Excellent Hotel A review of President Hotel Prague
If you have booked this hotel, you can relax right now as you have made an excellent choice.
It is located next to the Vlatava river near the Jewish quarter of Prague. It is in the next road to the main shopping street Pradiska where you will find Lacoste, Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton etc.
The hotel has its own limo pick up service where they will meet you at the airport in a stylish black Mercedes Benz A class car (room for 4 passengers and 2 suitases) - the cost is £43 for a RETURN trip - fantastic value - book directly with the hotel (1550 czech kronas). Doors are opened for you and cases taken to your room by the bellboys. We stayed in a superior room at the rear of the hotel which had superb views of the beautiful Prague castle - stunning at night. Rooms are very spacious with king size bed, mini bar, tv with Sky channels, air conditioned, lovely marble bathroom. All spotlessly clean. Breakfast was plentiful and included in our price. Sausage, bacon, scrambled egg, fried eggs to order, cold meats, cheeses, cereals, crossiants, jam, crusty bread, toast, yoghurts, danish pastries - you name it, they had it.
The hotel has 2 computers in the reception area and you can have 20 minutes free use at a time to check your emails while you are away. The hotel has a nice bar but drinks are quite pricey - much cheaper to drink out of the hotel. Hotel has a very small casino in the reception area. It never got too packed. If you require a bigger casino there is a Happy Days casino in the main shopping street Paridiska.
The hotel has a beauty salon and also a small gym in the basement.
There is a 24 hour reception desk where the staff were always very helpful. There is also a good concierge service staffed by Milo and Brigitte - where you can buy tram tickets, tour tickets and also get recommendations for local restaurants.
The hotel restaurant is lovely. On our arrival we found a Buy One Get One Free voucher in the room which we used on our first night. They knocked a full 50% off the bill. Look out for this on the mini bar as you enter the room. If not there, may be worth asking the concierge can you have one to try out the hotel restaurant.
Mini bar a bit pricey as with many hotels of this standard so it may be worth buying drinks in local shops and storing them in the mini bar to save money.
Bottles of water are about 50p in local shops.
Maid service is excellent and daily. They also leave little chocolates on your pillow.
The hotel is well situated for all the sights.
Come out of the hotel and turn left. Stay on the main road following the river line and you will come to the Charles Bridge in a few minutes.
For Parisdska shopping street, come out of hotel and turn left and 1st left again. You will pass all the shops and at the end of the road you will hit Old Town Square - keep going again and you will arrive at Wenceslas Square.
The sights I would recommend are the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square - watch what happens ON THE HOUR. Prague Castle is stunning. Various tours to do within the Castle Grounds - you can pick and choose which ones to do. Make sure you do Golden Lane and go in each of the little houses. Little surprises and cute shops to be found in each one. The crossbow shooting in the first house is great fun for £1.50.
Walking across the Charles Bridge is good. You can buy oil paintings or have your characture drawing done by pavement artists.
Wencelas Square is a huge shopping street and is actually more a rectangle shape than a square. You will find Debenhams and C&A along here aswell as numerous bars, restarants and souvenir shops.
There is also a TESCOS not far from here if you need to stock up on anything.
We also did a river cruise which was for 45 minutes for £7.50. Good commentary by the staff and a free beer and chocolate bar whilst you sail.
We had a great time in Prague and would certainly go back again and stay at this same hotel.
If anybody has any questions, please email me on the above address.