Travel Blogs from Prague
... her crepes !! These street crepes looked so good, but the problem was that they were all the way down the other end of the street and we would always get distracted eating other food. By the time we ate our way through the street we were to full. Such a shame! Michaela In prague we decided it was time to break our 10pm curfew and explore the city at night meeting new friends along the way. We gave in to the many, many ...
... the Charles bridge, Prague castle, Jewish quarter, Wenceslas square, the Mozart theatre, and also where part of XXX was filmed with Vin Diesel! The rest of our days here were relaxing. We made a trip up to the Prague castle, we didn't go inside because it was too expensive but the view from up there was amazing. You could see all of Prague and it was surreal. It was a good home and we got to explore a ...
... a look. The interior is divided into 4 rooms, the walls being made of large flat stones placed upright and some dry stone pieces of wall. There is a roof also of large flat stones and the whole thing is covered in soil. Some bone had been found in this barrow showing that the bodies of humans had been placed there. Whilst some had been cremated others had not.
In a popular picnic spot that is also a high point and overlooks the Severn valley we ...
... soon. Most of it was touristy stuff (surprise, surprise) but there were a couple of fascinating bits. The last 2 shots of Lee and the spot are in the Prague Castle complex, the largest area castle in Europe (don't worry I listen pretty carefully) and on this spot your voice is really strongly acoustically modified and it sounds like you are speaking through a microphone. It's really uncanny and quite spooky but fun. We loved ...
... exteriors of the castle grounds, and attended the changing of the guards at noon, but will be returning tomorrow to investigate the interiors of the cathedral, some of the towers, and other churches and palaces in the castle grounds still not visited. Yes, the castle entry ticket is valid for two days!
Did the Charles bridge crossing again. This time around it was snowy and had a different look to it.....fewer people too!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Aida Prague
Loved the view over the City
The Apollo is a modern building well located just a few minutes walk from a direct tram link into the City (trams every 10 minutes) - about 15 minutes journey. Service was good in the hotel - if a little basic. Breakfast plentiful and varied. No bar or restaurant but drinks chiller selling a selection of cold drinks. Good standard of decor and reasonably sized rooms. A few guests were noisy but this could happen anywhere! We thought Prague was a truly wonderful place and will be returning so would stay at the hotel again.
The staff was helpful, but I did not enjoy the neighborhood. It was like staying in the suburbs - no local pubs or restaurants to speak of. The rooms are small, but clean. I will stay closer to town next time.
Answering the phone?
We did not actually stay at the Apollo. We booked the reservation and then found out the hotel had never confirmed with expedia. We attempted to contact the Apollo over two days and NO ONE ANSWERED THE PHONE. We cancelled and booked somewhere else. If an emergency happens we would like for our family to be able to reach us and that is hard to do if they are not going to answer the phone.
Visited for three days and four nights, 10th October 04. It's starting to get a bit chilly at this time of year. Two full days is enough to see Prague, unless you intend to travel out of the city.
Basic but clean.
If your a group of British tourists be prepared to pay a room deposit of 20 Euro per person or you wont get in. The rooms are clean but take ear plugs with you as it can be noisy. I was disappointed with the miserable staff who didn't seem to like anyone be you British or otherwise. The employees should realise it's the tourists who pay their wages. Beds were very comfortable. Rooms were basic and clean. Treat it as nothing more than a base and you shouldn't be too disappointed. Breakfasts mediocre. Wouldn't stay again aim for something slightly closer to centre.
Clean and friendly
My husband and I stayed at the Apollo with two friends last January. The hotel was clean, warm and the staff were friendly and helpfull. The breakfast was plentifull. All this for the same price for three nights as we pay in London for one. We enjoyed it so much that I am returning next January with three friends and have recommended it to others.
We stayed in this hotel in early April this year. It was booked for us through an agent. The website boasts restaurant and bar. There is no restaurant, and the bar is a fridge behind the small reception desk, which had run out of beer. The rooms were the smallest rooms I have ever stayed in. It was not possible to open our suitcases on the floor, only on the bed as this was the only area big enough to do so - (they were two single beds pushed together). The beds were sort of in wooden box like structures and on the way from the bathroom to his side of the bed, my boyfriend whacked his knee off this box , due to the lack of space, and it is quite bruised now. The walls were paper thin. The two guys who were staying in the room next to us made alot of noise especially when they were coming in at 4 am, as did the british stag party who were running up and down the corridor between each others rooms through the night. The night porter did nothing to try and quieten them down, just jokingly said to them the next night that he hoped they would be quieter that night. I will say that the rooms were clean, but that is the only good thing I have to say obout the place.