We stayed here for 3 nights just before Christmas, and enjoyed our rain free time in Prague very much.
Shortly after I booked our room, I e-mailed the hotel requesting a room on a higher floor, and enquiring about transport from the airport. I received a very friendly reply within minutes, confirming the room request would be met, and also informing us that they would arrange a pickup, and also one for the return journey. All in all a very positive first impression.
The hotel is very deceptive, especially the bedroom. It appeared initially to be old and a bit worn, but closer inspection revealed what was actually traditional décor, probably carried out within the last year or so. The bathroom was very modern, with a powerful shower, although with limited shelf space for odds and ends. I was fascinated by the wooden ceiling, complete with stencils, and the bed was deliciously comfortable.
Breakfast was simple, but perfectly adequate, and we didn't spend a lot of time in our room, with all the wonderful sights outside our door.
There's really nothing to add to previous comments about the hotel's great location, and the pubs and restaurants we visited in the surrounding area were, without exception, clean and inviting.
The city itself is magical at that time of year, with Christmas markets adding to the ambience. Our one disappointment was Wenceslas Square, which failed to meet our expectations. Otherwise, we had a completely trouble free and extremely enjoyable break, even if it was really cold. We just wrapped up well and savoured the sights.
The Charles is not a Hilton, Sheraton or Hyatt type hotel, but rather a small cosy friendly place to spend a few days. We liked it a lot!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- N intimate ambiance and excellent service. Occupying a historic medieval building, the charming Charles Hotel has been beautifully restored whilst retaining many of its original features. The Charles Hotel is situated close to The Charles Bridge. Surrounded by good selection of bars and restaurants, this intimate property enjoys a romantic ambiance. Located in the charming historical district of Prague Mala Strana (also called Prague Lesser Town or Little Quarter of Prague) and close to the famous Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, romantic Kampa, Petrin parks and just across the bridge to the rest of Old Town. The Hotel Charles is part of the Royal Road, which starts in Nuremberg (Germany) and leads all the way to Prague Castle through the Powder Tower, Wenceslas Square and across Charles Bridge. All 31 rooms of our hotel are air conditioned. 25 Rooms and 6 suites are reflecting the building's rich heritage and providing our guests with comfortable accommodation, an exceptional service and modern amenities. Baroque-style rooms include satellite television, minibar, in-room safe and hairdryer. Breakfast room and lobby bar are necessary to make you feel special. Friendly, attentive staff and a perfect location make it an excellent choice. The Charles hotel is romantic accommodation in the middle of Prague history! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Charles Hotel Prague