LOCATION: Half an hour on taxi from airport. Tram and bus stops both right outside the hotel. Unfortunately, during our stay, tram 9 which was supposedly the tram straight to the city centre was under construction. Nonetheless, bus 119 can take you to the old square in 15-20 mins. There is Tesco express in front of the hotel. A few off license open till late at night, a pizzeria and 1-2 Vietnamese/Chinese restaurants. It wasn't too dodgy walking at night, but there was an eerily feel to it.
ROOM: We booked a double twin bed room. Room was spacious enough for 2 people to move around, at the same time. Haha.. Comfortable bed with duvet. Sheets changed daily. Overhead light and sidetable for each bed. Spacious wardrobe with a small fridge and safe both inside it, couple of hangers. Table with a small telly (1 English channel) and a stool. 1 whole body mirror. AC wasn't working so it was warm during the day (when we visited in June average day temperature was 19), but was cool enough during the night. There were 2 sets of windows, I'm tempted to say double glazed but I'm sure that's not the right term to describe it. Basically, there was an inner set and an outer set of windows. Something like that. So the noise level even though our room was on the side of the streets was non-existent. Be careful pulling in the curtains as the outermost ones are purely decorative, so when I did pull them in they fell off because they were attached only with velcro. Toilet was separate from the shower which is preferred, I believe. Shower area is basic, clean. Towels changed everyday. Shower gel and soap provided. Hair dryer's old fashioned so took some time doing my mane.
HOTEL AND STAFF: Receptionist Sandra was exceptionally friendly. She was very welcoming. Had a lovely smile and was well conversed in English. They require some details during check-in, passport related. No other extra charge ie: city tax, etc. They have a luggage area for guest checking-in or out early or late respectively. But the room isn't locked, no tag system whatsoever, so leave luggage at your own risk. The reception area is spacious with enough sofa and they have a cash machine. Breakfast consisted of white/brown bread slices, some sweet pastry (tasted like banana and almond cake slices), butter, jam, hard boiled egg, cornflakes, muesli, porridge, apples, orange, coffee, tea, apple/orange juice, salad made of green leaves, cucumber, tomatoes. Sounds a lot but it wasn't really ;p There is WiFi all throughout the hotel.
On a budget, this hotel basic. Otherwise, if there's room to splurge a little then I'm sure there are other better hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Vítkov is situated in a historical and peaceful area of Prague - Žižkov, only 12 minutes by public transport from the city centre. The hotel building dates back to the 1930s and combines architectural elements from the Bauhaus, Modernism and Art Deco era. Completely renovated in 2007, the hotel has 96 guest rooms featuring modern interior design, a spacious lobby and an all-day restaurant serving Czech specialties and a fine selection of Czech draught beer. Our guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel. The reception is operated 24 hours and our multilingual hotel staff is well-trained and customer orientated, able to assist with any guest enquiries including recommendations on restaurants, cultural events as well as booking concert and theatre tickets, day-trips or sightseeing tours. An airport or central station pick-up service can also be arranged. The hotel's garage is available at a daily rate of €14, however as parking space is limited availability cannot always be guaranteed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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