Our 4th trip to Prague [we usually get away for a few days every couple of years here] and our second to the Maximillian, and cannot fault the hotel at all.
We used to treat ourselves to high end 5* hotels in Prague, but after our last stay here following a recommendation, knew we would book here again. Got a deal through hotelconnect.co.uk for a 4 night stay for price of 3. Stayed in the Red house this time to the rear of the hotel, so no view of any note, but in all honesty - when in Prague you sight see and enjoy the bars, restaurants and atmosphere.
Staff friendly, helpful on arrival as to be expected.
Breakfast room is low key offering variety of cereals, cold buffet [hams, meats, pastries and more] and a hot buffet offers scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, sausages, mushrooms and more. Omelettes or eggs cooked to order.
The Maximillian is a superb location, a 5 min walk to the north east side of Old Town Square to the eastern edge of the Jewish quarter. Quiet on a night with little passing vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, notably Kolkovna [part of Pilsner Urquell group of 5 Prague restaurants offering czech cuisine - ALWAYS busy] being just west of the hotel, Chez Marcelle [french bistro style], Orange Moon [an excellent Thai] one street west plus plenty of others.
The Christmas markets were in full swing having started the week before our stay [3-7/12] and only the Friday was really busy for the St Nicholas festivites [locals come out in force with children for angels and devils to ask the children if they've been good]. A good atmosphere though with all nationalities around.
Did some of the usual sightseeing even though we have really seen it all before - still great sights throughout Prague though and you can help but admire some of the gothic architecture.
In terms of restaurants, we ate during the evenings at
Kolkovna - good typical Bohemian food at good prices.
Orange Moon - was excellent, great service and food.
Cowboys - despite the poor reviews on TA, we found it excellent - Fillet Mignon in peppercorn crust was superb. Not the cheapest but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Waiter very friendly and made the night even more enjoyable!
Starometska Restaurant - probably one of the best on the Old Town Square itself. Variety of choice on the menu, reasonable price for the location, friendly staff.
Worth a mention for lunchtime offerings are;-
Cremaria Milano, Parizka - excellent ice cream, the caffe was superb!
Gourmand - Dlouha [approaching old town square] - excellent cafe bar/ patisserie/ boulangerie - great range of sandwiches, deli range, great coffees and even better cakes.
Alot of people say they've seen Prague and wouldnt go back, we love it and find something different every time. What we have noticed is its becoming more and more upmarket. A little sad to see Parizka becoming overloaded with more and more high end designer stores, even though we do like designer clothing - its forcing independent local stores to close.
Overall, an excellent trip, enjoyed relaxing and enjoying Prague during the lead upto Christmas again. Will definitely return to the Maximillian.
- 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