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Smetana Hotel
Ranked #82 of 648 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 March 2010

Just stayed at the fabulous Pachtuv Palace for 2 nights. It was an excellent experience.
When I arrived at the hotel, I was greeted by the friendly staff and managers of the hotel. Everyone here was so pleasant and approachable.
The lobby is very cozy, with some art works in display. It has an old fashioned warm style but was kept very clean. My room was on the second floor of the building and it was a deluxe suite with view. Strongly recommend staying at bigger suites with view in this hotel – Prague is a city requiring a lot of walking to discover the beauty and a suite with separate living area is wonderful.
The layout of the hotel is very interesting. Different doors lead to different rooms and you have a feel that you are staying at your own house in Prague. It’s very discreet and quiet despite the prime location. Actually it’s not an overstatement to say that this hotel occupies the best location in Prague – few steps from Charles bridge and with the best view you can ask for.
The suite itself was big, with a separate bathroom and a toilet. The bathroom is not enormous but it was of decent size. There’s a bath, a separate shower cubic and a basin. Very modern and clean design and very conformable. There is a flat screen TV in the bedroom.
In the living room there is another TV, good storage space and a small hidden kitchen unit. It was really handy if you want to make a cup of tea after a long walk, just relax in the lounge with the view. Otherwise they also serve drink in the lobby which was nice. I was told in summer the terrace is a perfect and quiet spot for a glass of wine. Definitely try it out when I am back.
Overall this is an excellent hotel and one of the best in Prague. It beats those big chains for personalized service, interesting and products with character; it also beats those small independent hotels for consistency and quality of service and product. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 March 2010

We've just had a fantastic stay at The Pachtuv Palace and would like to mention the attentive staff, Georgina in particular. Our stay was perfect, the hotel is wonderful, we would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2010

We spent a long weekend at the Pachtuv Palace in mid-February and our stay was really memorable.

The hotel is perfectly located on the river, in the old center of Prague, with a 1" walk from Charles Bridge, 5" from the main square, and 7" from the subway (coming from the airport by bus+subway is very easy and cheap).

Our suite was simply amazing, 80 sq.m. with a charming bedroom, your own desk with internet connection, a huge living-room with sofas, table for six, small kitchen (very common in Prague but quite unusual for this high-rated hotel). The whole hotel is an authentic palace with anthics and arts everywhere. The lobby and the breakfast room are very cosy.

The breakfast was brilliant : fresh bakeries, jams, cakes, pies, various breads, fruits, yoghurts, cereals, cheese, hams, eggs or pancakes on-demand. Nothing was missing and the staff was lovely.

The service couldn't be more perfect. The concierge is one of the most efficient we've met so far. Friendly and helpful like you cant imagine with excellent manners up to 5* hotels.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

Everything was very good, the only little remark was the roomtemperature in the bedroom of the suite which was difficult to modulate (too warm). We have enjoyed the stay with you to the fullest! Thank you all.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2010

We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Pachtuv. The staff is most friendly and accomodating and give 100% to their guest with excellent service. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The location is excellent in the heart of Old Town with incredible views of the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. Expect excellent value with your stay.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2010

I stayed in 403 in January '10 for seven nights. Was upgraded to a suite, it was immense and beautiful. Lovely chandeliers in living room and bedroom. Lovely bathroom. The service is warm yet dignified. The manager, Petra, was on hand introducing herself. Incredibly friendly and welcoming.

all in all, it's unique, seems authentically czech, and is quite a bit more beautiful and elegant and romantic than most other five star hotels I've ever stayed at. But not stuffy. I loved how it includes various odd but wonderful apartment like touches like a small stove and fridge. And, because laundry is always a problem for me with long hotel stays, if you don't want to pay exorbitant traditional laundry fees, they let you use the maids laundry machines for free.

Found the location to be close to everything in old town, plus the Charles bridge is a minute away, providing access to the castle and to mala strana.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 January 2010

the Pachtuv Palace is the best boutique like 5* hotel in Prague. its unique building gives the feeling of a small, family hotel- but its services are as 5* as the next door Marriott. i stayed at the 3rd floor junior suite, and although the way there is a bit tricky, with all the narrow stairs (no elevator on that side), its a worthwhile trip. but note- you cannot watch the TV from the bed! (not my cup of tea, but thought it should be mentioned). the staff are friendly and helpful. the breakfast is moderate but in good quality (especially when served in the room). great location! a great alternative to the big chains.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Smetana Hotel

Address: Smetanovo nabr. 20, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic (Formerly Pachtuv Palace)
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#42 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#46 Business Hotel in Prague
#72 Luxury Hotel in Prague
#82 Family Hotel in Prague
Price Range: £163 - £470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Smetana Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smetana Hotel (formerly Pachtuv Palace) is located in a prime location in the heart of the city and is closely linked with great names of the music world like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ancient and contemporary celebrities. Steps away from Charles Bridge, within easy walking distance to all major landmarks of the Prague. Pachtuv Palace provides an average room size of 65 sqm, fantastic views, air-conditioning, kitchenettes, free internet, fitness room, in-room massages and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mamaison Pachtuv Palace Prague
Mamaison Pachtuv Palace Hotel Prague

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