OK. Short Stay. A review of EA Hotel Rokoko
I have stayed in many 4 star hotels and this is certainly not one of them. A 3 star rating would be nearer as it reminded me of express type accomodation. Minimal reception area, only one lift, for six floors, and no bar area or lounge within the hotel, as the cafe bar is in the shopping arcade next door. Rooms are of a good size and comfortable, but with temperatures in the high 20`s we really needed air conditioning, the rooms are stifling. No shower curtain and we had to ask for a fan after the first night as our room did not have one. As we had travelled in a group we were able to compare rooms. Sixth floor rooms are air conditioned, most rooms have fans and some have shower screens. All of our rooms had a trouser press, mini bar, and free safe, which was not bolted down. Television had only cnn news channel in English but does have pay per view movies and internet access. No tea making facilities in rooms. Shower gel and soap are provided. Breakfast was reasonable with a decent selection if somewhat limited if you came down near the end. With one lift you may have to wait a while as the breakfast is served in the basement and we could not find a connecting stairway to or from here.
Our party overall were happy with the hotel as we only stayed 2 nights and organised our sightseeing with the hotel reception desk who we found to be very friendly and helpful.
Nightime outside the hotel and Wenceslas Square in general is fine if you are after cheap sex, you don`t mind beggars and people touting for bars and nightclubs. More than one of our group were slapped when politely refusing the services of the younger ladies and they will openly touch you in a sexual manner. The police openly ignore these activities, maybe it`s legal. If you must use the money exchanges be very careful, we witnessed an incident where three tourists were (legally) short changed and the police would, or could not take any action. The heavies appeared from the back shop to keep things in order and the tourists lost out as usual.
The Old town area is much more pleasant if somewhat crowded at times, but we intend to return to Prague as there is so much more we wish to see.
The majority of people we met were very friendly and helpful, don`t be put of by Wenceslas Square, just avoid it at night.