The Euro Hotel, Prague is a fairly large hotel with 24 hour desk service and is situated in a mainly commercial area. It is convenient for public transport to the city centre and has an underground car park if you are driving. I guess this hotel is aimed at business travelers as well as tourists. We stayed at the end of January during a spell of wind, ice and snow so I don’t think we saw Prague at its best. However, the hotel was clean, comfortable and cheap (about £30 per night b&b) making it excellent value.
It's situated about 30 minutes drive from the airport. The hotel would be fairly difficult to get to for first time visitors so I would recommend a taxi. As you leave the airport, cross the road and you will see AAA taxis (yellow cars). This company employs English speaking dispatchers who will help you and will explain to the driver where you want to go. They will also give you the approximate price. This was 800 Czech Republic Koruny (just under £19). Acceptable tipping in Czech Republic is 10%. The hotel is very close to a KFC, a motorway, a petrol station, another main road, a large office block, a repair garage and a DIY store. Not the most attractive vista.
There are 9 floors to the hotel that are serviced by 3 lifts which makes it suitable for disabled or elderly guests. All rooms have en suite (shower) facilities and are reasonably sized and functional in a Travelodge-esque sort of way. Hair dryers can be hired for no cost from reception (€10 or 1000 CZK refundable deposit required). Heating / air conditioning is provided and the large windows are double glazed. The rooms are well sound proofed with no traffic noise or noticeable noise from other rooms. There are no tea / coffee making facilities in the room.
Friendly and helpful and most speak good English.
Food & Drink
There is no restaurant or food available other than breakfast which was cold continental buffet style. There was a good choice of breads, cakes, cold meats, cheeses, cereal, yoghurt etc. and nice coffee even though it came out of a machine. There is nowhere to eat in the immediate area except for KFC which is literally 50 yards away. The hotel has a nice bar area that closes at midnight but be aware that drinks prices will be around 50 to 75 percent more than you will pay in city centre bars. Again there is nowhere else around the immediate area.
All areas were clean and the room well serviced.
Tips & Travel
Don’t change money in the hotel. Their rate is only 25CZK to the pound. There are plenty of places in the city to do this. Make sure to check the sell and buy rates not just the headline rate they are advertising. You should get 38 to 42CZK for a pound.
Smokers beware. Although Czech Republic is in the EU, you can only bring back 200 cigs. Customs officers in the UK look out for people who don't know this and who think that they can bring in as many as they would from Spain. The airport will happily sell you as many as you want - UK customs will be delighted to relieve you of them.
Getting to the city centre will take around 20 to 30 minutes and is achieved via a combination of bus and metro. The hotel will sell you a single journey ticket for 20CZK (about 50p). This gives you 75 minutes of travel on the busses, trams and metro from the time you stamp it on the bus or tram or at the yellow machine on the way into the metro. I would recommend a 3 or 7 day pass which can be purchased from the window at Muzeum metro station. A 3 day pass is 220CZK and a 7 day is 280CZK (about £6.50).
To get to the metro, the easiest way is to get the bus (although you can walk it in about 10 minutes if you know where you are going). To find the bus stop, walk around the back of the hotel keeping the petrol station on your right. Ahead you will see a repair garage. Walk through their car park keeping the building on your left. You then go down a grass / muddy bank where you will see the bus stop. All the buses that stop here go to the metro station which is the next stop. Make a note of the numbers as when you return, not all buses come back the same way. When you get off the bus you will be at Chodov (pronounced Hodov) metro station. This is also the location of Prague’s largest shopping mall and is worth a look. Chodov is on line C of the metro and a good place to get off is Muzeum station. This will take you to the top of Wenceslas Square which is really a boulevard of shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Amedia Praha. For budget conscious business travelers and tourists, our modern and comfortable hotel in Prague's Chodov neighborhood is nearby the biggest shopping centre in Prague which offers a wide selection of International brands, restaurants, and entertainment sites as well as a fitness centre, bowling and bars. The hotel is well-appointed and three-star rated featuring comfortable and affordable renovated rooms exceeding the standards. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite flat screen televisions, a desk and a bathroom with shower, WC and a wash basin. Modern style fully renovated rooms with double beds for one or two people with choice of Business or Standard category. BEST WESTERN Amedia Praha is known for the attractive price-for-value ratio throughout the year, even during fair and event periods. There is a great connection to the busy center of Prague which makes the hotel a perfect place for businessmen, visitors of Prague's many congresses and exhibitions as well as for tourists who seek a quiet place to rest after a busy day and yet want to be able to reach Prague's busiest streets in minutes. Our front desk is open 24 hours to ensure easy check-in upon arrival. The hotel is located close to public transportation with the metro only 500 meters away and the city center can be reached within 20 minutes. For those traveling by plane, the airport is also only 20 minutes away. There is easy accessibility to the D1 Highway as well as quick car access to the city ring road. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eurohotel Praha Prague
- Eurohotel Praha Hotel Prague
- Euro Hotel Praha