Pluses and Minuses Add Up to Mediocrity A review of Hotel Terminus Prague
My first time in Prague and I stayed at the Tulip Inn Terminus for 3 nights from Sep 19 thru Sep 22, 2004. Perhaps my expectations were high due to the glowing reviews I had read here, but this hotel is mediocre at best.
First the location. It's at most a 15 minute walk to the center to Stare Mesto and from there you can East to the Charles Bridge, North to the Jewish section and south to Wenceslaus Square and Nove Mesto. However, the hotel is situated right by a freeway onramp and right underneath the freeway and the noise was quite annoying.
The rooms itself had appointments that were OK, however, there were a few things missing that were on the negative side. There was only a desk and a chair plus the bed and that was it. They did not even provide facial tissue (Kleenex) in the bathroom. Though the bathroom had a bathtub, the glass enclosure only went half way across the tub and so when taking a shower, it was hard not to get part of the floor soaked. There was soap provided but no shampoo. There was supposedly a high-speed internet access but I could never get it to work with my laptop. The reception blamed it on my laptop, though I have used it in many places worldwide with no problem. The same laptop worked alter on in the week in Berlin.
The breakfast provided with the room was good. It has some hot items like scrambled and hard-boiled eggs, bacon, sausages, but the bacon was half-cooked, though I'm not sure if this is the way they cook bacon locally. The OJ must have been from a mix.
In short, for every plus there was an opposite and almost equal minus and though I probably would stay at this hotel again, it's just not what it's cracked up to be and I would probably want to try another hotel if and when I go back to Prague.