Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Absolutum hotel in Prague and had the most wonderful holiday with my boyfriend.
The rooms are clean, modern, of good size and with really a lovely bathroom, very powerful shower over a nice big bath.
Breakfast is continental and consists of all sorts of things - yoghurt, granola, fruit, cereal, bread, toast, cheese, ham, fried eggs, frankfurters and cake (!) plus apple or orange juice and tea/coffee. The staff were very polite and quickly refreshed any breakfast items that were running low. Decor is contemporary, with huge canvas prints on the walls, two huge tropical fish tanks set into the walls, and some kind of ambient jazz music playing at low volume.
We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant one evening at it was delicious and reasonably priced (we paid about £25 for 2 main courses, 1 beer and 5 glasses of wine)
We happened to be staying on the 21st anniversary of the collapse of the communist regime in the Czec Republic (a cameraman from a news channel informed us of this when we asked why they were filming on the streets) and there was such a great atmosphere in the city on this public holiday, and definitely no drunks or homeless people that we encountered near our hotel!
The hotel is a little way out of town but seriously don't let this deter you from staying here - the hotel rates are extremely reasonable and you can seriously get into town in less than 10 mins on the tube or the tram, both of which can be caught at the end of the street (and no we couldn't hear the noise of these from our room)
There are only 3 tube lines (red, yellow, green) and these are used by people of all ages at all times of day - it's not at all intimidating and it's REALLY easy to find your way around on them. Tickets cost around 18Kc (50p) and you can buy them from the hotel reception and just add the cost to your bill. The station nearest the hotel is on the red line and is called Nadrazi Holesovice.
The staff at the Absolutum hotel were really really helpful. lending us umbrellas, calling a taxi for us and generally looking after us really well.
There is a health spa in the basement but this is independent and you will need to pay to use the sauna and have any treatments done. They like 2 days notice if you want to book a treatment.
Things you should definitely do whilst in Prague - take the vernacular tram up to the replica Eiffel tower overlooking the city - you can either climb to the top or go up in the lift - the view over the city is absolutely breathtaking. Take an old fashioned "Venice" boat trip from the foot of the Charles bridge - it costs about £10 for an hour but that includes an alcoholic or soft drink, some gingerbread, entrance into the Charles bridge museum an informative and kind of amusing guide to talking you through the historical landmarks along the river. And absolute top tip for lunch - GO TO BOHEMIA BAGEL - it's on the far side of the Charles bridge and down the first street on the left - delicious food, table service, so cheap as well. We went back twice!
We got engaged during this visit to Prague, it's such a romantic and beautiful city and I will definitely be returning soon and staying in the Absolutum hotel.
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