Brief summary: this sleek, modern hotel was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and professional, and provided excellent advice. Excellent breakfast buffet also had cook-to-order options. Very good location with nearby restaurants and tourist sites.
We stayed 4 nights in Room 141, in the Red Building. The king bed was very comfortable, and the space felt roomy. Furnishings are sleek and modern, and there is still plenty of room to store everything (not always the case in some sleek, modern hotels.) There are all the things you expect of a first-rate business class hotel: excellent free wifi, coffee/tea maker, robes/slippers, in-room safe, good work desk, two sitting chairs and table. There were also touches that showed thoughtfulness: appliance adapters already in the room; mini bar with room for your own stuff; very good bedside reading lights (the latter seem to be getting rare in some hotel renovations.) AC works well. Iron/board on request.
Spacious bathroom with a tub/shower. Nice Aveda toiletries.
Excellent breakfast buffet with the option of cooked-to-order eggs and specialty items. The range was everything that shows they are trying to please with high quality: meats, cheeses, salmon, wide array of fruits, juice, pastries/breads, etc. and etc. Try the Bohemian pancakes, which are like crepes, and always on the to-order menu.
The comfortable sitting areas in the lounge also host coffee and cake most nights, wine, etc on others. The honor bar is well-stocked. Nice books to browse in the library.
Free internet access with printers in the guest area. Great for printing boarding passes.
The staff throughout is first-rate: friendly and professional, and speak a variety of languages well. Their advice and recommendations for restaurants, travel logistics, sightseeing, etc. was also valuable.
The location is excellent: close enough to walk to many of the sites and transit options, but in a quiet area that keeps you out of the fray. There are many very good options for restaurants in the neighborhood -- trust their advice to find good food and value.
My only suggestion for improvement is very minor: a few more copies of English-language newspapers at breakfast would be appreciated (there was one copy of the IHT and Financial Times, which are much appreciated, but given the number of English-speakers that were there when we were, it would be nice...I'd buy my own, but where to find in Prague?)
A caution: if you have some mobility issues, specify the Black house. The Red House requires some stairs that I did not see anyway around, but still a well-functioning elevator once you got to it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maximilian Hotel is a modern yet cozy 4-star design boutique hotel with a personal touch. It is centrally located in the heart of Prague within walking distance of all major sights. Located on a quiet square, it is only 300 meters to the Jewish Quarter and 500 meters to Old Town Square and the Astronomic Clock. WiFi, tea and coffee are provided free of charge. The sumptuous breakfast buffet and a la carte breakfast offer is always included. The 71 well-appointed rooms all feature air-conditioning and face either the quiet Hastal Square or the inner courtyards, making Maximilian Hotel a great choice for guests who prefer a quiet and intimate hotel in a very central location. All guests have 24 hour access to a drawing room with a working fireplace, an honesty bar and a cozy library. Coffee, tea and homemade cakes and cookies are always available free of charge. The hotel also has an Asian inspired spa, Planet Zen. Maximilian Hotel's neighbourhood is full of restaurants, bars and individual design shops. Parizska Street with its many boutiques and beautiful buildings is just a few steps away. At Maximilian Hotel, reception and concierge service are available 24 hours a day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Prague Maximilian Hotel
- Maximilian Prague