We dealt with the hotel via email who were very helpful. They booked a taxt for us at a guaranteed rate ( to avoid being ripped off by an unknown at the airport) at 650 CZ. Both the drivers we had seemed reputable and the cars were both immaculate Skoda Superbs (big!). We paid the hotel for the first run from the airport (haing not got any CZ yet) and paid cash on the return. Either is fine, though they would prefer cash I think!
The hotel is pretyt much in the centre of prague, a short walk to old town square, and only 25 minute walk to the opera. The bridge was 10 minutes, the castle district 15-20. You could use public transport, excellent trams etc - but it was so close we were able to walk everywhere. The hotel location was one of the real highlights for us, very central but quiet.
The room (105) was very quiet, the hotel itself tucked off on a little side street is also very peaceful and quiet, no noise at all. It was clean, and sizeable enough fo a writing desk, wardrobe and two reading chairs. A beautiful chandelier adorned our room, and even though 50% of the bulbs had blown it was light enough for the room, a minor detail.
We just about managed to pick up the wifi in our room, enough for email and a rough facebook check but not enough to download the paper. It was stronger signal downstairs but not much faster. Plug sockets are all EU 2 pin - dont forget your adapter.
The bathroom was very clean and modern, a sizeable tropical shower, no bath. The room also had a safe and minibar. Big thick curtains kept out enough light to enable a lie in, so we were able to make the most of a late breakfast siting while we stayed. Bed was huge with a good mattress. Pillows were feather, with a synthetic available on request.
The breakfast had a large selection, and though the restaurant itself was tiny, it wasn't ever overcrowded while we stayed. A good coffee machine, bacon, fresh bread, yoghurt and granola, fresh fruit, hardboiled eggs etc were a few of the highlights but there was a lot more.
The only thing that kept this from being a 5 star review was the reception staff. While courteous they weren't ever particularly interested in us as we came and went - not the most effusive or friendly service you will ever recieve but adequate and polite.
We ate at a few local restaurants - some good, some average - see our other reviews if you're interested!
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