My husband and I decided to visit Prague to celebrate 20 years together. He found Hotel Venezia on Booking.com, at a great price, so we booked a double room, for 3 nights.
We found the hotel easily, as it is only minutes away from the I.P. Pavlova metro station.
The reception area was large and warm, with several inviting looking leather armchairs.
The receptionist was friendly, and greeted us (thankfully) in English, and gave us the key to our room. From reviews on here we knew that the lift only went to the third floor, and our room was on the fourth, but that wasn’t a problem.
Our room was a double, which consisted of 2 single beds pushed together, again, not a problem, as long as they were clean and comfortable…and thankfully they were. The beds were made up neatly with fresh white bedding and soft duvets, and the pillows were large enough to be doubled over easily, if needed. There were spare blankets in the cupboard, but, as the room was warm, we never needed them.
Several crisp white towels were folded at the end of our beds, these were also in good clean condition, and a large enough size to wrap round you after showering.
The room had 2 bedside tables, each with a bedside lamp, and table and chair, a mirrored wardrobe with hangers and a drawer, and a small TV. We never managed to get the TV to work, but I am sure the staff would have changed it if we had asked…however; we hadn’t come to Prague to watch TV!
The room was plainly decorated…walls painted, not papered, with a couple of paintings on the walls.
The bedroom curtains are just light nets..not a problem in the winter, but the rooms will be bright in the summer quite early on
The bathroom was completely tiled, and fresh smelling, with plenty of toilet roll, and a full pump container of hand/body wash. There was a large mirror, with a spotlight bulb. Perfect for doing your make-up. Both toilet and shower were in good condition, and very clean.
It is worth noting that the bathroom did not have a solid door to shut it off from the bedroom, rather there was a concertina style divider. If privacy is an issue, I recommend having some music playing on your phone/tablet, which using the facilities!
(the notice in the bathroom stated that if you want your towels changed to leave them on the floor....if not, hang them on the rails provided. As we were only staying 3 nights, we didn't need ours changed)
While there were 2 toothbrush mugs in the bathroom, and 2 glasses in the bedroom, there was no tea/coffee/kettle provided, as is common in many European hotels.
We had packed a little travel kettle with cups and spoons, plus tea, coffee and powdered milk, and this did admirable for our morning/evening caffeine fix. We also brought along some of those porridge pots, as the hotel doesn't have a restaurant. There were signs saying a continental breakfast could be provided, but we never enquired further.
The beds were as comfy as they looked, and we slept well. We both took earplugs, although our room was at the top and back of the house, and was generally really quiet (apart from a yodelling drunk on the first night…not the hotels fault!)
We had piping hot water at all times, and the shower worked well, though the pressure dropped a little one morning…probably because there were several people showing in the hotel at the same time. The sink didn't have a plug…probably to avoid people flooding the bathroom by accident, but you could always take a travel one if you feel the need.
The room was tidied each day and toilet rolls were replaced as needed.
I would recommend taking a few travel adaptors with you, as, like in most hotels these aren't provided
Despite differing reviews on here the Hotel Venezia DOES have free Wi-Fi access…in the reception area. The receptionist gave us the password, and our phones/tablets picked it up easily. There are plenty of comfy seats in the reception area, and we would sit for a while and check our emails/Facebook.
The Hotel is only 10 minutes’ walk away from Wenceslas Square, and a few minutes from both the Metro and Tram stops. I would highly recommend getting the no.22 tram to Carmelita’s restaurant, for great value meals and pizzas…we went every night!
If you are like us, and on a budget, definitely find the local Albert’s, little supermarket, a bit like a small Asda/Tesco. They had lots of lovely fresh pastry’s, and ready-made baguettes, as well as essentials such as very cheap bottle water, toiletries etc.. Avoid the Mini marts, as they tended to be dirty, and 3 times the price! We bought our breakfast, lunch and snacks here, and just ate out at dinner time, and this saved our money for trips and treats.
On the last day we met the manager of the hotel, who was very friendly, and told him we had been very pleased with our stay, and would definitely be back next year.
Prague is a magnificent city, and after a long day walking and exploring, the Hotel Venezia was a pleasure to come back to relax and prepare for the next day’s adventures. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Prague, especially on a budget…and I would say not to go by some of the photos on here…and indeed on the Hotels own website, as the hotel has been decorated since then, and looks much better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Venezia is a 3 star hotel located in the very central part of Prague, few minutes walking from Wenceslas Square and the National Theatre. The area where it is located is very well connected to the most historical part of Prague by tram and metro, few stops.Shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes, clubs and discos are within walking distance. ... more less
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