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 …
... over the city and there seemed to be a heavy police presence. There was a gay pride parade walking through the old town- there was 1000s. We didn't see the beginning or end of the parade, it just kept going. Everyone with ' rainbow' flags, rainbow balloon arches, and rainbow necklaces. I am hoping for reimbursement for my airfares - is attending a Rainbow parade work Gail? Another interest was coming upon a large poster art display of ...
... you are not a royal and you wear them you will die within the year. One of the Nazis put on a crown and was assassinated less than a year later.
Even thought it was 11:45am the long walk had made us hungry. We stopped at a nice restaurant for lunch. I had spinach soup, a chicken dish and "pancakes" for dessert. The pancakes looked and tasted suspiciously like donuts without holes. It was amazing and filling. It cost about 200 crown which is ...
... to book an overnight train to Budapest, we walked to the train station.... it took us well over an hour to walk the 20 minutes to the train station but fun wandering and seeing different parts of Prague. Booked night train tickets to Budapest, woohoo
From there, we booked into a tour that sounded really interesting of a nuclear bunker, It was awful. We had a boring, montonous guide, we wandered around Prague to its most uninsteresting bits and then went ...
... Xbox with barely a picture to look at. You might question the necessity of an Xbox while abroad, but I ask you naysayers this question. What would you be doing on a Monday night when it is snowing and about 10 degrees outside? There are two basic options: The bar, and staying in. Yes there are always those randoms nights when city events are going on, but for the most part, some nights you just need to stay in and relax while playing some Xbox with your friends. Now ...
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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.