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... that little nap. It is only his second souvenir since our travels overseas. Last year in Spain, he found the perfect pair but I broke them on the plane ride home when they were hooked on his pocket. As I was climbing over, my jeans caught on them.
Hopefully this year, these glasses will make it home...
... like a bad rash. Combine this with the hoards of tourists and I was not a happy camper. As an extrovert Cath takes such things in stride and is even energised by the buzz. I find it hard work as if all that is good and beautiful in the world is being sucked out of me. Well, maybe not that bad, just irritating. Cath says I get cranky. I prefer the term terse. Anyway, we make our way up to the castle and are present for ...
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We stayed at Salvator Superior Apartments. The apartment itself was better than expected. We stayed in room 504. The apartment was extremely large. We had a foyer, large kitchen with all the necessary appliances, bathroom, washing machine, living room with a sofa, tv, table with seating for 4 and a bedroom with double bed. Location was right on the border between Old Town and New Town, which was perfect. We were only about ...
... and had Immi and Hannah join us on our third day. We were really enjoying prague and krakow seemed like a massive effort so we sacked that off and extended our stay for another night. I think we have covered the main touristy sights. The Lennon wall which was painted as a memorial when he died. We wondered round the Jewish area had loads of designer shops on the outskirts then as you got further in there was lots of Hebrew and restaurants with Jewish names. We had ...
... there was only 6 minutes to departure time. Then the platform number came up and we all left the starting block and it was a sprint. English people saying we will just follow. We find platform 4 and ascended the stairs and waited again.
The train arrived and it was a sprint again. To find our carriage was difficult and no one person to ask. It was obvious that there was only limited time to board. On the carriage the train started and we were left to ...
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No Need To Stay Anywhere Else
Yet another who booked this hotels based on comments from people on this website
Once a year my wife and I "getaway" from the kids for 2-3 nights during half term. The kids stay at my mums and we get the chance to be adults!!
Booked the hotel via lastminute and wanted to make this one special as my choice last year (Stars in Bordeaux was pretty naff)
I emailed the hotel several times and they arranged a pick up from the airport. The emails were always reposnded to very quickly and efficiently. I asked for a reservation to be booked at "Cowboys" just up the hill from Santini as we were arriving late and this was done
Extremely quick and friendly check in... then into the room... Room 5 Jan.
There was once a song by Berlin called "take my breath away", that is exactly what this room did as we walked in. Probably the biggest room I have ever stayed in. The attention to detail was fantastic. The bed was 7 foot wide and extremely comfortable. The only gripe I had was the lack of English channels out of the 200 available, but I didn't go to Prague to watch the Telly so that wasn't a major concern
Ordered the breakfast (deluxe) which filled a nice gap until lunchtime
As for Prague what a beautiful city.
The prices of food and beer can vary widely. For instance a beer in Caffreys in the Old town square can cost you 80-90kr, walk around the corner to a side street and you can get one for 25kr !
There are some nice little bars the Santini side off Charles Bridge. Just keep walking and they are all on the left. Cheapest beer I saw was 22kr for a pint!. There is also a nice Irish bar around the corner
So if you are thinking of treating your loved one to a bit of class book the Santini, it is worth every penny
We have just returned from a 3 night break in Prague and had decided to stay in Santini based on the reviews I had read .I am glad to say that I was not dissappointed. The suite was lovely very clean and nicely decorated. Lots of lovely little windows looking on to a courtyard.
The stafff were extremely helpful booking airport cars for only about £15 one way, which was great as it meant you didnt have to get a taxi and the driver was waiting for you at arrivals,.As we had a very early flight this helped. They also booked us a table at a restaurant that had been reccommended to us. The one we had wanted was fully booked so she phoned around two others from the same group and got us a table. It saved me the bother.
The breakfast was nice. We opted for the deluxe although I counldnt see alot of difference between them. We still missed the full irish cooked breakfast you get at home but at least you get scrambled egg and it being served to the room means nice relaxed morning with no rush.
The location of this hotel makes it a real find it is so central yet quiet. It feels really nice to walk back at night along the cobbled streets just minutes from everything no need for a taxi until we left for home again this is such a bonus.
To top it all off It was my birthday while we were there and when we arrived back to the hotel after a day sight seeing there was a bottle of champagne on ice with a card wishing me a happy birthday I had not told them it was my birthday so they must have it on record from the booking but I was well chuffed.
To sum up I would stay here again a real find for true romantics.
Great location and superb rooms
Went to the Santini for a romantic break with my wife, and it is a fab hotel. The suites are large and with superb facilities. Staff was friendly, but one of them struggled with English. Breakfast was great and nice to have it served in the room. The decor was very 'Bohemian' and felt very authentic Prague.
The location is great - 10 mins walk from the Charles Bridge and sat just underneath the castle. You really felt you were walking away from the touristy hussle and back to something a little more upmarket and quiet as you strolled back after an evening out.
We got the hotel to book taxi to and from the airport and they confirmed a price of 670 Kroner. This avoids you getting ripped off by some unscrupulous taxi firm.
I would certainly return to Prague and book the Santini again.
Fantastic hotel, lovely staff
We found this hotel through lastminute.com and then read some reviews on this website, and booked it based on those reviews. And I have to say a huge Thank you to all those people who took the time to leave reviews.
This hotel is a fantastic little place. I contacted them a few days prior to arriving to check the reservation, and they gladly offered to arrange a taxi to meet us at the hotel. We arrived and were met by lovely staff who made us feel exceptionally welcome. We stayed in room 10 Ignac, which was very clean and tidy and of good size. Our only complaint was the velux window had no blind, which meant an early rise in the morning, but a towel over the window soon sorted it out. And after mentioning it to the staff, they said they would solve the problem asap.
They served breakfast in bed as standard, and you must go for the deluxe breakfest which is fantastic.
We will certainly stay there again. Thank you very much.
Loved it, loved it, loved it!!
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Santini for 3 nights in July 2006, and it was quite simply an amazing hotel. It's more liked your own serviced apartment with the most helpful butler on hand 24/7 than it is a standard hotel. There is no restaurant, so your choice of breakfast is delivered to your room at your chosen time each morning, and the food is lovely. We just ordered everything on the menu which was probably not the right way to do it but it meant we had choice next morning when it arrived.
The hotel's location is superb, between Charles Bridge and the main road going up to the castle, perhaps 300m from the bridge and 400/500m from the castle, right in the Mala Strana area of town. It couldn't have been better placed as we walked everywhere, never a need for taxis or trams.
The staff on reception were superb, they couldn't have been more helpful with any requests we made.
The rooms are lovely, all suites from what i can gather. Ours was a spacious lounge/dining area with separate bedroom and bathroom (the nicest shower ever) and all spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. There is plenty of storage space for clothes etc, a safe, a fully stocked mini-bar (not especially cheap!) and LCD TVs in both lounge and bedroom (no Englaish channels, it's all middle-eastern rubbish that you don't understand!!) This truly is a 5* hotel and deserves the accolade far more than others I've stayed in. It's a very romantic hotel so don't take your Mum!!
I booked this hotel based on the three reviews available and I would like to say a great big THANK YOU to those people. You were right, this hotel was a wonderful experience! It has only recently opened having been three years in renovating. We stayed in the smallest suite which was in fact extremely spacious and had all you could expect from a top hotel including a room safe and air conditioning. Everything was spotless and the en-suite was well appointed. You can have breakfast in your suite but we chose instead to go down to the little cafe/restaurant. Breakfast offered a very comprehensive choice and the cafe did great crepes and gallettes at reasonable prices. The staff were always very proffesional, helpful, friendly and informative. The location was perfect for us being at the bottom of Neruvoda, itself a very interesting (if steep) road which led to the castle and only a 10min stroll to the Charles Bridge. We had a fantastic time in Prague and when we return it will definitely be to the Santini Residence.
Perfect city break accommodation
Lovely accommodation - booked by our daughters as a surprise anniversary gift.
Welcoming stawberries and champagne - extremely sincere friendly staff - very attentive
Ideal location - central - suitable for exploring Prague Castle and the Old Town
Room beautiful - relaxing, decor extrememly well thought out - nothing overlooked
Standardl of hygiene, which our daughters know is very important to us, was excellent - I watched a staff member clean and polish across the top of light switches in the dining room!
Liked the umbrellas offered to us when leaving on a rainy night
Inquiry about transport to airport resulted in four page print -out of suitable bus/tram links - very useful
Could confidently recommend for a "special " city break
Fantatstic hotel with lovely rooms in a lovely part of town. The staff were friendly, obliging and could not do enough to make our stay special. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough as a base for exploring the wonderful city of Prague.
Thank you all.
Fantastic Hotel, Fantastic Location, Fantastic Staff
I booked the hotel after reading a previous review and I was not disappointed. The hotel with 9 rooms provides excellent customer service with a personal touch. I was booking the hotel as a surprise weekend away and wanted to stay somewhere special. I spent hours trawlling the internet looking for a unique hotel in a good location at a reasonable price and after a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the Santini I am delighted to say that the hotel was beautiful, in a fantastic location and was really good value for money.
We stayed in the executive room which is the smallest room available at the Santini. The room was larger than most standard hotels and the facilities were fantastic, modern and clean.
The service was brillliant to wake up in a luxury room with breakfast being delivered to your room was a perfect way to start the day. The hotel staff where always willing to help with directions, taxis and local information.
The location can not be faulted there are plenty of good restaurants and bars in the area and the Charles Bridge and the Castle are 5 minutes.
We would have no issues in recommending this hotel..............
The BEST hotel we have stayed at!
my wife and i just returned from prague last night and i loved my stay at santini residence so much that i have to write about it today. let me start by saying that my wife and i travel alot and this was hands down one of the best places that we have stayed at. what we look for is location, room size and quality, and the helpfullness of the staff. this place excelled in all. when we arrived in prague we stayed the first night at Andel's hotel which was ranked 5 in trip advisor. santini residence is new and had no reviews. although andels was nice the location left alot to be desired and it felt like that hotel could have been anywhere in the world. no character. then we switched to Santini Residence and fell in love. santini residence is an old building converted into a small hotel with preserved beams and frescos. all the rooms a unique and different. infact only one room is not a suite, the executive room and thats where we stayed. i was amazing in size and finish.
Location: located in old town so you can feel the history of the city rather than just being in a big chain hotel. additionally old town can be on the left or right of the river. on the right is where the square is and left is where the castle is. although it is only a short 10 min walk across the lovely charles bridge from the hotel to the town square, it is much more peaceful and a better place to stay.
Rooms: we stayed in the "smallest" room which was a large as any hotel room excluding suites that we have stayed at. there were original exposed wood beams and frescos on the wall. the bed and bedding was soooo soft and comfortable. slept great. the bathrooms were marble and amazing. flat screen TV in the room and a great breakfast in bed included.
Service: amazing people. very helpful from everything including dinner reservations and tourist recommendations. easy to talk to and just simply nice. Katarina was who we dealt with the most and she was just a pleasure. this is in stark contrast to other 5 star hotels that we have stayed at such as Ritzs, Four Seasons and Intercont. where although helpful the staff are not genuinely friendly.
all in all be loved it and i want the people at santini know that they truely made our vacation very special. thank you very much. for you that are visiting prague stay here and i promise you will not be disappointed.