We stayed in 3 hotels over 4 days on our trip to Czech Republic. This hotel was by far my favourite! There were a few touches that made it just that little bit more special and well worth £20 more than your usual £100 place. But be warned, there are no lifts and quite a few steps to get to the rooms.
The reception is actually in a different building, called “Hotel Metamorphis”, next to the puppet store. If you are approaching from Mala Stupartska, Merchant's Yard Hotel is in the far corner to your right, and Metamorphis is to your left.
The staff were helpful and friendly; the porter even helped us take our large suitcase (weighing 26kg!!) up two flights of stairs (poor boy!).
The bed was massive!.. It was basically two double beds strapped together and could’ve easily fitted 3 large adults. Very comfortable, soft with a nice downy cover. The bathroom was a good size, fully tiled, bright and clean! There was a walk-in shower, a bath, hair dryer and complimentary bits and bobs. Two massive feature windows in the bedroom that opened out onto the square outside with curtains that blocked out all the light in the morning. There was also a Nespresso coffee machine on the 1st floor which was nice for a nightcap and morning booster. There's some little shops nearby and lots of cafes and bars.
The pillows were bizarre - one was huge and stuffed solid like a rock, the other was tiny and wafer thin. The huge one felt like it was pushing my neck into my chest, and the tiny one which I thought was a better choice gave me neck-ache the day after! Why can't Czech hotels get the pillows right?
I couldn’t for the life of me work out how to use the TV and digi box and there were no instructions so I gave up in the end and had a long bath. Possible way to save electricity? Who knows..
On the other hand, the breakfast which was included in the price was awful. There was cereal, a few bits of bread, some scrambled eggs, some cake and a coffee machine which sounded like it was puking into your cup. Food was a bit sparse and the staff were sour-faced. The breakfast area was also in the basement down a spiral staircase. Not great, first thing in the morning.
Overall, the room was gorgeous and well equipped. Location was excellent – it was about 5 minutes walk from the Old Town Square. I really enjoyed my stay and had a very nice experience, excluding the breakfast! Likely to stay again.
Note that they will offer you a car to the airport for 750Kc.. Do not use this! You can ask them to book a AAA taxi for you which costs around 500Kc. I've taken out a star for service because of this.
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- High-class residence in a quiet street in the heart of Prague is just a 1-minute walk from Old Town Square. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi and overlook the historic Tyn Church. ... more less
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