Interesting experience. Reserved a non-smoking room with a queen bed and ended up in a smoking room with two single beds. When I asked the Front Desk why this happened I was told that it was the busiest weekend of the year (English public holiday and boy do the come in droves) and that was the best they could do. So, someone else took precedence over me for whatever reason as I have confirmation of a queen bed, non-smoking. To be fair, there was only a slight smell in the room from cigarette smoke but it still irritated me that I was subject to change w/o notice and especially when it comes to smoking and its associated odours. As for the room, with two twin beds, it couldn't have been more than 10' X 12' in size, leaving little space for anything but the furniture. Both beds had to be pushed together to access the side tables. I can't imagine what two people would have done in such a small space. Early morning showers—up to 9am—were cold, at least on the busiest weekend of the year!
Bathroom was large and comfortable. Large hallway but small closet space, again, how two people can be accommodated comfortably here is a hard to imagine, unless they are Lilliputians.
Breakfast was good and the time allocated each day was very generous; 6:30-10:30 AM. Internet access is free and rarely busy. The facility is clean. No AC and Prague can get hot and humid in the summer. It is not a hotel; rather, it is more like a guest house/pension. It is situated about a five minute walk from the underground Metro and from there you can access most anywhere in the city. It is a good—nice paced—15 minute walk to the Museum which is at the top of Wenceslaus Square.
Overall, I was disappointed but willing to make do given the lack of an alternative at such a late stage. I do not think I would return. The restaurant across the street, Le Pizzeria Romantica, has the best food in the city and at incredible prices. It was good to experience a residential neighbourhood but it wasn’t exactly quiet given the three bars/cafes that were on the same block, which was short. Noise level was medium and occasionally high at the front until early AM all weekend. This is not, as they claim, a four-star hotel, more like a three-star pension. You could do a lot worse, though, and it certainly gives you a taste of what the real Prague is about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The GALILEO hotel is situated in the Vinohrady historic residential area of the centre of Prague. It has been renovated with care recently, so that our guests can enjoy a stay in the magical atmosphere of the golden city in elegant, comfortable surroundings. The hotel is served by public transport stops close by (underground and tram) and the famous Wenceslas Square is only 10 minutes' walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galileo Hotel Prague