Great location, smart hotel, limited facilities A review of President Hotel Prague
Booked this hotel for 4 days for a break with my wife. The hotel is centrally based next to the river and more expensive Inter-Continental Hotel - 2 bridges down (10 mins walk) from Charles Bridge. The junior suite was excellent and room service top class. All the staff were excellent. We did not dine at the hotel, apart from the breakfast, because it was far more expensive than in town. We used the bar for a drink at the beginning of each night but it was hardly used, properly as a result of the prices and lack of atmosphere /piano being loud. The gym was disappointing and the one running machine and one bike did need some attention but the sauna and jacuzzi were excellent. You can book the whole suite free of charge (gym, shower, jacuzzi and sauna). The casino always looked very quiet and I was irritated as to why there was no english papers (US & french only foreign papers).
Overall, first time to prague and if you want a hotel centrally located, without the usual 5* facilities, then this is it. Think of a good english 3/4* and you will be satisfied. Just outside the main hub, so away from the rabble but close enough to walk everywhere, which was helpful as it rained 3 days - we never got one taxi. My recommendation for a czech meal, without paying tourist rates, is the Kolkovna (just five minutes walk from the hotel - V Kolkovne 8 - tel 420 224 819 701). My wife and I had a lovely dinner with several beers for under 1000,- (£25). The hotel will book you a table. Enjoy.