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“25th Wedding Anniversary Sept 2011”
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Smetana Hotel
Ranked #89 of 648 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 19, 2011

This is really the perfect location to see Prague, surrounded by all the sites, restaurants etc (on the edge of Old Town, The Jewish Quarter and just over the Charles Bridge to the Little Quarter & Prague Castle) as this meant minimum travel, which we did all on foot and therefore maximum time out enjoying ourselves. Our 5 night stay was barely enough time to do everything we wanted to in our 1st visit! The hotel is fantastic and we got upgarded to an executive suite to celebrate our silver wedding. Over a welcoming glass of champagne we had the most helpful advice on a city /resort we'd ever had. Then to continue our celebrations there was a bottle of champagne on ice in the suite! The staff went that extra step to really make sure that everything was perfect. Many thanks to Wendy and her team for sorting our seats at the Concerts and the Opera House, for all the restaurant recommendations and advice on the sightseeing. Evening meal at the hotel was top notch & breakfast allowed you to just have what you wanted and priced accordingly. Many, many thanks Wendy for all your extra help in making this our own very special celebration. Our 1st Mamaison Hotel visit and with this top class service it will encourage us to try another one.

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Reviewed September 15, 2011

It is with GREAT pleasure that we so highly recommend the Pachtuv Palace. After all-it was where we got married!!! Who was to know what we would expect to find when we booked to have our 6 day stay and wedding reception here.It was idyllic-the staff were attentive but unobtrusive-the location was perfect-the setting was romantic-the food was glorious-the rooms were unique and stylish, and we were treated like royalty! We cannot thank you all enough for making our fairy tale wedding come true-memories which will last forever! xx

Room Tip: Our room had a balcony overlooking Charles Bridge-what more could you ask?!!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I, decided to stay at this hotel to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect. We booked a room with a view and that is exactly what we got..with 3 windows looking out onto the Charles Bridge with the Castle and Cathedral in the background. The staff was very pleasant and very helpful. Due to an early flight we arrived around 10:00am to be greeted with a glass of Champagne and the news that our room was ready. Being ready, included rose petals on the bed and around the bath plus a bottle of champagne chilling...what a perfect arrival.
The staff was very willing to make all the dinner reservations we needed at various restaurants we tried. They were also full of information of things to do as it was our first time in Prague. We would most definitely recommend this hotel...our anniversary was extra special because of all the extras. Thank you.

Room Tip: Highly recommend a room with a view
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

We loved the beautiful historic feel of this hotel. How often can you say you stayed in Mozart's stomping grounds in X city? (Prague in this case)It has great boutique service and the rooms are very nicely outfitted. We stayed in a basic room and enjoyed the luxurious linens and amenities. We found the concierge and desk staff to be so professional and accommodating when we were having some trouble with our flight home. The location was amazing, super close to the Charles Bridge and about a five minute walk from the old town square.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

Stayed in the Pachtuv palace last weekend for our 18th Wedding anniversary, what a superb choice.
Booked a 4 day trip with ebookers and couldn`t get close to their price after checking all available flights and hotel prices for the 4 day weekend. We let the hotel know in advance that our stay was to celebrate a special occasion and they did not disappoint. I reserved a junior suite, but made an advance request for an upgrade and the hotel more than met my needs. We were upgraded to a deluxe corner suite (room 206 at zero cost to us !) with a fantastic view of the river, Charles Bridge, the Castle and Kampa Island. A half bottle of chilled bubbly was waiting in the room with an anniversary card from the hotel, a really nice and unexpected touch. The hotel couldn`t be better appointed, grand chandeliers in both rooms in the suite, a great hidden mini kitchen with a coffee machine, kettle and fridge (tea & coffee are free and replenished every day). Lots of wardrobe space, chairs, sofa, big bed, 2 flat screen TV`s and free wired internet. The bathroom and WC are in separate rooms, odd but not a problem. L`occitane toiletries are provided as are bathrobes and a hairdryer (although my wife thought that it was rather asthmatic). We never used the hotel restaurant or bar, but that was through personal choice given that you can eat & drink in hundreds of great places. We used the hotel limo service from and to the airport, which was an absolute steal at £60 return in genuine luxury cars (Brand new long wheel base A8 and E-Class).
Just a great experience in a great hotel in one of the world’s great cities. I am pretty well travelled and this hotel and destination are in the top 3 places I have visited. The city has everything, Gothic & Baroque architecture, genuine warmth from the people, a great choice of good value food and drink from basic cafes to upscale hotels; we never paid more than £60 for a 3 course meal with Wine and beer. Great nightlife in a wide choice of different places, again from street cafes to cocktail bars. Couple of tips, try eating at Rainer Maria Rilke, turn left when leaving the hotel and walk for around 150 yards. After eating cross back over the road to Hemingway’s for really good cocktails (try the at the table absinthe serving for a bit of theatre). The hotel u prince is good in the old town square; the bars at the end of the jetty facing the hotel are great for drinks.
Rome and Paris are both great, but Prague is right up with them.

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Reviewed September 6, 2011

We ;had a very nice suite with a view of the castle and the Charles Bridge. The location is outstanding. Service was good. I would NOT recommend the restaurant. We had dinner there one night and it was over-priced and under-good.

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Reviewed September 6, 2011

This is a beautiful hotel in a great location with excellent service. My room was large and lovely, with a great view of the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. The staff were kind and helpful. The location was terrific, with a short walk to the bridges, the castle and Old Town. Pachtuv Palace was an excellent value.

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Additional Information about Smetana Hotel

Address: Karoliny Svetle 34, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic (Formerly Pachtuv Palace)
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#42 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#46 Business Hotel in Prague
#79 Luxury Hotel in Prague
#82 Family Hotel in Prague
Price Range: $158 - $464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Smetana Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smetana Hotel (formerly Pachtuv Palace) is located in a prime location in the heart of the city and is closely linked with great names of the music world like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ancient and contemporary celebrities. Steps away from Charles Bridge, within easy walking distance to all major landmarks of the Prague. Pachtuv Palace provides an average room size of 65 sqm, fantastic views, air-conditioning, kitchenettes, free internet, fitness room, in-room massages and more. ... more   less 
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Mamaison Pachtuv Palace Prague
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