We stayed here for 4 nights at Hotel Pod Vezi this past week and had a wonderful time. We chose Pod Vezi based on the great Tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. What a fantastic hotel.
We have stayed in hotels around the world, many of them 5 star but Hotel Pod Vezi is our new favourite. Perfectly located just at the end of the Charles Bridge within walking distance of all the main attractions, spotlessly clean and with the best service we have ever come across. Eva, Milan and the 3 Martins could not do enough for us whilst we were there. Eva was an angel, going above and beyond to help make our stay memorable, she could teach most hotel receptionists a thing or two! All the staff we encountered were kind and generous including those in the restaurant where we ate on our first night. The food at the restaurant is good and worth trying especially if you are too tired after a day's sightseeing to venture back into the town.
Also one evening we asked Martin (one of the three!) if we could exchange one of the small bottles of red wine in our mini bar for one at room temperature. He said he would bring one up but arrived with a tray with two large wine glasses and a full bottle of their house red, on the house! It was delicious and much appreciated. This is the kind of thing you can expect at this fantastic hotel.
Pod Vezi has an old world charm and our deluxe room was warm and spacious and the bed was really comfortable. Breakfast was good too with plenty to choose from, the usual cold meats and cheese, cereal etc but also cooked eggs of some kind daily and sausages, one day we even had pancakes and syrup. A great way to start your day and breakfast was served until 10.30 so you didn't have to rush out of bed to be fed.
We took Eva on receptions advise and tried the Grand Tour. A 3 hours tour of the city with a guide and minibus and they pick you up from the hotel. The tour is part on the bus and part walking with the guide. Lucky for us we were the only two people on the tour! It was brilliant. Ask at the desk about it. We also went 5 metro stops (15mins) to Vyserhad the site of the original Prague Castle. It was a wonderful escape from the city, very peaceful with the most beautiful church interior I have ever seen. Worth a trip if you are in Prague for more than just a couple of days. The metro is literally 5 minutes walk from the hotel and reception has metro/tram tickets they can sell you.
For our last night we wanted to go somewhere really special for dinner and Eva said that the restaurant most recommended for fine dinning by other guests was Mlynec. We were not disappointed. Amazing modern twist on the local cuisine. We loved it and although it was expensive it was worth every penny with wonderful views of the bridge and just a few minutes walk from the hotel. Afterwards we went to U Malého Glena, Jazz Blues Club which is 5 minutes walk from the hotel in the Lesser Quarter to watch Jamie Marshall and his band. Great little club where you can also eat if you want to. It's owned by the American who also owns the Bohemia Bagel shop that's virtually opposite the hotel down the side of the supermarket.
Re getting to the hotel from the airport we had the same driver for both journeys as arranged by the hotel and what a great character he was. He happily pointed out places of interest it's well worth organising and he was there waiting for us upon arrival even though our flight had been delayed by over 2 hours.
We really do recommend you try Hotel Pod Vezi. I am sure we will be returning to Prague and when we do we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Pod Vezi is 4* boutique hotel set in two historical neighbouring buildings and located in the city center right beside the famous Charles Bridge! Despite it is located in the most attractive area and visited area of Prague it is proud of its quite and calm atmosphere. Free wi-fi and coffee/tea making facilities are at your disposal in all rooms! All important sightseeings like Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Jewish Cemetery, National Theater, etc. are in walking distance from hotel. ... more less
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