I stayed here with a small group of college students from March 14-17. At check-in, we were required to give our passports to the clerk at the front desk. No explanation was made about why this was necessary other than they require it for all American and British citizens (are we especially dangerous??). They would not accept a driver's license. They were also quite defensive about their request. Later, they told us all they wanted was our full name and birthdate, which would have been available on any driver's license!
Our room was located on the second floor down a long, very dark hallway. The hotel staff is extremely concerned with conserving electricity and keep the hotel very dark (as you can see in the pictures). There are some very fabulous spaces that go unused because they do not turn on the chandeliers to light the spaces (and some of the staff don't even know where to turn them on). This gave me a very uncomfortable feeling the whole time I was there. In addition, you couldn't see any of the architectural details of the space (which is the only reason we stayed there). Because we had three people and we required another bed, our room was quite spacious. We had two (European-style) double beds with table and chairs, and a wardrobe. However, I was disappointed because the interior and the furniture had all been replaced with generic, cheap fixtures. Our group was on an arts and design tour and stayed here to experience the historic spaces. Still, it was functional and fairly clean. The door to the room, however, was not secure and could be pulled open (even when locked). The bathrooms were ok- but there was no shower curtain (which sent water all over the floor).
Overall, the hotel was ok- but disappointing. I would have enjoyed this place more if it I could have actually been able to see its historic architecture. Had I not been traveling in a group, I would have felt more insecure about staying in such a place. I would NOT stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Evropa Hotel Prague