Travel Blogs from Prague
Prague was such an amazing city, but WOW it was cold! I was severely under-prepared to be a tourist there; the majority of the travelers I saw were wearing snowboots and snowpants! I braved it as much as I could, bundling up with leggings and jeans and t-shirts, long sleeve-shirts and sweaters. All my bundling didn't have nearly the effect that I …
OOPS... this journey way made in 2006 and NOT 2005!!..... We stayed in Kobylisy, at the Hotel Appolo (2*) . We paid £19 per night for a double room, which was immaculate. We ate in a small pizzeria on the corner of Kubisova and Zenklova - food was very reasonable - the beer was lush! We sat there playing scrabble most of the night (of course I won …
... part of the trip is done, we had half an hour to change trains in Cologne, in the end it was a doddle as we stood around waiting. The train only stopped at the station briefly and it was a mad scramble to get on but we found our seats and stowed our cases and then off. Unlike the train from Amsterdam to Antwerp we have to buy refreshments, and also the internet was not free so will wait for Prague . A longer wait at Berlin so found a coffee shop for a break. The train is not at ...
... some tacky, some actually quite nice and let's not forget the entertainers and beggars. This makes for a symphony of sights, sounds and sometimes even smells. Dodging all these folks as well as the tour groups makes walking in a straight line virtually impossible. We zigged and then zagged, stopped for photos and then zigged again. I'm glad we arrived in October and not during peak tourist season.
Another well known spot ...
... only to see the little Czezh lady sitting happily at the bus stop!! I repeat IDIOTS!! It was now about 7pm so our bus had long gone... We started looking at the map at the bus stop and realised we were completely buggered, the Czech lady realised that we were a bit ****** off and after chatting to her for a bit she kindly offered to give us a lift back to our campsite, she had her car just by the main tram stop so it was now just a case of waiting for ...
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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.