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Smetana Hotel
Ranked #87 of 648 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 30, 2012

Mamaison is a charming hotel with its courtyards and sculpture. We loved the understated elegant atmosphere of the entire place especially the high sculpted ceilings. The immaculate rooms were large with comfortable beds and wonderful bedding and comforters. The coffee machine was a wonderful bonus in the morning. Mamaison is minutes from the Charles Bridge and about 5 minutes from the center of Old Town. It is also easy walking distance to the national Theatre and Wenceslas Square and still walkable across the bridge to Mala Strana and even the Castle. We would definitely return to this hotel.There was free WiFi in the lobby, WiFi in the rooms would have been appreciated.

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

We had a wonderful 3 night city break escape and I couldn't have asked for a better hotel to stay in.

Despite arriving late at night, the reception and staff were quick to welcome us and get us checked in.

The rooms are modern, well decorated, and in fantastic condition, spotless, and big! Extremely comfortable 4 poster bed, large wardrobe, safe, and all the amenities you'd need for a decent stay. A little kitchenette with a nice little Tchibo coffee machine for your morning pick-me-up.

The bathroom was spotless, and the shower was powerful.

The room was peaceful from outside noise, although my girlfriend said she could hear some of the festivities going on outside at times.

Although we didn't dine in the restaurant (we were after some good old Bohemian cooking!) it did look fantastic, and the breakfast also seemed decent value for what you got.

I had a look at the leisure facilities, but with only a 3 night stay we didn't really have the time to make use of them, and with the 10+ miles of walking around this beautiful city, we didn't really need to use it. However, it's ideal for a little bit of exercise and whilst it's not a comprehensive gym, it's got more than enough to let you have a bit of a work out.

The staff were attentive but unobtrusive, the location is perfect (10 minute walk to the old town, a couple of minutes from Charles Bridge, and right by the river), free wifi, the price of the hotel was fair though cheap for the quality, I also liked the daily suggestion/tip they leave on your bed daily with ideas and activities you may want to do - it's a nice touch. The only negative is that I wish I could have stayed there longer!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We booked this hotel months in advance. We arrived before noon and were definitely upgraded to a family suite. Of course in was much too large for the two of us - but who's complaining - it was gorgeous. It would have been perfect if we had brought the family along, really large, well-equipped kitchen. Beware the 5th floor rooms/suites mean walking up a flight of stairs. Occitane products in the bathroom and the place was spotless.
All the employees in the hotel from chamber-maid to the competent reception staff were warm and friendly. The hotel has a lovely inner courtyard too. Breakfast was very good and the a la carte menu complemented the buffet well. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

This hotel was everything I had hoped -- charming and elegant combined. We booked a room with a view of the Charles Bridge, and though you had to stand in the window to see the bridge, it was beautiful, especially when it was illuminated at night. I could not have been happier with the location -- wonderfully central to all areas. We walked to Prague Castle, Old Town, Wenceslas Square. Service was stellar. The staff was wonderfully attentive - even securing us a last minute cab when we were running late for the opera -- and the entire place was pristine. Comfortable, spacious rooms. No irons/boards in these rooms, Americans used to such items should take note (my linen shirts stayed in the suitcase rather than pay approx $11 USD per item to have them pressed!) Overall, a truly splendid, well-managed oasis to return to after a day of sightseeing. Would select this hotel again!

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

this hotel is wonderful! It is special from the moment you walk in the door...the gracious and very helpful staff, the beautiful view from the sitting room of our luxurious suite and all of the comforts you could want or need.We were lucky enough to spend several days here while we explored all around Prague... a magical city made even better by our experience at the Pachtuv.

Room Tip: Definitely opt for a room with a castle/river view.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We arranged for a driver from the airport, which started off our stay in the best way possible. The efficient, welcoming staff made sure we were comfortable as we went through the check in process. The offer of OJ or sparkling wine set the tone of the hotel. We had a spacious sweet suite [#402], with a double heart comprised of silk flower petals on our bed, with petals and tea lights around the tub. The suite was spacious with a fantastic view of the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. On a daily basis, the Reception staff responded to every request quickly, either by arranging a driver, concert tickets or restaurant reservations. Robert was our driver for a visit to my great-grandparents' village. He spent the day with us, acting as an interpreter at the church where they were married in 1885, and is a great city driver to boot!
L'Occitane amenities, robes, slippers. High step up into tub/shower. Great bed and bedding. Very comfortable furniture. Only [small] negative is the short cable for internet access, wireless would be ideal. All of the other positive postings for this property are spot on- I would highly recommend Pashtuv Palace to anyone staying in Prague.

Room Tip: River view, the windos are double paned for quiet.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Don't be fool by the word boutique, this property is a Palace-Mansion converted to a hotel, so the rooms are really spacious and you can get an upgrade to a river view room for a few more euros. Less than 5 minute walk to St. Charles bridge , the main plaza and the historic center. Quiet,elegant with a front desk staff always willing to help. They even have their own limousine service to the airport even cheaper than the taxis (be aware of ALL the taxis in prague). Excellent base hotel to discover this beautiful medieval city. HIGHLY recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Karoliny Svetle 34, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic (Formerly Pachtuv Palace)
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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
#76 Luxury Hotel in Prague
#82 Family Hotel in Prague
Price Range: $157 - $478 (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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