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“2 STARS (nothing more, nothing less...)”
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Hotel Taurus
Ranked #243 of 647 Hotels in Prague
Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a good "2-star" hotel pretty close to the center of Prague. I know: they say "4-stars", but the one that's right is me!
It's 10-15 min walking from Wenceslas Square and very close to the Metro green line- "A", the right one for Malastrana, the castle, the city center and the bus connection to the airport.
Prices are really competitive; breakfast is good and included.
And these were the good news.
The bad ones are the following, included in my recommendations:
1) If you are traveling by car, well, YOUR CAR COMES FIRST! The Taurus hotel has a very limited parking capacity. First reserve your parking site (YOU MUST DO ) and only after that book your room. A family that checked-in before me had serious problems and finally they left their car on the road. Not recommended.
2) AVOID THE FIFTH FLOOR. Did I say "2-stars" before? Well, I would cut another one for the fifth floor. This floor was “fast & furious(ly)” adapted to host guests given probably the increasing demand. The result is really poor, but this should not prevent the staff from regularly cleaning the rooms. Avoid in particular room 510 and 501 (it’s not dyslexia…)
3) CALL TO RESERVE, or in case you do it by internet, CALL TO CONFIRM. In one word: CALL!!! I did my reservation on line by Expedia and a clear message stated “No need to call us for confirmation. Your room is already confirmed”. It was true: a room was booked and confirmed…. indicatively. I booked one room with matrimonial bed and I had 2 separated beds; difficult to change once on site due to the high number of guests.

Room Tip: Avoid the fifth floor.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I stayed 1 night, 2 people, for 34 euros incl breakfast! It's a bit of a trek to the city centre, but once you master the trams 8which I chose rther than metro) it's OK. Number 11 takes you to Pavlova, where you can easily change for your preferred direction. At Pavlova by the way, is a tesco Express open until midnight so you can buy cheap late night food!! The reception staff speak great English, German, Russian, are friendly and helpful. I bought a 24hr public transport ticket at the reception which made travel the easiest. Hotel car park costed me 12 euros for the 24 hour stay. Breakfast is plentiful and protein rich! My room (208) was big and madly decorated, minibar, international TV, kettle with tea and coffee and comfortable beds. free wifi. The area is not the most picturesque nor indeed the safest at 11.30pm, but keep quiet (dont advertise you are a tourist) and walk deliberately and all will be well. Prague is full of graffiti and litter everywhere and this area is no different. But if you plan to spend time out and about and want a cheap place to stay, then this is just fine. If you want to sit in the lobby with chianti looking at the river, then go elsewhere.

Room Tip: I was street side, number 208. The traffic is noisy, so ask for the carp park side if you want a qui...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank intrepid100Scotland
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Don't know what to say, but honestly i can say this hotel is everything but not 4 stars :) but its true that you get what you paid for. In a price for about 35 eur in room for 2-4 / night, 2 stations (Jiriho z Podebrad) far by metro A from very centre of Prague (Muzeum Station), and awesome breakfast in the morning i can't say bad word about this hotel ... if you are budget traveller this hotel is def one of the best place to stay in prg ... rooms was relatively clean, small old fridge as a mini bar and so on ... :) ... one funny fact about our room (204) was that when we came back in night - in room was light like during the day because ,,hotel light sign,, was next to our window and it was really ,,shiny,, :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank mikkimikkiSVK
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I was fully prepared to be disapointed by this hotel after reading other reviews but i was plesantly surprised.
Think of it more as a 3 star hotel, ok the furntiture is oversized for the rooms and a bit past its best, the bathroom smelt a bit damp and the staff weren't exactly friendly or forthcoming but that being said it did what it needed to.
The breakfast was all you could expect from a buffet and more than enough choice, hot eggs, sausage and bacon (depending on day) a selection of cake breads, meat and cheese, fresh fruit, yougats, different breads, cereals, juice, coffee and a selection of teas (i'm sure i've forgotten something). It all tasted good and gave us a good start.
This hotel is no means in the middle of everything but if you turn right theres a metro station and most things are a couple of stops. The metro is so easy to navigate and really cheap.
The lift worked, the rooms were cleaned everyday with fresh towels so all in all we couldn't complain.
Don't expect 4 star and you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed at the front on the main road so if you're a light sleeper it's not for you, but w...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank amandamonkey
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed in Hotel Taurus for 2 nights during our trip to Spindleruv Mlyn (ski holidays). We took the family room (one double bed, 2 single beds for kids). At first sight the hotel looked "old", but that turned into "charming" when considering the furniture and good accommodation, friendly staff, free Wifi access, .... The parking area at the back of the hotel is accessible via a very very narrow corridor (be careful!) and one needs to be a good driver to get out again. The location of the hotel is excellent: quite close to highway exits but at the same time very close (100m) to Metro station (3 stops to centre of old Prague 1 only). Main reason to book this hotel: location and price!!!!! Can't be beaten.... Definitely coming back!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank GeoVL
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

We were three girls and the room we got was a double with an added bed and was little and a bit uncomfortable.. The bathroom was too little for three people, in fact it was also for just one person... The food was not good at all, not proper for a 4 star hotel, and also the waiters weren't, they were unkind and didn't answer to the customers requests... The good things were the wifi connection that worked all over the hotel and the change service that was more convenient than the others in the city centre... All in all it is not a 4 star hotel, it should be less, and I don't recommend it to anyone..

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3  Thank Federica B
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

we stayed at this hotel from the 17th Feb 2013. We found the hotel reception very helpful especially Jan and the lady the day before. They were very helpful. The room we had was very clean and adequate, the room was very warm which was great as it was snowing outside. Had a large clean bathroom with a shower. The breakfast was good had a good choice, not to much few hot dishes the facility to do toast. Cereal fruit, cakes and bread. There is a lift in the hotel which we found useful.Local shops and a shopping centre within walking distance. Overall we had a lovely stayed the hotel made us feel very welcome and the staff helpful. Rooms were lovely and clean with tea and coffee making facilities.
would definitely stay again. The hotel had a good charm to it which co insides with the décor.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Vinohradska 105, Prague 120 00, Czech Republic
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Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 2
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #243 of 647 Hotels in Prague
Price Range: $40 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Taurus 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel TAURUS * * * * is situated in the centre of the city right in the METRO underground station, just a few minutes from the Wenceslas Square, the National Museum and the Old Town, in the superb quarter of Royal Vinohrady.There are many shops and restaurants and a modern Flora shopping centre near the hotel or the New Jewish Cemetery, where also the world-famous writer Franz Kafka has been buried.Do not miss the view of Prague from the nearby Zizkov TV Tower, either from the restaurant (66m) or from the observation cabin (93m).The hotel provides accommodation in 57 rooms. Most rooms are equipped with antique furniture from the turn of the 19th century and some rooms are equipped with modern furniture. Each room provides a bathroom with a shower and toilet, an LCD TV set with a satellite receiver, mini bar, wifi connection, direct phone, safe deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries and aids for making tea and coffee (free of charge). ... more   less 
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