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Hotel Taurus
Ranked #253 of 649 Hotels in Prague
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Oh dear”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I have just spent three days at this hotel I would like to say it was shabby chic unfortunately it was just shabby. The two male staff were very helpful but all the female staff looked like someone had just told them their dog had died. I would only give this a two star.

Room Tip: Building works, sorry no pool and no restaurant.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

From the first minute when we came across the grumpiest receptionist ever ( no good morning , good day or a smile) it was a sub-standard stay. A room that had window cleaners working through the day, a leaky bathroom and inconsistent housekeeping, the only pluses were the size of the room, the hotel's proximity to the metro and a neat bathroom. The breakfast personified the inconsistent and indifferent attitude that we experienced during our stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Deutsche Bahn booked this hotel for us (two couples) and rated it as 4-stars. When we arrived there, the reception was a little cold but okay. And the rooms allocated were on 5th floor where the lift did not go. So we had to carry our heavy suitcases up one flight of stairs. And the rooms (501 and 502) were like a converted attic. No fan. No Air conditioner. No refrigerator. No tea-bags, although the towels and linen was clean. Breakfast was, however, good. We would not rate this above 2 stars. Location is a little far from the Metro Station, and not walkable to any famous landmark. You have to take a Metro to Old Town, Wenceslaw Square and Prague Castle/Charles Bridge. No guide map of Prague was available at the Hotel. I would not recommend this to any weary traveller unless his arm was twisted.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We stayed here on May 2013. Hotel have a good location - in 10 minutes you can reach the city center by metro or tram.
Staff is very friendly.
Our room was quiet, clean and big (we had a triple room). Towels changed every day. Also I liked breakfasts.
I can reccomend this hotel to travelers who are looking for a quite place near the city center.
And finally WiFi in the room it's great))

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Hi everybody, my name is Yagub,
I was in Praga last week, Praga is the most beautiful city of Europe. We have been in this hotel Taurus, it was really beautiful place in old style and it s closer to city center , with clean rooms, with very kindly reseption stuff , greatest thanks to Lenka ( reception stuff) She was very kindly, and very positive girl, She helped us in every situation, and explained everything correctly, easy. And Thomas (also reception stuff) was very kindly too.

Value you deserve ,
Great regards,

Yagub Najafli - Lala Najafova.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Nice and very kind staff, appreciate theyr support in navigating around.
Breakfast Ok, hot and cold.
I would give for it 3 stars, as building does not seem to be in good condition, maybe 4 stars one day if renovated.
Cost around 50 euros per night, interesting to see 30 something euros in other reviews.

Some TV channels did not show well, maybe due to rains.
Good value for money anyway, as long as they remove one star, would be more adequate expectation upon arrival.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Im not usually one to write reviews however, i feel that the outstanding kindness and assistance the staff at Taurus offered deserved to be applauded. Im not sure what the other rooms look like and i wont take away from other peoples experiences, however, i could not fault the hotel, the room or the staff. My room with a view (i think there is only 1) was very tidy and presentable with a tv and heaters, clean shower and provisions for tea and coffee, the breakfast offered plenty of variety, free wifi, the staff: Jan and a few others (i never got there names) always helped me no matter how large or small my questions/requests were. Prague is currently being pounded with rain and low lying areas flooded, threatening my departure for Berlin, but, Jan put my mind at ease by making enquiries, he offered me an umbrella as mine had broken. The only issue i had was getting my luggage down as the lift was temporaily unavailable. I am sure if i had asked, they would have assisted, but...i managed :). I also thought the gentleman who assisted me with my check-in handled the grumpy man, with patience and diplomacy :)
I know i will return to Prague again, hopefully with sunnier weather, and i will definitely return to hotel Taurus. Thankyou to the staff for your hospitality and my room :) **thumbs up from Australia**

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Taurus
Address: Vinohradska 105, Prague 120 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 2
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #253 of 649 Hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Taurus 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel TAURUS * * * * is situated in the centre of the city right in the METRO underground station, just a few minutes from the Wenceslas Square, the National Museum and the Old Town, in the superb quarter of Royal Vinohrady.There are many shops and restaurants and a modern Flora shopping centre near the hotel or the New Jewish Cemetery, where also the world-famous writer Franz Kafka has been buried.Do not miss the view of Prague from the nearby Zizkov TV Tower, either from the restaurant (66m) or from the observation cabin (93m).The hotel provides accommodation in 57 rooms. Most rooms are equipped with antique furniture from the turn of the 19th century and some rooms are equipped with modern furniture. Each room provides a bathroom with a shower and toilet, an LCD TV set with a satellite receiver, mini bar, wifi connection, direct phone, safe deposit box, hair dryer, toiletries and aids for making tea and coffee (free of charge). ... more   less 
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