Travel Blogs from Prague
We started off our day in the Jewish quarter with our first stop at the Old New Synagogue.
It is the oldest landmark of the Jewish town of Prague and one of the oldest surviving synagogues in Europe. It was built in the 13th century. The main hall is the only existing medieval type hall of its kind. It is one of three synagogues in Prague which …
Another early start - bags outside room by 7am. We had a great time on the Avalon Impression and it will leave a lasting impression (this word will now no longer be used) with us. We would not have wanted a longer cruise as the days are so busy and as this is a holiday - 'time to smell the roses' would be nice. The bus left bang on 8 and we had a …
Day 6. For today we have signed up for a bus tour to Chesky Krumlov--a medieval city located in Southern Bohemia about 3 hours from Prague. We were picked up at the hotel by the tour company and taken downtown where they sorted the people into various buses depending on the elected tour. We assemble in a large van and are joined by Hilde, our guide …
Day 5. I slept well last night. Maybe the change of hotels made a difference. I really loved the Big Boot but the bed was a little different. First of all, it was not a king size bed but 2 twins pushed together. Not a bad idea, it works for us at Ollin, but at Ollin we don't have beds with wide side rails that become very prominent when the beds …
Hi :-). Today is day 4 and an off day for us. Today we must move from the lovely bed and breakfast and settle ourselves at the impersonal Hilton. Whereas at the Boot we were close to the center of town, the Hilton is quite a bit further out--in the business district. We are not moving by choice, the Hilton is where we meet with our Avalon tour …
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Prague
this hotel is poorly placed for most tourist activity and their prices for "extras" is over the top. The Wifi in the lobby was free but if we wanted to access wifi in the room the charge was over $30 per day. Our breakfast was adequate and the dinners were OK but very expensive. If you want to go to the Jewish Quarter or the Old Town Plaza, the taxis from the hotel charged 30 Euros for the 10 minute ride. Walking might be fine normally but we were there in a time of high heat and walking was uncomfortable.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Prague
Just returned from a 5 night family holiday to Prague. Like the previous observer I was slightly worried after reading all the negative reviews on the Tripadvisor website. But, I'm pleased to say, having stayed at many Hilton hotels in the Uk (and my father being a shareholder!!), the Hilton Atrium, Prague wins hands down! Being a large family (my husband and myself, son of 14, elder daughter 10 and twin girls of 7 years old) we obviously needed 2 rooms, and because there were no 2 non smoking rooms available together on the lower floors were upgraded up to the executive rooms on the 7th floor, where there was ample space, comfort and luxury to accomodate the varying tastes of all the family!!! Words can not describe the appetite of my family when faced with the fanfastic buffet breakfast. Indeed it kept us going all day, providing the very much needed fuel for all the sightseeing. The evening buffet was also of good value and standard. The cleanliness and service at the Prague Hilton was excellent. Much higher standards than what I have experienced in the Uk. Will certainly recomend this hotel to any family who wish to visit Prague.
Stayed there 2 nights and absolutely loved it. Didn't expect much after reading some of these reviews and probably wouldn't have booked it if we'd read them prior to booking, but thank God we didn't because we can't recommend it highly enough. The hotel is beautiful, the Atrium is very impressive. We were upgraded to the 8th Floor with a big room with a balcony and view over the atrium as well free use of the executive club lounge (snacks, drinks, internet access). Staff were most helpful and everybody spoke English. The breakfast buffet was huge and had lots of variety, and the quality of the food was very good. Only drawback is getting into town, although a 10 mins walk isn't really that much - it was just the crossing of a busy street which was a bit of a pain. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can certainly recommend this hotel, although reading the other reviews it does appear that some of the non-executive rooms are quite small (couldn't verify that).
The 5* Hilton is pretty much what you'd expect of a 5* Hilton - Greeted at the door by a stout gentleman in a large top hat and ushered into a huge marble reception, with jewellery and crystal shops nearby, decorated with jungle proportion plants and a water-feature. The atrium is spectacular and gives a feeling of tremendous wellbeing (which is lucky as there is no Hilton transport from the airport unless you book one of their limo's in advance for the pricey tag of 850Kc/£20)
You can do much better with other hotels in Prague
OK for business people due to high speed internet access in every room and good conference facilities. Public areas, restaurants, gym, etc. are pretty good and service is not bad. The rooms are a disappointment with some of them a LONG walk from the elevators.
It is definitely worth spending a little more to be on the executive floors 7 & 8 with 8 the best choice since the lounge with free drinks, snacks, internet, etc. is there. When you book try to get the best view towards the city, river views are not very exciting.
For less than a standard room here you can get a fantastic experience at other Prague hotels.
We were far from bowled over by this hotel. However when we walked in (the location is not central so beware) we thought we were onto a good thing as the lobby looks great. Unfortunately the room was very average. This is obviously a business man's hotel with all the necessary amenities to make it a 4 star, but the rooms seem to have been mossed off the agenda. They were dark and quite shabby and very small. I expect this is New York but didn't in Prague. This notwithstanding our break in Prague was fab and we did like the Casino which seemed to give us a taste of the underworld with loads of businessmen with their fat cigars, nowhere near as glitzy as Vegas but loads of fun!!!!! Being non central as well gave us the opportunity to try a variety of taxi drivers which itself was an adventure, especially at 6am when you are a little the worse for wear! To be honest this hotel reminded me of the airport hotels around Gatwich and Heathrow, wouldn't go there again but the staff were professional.
We visited for valentine's day (12-15.02.04), and pretty much concur with the points made by the other reviewer who stayed there during this period.The rooms are- well rooms. Nothing exceptional, entirely average, at the lowest they could be described as characterless and entirely unsensuous. On the other hand they were adequate, clean, and were essentially a base to explore the town from.The staff were entirely courteous and attendant- unless you want to change rooms and then they become more vague and unable to determine whether they will have any double rooms available tomorrow or not (they never did)- it was valentine's day and i was made to feel like a wantom whore for requesting that my fiance and i didn't sleep in seperate beds like a pair of pensioners.The lasagne in the bistro is gorgeous, as is the breakfast- head for the pastries!The casino is a great way to round off the evening-remember to take a passport with you. Betting on table starts at just over a pound- its good for people watching and free drinks even if you don't want to fritter away too much of your spending money.The hotel's nearest metro station is Florenc and could be reached by a 10 minute walk, and from there you can go pretty much where you please, for around ?5.00 for a three day transport pass. The tansport network is excellent, and the average wait for a tube to your destination is around 3 minutes. Buses are easy to navigate, but you may have to wait longer. there is what appears to be a disused bus station outside nadrazi holosovice station which looked rather intimidating at night. I would definately recommend taking the 187 bus from nadrazi holesovice to the zoo, as it drops you right outside. There is a rather ecclectic selection of creatures there- Silverback gorillas, vultures, giant turtles, bats and an amazing bird cage that is built into the side of a cliff which includes Kites.Unless you have money to burn, give the taxis a wide birth, we payed ?6.00 to go just over a mile one day when we lost all sense of direction and it started to snow.The Hilton isn't somewhere to go for a romantic break, but it is a hotel of good general standards with a nice location and a fantastic lobby.The 'museum' stop (about two stops down from florenc) is a good place to go shopping- you'll find Mango, Zara, Benneton, Levis and many other great stores in this district.
I stayed in this hotel over Valentine's weekend and depsite it being almost full we found that the service was excellent and that there was a wide variety of food to choose from at Breakfast. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the room was clean, well decorated and spacious. The hotel is approx a 15 min walk to the town centre but there are plenty of cheap and pleasant restaurants near by.
The short: Beautiful western-style hotel a few blocks off Old Town Prague with so-so rooms.
Stayed in the Hilton during the 2nd week of January 2004, this impressive hotel is located to the north east of the city on the banks of the River - The Hilton lives up to it international name in terms of service, room quality and of course its prices, its staff were excellent, warm and friendly.
Stayed in the Hilton Prague in January. It was only a couple of months after the floods and we were amazed to find out that the casino and basements had been flooded (the hotel is set up on a hill & must be at least forty feet higher than the river!). Despite this, we couldn't fault the standards of the hotel, everywhere was imaculate and perfectly clean. The hotel is spectacular when you walk into it (with a huge atrium at the base of which are two restaurants, 24hr cafe & the main bar). The food was fabulous and very cheap for a five star hotel and the staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful. If you know your way, it's only a ten minute walk into the centre of the city. The rooms were fabulous, all air-conditioned and beautifully maintained. We couldn't fault this hotel at all and would highly recommend it!