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“Odd location but great value” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Amedia Praha
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Turkova 5a/2318, Prague 14900, Czech Republic (Formerly Amedia Express Praha) (Praha 11)   |  
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Ranked #435 of 662 Hotels in Prague
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Odd location but great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2007

Summary

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.


The Hotel

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.

Rooms

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.

Staff

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.

Cleanliness

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.

Stayed January 2007
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2006

We stayed in this hotel for a long w/e and loved it.
It was very good value for money and only a short walk to the metro and the HUGE shopping mall. Ignore all reviews that there is not one - how on earth could you miss it?!
The city is only 15 mins on the metro, so the hotel is in a good location. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the room clean and spacious.
Would definately go back.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2006

Put it to the test this hotel is not bad on the whole, but beyond all that there are a few small problems that need some attention:
1. Safe well the idea of a safe is for us to store things in security and not watch them put in a envolope and leave it on the desk for all eyes while trying to deal with a mix of customers.
2. A lot of sites say that the hotel is located 500m from a large shopping centre, "where" is all I can say even asking at the desk they said there was not one.
Good Points:
1. Bar facilitise
2. Clean environment
3. Maids service was excellent
4. Breakfast buffet was nice too.

On the whole not bad all over.

  • Liked — located next to KFC
  • Disliked — safe
  • Tips/Secrets — nil
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2006

Dont be put off by the previous negative reviews. The hotel is ok, clean and functional and most importantly very cheap. It is far from the center, takes 25 minutes by metro and 10 minutes walk to get to center. Metro doesnt run after midnight, so be prepared for a taxiride back which as most in CZ is cheap. Theres nothing in the nearby of the hotel, except a KFC and a gasstation. Our AC didnt work but we didnt say anything either, so they might have had it work. Important: The windows cannot open, som if the AC isnt running it gets stuffy fast. Rooms are very small but clean in light colors. Poor cont breakfast as could be expected.

Oh yes, if you are driving there is plenty of free parkingspace next to the hotel. Personally id prefer not to drive too much on roads in Prague as roads are complicated without GPS.

I recommed this only to backpackers and students that doesnt mind a little effort to get to center. Not a bad hotel but bad location. On the other hand its very cheap for Prague so what do you expect.

Next time I going to Prague we are staying in one of the small hotels/inns that you find in the small walking streets in the old town. Very idylllic and romantic. But these place you wont find on the internet. So perhaps book one night here and then find the place you want to stay when you get here. Must stay that Prague is wonderful. The scenary, the people, the food and ofcourse the prices.

Happy hols.

Stayed June 2006
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2006

Went to Prague a few weeks ago with some other women for a hen weekend. Stayed at the Euro Hotel which was too far out of the city and involved spending alot of money every time we wanted taxis to get us into the city centre. Hotel's own taxis were nearly double the cost of the public taxis, which you had to book to come to the hotel.
Night clubs were absolutely awful - full of stupid very drunk English youths on their stag nights.
Prague is not as cheap as we are led to believe. They have really caught up with European prices and spot the tourists immediately!
Beautiful buildings and plenty to look at, but all at a price.
Would not bother to go there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2005

There are a few issues with this hotel- the windows are sealed and there didn't seem to be any AC so it got a little stuffy, and it's FAR from the downtown area. Otherwise, I thought it was an excellent value- the room was clean and comfortable, with a big leather side chair. Bathroom was decent sized and TV selection was OK. Breakfast is all cold items, but is served in a nice space whilst sitting on big wicker chairs. The breakfast room doubles as a bar at night and had a lively crown of tourists from Germany and the UK. WLAN connection is in this area as well. The only restaurant is KFC next door, but there is also and Agip petrol station behind the hotel with a good snack and drink selection. It is a hike to get to downtown, be forewarned! It is about 20 minutes walking to the Chodov metro station- better to walk 200 metres to the bus stop on the main road and have the bus drop you at the Opatov (sp?) metro station and come in that way- saves on the feet after a long day of sightseeing. I took the hotel's cab to the airport at a cost of 850 crowns- my inbound cab from the rail station wound up being free when the driver could not produce the receipt I required for my company to reimburse. The staff at the hotel's front desk all spoke English just fine- perhaps this is new staff since some of the earlier reviews (the KFC employees also speak English!). I would stay here again if ever again in Prague.

  • Stayed September 2005, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2005

ok where to begin - the good points

1) price - reasonable price - I booked through expedia and though cheap there are cheaper out of town hotels to be found
2) The hotel was clean and tidy and the rooms were cleaned well by the maid - pretty spotless actually with fresh towels bedding every day

ok the bad ones

The air con doesnt work at all well - the windows do not open so if you are going in summer make sure you purchase a large fan. The rooms are stuffy and airless and are not nice places to be in after a hard days sight seeing.
The staff are unhelpful at best - we booked a double room but got a twin - when we asked to chang the reply was all the rooms are the same why not push the beds together - all very well but not exactly all that confortable or romantic
Ask for a coffee at the bar and if they've forgotten to turn the machine on prepare to be ignored. Also if your english you tend to be the last to be served at the bar (the prices atre not cheap either for prague standars)
Contrary to what it says about the hotel there are not loads of restaurants nearby - infact there is notheing nearby except a pizza place and kfc - the hotel is set by the motorway and is mainly in an business building area. The nearest shops and restaurant is at chordov metro station which is a good 15 minutes brisk hike to get around the motorway. That is a chinease but opening closing times for all the shops are very early.
There is a bus to the metro station and back which you catch at the bus stop 5 minutes walk from the hotel - it is bus 115 and runs until midnight - the metro also shuts down at about midnight

overall if i were to visit prague again i would definatly not stop here - given the choice i would stop in the city centre or if i had to resort to the outskirts due to price i would pick a better location than chodov - its more like a welcome break or travelodge than a hotel

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Turkova 5a/2318, Prague 14900, Czech Republic (Formerly Amedia Express Praha)
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 11
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #435 of 662 Hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Amedia Praha 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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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