses etc. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone going to Prague.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Archibald h, Front Office Manager at Archibald At the Charles Bridge, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear guests, thank You for Your kind words! We are always trying to offer a five-star service in our four-star hotel. I am personally greateful, that You appreciated it, Ondrej is a star! We will be glad to welcome You even in a more friendly-weather season, so that You can enjoy our summer garden and our restaurant on tha bank of the Vltava river. With kind regards, E. Aljanabi, FOM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel over New Year's. Hotel is located away from hustle and bustle in a charming neighborhood near the Charles Bridge but yet is close to all the sights. We walked everywhere from our hotel. Our room on top floor was very roomy and charming. The view from our room of the New Year's Eve fireworks display and the Charles Bridge was absolutely perfect! Breakfast was fine and staff friendly. We ate in the hotel restaurant on New Year's Eve. The New Year menu offered was slightly disappointing compared to price charged and quality of food we had eaten in other similar restaurants on our travels. I would not hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend to others. Perfect location and charm.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Archibald h, Front Office Manager at Archibald At the Charles Bridge, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Madam, thank You very much for Your kind review. We are really glad, that You liked our hotel. We appreciate Your comments about the New Year´s menu. We will do our best for You to enjoy not only our hotel, bur also our lovely restaurant in the future! Wishing You a great Year 2013 E. Aljanabi, FOM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights over the new year and would recommend the hotel and stay again if I came back to Prague. The hotel arranged transport from the airport and all staff at the reception were really helpful. The location is great, really close to all the sights but still seems really quite and away from the bustle of the old town. The local area was nice to walk around, and some excellent bars / restaurants nearby. It was great to be so close to Charles bridge for the new year, and to stand outside the hotel on new years day watching the fireworks.
We stayed in room 10 over looking the river. Others have given negative reviews of room 10 but I thought it was great, really big room with twin beds and a sofa, comfy beds and great view. Yes the bathroom is small but is totally functional, although agree the hairdryer is pretty useless and really should be replaced.
Only other criticism would be the tv - it is advertised as Sat-tv but there were only 5 or 6 channels of which most were different news channels (inc BBC world service). It would have been nice to have more choice, particularly of english channels but we got over this by using the free I-pad and wi-fi provided by the hotel...a great idea!
The restaurant served traditional czech dishes and great czech beer and all the staff were really friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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petra050, Director of Sales at Archibald At the Charles Bridge, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Guests,
first of all I would like to wish you Happy New Year and Thank you so much that you decided to stay in our hotel...I am happy that you enjoyed our riverview room - I think that you had really one of the best place for watching fireworks:) Thanks a lot for your kind feedback and also for few points you mentioned - of course, it´s good to know what should we improve to make stay for our guests even more comfortable. It will be pleasure for us to welcome you back in future!
Kind regards from Prague,
Petra Sudlikova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Really not much more to say - the title says it all. The hotel is not luxury standard, with lots of services, but it is clean, comfortable and in a nice quiet street two minutes walk from the Charles Bridge. It doesn't get much better than that! The breakfast was good and the wifi was free - as it should be!
Great value - highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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petra050, Manager at Archibald At the Charles Bridge, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you very much for your recent stay in our hotel and for your nice feedback you posted here, on Tripadvisor.....I am glad to read that you were satisfied with our services and that you enjoyed your winter city break in Prague. On behalf of Archibald team I wish you Happy New Year 2013 to London!
Kind regards,
Petra Sudlikova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Husband and I spent 4 nights in this hotel over Christmas we had a great time the hotel is special
we had a room 26 looking out over the street no noise at night the bathroom was big only one thing was the shower height a bit too low and i am only 5"4 the bed was fine don't know why they give you 2 small Quilts but it was ok the rooms are cleaned &clean towels every day breakfast was in the bar area the breakfast was good a good choice we also had a meal one night it was good the staff where all nice.on returning to the hotel on Christmas eve they had left us a nice bottle of red wine and some sweet treats nice touch.this is the 3rd time we have been in Prague and the location of this hotel is the best right next to the bridge we have stayed at there other hotel The Archibald City for new year 2005 but we think this is the best out of the 2 would recommend it anytime.we spent 4 fab days this was the first time we have went away for Christmas it was great would do it again we had great Christmas meal over looking the bridge
and the highlight was a trip to the ballet on Boxing day to see The Nutcracker is the first time we have seen a ballet enjoyed it so much.Prague is still one of the best city breaks it has everything you need food/Beer and things to see the people are nice too

  • Stayed December 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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petra050, Manager at Archibald At the Charles Bridge, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you very much for choosing our hotel for your Christmas stay in Prague...I really appreciate your kind comment written about it and it´s nice for me to read that you enjoyed these special days and you had a memorable time here. Thanks a lot for your previous stay at Archibald City hotel as well! Please be sure that you´ll be welcome anytime in future...We wish you good luck and Happy New Year 2013 to Scotland!
Regards, Petra Sudlikova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed here for couple of nights with family and it was definitely the best place that I have ever stayed in Prague. We had a little mix-up with the rooms, but they resolved it immediately and gave us two rooms (because it was four of us and the room we originally had was pretty tight for 4 people). We booked and payed it in advance and it was pretty good deal, especially considering it is in such a great location right next to the Charles Bridge on the river.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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petra050, Director of Sales at Archibald At the Charles Bridge, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Mr.Pilsen,
on behalf of Archibald team I would like to Thank you very much for your stay with us and also for the 1st review posted in 2013! Your kind words are perfect New Year´s start for all of us and I do believe that we´ll continue with getting comments like this from our satisfied guests:)
With kindest regards from Prague to California,
Petra Sudlikova
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Address: Na Kampe 508/15 | Prague 1 - Malá Strana, Prague 11800, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#31 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#32 Luxury Hotel in Prague
#33 Family Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Archibald At the Charles Bridge 4*
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Also Known As:
Archibald u Karlova Mostu (At The Charles Bridge) Hotel Prague

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