Hotel Ambassador-Zlata Husa
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Subway to old town, only takes 10 min. We were hungry and I wanted Haluskys brinzou and Gar wanted sausage and bun, so we ordered that and a beer, and the guy says" breakfast of Champions !! ". Very good.
Took the tram up the hill towards the castle, got off and saw Segway riders, so took the same road as them and got to the castle. There are a few ways to approach the castle, so for today that was good. You can walk around the courtyard ...
... end of the boulevard a young string quartet played covers of rock songs.
Suddenly, I was starving! This often happens when I travel. I forget to eat or use the restroom because there's so much to do and see. Then, hours later, I'm faced with CAPITAL LETTER URGENCY and, like a small child, I require immediate relief. I don't quite have a tantrum, but my brain shuts down and I am furious!
I found a tourist market ...
... are American and seem pretty cool. It hadn't truly hit me that I was in Europe until Amanda and I walked across the Charles Bridge yesterday... That feeling was indescribable. There are vendors all along the bridge and it killed me not to buy anything yet being the total American consumer that I am but I'm trying to pace myself with my spending before I buy anything and everything in Prague. Like just now I bought this coin because it had a picture ...
... I've tried posting a variety of pictures. After exhausting our feet again from the 4 hours of walking around, we tortured ourselves further by taking the long way down the hill. A quick rest and change of clothes sent us out for lunch and then to the Thai massage place where some fish nibbled on my feet, and the some Thai masseuse beat on me for a while. Great evening and tomorrow off to Kutna Hora and another ...
... used to be a large field between her house and school. Baba said one day she had taken a while getting home. Baba's mother went looking for her to find her picking flowers in the field and then smacked her all the way home. Baba laughed about the memory of that day. We wandered about for some time searching for Baba's parent's old place. It was difficult because it had changed so much from how Baba had remembered and she had only been there once ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Ambassador-Zlata Husa Prague
Very nice Hotel in perfect location. Large well appointed rooms. Walking distance to the Old Town Hall and Astrological Clock.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Ambassador-Zlata Husa Prague
Just back from 3 nights staying at the Ambassador Zlata-Husa in Prague. This was a last minute trip and the Ambassador was booked on the strangth of the rave reviews given on Trip Advisor. Whilst I have stayed at much worse hotels, and there was nothing really major to fault the hotel, in my opinion it did not really live up to the reviews. Our room was large and bright if somewhat dated in decor, the bathroom had a tub only and no separate shower. We had already asked for a double room rather than the twin room offered so didn't want to go back to the desk again and try for another room. That being said the reception staff were friendly and helpful. Th breakfast included was fine, good choice of food and really pleasant dining room staff. Th location of the hotel was ideal, literally yards from a metro stop in Wenceslas Sq. It is easy to walk around and access all the major sights uing this hotel as abase. Wenceslas Sq itself is like the Prague eqivalent of Piccadilly Circus/Times Sq - in the centre of the buzz, touristy and a bit tacky and therefore attracts various hustlers etc. Not a problem really, just deal with them firmly and they back off, never felt uneasy or intimidated at all. This is not a reason to avoid the Ambassador or its location. Overall it was an ok hotel, somewhat jaded decor-wise, could do with a spruce up - feels like the once posh but slightly fading eastern bloc hotel it is.
Recommended by friends, Hotel Ambassador exceeded expectations during our visit in March 2005. Right on Wenceslas Square and ideal for most city centre attractions, the hotel operates to very high standards. Staff always available and very helpful, rooms spacious, well equipped with all the little exras and a real delight, breakfast was outstanding with every possible taste catered for. Crepes and omelettes prepared as you watch. Excellent location, with its own casino next door. Only 2 very small points - it would be nice to have tea/coffee facilities in the room, and sometimes the very efficient and helpful breakfast staff are a bit over zealous when clearing used crockery from your table. If it hasn't been touched for 30 seconds, be careful, it might be whipped away. We would return to Hotel Ambassador again and again.
The Ambassador Hotel is in an excellent location right on Wenceslas Square with all the big name shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. in the immediate vicinity. A pleasant five minute walk takes you through quaint cobbled streets into Old Town Square, and about 10 mins walk to Karlov Bridge. Our visit (mid December 04) coincided with the fabulous Prague Christmas markets, some of them only a few steps away. We all felt safe even though we had read about watching out for pick pockets etc
Great Location and helpful staff
We were there for 3 nites and the room were really good. Extremely spacious and clean. Staff are quite helpful and it's definitely central located. Near the tram, subway and pretty much closed to all major transportation and attractions. Walking distance to the Opera house, the HL.N main railway station. People there are quite friendly. Just be careful of your wallet. We paid about EU165 (all inclusive) per nite. Oh yeah, the breakfast is good too.
November 2003 We had a great room overlooking St. Wencelas Square and loved it! Big room, great big modern bathroom, very good *hot* buffet breakfast! Not just cold croissants and fruit cocktail. We spent a long weekend in Prague and can't wait to go back. Since we took the sleeping train from western Germany, we arrived about 9am. We asked very politely if it might be possible to check into our room. The woman at the desk said she would see if she could accomodate us and gave me some tour brochures to look at while we waited. This is classic, as the hotel personnel get a kickback if they hook you up on the tour. This has happened to me nearly everywhere I've been in the world. So we looked at the brochures and went back and very politely asked for a Prague highlights tour if it wasn't too late or too much trouble. Of course it wasn't, and our room was miraculously available as well!! This place is located within 15 min walking distance of the train station with no major terrain negotiation to contend with. We walked everywhere and easily found our way back to the hotel. We would easily go back to this hotel. PS, take the tour, it was worth it!
This hotel was excellent and much much better than expected for the price. It is right in the centre of Prague where all the action and the shops are. The hotel itself is quite grand, large and airy with six floors (minor gripe - only 1 small lift). The staff are very friendly and helpful - most speak English, and check-in was quick with a complimentary glass of bubbly. I had a single room with a Jacuzzi bath which was totally unexpected. The room was quite compact with a TV showing satellite, a mini bar, a safe (at no extra cost to use) and plenty of hanging space. The room was very clean, well maintained and the bathroom was well equipped with toiletries and also very clean. The one negative issue was my mattress had a plastic over-sheet (which I soon got rid of).
We just returned from this hotel. Great location right in the middle of all famous sites, easily walkable. Rooms are sizeable with great views and still have charcter despite recent modernisations. Keep in mind that the hotel is right in the heart of all the action but, once inside your suite you can escape into complete privacy. Also regardless of which hotel you stay at the service level of the staff is not what we western Europeans, or North Americans are used to. The Czech hospitality is a more reserved one. I would ceratinly recoomend this hotel.
They call that air conditioning?
My husband and I stayed here for three nights in August 2004 on the recommendation of our travel agent. While the hotel is lovely, we had a serious problem with what they call air conditioning. While the hotel claimed they had it, it was no controlled by each room and was supposedly a central air system. It was not sufficient for Prague in August (and for the price we were paying a night, I should have been comfortable!). If air conditioning is not an issue with you (or if you are going in the winter), the only other consideration is that while the location is central, it is in the seedier part of Prague were many late night activities trail into early morning. As long as you're careful, the location is not unsafe- just colorful.
Lovely hotel and superbly located
My partner and I stayed at the Ambassador Zlata Husa hotel on May 5th 2004 for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel is deserving of it's 4* status. The staff are friendly and the buffet breakfast a great deal more substantial than at most European hotels I have stayed in. The rooms are bright, airy and spacious. It's location at the bottom end of Wenceslas Square makes it incredibly well situated - just a 5 minute stroll to the Old Town Square (genuine 5 minutes and not "hotel talk") , about a 10-12 minute walk to the River, 15 minutes to the Charles Bridge and with numerous shops and restaurants right on the doorstep. Would recommend it to anyone and will definitely come back to the Ambassador Zlata Husa when we return to Prague, without even looking at another hotel.