Loved the castle steps A review of Small Luxury Palace Hotel Prague
We have just returned from a short break to Prague and stayed at the Castle Steps Hotel/Appartments. The hotel is not suitable for those who are not very mobile (due to the number of steps - as the name suggests) and because it is situated at the top of the hill that leads to the Castle. I would advise to take flat comfortable shoes as most of Prague consists of cobbled streets. The old town is easily reachable, the tram stops at the top and bottom of the hill (although we preferred to walk off all the mulled wine and dumplings).
We stayed in the Spruce and Willow rooms which were clean and neatly decorated. Spruce was very spacious with plenty of privacy between the three sleeping areas. Both rooms had a well equipped kitchen area, a basic but adequate breakfast was available in the morning.
The friendly and approachable hotel staff were easily accessible by phone and the office was situated a little further down the hill. I left my perfume behind and it was sent back to me within a couple of days following just one email.
Prague is a beautiful place to visit with plenty to see and do. I definately advise seeing a church concert which can be booked easily on the door, on the concert day (although be mindful that during the winter the churches are very cold!). The locals were all friendly and spoke very good English.
We found a lovely little restaurant on the hill close to the hotel called Rodinny. This served traditional food and had a lovely atmosphere. All meals on the whole are cheap in comparrison to home, the traditional foods are stew based meals and dumplings. Prices do increase closer to the old town square, where you pay for the view of the famous clock and church of St Nicholas.