Very pleasantly surprised A review of La Boutique
We've just returned from a 3-night stay at La Boutique and were as pleasantly surprised with the hotel as we were with Prague as a whole. I say surprised because from some of the comments in the earlier reviews (esp Jan 06) we were starting to dread the prospect! However, what I would say is this:
- our room (no 42 - facing onto the main street) was excellent in both standard of fit-out and cleanliness
- the breakfasts were superb - we packed in sufficient nourishing, appetising, varied fare to keep us going the whole day!
- the location, far from being reminiscent of a downtown crime scene, is excellent (1) for access to all ares of the city due to its proximity to the Andel metro station, and (2) for its closeness to some great value and quality bars and restaurants. You should try an unprepossessing bar/restaurant called "The Thirsty Deer" (don't ask me the name in Czech!), which serves mouthwatering main courses at £2 (yes £2!) a throw!!
- the reception staff were unerringly friendly, accommmodating and couldn't do enough to help with any query we had (a mere 'prosim' ('please') before or after your request makes a world of difference.
So all in all, in spite of admittedly being roused by the odd clatter of bottles (close the double glazed windows and whack the air con on!) this was a thorouhly enjoyable stay and I'll be recommending La Boutique to my mates.
Oh, one last closing remark: yes, the fridge was a small unit discreetly tucked away in a corner, filled with beer, wine, spirits, chocolate, etc; then again, I thought that's what a minibar was. I'm clearly not sufficiently well-travelled. Oh, yeah, and it is real Dove/Lux in the dispensers.