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... You beautiful wonderful chick. So glad to have met you on this trip and hope we stay friends forevz. Love ya xx The next day me and Emma just chilled out, went to the John Lennon wall, had some lunch, watched some break dancing, walked around the square and enjoyed the sun. Charles bridge is beautiful and the people who do the portraits or caricatures are so talented. We wanted one done but didn't want it wrecked so we just ...
... clock symbolizes a reminder that with each tick we are closer to death...rather depressing, so we moved on. Also in Old Town Square we were shown the Church of Our Lady Before Týn, which has two towers, one a bit higher than the other! Our tour guide told us a lot about the history of Prague, which was nice because I knew nothing about it. The Jewish Quarter was another stop on the tour and definitely one of the most interesting. It is now the ...
... be full of all these students, and quickly decided that this would not be the best time to have her first experience in the dorm. We researched some more hostels and found a good one. We thanked the hostel receptionist for letting us use their wifi, and he gave us directions and how to catch the bus. We took the bus to the subway and navigated ourselves to this next hostel. The hostel was right next the main bus station. Usually those arent the best place to stay but this one ...
... the door with each pass and talking to each other in very loud Germlish. On Sunday morning, sleepy and grumpy, we got back on the bus that took us back to the train that would take us home.
Next weekend: Amsterdam!!
Jk! Our frustrating trip to Amsterdam has now changed to a less frustrating, yet equally as exciting trip to Vienna instead!
I almost forgot to mention the best part! Nikki and Lacey both bought me birthday gelato! Thanks guys! :-p
After a hearty breakfast, we walked into central Prague. We found a Metro Station and each bought a 3 day tram, train and bus travel pass for $18. Things are very cheap here in Prague. We then strolled around Wenceslas Square. Lots of tourists and lots of shops. We had a very good morning tea at a patisserie which gave Shirley and Anne the strength to engage in more shopping - finding some clothes on special at a Van Graaf store. We then walked down to the Old Town ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Century Old Town - MGallery Collection Prague
Really Enjoyed this hotel
Had a really enjoyable stay in the Mercure Prague just before St patricks Day. Found the staff very helpful, getting us train timetables etc. Rooms were excellent, very comfortable and breakfast was a hot and cold buffet where you could have as much as you wanted before heading off on a long day's sightseeing. Walked to every part of Prague from the hotel, we never had to get a tram or taxi. It's in a very good location, about five minutes walk from the old town center. Would recommend it to anyone, business or leisure.
Loved the Mercure
We spent four unforgettable nights in November '04 at the Mercure. It's a lovely hotel with a courteous staff in an excellent location. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay there.
3 day break over Christmas 2004
It is always difficult when you are looking at hotels on-line and whenever possible I try to get the real experiences of people who have stayed there. This was a good choice and I would recommend it to friends.
We picked the hotel because of its links to Kafka (2 teenage children interested in philosophy etc) and we were not disappointed. The rooms were not large but they were very typical of a city hotel and they were clean, well appointed and confortable. As a reviewer has said don't be tempted by the mini bar the prices are high, my kids helped themselves to a small tub of pringles (tub was out of date!) which we replaced from the food store a couple of doors away at about a quarter of the cost.
The staff were very friendly and the reception were very helpful in booking us tables and excursions. Importantly they have hotel cars and they will pick you up from the airport (I have always wanted to be met by someone in arrivals with a my name board!) They will put the cost of this onto your hotel bill which is helpful. The bar is great for a mulled wine or cup of chocolate after a day out. Breakfast was better than expected with a hot English option.
The hotel is in a great location for walking into the old town and all the sights, we did not use the trams or buses. We were there for 3 nights between Christmas and New Year, would do it again.
Stayed at the hotel on a 3 day break and had a very pleasant stay. Staff were curteous and friendly. The hotel building very impressive and had an ambience of sophistication about it, apparently kafka used to work in the building.
Most attractions are close by. Wenceles Square is about 10 mins walk with lots of christmas market stalls en route for your perusal. Charles bridge is about a 20 minute brisk walk through the cobbled streets. Might be worth sampling some of the hot wine sold at some stalls to warm your cockles.
Prior to the trip, I was a bit worried about other reviews on this site saying the rooms were a bit small, but ours had ample space, enough to swing a large dog!
The air conditioning kept the room snug during what seemed like arctic temperatures outside, but I would have liked to have the option of being able to open the locked window to let in some fresh air if needed.
The bed was very comfy too, and the linen all clean and fresh changed daily.
I thought the minibar drinks and food in the room were very expensive for Prague, which is renowed for its cheap food and beer. Drinks were around £2-£3.50p A bag of peanuts was the biggest ripoff costing 200k around 4.20p pounds in uk money.They were not even cashew nuts! There's a cheap convenience store next door though, to stock up your own supply of nibbles and beverages.
The breakfast was very good, with fresh omeletes on the morning menu cooked as ordered by a chef while-u-wait. Lots too suit various palletes. Hot food like bacon, scrambled eggs, beans sausage and hash browns was available and ham cheese, rolls, fruit and cereal.
At the back of the hotel a huge new hotel is about to be built. The stay could have been a noisy one, the foundations are being laid, but intermittent drilling didn't start till 9:00am and the workers left by about 5:00pm. The noise didn't seem to loud behind the double glazing. But you may need to consider what it may be like when the structural building work begins.
Found Prague beer cheap in all the restaurants, but quick note about the casinos I visited. After using any fruit machines and automated roulette wheels you have to get a member of staff to withdraw any winnings. Very annoying when you want to move onto a different machine to spend any profit elsewhere.
Great room and convenient location. The only disappointment was that the room was rather small. However, the room was nicely appointed, everything seemed brand new, and the room was spotlessly clean. The hotel staff was helpful though a bit formal. This is a pleasant place to stay.
Nice time, nice place
It has new equipment, not luxurious room but very confortable.
Nice breakfast and a superb location, just 5 min walking from Staro mesto(the old square) and all major attractions. Fantastic shower, nice employees, and a XiX superb fachade. Also you have a 24h bar just in front the door and a late opening shop almost next door.
Although it´s not a very charm hotel, it's a very good one and a good choice for a weekend in Prague. We had a wonderful time in a enchanting city under the snow. I would repeat!
Fantastic city, great hotel
We went to Prague last December and had a fantastic time. The hotel Mercure has a fantastic location, very central, do not let the street outside put you off (still very eastern block in appearance). Our room was small but served us well, my only complaint which is petty is after a long day sightseeing we prefer a bath, the showers saying that are very pucker. The lobby is very very elegant and all in all we would definetly stay here again. Prague is absolutely gorgeous, go and book a meal in the restaurant called the four angels, ask your rep for directions. Definetly take very comfy walking shoes as this is a city worth seeing. We went on a walking tour of the city and enjoyed, we did'nt enjoy as much the bus tour (maybe the hangover had something to do with that). Very expensive to drink around the square but it was worth it to people watch. There is so much to see and do here we went for 3 days and maybe one more day would of been enough. We will go back one day and we would also stay at the Mercure.
Beautiful Hotel & Very Central
We stayed at the Mercure in March 2004, the hotel is a beautiful old building nicely refurbished. The hotel is in a GREAT location, once you get your bearings.
Our room was small, stylish & a little hot, but a staff member went to great lengths to open our window for us. The bathroom was spotless & the toiletries were gorgeous. The room was at the front so the trams were a bit noisy. Breakfast was great, big selection of hot & cold food.
Best of all the Mercure is practically next-door to The Imperial Café, with its free doughnuts its one of Prague's best!
Booking hotels online is always a bit of a lottery but we were delighted with our choice when we arrived at the Mercure. The hotel is ideally located in a quiet street only a 2 minute walk from the main tourist area. The inside is very grand and impressive. The staff were very friendly and efficient at all times. Our room was a good size and was always spotless. Breakfast was an excellent hot buffet with a wide selection of choices to suit all tastes. I have already recommended this hotel to friends who intend to visit Prague. Book it - you won't be disappointed!!!
I had the pleasure to stay at the Mercure during March 2004 and loved it. The room we had was small but facing a courtyard at the rear. The shower in the bathroom was amazing. It was a very old building, that had been sympathetically renovated. Also, there's a room on the second floor where apparently Franz Kafka used to work when the building was an insurance company. Great location - never felt threatened walking home at night. And a great little shop next door for midnight munchies/beer!