Ametyst Hotel Prague
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... tour was a little ambitious as we really didn't have three hours of wandering around left in us. Instead we stopped at a little nook cafe on the steps down and enjoyed the red rooftops of Prague again while listening to the Czech Bob Dylan singing 'knocking on heaven's door'.
The loop was completed when we recrossed the Charles Bridge and purchased three photographs to celebrate our wonderful time in Prague. While we ...
... of Our Lady before Tyn, the Old Town Square, the Old Theater and the Dancing House.
After the tour, on our own, we went to the Jewish Center and visited the synagogue. It was a highly recommended attraction, but left Mom and I underwhelmed and feeling a bit ripped off. The building was not that spectacular on the inside and was very small. Not worth the price of admission. The best part of the Jewish Quarter was the peek ...
... walked over the Charles bridge and was trying to find the bar when he heard a call from the street, "hey Vlad!!" And so Vlad found Ivan in the medieval bar, to which Ivan said, "I am in love! I have seen perfection and I don't even want to sully it". Ivan spoke of our barmaid, Daniella, who Vlad agreed was one of the most stunning girls he has ever seen. Ivan declared he was not ever moving, and since it was raining, Vlad and Ivan stayed and enjoyed the view. Vlad ...
... told Josie, it breaks, I fix it and then carry on, easy. Ultimately we managed to get down 150 miles before stopping in Wurzburg and finding a campsite by just driving about until we saw a sign, we deserved some luck :)
Wednesday proved to be a trouble free day, where we managed to get some miles done, about 300 and across another border and into Prague. We found a campsite right in the centre of town and ...
... and walked. I must have done between 15-30 km per day and could feel the muscle fatigue at the end of each day. My body ached....but it felt good too. I do not plan on gaining weight while travelling.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Ametyst Hotel Prague
I really enjoyed this trip to Prague - Hotel staff were friendly, hotel was small but very clean, but I was a little disappointed with the location of the hotel. Most days/nights we took a walk into the centre which would take around 15-20 mins from the hotel...wouldn't have minded this walk, except on a night time the streets surrounding our hotel are somewhat remote, so it felt a little dangerous walking back down quiet and dark streets.
We stayed at Hotel Ametyst from 26th Desember to 30th December was our honeymoon.
Serves its market well
Two 68 year old ladies found this hotel a good base from which to explore the city. It is 7 minutes to the Metro and tram but then quickly into the centre. The area is quiet, residential and safe to walk round at night. Round the corner we found the Hlucna samota, an excellent bar/restaurant, with good food and friendly staff and customers. Cheap too (on average we paid for the 2 of us the equivalent of £15 for 2 courses and a beer) The hotel twin room was big enough for 2, clean, warm yet with a window that opened! There was a bath as well as a shower. BBC News on the TV. Large selection at breakfast. We didn't eat in, but were told the dinners were good and reasonable prices. The staff all spoke enough English to be helpful with taxis etc.
Great Weekend Break
I travelled to Prague with my husband, mother and 2 children. The Ametyst Hotel was a great base for our weekend. We were close enough to the centre but far enough away to have undisturbed nights. The hotel staff were friendly and very helpfull, booking trips for us and arranging taxis etc. The children (aged 10 and 12) weren't sure if they would enjoy this trip but we all had a brilliant time.
Just returned from a four night stay at the Ametyst Hotel in Prague. Overall we were rather disappointed with the hotel, perhaps our expectations and experiences of what this four star hotel should be were too high for the Czech hotel star rating system - this felt more like a three or even a two star hotel.
An Over-rate City?
We have just returned from a 3 night break in Prague, staying at the Hotel Ametyst. The hotel was clean, and the staff very helpful, food ok. The postition of the hotel was very deceptive - "a few minutes to walk to Wenceslas Square" - turned out to be a good 20 minutes, walking through some undesirable areas. Wenceslas Square - just a shopping area with a few nice buildings and very expensive shops?
The old town was beautiful, the bridge area, castle area well worth visiting, but when you have "done" the old town, haven't you "done" Prague?!
Clean comfortable hotel. Staff friendly and helpful. Area around hotel quiet residential area with some good bars/cafes/restaurants which are much better value than tourist areas in centre.
Stayed there for 3 nights in august. Bills itself as a 4-star hotel. In reality it falls short. Location is in New Town, close to K5 Relax if you're in prague just for some fun, but everything else you want to see is in Old Town, a 10 minute walk and a 5 minute metro ride away. Arrived at airport and got the guy at the info booth to arrange a "cab" ride for 450 crowns, which is not bad (never use official prague cabbies...they're commie thieves). Hotel is about 15 minuts from the airport. Staff was ok but didn't smile, which is not suprising since Czechs aren't known for being shiney happy people. Internet access was one free public PC but it was fast so i give it thubs-up. Room itself wasnt big but not small either. BED WAS TERRIBLE!! Hard as a rock. Couldnt sleep sometimes. The hotel also says "Air Conditioned (Partial)", which i think means open the window and let the cool air and sounds of Prague in, because there was no air vent in the room. Room door did not lock without tugging on it. Oh, the room did have a safe but it opened with your digital room key, not with a combination. Now how safe is room safe when the staff can just cut a copy of the room key?
This hotel is set in a quiet residential area in Prague. Although a good 12mins walk from nearest metro, there is a tram stop within 5 mins walk. The room is clean and well equipped. There is a good selection for breakfast. The staff are helpful especially with directions.
You do have to pay extra for sauna/steamroom.
Thank you Priceline!
We just returned from a very pleasant stay in Prague at the Hotel Ametyst which is located in a great residential part of Prague, Vinhorady. We felt like we "lived" in Prague by staying here rather than being tourists. The hotel is a few blocks from both the metro and tram lines which make it very accessible to Old town, Jewish Quarter and the Castle. We often just walked to these other neighborhoods. The hotel is in very good condition, clean with modern facilities. The room was very comfortable and the hotel staff quite helpful. I was able to get the room for $125 a night which might have been a bit too high a bid but we were pleased with the outcome.