Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Praha
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Well we have pretty much walked our legs off. We went up to the castle gardens and made our way back down to the city. We stopped at Loreta- a monastery that has some very strange chapels. Not so strange was a small chapel with a black Madonna . The strange one in the complex had two statues whose wax heads contained the skulls of the two saints. …
Today We took a tour to Kutna Hora , a small historical town about an hour out of Prague. It's most unusual attraction is a "bone church" or ossuary. It is a small chapel in a graveyard. Apparently the demand exceeded the space of the cemetary and the monks began collecting the bones of victims of the plague and thirty years war. One of the monks …
Today was a walking tour throught Malastraska, the lesser town on the other side of the river. We went through beautiful gardens near their senate. We viewed a grotesque wall created nearby in the 1800's - modern art has been alive here for a long time. I have decided that Prague loves juxtaposition- new with the old, grotesque with the beautiful. …
Today we went to the Museum of Decorative Arts in the Jewish quarter. A sick fact is that this area is well preserved because the Nazi's intended to turn the area into a museum of an extinct race. Horrible. But the good news is all the Synagogues were preserved, including the one that has the legend of the Golum. We had a great lunch at a small …
What a great day! We did the mass herding through the Prague Castle in the morning but then were on our own. Nancy, Chris, Frank and I took the subway into old town to walk across the Charles Bridge to the church that houses the original statue of the Infant of Prague. The bridge was built in Medieval times and crossing it to that section of Prague …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Praha Prague
Not All That
I was at the Don Giovanni with a tour; it felt as if we were in what one member called "a cattle barn for tour groups"; it was by far the least liked by everyone of the hotels we stayed in during a trip through Eastern Europe. On the positive side, the rooms are large, and because the location is a bit out of town, it's fairly quiet. It is right next to a Metro station, which makes it easy to get into town, though I would rather have stayed in town in a hotel with more atmosphere. You never knew if the service would be smiling or surly - generally the chambermaids were friendly, and the front-desk staff was not (good luck trying to get them to answer the phone). Overall, I do not recommend it.
Having stayed at many hotels Worldwide and, six times in Prgue, i have to say that the Dorint Novotel Prague was one of the best. The rooms are large, very clean and well furnished. The air conditioning system is efficient and quiet. The staff are always obliging and on hand, but not intrusive. Breakfast is quite good and contains both smoked meats and cheese on a buffet and continental breakfast foods, cuh as toast and croissants. There are also many fresh pastries.
Whilst I agree with all of the comments of the previous reviewer (London, Jan 11), I find his 1-star rating a little harsh. You could find much, much worse than this place.
Absolutely no atmosphere
Could have been anywhere. The hotel and rooms have no atmosphere of any kind. The food was average at best. The city centre is a subway journey away. If you want to sample the real Prague there are far better places to stay in far better locations at the same price or less.
Just got back from a stag weekend in Prague, and may be able to save any other "staggers" a lot of trawling through the net..
Just returned from a tour of central Europe.
Stayed here with the tour 2 nights. Very nice hotel with the biggest room we found on our tour which encompassed Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg. The room was clean, well appointed and huge - excellent. Dining room was a bit pricey by North American standards but less expensive than the Hilton in Vienna. Health club was not included in the price and was expensive ~$20/day/person.
Staff were friendly and helpul and all spoke English.
It was a wonderful trip to the Czech republic enhanced only by a week stay at Don Giovanni-Praha. We had an executive room which is quite spacious with a good view. Though located in the suburds, the metro is just next to it and getting to the old town area is only 10 minutes. The English-speaking staff are helpful especially the concierge. If you find Czech food a bore and hard to swallow (which was my sentiments), the Don Giovanni restaurant serves heavenly food in comparison. The pricing is not more expensive than the restaurants found in the old town hall. But the service is much much better. Therefore, I highly recommend Don Giovanni if you are still contemplating.
Excellent large modern hotel in a Prague suburb, away from the crowds and the tourist traps. Staff are polite and professional and the rooms are clean and comfortable with extras like a minibar and air-conditioning, which you don't always get in European hotels.
Biggest beds ever!!
the dorint don giovanni was an excellent choice for us!!! standards are excellent as are the facilities! concierge was very helpfull indeed!
strangly amusing view of graveyard! room service annoyingly on time every morning! hmm...he he! superb city!!
My husband and I were in Prague in Aug., 2003 - the very hot summer! We stayed as part of a tour at the modern, air conditioned Don Giovanni in a residential neighborhood. The facilities were wonderful, though it is a very "convention-style", big hotel. Good food, nice bar area and everyone we talked to in the hotel spoke English. We were directed up the street to the Flora subway/trolley stop, which is very safe and clean and easy to ride into the main square and shopping area, plus a very modern mall with 12 screen movies! We were there for 3 days and it was fun, totally different from other European cities we've visited, with a very "young", feel. Streets were safe, though it is a city, so watch your bags and pockets, but no one on our tour encountered any problems and we loved it. And the food!! Eat everything! It's all wonderful, different and delightful. We'd love to return anytime.