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“Retro Modern in the Heart of the Old DIstrict”

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Vintage Design Hotel Sax
Ranked #150 of 650 Hotels in Prague
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Concord,MA
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“Retro Modern in the Heart of the Old DIstrict”
Reviewed 2 May 2009

Less than 100 Meters from the American Embassy the Design Sax Hotel is in a superb location. It is within easy walking distance of the lesser city and is located at the end of a beautiful cobblestone street...lined building showing the ubiquitous Hapsburg- Vienese facaades of the mid to early 19th century. But stepping into the hotel Sax is like stepping a a replica of one a "James Bond pad" circa 1960. Screaming lime green paint and orange and black pyschedilic swirls are off set by the plastic/vinyl Jetson like seats in the lounge area. Adding to this atmosphere is a wrap around 3 foot diameter bubble swing chair dangling from the ceiling.

The staff was very helpful (purchasing concert tickets for us) and the rooms clean and Euro- minimalist. If you are expecting old world charm- forget about it. But the location is fantastic- the staff great, the rooms modern clean, although small. Best of all the price in January (granted the city was cold but without the summer crownds) - we had rooms for three nights for less than 120 Euros per night.

Museums, operas and all the sights of Prague within walking distance. If you want a real treat ask for the staff to make you and your special one reservations at Restaurant David- less than 50 meters away...a wonderful restaurant!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 April 2009

We were there for a short trip in Prague. I found this hotel by internet and was surprised about the very good reviews in this forum. After staying there for 4 nights I can say I totally agree with these votings. It is a nice designed hotel and the people take care in a very friendly atmosphere of the guest and of the hotel. Unfortunately we had no time to check the spa.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2009

Can't really add much to the previous reviews, great location, great service, great breakfast and afternoon tea, helpful staff. Felt really spoiled here. Also enjoyed Fleurs Cafe around the corner and the U Mecanase restaurant opposite St Nicks church.

Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Munich
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Reviewed 27 April 2009

Dear reader,

Unfortunately, my time to write a comprehensive review about our short trip to Prague and our stay at the Design Sax Hotel is limited. So please excuse this short abstract.

You can see our satisfaction in the rating above. It was really a great trip and I would not spend the time writing this short review, if the hotel wasn't so great! The location is in a very secure area, but you should reserve a parking space if you travel by car. The hotel is next to the German and American Embassy, which makes you feel very secure. The service is great and we were lucky to get one of the two available rooms in the 4th floor. From there, you have a great view over Prague and can see the lighted Ratschin at night, great impressions. The room was clean and you never had the feeling of being "penetrated" by incompetent service or housekeeping personnel. I was also suprised about the notebook with free wifi access in our room - great!

The reception desk was always a good help, when asking for trips, support, etc. FYI, we had the Ultimate Prague Tour incl. a boat trip and lunch, which made us travel 6h through the most important parts in Prague.

Nothing more to say, Prague and the Sax is really worth (more than just) a trip!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2009

Our last visit to Prague was 15 years ago. We had a bad experience with an expensive hotel. We were hoping that this time it will be better since the Sax was no 5 on TripAdvisor's list of hotels in Prague. It was a surprise. The room was perfect, clean, on an inner, covered, courtyard. The room was bright and quiet. The service was excellent. Breakfast had a wide selection to satisfy most tastes. The location was between the American embassy and the castle, a 10 minutes walk from the Charles bridge and the metro.
We were a bit concerned that the 1970s design will be a bit kitsch, but actually it was very well done, very aesthetic with many original pieces.
We recommend this hotel to people who love Prague and art.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2009

the design hotel sax is located in one of the most beautiful and oldest districts in praha. it's only a fiveminutewalk to the charles' bridge and the city center. the rooms are very nice and big, equipped with fridge, tv, dvd, laptop,... ANYTHING! the whole hotel is in vintage style, each floor got his own decade and the rooms are completly beautiful and unique. the restaurant is great, the management very friendly and the parkingplace is only 500 meters away.

  • Stayed January 2009
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Dublin
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Reviewed 13 April 2009

We stayed here for 5 nights in March. The hotel arranged a taxi to and from the airport for us for about 30 euro per way (handier than trying to get a taxi ourselves though).

The hotel is situated very near Prague castle and Charles Bridge, yet it's far enough off the tourist trail that it was pretty quiet. There was some noise from the Jazz cafe across the road, this was only on a Friday night.

The style of the hotel is great, lots of funky vintage furniture from designers like Eames and Aarnio Eero and they've complemented that with lots of white, rounded surfaces, retro wallpaper, etc.

Although they don't seem to do lunch or evening meals, breakfast was very good. Lots of pastries, muesli, etc as well as cooked breakfast and loads of coffee. We didn't have any of the 5 o'clock tea as we were never about for it, so I can't comment on that.

The room was pretty good, though we found it very warm the night we arrived (the heater had been on for a while). It was very clean and the service was very good.

We'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Vintage Design Hotel Sax
Address: Jansky Vrsek 328/3 | Mala Strana, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Mala Strana (Little Quarter) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#65 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#87 Business Hotel in Prague
#93 Family Hotel in Prague
#129 Luxury Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Vintage Design Hotel Sax 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This unique boutique hotel in Prague exudes the bohemian spirit of an art gallery. Enjoy the vintage design elegance and style of the 50s, 60s, and 70s inside when you return from admiring the ancient masterpieces of architecture outside. In the Vintage Design Hotel Sax you will find original furniture representing the period's cutting edge designers such as Panton, Colani, Saarinen, Eames and others. Our hotel is located directly under Prague Castle. We are close to Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Strahov Monastery and the Infant Jesus of Prague. Lesser Town (Mala Strana) district is a great choice for travelers interested in history, architecture and city walks. Public transport stations are also very close - only 5 minutes of walking to the nearest tram station and 10 minutes to subway. Prague Airport is about 20 minutes by taxi or car from the Hotel. The most beautiful days start with tasty complimentary buffet breakfast and we recommend you to enjoy it on our terrace with gorgeous view of Petřín Tower and Prague Castle. Are you tired after all day walking? Let yourself be pampered in our luxury Fitness centre or you can have private massage inr your room. You will have so many experiences from Prague, you can share them with all your friends via Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel. And if you want to see a film for sweet dreams you can choose from our DVD library. Some of these facilities are available at an additional cost. Parking (for extra fee) is not a problem – you can park your car in front of the hotel, in the garage or in our newly opened parking complex, situated only 10 minutes of walking from Vintage Design Hotel SAX. The Hotel and all rooms are air-conditioned. Each room is equipped with complimentary Yves Rocher cosmetics. Our staff will exceed your expectations with their personal yet professional attitude as they provide you with a level of service 24h a day. ... more   less 
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