We stayed at the Pachtuv Palace for four days in the beginning of June. We arrived shortly after the Vltava began to subside after the flooding. We were greeted by a glass of champagne after our long overnight flight from the US. Every member of the staff was exceptionally kind, friendly and helpful. We had booked a junior suite and were delighted to be informed that our room had been upgraded. Our suite was huge--bigger than our first apartment- with two big windows which opened to an amazing view of the river, with the Castle district and Charles bridge. The waters were still very high and the sound of the rushing river was beautiful. We kept the windows open whenever possible to hear the sounds and soak in the view. The living area was nicely appointed with a sofa, side chair and a lovely chaise lounge. There was also a mini-kitchen with sink, refrigerator and mini bar, coffee maker, dishes and utensils. The bathroom had both a large tub and a separate shower, with a separate toilet area located in the hall. The hotel is very nicely located, within walking distance of The Charles Bridge (which was unfortunately closed to foot traffic during our visit) and the old town area and shopping. However, being a few blocks away from the main tourist areas, it was quiet at night. Vaclav Havel's theatre is located next door and there are many interesting sites which were pointed out to us by our private guide. I frequently took myself outside of the tourist areas and got deliberately lost walking through back streets, even during the nighttime hours. I never felt that the area was dangerous, even when walking alone for several blocks down deserted streets. The breakfast was simple, nothing special. The hotel seemed to be fairly empty during our few days and we noticed that the breakfast choices diminished during the quietest days. However, we felt the selection was adequate. The waiter offered to make eggs to order, but we were satisfied with the offerings. We asked for dinner recommendations each night and each of the restaurants suggested by the concierges were excellent. If you like boutique hotels in lovely surroundings, you will not be disappointed by The Pachtuv Palace.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mamaison Pachtuv Palace Prague
- Mamaison Pachtuv Palace Hotel Prague