Crowne Plaza Hotel Prague
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Had a morning tour with the same awesome guide as last night. He has actually written a book. So had to buy it-if it is as funny as he is it will be a great read. And am short on reading material. So win-win.
Anyway went up to Hradcany Castle and saw the changing of the guards. Have now seen the changing of the guards everywhere now EXCEPT at …
Started on journey to Prague. Spent pretty much all day driving with a lunch stop in Dresden. Dresden is actually very beautiful. It was completely destroyed during WW II, but they rebuilt it as it had been and it looks amazing. The church they rebuilt using the original blocks where they could. You can see which they are as they are a different …
Woke up late and went to the bar where the guy helped us out the night before. We had an amazing lunch of potato pancakes and a Cesar salad that was to die for. We then went to the Prague castle and walked around for 3 hours. Crossed the St Charles bridge and had a cup of hot chocolate that a fork would stand up in. We finally had to leave because …
... found a great bar, Korbel, which we ate at for lunch nearly everyday. It was small and cozy and we were able to watch the Olympics, unfortunately none of the important sports were on but it was still fun! We ate goulash which is basically cubes of roast in a beef gravy/soup with bread dumplings (like a dense bread) and potatoes with fried onions. The food there was always hearty whether we got potato soup or a chicken salad. The kolachy is better than the ones ...
... if they kill someone. My favorite was the astrological clock that was rated the most overrated site in all of Europe. I thought it was pretty cool. It was the 3rd clock ever made, and is it oldest working clock. It was built in 1410! It has the sun on it, the constellation, and the time in 3 different ways for different cultures. In the middle is the globe, but it is upside down, America is removed, and Jerusalem is the centre of the universe. On every hour ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Hotel Prague
This Crowne Plaza has got to be one of the chain's most unique properties, as it is in the former International Hotel, built by the Soviets in grand-Stalin-dictator style in the 1950s. You have to see the lobby to believe it -- I would have paid to do so. The hotel's fascinating history and former guest list is hidden on the second floor above the restaurant. Despite this, I got the impression neither the hotel's employees nor their corporate bosses in America wanted to emphasize the hotel's Communist past. It's an impulse I understand but nevertheless it is what makes this hotel so interesting.
Royal treatment at sensible prices
Stunning hotel lobby, very clean, friendly professional staff. Free maps / guides at reception,
transport transfer tickets sold at hotel. Order a hotel taxi to the airport so you don't get ripped off, (590Chk C). There is a supermarket
up the road (2nd right out the hotel, 15 min walk) Very cheap for snacks drinks etc ( ie 6 beers £2 ).
Got free upgrade at check in to deluxe suite. tram stop ( No 8 ) outside to castle and near old town sq.
(15 min) , quiet air-con, beds to die for, gym, no pool. Piano music in bar lounge.
Would definetly go back. Breakfast £10 a head, a massive feast to set you up for the day. enjoy!
Having surfed the web for reviews of hotel without luck. What a magnificent hotel! A very luxurious hotel with a stunning marble floor reception. Bedrooms are of standard decoration but are very clean. The hotel incorporates Gym, sauna etc... After reading bad reports about private taxis we opted for the hotel transportation service to and from the hotel priced at 550CKZ each way per car, we were greeted at the arrival lounge by a chauffer...well worth it!! But I'm sure you could travel for less if you opt for a private taxi. For a relaxing drink following a long day of sight seeing and shopping the lobby bar incorporates a pianist playing a wide range of music...great!
Great hotel, but a little far out
When you think of Crowne Plaza and then you stay there, it does not fall below any of your expectations. This hotel was wonderful. The only downfall is the tram service to the hotel, if you do not have good timing, then it can be a long wait (up to 20 minutes or more the later at night it is). It really is a long walk to the hotel from the nearest subway. So if you don't mind waiting for the tram, then it is perfect! I got a great rate from their website, because I did not include breakfast. There is a grocery store just around the corner from the subway/tram stop, so when we had to wait the 20 minutes, we grabbed food for the morning.
The best yet
An excellent hotel. Three of us stayed in an executive suite. Service was superb. Food in hotel and surrounding area was fantastic. Local people are the most friendly I have ever encountered, people volunteered to help us when we looked lost! Standard of hotel, attention to detail were excellent and staff could not have been better. I would highly recommend.
We stayed at this wonderful Hotel from the 25th April to 1st May 2004
Stayed here from 11 March for 4 days. Check in was quick and pleasant.
We stayed in this fantastic hotel for 3 nights from 18th March 2004. We were a little concerned about the distance from the hotel to the main tourist areas in Prague. In the end we worried for nothing. The hotel is literally next door to Podbaba, the final stop on the tram system. You can take the number 8 upto Dejvicka, here you can board the metro for a fast and efficient service into Prague centre. Alternatively, you can stay on the number 8 tram right into the centre (admiring the views along the way) and get off at Nameski Republiky...literally minutes from the Old Town and Wenceslas Squares. If distance is stopping you from booking the Crowne Plaza, then think again. Within 15mins you can leave your hotel room and find yourself on the Charles Bridge. It really is that easy. As for the hotel, well I can't pay enough compliments. It really deserves five stars in my opinion, compared to its 4 star deluxe status. Our room was huge with a lobby entrance leading to the bathroom/bedroom areas. The bed was huge and very comfortable. Breakfast was included, it is like an American Buffet type breakfast. Hot and cold options, and endless supplies of bread, pastries etc. It really is something special and well recommended. We paid ?132 all in for 3 nights in a double room, which I believe is extremely cheap even for Prague. The rack rate was ?175 per night!!!!! All in all our spending money totalled ?100 for 3 days and nights, with three course meals all 3 nights. Prague is cheap.....don't even get me onto the Budvar!!!! An excellent hotel, in a quiet location with magnificent transportation links. Book it, you won't regret it.
Wonderful Crowne Plaza.
My stay at the Crowne Plaza, Prague, was wonderful. Although quite a way out; the reliable tram service to the hotel was effortless.
The hotel staff should be congratulated on their efficency, friendliness, and hard work. I would definitely stay again. Thank you.
Not bad at all
I stayed there about a year ago, quite a few stops out of the city via tram and metro. But very good quality hotel. Everything there was great and I enjoyed my stay I had a small suite