DaVinci Hotel Wenceslas Square
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Great location, excellent value
Having booked this hotel after reading so many positive reviews, I became worried after reading the review in December! I had booked this for myself, my husband, my mother and her 80 year old friend, both well travelled. I had no need to worry, we all thought it excellemt value. The hotel is very well situated just a few minutes walk from Wensleslas Square and easy walking to all areas. The tram was just around the corner where you catch the number 22 or 23 to Prague Castle. There were numerous restaurants and it was really nice to be so close to the lively square. We found O'reillys just off the square, where staff made us feel most welcome, excellent for good food and a great atmosphere, we highly recommend a vist. The hotel was newly refubished to a high standard and was very clean and modern. The staff were helpful and polite and answered any questions we asked. My mother and her friend had a room which was a little smaller than ours and had a compact shower room, but it was clean, tidy and suitalbe for their needs. Our room was slightly larger and had a bath with an overhead shower. The rooms were centrally heated and very warm.The beds were firm but we all managed a good nights sleep having spent our days walking and sightseeing. The bedding was clean and the room very modern and adequate, I have stayed in much smaller rooms! However, I would not recommend this hotel in the hight of the summer as it is located on a busy main road and Saturday night was very very noisey and thankfully we had our (triple glazed ) windows closed which drowned out the noise. The breakfast was self service. There was an assortment of cereals, fruit, yogurts and breads as well as scrambled eggs, bacon, beans and sausages. The only thing missing was a toaster.
I cannot fault the Da Vinci Hotel, it is value for money considering its location and you have a complementary breakfast included. Considering people go to Prague to sight see, spending most of their time outside the hotel, it is an ideal place to return to clean, modern, comfortable accomodation and I have no qualms in recommending this hotel to all ages. My mother and her friend agree!
Firstly, let me say that the hotel is in an excellent location, especially for the price you pay, in 5 mins you can be at the top of Wenceslas Square, and you have a metro station at the bottom of the road.
The hotel is an attractive building which immediately sets it apart from the other hotels on the road. The images that are portrayed on the internet are exactly the same and give you an excellent idea of how to expect the hotel, a nice small reception area with a breakfast bar at the bottom of the hotel. The breakfast is a good continental standard, and they also do a take on the English fry-up by having bratwurst, bacon, beans and scrambled egg on offer!
The room that we stayed in was a nice front facing room. Although the busy road was below us, it didnt disturb. The room had a shower and not a bath, so if you prefer the other make sure you specify on booking. The room was a modern design and very clean (a standard reflected throughout the hotel). The room does get very hot, i had to turn the radiator off for pretty much all of our stay because it was so warm.
The only bad points were that the bed was very very hard, which my partner did find quite uncomfortable. The staff at reception, although very helpful seemed to lack local knowledge when it came to choosing restaurants. The room was smaller than it looked on the internet, but still had adequate space.
Rude service and very small rooms Not worth it
After all the wonderful reviews written about the DaVinci, I was truly disappointed. I travel regularly and don't expect a five-star hotel everytime, but what I do expect is good service, friendly staff and a room large enough to move around in without having to turn sideways.
Off to a bad start even before our arrival, I called to confirm my booking and was told very rudely in no uncertain terms that would not be able to check in earlier or check out later and that no way that I could request a quiet room off the main road. Fine.
When we arrived, the man at the desk seemed very annoyed and didn't even tell us where our room was located. Once we found it, the lights didn't work and there was no bathtub, only a very leaky small shower. The carpet had stains on it, and the windows had bars on them. Because the light didn't work, we got moved to another room. Again, we looked around for sometime to find the elevator and absolutely no apology was made for the inconvenience. The hotel staff member was even more annoyed that he had to find us another (WORKING!) room.
This room new was so small that I could not fit my suitcase between the bed and the wall, nor could I sit straight on the toilet -I had to turn sideways to avoid hitting the sink. 2 people could not fit in the bathroom at the same time, and the door hit the bed so you had to squeak out. And I am only 159 cm or 5 foot 1: very petite! I asked the man at the desk to please remember that theater tickets would be dropped off for me. He didn't have to take them to my room or anything - just keep them and I'd collect. He didn't leave this message for the other desk clerk and when I arrived at my hotel the ticket man almost left in a taxi. We were able to reach him before he left, but again this small service was not honored.
We couldn't get any clean towels, the breakfast staff literally pushed me out of the way and spoke not a word of English or French (a minimum for the hotel industry, I would expect). When we needed an iron, we were told to come get it and drop it off ourselves. Even the use of the SAFE in the room cost 5 euros - where do you see this? Guests are supposed to pay to protect their belongings? This is not a three star hotel. We received ZERO service, the room was ridiculously small, there were stains on the carpet, and the staff were simply rude. It is also a very noisy location on a main road. The one good thing? It's close the metro. However, so are many many many other hotels, and I would suggest that you book a different one. Book in advance, and spend your money elsewhere!
My husband and I stayed here for 7 nights on October. Loved the location-just far enough away from major places for peace especially when all the drinkers arrive for the weekend!!!. 5-10 min, walk to Wencelaus Square. Staff very helpful, breakfast area -good variety, exceptionally clean, safe in rooms, double glazing in our first floor window which stopped the noise. Only disadvantage -as it was warm for some days there we had to open our windows to cool the room which does become noisy. You really have to search from places to eat around there -however there are some excellent ones.
A little gem
Fabulous and great value. We had 3 twin rooms for two nights, one on the main road and i have to say we were not bothered at all by the traffic noise.The rooms were spotless and bright and cleaned daily. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and will be staying there on our next trip to prague.
Great location,small but excellent hotel
I stayed here with my girlfriend for 5 nights in January, and we both coudn't believe how nice it was. It is a short 5-10 minute walk to the centre and Wenclescas Square etc. The staff were all extremely friendly and despite the cheap price of £40 per night, our room was immaculate and very modern. I would definitely recommend this hotel for any couples looking for a 3 star hotel. The breakfast was also very nice.
DaVinci in June
We were booked into a regular room at the DaVinci, but were upgraded to the Penthouse apartment at check-in, which proved to be a mixed blessing. If you are staying in Prague in the middle of winter, we might recommend the DaVinci, but in mid-June temperatures, with no effective air conditioning, this was not the most comfortable place to stay. We found that the room soaked up the heat of the day which made it uncomfortable to sleep at night unless we opened all eight windows. The hotel is on a busy road so, if you are not used to urban living, this would probably keep you awake.
The room itself was very spacious and clean. The bathroom was clean too, but let the suite down by being very small. The shower was above the tub which is fine if you are 5 feet tall but any more and you would struggle to shower.
Breakfast was no more than average, particularly if you like coffee. The reception staff were pleasant and helpful, and spoke very good English.
Reservations aside, if we had arrived in February to be upgraded to this room, I'm sure we would be writing a review about how delighted we were and how cosy the room was.
This hotel was great. The rooms were exceptionally clean and the place still feels new from its recent remodeling. The staff speaks excellent English and went to great lengths for us. We have family in Prague and they called them and translated for us. The breakfast is good - the basics in breads and meats and cheeses.
The location is excellent- a few blocks from Wenceslas Square, a very short walk, but far enough away to avoid the hotel prices of the places on the square.
This was a good example of a small but perfectly formed hotel in an excellent location. I have read reviews about the noise of the road outside and the size of the rooms. Yes, it is on a busy road. If you want a relaxing break where you want to spend a large proportion of your time in the hotel then this is not the place for you. If on the other hand you want a base from which to explore Prague and spend only sleeping time/breakfast time in the hotel then i doubt this could be bettered. Its location is superb - it is minutes from the Metro station and an easy walk to Wenceslas Square. The pay off for this is the road noise. If you get a room overlooking the main road (on the left of the hotel as you face the front)you might find this excessive. This, however, is remedied by closing the window! My advice would be to ask for a room on the right hand side as this faces a quieter road. The rooms are small - but incredibly clean and well (if not simply) decked out. The entire hotel is modern and immaculate. The breakfast was superb, a fine feast of cold meats, pastries, bacon, eggs, beans, toast, coffee, tea etc etc. It was just what you need to refuel before 10 hours plus of sight seeing. I highly recommend this neat little modern hotel. If you are thinking of going to this hotel, feel free to email me with any questions you might have.
Friendly staff, small rooms
This is a newly renovated hotel which is a 5 minute walk from the top end of Wenceslas Square & a 15/ 20 minute walk from the Old Town. The hotel is situated on one of the busiest roads out of Prague so it's unsuitable for anyone who needs peace to sleep. During our stay the staff were friendly and willing to help.
The 2 minute walk to IP Pavlova metro is ideal - meaning you don't have to walk back up the slight hill from town.
The glass atrium in the hotel is striking but the seating area in the foyer doesn't really constitute a bar or meeting place - it might be nice to have more communal space. The rooms are cosy and well decorated but small - fine for a long weekend but claustrophobic for anything longer. Great shower, hairdryer and bathroom.
The breakfast is fantastic - lots of choice from bread, cereals, fruit, hams, cheeses, yoghurts and pastries!
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