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.
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