My boyfriend and I decided to have a short break to celebrate my 30th Birthday. We wanted a mid-priced hotel in the centre of Prague and after much looking around on the internet we found Hotel St George. It was easy to transfer from the airport by bus, then subway. But as soon as we left the subway we got horribly lost and couldn't find the hotel. After asking several locals, we eventually found it (this was after we asked a friendly doorman at another hotel!). We were exhausted after traipsing around and glad to see that the hotel was in an OK area and the building looked tidy and well-looked after from the outside. But, we were concerned that one side of hotel had a very busy 3-lane main road running next to it. We checked in and were pleased to get to our room. Quite an airy room, due to the high ceiling, and tidy and comfortable. Though, we were annoyed to find that our windows overlooked the really busy main road! But, double glazing blocked out any noise. Breakfast was OK with plenty of meat cold cuts, croissants, juice, etc. The hotel bar/lounge was nice and comfortable serving decent coffee and beers and not over-priced (with the friendly man on the front desk doubling up as Bar Man in the evenings!). The hotel is not too far from Wenceslas Sq for the many shops, bars and restaurants. But, a bit of a trek for Charles Bridge and the Old part of town. But, we were expecting to be doing a lot of walking around and wore comfortable trainers - you should do the same, unless you get around by tram or bus! We found Prague to be a bit over-rated, it was OK and some of the locals were friendly enough. They spoke good English, but I can imagine that they're sick of the masses of Brit stag/hen groups visiting the city (generally getting v drunk!)... There are some lovely restaurants in the city and we enjoyed eating out. Annoyingly, our visit was capped off by a large fine on the bus on the way to the airport. We didn't realise that we had to stamp our bus ticket in the machine when we got on and we promptly got fined (500 koruna; approx £15). I know it was very stupid and our fault for not stamping the ticket, but nonetheless, it DID put a dampener on our experience of Prague. If we had a choice to visit Prague again, we probably wouldn't. In general, it's not a place that we'd be 'itching' to go to again. There are other European cities that we've been to, that we would defo visit again, but not Prague.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Saint George is set in a renovated historic building dating from the 18th century. It is located 700 metres from Wenceslas Square and offers a wellness area featuring free hot tub and fitness facilities, sauna for a surcharge. The interiors at the Saint George are elegantly decorated with Biedermeier-style furniture. The spacious rooms all feature individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV and a minibar. Guests can relax in a lobby bar with a billiard table, which is opened from morning to late evening. WiFi is available in all guest rooms and public areas free of charge.The I. P. Pavlova transportation hub can be found within 200 metres and the Prague Opera and the National Museum can be reached within a 10-minute walk. The Charles Square is 800 metres away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel St George
- St George Prague
- St George Hotel Prague