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The Charles Hotel

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4.0
#158 of 647 hotels in Prague
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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N intimate ambiance and excellent service. Occupying a historic medieval building, the charming Charles Hotel has been beautifully restored whilst retaining many of its original features. The Charles Hotel is situated close to The Charles Bridge. Surrounded by good selection of bars and restaurants, this intimate property enjoys a romantic ambiance. Located in the charming historical district of Prague Mala Strana (also called Prague Lesser Town or Little Quarter of Prague) and close to the famous Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, romantic Kampa, Petrin parks and just across the bridge to the rest of Old Town. The Hotel Charles is part of the Royal Road, which starts in Nuremberg (Germany) and leads all the way to Prague Castle through the Powder Tower, Wenceslas Square and across Charles Bridge. All 31 rooms of our hotel are air conditioned. 25 Rooms and 6 suites are reflecting the building's rich heritage and providing our guests with comfortable accommodation, an exceptional service and modern amenities. Baroque-style rooms include satellite television, minibar, in-room safe and hairdryer. Breakfast room and lobby bar are necessary to make you feel special. Friendly, attentive staff and a perfect location make it an excellent choice. The Charles hotel is romantic accommodation in the middle of Prague history!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Arabic and 6 more

Location

Josefska 42/1 Mala Strana, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic
Name/address in local language
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Katkat wrote a review Jul 2022
Prestatyn, Wales22 contributions18 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is very traditional in its interior, which may not be to everyone's taste, however would definitely say it has so many positives.

Its lovely and clean.

The breakfast is well catered for and very delicious, despite some negative comments on trip advisor. Not justified from our perspective.

Staff are so very pleasant especially the gentleman night porter & Katarina, receptionist.

The location is perfect, just on the Charles bridge and a 3 minute walk away.

Please try this hotel is lovely.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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StewClur wrote a review Mar 2020
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom1,902 contribution298 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a few nights at the beginning of March. The hotel is in a fantastic location, just at the end of Charles bridge. It is surrounded by excellent bars and restaurants.
The hotel is a beautiful old building, our room had high ceilings and was nicely decorated. We had tea and coffee making facilities, a safe, a fridge and mini bar.
The hotel was very warm, sometimes too warm, so we had the window open.
Breakfast was very good. There was a small selection of hot food, normally eggs, and a nice selection of pastry’s and cereal.
Breakfast is downstairs under reception. This area is a Chinese restaurant by night.

My only criticism was that the rug in our room needed a hoover and the throw on the bed needed a wash( in my OCD opinion)

Perfect location, definitely worth the money, you can walk everywhere from here.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Happy Walia, General Manager at The Charles Hotel
Responded 29 Apr 2020
Dear guest We would like to thank you for your time to share a review based on your March stay. It is great that you took the advantage of our perfect location right in the centre and walked everywhere. We are delightful to know that you were happy with your room and appreciated its decor and amenities too. We are glad that you also enjoyed the breakfast. Thank you for pointing our some minor insufficient cleaning issue. Even though the rug and bed plaid are cleaned daily or after every check out, we made amendments so they got a deep cleaning. Hopefully there will be another chance to serve you in the future. We would be pleased to welcome you next time. Yours faithfully Jolana Hrotkova Guest Relations Manager The Charles Hotel jolana.hrotkova@hotel-charles.eu
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Alexandra B wrote a review Jan 2023
Victoria, Canada116 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This authentic Czech hotel is extremely convenient for seeing the Castle. The Charles Bridge (gateway to the old town) is about 5 minutes’ walk and Wenceslas Square is a 25-minute walk.

From the time of booking to checkout, we were impressed by the level of customer service. We arrived quite late to Prague airport so appreciated the (hotel-organized) car which met us and charged the standard taxi rate. Having the car organized by the hotel was also a good way to ensure that we took the “correct” car transport as scams can sometimes be a problem in Prague (more so if one is just hailing a taxi on the street). On our way back to the airport, the hotel organized another car for us. It was conveniently all part of our final invoice.

Our room (which overlooked the main street) was very comfortable. It was beautifully furnished and included shower products, a hair dryer, robes and slippers. The minibar was well-stocked, and the coffee machine worked well.

The bedding was lovely – especially the pillows! – although the mattresses were firmer than we like. However, that’s just a personal taste. The draperies and furnishings were superb, and we enjoyed the views out on to the street, watching the street life while we had our coffees.

The breakfasts were excellent – delicious and comprehensive. Extra points for providing gluten free options (not always so easy to find in Czechia) in the bakery section!

As mentioned above, the hotel is ideally situated for walking, or the tram stop is just around the corner. The tram service is excellent – very punctual and clean. It’s also easy to use. Foreigners can use credit cards to purchase tickets once on the tram.

A word about street noise: I see previous comments/complaints about the bar next door – the Blue Light. Yes, patrons can be very noisy but, let’s face it, it’s a big city and it can be noisy. If you want the convenience of staying a few steps from the Charles Bridge, you best be prepared for characteristics of another city that never sleeps (much). Given that it can get noisy if you face the street like we did, a tip is to ask for a room on one of the higher floors. We stayed on Level 3 so it wasn’t too bad.

In all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We will definitely return to The Charles Hotel. A big thank you, in particular, to Svetlana and Yohannes who made our visit a most enjoyable one!
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are sensitive to street noise, ask for a room on one of the higher floors.
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Frances M wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom22 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My first visit to Prague. When we arrived we were a little sceptical the hotel would live up to the photos, but from the moment we entered we were blown away - so grand! Every room I glimpsed was gorgeous (am nosy). My room was warm and very clean, the older furniture reflected the style of the city and was very grand. Tea and coffee in room and a lovely big comfy bed. The bathroom was modern, fab shower and cleaned every day with fresh towels.The reception staff were great, always a manned desk and always friendly and helpful (my friends asked to change room because of some night-time noise (I didn't hear it) and they were given a new one immediately - the staff moved their things for them. The breakfast was good, loads of choice and all freshly prepared. Thank you Charles Hotel staff, especially Samir on reception who sorted my lighting out.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: My friends in 109 had some issues with noise from street. If you experience this tell reception...
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Response from Happy Walia, General Manager at The Charles Hotel
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear guest Thank you for your time to share a review regarding your recent stay. It is an outstanding one and we are grateful that we had the chance to serve you. It is marvellous that you have had such a lovely stay and we are proud to know that you appreciated our effort. We are thrilled by the way you praise our friendly staff, the rooms and the facilities. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast and room service too. You are always very welcome home far away from home at The Charles Hotel. Yours faithfully Jolana Hrotkova Guest Relations Manager The Charles Hotel jolana.hrotkova@hotel-charles.eu
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merseyblue-1 wrote a review May 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom934 contributions452 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 3 nights in April 2022. It was part of an easyJet package and was good value. The hotel is a bit quirky, very clean and very close to The Charles Bridge on the Lesser Prague side.

The front of the hotel is easy to miss as it's a simple wooden door, in keeping with the charm of the area and pleasant, clean streets. The staff were all helpful and friendly. English is widely spoken here. It is interesting that the hotel does not have any communal areas other than a few seats, just past reception and the basement breakfast area. There are stairs and a lift to all floors.

The room (202) was warm and comfortable. there was a small offering of tea, coffee and so on, with cups and a kettle. Take your own if you want decaffinated or extra. There was a selection of 'mini bar' drinks and snacks, most of which were in the fridge and a price list is provided. There is a safe provided too.

The en-suite was very small but manageable. The soap/shower gels are wall mounted, budget bottles and you may wish to take your own. The towels are of good quality.

Breakfast was poor in my opinion and could only be classed as basic 'continental' but better than nothing.

The hotel is very good and the selling point is the location. I wouldn't hesitate to use this hotel again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lawrence Y wrote a review May 2022
Radcliffe, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my third visit to the Charles Hotel and, as before was excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful (especially the breakfast room staff).

The hotel is perfectly placed for the old town in one direction and for the castle in the other. There are lots of eating places within a moments' walk.

The breakfasts are good if a little limited if you're a meat eater, but you can help yourself.

This time I was in room facing onto the street and over the next door bar (Room 107) and this made for some noise at closing time but not excessive. If noise bothers you, ask for a room on the inside.

This time there was a shower unit, on previous visits it has been a shower attached to the bath. They are suitably hot. Towels, liquid soap and shampoo are provided.

There is a member of staff on duty all night so you can go out on the town returning as late as you like.

I have enjoyed every stay I have had here and, no doubt, will be returning there on my next visit to Prague.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Drew & Sue wrote a review Feb 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved everything about this hotel, it has a warm and charming feel from the decor and friendly staff. It felt like an intimate experience yet we got to interact with other guests at breakfast in the quaint cellar area. The breakfast had plenty of choice and was always fresh. Our room was large, clean and overlooked the Main Street in Mala Strana, it was nice to watch the world go bye while we rested after a lot of walking. The Charles hotel has the perfect location with the Old Town just a 10 minute walk away over the bridge and the castle just 15 minutes walk the other way. Every member of staff were friendly and helpful especially Kristina who spoke excellent English and went out of her way to make our stay even more memorable. We would love to visit Prague again and will definitely be staying here when we do.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa W wrote a review Dec 2023
19 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely gothic decor
Room on first floor above bar too noisy through to early hours so when mentioned next day they upgraded free to deluxe room ! Very accomodating and friendly staff on reception ...everythi g spotless clean and comfy beds and pillows
Hair dryer not good and bath a little too high to get in and out of shower nearly fell a few times also food good but could do better catering for english breakfasts with bacon ( we did get it once ) eggsand cooked tomatoes perhaps sausages little spicy hotdog ones not nice at all
All in all though great hotel location for everything and fantastic bar next door ! When your not sleeping above it lol
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: In crowded streets walk on the right hand side always thats what the etiquette there is ..
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Rosarugosa79 wrote a review Oct 2023
Nantucket, Massachusetts17 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we arrived til the driver took us to the train station, our visit to the Charles Hotel was just wonderful. Kristina greeted us with "we have a lovely upgraded room for you" and she was so very helpful with everything. We had one rainy day and she loaned us an umbrella, she gave us excellent restaurant recommendations, and the accommodations were incredibly comfortable. The king size bed with two individual duvets made sleeping a dream, and the hotel was very quiet. The location, steps from the Charles Bridge, made it easy to get everywhere we needed to go.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Loriena T wrote a review Jan 2023
Durham, United Kingdom12 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved this hotel was super clean and comfy and extremely convenient for exploring what Prague had to offer. Room was huge and had everything in it you needed, always lots of hot water to soak in a nice bath, a great coffee machine but if like me and you drink a lot of tea or coffee take some of your own with you as you don't get many and the ones we used were not replenished so would run out quickly. Breakfast was in a lovely basement area and there was plenty choice, only downside was the hot offering could have been a bit hotter but it was acceptable. The hotel does not have a bar or entertainment area but there are plenty places nearby to go for a meal and a drink on an evening. Our room was on the first floor room 106 no nice view from the window but was extremely quiet and peaceful had a brilliant nights sleep. All staff we had contact with were very helpful and friendly would def recommend this hotel and if going back to Prague would be my first choice.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just take your own tea, coffee, milk, sugar etc if you like lots to drink as not much provided
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Answer from Henic R
Jerusalem, Israel89 contributions63 helpful votes
If you ask regarding current COVID-19 situation, I think you need ask the hotel
Answer from Henic R
Jerusalem, Israel89 contributions63 helpful votes
It possible to take taxi from airport, but I'm suggesting to book the private transfer from either "Talixo" or "GetTransfer" company. The price from Talixo is about 19 Euro. GetTransfer may be chipper. Talixo or GetTransfer you should book in advise
Answer from James S
Falkirk50 contributions66 helpful votes
pass on that but the hotel staff will help you no problem.
castleview63 asked a question Oct 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Are there tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms?
Answer from headwig53
Frimley Green, United Kingdom212 contributions116 helpful votes
Hi Yes there is ,it’s in a cupboard
Judith L wrote a tip Dec 2023
4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can ask for milk for tea and coffee as there is a fridge in the room."
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Lisa W wrote a tip Dec 2023
19 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In crowded streets walk on the right hand side always thats what the etiquette there is .."
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Oystein F wrote a tip Dec 2023
Oslo, Norway54 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is very easy the reach the hotel by public transport. And public transport in Prague is free if you are 65 or older."
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macala wrote a tip Dec 2023
Ipswich, United Kingdom180 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is B&B, in a perfect location, with traditional oldie worldie decoration with a modern room/traditional feel. "
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alastair s wrote a tip Oct 2023
Menditte, France12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask the hotel about getting a driver from the airport"
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PRICE RANGE
£100 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
charles hotel prague
LOCATION
Czech RepublicBohemiaPragueMalá Strana (Little Quarter) / Praha 1 (City Center)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Charles Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Charles Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Charles Bridge (0.3 miles), Prague Castle (0.3 miles), and Elixir Mystery (Real Escape Adventure) (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Charles Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Charles Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Charles Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Charles Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Charles Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Three Fiddles, Terasa U Zlate studne, and St.Martin.
Does The Charles Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Charles Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Charles Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Charles Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Charles Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Russian, Hindi, Arabic, Czech, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Charles Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock (0.7 miles), Vysehrad National Cultural Monument (1.7 miles), and Lobkowicz Palace (0.3 miles).
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