Palace Road Hotel Prague
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We've both wanted to go to Prague for years - Darren since he was about 18. We decided to visit to celebrate Angela's birthday - albeit 3 weeks after the actual day, as it falls within half term so flights are more expensive. As our visit didn't coincide exactly with her birthday, we thought we might as push it a little further into the year, to …
... And felt all alone. Grateful that it was still a normal hour in Australia, I called my sister on viber. I told her the whole story and I love this girl. She is so calm under pressure. I told her that I wanted to go to the Australian consulate and she talked through the issues with me. Anyway, that's what I went and did. I was f*cking beside myself. And I hated that I was all alone at that point. I suppose in the future it will be a point that I can remember as a ...
... we envisioned a cavernous hall, but hearing the music in the relatively cozy space was a much better experience. We were a small crowd, so close to the musicians under the beautiful 17th century painted stucco ceilings.
We really enjoy eating at local spots outside the tourist trap areas, but in cities like Prague where so many people are tourists, it's sometimes difficult to track down a local of similar age and taste to ask for ...
... that every other person in the cafe was drinking alcohol, and by the time we left one guy had already drank a liter of beer (before 10...). I just can't imagine stomaching beer that early, or the wine that the other man at that table was drinking....
After breakfast, it was off to the Prague Castle. Not really sure how long this was going to take us, I was rather impressed when we had to skip one portion of our ticket and run through another in order ...
... you're vegetarian/vegan! The dishes are very heavy, rich & filling. It is all about the meat here - the only veggies we've had are white spring asparagus that is in season right now, and of course, some cabbage.
The liquor, beer and wine is a definite must as well. The tradition of making wine was lost during the 40 years of communism when everthing was made in mass quantities for cheap prices. In the 90's if you went to a restaurant, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Palace Road Hotel Prague
Making reservation at this establishment wasn't the easiest. It couldn't be completed online as it relied on a non-fillable PDF form (or Word document) and a signature was required (so we filled in the form and emailed it back).
We recently returned from short break in Prague (19-23 April), a christmas gift to my husband and myself from our children. They had booked the Castle Steps apartments and so because we have had less than favourable results with other hotels booked sight unseen we were understandably apprehensive. But what a pleasure, from the young man who met us at the airport and whisked us in what seemed to be minutes to the front door of our apartment block, to the young woman who was waiting to book us in and show us our accomodation, everyone was so friendly and helpful. We were delighted with the facilities. We stayed in the Sycamore apartment, it should be noted that the room itself is very basic but incredible value for money and breakfast is included (vegan). The room contained teamaking facilities and a small fridge, no cooking facilities which did not matter very much as we like to sample the local cusine. Our room was also onsuite and contained a shower, no bath.
Stayed in October 2006 with spouse and brother- and sister-in-law in a top floor apartment. The trek up the stairs would be a lot for some with heavy baggage, but we managed with no problem. Our apartment had one large living room with a double bed pushed against one wall and a double room with ensuite bath. We are a close family, so no worries about sharing bathroom, but it might not be ideal for those traveling with others who enjoy a lot of privacy. We took the bedroom and the others took the living room bed. My BIL and SIL had to come into our room at night to use the toilet.
We have just come back from a long weekend at the Castle Steps, staying in the Small Embassy. It was a great place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone. It's in an excellent location, a few minutes from Charles Bridge but in the less touristy side of the river.
The room was great. Yes, it was a little spartan but clean and had everything we needed. The staff were great. They booked us a taxi to and from the airport, which made life really easy, and provided us with everything we needed.
Prague itself was beautiful.
Our group stayed in two adjoining rooms (Tulip and Lotus). The rooms shared a bathroom, and were both spacious, clean and comfortable.
This hotel was more like an apartment within an old house. Our room (Rosebush) was even better than pictured. Very clean. The kitchen is large and fully equipped. We could have made gourmet meals if we hadn't been so charmed by the quality and ease of neighborhood restaurants. The heated towel rack is wonderful and the bathroom is palatial in size.
This was a nice experience. I was the beneficiary of having been picked up at the train station platform by a driver arranged by Castle Steps. 15 minutes later at the property, where I was promptly checked in. The facilities are somewhat spartan. I didn't have a TV or phone. The bath is shared with 2 other rooms, but is clean and adequate. Although an apt., there was only a common mini-fridge and no cooking facilities.
We have just returned from a short break to Prague and stayed at the Castle Steps Hotel/Appartments. The hotel is not suitable for those who are not very mobile (due to the number of steps - as the name suggests) and because it is situated at the top of the hill that leads to the Castle. I would advise to take flat comfortable shoes as most of Prague consists of cobbled streets. The old town is easily reachable, the tram stops at the top and bottom of the hill (although we preferred to walk off all the mulled wine and dumplings).
Great home base
The Castle Steps was in a great location for us as we wanted to explore the Castle, the Charles Bridge, and Old Town, Prague. Got the bus right outside the airport, changed to the Metro, one stop later caught the tram, and we were in New Town and steps away from the Castle Steps.
Our accommodations were on the fifth floor (72 steps!) of a converted apartment building. Not much of a view from the window but at least we had fresh air. There was a washer and dryer on the floor and a toaster, kettle, fridge, and assorted condiments and dinnerware. While we were there they put in new mattresses. Very congenial young staff. Book early as it is popular with the frugal class traveler.
Good Value, Good Location
The hotel website gives a pretty good picture of the place. Good location, near Prague Castle, walking distance to Charles Bridge and Old City. On a steep hill, but tram stops at top and bottom allow you to walk downhill to/from public transport.
A collection of apartments and rooms in 5 different buildings. Various sizes and shapes. Well kept and clean, with comfortable beds. Not for people who can't handle stairs.
Negatives: Shared bathrooms, which wasn't that much of a problem and vegan breakfast, which left something to be desired.