we had high expectations for this place. this was the hotel booked by the touring agency that we contacted. I let my wife check things out for us before we left the states. According to her, the pictures of the hotel looked really good and there were a few good and bad reviews. Well, although pictures usually can say more than thousand words, well the pictures of this place were quite deceiving.
As we disembarked from our bus, we were told that this place was initially an office building created for the rest and recreation of military officers. Of course, I expected something quite nice. As I entered the lobby, I immediately noticed the old furnishings, the old decor etc. Maybe it was great in the time it was built, but certainly it is definitely outdated these days. Anyway, I still gave it a chance. I just thought that this was "old europe" and this is the way things are here. when we got to the room, I noticed that it was quite warm. I immediately contacted the front desk who sent a technician. When things were checked, they adviced me to simply open the windows since the air conditioning does not function in the winter months. I further inquired if it was ok to indeed open the windows to allow ventilation. I was a little reluctant to do this since there was sign on my window that said that I should refrain from keeping the windows open, since we could get insects and other nuisances into the room. At that point, it was getting quite hot, so I did as I was told. Interestingly, though one of our companions from the other rooms, mentioned that their air-conditioning was running just fine. We were only going to stay for 2 nights and most of the time were going to be out, so I just decided to let it go. One thing I've learned is to never leave it to my wife to check on things by herself. I could even give this hotel a lower rating, but since the staff was quite friendly, I'll just make them pass. Here's another tip, this hotel is quite a walk to the metro station. When I visit again, I'll definitely look for something closer to the action
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel International Prague - The Place To Meet in Prague, the mysteriously magical city with One Hundred Spires! Hotel International Prague is located just a quick drive from the Prague Airport, local offices (SUN, Siemens, Canon, Uniqa, Olympus) and within a short distance of Prague Castle and the city centre. Dating back to 1950s it has a long history and shows elements of art deco style. Many of 278 luxurious and spacious rooms and suites have a breathtaking view of Prague. Hotel International Prague offers one of the largest conference facilities in Prague. With 15 meeting rooms and the Congress Hall for up to 380 guests, Hotel International Prague is a perfect convention location. All meeting rooms have a daylight and air-condition system. Executive Club Lounge is designed primarily as a hotel within a hotel and focuses on all those who prefers more personal level of service. Concept of the Executive Club Lounge offers everything what demanding business travelers expect from modern life. The 'Harvest' Restaurant with Czech and international Cuisine pampers all gourmets with extraordinary culinary delights. The Armstrong Bar is the right place simply to relax. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Prague
- Crowne Plaza Prague