Hotel Residence Mala Strana
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This hotel is in a great location, just a short stroll from the Charles Bridge. It is ideally located as there are many bars and restaurants right on your doorstep. The hotel is great value for money. The rooms are very clean and have everything you need. We found the staff to be most efficient, and we enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked our return trip. Highly recommended.
Just got back from our first visist to Prague. On arriving at the Hotel Residence we were told we had no room for the night due to a double booking. However, the hotel was most apologetic and offered us a room in their sister hotel on the other side of the river for the night. They paid for the taxi ride to and from the alternative hotel as well as offering us two complimentary tickets for the Grand City Tour. It was clear that the hotel was trying to make ammends for their mistake. After the inital hiccup, and once in the hotel we found it to be clean, well located for all the sights (we never needed to take public transport) and very well priced.
Okay, if, like me you have looked at 300 websites for different hotels and you are worried, then let me direct you to Mala Strana.
Just returned from another fantastic break in Prague and i'm planning my next trip already. The Residence Mala Strana is quite possibly the oddest place i have ever stayed in my whole life! Don't get me wrong i enjoyed my stay but the customer service was just ... strange.
Good for the money
I would stay here again. Its a good location 15 mins stroll away from Wenceslas Square on one side, the castle on the other, and gives you a chance to have a mosey around places that you wouldn't probably explore if you were staying right in town. Its clean, and the kitchen in the cupboard provided no end of amusement!! Although this is probably the cause of the slight odour of kebab outside the rooms, as other residents are using the kitchen, but the rooms themselves are fresh and clean. The staff were polite, and there was good selection at breakfast. As good as anything you are going to get for the price.
I recently went to Prague for five days and stayed at this hotel. When I walked into the room they had reserved for me I was surprised to find that it is in fact an apartment complete with a living room, a dining area, a cooking area(!), and a separate room for the bedroom. It was well beyond my expectations. It really enhanced my first time experience visiting this wonderful city. It was well within walking distance of the major attractions of Prague i.e. Charles Bridge, the Holy Infant Jesus Church, Prague Castle, and the new town (Nove Mesto). It was also close to a tram station where it was easily accessible to all the major sights of the city. The staff were courteous and spoke perfect English which is so hard to find in an Eastern European country. The breakfast was okay. If anyone is going to Prague or plans on going to Prague on a budget but would like to a superb hotel, I would highly recommend Residence Mala Strana especially to families and people who are staying longer than three days.
We came to Prague with a wedding party. We booked the Mala Strana way in advance. Prepaid for 2 rooms. My friend got there the day before me and he was checked in. No problem. He checked on our reservations. They said there was no problem. We get there from Flying for 14 hours and they start questioning me about all my paper work. After I produced all the paper work, the receptionist pulls out an envelope with my name on it. She told me they were booked up and that they had moved me to a hotel 4 blocks away. I will give another review for that hotel. The Best Western. (hotel-Kampa) Which was horrible. The room they gave us was full of spiders and about the size of a broom closet. 2 days later they let me return back to the Mala Strana. It is a great hotel and I would have loved to stay there my whole time. I have heard this is common practice in Prague, but now I know this is what they do. These rooms were fully prepaid. They would not give my money back.
My family and I stayed here in 2001 and again in 2003--each time while on a week-long vacation--and we couldn't have been more satisfied. The hotel consists of 35 suites (they call them "apartments"), accomodating from 2-4 persons. (Both times we stayed in a 4-person suite.) Currently, it is managed by Minotel, which has 650 properties in Europe, but it has retained its local feel. 1. We LOVE this location: Melnicka (Street) is a residential street of older apartment buildings, perpendicular to Uzed (Boulevard), at the foot of Petrin Hill on the southern edge of Mala Strana. (Just south of the funicular.) Trams #22 and #9 (among others) run frequently on Uzed (within 100 yards), and transport you within MINUTES to the edge of Old Town and Wenceslas Square, respectively--or to the heart of Mala Strana or the Castle, in the opposite direction. We are convinced that this is the most convenient, but oddly overlooked, hub in the central city. 2. The clientele at the hotel is mostly European (primarily Italian, German, British). The staff is mostly Czech, and is very friendly and accommodating. 3. The hotel is well-maintained and the suites (in our case, one bedroom, sitting area with two pull-out sofas, kitchenette/dining area, and full bathroom) are clean, comfortable and practical. The hotel was affected somewhat by the great flood, but now is fully repaired. The entrance is a bit down at the heels, and belies the pleasant interior. 4. The daily buffet breakfast here includes eggs and bacon, and lots of delicious local meats, cheeses, breads, jams, yogurts, etc. We're big breakfast eaters, and this is one of the best hotel breakfasts that we've had. 5. The price for a suite here is comparable to that for a double room in most other 3-star hotels.