I stayed at the Maximilian 3 years ago when in Prague on business and loved it. So when my husband and I had to return for an 8-day business trip in August, I booked us in again. Very happy that I did! The hotel was even better this time around, impeccably clean, charming, thoughtfully-designed rooms and amenities, comfortable beds, flatscreen tv, excellent & ample breakfast and fast wifi - all at a very reasonable price in a beautiful location. If you visit Prague in summer, you want air-conditioning, and Maximilian offers it. Wifi was reliable, fast and free. They also have two computers in a common area for guests to use, with a printer - great for printing out boarding passes before departure. There's a small spa in the basement offering a variety of massages (we didn't use it, so can't comment). The hotel has beautiful goldfish in lovely aquariums that can be put in your room upon request - a lovely, quirky touch to have your own little pet for the duration of your stay (which is fed & cared for daily by the maid who services your room). The hotel staff are charming, responsive, friendly and efficient, only too happy to make recommendations, provide directions, help you in any way. This is not something one can take for granted in Prague! Whoever trains the staff of international young adults for this hotel is to be highly commended, they are to a person wonderful. The breakfast included with room rate is lavish, fresh, delicious. Eggs (made to order if you prefer), ham, bacon, fresh fruits, meusli, assortment of breads and pastries, cheeses, yogurts, cereal all on a big buffet. And they serve breakfast until 11:00 - so those with jet lag can sleep in and still have breakfast... which was usually enough to last us through lunchtime, too. The honor bar is open all day and into the evening with help-yourself-and-write-it-in-the-book drinks and snacks. There are free cookies, apples and flavor-infused waters available in the lobby all day.
Since we would be staying there for over a week, we paid just a little bit extra and upgraded to a Superior Deluxe Double which gave us tons of room (sofa plus large chair) and two tall windows flooding the room with light. The shower had good water pressure, and I was pleased at the quality of the hair-dryer and the length of the cord (having just spent a week in Paris where the cord of the hairdryer attached to the wall wasn't long enough to be able to look in the mirror while blow-drying).
The Maximilian is located in a quiet square across from a lovely church in the Old Town on the edge of the atmospheric old Jewish quarter, close to all the tourist highlights in Prague, 5 minutes' walk from Old Town Square & its famous astrological clock, 10 minutes walk to the Charles Bridge.
If I had to find some small imperfection, it would be that the elevator can take a bit of time coming, especially at popular check-out times - so just give yourself a minute or two extra. At least this elevator is big enough for several people, and luggage too!
Having stayed at several of the international chain hotels in Prague over the past decade of annual business trips there, I am happy to have found my true "Prague home" and can't imagine staying anywhere else. Luxury, friendly service, comfort, convenience, pet goldfish, fast wifi and great breakfast at a reasonable price - why would anyone go elsewhere?
- 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