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... of Czechoslovakia 1993 - independent Chech Republic and independent Slovakia Slavic language - when I get home I will share a funny Czech saying that the guy who was taking us on this tour told us. The majority of Czechs are Atheists Jesuits were sent in to convert ppl to Catholicism by force, which put so many people off I don't blame them, but it is sad that the church does not reflect God, but man. There are very few active churches, and ...
... guide we had!) that tour guides are all independent contractors. This is true even though they may work most frequently with an on-site tour operator / company. The primary reason for this is due to paying taxes. Employees are more expensive that hiring independent contractors due to the tax structure. Americans simply have no idea about the kinds of taxes that others around the world pay - we discovered that 50% income taxes is typical (gotta ...
... went in for a sleep. When I got back up my whole litre of wine had been drunk by some random that was now hanging out with the guys! I only got two glasses!! He "very kindly" offered me a glass of his wine though, so that totally makes up for it, right?? Oh well. When we went back to bed not long later, there were some fireworks out the window that we could see over the top of the buildings, which was a pretty cool way to go to ...
... far as the mid-way bridge before we were told to disembark, due to technical difficulties (well that’s what I’m assuming was said in Czech). Forced back out into the cold, we started walking towards our destination, discovering along the way the problem that had caused chaos in the early morning traffic. With tram lines dangling and sparking from a low underpass the technicians had their work cut out for them, having to close one of ...
... to try - having a fish pedicure. It certainly was a strange feeling to have tiny fish nibbling at your feet. In saying this, if I had known that to get it done I was going to be sat in a shop front window for people to stare and take photos of me, I probably wouldn't have done it. Feeling relaxed, I continued my adventures through Prague, retaking the walking tour of the night before. On my way to the Old Town Square, I stumbled upon the Sex Machine Museum and thought "hey, what ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Jalta Prague
Stayed here from 16th to 19th August. Got a good rate direct from the hotel. Room on 5th floor overlooking the square - rather small for 2, but perfectly adequate. Cleaning staff were very good.
We have just returned from a 3 day trip to Prague and stayed at the Jalta Hotel on Wenceslas Square. It was very good value for money, we emailed the hotel directly for a rate for bed and breakfast, we also organised taxi transfers with them. The response was very good. Staff were very friendly and cooperative.
My fiance and I stayed at the Jalta in December 2003 for New Years Eve. We found the room to be very comfortable and clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful and there was everything you could possibly want to eat from the buffet-style breakfast, although we did find breakfast was a little too early when you're trying to have a relaxing break (we missed it completely on one occasion!).
I have stayed in the Jalta Hotel twice, in June 04 and February 05. I agree with other comments that the reception area is rather dull and the rooms, whilst immaculate are small for a 5* rating. The "Hot" restaurant was excellent and although pricey residents do get 15% discount on meals there. Each room has a mini bar and it is very tempting to delve in the fridge and help yourself to the contents, but beware one small bottle of beer is £3.00. I found the reception staff very helpful and professional. I hope to return to Prague at the end of the year. It is a great city with beautiful buildings and great places to visit, all within easy walking distance. Next time however I will be staying in the "Lesser Town" on the other side of Charles Bridge. The streets and buildings are quaint, less commercialised and far prettier than those in Wenceslas Square.
We stayed at this hotel for two nights in November. It is situated on Wenceslas Square - which is wonderful. However, the rooms are very basic for 4*, more like 3* , plus there is no room service available in this hotel. If you get a room at the rear of the hotel, like us, you will have window views of run down buildings. We booked a room at the front of the hotel, but were told on arrival that it was not available. Good size bathrooms with fluffy towels. The main attraction for this hotel would be the wonderful 'HOT' restaurant on the ground floor. The food and the service was fantastic, including breakfast. It feels luxurious and eludes a warm relaxed atmosphere with unusual after dinner entertainment (robotic man display)! The reception staff for the hotel were not particularly accommodating or helpful. Prague is a wonderful place though, with wonderful sights and some wonderful people..Old Town Square is fantastic.
Very Pleasant Hotel
We stayed in the Jalta for two nights in November and found it to be a nice hotel in a good location. The standard rooms were clean and modern but a little small. The staff were very friendly and the adjoining bar/restaurant, HOT, is an excellent place for a few drinks. We enjoyed our stay there but don't let the hotel call you a taxi because they use an executive car service.
Good, no problems.
Stayed at hotel 4 nights from 29 August 2004. Very clean, comfortable and efficient, good room on quiet 7th floor, large bed, new furnishings, nice bathroom. Balcony but back view. Large ground-floor restaurant, international cuisine, superb breakfasr buffet. Decor throughout clean but plain and dull. Position central for city, close to Metro. Taxi to airport £17.50 or Cityrama Minibus £15.
Would happily stay here again; the staff were pleasant and helpful.
Stayed at the hotel from 1st June for 4 nights. Didn't recognise the description the people from Holland gave. The hotel was very good, lovely restaurant (on ground floor), good rooms, nice and clean, perfect location for getting all around. Only downfall was the break went too quickly. Would go back again most definately. Took airport bus direct to hotel and arranged for them to pick us up on return, much cheaper than a taxi.
For a 4 star hotel, I am sorry to report that it did not meet my expectations. The first 5 of the 7 floors have been re-modelled and when we first checked in they put us on the 6th floor. The hallway and room were dingy and the bed looked very small, old and lumpy. We asked for a larger bed and they put us on the 3rd floor which was better. The room was nicely appointed albeit fairly small. Even though the bed seemed new, it was not very comfortable, yet beautiful bedspreads etc.
Ideal location for tourist break.
As guide books say " pretty dreary entance and corridors". However, if you want a clean comfortable room, very good breakfast at a fair price to use as a base for your visit -this is ideal as it is within walking distance of all the main tourist attractions. Would use again on a further visit.