I stayed at the Raffaello with my family while visiting Prague, and it was quite a disappointment for us.
The hotel is presented as 4-star but it's not remotely a 4-star hotel by usual standards. It's an extremely old building with pretty basic service. When we arrived the elevators didn't work and the girl at the frontdesk didn't even offer help to get our luggage to our rooms in the top floor. The lobby is small and basic.
The hotel offered complimentary breakfast, which was also pretty basic and served in the basement.
About the rooms, we were given a huge 2-story, 2 bathroom suite which was very comfortable. The room and beds were good (not very good, though) and the bathrooms were new and convenient. However, the room lacked many amenities expectable in a 4-star hotel: air conditioning, toiletries, etc.
The location has pros and cons. It's a shabby neighborhood, not pleasant to walk through. However, it's within walking distance to Wenceslas Square (less than 10 min) and Old Town (about 20 min), and steps from the subway and the tram. There're also a couple of places to eat nearby (nice Italian restaurant in the corner, various fast food outlets in Wenceslas Square).
All in all, it wasn't a completely negative experience and I might stay there again, but I do think there must be better options in Prague for similar rates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Raffaello is a four-star hotel situated in the city centre, near the greatest historical and architectural monuments and buildings like Wenceslas Square, the National Museum and the Congress Center. Hotel Raffaello**** offers 29 luxurious double rooms and 5 apartments (duplex or with balcony). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raffaello Hotel Prague
- Hotel Raffaello Prague