Three of us stayed here in June while touring the Czech Republic. This was the last hotel on our tour (out of 5) before we all went our separate ways after the weekend. We were here Saturday and Sunday night,
The location is slightly difficult to find if you get out by the wrong Metro entrance, since the main road (Evropska) has considerable building work taking place around the hotel area at the moment. Once at the right exit, however, it is less than 5 minutes' walk up the same side of the road,
We were checked in courteously but efficiently by a gentleman and proceeded to room 830 which, although high up, had a view predominantly over next door's construction site! This got going ridiculously early on the Sunday morning; they were banging around by 8am! I'm not sure what the Czech working laws are, but if such a thing were in the UK, the builders would take Sunday off or at least not start until much later! The rest of the view was over the suburb including a football stadium which definitely wasn't the most impressive I've ever seen!
The room was probably meant to only be a double and was a little cramped for three; one of us used a sofa bed, one the main bed and the third a single bed where the room narrowed in the alcove. However the beds were reasonably comfortable after a whole day's walking around the beautiful medieval city of Prague. A small round table in front of the larger semicircular table was simply unnecessary and hindered access to the smaller bed; the larger semicircular table would have sufficed perfectly. The room and the bathroom were generally pretty clean although the bathroom surface had one or two small marks on it so that would bring it down from excellent to good in my view. The shower worked perfectly fine,
Since we ate out both nights, once in Pilsen and the other in Prague (separate reviews to follow) I cannot comment on dinner, but the breakfasts were some of the best I've ever had in a hotel. Lots of hot and cold options including potatoes which always strike me as being weird first thing in the morning! There was even a grand piano being played in the hallway outside the restaurant (it was very badly out of tune, however!)
We checked out and I thanked Veronika (through whom I'd booked the hotel) for allowing us a pleasant stay, allowing us to catch the tram directly to the station still using the previous day's transport card, as contrary to the UK, where you buy day passes, over in Prague, they are valid 24 hours exactly from the moment you validate the ticket! A 24 hour pass is Kc110, around £3.50. Great value if you use quite a few buses and trams!
I would return to this hotel if I were on business, but I'd maybe look a bit closer to the centre for future leisure hotels, since this one is at the end of the metro or a fair way on the tram from the centre or the main station. However the price was the main factor and overshadowed other aspects like the distance! You just need to check if going out on a Friday/Saturday night whether you can easily get back on public transport early in the morning or whether a taxi home is required!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star Diplomat Hotel Prague is one of the largest hotels in Prague. It is renowned for its excellent conference and event facilities. Surrounded mainly by diplomatic residences and its location close to Prague castle, to the historical city centre and to the international airport, the hotel constitutes the perfect place for business as well as individual city travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diplomat Hotel Prague
- Golden Tulip Prague