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... so we enjoyed the nature and views of the city and river. We took a look inside the Neo Gothic church of St. Peter and St. Paul, reluctantly passed through the cemetery and went on a tour of the casemate where we saw the real statues that topped Charles's bridge ( the ones in the photos of the bridge itself are fakes fyi). We've had a busy few days, but there's always more to see! Your Starry-Eyed Katherine and Zack P.s. all photos are courtesy of Zack Lakeman on the ...
... he would have figured out how much they appreciated him but I guess the Czechs are just passionate.
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... town was a long walk from there. We could get a small shuttle bus or keep on traipsing. Never ones to turn down a physical challenge, we massaged our feet (Steph's were bleeding by then) and hit the trail. Exhausted, we arrived back in the city for a boozy dinner with good mate and fellow recent ex-pat Andrew Greene, and collapsed for a night of well earned sleep. We had just a few boxes left to tick on our final day. One of those was the Jewish quarter. Really interesting ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews City Club Hotel Prague
Good, clean, basic Prague Hotel
Married couple who stayed at the City Club for two nights B&B, 5th & 6th September.
I agree that the outside of the Hotel doesn't look much like it's online photograph - I was expecting something like a secluded, leafy cul-de-sac not door off the main road. However, hotel is good basic fare. Friendly and helpful staff, basic but clean rooms - better and cleaner than many English hotels for this price. We were on the second floor at the back of the hotel and were not disturbed at all by traffic or other noise outside the hotel.
Breakfast is basic but that's what we expected - bread, cold meat, hot dogs, cereal and a selection of drinks - it was good enough to see us through to lunchtime. Walk to the top of Wenceslas Square is only about 15 minutes and then a further 15 minutes to the old town square, and we weren't hurrying.
Doesn't look like the picture much...
Stayed for a long weekend there for my birthday recently and I'll give you a quick round up.
Staff - Very helpful and pleasant, nice friendly people.
Rooms - Ok for us, we were in the roof with a skylight with no blind and it was very hot - had a fan though and all we needed was a bed for the night so it was fine.
Breakfast - skip it. It's a continental breakfast, so those looking for the full english need to look elsewhere. Getting a full english, non-continetal breakfast is a toughie in prague - I'd recommend Bohemia Bagels on the Prague Castle side of town or at a push MCDonalds if you must.
Location - 5 mins walk from Pavlova, 15 mins walk from Wenceleslas Square - not bad at all, anyone saying longer than that is 1 leg short, 3 foot tall or just lazy.
Other items of note for Prague:
PragueCard and Prague Passport - no one in the metro stations knew what this was or how to use it - it's supposed to grant 3 days travel on the entire public transport system in Prague, but it's no good if no one knows what it is. Also the discounts aren't well explained in the discount book - there's one for a blacklight theatre show, they don't tell you that there at least 5 simultaneous showso n at various locations - so be careful you get the right one. Also included are discounts for a Prague Castle - it is not THE prague castle, but a fortress called Vyeshrad further south.
Transport - we actually found walking around to be fine at all times of day so decided not to use the transport system at all, following problems with the 3 day travel booklet mentioned previously.
Credit Cards - plenty of ATMs and banks with indoor ATMs accessible via your card to unlock the door. BUT, make sure you have cash as lots of places, even restaurants, don't take ANY form of card.
Restaurants - fantastic food, very cheap, a very good 3 course meal for two cost less than £25. Restaurants tend to be accessible from a doorway in the main street only, you then follow a short corridor and take stairs down to one of the many converted wine cellars that have become restaurants in prague. The food is great, cheap, staff are good - brilliant.
Tipping - a general rule is, if the bill comes as a nice round number, thy've already done it, otherwise add a little bit, don't go overboard and check the bill says 'service not included' as required.
Damn right - good hotel, good location, good food, have a good time!
Good hotel, long walk.
The Hotel City-Club is a decent 3 star hotel on the outskirts of the main part of the city. Rooms are a good size (those at the front can be a tad noisy) with good en-suites. Desk staff very helpful though it takes ages to get your room if a large group is checking in as there's often only one person on the desk and the security guy won't even take your card key to put in your pigeon hole. Breakfast is a continental self-serve with a good variety of cold food, cereals, bread and jams/honey.
If you have a car the entrance to the garage is very very tight, take care. Only disadvantage is that walking back from the centre of Prague is a haul as it's all uphill and the cobbles can be hard on the feet. Nearest metro, Pavlova, is a 5 - 10 minute walk. I'd thoroughly recommend this hotel but would advise that if you're going to book car hire, DON'T use Alimex.
Spacious, clean and tidy
Went on a hen night to Prague in April, (we were one of very few groups of girls)!!. hotel was easy to check in although when we arrived all rooms turned out to be doubles instead of twin so we had to have them (comically) separated and by separated the maid meant half and inch! Can be a problem if you dont want to get that close to your mates. Very clean and well kept, excellent ensuite for what it cost. Only downside was some of the girls on reception who could do with a few lessons in politness but night receptionist was great and was always on hand to open a bottle of wine or two!! Overall if you're on a budget holiday with a big group the hotel is ideally located, short walk to town or hotel will glady phone you a taxi. Very good value for money.
Basic City Club.
Arrived 11 am after travelling all night, only to be told we could not enter our rooms until 4 pm. No lounge to relax in. 30 minutes walk to Wenceclas Square. On returning we were given a room in the 'dungeons', (ie. wine cellars) with a small high barred window leading out on to the bottom of a 'well'. So dark we needed the lights on day and night and had to go outside to check the weather. It took two days to get a decent room after complaining, although the desk clerk was sympathetic! Breakfast plentiful but same every day.
This hotel is recommended. The rooms are basic but clean tidy which is the main thing. The staff are friendly and even helped me out with headache tablets after I overdid it on the local brew. It's about 10 - 15 minutes walk to Wenceslass Square which is easy to find from the hotel. I would definitely stay here again.
City Club Hotel - No Problem
Stayed at the City Club end September 2004 with half a dozen mates, no problems at all, Breakfast was basic but plentiful, rooms were again basic but clean and cheap, staff were as helpful as they could be. 30min walk to Old Town Square, 15 mins walk to central railway station. Definitely stay again without any concerns.
Can't Recommend Enough!
having visted Prague regularly and stayed in several hotels in the city, Hotel City Club rates among the top for Value for Money and customer service. All of the group we took to Prague in December 2003 intend to return and stay in the hotel in 2004. The reception staff, particularly the night receptionist, Petra, were extremely helpful and courteous and thier willingness to assist in every aspect of our stay made the whole experience of Prague in Winter and the Christmas Markets even more magical.
Unsafe Prague Hotel!!!!
Unsafe Prague Hotel!!!!
Unsafe Prague Hotel: While in Prague in July 2003 a group of 21 students and three teachers stayed at the Hotel City Club, and all our rooms were robbed. We checked in at 4PM and left at 6PM to go to dinner, when we returned at 9PM 6 rooms had valuables (camera, money, CD players, CD, change,....) stolen. The rooms were NOT broken into but rather keys were used to get in. We had our room keys with us so we presummed it was someone that worked there that robbed us. Also two other people staying at the hotel had valuables stolen from the hotel safe at the same time! The desk clerk and manager did nothing but laugh at us and said they were not responsible for any loss. We checked out the next day and filed a police report, and of course months later the police were not able to solve anything. Avoid the Hotel City Club at Sokolska 10, 12000, Praha 2
The goal of the entire staff of the City Club Hotel is to provide the best possible services to all tourists who visit Prague. We have been happy to receive the sincere thanks from a number of them who have been accommodated at our hotel and were satisfied. All the same, come and see for yourselves.