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Historical Traveler Reviews King Charles Boutique Hotel Residence Prague
We have just returned from a 4 night stay and I would recommend this hotel for those looking for a very comfortable room, good breakfast and helpful staff. It is about 5/6 mins from the city centre / Charles Bridge (3 tram stops) and a 5 min walk up the hill to the Vysehrad Castle. The info on-line is a bit miss leading as there is no bar or restaurant. For us this was no problem as the closest place to eat and drink was 20 mtrs away. Here you can have Chez food and beer at very reasonable prices (50p .5l beer goulash and dumplins £3). The only no smoking restaurant we found was Rio's within the Vysehrad Castle grounds 5* food at 3* prices. Use the trams they are clean and safe and run on time, All the info you need for a great stay can be provided by the hotel front desk satff. We had a room at the back and slept with the windows open on 2 nights so noise to us was not a problem and the castle walls look great at night all lite up. There is a building site over the road at the front but is far enough away not to bother you and with all the brilliant buildinds around why look at it? A stay here is highly reccommended and great value for money. We will be going back next year.
We felt slightly anxious after reading some of the more negative reviews but overall could not fault the hotel and certainly not for the incredibly low price we paid. Our room was on the fourth floor and at the back of the hotel so we didn't experience any noise which did seem to be a problem for the front facing rooms. The bed was fantastically comfortable,the bathroom very swish though I couldn't work out how to use the jacuzzi without flooding the entire room,a problem experienced by another guest I spoke to at breakfast.I am sure that Andrei,the Russian manager would have explained what we were doing wrong but somehow we didn't get round to asking him. He was charming,interesting and very helpful and spoke very good English,as did all the other staff on the front desk. The location of the hotel probably wasn't very central but we enjoyed walking in to the centre along the river and felt perfectly safe walking back late at night. If we didn't feel like walking,it was very easy to use the trams which seemed to run after midnight though with changed numbers,the 18 becoming 52(or 53?) We stayed three nights and only had to share a table at breakfast on the first morning,though this was no real problem even for someone as notoriously grumpy as I am before about 11a.m. Having spoken with others at the airport on our return, I think we had a fantastic deal in terms of the range of food available and certainly in terms of the helpfulness of the hotel staff and the comfort of the room. We visited all the main tourist sights but really enjoyed Vysherad castle and cemetery and the Botanic Gardens which are on the doorstep and probably missed by many others. We hope to return to Prague and aim to travel outside the capital as the public transport system really does seem to work and is very cheap. Only moan---as non smokers we were gasping for breath in every bar,cafe,or restaurant we visited where,irrespective of the time of day or whether it was a 1 or 5 star establishment,everybody else seemed to be puffing away!
Stayed here October 26-29th. Arrived by taxi late at night, receptionist was very friendly and accomodating. We had asked for a double and found ourselves with twin beds, receptionist allowed us to look at other rooms available, before we decided that original room (apart from bed size) was fine. Found out that it overlooked the road/rail/building site combination mentioned elsewhere, but the windows were double glazed as well as having secondary glazing, so didn't keep us awake or woke us in the morning. Breakfast is excellent value. They do have an evening meal service but I think they have thrown in the towel when it comes to competing with U Neklana around the corner. (Even the recptionist was taking his tray back one night, so that says something about the competition).
We stayed here for a week in Sept this year. It is situated in Vhysrad but the tram is very close to the hotel so it's only a few stops to the centre. There are local Tabak shops opposite the tram stop where you can buy your tram tickets and some of the shops were open until 10pm - very handy.
Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights (Oct 15-19th 2006) recently with my wife. I booked it through expedia and chose it because it was the best value 4* hotel on offer. From the airport we got a bus/metro/tram to Albertov (nearest stop). However the hotel wassn't the easiet to find as the street lights were out and there is only a tiny sign on the door of the hotel itself. After arriving we were given the usual info (room no., breakfast times, map, how to get around etc) by the friendly guy at reception. I has booked a deluxe room on expedia. It seems this meant we got a king size bed.
Just returned from a four night stay at The King Charles Boutique Hotel in Prague and would highly recommend it as a base. The rooms were spacious and clean and the beds comfortable. The staff were all helpful and offerred advice on places of interest. All the hotel lacks is a bar. However theres a fantastic bar/restaurant next door. Don't let the outside put you off.
Sono stata in questo hotel per tre notti.L'ambiente è stato subito piacevole.Le stanze sono arredate bene.La jacuzzi in bagno dopo i km a piedi in giro per Praga è una manosanta.Il personale è giovane e cordiale.Parlano bene inglese ma per niente italiano.
La colazione è buona anche se non all'altezza delle 4 stelle dell'Hotel.Unico problema :pochi tavoli.Consiglio di scendere presto per non trovare "traffico"!
Le stanze che si affacciano sulla Neklanova sono rumorose causa tram, treno e (quando ci sono stata io)lavori in corso.
Tutto sommato ci tornerei.Il tram 18(a 100m dall'albergo)vi porta in centro in pochi minuti)
My partner & I stayed here recently on our month-long trip around Europe & probably enjoyed this hotel more than anywhere else that we stayed! On arrival it was a bit bizarre, as we were checked into a room where someone else was already staying (we had requested this room, as my partner is very tall & needs a larger bed). Unfortunately we were relegated to a twin room, which was not overly romantic, but we still got to have the superior room we had paid for.
we have just returned from a 4 day trip to prague and stopped for 3 nights at the king charles which is located under the walls of vysehrad castle .
The furniture of the rooms is a bit cheap but actually quite nice and stylish and the bathrooms are wonderful (jacuzzi, marble) BUT the outer noise is terrible! In front of the hotel there are two main roads, a railway, a tramline and a builders'yard! If you go there in winter you will probably be able to keep the window closed, but you know.. I stayed there in August!! Best choice is asking for a room on the back.
And the booking management is very unexperienced (the hotel is newly opened) and very confused! We made THREE room changes in TWO days and finally we were moved to another hotel because of overbooking! (and also other guests were overbooked in those days). Maybe with the time they will improve their management.... (hopefully)!