Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Praha
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Pictures cannot capture the beauty of Prague! (Cliché but true!)
... Anders breakfast was took the train from Riesa to Prague and spent a night there. We didn't have a lot of time for Prague as we had to take the train back to Berlin the following afternoon. The buildings in Prague never fail astound me and I can never get my bearings in this city. My parents stayed one more night in Berlin before flying back to Ireland. It was quite a whirlwind tour for them but they enjoyed themselves and still talk about ...
... couple hours. Prague is beautiful but not very bike friendly. At least in the downtown core. There is way too much cobblestone. I used to think that cobblestone roads are nice but as someone who rides a road bike I am developing a swelling hatred for the quaint cobblestone.
I am starting to feel like one of those balls in that child's toy your push and it pops balls all over the place. Our awesome friend Annik is taking care of our house and Thumbs while we ...
... in the area we were in but by the time we got there it would have been around 7.30pm so we went back to our Hotel which we managed to do fairly easily so tomorrow we should do fine.
My watch is still working and petrol here is 38.5K per ltr which relates to around $1.92.
I will upload photos tomorrow. We have so far been very lucky with the weather as the rain has not stopped us at all. Over the road from our accommodation is a pub and a supermarket so tomorrow will try both ...
... we headed back towards home. On the way to dinner, we encountered a line of metal men going up a steep set of stairs. We had fun guessing what the symbolism meant, and vowed to look it up when we had Internet access. Heading across the bridge Legil from Mala Strana to Nove Mesto, we encountered a festival... a rainbow festival. We were overjoyed to know that gay pride was alive and well in Prague, with many rainbows painted on faces and people out ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.