OREA Hotel Pyramida
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews OREA Hotel Pyramida Prague
Had a great stay...
This is a really nice hotel. One thing to note in Prague is that the classification system over there isn't regulated quite the same as ours is so four star over there doesn't necessarily equate to four star over here.
The hotel however is very nice - from the pianist playing in the lounge to the rooms which were simply furnished but comfortable. We were put in a three bed room rather than two and the extra space was more than welcome.
Staff, when encountered, were friendly and helpful, and the location of the hotel isn't bad at all. It's easily reached by tram and for people who don't necessarily need to stay in the centre its fine. Don't take a taxi - a) there's no need - public transport is great and b) they will try and rip you off.
All in all a very nice hotel and an excellent stay in Prague.
Pleased with the pyramida
An excellent hotel with excellent friendly staff. The roomswere clean spacious and comfortable.The breakfast buffet was more than adequate.The dinner menu in the copernicas restaurant was reasonably priced (very good value when compared to an englsh restaurant of simalar standard)we`d paticulary reccomend the old bohemian cuisine.
The hotel is a fair way from the centre but with excellent tram links and a tram journey which surely must be one cf the best in europe,taking in many of the sights along the way.we`have no hesitation in staying here again.The only drawback being that in the summer prague can get hot, and there is no air conditioning in the bedrooms.
A Great hotel with easy access
This hotel was great as the other good reviews suggest it offers easy access by (22) tram to the centre and all the other attractions, we bought a 7 day pass for around £5, which allows access on the buses, trains, trams and the vernacular railway. There are also great restaurants near to the hotel at cheaper prices than the town centre but the food at the hotel restaurant was also very enjoyable and quite reasonable.
The hotel staff couldn't be more pleasant or helpful, there was always a massive choice for breackfast and I couldn't fault the cleanliness of the room.
Be careful when booking trips we took a sightseeing tour with "Best Tours" not value for money at all. The only place we went that the 22 tram didn't go, was the old town square, the guide was rude and the transport old.
However we did book a very good evening boat trip with Gray Travel from the hotel, this was excellent, a professional guide, great food and live entertainment, reasonable drinks prices, excellent service and pick up and drop off at the hotel for around £24 per person.
Other than the usually popular places to see, there is a monastery and beautiful church not far from the hotel (about 5 walk away on the opposite side of the road) with fantastic views, worth a look if you have the time.
I also enjoyed the vernacular railway that takes you upto the tower (looks like a mini Eiffel tower) 299 steps up but worth it for more fantastic views of Prague city.
It was very hot during our stay so the pool was also a welcome oasis in the afternoon to cool down, all in all a great and recommendable stay.
HOTEL PYRAMIDA IS GREAT!
Heard mixed reviews about the accomodation but here is my take on it while i was there for 5 days July 04.
Excellent customer service from reception staff. Room and all hotel facilities clean and of high standard. Breakfast was continental but huge variety - bread, baguettes, jams, cheese, ham, cake, eggs, waffles, tea coffee, hot choc, orange juice - expect to pay extra for bacon sausage etc but you shouldn't need it.
Rooms are spacious and fully equiped but hair dryers a bit crap! Id take your own!
Swimming pool v clean but v cold!!! Also cost £2 for a swim.
Hotel has a lovely terrace bar infront of the hotel - with great bbq food available - cooked on order. Try the chicken needle! Also, the hotel piano bar is modern and has a contemporary feel and is open til about midnight.
Location wise, the hotel could be a bit of a problem if you are not up for walking. Its a 15 min walk to the castle, 20 min walk to Petrin Tower. Its a good 25 min walk to Charles Bridge, 30/40 min walk to Old Town Square. However, its all down hill. There are plenty of well cheap bars and snack places on route into town where you can stop for a refreshment. Coming back is tiring so 16p tram trip is advisable but it takes 20 mins as it goes all around the vacinity first! Get the number 22 towards Bila Hora to get back to the hotel. Number 22 towards Horavista to go into town. Make sure you get your ticket stamped when you get on the tram. Tickets available from hotel reception and ticket booths close to most main tram stops. Another reason for getting the tram back at night is because the walk in the dark isnt that nice, especially since there is hardly anyone around compared to the busy daytime!
The hotel is out of the centre of town so a taxi from the airport is a it cheaper. Approx a tenner each way. (20 min jouney)
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We stayed at the Pyramida at the beginning of June. It was lovely. The room was a good size, very clean - as was the shower room. Huge comfortable bed, and great view from the 7th floor window.
We enjoyed a lovely meal in the restaurant - food was excellent quality, and the price (including drinks) was very reasonable, compared with other places. Staff very attentive.
The location is ideal - it is within easy walking distance of the castle area, but with tram stops just outside to take you across the river into town. It is also handy for the airport - tram to the metro, then along to the last stop for the 119 bus to the airport.
Good hotel - enjoyable stay
The Room. The room was of adequate size and had 3 mirrors, shower room was clean and the shower was hot and reasonably powerful. The Safe is free of charge and there is ample wardrobe space. TV has about 2 English channel (news) and a German music channel playing mostly English language songs. We were on the top floor (9) in room 942 and had a fantastic view of the town and of Prague castle.
Hotel Facilities. My girlfriend and I booked up the relaxation massage for 800Kc each (£16) - this was very good but I would recommend a Thai massage at thaifit (www.thaifit.cz) at 500Kc an hour (£10). We followed the massage up with a swim in the hotel pool which has a small charge.
A gym is also available but I didn't try that. There was no charge for storing luggage at the hotel after checking out.
Breakfast. It wasn't the best buffet breakfast but I found it adequate.
Choice of cereal, boiled egg, chicken/pork stew, fruit, yogurt, hot and cold meat and a selection of cheese. I sometimes found the rolls a bit stale and so I opted to cut slices from the fresh loaf of bread. You have to reserve and pay extra for a fried egg or bacon. A fried egg was 50Kc I think (£1). We never tried the restaurant but it did look very nice.
Transport. We got the 119 bus from the airport to Dejicka bus station and from there we got a taxi to the hotel and that should be about 100-150Kc (£2). A tram stop is outside the hotel and trams 22 and 23 go into town and we mostly got off at the Tesco stop just over the river which is where the main shopping street is. This is where you will find Next, Zara, Marks and Spencer and the famous Bata shoe shop. Twice (but not always) the 22 tram did not follow the route into town as stated on the map and went North - the other passengers seemed confused by this and so I would suggest waiting for the 23 to be on the safe side.
Tickets are 12Kc each (£0.24) and can be bought at the hotel and can be used as many times as you like within one hour. Tram takes about 15-20 mins and a walk into town was about 30 mins and is downhill. A taxi from the centre of town back to the hotel is about 150-200Kc (£3.50)
Overall. I found the staff helpful when we asked for them to book the opera, the hotel has a very good interior and looked well maintained and I would say it is a good place to stay. Breakfast has made me opt for rating it 4 star instead of 5.
'Tripe Soup' for breakfast?
The hotel was quite impressive from the outside, reception was smart as was check in. The rooms were clean and adequate maybe a bit on the small size but ok. It was breakfast the next morning that was the real shocker. I have stayed in several Eastern European hotels in the last two years and I have never ever seen such a poor buffet breakfast. There was egg and bacon but only for certain guests, and that was guarded by two large managers, the same went for the real orange juice but that only had one guard! As in the title there was tripe soup one day, dodgy looking goulash another, with dry stale bread rolls, weak coffee and orange juice of such a garish colour that to drink it was a risk I wan't prepared to take. There was the usual cheese and cooked meats, yogurt and cornflakes but even these looked a little sad. As for the waitresses, well McDonalds would have their work cut out to make them smile. Sadly for the in house 'Restaurant Kopernik' the breakfast scared away all the hotel guests and it was almost empty, but the food there was excellent, service friendly, and very reasonably priced. From talking to other tourists I would say that there are better and cheaper hotels all arround Prague, next time we'll be giving them a try.
Can't believe this is meant to be a four star hotel!
The hotel was a complete disappointment. Staff were unwilling to help and had to be prodded for answers, e.g. we were intially told that there was no public transport servicing the hotel (the 22/23 tram stop is just outside the main entrance)!Breakfast was edible, but very basic - not particularly pleasant. To be fair, dinner at the hotel was much better.The room smelt of blocked drains and had a musty feel (sheets had marks, oversheet was dirty). I cannot understand how this is a four-star hotel - the beds were terrible (lumpy and unsupportive).
There were little disappointments too: such as being charged to leave my bags at the hotel for a couple of hours after check-out - I would not expect this from a "first-class hotel". The fee was nominal but just topped off the bad impressions that I had of the hotel during my stay.In all, you're better off looking for a three-star hotel that is closer to the town centre.
The hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms were basic but clean and the restaurant had wonderful food and good service.
We had a room on the 8th floor with a view rightout across Prague. A bit out of town but the Tram stop is right outside the hotel and for about 20p you can buy a ticket frojm the hotel and the number 22 or 23 will take you into town
Large, modern, clean but basic hotel
I stayed here with a group in April 03. Hotel was large, clean but basic. Rooms were average size with clean bathrooms. The Eastern European influence is very apparent in this hotel. Breakfast was acceptable. Leisure centre available at an extra cost. Hotel called me a taxi and found that I was charged double rate by the unmarked taxi that collected me. Don't get caught with that one. There are better properties closer to the centre worth looking at.