Panorama Hotel Prague
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It seemed every tourist in the world had come to Prague. I had heard so many wonderful things about Prague from other people and was really excited to see it for myself. Our hotel was quite far out of the centre but right at the entrance to a metro so it was easy to find our way to where the action was. Our first day we spent exploring the old town …
... still a long way from the hotel.
As we stood outside the subway station looking lost and confused, a young guy came up to us and offered to help. Turns out he is an American teaching ESL in Prague. He was great and got us on the tram that took us to the hotel.
First off - The desk manager at the ibis Hotel, Tomas, was excellent and helpful. For us English speakers in Prague, Tomas was Gold!! The rooms were clean and ...
... an oriental themes room and eventually into a “male” concert hall. An interesting design element in all of the rooms is that the curtains would always reflect the design of the archway of the door and/or the ceiling. This is a direct connection to the art nouveau style, and really gave every room its own unique character.
This concert hall was small in comparison to the main hall, but could easily hold ...
We spent the morning further exploring Cesky Krumlov before we got picked up at 4 in the afternoon to go back to Prague. There was a nice walk around the river edge below the castle that circles back to the town centre. The cold eventually got to us so a coffee shop became our haven for a few hours. The drive back ...
The bus leg from Dresden to Prague was not too bad. From the first sights I had of Prague it was like traveling back in time. It is a very old city and quite spectacular in its own right but has a bit of an olde world feel about it. I caught yet another cold which didn't make me all that enthusiastic to explore the city to its full potential. I did a walking tour which was great. It allowed me to see all ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Panorama Hotel Prague
I stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend in April 2005. My Mum is originally Czech and me and my parents, sister and boyfriend were travelling over for a long weekend away because we arranged a suprise party for my Nan. For a bit of privacy me and my boyfriend chose to opt out of staying at relatives and stayed at this 4 star Corinithia Panorama instead.
We opted for a special 'Romance Package' which I highly recommend. The package included private car transfer from and to the airport, a bottle of bubbly chilled and ready in the room, a romantic dinner and an upgrade executive room.
I can't fault the hotel. It was a pleasant lovely stay. Our executive room had a lovely view across Prague, was clean, spacious, had bathrobes and the bathroom was lovely- just adequate and clean. Being a real dolly I love my bathrooms and I always fear not having a bathroom that is up to scratch in hotels but I cannot fault this one- highly adequate and clean.
One morning when we missed breakfast (after a night out in the city with my cousin and her other half!) we called for room service who brang breakfast up to us on trays- we had more than we could wish for and they were beautifully presented! Bliss!!
The pool, sauna, steam, jacuzzi and gym are all located on the top floor and what a view!! It's gorgeous!! As part of our package we also got our entrance free and it was really lovely.
There is also a choice of restaurants to eat within and the surroundings are pleasant. The hotel car service is good but the nearest tube is only a few minutes- no more than 3 or 4 away and to the local city centre is only a few stops so very convenient location if you like to be 'within reach' of the city and have it very close but just far enough to be able to enjoy being just that little bit located outside.
I have to say I can't fault the hotel- we will be returning. Unfortunately, I don't think this great package is running anymore and we may not get as great a deal but the hotel is brilliant and I highly recommend it- the sister hotel Corinithia Towers is the 5 star of the two and I would be quite interested in staying there one time too because the 4 star was so pleasant.
I recommend this hotel very much.
Great location out of city centre
Stayed at the Corinthia for 3 nights in October 2005. The hotel is a good 4 star and is in a great location considering it isn't in the city centre itself. Just 120 metres away from the efficient Metro and 4 stops later you are right in the centre of Prague. The room was a good size and reasonably well decorated. Got a great deal including daily breakfast (good choice and on until 11am which is ideal after a late night!). Definitely recommend the Corinthia and excellent value for money.
Fantastic, good value, great standard hotel
Location - only 4 stops or 15 minutes on the underground from the hotel to the very centre of Prague city. Far enough away from the crowds but close enough to be able to sightsee during the day and then hop on the underground to go back to the hotel to change for dinner and then back into the city centre again! The underground station is only a 2 minute walk from the hotel and an all day travel pass cost 80 czk (about £1.86) and let you travel unlimited for 24 hours on the underground/bus/tram/Petrin Hill funicular railway. The underground ran until midnight daily and was very clean, modern and safe - if the main ticket office is closed (Sunday), the tabac shop in the station sells underground passes.
I booked through ---- and managed to book 5 x twin rooms for £35 per person per night including breakfast (very reasonable for July) and they even arranged a very efficient (if not speedy) minibus to pick 9 of us up to and from the airport (about £3.80 each/each way). It only took 30 minutes from the airport.
Hotel lobby was quite spectacular, spacious and even had tv monitors showing flight departure times/arrivals for the airport. The check in/out was effortless, quick and the staff very friendly and spoke English very well.
Our room was a twin on the 12th floor (of 23) - which was a business floor, so the extras were fluffy bathrobes and a good selection of toiletries in the bathroom and a very nice, clean room. The tv had various channels and included London's Capital Radio, with speakers also in the bathroom. Free safe in the room, which is opened by your room key card.
Air conditioning was free, controllable and kept the room cool. There was a mini bar but prices were very, very expensive and at least double what you would pay for a drink in Prague centre! Also do not drink the bottle of Evian water on the table in the room, even though it's not in the mini bar there was a label which was not very clear stating that it cost 10 Euros (about £6.50!!).
Breakfast, which was included, was unbelievable - available from 6.30am to 11am! A huge selection of help yourself unlimited buffet: cereals, 4 different fresh juices, tea/coffee, pastries of all kinds, crepes, fruit, yoghurts, hams, cheeses, fish, all kinds of bread and toast, gateux!! and all kinds of cooked items. We did not have dinner in the hotel but was rumoured to be very expensive.
The swimming pool looked nice but you had to pay 300 czk per visit (about £7) so we didn't go in.
The hotel had great amenities for a 4* - including shoe shine machines on every floor, a casino, a couple of bars (about £5 for a cocktail), a couple of shops and restaurants. There are no stairs in the hotel, but there are 4 lifts which didn't take too long and weren't that busy. The hotel also organises trips and taxis if needed.
Very very good quality hotel for the price and I would say was a very high 4* standard. I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone and would stay here again when I return to Prague (which I will do as the city is fantastic, clean, safe, easy to travel/walk around, very cheap and very friendly).
We loved the Panorama!
The Corinthia Panorama hotel is somewhat bleak-looking on the outside, but extremely well-presented on the inside. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly, especially as we were unable to fly home on the last day (due to the airport being closed with snow) and they happily booked us back in and looked after us during our unintended stay (even giving us an upgrade for free).
The hotel is only a 5 min walk from the nearest Metro station, and hence only a short journey into the centre of Prague.
The breakfast buffet was good, with a wide range of options, but the bread was a little dry (as we found in several Prague restaurants). We had an evening meal in the continental restaurant in the hotel, which was very good quality and reasonably priced. We also had a few drinks in the first floor bar - the barmen were again very friendly and the cocktails were excellent.
The rooms are comfortable and tidy, with some good views from the higher floors.
An all-round excellent hotel.
Very satisfied, despite the problematic start
We ended up in the Corinthia Panorama after our booking at the Corinthia Towers could not be accommodated due to "technical problems" (is this code for overbooking???). We were promised upgrades to Executive rooms if we agreed to move to the Panorama, although on arrival, this took a bit of negotiation at the front desk to actually obtain.
Once our exec rooms were allocated, we were generally very satisfied with the accommodation. The rooms were fairly large with a king bed and modern decor (lots or cherry wood furniture). Bathroom was a little bit small but was spotlessly clean. My only complaint about the room was the fact that the cooling circuit on the aircon was not operational, so only ambient air could be circulated. This left the room a little overheated at times.
The hotel location is not brilliant, being in an uninspiring residential district, dominated by blocks of apartments, about 6 miles south of the city centr. However the nearby metro station "Pancrac" (sp?) is only 5 stops (including a change at Muzeum) from the very centre.
The hotel restaurant Piazza was fine - good pizza/pasta at reasonable prices and good service.
Considering we booked a last minute deal and ended up in executive rooms, I was pleased with our stay at the Corinthia Panormana and would stay hear again for the same price.
just returned from prague stayed here for 5 nights hotel was great staff very friendly. worth paying the little extra for an executive room fruit in room and bathrobes provided also free entry to pool and gym lots of toiletries provided. food was lovely we went for sunday brunch in this hotel eat & drink as much as you want between 11 & 3 for about 12 pounds. we would certainly go back great city.
I have just returned from a weekend with my girlfriend at this hotel,its situated in a suburb 4 underground stops from the city centre (czk15 return; 0.50) which is about a 10 min trip (taxi czk500). The room was completely satisfactory and had the largest bed i have ever slept in at a chain hotel! The staff were all friendly and all were very competent english speakers but they do appreciate any effort on guests behalf at attempting the local lingo. Prague is a beautiful city and was all the more inhanced by the 8cms of snow we had on our visit! All in all a great trip.
Things seem to have improved
Stayed here with about 50 Colleagues for a conference. Having read the other reviews, was not looking forward to this. However, either things have changed dramatically or they were just unfortunate. The location is not that good - it is about a 10 minute taxi ride to the centre (costs vary between CK250 - 450), but the rooms are fine and the staff friendly. The only criticisms I can make are that the I had to wait 15 minutes for a lift that I could get in the morning I checked out and there is only one PC with Internet access. Otherwise it was perfectly pleasant. The Top Deck Leisure facility was very good although there is a CK300 charge to use it. I'm not sure why you would stay here as a tourist, but if you can get a good rate you will not be disappointed with the quality of the hotel.
Don't stay here
A truly awful hotel in a horrible location. The rooms are very basic, no soap/shower gel, no iron or ironing facilities, poor views and unhelpful staff.
Allegedly a Four Star - I wouldn't give it even one star.
The hotel is located in a run down suburb of Prague, about a 10 min metro ride to the centre. The check in staff were not very welcoming and understaffed. The lobby is pleasant however very smokey. I had specifically booked a non-smoking room but on checking in was informed that the hotel only had 4 n-s rooms on each floor and there was not one for me. The room was basic, the view was poor and the bed very uncomfortable. There was no bath/shower gel/soap in the bathroom. I will definitely return to Prague as it is a beautiful city, however, I will never return to the Corinthia Panorama.