Travel Blogs from Prague
It wasn't as hot today, so it was a lot more pleasant walking around. We did a little bit of shopping at the start, so Terry had to cart it around all day. I will need some creative packing to fit it all in.
For lunch we went to U Parlamentu for some traditional Czech cuisine. Terry had the local speciality of a 1300g pork knee. He nearly ...
... very touching. I am not going to publish it all but what really affected me was his insight on dancing with foreign women. He said one of his tanguero friends, at the beginning of his dancing 7 years ago, told him - "I no longer dance with foregin tangueras, I cannot bear saying goodbyes anymore".
He said that he could not understand it back then. But now he knows what he meant by it. Some women return every year, some 2 - 3 times a year and some never. They get ...
... didn't matter - impressed us.
Monday night - we went for the quenella - this time it was the Opera, and the State group were putting on 'Carmen' at the National Theatre. Wow!. What a night. This was a night for first grade - the heavyweights - and, as Piers Ackerman always says, 'I might not know much about Opera but I now what I like' - this was thrilling (Roller Door song never sounded so good).
Catch ya later,
Frankie and Susie
... our tour. We grab a beer and a popular dish (couldn't tell you the name) and enjoy our dinner :). I also wanted to see this sight called "the dancing house" (Which is just this really cool looking house) so Steve and I decided to stop by and take a look. It is really pretty cool cause I don't think it is meant to have a straight edge on it at all. It was really cool looking! We pretty much head back and crash cause we were exhausted and had to travel the next ...
Beautiful day about 25 deg or more. Great breakfast then picked up for tour. Once again we are so lucky with our tour guide, Janis... He has lived in political exile for many years and been to 200 countries. Luckily no one disagreed with his very strong anti communist view.... A bus tour for about 1 hour around all the major sites, then dropped at the top of the ...
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We have just come back from a long weekend in Prague we loved the Hotel I can say it was the only good thing about the trip. I found the people on the metro station very very rude and the people serving in the shops were the most ill mannered people i have ever come across. The hotel was spotless and the people working in it were all very nice a few of the receptionists were a bit dull but the taxi drivers were all very nice. I will never visit Prague again but would recommend the hotel to friends.
Pleasantly Surprised.. :)
My wife and I just got back from a three night trip to Prague. Our stay at the Movenpick was excellent---the rooms were nicely furnished, the staff was very nice and knowledgeable, and the breakfasts were great. The tram (and Metro) was only a ten minute walk from the hotel. We used tram #9 (recommended by the hotel concergie) to get into the center of town ecah day---worked great. Also took #12 to the Prague Castle area---the area has a great public transportation system---highly recommend using it.
Stayed on the 22nd Jan 2005 for 2 nights. This hotel is 1st class in style and in service. Got a free up grade which went down very well. Couldn`t fault anything and this has to be be the best hotel I and my good lady have stayed in. The hotel offer a free minibus transfere to and from the metro. The food was again 1st class and the lobby bar was very modern and ran by a brilliant barman called Robsert, who couldn`t do enough for us. I hope everyone has a good enjoyable stay as we did... Will be back soon to prague and Movenpick will be our 1st choice......
Arrived on 1st December with mixed feelings having read review by visitor from Cambridge. Must have been a different Hotel as we found the staff most helpful.
Can't say enough good things about Movenpick! Have stayed there 6 times in 2003-2004 for business travel to Prague. Spacious room, spotless, good A/C. And...THE best breakfast filled with everything you could want. Tip: Book a room in the EXECUTIVE WING...it is the upper building and you take the funicular to get there. Well worth the extra cost. The rooftop bar gives an incredible view of Prague.
I stayed at this hotel in late May, 2004. Overall, the stay was good considering its slight distance from major attractions but I was grossly overcharged for laundry services. Two small plastic bags of laundry cost me approximately $150.00 USD! So beware of pricing and ask to have costs converted to your currency. Otherwise, the spa services were so-so but the hotel is clean and the staff is friendly. The hotel also provides a great view of the city and a great buffet breakfast.
Loved the Room and the Breakfast Buffet
We traveled to Praha over the Thanksgiving Holiday on a Group Rate from Gate1. Our room was on the 8th Floor and was a two level. We had a Full Bath up and a half bath down. Two T.V.'s a small balcony and great service. The Breakfast buffet was outstanding with anything you could want from standard american fare such as eggs, bacon, fried potatoes right down to the european style of cold cuts, granola, yogurt and grain products. The service was very good and the staff extremely helpful.
Having just returned from a weekend at the Movenpick I can only say Tripadvisor user from Cambridge must have stayed in a different hotel. We were a party of 14 women, we booked through Totalstay for ?78.50 per person for 3 nights B&B , we have stayed in hotels all over the world and I can honestly say this is the best one I have ever stayed in. One quick e-mail before we left home and they arranged a mini bus to collect us and take us back to the airport for a small charge. On arrival we were booked into the executive wing, the staff were excellent from the maid who brought us extra pillows within 5 mins of asking, to David the barman and the front desk staff could'nt have been more helpful, they advised us on sightseeing provided maps and even sold us the underground tickets (12Kc -approx 25p per ticket-buy 2 -one for the way out and one for the return valid for an hour from first validation on tubes, buses and trams) There was a free shuttle bus to Andel the nearest Metro stop but it was only a 2min walk(we timed it) if you went from the front of the hotel admittedly via the road works or a 3min walk around the back of the hotel by a well lit path. Prague is really cheap to eat and drink we had a meal in the Italian place across from the hotel 2 courses with wine for less than ?4, and the first pub you come to on the way to the metro the front way sold us pints af beer for about 30p. We would all return to Prague and definately return to the Movenpick- pure luxury no sign of snobbery at all we wore jeans and jumpers all weekend and didn't once feel or were made to feel out of place.
Booked the Movenpick on the internet.The Hotel was fabulous, rooms tastefully decorated and bathrooms spotless. The Hotel is on two levels and the funicular to the upper hotel and the beautiful lounge bar at the top overlooking Prague is excellent. The Barman nicknamed Arnie, due to his uncanny appearence to the film star was superb, in fact all the staff were so friendly. The Hotel is out abit but the walk to the Metro station only takes 5 minutes, but i would suggest you take the tram as it is so much more interesting and an experience. The breakfast in the Hotel was good and made a good start to the day. All in all an excellent stay and i will certainly go back to the Movenpick again.
Just returned from 5 nights in Prague in November, 2003. We stayed at the Movenpick where we got a good deal through Priceline. This hotel is very beautiful and very large. The rooms are above average though nothing extraordinary. They have a cafe which is pricy. The bathrooms are large, well lit and impeccably clean. The location of the Movenpick is just awful if you're a walker. If you plan on taking cabs and have tons of $$- then that's another story but the Movenpick is sooooo far from the center of town - and the nearest Metro stop, Andon is a good 20 minute walk through a seedy and dark street with NO SIDEWALK! The staff is unbelievably rude and they tried to charge us for a breakfast they told us was free. We ended up having to pay for it after a lengthy argument with the front desk. They are soooo rude, snotty and haughty at the front desk. They also raised eyebrows and made comments about my staying with a female friend. This is not common in the Czech Republic.