Hotel Esplanade Prague
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... date. Now it is a place that you take your last." This locally guided private tour was a 4-hour eating and drinking extravaganza that left us all in post-Thanksgiving-dinner-like food comas. Jan was an extremely amiable Czech-born English translator with first-hand knowledge of the rocky road that his native country had followed to finally arrive at "foodie" relevance. The son of an imprisoned father who had been incarcerated for attempting to flee communist rule, and a ...
... not uncommon to have monuments, fountains, or other obstacles standing in the middle of the road. If this doesn't make driving a challenge, then you have to toss in all of the electric trams winding their way across the city. There is nothing more thrilling than having your driver turn down a street only to find 20 tons of red and white metal clanking and sparking its way directly towards you. There doesn't really seem to be any rules for ...
... the hostel. The décor of the club is striking, looking like a club in a post-apocalyptic scifi film. It only got more outlandish as Dub Turbulence meets The Skank crooned along in their unique style of reggae meets jungle techno. They were pretty intense, but we soon got in to it and raved till the early hours of the morning. Pretty much anything goes at clubs in Prague. You can smoke a joint at the bar and the bartenders will join you. And the crowd at ...
... then played with the bass players ponytail while he was playing! It was so funny, and the band were loving it! Hilarious. When it was almost 3pm, we joined the massive crowd of tourists checking out the astronomical clock, which, every hour has a little skeleton statue who pulls a string which opens some little windows, and you can see little figures of the 12 apostles passing by the little windows. Once they've all passed a golden crow crowed, then the windows shut, and ...
... artsy. The cool thing about it is that people are encouraged to add to the wall, so anyone can come along with a can of spray paint and put anything they want on it! We got some more traditional Czech food for dinner, steak with a cream sauce and dumplings which sounds normal but then it has jam and whipped cream on top... We also got fried cheese and chips with tartar sauce. Literally what is says. It was interesting but don't think it's something we will be in a hurry to ...
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Good location, unfriendly staff
Although the hotel itself was beautiful and in a great location (within walking distance to train station), the staff was unfriendly. My husband and I had reserved a room with a queen bed, but were stuck with two single beds.
Also, we found that the hotel charged for the use of the room safe.
Excellent Value for Money
Had really good stay at this hotel. excellent value for money. bar too expensive compared to other bars in the city, which would explain why nobody drank there !
Staff very friendly. Rooms were of a very high quality. But no tea and coffee facilities in the room.
Would recommended it to others.
Just come back from superb 4 days in Prague. Hotel excellent, especially room711. Amazing view from balcony looking over roof tops to castle. Food very good and service excellent. Had 2 evening set menus which were presented nicely and tasty. \bathroom had underfloor heating whichwas anadded bonus. Deep bath and plenty of hot water. Only 5 minutes fron Wenceslas square and 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Old Town square. City sights were well worth seeing but too many glass and Russian doll shops!!!! Need to introduce some shops with other souvenirs.
Good Location, very clean and comfortable
The location is very convenient. Close to the metro and reasonable walking distance from the main old square.
The rooms were spotlessly clean and the staff friendly. The breakfast was quite expensive but plenty of choice.
I wouldn't rate it 5 star, but if you can get a good deal then you shouldn't be disappointed.
Don't waste your money staying at this hotel
I had my first and last stay at the Hotel Esplanade at the begining of June. It does not merit anywhere near a five star rating and lacks the facilities and level of service I would expect from a luxury hotel.
Our room was small, not air conditioned and had very little space for storage of clothes and luggage. The room was nicely decorated but the en-suite bath room only had a shower not a bath.
The sauna located on the top floor was not working and the room was locked. I asked to view the facility but the staff refused.
The hotel bar is very expensive in comparison to the many bars in Prague which probably explains why no one uses it. You also have to pay extra for the use of the room safe.
All in all, a three star experience at five star prices.
We found the hotel beautiful especially its outstanding chandeliers, food & service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for them we reccommend this hotel unreservedley
I fully recommend this hotel!
I've just stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and have only got praise for it. Our bedroom was enhanced by an ornate chandelier and the entire hotel is sophisticatedly decorated, with a "grand mother" of a chandelier in the breakfast room too. Our rooms were cleaned daily and fresh linen replaced daily. Although we did not have a bath in our suite, the shower was powerful and the bathroom was modern and spacious. The buffet breakfast served a wide range of foods and the service was courteous, although staff seemed a bit timid. This hotel is perfectly located - only a small stroll away from the city centre and yet very quiet. I fully recommend this hotel.
Warning - Don't Stay Here
The staff is plesant but not very accomodating. The rooms are small. Maybe this was a nice hotel at one time, but not anymore. I should be rated a 3.5 star. The elevator broke dropping us 1 floor and stranding us for 30 min. The management just shrugged and said "it is an old hotel, sometimes these things happen" The bellman broke the wheels on my luggage. When I contacted the management, they said that I did it and was just blaming thier hotel. The food on the breakfast buffet was cold and of poor quality. I would not stay there again.