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Karoliny Svetle 34, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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#74 of 670 hotels in Prague
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Smetana Hotel (formerly Pachtuv Palace) is one of Prague’s well-kept treasures situated in the heart of Prague with only a 1-minute walk to the Charles Bridge and a 5-minute walk to the Old Town Square. It is the only hotel with direct views over the Prague Castle and Vltava River. Surrounded by art masterpieces and extraordinary cultural atmosphere, the hotel used to be the usual home of Mozart and Casanova in Prague. All our spacious rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, smartphones, flat-screen televisions, coffee machines and minibars with complimentary soft drinks. Scrumptious Breakfast is served in the Bellevue, the Czech Republic’s highest-ranked restaurant. The venue is also available for Lunch and Dinner, offering upscale dining combining the finest ingredients with contemporary global culinary trends. The Wellness Centre provides an exclusive range of massages, beauty treatments and hairdressing services using luxury products while access to our Sauna is free. Airport transfers in a private limousine as well as personalised tours outside Prague can be arranged by our Front Office Team. In addition, valet parking at a secured garage is available (EUR 38 per 24 hours).
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Paid private parking nearby
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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City View
River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Czech and 7 more


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Grade: 100 out of 100
329Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
222Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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Christine wrote a review Aug 10
1 contribution
Brilliant hotel. We were well looked after. The staff were friendly, kind and nothing was too much trouble. The room was exactly as advertised and everything was perfect! Really close to all attractions. Couldn’t recommend more highly. 10/10
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Alexandre PETROU, Guest Services / Front Office at Smetana Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your amazing review. It is truly heartwarming for us to know that despite these difficult times, our clients still feel our guest service oriented sense of hospitality. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, and really hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon ! Kind regards,
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iloveuk_13 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia72 contributions26 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My husband and I spent a week in this amazing hotel, and there are three reasons why the Smetana MUST be at the top of your list for Prague: 1. The building. It is beautiful. It is historic. The inner section is the Pachtuv Palace, built in 1628 and host to some incredible names such as Mozart, Casanova and Wagner. The newer (19th century) wing overlooks the Vltava river, with stunning and ever-changing views of the castle and Charles Bridge. The spa and sauna are housed in the cellars of the Palace - a lovely and atmospheric space. 2. The location. Only a short walk to all the tourist sites. However, if you have time, allow yourself to drift down the old, winding, cobbled laneways and simply discover. Within a very short walk of the hotel are some great restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes and budgets. 3. And this is the most noteworthy: THE STAFF. I do not exaggerate when I say we were treated like honoured guests, even family, during our week's stay. While in some other hotels the staff are polite but business-like, the Smetana staff and all genuine and caring. A particular shout-out to Andrea and Jan at the front desk, Elisha, Lucie and another lovely lady in the restaurant areas, and Roman our driver. Plus the "invisible" but superb chefs who presented us with stunning breakfasts each day. There were other terrific staff with whom we interacted but I'm afraid I did not get their names. Also, I want to point out that, prior to our visit, I made frequent email interactions with Daniel, the reservations manager, who attended to my many questions with great patience and took great care to assign us a magic room. This is the place to be in Prague. Treat yourself. I will always be glad I did.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Smetanahotelteam, Front Office Manager at Smetana Hotel
Responded Jan 30, 2020
Dear 3401214734, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a fantastic review ! It really is heartwarming to read such positive comments about our property, but particularily about our staff. We will defenitely share you extremely kind words with Andrea, Jan,Elisha, Lucie and all other staff members. We would be more than honored to welcome you again at the Smetana Hotel. Kind regards, Alexandre PETROU
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mailF3008OW wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
hallo, the stay was very nice but in check out you debit full amount of stay in my creditcard. this stay i have paid before in full so i have paid twice. have call you and your stuff tells my come back to me over mail to give reseat for pay back to me but i never received a answer. two further mails to your stuff also no answer. i m very sorry with that.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Alexandre PETROU, Guest Services / Front Office at Smetana Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear madam, Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Concerniing the double charge, at check out you requested to pay with a different card than the one that was used on your reservation platform. So it takes a bit of time to refund the first payment that was taken. You should have received the bill with the refund recently though. Feel free to contact me on this email for any further assistance : fom@smetanahotel.com Kind regards,
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HRV wrote a review Jul 2020
Barcelona29 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed in Prague as our first trip since the lockdown and I couldn't have asked for better. On arrival Alex made us feel very welcome and we had booked a river view suite and it was worth the money. A beautiful room with the balcony where we could spend time enjoying the views of the river. There was a nice touch of a bottle of wine in the room on arrival. I must make a special mention about Jan from the front office who was so kind and friendly, a true professional. As someone who has worked in hospitality, these are the true professionals who are passionate about their profession. I would come back here in an instant if I was coming to Prague again. Keep up the great work.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Alexandre PETROU, Guest Services / Front Office at Smetana Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear HRV32, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. As hoteliers, nothing is more valuable and heartwarming than having satisfied customers. It would be our honor to welcome you again in our beautiful palace. With Kind regards, Alex and Jan
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June B wrote a review Jul 2020
San Diego, California10 contributions
We wish we were in Prague for more than one night to enjoy this beautiful hotel. Our lovely room had a beautiful view of the river. So many great restaurants, bars, and views are in walking distance. In the room, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was very nice, and the bathroom floors were heated! We didn’t stay long enough to take advantage of all the amenities, but we very much enjoyed our stay and appreciated the welcoming staff.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Alexandre PETROU, Guest Services / Front Office at Smetana Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear junoescareme, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the comfort of our palace and really hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards,
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Czech RepublicBohemiaPraguePraha 1 (City Center) / Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smetana Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Smetana Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Charles Bridge (0.2 miles), Prague Riverside Parties (0.1 miles), and Perfumed Prague - Fragrance studio (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Smetana Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Smetana Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Smetana Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Smetana Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Smetana Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Donuterie, MeatEater steak & wine, and Wine O'Clock Shop Prague.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Smetana Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Smetana Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Smetana Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Smetana Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Prague.
Are any cleaning services offered at Smetana Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Smetana Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, and Greek.