Travel Blogs from Prague
Most fellow travelers tell me "Krakow is the NEW PRAGUE" i don't know what to make of that because to me they both are so different. Krakow is very special and i already miss it in different ways ... While Kracow is intimate and open Prague as it turns out slowly unveils it's secrets.....but i have 3 more days and i'm willing to be patient.
And wow … our arrival at Czech is alarming! A bleak communist built train station on the edge of town. Le was asking me the old "where are you taking me?". To be honest the station hasn't changed in twenty odd years but I knew the “gold” was just around the corner. After negotiating the metro we arrive at the stunning “ …
I think Prague is even better now than when I was here 14 years ago! We had a wonderful day exploring the Old Town and crossing the river to see Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral that sits high over the city. It all started with an excellent (and included at no additional charge!) breakfast at the hotel....including fresh lattes and cappuccinos …
Most of our day was spent in Terezin, a concentration camp. Appearances were deceiving. The little city, Terezin, was originally a garrison town with walls around the perimeter and large beautiful brick buildings that housed troops in the past and Jewish prisoners during Germany's reign
Our first stop was to the "Ghetto Museum." It was …
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We arrived right on time and were met by a driver who drove us to Prague via a very scenic route past the famous castle and other sites. Met the other people in our group upon arriving at the hotel. They all know each other, have travel led together often, and were …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Wonderful sleek and moden hotel. Very helpful staff. Free WiFi. Excellent breakfast included in the price. The location couldn't be better - five minutes to Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. Easy access to tram.
We loved our stay here.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaximilian Hotel Prague
Historical Traveler Reviews Maximilian Hotel Prague
Location, location, location
I stayed at this hotel for 3 days in mid-August and was delighted with its amenities and cleanliness. But best of all was its location on a quiet side street just minutes from Prague's bustling Old Town Square. I would highly recommend this property.
Myself and my husband have just spent 3 beautiful days in prague. This hotel is fantastic in every possible way the hotel is in a great position within prague the staff are lovely the breakfast is out of this world there is choice for everyone and the rooms are very modern and spotlessly clean.
I would certainly go back to this hotel and have already recommended it to people.
Wonderful Weekend Break
Stayed here last weekend and were overwhelmed by the cleanliness of the hotel. It was a very hot weekend but the room was wonderfully air conditioned. Staff extremely friendly and attentive. The hotel was perfectly situated for us in a quiet part of the city, but handy enough for the touristy bits. Breakfast was unbelievable, certainly set us up for the rest of the day. Will definitely be making a return visit to this hotel.
A great place for a weekend break
We stayed here in January and loved the hotel. It had a great location just a couple of minutes from the old town square and the friendliest staff you could wish for. The free internet access and coffee lounge was an extra bonus in a very clean and comfortable hotel.
Great hotel in great location with great breakfast. Great!
Well equipped hotel in fantastic location. Staff were friendly and helpful and the whole place was clean and nicely decorated. The breakfast was legendary - if you did it any justice, you were too full to eat for the rest of the day! Complimentary tea and coffee lounge was also a nice touch, if you had room to indulge further!
Only slight gripe was building work at front of hotel (8 - 12 July '04) which woke our friends up at 6.30am on weekdays - ouch!. (On 5th floor however we didn't hear a thing!). All in all, a good hotel, and I would book there again.
L Harvey, Staffs, UK
Just returned from a three night break at this lovely hotel. Situated near the main square but far enough away from the main tourist drag. There is still construction going on nearby but this does not detract from the hotel in any way. The rooms are very clean and spacious and the buffet breakfast excellent. The front desk staff were helpfull, bearing in mind English is not their main language. A hotel I can certainly recommend.
A tip there are a few small bars / cafes just outside the main hotel entrance. Try them as they are much cheaper than those that rely mainly on tourists and the quality is very good.
We stayed here for three days in April, 2004, and found it to be one of the best hotels we have ever experienced. It is superbly run, impeccably turned out, comfortable beyond words and in an area of Prague that feels like a sanctuary from the crowds of tourists that throng the other areas. All this at a reasonable expenditure and with some well appreciated extras, such as a coffee-tea lounge open until midnight, wonderful breakfasts, a hotel car that can be hired instead of the questionable Prague taxis, windows that open and free Internet. It just doesn't get much better.
Four of us have just come back from staying at the Maximilian for 3 nights and it was surely one of the best hotels I have stayed in for a long time. Our rooms were very large, bright, clean and comfortable and the beds were sensational - very big, crisp white cotton sheets.
Breakfast buffet was enormous and varied. Staff very friendly, helpful and very swift. We were all sad to leave and would stay there again any time. The quiet and uncommercialised area were an added bonus. Very good value for money. A real gem.
Have stayed here twice. Great location - couldn't be much better in fact. Clean, large rooms, good breakfast. Personally wouldn't stay anywhere else. I didn't interface with the staff myself, but I didn't have any need to.....
Maximilian Hotel Report
Spent 4 nights at the Maximilian in Sept 2003. The front desk staff is not too swift. They told our private tour guide we cancelled our hotel resv. so she did not show up. The hotel later apologized but it was too late. Construction continues across the street and does not look to end any time soon. Noise can be a problem first thing in the morning. That being said, the hotel was in a great location, very convenient to Old Town Square. The room was a good size for Europe and the bathroom modern. Breakfast was very good, and they have free computer usage.
Would stay there again, but don't expect much from the front desk staff.