Great Hotels in Prague and Vienna?

Aug 26th, 2015, 11:36 PM
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Great Hotels in Prague and Vienna?

I am going crazy looking at hotels. Can anyone please recommend their favorite, must stay, hotel in Prague and in Vienna?

Thank you.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 12:27 AM
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my must stay hotels in Prague just might not be suitable for you as I usually stay well out of the city and usually in 3 star hotels with the occasional foray into 4 stars if I get a deal.
have you tried to make a shortlist?
If you do that I can maybe advise on some of the places in Prague.
http://www.livingprague.com/hotel.htm
Have a look at this link , you might get some good info there to help you make a choice . I am friends with Jason that runs this website and he has lived in and around the Prague area for about 20 years and spends a fair bit of his time making sure his info is correct.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 02:24 AM
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We were in the Czech Republic in June, and stayed in an absolutely great hotel called Residence Agnes. Here is their URL: http://www.residenceagnes.cz/

To read more about this great hotel, check out my web page on this trip which includes lots of information about Prague. Below is the URL.

http://www.travel.stv77.com/czechia/czechia.html
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Aug 27th, 2015, 02:40 AM
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I really enjoyed Kings Court hotel last year - close to Namesty republiky (nearly ON it actually).
Also at same place Hotel de Paris was ok, but less great.
I find hotels in Prague a good quality/price ratio : I paid about 100 e (very cheap compared to Paris rates).
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Aug 27th, 2015, 06:13 AM
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It would help to know your budget and expectations.

For me a "great" hotel would imply very luxurious - the best (and possibly most expensive) in town in a very central location.

What do you mean by "great" and what are you willing to spend per night - a specific amount not "reasonable" which can mean anything?
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Aug 27th, 2015, 06:51 AM
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My favorite hotel in Prague is the Hotel Pariz, I've stayed there twice now (I think they call themselves Hotel Paris now). Super location, very comfortable, good service. And the rates often aren't that bad for that level of hotel.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 07:55 AM
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Another vote for Hotel Paris in Prague.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 08:01 AM
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If I stay in Vienna I usually look up www.hrs.com and select a luxury hotel which offers a good rate. If you use the search criteria it is a quick and easy procedure. You see available hotels only, the price is displayed, distance to the city centre and if you click on the hotel's name you can see amenities, photos and reviews.

I would do the same for Prague.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 08:27 AM
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I don't know your tastes, but if you like a pretty, comfortable, small boutique hotel, I recommend At the Golden Scissors http://www.uzlatychnuzek.cz/

I found it authentic, magical and friendly. The location is perfect -- on the island between old and new towns, accessible from a staircase in the middle of St. Charles Bridge. So you can be in the thick of things in two minutes, but the island feels peaceful and far from the crowds.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 09:26 AM
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STATE YOUR BUDGET.

Without that information, we're all throwing stuff at the wall in the hope it sticks.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 05:56 PM
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unclegus: Thank you so much for the info. Very helpful. I am trying to decide between Hotel Kings Court, Hotel Paris Prague or the Radisson Blu.
Which one sounds the best??

I will be travelling with my husband and daughter of 15. So the most important thing for me is cleanliness and space. I prefer King bed and a fabulous shower. It's a vacation for me, so I like to be pampered a bit. We don't mind trams. Of course, right in Old Town sounds the best, if it isn't too expensive.

sssteve: Thank you. The hotel you suggested had no availability so it must have been great.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 06:32 PM
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Are you looking for one room or two? And true king size beds are quite rare in europe - queen is usually the largest you can find.
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Aug 27th, 2015, 07:47 PM
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pariswat: So glad to hear you mention the Kings Court. It was on my list. A bit on the pricey side.

NYtraveller: Totally understand. A "Great Hotel" to me is a 5 star at a 4 or 3* price. As I mentioned, in a previous response, I prefer a King Bed, CLEAN and fairly spacious room and fabulous shower. I would prefer not to pay more than $400/night US$$

Traveller1959: Thank you for the advice. I will try that cite.

Unclegus: One last one to add to my list of choices - "the Golden Scissors"
O.k., that's my list. Which one????
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Aug 28th, 2015, 12:19 AM
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I think I will leave it to you to decide over all what place offers you the best deal but will give my prefrences on location. I have not stayed in any of these hotels but know the various areas pretty well.
Personally I would discount Radisson Blu, not because of the hotel; but the location, central yes but if you are going to meet a stag Party or large groups of partying people you will find them in this area,there are several "adult " clubs in the area.Not that it is unsafe but likely to be busy and noisy at night.
Kings Court and Hotel Paris are both great hotels and the location is superb right behind the wonderful Municiple House. easy walk to Old Town square and also very easy to walk to get trams at metros at nearby Namesti Republicky, numerous shops(Big Palladium mall) cafes,bars and resturants in the area.
The Golden Scissors would probably be my choice as I just love the area it is in and always have a walk around there when I am in Prague. It is on Kampa Island just off Charles Bridge,whilst the bridge and the immediate streets around that area can be really busy ,take the steps off the bridge onto Kampa Island and you get some real peace and tranquillity.
You can access this area from other streets but it still is a lovey haven in the bustle of Prague, several nice resturants and bars in the immediate area but easy to walk onto the Charles bridge and get to other places.Public transport is a bit more of a walk but nothing major.
Hope this gives you something to think about but I think you would be fine with Kings Court or Hotel Paris if the Golden Scissors location is not ideal for you.
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Aug 28th, 2015, 03:43 AM
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Just wondering when you are visiting , there are some tram works in the city at the moment and from what I hear quite a bit of work at Namesti Republicky
http://www.dpp.cz/en/
this link will give you info.It is certainly going to affect me when I visit again in October.
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Aug 28th, 2015, 04:40 AM
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One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in, and we have traveled a lot, is the K & K Hotel in Prague. simply wonderful in every respect, check out my review on Trip Advisor for this hotel.
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Aug 28th, 2015, 05:10 AM
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I absolutely loved the Aria Hotel in Prague. It was a splurge but worth it.

The Hotel Bristol in Vienna is very nice but again not cheap. It was a business trip so I don't know how much it was. I think it's somehow connected with Marriott in terms of using points but I'm not sure.
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Aug 28th, 2015, 05:19 AM
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Vienna

Hôtel Konig von Ungaren, just off Stephansplatz

Hôtel am Stephansplatz

I like to be in the center of things.

Prague

Might not have been my first choice but a friend got us a great deal at the Intercontinental. Loved the location and comfort.
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Aug 28th, 2015, 05:22 AM
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Vienna

Hôtel König von Ungaren, just off Stephansplatz

Hôtel am Stephansplatz, across from the cathedral

I like to be in the center of things.

Prague

Might not have been my first choice but a friend got us a great deal at the Intercontinental. Loved the location and comfort.
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