Ibis Wenceslas Square

Kateřinská 36, Prague, Praha 120 00, Czech Republic

Jennifer Rigby

The price and the location make this brand hotel a reasonable pick for the price. A few minutes' walking distance from Wenceslas Square (despite its name, this is not on the square), this is probably the cheapest modern air-conditioned place you can find so close to the center. Rooms are without frills, but have everything you would expect from an international chain hotel. If you are looking for a reasonably priced place to sleep but little else, it fits the bill. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

room

Rooms are functional if a little small, mainly in white tones with some red notes, and the beds are comfortable. Otherwise a standard room offers a desk, internet connection and a flatscreen TV. There are a couple of more individual rooms, with classical music or seasonal themes designed by 'Helena' or 'Katerina'.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There are no coffee/tea facilities in the rooms, or safes, although there is a safe at reception.

bathroom

Bathrooms again are functional and reasonably sized rather than huge or opulent, but basic toiletries are provided and the cleanliness is top-notch, as you'd expect from an international economy brand.

Ask for extra towels--sometimes there is only one provided in the room.

lobby

A large, slightly bland lobby is brightened up with some greenery and orange chairs.

spa

Guests can use the wellness center at the next door Novotel, for a fee.

dining

A breakfast restaurant provides standard fare, but it's not always included in the basic rate.

drinking

There's a summer terrace in the hotel's courtyard, but it's not really a bar--more somewhere to take your breakfast if you fancy eating it al fresco.

LOCATION

Getting Around

You are close to I.P. Pavlova, a metro and tram stop with plenty of options for travelling across Prague. Wenceslas Square and the National Museum are around 10 minutes away on foot.

Restaurants

Pastacaffé (13-minute walk) delivers reliable fresh pasta and good, strong coffee. For Czech food, try Pivovarský dům (5-minute walk), a brewery which also sells superlative beer.

Bars

Vinárna U Sudu (13-minute walk) is a cave-like maze of a drinking den which celebrates wine not beer, for those who prefer grape to grain. Or for late-night entertainment, Nebe (11-minute walk) is a free club which plays cheesy tunes to an up-for-it crowd. There's a branch on Wenceslas Square.

WHY WE LIKE IT

It's a chain hotel that won't knock your socks off, but it's functional and reliable, and represents probably the cheapest air-conditioned rooms this close to the city center for business travellers or cost-conscious holidaymakers.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -222–865–777

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