To make this easier, I have split my review into sections.
Hotel, facilities and restaurant and location:
Initially I stayed at this hotel alone for 1 night and was joined by my boyfriend for the following 2 nights. I was a little apprehensive about being there alone before I arrived, however the staff put me at ease straight away. rooms are compact but stunning with everything you could possibly need (except a kettle) lol. The staff are lovely and seem to be from all around the world with many experiences! The breakfasts are great with a good selection, cereals, toasts rolls, eggs, meats and cheeses, salads and fruit etc.... something for everyone and great for a day exploring! On the two occasions I ate in the bellushi's restaurant I found the food to be very tasty and offering good portion sizes and therefore excellent value for money. This hotel was ideally placed as you can walk to pretty much all the main tourist hotspots. They provide a clear and easy to understand tourist map on arrival to the hotel - (this offers many discounts all around the city), I used this when I walked for around 6 hours on one of the days, just exploring the city on my own. The hotel is just around the corner from the 'Dancing Building bridge' with tram links very near by, although I didn't feel these were needed. Wenceslas square was just a quick walk away.
Transport to and from the airport:
If you stay at this hotel I highly recommend the bohemian shuttle service that they offer from the airport to the hotel. This offers good value and guaranteed safe transport.
Surrounding area and must see attractions:
There is something to do all day every day in and around prague, we only managed to explore a small part of this beautiful city. I was told by my taxi driver that there is a face/head or statue on or in every old building in prague - this is tradition. Knowing this really made me look at the buildings even more carefully. There are so many to see!
Old town: If you visit the old town, you will see many old churches and buildings along with the famous clock - this is stunning but very busy when it starts its show. The show starts on the hour every hour and so you should get there early if you want a good view. - There are many places to eat with a full view here too. Just around the corner from the clock there is a stunning monument in the centre of the square. Walking past the statue on the right you will find many horse and carriage's waiting to be hired for tours around the city, along with classic cars and free walking tours. Moving further on you will find what I liked to call the 'MAYFAIR OF PRAGUE' - here you will find many exclusive shops; Cartier; Rolex; Dior and Mont Blanc to name but a few.
The Charles Bridge: This in itself is an amazing sight. Along both sides you will see many sculptures depicting various historical events, all of which are stunning. There is one about half way along on the right with some very shiny bronze patches.... it is said to be good luck to rub this! There are many stalls selling various arts and craft along the bridge including charachatures and more detailed portraits if this interests you. If you do visit the Charles Bridge, be sure to stop and enjoy the old boys of 'The Bridge Band' they are fantastic (look them up on you tube). Just across the other side of the bridge there are many other places to visit, with many many restaurants.
The John Lennon Wall: This is a fantastic site, a wall that is constantly changing. This wall is covered in graffiti. inspired by John Lennon, (Images, and Beatles song lyrics). This was all started by young Czechs in the 1980's and still today depicts the ideals of the young Czechs of today!
Restaurants: If you are there with a partner, there are many nice restaurants that are open all hours if you would like to enjoy a romantic meal as we did. There is a great value restaurant, just opposite the theatre.(This is the building with the gold roof). But I can highly recommend the italian restaurant where we celebrated our 2 year anniversary, if you want to experience high class cuisine!
We went to the: Gabriele Ristorante Address: Husova 5, Old Town, Prague 1. (http://www.gabriele.cz/en/)
I have been to many fine dining restaurants, but have never had a chef of such quality, come to greet me at the table to welcome me to his restaurant. - He did this with every person that was there that evening. The food here was really outstanding - they were also very helpful to myself, who has a dairy intolerance. The waiters were very enthusiastic and very helpful. Gabrielle himself even came to have photos with us before we left!!!
There are so many amazing places that we visited, far too many to mention them all. Above I have highlighted just a small selection!
If you were unsure about staying at this hotel, all I can say is don't be. Book it and enjoy an amazing experience! Happy holidaying in Prague!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mosaic House: One house, 1000 memories. We are a place where you can live, relax, mingle, feel, dance, eat, sleep and laugh. We are a community of locals, travellers and free spirits; creative and unique individuals; food lovers and life enthusiasts. We are made of you as we were made for you. We designed private rooms to rest and unwind. We built shared rooms to socialise and experience. We believe that happiness, kindness and empathy combined with eco initiatives and sustainability can take you a long way. Short or long, take a journey with us. Create memories and long-lasting friendships. Become part of our Mosaic & be part of our House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mosaic House Hotel Prague