The hotel I originally wanted was booked, so a representative from AMOMA.com called to ask if I'd rather be put at the Charles Hotel. I reluctantly said, "Sure," so I had no idea what to expect when I got there. But I was pleasantly surprised!
Our room was on the third/fourth floor. It was clean and definitely had a Bohemian charm about it, from the wallpaper to the wood beam ceilings. Sure, there were a couple of cracks in the walls/floors, but nothing that caused concern. The bathroom was very modern, so I'm sure it was recently remodeled. The shower was great, with consistent hot water and beautiful features.
The service was very nice and helpful, from check-in to check-out. I was glad that breakfast was included, as that helped keep our costs down. It was buffet-style with a decent amount of options. I have a lot of food allergies/sensitivities, so I couldn't eat the fresh fruit or yogurt, but there was whole wheat bread available for toast, cold cuts and cheese, and pastries, so I was fine. The coffee machine is key!
And the location was phenomenal! The Charles Bridge is all of a two-minute walk away, so the whole city was at our feet really, really easily. We only used transportation to get to/from the airport/train station, and after exploring the Castle because we were exhausted of all that walking! The bus stop is only a block away.
Overall, we had a great stay at the Charles Hotel. Like some other reviewers said, it's definitely not a 4-star-looking hotel, but it was charming, so we enjoyed. I'd recommend to anyone coming to Prague for sightseeing, not someone who wants to stay cooped up in the room.
- 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