My husband and I spent 10 days in Prague at the Hotel Galileo and were very happy with our stay at the hotel. We chose the hotel based on the other travel reviews in TripAdvisor and had a very positive experience. I had emailed the hotel several times before we left the USA and my emails were always responded to very promptly. The hotel had a special offer which was a free shuttle bus from the airport (which saved us 680 KC) and which drove people who were staying at one of the 4 hotels in the chain. Our room was very, very nice and I think it was probably an apartment at one time ( I think it was the best room in the hotel). It was always immaculate and warm. The water pressure in the bathroom was excellent, the heated towel rack was very nice and the bed and pillows were exactly what I wanted. The breakfast included cold cereals, meats, cheeses, different types of rolls or pastries, sausages (mini hot dogs), either hard boiled or sometimes they offered fried eggs, fruits, juices, and several more items which I now forget. There’s a nice pub/restaurant down the block where we had dinner the first night. When I looked at the outside menu, it was written in Czech with no English translation, however, the waiter came out and gave us English menus.
The hotel is in a nice residential neighborhood which is very quiet. It’s about a 10 minute walk to Wenceslas Square and although you can walk to Old Town, it would be about 20-30 minutes. However, the hotel is situated about 2 blocks from the tram and the metro. You can buy 1 day metro/tram tickets at the hotel for 100 KC and with this ticket you can ride throughout the city and get on and off all the trams/metros. We didn’t buy this but bought the individual tickets at the metro station. (For 18KC you can ride on the tram/metro for 20 minutes, with no transfers, and for 26KC you can transfer as many times as you want within 1-1/4 hours. ) The Czech language is very unusual and hard to pronounce so I had some difficulty remembering the names of the stops on the tram or metro. However, one of the people at reception, printed out a schedule of the #22 tram and marked off the name of the stop where the hotel is located and the name of the stop where I wanted to go to. This was very helpful since I had the names of the stops in writing and didn’t have to rely on pronouncing or hearing the pronunciation. Although I would have preferred a hotel closer to Old Town (or Lesser Town), the Galileo offers a very good price, a good breakfast and large, clean rooms and it is very accessible to mass transit. I would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The GALILEO hotel is situated in the Vinohrady historic residential area of the centre of Prague. It has been renovated with care recently, so that our guests can enjoy a stay in the magical atmosphere of the golden city in elegant, comfortable surroundings. The hotel is served by public transport stops close by (underground and tram) and the famous Wenceslas Square is only 10 minutes' walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galileo Hotel Prague