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“A nice and affordable hotel”
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Hotel Vysehrad
Ranked #406 of 646 Hotels in Prague
Reviewed 20 March 2007

I stayed with some friends in this hotel for a week in March 2007.

The hotel has about 30 rooms. They are not very big but are clean and comfortable enough. Besides bathroom and toilet, some extra facilities include a fridge with some drinks, a safe box, a hair drier and a TV.

Breakfast is served in a buffet form. It includes milk, coffee, ham, bread, cheese, chocolate cake, corn flakes, muesli, bacon, eggs, etc. It opens from 07h to 10h. I usually got there between 09:30 and 09:45 and always had my breakfast with no problem, but it's better not to arrive in the very last minute as the staff won't (understandably) be very pleased if there's no more coffee left and might refuse to bring you more (a couple of friends had problems with this).

The hotel is open 24h. At night you have to ring a bell and a receptionist will open the door for you in a few seconds. I found the staff helpful. They spoke a reasonably good english and answered all of my questions.

About the location: the hotel is a bit far from the city center (I would say that about 30 minutes on foot). It is located in a quiet neighbourhood with very few cafes or restaurants around.

The distance from the city center was initially a concern for us, as we planned to go out and come back at late night. Fortunately this finally was not a problem. The Prague public transportation system is good and cheap. A 7-day ticket costs about 10 EUR and can be used in all metro, bus and tram lines (even night ones). The nearest metro stations are Vyšehrad and Pražského povstání. The latter is the closest and easiest to reach (about 5 minutes from the hotel) and in another 5 minutes you'll be at city center (Muzeum metro station). I'd say that the metro is the most convenient way to reach the city center. However it closes from 00h to 05h at night, but there are several night buses (for example: 505 and 509 at Náměstí Republiky) that stop just a few steps from the door. The frequency of these buses is reasonable too (expect waiting between 10 and 20 minutes once you get to the bus stop).

We were in the city center most of the time and basically just went to the hotel to sleep, so we wanted a hotel that was cheap, comfortable and easy to reach at any time of the day (and night), and Hotel Vyšehrad fullfilled our needs.

Finally, the hotel is supposed to be 4-star category. I don't know how they measure it but I'd never say that it's a 4-star hotel. On the other hand, its prices are not for a 4-star hotel either ;)

To summarize things up, this hotel has a decent quality, is reasonably well located and it's very affordable, so it's definitely worth a visit and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 February 2007

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Vyserhad from 12 to 15 Feb 2007. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean and tidy the hotel was and how friendly the staff were. A request for 2 extra pillows was acted upon within minutes. The staff we came into contact with were very helpful and polite. Joe, the night manager / barman was very chatty and passed on some interesting info on where to go to eat etc. A previous reviewer complained about having to leave luggage unattended in the foyer or the small corridor behind reception, as this is hardly the Hilton with no reason to be there unless you were a guest we found this quite acceptable. The breakfasts were very substantial with items to please all tastes.
TIP: Althought the Metro is only a short walk away try walking to Vyserhad castle ( you can see the spires from the hotel - out door look right) The best views of the Vlatava river all the way up to central Prague, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle can be had from the castle walls. Then take the steps down and walk along the riverside. A leisurly stroll will take about half an hour to get you to Charles bridge.
TIP: A 3 day travel pass costs just 220 crowns (£5.50) and is valid for metro, bus, tram and the furnicular railway! A bargain
We will stay here again!

Stayed: February 2007
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Reviewed 7 January 2007

We had stayed at this hotel for about ten years some times twice a year and had always enjoyed the Vysehrad. This occassion which as luck would have it, was for my Husband's 50th Birthday---- sorry again dear, -was dreadful!

The room we were given was on the first floor directly above reception and because of the noise from inside the hotel it was impossible to sleep. We didn't need to worry about the work men, working two doors down at the back AND the front of the hotel early every moring, including Sunday, we were awake well before they arrived usually by the staff arriving and cleaning reception etc.

We foolishly requested to move room and were refused any other move other than across the hall. Also the person who was rude, surly ,unhelpful and bad mannered enough to walk away while I was speaking to him twice and then answer the phone I was later informed was the Reception Manager! He was so rude I left a message requesting to speak to the General Manager or Owner, who I'm sure will be in touch any day now.

Our delightful new room was not only just as noisey but the maid did not clean it or make the bed, but continued to wake us up very early cleaning Reception. The chipped window sills were sharp enough to cut skin and everything was frankly grubby. As our problem were still not resolved, we at our own expence changed Hotel and had a great time!

To be fair the rest of the staff were as friendly and helpful as usual and the Resturant food and staff were excellent. However we had such a bad experience we would not return there.

Alison Smith Liverpool UK

Stayed: November 2006
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Reviewed 19 December 2006

I have just returned from a three night stay at this hotel with my sister and a friend. Having read some of the earlier reviews on this hotel before I went I, like others before me, was seriously worried that I might have made a bad choice. Whether those earlier reviews were simply unfair or whether the hotel has changed dramatically since they were written I do not know, but what I can say, with complete confidence, is that our stay was a real pleasure for all three of us.

We all had single rooms which were reasonably sized, very clean and comfortable, and well decorated and furnished. The breakfasts were excellent (and included bacon and eggs). On the last day we had a late lunch in the hotel's own restaurant. 410kc (£10) for the set menu will buy you a decent three course meal with a glass of wine thrown in. The staff were all charming and helpful and, on our last day, we left our suitcases at reception after we had booked out and collected them later in the day.

Its location is reasonably convenient for the city centre, being a short walk from an underground station and, because it is not in the centre of town it is very quiet at night.

At the rate we paid it represented exceptional value for money and we would all three very happily stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2006

What a great place. Nothing fancy - as you'd expect for the star rating of this hotel. We met a wonderful porter (Jakob) who made our first wedding anniversary absolutely memorable, when he kept the bar open until the wee hours and had a snowball fight with us in the dead of night.

The food was fine, and what most surprised us was the value for money. On checking out, our bill (not including the price of the room) was around £40, which considering our bar bill and the fact that we had eaten a three course meal in the restaurant, was excellent.

A great help in our first experience of the Czech Republic.

Stayed: December 2004
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Reviewed 26 October 2006

After booking our stay at Hotel Vysehrad we checked the tripadvisor reviews: they were mixed. We decided to write a comprehensive one on our return.

The Hotel is, unsurprisingly, located in the Vysehrad area of Prague (just south of Stare Mesto / New Town). It is extremely convenient for the ancient fortress of Vysehrad and the Church of St Peter & St Paul. We enjoyed a couple of lovely strolls around the wooded rocky outcrop on which the fortress is perched, overlooking the river Vltava.

The nearest metro station is actually 'Prazskeho Povstani", one stop south of 'Vysehrad' on the red line. It is an easy 4 minute walk from the hotel (there are simple directions posted in the lobby). 'Vysehrad' station is also within walking distance, but would take a little longer. The journey to 'Muzeum' (Wenceslas Square) took about 10 minutes.

The area is not as atmospheric as central Prague, but we felt comfortable at all times (including walking back at night).

The hotel is clean, well presented and we found the staff to be courteous. Importantly for us, it was individual and did not have the slightly impersonal feel that you get from chain hotels. It posessed some character; the communal areas were comfortable and nicely decorated, displaying some some unusual, local touches. Breakfast was good, you could choose from cereal, toast, bread, bacon, eggs, yogurt, cakes, ham, cheeses etc (a normal eastern european hotel breakfast) - and you could have as much as you wanted.

Our party of 6 people (all couples) shared 3 double rooms. Each was well furnished, with a small safe, nice furniture, simple but pleasant decoration, a good wardrobe, reading lights etc. The bathrooms had brightly coloured sinks, but were decent sized and clean. The rooms were not massive but were more than adequate - we were perfectly comfortable. None of the 3 couples sleep got disturbed on any of the 3 nights we stayed - and we were spead out across the hotel.

We booked on the internet and the price was in Euros, this was converted by the receptionist to CZK when we payed our bill. The rate was not unreasonable.

We would thoroughly reccommend this hotel to anyone stayng in Prague who wants to pay a reasonable price and doesn't mind not staying right in the middle of town. The hotel had more character than most and the excellent transport makes it a short journey into the centre.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 October 2006

This hotel is nowhere near the city center or any of the tourist spots. It is in a residential area. The walk to the to red line subway from the hotel is about a 10 minute walk, but you can also take the tram, which is just a few meters from the subway. Much nicer as it is above ground and takes you right to Charles Bridge and old town.

The rooms are small and nothing to talk about. We had two twin beds put together and one was broken, all in all I was not very impressed with the rooms or the hotel. You can find a pension closer to the city center for the same price.

The breakfast was very good, all types of eggs, bacon, sausages, fruits, breads, cold cuts, desserts. I think the breakfast was the only good thing about this hotel.

Still this city is so beautiful no matter where you stay you are bound to have fond memories of this city.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Vysehrad

Address: Marie Cibulkove 405/29, Prague 140 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 4
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #406 of 646 Hotels in Prague
Price Range: £41 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Vysehrad 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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