Ventana Hotel Prague
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Well here I am at 2.45 am entering my first blog! That will teach me to go to sleep at 5 pm their time! Sorry Pen and Dave I made you stay up in 2003! Our hotel is very central so we had a nice walk to the town square after we arrived yesterday, even though it was pouring rain. All cobblestones and old buildings and many tourists.
Garry did …
... head into town to do a free walking tour before it got too hot. We got into the clock tower around 11am and grabbed a feed and wondered why everyone was stopped staring at a big **** clock..we found out about 5mins later. Our guide for the tour was an Aussie lad by the name of Callum, he was a right laugh and a good lad from Melbourne who had shacked up in Prague for a few years, pretty easy to see why with all the quality women and cheap beer getting about. Smart move ...
... and we ordered dumpling mash and more meat stuffed dumplings. Once again the food was great and relatively cheap (550ck~17ck to $1) WE headed to the mall to buy Adam a sim card for his phone. We stopped at o2 and the man was very rude, so we decided to check out vodaphone where it turned out that the service was much better. For 200kc, Adam had himself a sim card to place in what Sprint calls an unlocked phone, but is actually still locked and we were unable to get the card to work. ...
... a bit of a clean.
Couchsurfing: Nope. Stayed in one of the most beautiful hostels I've ever been to (www.artharmony.cz). Great location for box and for Prague itself.
About Prague: This ...
... bumpy...but landing wasn't the smoothest that I've ever had! We were hoping to take public transit into the city and then find our hotel...but it was a bit intimidating as we arrived at night and were not really sure where we were going. Decided to take a cab instead...much more expensive (32 euros) but worth the money just for peace ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Ventana Hotel Prague
Hotel Ventana - great hotel
Just returned from a short stay (3 nights) The hotel was in a good location, nice and warm (-10c during day outside). Just off the Old Town Square. Pretty much central to everything. The staff were superb, nothing was too much trouble, and they laid on a complimentary bottle of champers for breakfast (it was the girlfriends birthday). Brill!
We booked through Tavelcook(-) and they arranged transfers etc. Again faultless service and would recommend them to anyone. Same with the Ventana.
BTW - there was also a great Jazz/blues bar just opposite. Really handy distance for when leaving the bar at midnight (-).
Dont book a limo transfer ! (but great hotel and location)
Apparently a Skoda superb is a limo (although the write up says "the hotels fleet of mercedes"). The hotel booked us a regular taxi transfer for the return which was less than half the price and was also a Skoda Superb (in better condition too).
Prague great. Hotel lovely and great location. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a sky loft suite... fantastic.
The Ventana was a lovely hotel, with good service, lovely decor and a really great location.
After checking in I was brought a bottle of champagne as it was my birthday, a very nice touch.
The location is superb, staff are very polite and efficient, breakfast is great, rooms are lovely and quite spacious. We got a very good deal on Travelocity.
The only way they could improve it is by having tea/coffee making facilities in the room, but then the hotel bar is reasonably priced.
Would definately stay here again!
Agree, can find no fault
Stayed for 3 nights got a good deal with Opodo, £270 B&B. Staff very friendly, excellent breakfast and comfortable rooms with lovely large bathtubs. Need a soak in the bath after all the walking. Excellent location right by the Tyn Church off the Old Town Square.
Just can't fault this hotel
The location of this hotel is fantastic, it is just off Old Town Square with all the major attractions within walking distance. The hotel itself is clean, comfortable and modern. All adding up to a thoroughly enjoyable stay in Prague.
Check out the Jazz and Blues club opposite!
The best hotel in Prague we have stayed in!
We stayed for three nights at the beginning of January and got a very good deal through late rooms. The location is fabulous, just off the Old Town Square, with views of the astrological clock and the wonderful towers of the Tyn church. Room was fantastic, all you could ask for, with a very comfortable bed, fridge, sitting area, desk and a beautiful chandelier-something the Czechs are very good at. The room was beautifully decorated in cream and gold with floor to ceiling silk curtains.
Breafast was taken in the library until 11a.m., very civilised! The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly and the hotel even provides a limo to collect you from the airport. We shall certainly be back.
As a new hotel (opened August 2004) I had my reservations, but on arrival to Prague they were soon forgotten. Our hotel driver was there to greet us as promised and on arrival to the Ventana we were met at the door to be led into a grand marble entrance. Having been upgraded to one of their two suites we had what can only be described as an amazing room. Large living area with table and chairs, two sofas, large flat screened TV, a balcony, endless storage space, well stocked and reasonably priced mini-bar and then a separate room with four poster bed, another sofa, more storage space, lovely soft bathrobes, slippers and another TV! The bathroom was also gorgeous with a heated floor, deep bath and power shower. Fantastic! But that's not the best thing about this hotel, the location is amazing, right in Old Town Square our balcony looked out onto the Tyne Cathedral and the buzzing square with the astronomical clock. The only downside was the restaurant is still being built next door, but the bar and library were great for breakfast with great views and a fantastic atmosphere. Fantastic location, fantastic hotel. Highly recommended.