Looking at a possible May visit to Prague as I understand the weather starts warming up that month....I visited once in August, 2000 and stayed at the Palace Praha. I was satisfied with the hotel but was wondering if I could do better while keeping my choices limited to $250 US/nightt or lower (otherwise, I'd stay at the Buddha Bar). ...from the list below, is there a consensus as to which would be the best hotel to stay at in terms of comfort, walking distance to major sites, and a decent hotel gym would be nice:
Sheraton Prague (I know, US chain, but it looks nice).
Are there any others that meet my criteria that would meet my requirements not listed above?
Also, I just watched "Casino Royale" again on TV this weekend and understand the 'hotel/casino' used in that film was actually in Karlovy Vary, not Montenegro...if that is true and Karlovy Vary is worth visiting, how far a drive (time) is it from the center of Prague...also, would it be possible to tie in a visit to Cesky Krumlov on the same 1 day trip?...if not and you had to choose between Karlovy Vary and Cesky Krumlov which would you choose?
Many thanks for your help.