Boscolo Prague, Autograph Collection
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Just returned from a long weekend in Prague, staying at the Carlo IV. We had booked the hotel, mainly from recommendations on this site, and the hotel certainly lived up to and exceeded expectations! All parts of the hotel were beautiful and well dressed. The building, expecially the foyer is breath taking. The rooms were lovely, with exceptional bathrooms. The finishing touches added that little something special, which made the holiday even more so. Our package included breakfast, which was an amazingly wide spread of fresh food. I would highly recommend a stay at the hotel, and we will certainly be looking at others in the chain.
We spent 3 days in Prague at Boscolo Hotel. We've booked through the internet the celebration package. When we've checked-in, we received 2 vouchers, one for a dinner (you can select the day of the dinner), and one for a sparkling wine at the bar. The room was very "italian style", nice size with great accommodation. The best part was clearly the spa with steaming bath, sauna and indoor swimming with embedded jacuzzi. However, the water could be a bit warmer. The dinner was excellent quality, associated to very good wine references. Try at the bar the Club Sandwich, the best ever had...
A dream hotel ...
After booking our five day vacation at the Carlo, mainly based on recommendations from this site - we had an amazing time.
This hotel is a dream- classic architecture with attention to detail. Our room was large and beautiful with all the amenities of a luxury hotel. We found all the staff very friendly, helpful and considerate. As others have commented - the pool indeed was freezing! But we found that it was a great was to end our day, putting just our feet in the jaccuzi jets.
The location was perfect. An 8 minute stroll to Old Town square (use the short cuts throught the courtyard malls) but away from all the hustle and bustle. The tram across the street was helpful when our feet hurt from a whole day of walking.
Our next vacations will be planned around other Boscolo hotels - we were that happy with this beautiful establishment.
Something you should know
My husband and I stayed at the Carlo IV for 8 nites July 17- July 25. Prague happened to be having very hot temperatures at the time. (90 F).Our room was always hot with the a/c on. We asked the hotel staff if anything could be done to fix the problem because the lobby was always cool but, after 3 tries with lackluster responses from the staff. We gave up. We never got a good nite's sleep and we were not conpensated in any way. They seemed not to care at $200.00 dollars a nite for 8 nites. Be careful of the temperatures if you are going to stay at this hotel.
This hotel was everything that we read from previous reviews. We went on a long weekend trip and booked this hotel through LastMinute. it was my birthday weekend so we wanted something special. This is a 5* hotel located in a quiet area but walking distance to all the main parts in Prague ie. shopping areas and main tourist attractions. If you dont fancy the walk there is a tram stop 50 yards away anyway.
The hotel was beautiful. We were greeted at the entrance and we walked up some long red carpeted steps to a grand entrance and reception. The Czechs arent as good English speakers as the rest of Europe but all the staff (apart from cleaners) spoke it well, even the bell boys. The room wasnt ready when we got there which was slightly annoying-but we were about 3 hours early! Instead we left our luggage there and took a walk into town. On returning late afternoon we went up to our rooms and they were great. We were in a standard room but it puts most Superior rooms in other hotels to shame. Very well decorated and luxuriously carpeted, the room came with all the extras you would expect from a 5*. We then unwound by going to the swimming pool which is located on the bottom floor. The pool is very Romanesque and it is dark-there are candles on the edges. There was no need to take anything from our room as there were dressing gowns and towels etc all there. Also on that floor are Sauna, Steam rm and Gym and sunbeds with waiters at your beck if you want a drink. These were all free, there was also massages available at a price. The only downside was the pool was quite cold! It certainly wasnt heated.
We then got ready to go into town and went to the bar for a drink which is very well set out. When we got back to our room they had surprised with a fruit basket as we happened to mention we were celebrating a bday.
We were there for 2 nights and enjoyed the hotel a lot. I would definitely recommend it. !
Best Luxury 5 star bargain in Prague (Europe?)
Reently opened in what was previously the Prague main post office, this is a stunning hotel. Beautiful exterior and one of the most stylish interiors I have seen in the hundreds of hotels I have seen around the world. World class designers have carefully created every aspect from the impressive reception to the bar, restaurants, swimming pool and the rooms.
Check out their specials, we took advantage of a so-called Celebration Package which gave us a rate of 190 Euro per night including all taxes, breakfast, welcome drink and dinner one of the evenings. We were even able to extend for another night at the same rate. They upgraded us to a fantastic junior suite that exceeds anything I have seen in Four Seasons and Ritz Carltons anywhere. Beautiful hardwood floors, outstanding marble bath with double-ended bath tub, rich fabrics and beautiful furniture.
Opportunities for further improvement are more consistent service (some staff is great, others have no clue), fresh orange juice at breakfast and a better gym. Take advantage of the cheap airport transfers (less than 30 Euros) in nice vehicles.
No views (floors 4 & 5 have only have partial windows) due to the location and being located near the main train station are the other possible drawbacks. In terms of exploring Prague the location is however better than it looks on the map. Within two minutes you are in the pedestrian areas with easy strolls through the city center to the castle and back along the river to the hotel.
Make sure the taxis start the meter and if you plan to eat at the Allegro restaurant in the Four Seasons hotel know that views of the castle are only from the terrace (where they don't always serve dinner) and limited from very few tables in the restaurant itself. Food and service are great but pricey ($80 per person with some alcohol).
Convenient yet quiet
We visited during Prague Spring Music Festival and many other hotels at the 4-star level were completely booked. We booked the Carlos solely on the recommendations written on tripadvisor and we were pleased with the accommodations. As we had read in the reviews written here, the rooms and reception area were beautifully appointed in rich fabrics and colors. As was previously noted, the staff was accommodating when we sought assistance but they were not overly soliticious. We liked the quiet location of the hotel, just two very short blocks from the Municipal House and Powder Gate, the entrance of the stroll through Old Town. City highlights: St. James Cathedral, just when you think that you have seen the most beautiful churches, you enter St. James and gasp. It is stunning. it is located about two blocks off the Old Town square so the tourist numbers are fewer. Prague Cathedral-once inside the cathedral, you can use your entrance ticket to climb 187 steps to the top and to magnificent views of the entire city. Kampa Island-restful and quaint streets below Charles Bridge. Lastly, the 1 hr. riverboat cruises offered near the bridges area are an excellent way to get oriented to the city before setting out on foot.
We loved it!
We have just returned from a short stay in Prague. We were very impressed with this hotel, it is very grand, very stylish and bedrooms in the original part of the hotel are just stunning. We found the staff to be very helpful, they don't smile a lot, but they do treat you well!! If we ever decide to return to Prague we would definitely stay at the Carlo IV. Location wise, it is within a 5 minute walk from the Old Town Hall, very convenient for everying really. One word - FABULOUS.
Beautiful and stylish!
An amazing, modern and stylish hotel! The facilities were excellent and we really enjoyed our stay there. The indoor swimming pool, restaurant and bar were fantastic. My only compain would have to be about the staff and the size of the rooms. We found it difficult to communicate with them despite the fact that they spoke english. Most of them were not very helpful or eager to answer any questions. Our rooms (we were two couples), were beautifuly decorated but very small and had no views. Perhaps the rest of the hotel's rooms are actually bigger .
Apart from, that it was a very pleasant stay that made all the difference in our visit to Prague!
Just returned from a three night stay at this impressive hotel. They have turned a very grand building into an utra modern and stylish facility. The deluxe room was lovely and the bathroom would put any Ritz Carlton bathroom to shame. Service was excellant and the staff were very good looking. This has to be one of the best hotels in Prague. It would definately give the top hotels in London a run for their money.
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... restaurant. When we sat down and tried to read the menu we discovered that it was in Czech and we had no idea of what we should order. Fortunately the waiter recognized the question marks hovering over our heads and bought us menus in English--much better. I had a pork schnitzel with a pickled cabbage salad and Judith had soup, salad and a trout. All washed down with a nice pilsner called Urquell. Very nice. Total blll, about $25 usd.
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