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“Great views, great food, great staff, great atmosphere”
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U Semika
Ranked #329 of 649 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great views, great food, great staff, great atmosphere”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We have visited Prague together with 10 friends.
The Hotel is situated in the very heart of Prague, only 200m away from the Vyserad area with its massive old walls and the City Center and the Carls Bridge are 20 min walk or 5 min on the Tram.
Rooms were clean and rather big.
Staff was super friendly and speaks English and German (at least).
Restaurant for breakfast buffet and lunch and dinner was excellent and with very friendly and helpful staff.
All our little extra little wishes have been no problem and we all had an amazing time in Prague.
I am coming back, and I am surely booking this little precious hotel again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2012

U Semika was a wonderful surprise in our trip. I traveled with my husband and two teenager girls. The hotel was cute, spacious rooms with flower in the big white windows. Location very good, with easy access to public transportation. The staff very friendly and helpful. And the restaurant very good.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Brum
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Went to Prague to visit the Christmas market and chose the U Semika Hotel. Location is in my opinion excellent, there is a tram stop at the bottom of the hill no more than a minutes walk away, with Wenceslas square, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle a short tram ride away. Found the service to be very friendly and helpful, the rooms are more than adequate for a short stay with an excellent choice of continental breakfast. Ate once in the restaurant which was as good as they said it would be.

And the Christmas market? Absolutely superb, friendly atmosphere, beautiful buildings and, sad you may mumble but probably the most stupendously decorated Christmas tree I’ve ever seen.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

After reading all the reviews here, I was expecting better. Rooms are ok, but the walls are so thin that if you happen to have noisy people next door like I did, you'll basically hear everything they say.
Location is just fine as there are no shops or café around.
The best part of this hotel is the restaurant.
If you're on a budget and don't mind "paper" walls, this place will do just fine. But if u can spend a bit more, probably it's better looking elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2011

I have visited Prague 3 times now, my husband a few times more, and we always stay at this hotel. It's a bit out of the city centre, but only a 20 minutes scenic walk along the river. The quality offered for the price you're paying is supurb. The hotel has a bar and restaurant where they serve very nice, traditional Czeck food for a very reasonable price. Recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Valkeakoski, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2011

We stayed at the hotel U Semika with my wife on March.
The positive first impressions started with the exchanged e-mails, the willingness to serviceof the staff was excellent.
The impressions continued during our staying at the hotel. Very courteous and helpful staff! Extra mention for the restaurant/breakfast staff, never seen such friendly and professional waitresses in any Prague hotel!
The room was quite small but spotless and comfortable. The pillows weren´t the best ones.
The biggest negative issue perhaps on our stay was that cleaning ladies and other staff started to make loud conversations and hoovering at approx. 8 o´clock in the morning every day (our room was on the reception floor)! We would have liked to get some rest after the breakfast on some days but it was impossible because of the noise.
The location is quiet and safe very close to beatiful Vysehrad area. It is 10 minutes tram ride from the Old Town, so it isn´t in the most touristy area. This might be either negative or positive aspect depending on your wishes and needs.
There isn´t an AC in the room so in the summer months this might be an issue.

Nevertheless this hotel offers very good value for your money. I would recommend it to anyone travelling to Prague.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2011

We went to Prague for the New Years Eve celebration. We stayed in the U Semika hotel, because we found it ok from several points of view - price, location, good reviews on this website. Everything was very nice- the staff (mainly the hotel manager, a very helpful young girl, and 2 girls from the restaurant) were very helpful indeed. After reading the reviews on tripadvisor.com, I decided to ask for a room on the top floor. Be careful! Don't ask this kind of room during the winter time, because there is at least 1 external wall and the ceiling. Our room have not been used for some days and when we got in, we instantly start shaking. It was incredibly cold, considering that ouside there were -12 C degrees. I went to the reception and asked for an extra heater(we have already started the one in the room but it was not enough). We received another one and all availability from the hotel manager to change the room if that won't do. In few hours the temperature in the room increased and we decided not to change the room any more. But this was a mistake, because the bed was not actually a proper bed. There was a kind of esplanada on the floor and over that part the matress was placed, surrounded by a wooden frame. That frame was higher than the matress and we hit all the time by our legs- we got some bruises from that and from the pillar in the middle of the room, next to the bed :)
My suggestion would be - avoid room no.502 because it is clean and confortable, on the whole, but I had a problem with this improvised bed :)
Otherwise, I recommend this hotel to everybody and also the food in the restaurant - it is very good and, indeed, you get 20% discount, even if you drink only a beer. I would also mention the cosy atmosphere and scenery.
I really consider this hotel&restaurant as nice and cosy

PS I am really sorry I didn't accept the hotel manager's proposal of changing the room. If so, I would not be complaining of anything now. :)

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: U Semika
Address: Vratislavova 129/36, Prague 128 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 2
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#156 Family Hotel in Prague
#173 Romantic Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — U Semika 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small, friendly and family hotel offers accommodation in calm and spacious double rooms or luxurious two- or three- bedroom apartments. The hotel is situated just under the walls of Vysehrad, one of the oldest parts of Prague. ... more   less 
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