The Hotel Dar is located no more than a few tens of meters from the Astronomical Clock tower on Old Town Square in downtown Prague. One could not ask for a hotel better situated to historic central Prague. The room was comfortable and clean and furnished with spartan but adequate furniture and was equipped with a safe for valuables that was large enough to hold a laptop. An adequate breakfast was served in the basement of the hotel - which appears to in the daytime & evening act as a wing of the adjacent restaurant. The hotel reception might put people off as the front room is actually small and cramped - and it is true that on occasion the front door is locked at night (after dark) and one needs to wait for the receptionist to unlock the door. The hotel is located in a narrow alley - and access by taxi is quite difficult - during the day forget it - as the alleyway and side streets will be too crowded. Nonetheless, the reception happily booked a taxi for an early morning departure to the airport and the taxi backed up
straight to the front of the hotel (taxi rides to the airport are a fixed price of 550 Cz Koruna). If one is not too encumbered by luggage, though I would recommend taking the metro to Staromestska station, and walking the 4-5 blocks to the hotel. The hotel appears to cater heavily to a Russian-speaking clientele - indeed about 5 of the TV channels are in Russian.
I have only two complaints regarding this hotel: First, the wifi/internet was so unstable and slow that it was worthless. When I mentioned this to the reception - they said they knew ... it became marginally better on the weekend. Second: the IT equipment used at reception seemed a bit antiquated and slow; It took a bit longer than it should have to print out a receipt on departure.
Still if one seeks a comfortable, convenient, and modest hotel in downtown Prague, then this hotel would certainly fit the bill.
One final piece of advice does not concern the hotel: DO NOT TAKE TAXIS FROM THE MAIN TRAIN STATION, HLAVNI NADRAZI, IN PRAGUE. The taxi drivers are unprofessional and perfectly ready and willing to fleece travelers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel is situated in the historical centre of Prague, a few steps from The Old Town Square, 5 minutes walking distance to Wenceslav Sguare, 7-8 minutes walking distance to Charles Bridge, close to the all the major sightseeing attractions. Historical building reconstructed into 3+ stars hotel has been opened in April 2007 and it is prepared to take care of business and tourist clients. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dar Hotel Prague