Our first night was terrible - we were in room 103 with a huge generator on the wall facing our window. The loud motor came on every 2 minutes for 60 seconds and this continued throughout the night. We were shattered the following morning and asked to change rooms. Our new room was right up in the attic - quieter, but again with no view other than the backs of other houses - it felt like we were in a prison, because although the room was clean, it felt very small and basic. Also, if there had been a fire, we would have had no chance at all of escape.
Breakfast was a joke. Tinned pineapple in syrup on day 1. Left over tinned pineapple again on day 2. Tinned peaches added to the left over pineapple on day 3! Wrinkly old apples and oranges were the only 'fresh' fruit on offer, and we were there for 5 nights. Those same old apples and oranges didn't change at all throughout our stay, and no one ate them because of course they were wrinkly. Fresh salad was a small plate of cucumber, tomato and yellow pepper, and by day 3 the yellow pepper had turned brown on the edges, and it was STILL being put out!
Out of desperation my husband and I went out and bought our own fresh fruit at the market to have for breakfast. Breakfast consisted of cheap jams, juices and cuts of ham and cheese; boiled eggs which were added to left over eggs from previous days; scambled egg which was rubbery and dry. Old breakfast cereals which were just topped up, rather than throwing out the old cereal first and bread... need I say more?
For the price we paid, we expected far more, certainly not this stingy and mean offering. The dining room was small, dark and depressing and open to the kitchen where we could see pots, pans and plastic containers as we tried to eat our breakfast. The receptionist made no effort to be friendly and approachable, and we were woken every night by crouds of drunken revellers, so even though the location was central, it backfired because of the nightly disturbances.
We finished our trip in the south at the beautiful Stekl Hotel in Hluboka, which looked like a chateau. It was the same price as the Clementin, but our room at the Stekl was huge and beautifully furnished and decorated; the breakfast was a banquet, and the hotel staff were incredibly kind, helpful, and friendly!!
Our advice - avoid the Clementin, it is a waste of money!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The building of the Hotel Clementin inherently belongs to Prague history, where the first mention dates back to 1360. Rarity is the minimum width of the house (3.28 m), making it the narrowest preserved house in Prague. Take the advantage of the ideal hotel location on the medieval Royal route, connecting the most beautiful places in Prague - Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle for many centuries. In the heart of the Old Town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clementin Hotel Prague