Firstly if you are thinking about booking to go to Prague stop thinking and book it! It is the loveliest city in the world!
We stayed at the Hotel U Prince which has the best location of any hotel in the world, as well as being voted one of the Top 10 Cocktail Bars in the world (it really is divine) and is on Trivago's Top Ten rooftops in the world with a terrace restaurant with absolutely the best view ever.
Now, onto pros and cons:
The staff at the Hotel were pleasant and attentive and friendly at all times. I know some people have said some of the service could be surly but we did not find this to be the case, in fact the complete opposite. Staff make the trip so wonderful, they really made our trip. They were so friendly and helpful and have made us determined to visit Prague again.
The location CANNOT be beaten. It is in the Old Town square which is fantastic and the most beautiful square in Prague.
The Black Angels Cocktail bar is a lovely intimate bar with live music and the most extensive range of cocktails with helpful and pleasant staff.
The breakfast was good and varied but they did run out of things like croissants around 9:00am most mornings which is a shame for breakfast that goes on until 10:00am.
My husband and I went with my teenage son and his friend. It was the perfect hotel for us and I would recommend it for families.
The building is very old and decorated in a ornate style that is lovely.
Room 12 is a suite and is positively stately in its grandeur. I've stayed at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo but this room was much better than that. I would describe it as a Presidential suite and if you are travelling with younger children this would be the ideal room.
This is an extremely old building so secondary glazing is installed rather than double glazing and so some noise can be heard from the square. Ask for rooms away from the square if you prefer quiet at night.
The building can get very hot, especially higher rooms, but it wasn't a problem for us in room 12 but was for my son in room 44 which is quite a small room at the top of the building that was a bit too hot and was noisy, however it had the best views of Old Town Square you could want.
That is all of the cons to be honest. I would definitely go back (not something I have said about anywhere else to be honest) and this hotel is wonderful. Very highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is located directly in the historic heart of Prague protected by UNESCO, on the venerable Old Town Square, where in times past both Czech and European history was played out.In the authentic environment of this painstakingly reconstructed building from the 12th century, we offer you accommodation in 15 spacious double rooms, 2 luxury apartments and 7 junior suites. All rooms are originally and stylishly equipped with antique furniture, and feature a bathroom, toilet, minibar, air-conditioning, color TV with satellite channels, telephone with direct connection and wi-fi internet connection. Perception and room service are at the disposal of our guests 24 hours a day. Covered parking is located approximately 300 m from the hotel.Our restaurant offers leading specialties from both Czech and international cuisine. You can sample them seated with our other guests, or in one of our intimate stylish salons. Our ground floor New York Cocktail Bar will surprise you with its broad selection of mixed drinks and in the basement Black Angel’s bar you can experience a pleasant atmosphere of the 1930s listening to the piano playing every night. Our outdoor garden offers you the unique experience of sitting right on Old Town Square, with a view of the Old Town Hall and its astronomical clock dating from the 14th century. Our elevator-accessible terrace offers you a unique combination of gustatory and sensory experiences, with a superb panoramic view opening out onto Old Prague. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- u Prince Hotel