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We've now moved on once again and are at the 2 week mark in Prague, on the cusp of a new year. But before I get into today's update I thought I'd give you a quick update on Charles' situation. Due to Dane's flight from Perth arriving into Singapore late he did miss the Frankfurt connection and did have to fly through London. This however got him …
Comin' right at ya is another update from Prague, the last of 2007. But before you get all nostalgic and start singing Auld Lang Syne I've still got the details of today's adventures to cover and it's time I started. Breakfast at this hotel is another new buffet and it contains some rather odd food choices. Along with the standard hot food items of …
We can head home now. Just after we'd had our early breakfast on New Year's Day it started snowing. It wasn't just token light snow but proper, full-on snowfall. This is what Dad had been hanging out for, not satisfied with our white Christmas that involved no actuall snow falling. We enjoyed the snowfall from our top floor room balcony but pressed …
... and came to 60 euros. The station is rather big and busy but very clean, organised, trains on time and signage easy to understand. There are several trains to Budapest every day; I will attempt to board the 7.35 am train which should arrive in Budapest about 7 hours later.
... It was interesting to see such a contrast to the other churches we have seen. Along our journey we came across the "lock bridge" where lovers come and place a lock on the bridge as a symbol of their live that will last forever. We did not want to part with our lock on our bags so we did not do it - plus the locks are cut off once a year to make room for more locks so we didn't think it was too necessary. Not far from this famous bridge is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Akcent Hotel Prague
Lovin the Akcent Hotel!
I have just returned home from a 5-day trip to Prague. I didn't know what to expect as I had never been to an Eastern European Country before, but I had the best time. From the airport to the hotel it is a 20 min car journey and should cost no more than 650Kc's. The hotel itself is in a small residential/business town called Smichov, and at first we thought that we were out of the way of everything when we looked at the map, but looks can be deceiving! The nearest metro station (Andel) is right outside the hotel, and so is the bus station (We didnot hear any noise at all) and for approx 14 czech crowns, it will take you into the main part called Mustek in about 5 minutes. The metro's are clean, efficient and fast (much better than the ones in Newcastle!) From there you can pretty much walk to the main attractions i/e Charles Bridge, the old town and the astronlogical clock. You could walk there from the hotel, if you are pretty fit and the weather is nice, it took about 25 mins, but there are loads of nice bars and cafes along the way. The hotel itself, is clean, and has a minimal style to it. The staff were lovely, and told us where to get off the metro. Our room was a decent size and the bathroom was spotless! It even had a mini bar, which didn't cost the earth! In Smichov itself there is a shopping centre where you can find all kinds of shops and bars, and feel like one of the locals too. I would definately go to Prague again, but maybe for a long weekend as 5 days was a tad too long.
Clean and good value
We stayed here on a long weekend. We were suprised at the huge airy rooms and the good standard of cleaning by the hotel staff. The maid came in every day! The public transport system is cheap and simple to navigate. Remember to go out of the correct exit at Andel tube station to find the Hotel. Breakfast is nice and there is hot bacon , sausage and scrambled egg as well as the usual cold selection.
The Hotel is idealy situated just out of the town (as the transport system is so good) and there is a great Beer bar round the corner which does really tasty snacks.
Good quality hotel
We stayed at the Akcent Hotel over New Year. It is a good quality 3 star hotel. The rooms are large, clean and tidy. The bathroom is also quite large. As the hotel only opened in 2005 the rooms are still in a good condition. They are 'travel-lodge' style. As another member already mentioned we also had to ask for an extra pillow, they are a little flat.
The breakfast was perhaps a bit of a disappointment lacking in choice but it was included in the price. You can pay extra for a full english breakfast etc.
The metro is the easiest form of transport to use as one of the entrances to the station (Andel) is right outside the hotel. It cost £5 for a 3 day ticket to use on the tram, metro and bus. It takes about 5-10 minutes to get to the centre of Prague on the metro.
The one draw back was our room overlooked the bus station which is at the front of the hotel so we did get woken up quite early! Being 7 floors up we had a good view of Prague.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants near by if you don't want to go into Prague.
Overall a good hotel with large rooms. Would recommend to other travellers looking for this style of accommodation in Prague.
Went to this hotel 24th to the 27th DEc for an Xmas break. Its a nice hotel bit like a travel lodge in the rooms apart from mini bar (very reasonable prices)I must strss the hotel is very clean as well and the rooms are large with big windows and plenty heating (view not to hot) Bathroon good with nice shower hair dryer and free smellies to use. Hotel resturant is fantastic one of the best meals we had and again cheap beer is cheap as well in the bar area. The only one fault i had was the location about half an hours walk to town so if your not a good walker dont go. On the Plus side if you dont want to walk to town there is a shoppin centre and local bars and resturants to keep one happy. All in all cant fault the place. Must see is the park we saw red squirrles took the train to the top, there is plents to do up there as well, walk down you will love it we did it was romantic in the snow (cold !!)boat trip good and not bad value. See the clock in the old square but dont bother having a drink £5.00 for 2 halfs of larger !! most places its bout 70p but if you look about you can do Prague on the cheap hor dogs burgers etc sold all over for about 30p average meal with beer about £5.00 each that was Steak though. There are to many thingd to see and do to mention so just go you wont regret it. Oh if you fly BMI be prepared to be ripped off on the plane no free food or any thing no TV. £3.00 for a samll beer and £3.50 for a stale butty (take your own)Watch Taxi drivers if you get on from air port pay no more than 650k we got ripped off like many others and i knew about the scams !! still got stitched double what we should have paid ! dont let that put you off. Oh if your bothers about rowdy night life dont be we either missed it or it dont sxist where are all the bars ?? its more of a eaty drinky place thenon to clubs if you fancy them (we didnt) To tired by 11pm anyway. Have a good time !
I dont give a five start rating, easily, but this place deserves it.
Just to quantify the rating, This is not a five star hotel, so i did not receive or excpect a five star service. This hotel is a budget three star hotel so my rating is based on what i would excpect a budget hotel to provide.
This hotel could easily warrant a four star rating. It probably will in future and prices will go up!.
The hotel is about a 25 minute walk from wencelas square (hence its cheaper than hotels in wencelas square).
It is in a quiet location though and is not doubt quieter at night that at wencelas square ( i slept very well on each of my three nights there).
The breakfast is good, cold meats, yogurt, ceral, drinks, scrambled agg bread and sausage.
You can buy a full english for about £3.50 but, i didn't bother.
The hotel restaurant at night is allways dead, but i am not clear why as the food is great. Good value and teh chef obviously takes pride in the food, it is presented well and tastes great ( takes a while to be ready though, about a half hour wait).
The tube is right outside the hotel and it takes about 5 minutes to get to all attracttions for a only a few pence. You can get a taxi, but they will charge you about £10.00 (400 Kronas) for the five minute ride to town. The tube is much like the London underground but, much more modern and clean.
Read another review about a generator at the hotel making noise in teh morning, i never heard (or saw)it!
TV has only news, MTV and Eurosport. ( like many places abroad) - Take a DVD player - they are light, cheap and plug straight into the TV scart lead.
Overall a great hotel for the price, apparantly easy jet sell it for about £17.00 each per night( i paid a bit more than that through a travel agent)
Good value for money
The Akcent Hotel is located quite a distance from Prague city centre but it is very convenient to get into the major sights of Prague from here as the metro station is situated just in front of the hotel. It is also located within walking distance to a large shopping complex. My husband and I were impressed with the room. It was large, bright and clean. However, this hotel does not provide room service. So when we needed a jug of hot water, we had to get it ourselves from the hotel restaurent which is at the ground floor (the rooms are on the 7th floor).I found the pillows to be really soft. My husband and I had to fold the pillow in halves when we slept! The breakfast buffet was reasonably good which included a nice selection of cheeses, breads,cereals, scrambled eggs, sausages, coffee and juices. Overall, we had a nice stay in Prague and we would definitely recommend the Akcent Hotel.
Very bad experience
What had all the makings to be an OK hotel - one of which being the good reviews posted so far - ended up being something to avoid.
First the pluses - location is OK (although certainly not the styliest part of Prague), with little traffic noise, and the rooms and bathrooms are large, clean and modern. Service was also OK.
Now all the problems we had:
1) After 8am the power generator starts working - the noise is unbearable and the room actually shakes
2) Breakfast buffet is just appaling
3) the hotel seems to attract a noisy, young crowd
4) The worst Kafkian experience of all was a very frightening fire alarm sounding at 3:30am (due to some students smoking in their room). There was little information anywhere for a long time other than "there is a very serious technical problem" loud message being played over and over again. No information was provided by reception, fire escapes were all CLOSED! - and we ended up for quite a few minutes having the whole hotel occupancy out in their pijamas wondering what to do, nowhere to go and noone to help...
Overall, a very bad experience in what could otherwise be an OK hotel (but never a good hotel, frankly do not understand where the good reviews come from!)
Top Hotel should be 4 star
Everything about this hotel is great, from our room, the location and the food served in the morning. The hotel is based within a 10 minute metro ride to all major attractions. The metro station (andel) is right outside the hotels doors which is perfect!
The rooms are spacey, the beds are extra comfy and the en-suite bathroom is modern and very clean. We even had a balcony looking across the city (truely stunning).
The buffet breakfast kept us going for most of the day, a selection of cereal, breads, hams, cheeses and coffee. All very nice!!
If your going to prague, go to the akcent hotel.
Prague and Hotel Akcent
Stayed at the Hotel Akcent for a long weekend in Oct 05. The hotel is pretty modern with spacious, nicely decorated, clean rooms with cable TV (we even had a balcony/terrace). The staff speak excellent English, there is a decent restaurant and bar on site and a cheap one next door. The nearest Metro station is about 10 feet from the front door, not that we used it as we walked almost everywhere (or the occasional tram from 2 mins walk away, next to a big shopping centre).
The city itself is superb. Despite the influx of McDonalds, they have struck an excellent balance between the beautiful old town sights to see and the modern infrastructure. Whilst still retaining excellent nightlife (including the cheap, but very good, food and beer).
Highly recommended on all counts.
Would definitely go back!
Stayed in Akcent hotel for 3 nights in Aug05. Got no 100 bus from airport to Zlicin metro station then metro to Andel, hotel is only a few steps away from metro exit (be sure to follow exit signs for bus station, not shopping centre). Room was clean, had tv, hairdryer & towels changed daily. Went to hotel restaurant, food was delicious & very cheap. We mostly used the metro to get about since it was soooo close to hotel, 3 stops took us into the new square. The tram line, which we used for getting to the castle & petrin hill, is just down the road outside a major shopping centre (lots of restaurants on 3rd floor). There is also a brewery on the other side of the bus station just across the road & there is a bar/snooker hall attached to hotel. Altho hotel is a good bit out of town, with the metro being on your doorstep it's so handy & it suited us fine to sight see thru the day, pop into town for some dinner or shopping then head back for a few drinks & didnt have far to stagger home! Would definitely go back :o)