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 …
... vegetarian options, and I wanted a restroom. Still, it was clearly a touristy restaurant. I ended up getting "traditional" dumplings and a cheese "shnitzel." The dumplings were basically just like a really chewy slice of white bread with the crust cut off- pretty plain and boring. The fried, breaded cheese was much better, but mostly because it came with tartar sauce, which lent some tang.
Also, the bathroom here had a sign that it ...
I'd booked a tour of Prague before we left home. It sounded interesting "Nazi and Communist Prague". We took the tram into town this time, which was a bit longer but you got to see more of the city. On first observation I would say that Prague is much less multicultural than the other European capitals we have passed through. You don't see any of the Muslim, African, Asian communities that are common elsewhere. Our guide later confirmed what ...
... excited by, they make drinks with either a tea or milk base in a whole range of different flavours but also into the drink go these bubbles about the size of small grapes so as you drink through a straw you have the flavor of the drink plus the little bubbles of flavor bursting as you bite them, quite a hit.
We did check out the Old town square, magnificent, watched Czech buskers, (there is local style of bagpipes which create a very unique sound, ...
... our friend it not only tells time but tells of some celestial positions as well) and then went to another square that has tons of food stands and had dinner! We had bratwurst, Prague sausage, sour kraut and potatoes and chicken kabobs! Delicious hot food! For desert we chowed down on chocolate and banana crepes and this bannock/churro thing which was basically dough rolled on a stick and cooked over coals, then brushed with caramel and rolled in sugar ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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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.