Travel Blogs from Prague
... my fear of cabaceo of actual eye contact (the very important, the most important) and invitation for tango. I have to say I am grateful to one dancer who I talked to last week and she really uplifted my outlook on tango.
So I asked for the tango, I got it (simple as that) with dancers I love to dance and with few new who suprised me, too.
The music was just pitch perfect and I had few of my favourite tandas played without ...
... after. Our last day we ate the same breakfast as the day before, packed up our bags, and enjoyed the last few moments of our fancy hotel before the long train ride to Munich. We checked out around noon, and when we got to the main train station several miles away, I realized I still had the key to the hotel room. We figured it was too late to head back, as our train would arrive shortly, so we emailed the hotel staff and mailed it to them the following ...
What a start to the morning and end to our stay at this hostel..we had to put our luggage into storage so we can collect it later on this evening, drag it all out to the reception, wait for the guy to take us downstairs to the luggage room, we had to go down in turns as the lift is tiny, meet him down there and he looks dumbly at the closet and says oh there is a bike in here.. maybe your stuff won't all fit.. Right, we try to suggest moving the bike, rearranging some stuff and ...
I wake up in sunny Prague and 2 quiz replies await me. Well done Neil. The little fence thing on the roof is exactly that, a way of keeping the snow away from the edge so that it doesn't avalanche onto cars and pedestrians below. The four bums sees you on the right track. It is political advertising for a party here ...
I had a traditional Czech dinner of beer-braised pork, dumplings, and white cabbage. I even had a traditional after dinner liquor, Becherovka. Prague was the city that had the most delicious street food of all the cities I visited. Amongst the most delicious were the potatoes and the sausage. The potatoes, or patatas were served in a paper cone with a creamy, spicy, yummy sauce. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Astoria Hotel Prague
The hotel describes itself as 4 star. It is not. There are better 3 star hotels in Prague. The hotel is very clean and well located. It also has secure storage for luggage if you want to stay later than the 12 noon checkout. The rooms are all the same size and too small. They do not have tea and coffee making facilities which I would expect from a 4 star hotel. All rooms have single beds, but they will put them together to make a double. The bar and restaurant are overpriced. As previous reviewers have reported, there are not enough tables to seat everyone at breakfast. The breakfast is not really worth bothering with anyway. I booked with the hotel direct, which was the cheapest option as they often have special prices. However they will quote a price in Euros. Strange as neither the UK or Czech Republic use these. Although you will pay in CZK they seem to use the conversion rate most beneficial to them.
We have just returned from 7 nights at the Astoria,The hotel itself was one of the cleanest hotels I have ever stayed in,and there were still ladies cleaning the main area at 11pm.
Good Location but not-friendly staff
I was at Astoria Hotel in Prague for some nights last November. The hotel is clean and have a good location, just near from old center. But I found it overpriced. And the biggest problem of the hotel is the attitude of the people who works there: they never smiled and sometimes they don't even say "good morning" or "hello" or something. I found it very sad. I only recomend Astoria if you don't have more options. And be carefull beacsue the hotel is very expensive.
I agree with many of the previous reviews. We moved here deliberately after a three-day conference at the Praha Hilton to finish out our week in the city. We expressly picked the place because of the balconies on the top floors and its great location. In contrast to the Hilton - which is significantly over-priced, not clean, has mixed service, a poor location and is too American in atmosphere and fellow clientele. Now, I agree that very little is cheap anymore in central Prague but in contrast to the Hilton which is designed like a 1970s communist bloc block of bureaucratic redundancy the Astoria possesses a very accommodating staff, spotless rooms, great breakfast buffet and ideal central location but reasonably quiet. We encourage you to request a room on a top floor with a balcony. There's nothing like a late afternoon sitting back with a glass of wine and some cheese and fruit (from the local Albert's supermarket in the basement under the Kotva department store) and looking across the city church towers to the Castle on the far bank of the Vlatva. Highly recommended.
Clean and close to everything
I thought this hotel was very nice. Not very fancy but certainly clean and close to everything. It is in Old Town and the street is a little off the beaten path so it was quiet. We stayed on the 7th floor and had a nice view. I would recommend this hotel for anyone who wants a clean room for a reasonable price in Old Town.
Astoria Hotel--Just right
Hotel Astoria is centrally located in the Old Town and has everything you need on your doorstop.
The room was perfect with everything necessary provided, spotlessly clean and maintained to a high standard. A safety deposit box was provided in the room. Old town square, Municipal Hall, Powder Tower, Jewish Quarter are all around the corner.
The staff were very helpful and all questions asked were answered efficiently. Metro station is around the corner and shopping centre is behind the hotel.
I booked through Venere.com which I found to be the cheapest. At just less than 100 euro a night I felt it was excellent value and would recommend it for a short or longer stay.
This hotel is a great hotel. Brand new refurbished and close to both Charles Bridge and old town square. yet in a quiet street with plenty of restaraunts and bars around.
Hotel service was excellent. Would definitely go back.
This hotel is very central, 5 mins (or less!) walk from Old Town Square located on a quiet side street. The hotel is new and modern. All the rooms are very clean and come with Safety Deposit Box, TV and minibar as standard. Large Buffet breakfast available every morning. Excellent Service. Would recommend this hotel and would stay here again.