Hotel San Marco
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... with a plan an a lot of enthusiasm to see the rest of Prague and go white water rafting but our unlucky streak continued and the hits water rafting course was closed. We ended up in the hostel's common room and watched 3 movies back to back to back with a few other travelers... Looking back on it, neither one of us regrets it, the rest was much needed and our bodies loved us for it. That afternoon however, we went back to visit the castle, which was closed the ...
... for when the hour strikes you are sure to miss it. From the Old Town Square we made our way to New Town and Wenceslas Square, although the square is more like a boulevard. We walked from the top of the square near the statute of King Wenceslas to the National Museum at the bottom. We would have liked to visit the National Museum but it is closed for renovations until next year. At this point it was almost noon and the weather was still fairly cold, the morning ...
... open. With all that being said... on to our wonderful time in Prague! Prague is astonishing. We loved it so much and are so so thrilled that we went there instead of Vienna and Croatia, although im sure they are lovely as well. However they cannot be as cool as Prague. The beauty of this city is everywhere. The history is amazing. We saw so many buildings that were built in the 900s. (so so old) Bridges built in the 1300s. This city is rich in history. ...
... to experience life in safety and progress at their own natural pace - a lesson in the progression of things.
My friend Robert and I had the chance to visit Berlin a couple of weekends ago. What an honor to step on the cobblestones surrounding the Brandenburg Gate. It was humbling to think of all of the sacrifices ...
... they were really good. The percussion player was “playing” an old washboard that had a couple of small Cymbals attached to it, using a couple of steel whisks like the type used in the kitchen. He had the same “gravelly” voice and they put on an excellent performance! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any small bills on me or I would have given them a donation.
The atmosphere on the bridge was somewhat of a “sensory ...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.