Both my daughter and I independently chose this hotel as it is so different from a modern hotel block. Originally owned by Argentinians but now Czech citizens it has a Spanish flavour in its decor and food. We had requested a twin bedroom but were given, we have no idea why but never queried it of course, a two bedroomed suite. Both rooms had a double and single bed, one had a toilet ensuite and there was a shared bathroom with a large vestibule so we had plenty of space. The rooms were large, one with huge windows so very bright, the other overlooking the inner courtyard where, in good weather, one could eat outside.
Breakfast was varied and plentiful and the restaurant stayed open all day to non residents - every time we returned to the hotel the restaurant was full and on the two nights we dined there, there was always a queue of would be diners waiting for a table.
All the staff were friendly and welcoming and very helpful. Next to the hotel is a tourist information office where Martin and another young man [fair haired, tall and very handsome!!]were very helpful with their advice on where to go and what to see.
The hotel is just a couple of minutes away from Republic Square where the Municpal Hall is and where concerts and ballets are staged. The Powder Tower is right there too plus a little cluster of market stalls and two shopping malls. From there you can walk to Wenceslas Square which is actually oblong or to the Astronomical Clock or the Sat market or, much further if you feel like it. It's easier to walk than take a taxi as the streets are often one way which means the taxi has to take a long route to your destination so is rather expensive. There is, however, a taxi rank in the same street as the hotel, yellow cabs marked AAA which are the best company, have standard rates so you know you are not being overcharged or scammed as others might do.
Back to the hotel, decorated in the public areas in bright Spanish colours with Spanish pottery and tiles strongly evident, plants and flowers everywhere, very bright and cheerful. There was, however, no lounge and if you wanted a drink in the evening you would have to go downstairs to the cellar where it was advertised there was jazz playing. We didn't do this so I cannot comment on it. We were out late on all three nights so went straight to our rooms exhausted!
Thank goodness our beds were comfortable and the rooms were heated but you could open the windows if you so desired. The rooms were cleaned daily and were spotless. There is a lift to all floors.
I would highly recommend this hotel for its good rooms, friendly atmosphere, excellent food and the fact that it is so different. I would certainly return there in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Salvator belongs amongst Prague’s Listed Historical Buildings. Therefore it represents true Prague Town life with all the historical elements.The Czech architects have kept the character of the Old Town building by setting the rooms around the inner garden courtyard with labyrinthine restaurant extending along the ground floor and Gothic cellars.Direct access on foot to all the major parts of magic Prague together with the quality services offered by the hotel create an easygoing stay for both business and leisure travellers.Hotel Salvator is located directly in the historical city centre in quiet Truhlarska Street, which leads to Namesti Republiky (Republic Square). There are important historical monuments at Namesti Republiky; the Powder Tower (Medieval Gates to Prague’s Old Town) and the Municipal House (Art Nouveau Gallery House) from the balcony of which the independence of Czechoslovakia was announced in October of 1918.With the new spirit of the developers of the 21st century Prague’s biggest shopping mall “Palladium” opened in the neighbourhood of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Salvator Hotel Prague