Travel Blogs from Prague
... had posted in the Mongol Rally Facebook page asking if there was anyone in Prague heading to the Czech Out party the next day and who had space in their car as she was joining her team. We were and so volunteered.
Once again, the overnight rain had given way to a bright and warm morning. There were two girls sharing our dorm, one of whom (the more chatty one) was from Argentina and was travelling Europe on her own. She told us how she had ...
... marvellous views over the city, then it was a slow stroll back down the hill where the bus was waiting to take us to the Old Square, I am pretty sure it was called the old square simply because it had been there from day one and the New Square was in reality just a traffic free zone at the end of the main shopping area. The five of us gathered at the Astrological Clock. When the clock struck the hour the twelve Apostles would make an appearance, then ...
... donuts in Germany. It was good. I think I was just happy to have eaten something. We continued walking till we came to a famous pub. We stopped there for a drink. The placed reeked of smoke and weed. They're allowed to smoke indoors. Radka kept bragging about Prague having the best beer. It was nice, unlike the one Nadzha had last night. That was bitter. We kept waking around town and then we caught the train back to the ...
... a sign of the evening to come! There were a few stag do's on the crawl who we got chatting to, one from Germany and one which happened to be from Oldham. A few more bars later we were both successfully smashed and stumbled on back after a great night, stopping to take a very blurry photo of the astronomical tower en route.
The morning came as did our hangovers and after a minor panic/run back to the hostel over a lost gadget our 8 hour journey to Krakow ...
... expression, "like a kid in a candy shop"? That was me.
We scampered into line, eager to join the festive cake-sharing. Standing in line, I was bubbling over with excitement. Community outreach, especially when it involves food, is fantastic.
The cake was made in the name of a human rights movement. I apologize for not knowing much more beyond that...my Czech language ability is rather limited.
Surrounding the area, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Belvedere Prague
went to Prague Nov 2003 stayed at the Belvedere Hotel.Very clean small rooms but very comfortable. Close to centre of Prague about 15minutes walk. Beautiful city very cheap good rates through easyjet. A little tip, Go down stairs in any pub and it is really cheap same level cheap climb stairs a little more expensive. Chinese food very good value for money.
Went to the Belvedere on my stag do in March. The hotel rooms were of a good size, very clean and most of all warm as it was minus something outside. The hotel was close to most tourist areas and the trams were nearby if you wanted to travel further afield. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. I can definitely recommend this hotel if you decide to visit Prague.
Nice Basic hotel
We stayed here during June 2004, for 4 nights. we found the rooms basic, but clean, with nylon bed spreads, but the bath room was impresively very modern. We were on the 5th floor with great views down the street of the Prumyslovy Palace ( The Music Gardens) Clock tower. The lift was tiny just enough room for two people & a suit case, but very opulent in inside even so. & the stairs were very wide & accesible. The dining room reminded me of the Communist era, but the buffet breakfasts were wonderfully filling with the strangest (for a Brit) assortment to choose, from hot savoury soup to cakes, lovely. The staff extremely friendly & obliging. Very easy access to the town by Tram or Underground(Tube/Metro/subway) Tram stops within a minute of the doors and The tube about 5 mins down hill. The punctuallity of both services were outstanding. Bang on time to the second. Very impressed. (& cheap 3 day pass available too).
Was a bit of a walk to Charles Bridge and Old town square etc but trams went from the hotel to the bridge every 10 mins and was only a few stops. Rooms old fashioned but clean, although the bathroom and toilet was tiny - knees touching door!
Helpful and friendly reception staff. Breakfast was fine, hot and cold options although they can be slow replenishing! Cheap bar serving a few bar snacks open til late but nice bar/seating area.
Wouldn't stay there again but only because I would prefer to be a bit closer to the centre.
Clean, nice hotel
Just arrive homed from a one night stay at The Belvedere. Nice hotel, clean rooms, a bit of a wait at check in for them to process it, but it wasn't too bad. A very pleasant sitting area in the lounge/reception with an internet cafe there which was very handy. Room was clean, of a decent size, but bathroom was a bit too small, there was no space to move around in at all. We did have some trouble finding the hotel but once we did, it was great. I'd stay here again.
Belvedere is a winner in Prague
We've just returned from a long weekend break in Prague and stayed at the Belvedere. The location was ideal as we like to walk - it's a 10 minute walk across the river into Republik Square and another 5 minutes to Old Town Square. The staff were courteous, rooms were basic but clean, breakfast was adequate with a range of hot and cold options. The hotel has a cosy lobby bar. Another winner for us was the fact that we could leave our luggage all day for only 20 Kc (less than 50p sterling!). Would recommend!
Clean and decent place to stay
We stayed at the Belevedere Sept 9-15th 2004. Its a clean and safe. The location is good; its about 20 minutes by taxi from airport. Several tram (public transp) lines pass in front of the hotel, that gives direct access to all parts of the city. Other travelers we meet included Brits, Irish, Spainish and Germans too. The online display picture of rooms is less accurate, furniture is old, the TV had only one english station (CNN), others were in Czech language. The beds were comfortable, bathroom/shower eastern european style but good, sufficent closet space for short term travelers. The staff of hotel were courteous and have a good working knowledge of english.
Stay at the Belvedere and save the hassle
I stayed at the Belvedere from Christmas day 2000 to Jan 15, 2001. I specifically stayed on the second floor which is a card-key controlled floor for 'executives'. The rooms were enormous, the bathroom was Huge, completely done in white marble, fluffy duvets (typical european down comforters), emaculately clean in every way. Their prices for dry cleaning however were outrageous; something like $10 USD for a shirt, $20 USD for slacks and so on.I've stayed here before and find it a great value. All of the downtown hotels are way over priced, the intercontinental is too far away from town, and the smaller hotels that are a good value are impossible to find a vacancy because of all of the expatriate retirees living in them. When you get off the plane just tell the cab driver 'Belvedere, prosim" pronounced 'proseem' it should cost about $20 to get you there from the airport. You're being screwed at that price, but since you don't speak czech, live with it.
Just for sleeping
We stayed here for 4 nights in June 2002. The hotel was clean and tidy, but old-fashioned and basic. Staff were very helpful considering we didn't speak a word of the language! Ate breakfast in the hotel, very simple, but it filled us up (both hot and cold options). We found it to be a good cheap option for staying in Prague. Wouldn't recommend the walk to the old town. It was a lot longer than it looked on the map - Use the Metro system... it's cheap and easy!