Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Praha
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We have had a long but interesting day and are now ensconced in our hotel.-out of the rain and away from the 166 people we are traveling with in 4 buses. We disembarked this morning for the bus ride to Prague. We stopped in a small medieval town that was extremely charming. We took a walking tour with our guide and then had 2 hours to explore on …
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 …
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 …
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 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 …
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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.
Super! An outstanding hotel in a sublime area.
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.
It is out of town, but you don't get the smog which is improving with polution measures kicking in. The trams are safe and efficient. Steer clear of taxis, they are con artists and the tram is much safer. Go to Prague tourism to get reputable numbers. The area is quiet, but not out of the way, I suggest that you realize the tram costs about 50p each for a day pass -phenominal!
The prices are a little steep, but you will not come away feeling like you have had a bad break, the hotel all in all is excellent. Really!
Standard, edge of town Novotel
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.
This is a reasonably good edge-of-town Novotel that I stayed in for 2 weeks in November 2004 for a business trip. The staff are a little cool, but generally helpful and English-speaking, the food is of a reasonable standard, and the bar is quite nice - as others have pointed out. One strong point is that the rooms are a little bigger than what I have come to expect from this type of hotel in other European cities.
The location is of very little interest and quite far out of town, but the Metro and tramway are efficient.
A word of advice - cab drivers still know this by its old name, the "Don Giovanni", so if you tell them "Novotel" they'll take you to the other Novotel downtown.
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.
Spot on - what a find!
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..
As a very conscientious best man, I must have spent a good 7 hours reading reviews, advice, looking at maps of Prague for good locations etc etc. Well... save the hassle.. Book here then go get a beer out of the fridge and stop worrying.
Reception is modern and efficient, with a lovely bar for everyone to meet up. Staff all speak perfect english. Check in was smooth and hassle free, as was check out. (i had a bottle of water from the mini bar when i woke up with a raging hangover, but reception said water from the mini bar was free - so fill your boots everyone! :) )
Location - The hotel is a 10 minute taxi ride from Wenceslas Square, and they had 2 brand new Peugeot 307 estates as their own "hotel taxis" - always on call waiting out the front. What was nice was they had a set price menu on full display in the entrance so there was no chance of anyone getting conned. Hotel to Wenceslas square was 300 crowns (£7.30) and Hotel to the Airport was 680 crowns (£16.50).
The rooms were immaculately cleaned, very modern and very spacious. On a par with some of the better 4 star hotels in the UK to be fair.
We went as a party of 8 in 4 different rooms, and for the 2 nights we got a rate of £66.25 per person per night including breakfast but none of us ever made it to so i cant comment!!! haha
So - in summary, dont bother spending the amount of time i did looking. I have done all the hard work for you! Have a great time in Prague and enjoy the Don Giovanni!!!
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.
The hotel sits right on top of the Zelivskeho metro station and it only takes around 10 minutes to get into the centre of town (Mustek stop).
Alternatively the hotel has a tram stop outside and there are plenty of trams to take you to different parts of the city. Just up the road is the Flora shopping mall, with a multiplex cinema and an array of cafes and restaurants.
If you can get a good deal then this hotel is well worth it. Don't be put off by the fact it is in a suburb; the metro means you should never take more than 20 minutes to get to where you want to go.
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.