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Happy Birthday Michael. We are thinking of you and Kathy and will be calling shortly. Today is a beautiful hot day in Prague. While it sprinkled a little bit in the morning, by the time we got started, the day turned hot and sunny. Right now, at about 5 pm, it is beginning to cloud over and they are calling for thunderstorms. This morning …
So here we are on the train to Prague. Some guy next to us, instead of taking two facing eachother, has taken the foursome for himself, which is very annoying and not very social. He has taken the entire four seats for himself. Oh well. We awoke at about 7 to check out and grab a cab with our 9 bags ( now 10 including our lunch). We have now …
... able to, at least once in their lives. Because there are supposedly so many rules and regulations regarding probably the most important trip of their lives, they really didn't want to mess it up when it came to the real deal. Did look very unusual, to say the least.
We had a couple of hours in transit at Kiev, so, stepping down on the tarmac we did our internal Ukrainian dance, political upheaval ...
... safe transport to Britain. The UK press dubbed him the 'British Schindler'. Whilst we are in the zone of the second world war, next stop was the Museum of Communism. The museum presents a vivid account of Communism focusing on Czechoslovakia and on Prague in particular. The exhibition is fascinating through its use of everyday objects which really highlights the restrictions of life under communism. The Velvet Revolution or Gentle Revolution was ...
one in Florence. It wasn't exactly, but it was still brilliant. We were on the second floor, so we got a good view of the surrounding area, though we weren't anywhere near the man part of the city. They had an indoor pool this time instead of outdoor, and we went swimming whilst we waiting for the check in hour.
Upon arrival, we were approached about going to a Pub Crawl, which we then late decided that yeah, we were ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Paris Prague
I recently spent one night at the Pariz and, while the building itself is breathtaking, the majority of the hotel does not compare. The common areas are beautifully decorated and the guest rooms also have their charm. However, as in most older hotels, the rooms and bathrooms are tiny -- difficult to navigate. This is definitely a hotel for those who prize old world charm over modern amenities. But all others shouldn't miss stopping for a drink/meal and a photo.
Great location, hotel not as great
Great location near all the sights. Room is small and overpriced. Very clean and nice breakfast is included. Bathroom clean but uses a goofy shower curtain set up I have encountered in Europe which floods the bathroom each time you take a shower.
All in all, the location makes up for the lack of luxury in the room.
Second Visit to Hotel Pariz
I have just returned from my second trip to Prague, beginning of May.2004. We could only stay at Hotel Pariz for one night, as it was fully booked. We spent four nights there in November 2002, and thought it was wonderful.This time I was shocked to see the changes to the lobby! Leather tub chairs do not suit an Art Nouveau style hotel, nor does the Tuscan style mosaic floor. I believe the Sarah Bernhardt Restuarant will also be re-furbished, PLEASE do this sympathetically, use a different interior designer!Otherwise, the hotel remains beautiful, with excellent service.
Stayed at the Pariz last year. It is very well located for most of the tourist attractions. It is a beautiful old hotel. Our room was spacious with a great view. The only drawback was the staff who are nowhere near the standard you would expect from a 5 star hotel in other major cities. We will visit Prague again but we will try other hotels.
The Hotel Pariz is a splendid hotel situated in a great location. On arrival we were given an upgrade to a Junior Suite, the room was spacious and well equipped with fixtures and fittings worthy of its 5* status. All major sights, museums, galleries, theatres and shops are just a short and generally pleasent walk away. There is a good choice of cafes and restaurants in the local vacinity, although wine is a touch pricey but after tasting the delights of the Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant you may not venture anywhere else. Throughout the Hotel Pariz elements of Art Nouveau add to the luxury by adding a sense of pomp and ostentation. Our stay in Prague was made more relaxing and pleasurable by the Hotel Pariz exceeding our expectations.
This hotel is one of the few attractive-looking hotels in Prague, which blends into the surroundings rather than looking like a concrete eye-sore. Our room was excellent, large and with a lovely bathroom with heated floor. The location is also excellent, only a few minutes' walk to the centre of the old town. The only complaint is with the staff.
We just returned from 3 days at the Hotel Pariz (Feb. 12-15 2004). I am pleased to report that the renovations are complete - in fact we were there for the re-opening of the Cafe de Paris. The hotel was everything we hoped for and more- the internet photos do not do it justice. The whole hotel is newly renovated and sparkling. We had a huge room (Junior Suite), which was elegantly decorated and furnished, with marble double vanity in the bathroom etc. The Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant is a very beautiful art nouveau room. The walls are decorated with green and gold mosaics as well as mahogany panels inlaid with leafy patterns in darker woods and mother of pearl. There are also original tables and light fixtures. We enjoyed two really excellent dinners here, as well as breakfast which was included in our package price. The staff at the hotel were all extremely helpful and pleasant.
Until the refurb is finished, the only thing it has is location
We have just returned from a long weekend. Unfortunately the Hotel Pariz is currently nowhere near 5 star standard. It is undergoing major refurbishment works so that the entrance/lobby/ reception/staircase and famous Café Paris are all closed. They have crammed everything into what would otherwise be the smart Sarah Bernard restaurant area. The rooms are not "deluxe"; some do not even have a bathroom. We saw three rooms and they were nothing like the ones advertised. The service was not 5*. Although the hotel is discounting its rates, these seem comparable with other 5 star hotels in Prague which have much more to offer. The only facilities are a very expensive Finnish sauna/massage centre. The location is excellent.
Great historical hotel in the center of Prague
We stayed 5 nights in the hotel (November 2003). The Hotel Pariz is magnificent and we love it's location, service and the daily breakfast at the Sarah Bernhart Restaurant (the breakfast was included in the room price). Our room was not that spacious but it was clean and comfortable. The Reception/Concierge staff (specifically a lovely lady named Zuzka) was excellent. The hotel's concierge arranged our tours to Kutna Hora, Terezin & Auschwitz (in Poland) with no problems. My husband & I had a great time on this trip and I definitely will recommend a stay in this art noveu hotel.
Gorgeous hotel, good location, possibly better values elsewhere
We stayed here for a couple of nights in November 2001, and had mixed feelings about the overall value (we consider ourselves budget to moderate travelers and are in our late 30s). Pro's - the location was great, close to the major attractions; and this was one of the most gorgeous hotels I've ever seen, from the lobby to the cafe to the sweeping stairways to the rooms. It felt like a business hotel (e.g., Wall Street Journal Europe in the lobby etc.) Con's - the price was high for what we got; our room was small and the price didn't include breakfast. Overall, we would probably stay elsewhere given our more modest budget, and come here to the cafe for a drink or food; but if you have money to spend on this gorgeous hotel, the location and furnishings are great!