Iron Gate Hotel & Suites
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We all slept so well we were up at 6 AM ready to start our day!
We had a wonderful breakfast buffet in the hotel. There was fruit, cold cuts, eggs, sausage, cereal, granola, yogurt, croissants, and more. (With the jam and other spreads there was something called a "turkey spread". I was afraid to try it.) Grandpa has threatened to go back …
This has been a long day!
We all met up in Detroit for our transatlantic flight that left at 4 PM. None of us slept very well because it wasn't late enough. I noticed that Grandpa watched movies throughout the whole flight and I knew he would pay for it later.
We landed in Amsterdam just before 6 AM local time (midnight Columbus …
... the place and people's stuff had blown every where, we started thinking about how ours would be, we were tucked away in the far corner of the site..... However not tucked away enough it would appear... When we left it was 30 degrees and bright blue sky so didn't really prepare for storm weather, the awning was only lightly pegged down and just fly sheets down.., well this was it a good idea, awning was bent over backwards, fortunately noting had ...
... moravian' soup I enjoyed enormoisly.
Walked first to Powder Tower and then in to a new part of town to find Henry's Ball Tower. This is located across the road from a quaint little church and we spent some time walking around this area. Around every corner there is a new building or site of some interest. I just love this sort of experience in new places.
On through new streets to find the New Town Hall which turns out to be hundreds ...
... on the Charles Bridge so I’m central too all the best sites.
Plenty of good food to be had here and it is reasonably priced. Last night I had a South Bohemian potato soup with marjoram moose followed by Fillet of pork with roast vegetables. The fresh fruit also is very fresh and tasty.
I did a walking tour this morning taking in most of the main tourist spots. The guide was ok but the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Iron Gate Hotel & Suites Prague
Stayed at the hotel 25-27 Feb. It was a romantic weekend away I had planned for my boyfriend and I, so I thought I'd pay a bit extra and go for a 5* hotel, with a deluxe suite. From the photos I'd seen when I booked it I was expecting some kind of amazing room with plenty of space. The "suite" was dark, and I felt quite claustraphobic in it, not at all like the pictures, and I would say no where near the 550sq ft as promised on the website. I even phoned reception to double check we were in the right suite (room 403), they said yes it was a deluxe, no Jaccuzi as hoped either, or fluffy bathrobe, or bulvgari complimentary cosmetics, couldn't work out either what was complimentary and what wasn't, as not clearly labeled.
Fantastic 26-28 February
What an excellent hotel, we were a party of 5 with 3 rooms, each room was different but each had character and fully equipped for all our needs. Excellent location 2 min walk to Old Town Square, we booked the hotel Mercedes transfer's and the driver acted as tour guide, which was an unexpected bonus but very much an appreciated one.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and went that extra mile. The cafe bognor staff (where you also have breakfast) were brilliant, everybody just seemed to want to please even the room service guy.
Would recommend this hotel to anybody and everybody and will be returning soon. (We stayed in room 315, beautiful room)
We stayed at the Iron Gate for 3 nights at the end of Jan and absolutely loved it . The location was excellent, the staff very friendly and kind ,it was
For location this hotel is excellent - you are literally a minute from Stare Mesto and no more than two or three minutes from Charles Bridge. The staff were friendly and accomodating and the building itself a gem as it retains many original features. However, I felt that the quality of accomodation (excluding the architecture) was a little bleak and basic. I am not entirely sure why this hotel rates as five stars. The Amethyst which is four stars has far more facilities, although it is not so central and the City Moran was equal to the Iron Gate when it came to friendly staff and slighty better in terms of quality (food, furniture etc). Other niggly faults were a very meagre mini-bar (not that it was used) and and incredibly poor exchange rate at reception - even the tourist exchanges were giving a better exchange rate at no extra commission.
Just returned from the Iron gate yesterday, read reviews before we went and was looking forward to it. landed in Prague airport to the place covered in snow really was a beautiful sight.
Spent five nights at the Iron Gate over Christmas - what a find this hotel is!
Will be back!
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment of it. I booked a studio but the room we were given was more like a suite. The kitchenette was very handy and great for storing our beer. We even had two bathrooms in our studio which was a great surprise. A bonus which we didn't know about was the DVD player in the room and reception have a stock of DVD's for you to borrow at no cost. The hotel is very conveniently situated - a minute's walk down a small alleyway leads you directly to Old Town Square. All in all, a lovely hotel - one which I am going to make a point of returning to.
We spent a couple of nights at the Four Seasons, which was exactly as one would expect it to be. The problem was, as soon as you walked in the door you were no longer in Prague; you were just in a very nice, expensive hotel with zero character. So, after a couple of days in comfortable limbo, we decided to move. The Iron Gate is everything it claims to be and more. It is a lovely old building, carefully and imaginatively renovated and just a stones throw from the Old Town Square. Every room is different and most seem to have little kitchenettes - great for us as we had kids - as well as a mini bar and TV/DVD. Most importantly, the staff were astonishingly nice, helpful and efficient. The plug hole on the brand nw jacuzzi bath in our room did not open properly. Not only was the engineer summoned, but the bellman and the manager came along for good measure. Due to the lack of available spare parts over the Christmas holiday, it could not be properly fixed and had to be operated with a piece of cutlery. Although this was not a major hardship, the staff apologised profusely every time they saw us, anxiously enquiring if we were ok. A deduction was made on the bill at departure. The restaurant in the cellar was first class and we were serenaded by an enthusiastic trio of gypsy fiddlers. The cafe had good cofee and a passable breakfast (Prague is not strong on breakfast). Oddly, there were no corkscrews in the kitchenettes, but the bellman would rush up at a moments notice and cheerfully open a bottle for us when necessary. After we left it was discovered that our son had left a suit behind in the closet. It was immediately mailed and checked on daily by one of the staff until its arrival had been confirmed. We would highly recommend this hotel as a charming place to stay in Prague that offers good value and high quality.
We just returned from a 5 night stay at the Iron Gate in Prague. The hotel was superb. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly, and spoke English well. They were very helpful with arranging transportation and giving advice, and really made us feel at home there. The location is terrific, just off Old Town Square and a short walk to Charles Bridge. Especially in the winter I think it is worth it to be close to the sights. The rooms were very nice, sparse decor and very clean. Chocolates on the pillow for the last night of our stay was a nice touch. The hotel breakfast in the Cafe was very good, with fresh-baked chocolate croissants, cereals, bread, fruit, etc.
Lovely quiet hotel, superb location
Lovely hotel, friendly and helpful staff. Excellent location. Rooms newly refunished and very clean, perhaps a little bare however, very nice. Continental breakfast good, plenty to choose from and the staff leave you to your own devices, so great not to have people fussing around you first thing in the morning!