OK - ish A review of Hotel Ambassador-Zlata Husa
Just back from 3 nights staying at the Ambassador Zlata-Husa in Prague. This was a last minute trip and the Ambassador was booked on the strangth of the rave reviews given on Trip Advisor. Whilst I have stayed at much worse hotels, and there was nothing really major to fault the hotel, in my opinion it did not really live up to the reviews. Our room was large and bright if somewhat dated in decor, the bathroom had a tub only and no separate shower. We had already asked for a double room rather than the twin room offered so didn't want to go back to the desk again and try for another room. That being said the reception staff were friendly and helpful. Th breakfast included was fine, good choice of food and really pleasant dining room staff. Th location of the hotel was ideal, literally yards from a metro stop in Wenceslas Sq. It is easy to walk around and access all the major sights uing this hotel as abase. Wenceslas Sq itself is like the Prague eqivalent of Piccadilly Circus/Times Sq - in the centre of the buzz, touristy and a bit tacky and therefore attracts various hustlers etc. Not a problem really, just deal with them firmly and they back off, never felt uneasy or intimidated at all. This is not a reason to avoid the Ambassador or its location. Overall it was an ok hotel, somewhat jaded decor-wise, could do with a spruce up - feels like the once posh but slightly fading eastern bloc hotel it is.