First of all the location is perfect for exploring the city on foot or by the great public transport network. Streets and pavements are often cobbled, so it is advisable for the ladies to wear flat shoes rather than heels. The hotel is a short walk (less than 5 mins from the Charles Bridge) and just a few steps away from the Prague Castle on an incline. It is in a quiet and safe area of the city, located close to many international embassies (Italian/Romanian/US embassies are just a short walk away)
The hotel itself is in a historic building that has been tastefully refurbished and despite its age it has a lift, in a glass-covered central courtyard which is welcome after the walk up the hill from the City centre.
We stayed in room 307 on the third floor of the hotel overlooking the castle at the back of the building (the street "Nerudova" is not busy in any case). Our room was spacious and beautifully clean. We had a small office nook, and a bathroom with a smallish bath. My only comment is that the bath is quite high to step into which you need to be able to do as it is a shower-over-bath arrangement. The room had Wifi access, a small TV and a mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities.
The thing that makes this place extra special are the lovely attentive staff, they really can't do enough for you, and a lovely added touch is the chocolates and a rose on the bed after the room has been cleaned.
Yes, there are some very minor shortcomings for a 4* - towels are a little small, double is 2 singles pushed together which is not to everyone's liking, tv channels are limited... oh and there's no pool or fitness facilities but if you are looking for that kind of hotel then go to the big conglomerates.
Also breakfast is local fare and you have to experiment, and not expect a full English or decent tea. If you are that bothered about tea, I suggest you put some teabags in your case!
Overall superb service, superb value and perfect for a short or long stay. Go - you won't be disappointed.
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