Rafaello was definitely a solid stay, but didn't live up to a 4-star quality (but hey, we're in Eastern Europe, standards might be different). I lived in a typical two-bed room on the third floor. While the bathroom was absolutely beautiful and sparkling clean, there was no shower curtain and water spilled everywhere. The bathtub however, was definitely a nice touch since so many of the hotels around have just showers.
The room itself was decently clean, but there is no air conditioning and opening the windows brought in mosquitoes. If you're going in the summer, this might be a small concern. I went in mid July and it was a bit stuffy, but I was able to handle it. The downside to the rooms is that there is no desk or chair in it (that's why this is more 3 star than 4). It's hard to sit down and type away on a computer without a work station.
Front desk services were very friendly and nice -- I was pleasantly surprised. WIFI also worked very well in the rooms, which was great! Breakfast too, was very extensive and awesome. The elevators however, only stopped "in between" floors (imagine a two flights of stairs between one floor -- the elevator stopped between the flights), so it wasn't that useful. Also, the lights in the hallways are motion-sensored, which meant that they were dark unless you walked into them. Definitely not a problem for me -- I liked the environmental aspect of it, but it's definitely not a "4 star" luxury feel if that's what you are looking for. The professional photos aren't very accurate here.
Location is great -- very close to the subway/tram/bus stations and easy enough to walk into the city (about 15 minutes into old city). Not the most "happening" area but it was good enough -- there's a McDonalds nearby, bakery, flower shops, etc...
- Also Known As:
- Raffaello Hotel Prague
- Hotel Raffaello Prague
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Raffaello is a brand-new four-star hotel situated in the city centre, near the greatest historical and architectural monuments and buildings like Wenceslas Square, the National Museum and the Congress Center. Hotel Raffaello**** offers 29 luxurious double rooms and 5 apartments (duplex/with balcony). ... more less
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