Old Town Square Hotel and Residence
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... bought us to Billa, a big supermarket. We roamed up and down the aisles, vaguely looking for something familiar. I got some strawberries which were delicious, but a lot were oddly shaped. Coles and Woolies wouldn't put them on the shelf because they weren't uniformly perfect.
Of course the local currency is the koruna, about 190 of them equal AUD10, so I was exhausted trying to work of the cost of things. Who cares I ...
... went with us and it was great! The city is very small and you'd be a fool not to walk around it. The first day there, we stored our things and started exploring! We walked all around the city and saw the old parts and new parts. The best part of the first day was as we were walking around we somehow avoided going into the Old Center Square. It's one of the prettiest parts of Prague and we missed it until we were walking back from dinner and took a ...
... Joe from Australia. Good beer and great people continued for a few hours and then we travelled a little ways down the street to an absintherie where we tried some straight, the bartender knew what she was doing, she gave us a large amount of water as well! It was terrible but at least we could say we tried it! No Internet for a few days but we will be keeping in touch! ...
... how busy Prague can be on a weekend. It was hard to get through some places, so in the peak season it must be almost impossible. The Lobkowicz museum was highly recommended in my trusty Lonely Planet. Ruth and Mark had visited once I passes on this info. They agreed it was the best so far and although we are up to pussy's bow with museums, we visited. It was a very special museum as its operated by and has the audio tour by the family whose heritage and collected ...
... fun! We got on the boat and they immediately were passing out shots of Becherovka which someone described to us as "Christmas in a cup". Then there was a buffet of tons of food and a bar! We sat up on top of the boat and just cruised around for two hours. After stopping at home for a bit, we headed to old town square to watch the Czech-Portugal EuroCup game! Well, first we got crepes. Then we watched the game which was packed ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Old Town Square Hotel and Residence Prague
This hotel is a well kept secret. Right in the middle of Old Town Square, hence the name of the hotel! The rooms are nice and large and have internet hook ups for your laptop. Great bathrooms, we had a Jr. Suite that overlooked the square, so our bathroom had booth a tub and a shower. If noise bothers you, you may not want a room overlooking the square, though the double windows do cut down on the noise. Noise was not an issue with us, we slept like bricks. The employees are very helpful and everytime we were going out, met us to get the key to our room. Breakfast is fantasic and includes eggs and omelettes cooked to order. We'll be back for sure!!
Upsides and Downsides
This was our fourth visit to Prague and each time we have stayed at a different 5 star hotel. On this occasion we chose the Old Town Square Hotel because we like quirky, classy hotels and the previous reviewers almost without exception rated it very highly. So what did we think:
First impressions on arrival not brilliant - we knew that it was right on the Old Town Square so we knew that it might have an unusual entrance. Because of pedestrianisation the taxi from the airport dropped us off across the Square and we had a short walk to the hotel - no problem. We then went through an ancient door next to a busy pavement cafe/restaurant into a rather uninviting passageway at the end of which was a locked gate. We then buzzed on the intercom and the gate was opened remotely, allowing us to carry our bags up the large stone staircase to reception on the first floor - rather more two star impressions than five star to this point.
But then we met the reception staff who were delightful - very friendly and helpful.
Our rooms were exceptional - our friends got an upgrade to a suite but our double was almost as big as theirs. Quite huge. And very comfortable. The ultra-modern style contrasted markedly with the historic building but the combination worked well. Huge comfy beds and very impressive bathroom.
The location of the hotel is as central as it's possible to be, but.......there was a very big downside. Even with double glazing the noise from the Square was unavoidable and the revellers outside were not too bothered about the time of night. Maybe we dropped a bit unlucky as the Dutch were playing the Czech Republic at football that weekend and their fans had established "Base Camp" in the bars in the square but it's not much fun to be woken up at 4 in the morning by two Dutchmen singing "It's a long way to Tipperary"!
Another downside with the hotel was the public rooms - or lack of them. No lounge bar, which we would have thought any 5 star hotel would have as a pre-requisite. The breakfast room at the very top of the hotel was strangely configured: three tables for 4 people, 1 table for 8 and one table for 10. It made for some interesting seating arrangements as most of the parties staying were either couples or foursomes. The hotel should get rid of the big tables and put in several more 2 or 4 seaters. Having said that, the breakfast was very good - nicely cooked, good quality food.
So overall, we enjoyed our stay at the hotel but taking everything into account would rate it as third out of the four we'ved used so far, behind the Savoy (which is not central but is excellent), then the Pariz (central, very classy but our room was not big) but in front of the Ambassador (central, huge rooms but very touristy).
Beatiful hotel, wonderful location
The hotel is very low profile. You almost don't see it and the entrance is very discrete. The location is the best you can get in Prague: you can spend your time looking out of the window over OTS ,the clock and all the beatiful art nouveau buildings.
We stayed for 2 nights with our 3 children( 6, 8 and 8) in a 2 room suite, very modern and beatiful with an immaculate design bathroom with glass walls in the midle of one of the rooms. Staff was very nice, kids were offered a toilet set that included among other things a yellow rubber duck. Breakfast room is on the top floor and has a homy atmosphere.
Would definitly go back next time in Prague.
Old Town Square Hotel - excellent city centre hotel
My two friends and I celebrated a "special" birthday in Prague. We stayed at the Old Town Square Hotel - 2 old buildings which are UNESCO sites of special interest. We were upgraded to an apartment which overlooked the Square and had one huge room and one large and six large picture windows. The staff were all charming, friendly, polite and helpful - making reservations for us and offering advice. Breakfast was cooked to order and was excellent, served in a lovely room with ancient beams. We would grade the location, service, cleanliness and value as excellent. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel if you want a small, charming hotel with character and personal service.
we have just returned from a wonderful trip to Prague. The weather couldnt have been better. The location of hotel is right on the popular Town Square and the view from our hotel room was fantastic.
The hotel was rated 5 star and it deserves it for location we had a suite which was enormous and a very modern bathroom immaculate. The drawback for this hotel was it had no bar (mini bar in room) and restaurant we didnt find it was more like apartments than a hotel but the people were so friendly and very obliging. I would definately return to this hotel as everything was on your doorstep an unforgettable trip.
My husband and I had a great time in Prague. The hotel was close to everything we wanted to see and the staff were professional and helpful at all times. The room was large and the facilities were excellent. Breakfast was good the only draw back were the flights of stairs you had to climb to arrive at the breakfast room which overlooked the tower. If I visited Prague again I would certainly stay at the Old Town Square Hotel.
Suite with a spectacular view
My husband and I and our two small children stayed in a beautiful spacious junior suite overlooking the Old Town Sqaure with the astronomical clock (one of the main attractions of the old city) right in front. We had a fantastic stay. Breakfast is deliverd in the room, excellent quality! Phillip Starck design bathroom with heated floors, superb!
We had to think hard to come up with any disdvantage or recommendation for the hotel: but the lack of an elevator (for elderly or disabled guests) and no swimming pool were the only things that crossed our minds.
Would defenitly stay here again when visiting Prague, highly recommend it when you're looking for a small romantic quality hotel.
Amazing hotel, just beautiful.
Amazing hotel, just beautiful. Close to everything and we could see the clock from our room, great service, friendly staff. The best hotel we have ever stayed in!!!!
A fantastic Experience
Myself and my fiance stayed in this hotel on Dec 18-21 2004. I had been looking for a romantic, well located 5 * hotel. We booked a two bedroomed apartment with a view of the Old Town Square. Upon arrival the view was breathtaking - the christmas market was right outside our window. The staff were absolutely fantastic and could not have been more helpful without being intusive. The room was simply magnificent - 2 incredible chandaliers in our apartment. The bathroom had under floor heating which was a nice touch. The photographs on the web do not do justice to the roms - ours was bigger than we thought it would be.The hotel could not have been better located and we were able to walk everywhere. Breakfast was excellent and the view of the Old Town Square was magnificent from the breakfast room. I had spent a lot of time looking for a hotel that was romantic and luxurious and could not have hoped to have found a nicer place. The atmosphere was relaxed and this small, private 5 * hotel was a fantastic alternative to the run of the mill large 'big name' 5 * hotels. I hope to be back someday.
The Old Town Square Hotel
My Husband and I recently stayed at this hotel and had an outstanding time. It is rated as a 5 star hotel and although a little apprehensive about our stay after finding little information on the internet, we would thoroughly recommend it. The staff are very friendly and the breakfast was good - especially as you can look out over the Old Town Square while eating! It is also currently planning new developments.