Travel Blogs from Prague
... month, year, moon phase and astronomical sign. Was a pretty impressive looking clock. It is said that the artist had his eyes gouged out after completing this clock because he could not make anything more beautiful again. Creepy………
We walked towards a little market area where we decided to grab some delicious looking array of berries and sat down at a café for iced coffees. Was really nice to catch up with these guys and share our travel ...
... thing on fire, and then finally made it into a corn field. All that is left is the one surviving tree, the wall where they shot all the men, and two church doors.
We were able to talk to a woman who was 10 years old when she was decided to be 'Germanized'. I'm not going to lie, I almost cried throughout most of it. Her story was so deep and powerful that I could not even begin to imagine her experience. It happened over seventy ...
Today we got up really early to catch a 5:45 train, and then a few more, and got in to Prague around 3pm. The last train we took, a three hour trip from Ostrava to Prague had free Wifi. But I sat there and did my knitting. We had lunch at a local place and then did a brief walking tour to see the main ...
... cabbage, total of about $32. Definitely one of the better meals I've had, and it was kinda fun feeling rich for a little while. Goodness knows my future teacher's salary will be purchasing that type of meal for me often :-p. After dinner, we rushed off to the Estates Theater, where we had box tickets to see Don Giovanni (yep, that's the same theater it was performed in so many (225) years ago)! The opera was fantastically performed, though the sets and ...
... in most cities but here it was only 40 as it was run by our hostel. Another great perk by staying there. The beer here is absolutely amazing. Nearly as good as Germany's. And it should be as the Czechs drink more beer per capita then any other country in the world.
We headed out into the Prague nightlife which certainly lived up to expectations. Prague is quite cheap so we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Denisa Hotel Prague
More than Expected
The hotel, is exceedingly well situated rigth next to the A underground line, and also right next to bus to and from airport. The hotel rooms are spacious, well equipped and airy. The room had large fridge, and coffee/tea making facilities. Also the room had nice bathroom. The breakfast were more than expected with bacon, eggs - scrambled, boiled, or fried. More than usual continental breakfast. Hotel clean, and on the days we did not want to be disturbed we werent but clean towels were left outside for us. Staff really helpful, and were going back in december!!!!!
Positive feedback about Hotel Denisa
We stayed at the Denisa Hotel in Prague. It was a perfect tourist hotel. The breakfast that they served was exceptional and was included in the room rate. It is not a hotel where you plan to stay in the room, but when you are in Prague, you shouldn't be staying all day in your hotel room.
The desk clerks were all fluent in English, the rooms were simple and clean. There was much construction in the area, so weekday mornings were a little noisy, but evenings were quiet and pleasant.
The hotel is not yet air conditioned, but all the windows work and there was a lovely breeze. It is conveniently located next to a Metro station, tram stations, and busses.
There are lovely restaurants in the area and walking around at night is quite pleasant.
Clean & Functional
We stayed here for two nights in October. Our room was clean and comfortable enough. The staff were generally grumpy and unhelpful, any request seemed like too much bother for them. We asked where the main bus station in town was and were grumpily told there was only the bus 'station' in Dejcive - nonsense. Breakfast was adequate enough with plenty of choice, although the breakfast room seems too small for all the guests at one time, so we were stuck at a table (which wasn't clean) in the corner looking at the wall. Although the hotel is in a pleasant and quiet district which is also handy for the airport, trams and metro - I wouldn't stay here again, mainly because of the staff's attitude towards their 'guests'.
Basic but Clean, Quiet and Convenient
We stayed at the Denisa as part of a pre-booked budget weekend break. Although the rooms are quite basic. they are clean, quietly situated and there is plenty of hot water. The beds are rather on the hard side, but our room was spacious and there was a fridge which was useful. Breakfast was very good - plenty of selection - including cereals, breads and pastries, yoghurts, cold meats and cheese. The breakfast room is quite pleasant. The hotel offers free luggage storage after check-out, safes are available and there is an Internet connection in the reception area, which sells stamps, postcards. drinks and snacks. The Denisa is in a good location - although away from the main centre, it is 15 minutes walk (uphill) from Prague Castle and two minutes walk to the Dejvicka metro stop which is on the main 'A' line.
Although certainly not luxurious, the Denisa is perfectly acceptable for a low-cost short break.
Clean, Comfortable, Convenient
The main reason for choosing this hotel was its location, close to the airport bus stop and Metro. We also found it's good for trams and other buses too.
The rooms were clean, well decorated and quite spacious. There is a full size bath (with shower over), a kettle with tea and coffee making making materials (replenished every day), and a fridge. All the reception staff that we met spoke English. The hotel serves a good buffet breakfast. There is no bar or restaurant, but there are plenty of places to eat and drink within five minutes walk. The supermarket on the corner is open late, even on Sundays.
It's an ideal location for public transport, you can be in the old town or Wenceslas Square via the Metro within 15 minutes of leaving your room. A No 20 tram will take you direct to Mala Strana (western end of Charles Bridge), or you can walk to the castle in 15 minutes.
Look out for special offers. I booked 3 months in advance with Octopus Travel for what I thought was a very reasonable price. Nearer the time I found rooms even cheaper on other websites. The hotel is part of the Avetravel group - I think their website (.cz) had the best offers for late booking.
If you are looking for romantic views, stunning architecture or luxury service, then this is not the hotel for you. If you just want a comfortable, convenient place to stay, then Hotel Denisa gives excellent value.
Quiet neighborhood! Lovely place to stay
We stayed here because we had a very early airport departure and the hotel is located just 5 minutes to the "airport bus stop" which is next to the Dejvicka ("DIV-itz-KA") metro stop. What a great location. It was an easy 20 minute ride to the airport (#119 buses leave every 6 minutes starting at 6 am). In additon, the metro ride to "the castle side" of the city was about 5 minutes and to the "Old town" side about 7. Metro trains run every 6 minutes or so. You get to stay in a quiet residential area on the edge of the city centre but you can get to things really quickly. Keep in mind that if you stay in much of the center of Old town, there are no metros or buses, and in fact, no vehicles allowed at all, so you might have to walk some distrance to get to transportation. The 24-hour metro pass (now, 80Kc = $3.20) is good on all metro trains, trams, and buses including the bus to and from the airport! Buy it at the airport at the "DP" (transportation) counter, don't forget to validate it (date/time stamp it in one of the yellow boxes on the buses or trams or at the entrance to the metro stations) and you're set!).
The hotel is like a 3-star propoerty you'd see in Westen Europe -- a small lift adjacent to a large staircase that wraps around each floor. The double we had had 2 twin beds that were pushed together to form a king and were easily separable. The bath was mordern and had a shower over tub. Of course, tall ceilings and very well-maintained. The reception spoke perfect English. We did not sample the breakfast as we departed for the airport before 6 a.m.
We stayed here as a simple stopping off point to the Prague Airport for our return flight to the U.S but the Hotel Denisa was much nicer than the place we stayed at in the city centre (earlier on our journey) and was about the same price.
BTW, we booked the Denisa through EasyJet's website which links to Hotelopia and the rate was 40% less through any other source.
Great choice for value
My wife and I spent 6 nights here in March 2005, and were quite satisfied. The room was pleasant enough, quite clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were among the best I've had in budget hotels, in terms of variety and quality. The hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood 2 or 3 subway stops from the main tourist areas (which we saw as an advantage). You can walk (10-15 minutes) to the Prague Castle. The staff were helpful; for example, they were able to increase the heat level in our room when we asked. Overall, I don't hesitate to recommend this to travelers on a budget willing to take the subway. Have a great stay in Prague!
A good hotel for those on a budget...
A friend and I went to Prague in December 2003 and stayed at this little hotel. For what we paid which was roughly £50 for two nights we had no complaints. The hotel is situated near the metro station so no problem with getting into Prague itself and you save money by staying out of the tourist areas. The room was ample with two single beds and although hard! bearable and there was also a sofa bed which could accomodate a third person. There was a tv and mini fridge which we used to store our bottled water and snacks which we could conveniently buy from the supermarket next door and which was open most of the time even until the early hours.Breakfast was a cold buffet selection and although plentiful was repeated from whatever leftovers were present the day before but we had no complaints-there was a good selection of fresh fruit and pastries and hot drinks and juices as well as a selection of cold meats and cheeses.We went in the winter which was really cold and only had few blankets which wasnt the best but we did ask for extra blankets and turned the heating on full whack!Cleaners were always present during our stay and changing the beds and tidying the bathroom after we had made so much mess.This is a good little budget hotel to stay in if you dont mind not being completely central in Prague-as I said though this didnt pose a problem to us as the metro system is very easy to understand!
Great budget option
We were looking for cheap accommodation in Prague and the Denisa did not disappoint. Located 5 minutes from the airport drop-off and the metro (3 stops from the old town) with a handy late supermarket almost next door. Rooms simple but clean with ample storage space and a rather noisy fridge. Buffet breakfast no worse than at much higher-grade hotels. Reception staff were all polite and spoke excellent English. At the price a great deal!