The Charles Hotel

Address: Josefska 1, Prague, 118 00, Czech Republic | 3 star hotel
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Charles Hotel Prague

    Good hotel unless its hot outside


    A good hotel in a great location. The hotel is a very short walk to the Charles Bridge and has a very close tram stop. Problems only seem to arise if the weather turns hot. No Air-conditioning forces one to open the windows to cool off. Because it is so close to everything, the Prague revelers will pass close by and will be quite vocal until the wee hours of the morning. If you are one to stay out until four in the morning then this will not be an issue.

    Ok hotel, but very old


    The hotel did indeed have lots of character, but it is very old and needs attention. The handle of our door fell off twice and the couches in our junior suite were practically threadbare. This being said, the room was overall very nice and the staff was great. they brought tea up to the room several times when we asked. the breakfast was just ok . . . sometimes a bit stale tasting. Also, there is not enough room in the breakfast room and they seat you with strangers . . . not a big deal, but we were honeymooners and really wanted to sit alone!!! Also, when we checked out they charged us a higher rate then i had agreed to over the internet. but, i had no proof of the rate and they just charged us the going rate . . . not a big deal. The location is very good . . . close to the charles bridge, but on the opposite side of where most of the attractions are (and charles bridge is long!!!) There is a really nice pizza place across the street.

    Fantastic location, wonderful rooms


    My husband and i stayed at the Charles for our honeymoon in October 2003 and had a wonderful time. The rooms (we stayed in two after a slight mishap with the bathroom tap!) were both spacious with painted beamed ceilings and the staff could not have been more accommodating suggesting places to eat etc.

    we will certainly return and have recommended the hotel to friends

    Loads of character


    This hotel has more character than any other I've stayed in. The wooden floors and painted beamed ceilings are simply gorgeous. There was no tea and coffee making facility in the room, although there were drinks available downstairs. No bath, but the shower had loads of pressure. If you love a huge fluffy towel, then you'd best take your own. The bed was different, a foam layer over a padded base, but was very comfortable indeed. The staff were really friendly and helpful, and the location was perfect. Close to where you want to be, but nice and quiet.

    Wheres my special rate


    Nice room, Excellent location, Ignore the nasty comments about the beds from the previous review. Ours had plenty of use and we loved it. The breakfast was good. The breakfast man was lovley. We did however get offered a special rate via this web site which was disputed and not honoured by the management. Left a dirty taste in our well fed mouths.

    Character & Location . . .and that's it


    This hotel was in the perfect location - practically on Charles Bridge in the less touristy Malla Strana. Also loads of character - our room had hardwood floors and a high coved ceiling. But other than that I don't agree with the other reviewers. The mattress was literally 2 inches thick and seemed to be infested by some sort of bug. The shower was extremely small with only a curtain, which meant you either flooded the bathroom or had to take a shower with the curtain wrapped around you. Not the worst hotel ever but in my opinion not worthy of a 4 star rating or the high praise of the other reviewers.

    Great Choice in Prague!


    It may not look like much from the outside, but I doubt you could find a better, reasonably priced hotel in Prague. Superb location right at the Charles Bridge, friendly staff, large, clean rooms, good breakfast.

    Recommend without hesitation and would definitely use again.

    Lovely room with beautiful painted beams on the ceiling!


    This hotel is fantastic! The staff are very helpful and friendly, willing to go above and beyond to help with requests. My husband and I were upgraded to a lovely room on the third floor with beautiful painted beams on the ceiling. The rooms are clean and beautiful and the bathrooms are lovely and quaint. The water pressure in the shower was very strong even though we were on a top floor. The breakfast is a traditional continental and plentiful and is served in unusual underground vaulted rooms which are a nightclub at night. The location can't be beat, you are at the base of the hill that takes you to the castle and are a stones throw from the Charles Bridge and excellent shopping.

    Gem within a Gem of a city


    My husband and I recently stayed at the Charles Hotel in Prague with two other couples. They provided accommodations per our request, were very friendly and are located conveniently next to the Charles Bridge.

    The rooms had a old-world feel and were well-appointed. Recommended place to stay by all of us. Really enjoyed staying on the quiet side of the bridge with easy access to other side.

    Linda Hughes, UK

    Perfect Location


    The Charles Hotel is just steps from the famous Charles Bridge. The staff is very accommodating, the breakfast is fantastic - all of the standard selections e.g; various cold cuts, cereals, breads, pastries plus they will make you a hot breakfast of eggs and bacon/sausage upon request at no charge. The rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. I highly recommend this hotel as the perfect home base while visiting Prague.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Charles Hotel Prague

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Prague

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    A travel blog entry by phenri on Jul 30, 2015

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    ... they believed we were nearing Dresden, where they were getting off (we weren't, but eventually did), so when they departed I had enough space to actually move through the corridor. I hopped of the train at one of our post-Dresden stops and ran a few cars up, checked cabins for my friends and eventually just took a now-open seat and resigned myself to fate. So of course, when ticket check #3 came around, I was a sitting duck and all I could do was desperately plead in very slow English ...

    Snow, Rain, Wind, Sun!

    A travel blog entry by briennestephen on Mar 30, 2015

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    ... instead for a little shopping and most importantly finding a warm cafe to enjoy a latte and some delicious savoury and sweet buns and apple custard tart! The other important reason for visiting a bakery is the free toilets available to customers. Most cities in Europe on has to pay, around $0.60 which is collected by a man or woman sitting in a tiny room or just a corner desk taking the money. Hard to believe if is economic, but ...

    The Todd, Michal & the Polish Pool Beatdown

    A travel blog entry by euro_creep on Oct 20, 2014

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    ... some good natured sass now too, generally focused on me being a 'dirty ANZAC' with my 'dirty ANZAC touch' (they meant my tendency to just hit the ball as hard as required rather than trying to accelerate it to speeds usually seen in the search for the HIggs boson).

    Out comes the traditional Polish vodka.

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    Prague, City of a hundred spires (Day 5)

    A travel blog entry by kezzapotz on Sep 25, 2014

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    ... The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months. According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy and a skeleton, mounted on the clock, was supposed nod his head in confirmation. Walked 5kms around the town ...


    A travel blog entry by emseurope on Dec 15, 2013

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    ... food of vegetables, roast meat and salads something we were all missing! The guide tried to teach a few words, it is probably the hardest language to learn a few words in and we all failed miserably! Once we finished the tour the guide took us to our next destination we were all crowded on a tram whig made for an interesting experience especially when we all got off at the wrong stop! Our next tour was in the bunkers built into the hill's during the 40's to provide safety for ...

    Traveler Photos The Charles Hotel Prague

    Jarrad people watching from hotel
    Prague, Czech Republic