Hotel San Marco
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel San Marco Prague
Great hotel! (but take care with payment)
Date: 29th May - 1st June 2005
Reviewer: Party of 4 (2 couples) fun loving forty year olds.
Just returned from above hotel. Excellent hotel for the price. Good sized modern clean rooms, adequate continental breakfast, in an excellent location for centre of town with metro and tram stops close by. However, we would just advise other brits to make sure that they take euros to pay their hotel bill or (as we unfortunately did) if you pay by czks your bill will be considerably more due to the poor exchange rate from euro to czk.
Prague was great. Do not miss the funicular railway the views are fantastic and also the boat trip down the river.
Great central but quiet hotel
Just returned from 5 wonderful days in Prague (26th wedding anniversary celebration). Booked the San Marco after checking out your website and was most impressed. We travelled quite easily from the airport for 15CZK (about 40p). Take the 119 bus (get off at the last stop) at the metro Dejvicka station (green line) travel to Museum station and transfer to (red line) and get off at IP Pavlova station. Got a bit confused at this point but eventually found Legerova (chinese restuarant at IP Pavlova station is on the corner of Legerova) and hotel is a few minutes walk along the street. Hotel frontage not very clear large HOTEL sign with San Marco in small letters beneath. Hotel reception staff very friendly and helpful. Room very spacious with a large comfortable bed. Hotel in quiet area, a short distance from the bustle of the centre. Transport system excellent. Bought 3 day journey ticket and travelled extensively on the tram/metro network. Note take tram 22 to get to castle and walk down a short distance to the castle and not up the steep hill as we did! All in all a wonderful city. Jump on and off trams and wander along the side streets, its amazingly easy. Had some terrific meals, indonesian, chinese, italian and as a special treat a delicous meal in C'est la vie restaurant across at Mala Strana just down from Charles Bridge - delicous. Can't wait to return and would most certainly stay at Hotel San Marco Palace again.
Great central hotel
Arriving late evening in October, we were met at the airport by a taxi booked through the hotel (around£16). The hotel was just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Prague. The receptionist spoke excellent English, and check in was fast. The room was enormous by British standards, warm and welcoming, and the bathroom was spotless with clean towels daily. The staff were both helpful and knowledgable. Breakfast was bland (continental) but there was plenty of it. I would certainly reccommend the San Marco Palace Hotel.
Please be prepared for the changeable weather, in 4 days we experienced sunshine, rain and snow. Prague is a delightful city whose public transport system is superb and easy to understand. I would advise B & B as food is very cheap. Our most expensive evening cost us £25 for the both of us, and this included a 3 course meal each, a superb bottle of red wine, a couple of glasses of beer each and a jazz trio playing in the corner of the room. Around the main square prices are a little higher, but walk up any side street and you can enjoy an excellent pint for 50 pence. Prague is a culture lover's paradise, and even if you're only there because everything is cheap, you can't fail to be impressed by this beautiful city, to which we will certainly return.
Perfect for a lads weekend
Was in Prague for Easter weekend and stayed here with my wife. The rooms are very big and the beds are enormous, however there was a shortage of decent blankets and they need new pillows, they were very flat, we ended up having to put some towels underneath the pillows. The small portable TV looks a bit out of place in the room and there are only 2/3 channels in Czech language. The toilet and shower facilities are fine. My wife likes a bath but alas only shower facilities were provided, no place for a woman to pamper herself. That said the bathroom was clean with fresh towels everyday. Location wise, it was about 5 mins to Wenceles Square and we walked home every night and felt fairly safe. If you like to return to your hotel after a days sightseeing when you are tired, this is not the hotel as there is no place to sit down and unwind with a drink as it does not have any facilities like this. I would go more upmarket if I returned, but for a gang it would do just fine.
Nice Hotel, Good Location
We based our stay on the reviews already posted on this website... and found that they were all true. First of all this hotel is in a v. good location, 10 mins walk from the main square, and 2 mins from a tram and metro stop, so easy to get to from the airport on public transport, and get quickly to other parts of the city if you are short on time.
The rooms were surprisingly big, very well heated (we visited in winter) and comfortable. They look a lot better than what the pictures on the site depict. The staff were really very friendy and helpful, could answer all questions and offered good advice. Breakfast is cold buffet, maybe not to everyones taste, but if you are not fussy then it can be nice. Would definitely recommend a stay in this hotel.
A clean room at last!
Due to radiator failure, we didn't spend our first night in Prague in the Hotel San Marco, they had booked us into what i can only describe as a sh!thole, just around the corner. No names....Hotel Legie!
We finally got into our room in Hotel San Marco on our second day, and after the stress of losing our baggage at the airport, and the room not being ready when we arrived, we were delighted to see that our room was ready on the second day. The reception was warm, the receptionist was friendly, and the room, was thank god.....bliss!
Clean, modern, warm....and a power shower.....can i say anymore.
But then again, a hospital bed would have been an improvement than the first hotel we had to endure.
All in all, had a brilliant first holiday abroad with my girlfriend, and intend to go back sometime in the future.
Comfort and value
Really enjoyed a stay in San Marco Palace in November 2004 - enormous comfortable rooms - really well heated which was appreciated as the weather was very cold and damp - staff exceptionally friendly and helpful - location perfect and close to all transport - breakfast adequate but hey the value for money was great.
I was very impressed with the San Marco. My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week in November 2004, and paid only £135 each for 7 nights. The room was huge, with large wardrobes, a chest of drawers, a double bed and a sofa. It was modern and very clean. The continental breakfast was very good - they made an effort to offer a bit of variety each day, and everything was always well stocked. The Hotel was within easy walking distance of the New Town, and a few minutes from a metro stop. There are several excellent restaurants literally steps away - I would recommend Evergreen and Legenda for great value and service. The staff (particularly on reception) were exceptionally good - very friendly and helpful. All in all, an excellent Hotel, which made our stay in Prague a great one.
Big room for Europe!
My friends and I booked the triple for a 4 day stay in Prague. The hotel is 1 1/2 blocks from the I P Pavlona metro stop - about 35 from the airport by public transporation (the trip from the airport costs less than fifty cents).
The room was huge and modern. The hotel must have recently been renovated because from floor to ceiling everything in the room was new and clean. Our triple consisted of a very large main room with a tv, king size bed, a clothes armoire, and bureau. Seperated from the main room by a pocket door was a smaller room with a single size bed and table. The bathroom was large with new and modern fixtures. The hotel staff were pleasant and the night person always had good nightlife recommendations. Continental breakfast consisted of juice, coffee, cereal, rolls, pastries, deli meats and was very good.
Location wise, we were a 10 minute walk from Wencelas Sq., about a 20 minute walk to Old Town Sq. Next door to the hotel is a small supermarket where you can buy snacks and bottled water for very cheap. There is also a small internet cafe next door (2 terminals) that charges about fifty cents for 15 minutes of use.
I would have liked a couple of chairs and a table and perhaps a bar in the hotel but those are more wishes than complaints.
All in all a great value for a large and clean room in a very easy location.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel San Marco Prague
Travel Blogs from Prague
During the semester the class had introductions to the music of Smetana, Dvorak and Janacek. The original plan was to take the students to see Rusalka (The Little Mermaid), what I knew would be a good introduction to Czech opera. Unfortunatly, Rusalka was not playing during our stay (neither was Don Giovanni, another Prague staple!). The students listened to some of the music and we decided it would be interesting to see the opera, even ...
... balcony and all the amenities of home. Postage, cocktails, transport tickets and reservations can all be made at the front desk. The hotel staff all speak a minimum of Czech, English and German. The breakfast is exceptional, and it's become a melting pot of ethnicities and languages. A 15 walk to all the major attractions makes the Hotel Clement a five star hotel. Friday, August 22 (First full day) As we're moving through each day, we'll highlight a ...
... and beyond. OMG the people! They were packed in cheek by jowl. A sea of humanity. Perhaps Mecca during the Haj has a denser population but I doubt it. We pushed through the masses and saw the astronomical clock and a few of the other sights. And then gave into B and had a ride through the old city in a horse and carriage. B & F waving and saying hello to all and sundry. We felt a bit silly but the kids loved it. After that, a walk over the ...
... back down the hill towards the shopping area, to check out some stores which looked cheap. But by this time our feet were aching from Km's of walking so we weren't in the mood for shopping. We started walking towards the history museum which had a Train restaurant/bar where they deliver your drinks on a train...haha it was pretty random but our guide said it's worth a visit. So we managed to score a table - even though it was ...
Slept great after the jet lag. Went down to the yummy breakfast buffet. Then we headed out to Old Town for a walking tour though the squares, churches, a nice lunch and the Jewish Quarter. Prague has the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Europe. After the tour, we headed over the Charles Bridge to the Little Quarter. ...