Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Scarborough, Marbella, Aberdeen and Venice - New Content

Scarborough, Napa Valley, Marbella, Aberdeen and Venice

New Content for this week - Monday 11th June

Each week we try to throw up as much great new content as possible carefully guiding our customers in the very best value hotels on the web. We choose 5 of the best hotels in any city and try to give a recommendation for every budget. Hopefully, we're doing a good job - do let us know!



Everyones favourite seaside resort, coming up with a top 5 for Scarborough is tough. However, taking into account quality, price, availability and location we managed it.

Why visit Scarborough? It's the world's oldest holiday resort and was once a thriving spa town where the UK's rich and famous would come to take the waters. Today, Scarborough has lost some of its fame non of its charm as those grand old seafront hotels are doing their 21st century "vintage" thing and turning themselves into boutique Scarborough hotels.



Few people need convincing on the white wash yacht club charm of Marbella. The favourite football training camp of the England football team and Premier League teams too, mingle with the rich and famous in Spain's premier resort.

This week we've added our guide to Marbella Hotels choosing among the best resorts and hotel both in Marbella itself and including Puerto Banus and San Pedro. Even if you're not part of the international jet set, use our site to pay the lowest price in every Marbella hotel.

See the best boutique, luxury and cheap hotels in Marbella in our Top 5 Marbella hotels lists. 



A surprising amount of people travel to Aberdeen, Scotland's third city is one of our most frequently requested destinations thanks to it's scenic location and oil industry the city gets an array of international visitors, often very wealthy international visitors!

When creating a top 5 list of hotels in Aberdeen we took a cross section of prices, locations and combined them to find the very best QPR (quality/price ratio) hotels in Aberdeen.

If you're making a trip up to Aberdeen any time soon we hope you'll find our guide to Aberdeen useful.


And lastly, the city of Romance itself, Venice. We're busily trying to add as much great content and city guides as we can at This guide to Venice was a very tough, very close call especially between #1 and #2 which could easily have reversed positions.

Trying to include something for everyone, our top 5 Venice hotels start from £56 Hotels in Mestre just off the island to a grand 5* hotel on the island. Interested to know which hotels made the top 5?

Find out the best value hotels in Venice with our Venice Top 5 Hotel Guide. 

See you next week!

Friday, 29 July 2011

Mamaison Riverside Hotel Smichov Prague

Mamaison Riverside Hotel Smichov Prague

Name: Mamaison Riverside
Stars: 5 Star Hotel
Past Customer Review: 4.5 / 5 Stars
Price Range: €63 to €250
Where to Book: Compare Hotels
Location: Smichov, Prague
Rooms: 79
Style: Boutique, Luxury
Metro: Andel or Karlovo Namesti
Tram: 5 mins Mala Strana & Stare Mesto
Breakfast: Full Free Buffet
Parking: Private & Free
Internet: High Speed & Wifi
Eating: Rooftop International Restaurant and Lounge Bar.

This is arguably the best value 5 star hotel in Prague. With a riverside location between two metro stations, a 5 minute walk to the Charles Bridge and gorgeously individually decorated rooms and first class service this would be a £200 a night hotel in London. As it is, we're in Prague and Superior Double rooms can be found here from €63 per night this November 2011. Use the comparison website, to ensure the best possible rate for your dates and room type in the Mamaison Riverside Hotel Smichov Prague.

Mamaison (not to be confused with Malmaison in the UK) is also a small chain of boutique style hotels with locations in Eastern Europe, this small, luxury brand are keen to develop and as such customer service at the Mamaison hotels is among the best that Europe has to offer, a young, forward thinking brand you will be pleased with the level of service.

Recent Review: We were in Prague for seven days and chose this hotel based on reviews, the price and the fact the hotel rooms have river views. By European standards, the room was massive. The bathroom was elegant, modern and had a great soaking bathtub (perfect after a long days sightseeing)! The bed was comfortable and sleeping was easy and there was no noise. We had a large balcony with a splendid view over the river, Charles bridge, the hrad complex; a perfect spot from which to people watch! The staff were always there for you whether that was concierge or breakfast waiting staff. All requests were greeted with a smile and none too large or too small. Of all the hotels we stayed in Europe this year, this was the best value for money. Excellence.

Bedrooms Mamaison Riverside Hotel Smichov Prague:
Room Types Available:
61 Superior Rooms
18 Suites
Individually controlled Air-Con
Laptop size safe
Flatscreen TV
Mini Bar
Bathroom with Tub
Wifi Internet
Pay TV & Satellite

Facilities Mamaison Riverside Hotel Smichov Prague:

Roof Terrace and Lounge
Secure Parking
Concierge & Ticket Booking
Conference Rooms
Massage Room
Picnic Baskets
Laundry Service
24 Hour Room Service
Wedding Service
Limousine Service

Location Mamaison Riverside Hotel Smichov Prague:

Some would consider this the best Smichov location as we're in North East Smichov which is closer to the Old Town and Mala Strana as well as a very short distance to the Charles Bridge, the hotel price doesn't really reflect the fact that we're only in Smichov in name really, as just across the bridge is Old Town/New Town borders, this hotel is perhaps the best placed in all of Prague if you want to stay in the city for a long stay as the whole city and its suburbs can be reached easily from here, even by foot.

In conclusion the Mamaison Riverside Hotel Smichov Prague is a great option for those looking for a luxury hotel close to the centre but still within Smichov, those who want a riverside view room will be very pleased with this hotel. There is rarely a negative review of this hotel and it is small enough to cope with individual requests. Probably one of the top 3 hotels in Smichov.

Do you disagree? Have you stayed at the Mamaison Hotel Smichov Prague? Do you think there is more information to add? Let us know and leave a comment.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Where should I stay in Prague?

Where should I stay in Prague?

Where should I stay in Prague?
When deciding where you should stay on your visit to Prague you need to take into account factors personal to you and your trip.

a) How long are you staying in Prague?
b) What is your hotel budget?
c) Why are you coming to Prague?

For nature, for beer, for an event, to meet with friends, for classical music, do you enjoy boating along rivers or hill walking, shopping for nicnaks or state of the art technological gadgets or are you just here to take photos to add to your facebook the moment you get home?

Whatever the reason you are visiting Prague, whether you want to stay in boutique luxury hotels or a hostel, the one criteria we all share is that we all want to pay the best price for any hotel we eventually choose.

We recommend using for this reason as they bring together the prices from 30 different companies (Expedia, Booking, the Hotels directly, etc) and compare all their rates for every single hotel in Prague. This way, even if you do want a Junior Suite in a 5 star hotel, at least you're paying the lowest price for that suite. It is very annoying to sit across from the smug man at breakfast who paid €400 less for his holiday than you and stays in the same room type. Ouch, so let's all not make that mistake firstly.

But what of the areas? Where should I stay in Prague?

Whether you're going to Prague on business or as a tourist there are really only a few districts in which to base yourself, even if you wish to immerse yourself in the life of a true Praguer you can do so in Smichov or Vinohrady and even in Nove Mesto.
What follows is a quick reference to the best places to stay in Prague dependent on budget, location and interests.

Prague splits neatly in two by the Vltava river and dissecting that, the most fabulous bridge in the world, the Charles Bridge. You will traverse this bridge many times on your stay in Prague so knowing its location will be a great point of reference for deciding where to stay.

So let's work our way down the map and decided "Where should I stay in Prague"

Where should I stay in Prague? Hradcany - Expensive part of town, on top of a hill with views all over Prague for miles around and into the suburbs, this is prime real estate. Here are the 5 star hotels like the Savoy and boutique hotels fashioned from the medieval buildings of Prague. However, this is a superb location as it is next to Pragues number 1 tourist attraction, the Hrad (castle), hence the name. This is tourist town, there's plenty of goulash and beer on offer here, but, it is absolutely stunningly beautiful and the views are incredible.

Stay here in Hradcany if...

+ You are prepared to run between €60-€120 a night for a 4 star hotel
+ You love history and architecture
+ You are looking for an olde worlde version of Prague with Ma Vlast playing in every courtyard, it's Disney Prague, but enchanting all the same.

The Best Hotel in Hradcany? - The Golden Well Hotel - currently nestles at #2 on Tripadvisor and directly under the Hrad. Not to be confused with the Golden Wheel, be careful. Prices here run from €150 to €550 so be sure to check with the comparison website.

Where should I stay in Prague? Mala Strana - Or "Lesser Quarter", right next to the Hrad, just underneath extending down toward Smichov and including St Nicolas' Cathedral, Petrin Hill and at least one half of the Charles Bridge (Stare Mesto may wish to claim the other), once again, this is iconic, touristic Prague. Unlike the Stare Mesto, there is a little more variance in the shops, less Amber for sale on this side but still a lot of gift shops running up Nerudova and along Mostecka.

This is the bourgeois heart of Prague, possible only Josefov rivals this area in terms of wealth. Mala Strana is quieter than the New Town or the Old Town of Prague, the noise really only comes from the classical music concerts and the large geese of the gardens, a gentle area, but still expensive, this is your blog writers favourite place to stay while in Prague.

Stay in Mala Strana if:
+ You like a relaxing, quieter area in the posher end of town
+ You want to be walking distance to all of Prague and stay close to the river
+ You like restored medieval architecture and baroque churches

The Best Hotel in Mala Strana?
Hotels in Mala Strana start from €50 per double and you can find them all on the comparison site However, the top ranking, best reviewed hotel in Mala Strana is the Aria Hotel Mala Strana. Expensive and voted top luxury hotel of 2011 - the rates here go from €150 to €400.

Where should I stay in Prague? Smichov. Well you've no doubt seen the name of our blog?! So there is a little bias perhaps in favour of the very fairly priced and home to the Praguers; Smichov. A little. But with good reason. Smichov is a regenerated area of Prague that is the beating creative heart of the city, artists, expats, web 2.0'ers and students all call Smichov home and the area has undergone huge investment at Andel. There is a brand new Mall and it is Smichov that has perhaps benefited (or some would say suffered) most at the coming of capitalism.

It's got it all, it has its grimy areas, it has many green areas and parks (the most actually), its got investment and new architecture, its got the Staropramen brewery and its on the river just underneath Mala Strana which makes it a prime location for tourists. Within 10 minutes you can be in the heart of the New Town, the Old Town or Mala Strana itself or you can take a leisurely walk up the river to the Charles Bridge.

The best thing about Smichov? It's got loads of luxury hotels that can be a third of the price of Mala Strana, Josefov and the Stare Mesto. Look at the last entry on this blog for example, 4 star hotel for €38 per night.

Stay in Smichov if:
+ You enjoy walking and exploring a city and a 20 minute walk to the centre is OK for you.
+ You want to stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel for under €80 per double.
+ You want to rub shoulders with the local Praguers and drink where they drink.

The Best Hotel in Smichov?
Hotels in Smichov start from €25 per double and you can, as we said before, find them all on the comparison site The best hotel in Smichov is the General Hotel Smichov and rates here start from around €80 and run up over €200 per double.

Phewee, thats the left bank of the Vltava done, time for the right bank!

Where should I stay in Prague? Josefov
The Jewish quarter, though now sadly with very little Jewish life at all, the area is still a place of pilgrimage for many Jewish people as well as being the most upmarket of all the areas of Prague. A couple of hundred years ago Josefov looked very different, it was run down and the stench drove people who did not belong in Josefov out. Much has changed since then. The area is now home to the most exclusive designers in the world with Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Burberry and others setting up shop on Parizska, Prague's #1 boutique shopping street and the street that joins Josefov to the Stare Mesto.

The area still has Prague's oldest synagogue and the Jewish cemetery and tours run here daily, it is also the home of the story of the Golem and you can pick up miniature golems anywhere in Prague. This is where the elite of Prague come to eat, party and where the most expensive apartments are. Josefov is in a great location on the Vltava, across from the Hrad and just above the Stare Mesto, it is for this reason that the average price for hotel rooms here are the highest in Prague.

Stay in Josefov if:
+ You are interested in 18th century or Jewish history.
+ You are into your designer labels.
+ You want to eat and drink at the most exclusive places in Prague.

The Best Hotel in Josefov?
Josefov Hotels are expensive, this is prime hotel tourist heaven so don't expect to pay much less than €80 even for a 3 star, once again use The best hotel in Josefov is the U Tri Bubnu and rates here start from around €70 - this is quite a bargain for the area.

Where should I stay in Prague? Stare Mesto

Frankly, this is where everyone wants to stay when they first come to Prague, though if you come back a second time, we bet you choose another part of the city. It's so touristy its crazy, and remember, you may be visiting Prague for the castle or the history but that pack of 20 guys you just saw chugging their Pilsners, they're here for a Stag Night and that's right, they're at your hotel!

This area is beautiful, its the place you will come back to again and again, guaranteed you will find yourself in the old town square three times on any given day in Prague, it seems like all roads lead here, it is gorgeous, its probably the most romantic and heart stopping square in Europe but stay here, or eat a full meal here, you shouldn't. It's too expensive. If money is no object, then carry on.

Stay in Stare Mesto if:
+ You want to be in the heart of the city at all times and noise does not bother you.
+ You don't like walking or perhaps walk slowly and so don't want to wander off the main beaten track.
+ You are ON that stag night!

The Best Hotel in Stare Mesto?
The Savic Hotel is getting a lot of positive press at the moment. Just 27 rooms and offers a perfect experience of Prague, individually taken care of, a very swanky establishment. Rooms start from around €80, which again, is an incredible price for this location just off the old town square.

Where should I stay in Prague? Nove Mesto

Funky Town, this is where the business heart of Prague is based and where the day to day deals get done, parking tickets get ripped up and huge billboards advertising low mortgage rates spring up, by the river, it's still very nice, much further south of Wenceslas Square, and even around there, it's a bit "too" real for many tourists. This is where the casinos and strip bars are located, its the lifeblood of the city and as such may be exactly where you want to hang out. It's where the gay bars (and Vinohrady) are located, its where the urban crowd go out on an evening, it's also where they work.
Stay in Nove Mesto if:
+ You like your culture, the National Museum and National Theatre are here.
+ You want to be close to Wenceslas Square.
+ You are on business.

The Best Hotel in Nove Mesto?
Eurostars David Hotel offers a fabulous price and is right next to the dancing house (that photo above that looks like a ... dancing house). Rooms here start from around €50 per double per night. Plus the hotel is right on the river. Bonus.

Where should I stay in Prague? Vinohrady

You will be disappointed to learn there are no vineyards in Vinohrady... but this is, some would argue ahead of Smichov, the fastest gentrification area of Prague. It certainly has many high class wine bars, and its location on the right bank of the Vltava is enough in many peoples eyes to place it ahead of Smichov as a low cost bargain place to stay. The area has undergone much regeneration, has some green parks and importantly, one of two fantastic 5 star hotels that have really brought the area to international prominence.

Some say the area looks like the West Side of Central Park New York, some say Left Bank Paris... we're not sure. Vinohrady is a serious contender for the best district to stay in Prague, with much natural Praguer life going on around it and a short walk to the Stare Mesto, as well as great tram and tube links.

Stay in Vinohrady if:
+ You like wine bars, good international restaurant, green areas.
+ You want Luxury at a bargain price.
+ You don't mind rubbing shoulder with the locals and taking a walk to the centre.

The Best Hotel in Vinohrady?
The very famous, very fabulous and ultra chic 5* Le Palais, another nod to its Parisian aspirations. Rooms here start at €125 and can go up to €500 for the top suites. Very posh. Other hotels in Vinohrady range in quality and good 3 star hotels can be had for as little as €40 a night. Once again, use to see over 500 Prague Hotels.

Where should I stay in Prague?
Do we have it all wrong? Have we missed something out? Do you disagree entirely? Pft. Ok then, where should I stay in Prague? Leave a comment.

Popelka Hotel Smichov Prague

Stars: 4 Star Hotel
Past Customer Review: 4.1 / 5 Stars
Price Range: €38 to €140
Where to Book: Compare Hotels
Location: Smichov, Prague
Rooms: 40
Style: Clean, Chain Business Hotel
Metro: 10 min walk to Andel
Tram: 5 mins Mala Strana & Stare Mesto
Breakfast: Free Buffet
Parking: Free of Charge
Internet: High Speed & Wifi
Eating: Small Bar and Breakfast room though not a restaurant for sit down evening meals provided.

The prices at this 4 star hotel can be as low as €38 for a double or as high as €140 depending on the time of the year and who you book with. This is why we recommend booking with because they show rates from 30 websites and have all the hotels in Prague on their website, so you're guaranteed the lowest prices.

The Popelka Hotel Smichov Prague is about half the price of similar hotels in Smichov because it is a 10 minute walk to the metro station whereas most Smichov hotels are based around Andel and the new shopping mall. However, this newly opened four star the "Cinderella" (Popelka is Czech for Cinderella) has the benefit of being exceptionally well priced, clean, modern, housed in a traditional Czech building, being small enough to offer great personal service plus, it is on a beautiful street between two parks, giving this city hotel a country feel. This mix is well appreciated by past guests who consistently rank it 4/5 and higher.

Recent Review: "We stayed in hotel popelka for 3 nights in August. The hotel was charming, very spacious and modern. The room was very clean and bathroom was very elegant. The hotel was in a great location, just outside of the city center, however I would recommend looking into getting tickets for the tram as we didn't do this and we ended up exploring everywhere by foot. The tram stop was only 5 minutes from the hotel. There was lots of choice at breakfast, cereals, fruit, hot food- eggs, bacon and beans and sausage. The service at reception was great, 24hour service and very friendly, multilingual staff, we were also able to leave our luggage there after we'd checked out as we had a later flight. The hotel is very quiet and so we had no trouble sleeping, as it was on the outskirts the city, between two parks and it was very peaceful."

Bedrooms at the Popelka Hotel Smichov Prague:

Room Types Available:
Standard Double Rooms
Standard Single Rooms
Wheelchair Access Rooms

The Popelka wants to offer those who visit Prague with a home away from home. The guests can enjoy the comfort and pleasant atmosphere from which they can enjoy the historic city of Prague. Guests will stay in non-smoker single or double rooms and apartments. On request we can also provide an additional comfortable bed. The rooms are furnished in an elegant Czech style and facilities in the rooms include a telephone, satellite television, minibar and safe as well as free Wifi. All rooms are en suite with a hairdryer.

Facilities at the Popelka Hotel Smichov Prague:


Bar and Breakfast Room
Secure Parking
Concierge & Ticket Booking
Conference Room
Children up to 6 stay Free
24 Hour Front Desk
Free Internet
Currency Exchange
Air Conditioning
That is quite an incentive for families with young children, children up to 6 years of age staying free is not always the case in all hotels so take advantage of that.

Location of the Popelka Hotel Smichov Prague:

The drawback of this cheap 4 star is the location, however, like everything in life this depends on your viewpoint. If you like to be surrounded by greenery on a city break and still be able to walk into the centre of the city then you will love the location. If you want to get to where you are going in a hurry and don't like to explore a city by foot then you will prefer to choose a hotel that is located next to the metro stop. That said, this hotel is just 1 street over from the tram stop and the tram is about 0.60€ so the saving you make here at the hotel will pay for the tram and a meal in a restaurant every day. €38 is astounding value for a 4 star hotel in any sizeable European city.

Have you ever visited the Popelka Hotel Smichov, or do you own the Popelka Hotel Smichov and would like to add some comments? We always welcome travellers and hoteliers alike to make comments on our reviews of Smichov Hotels Prague.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Moevenpick Hotel Smichov Prague

Moevenpick Hotel Smichov Prague

Stars: 4 Star Hotel
Past Customer Review: 4.2 / 5 Stars
Price Range: €53 to €145
Where to Book: Compare Hotels
Location: Smichov, Prague
Rooms: 442
Style: Clean, Chain Business Hotel
Metro: Andel
Tram: 5 mins Mala Strana & Stare Mesto
Breakfast: International Buffet
Parking: Multistory Car Park
Internet: High Speed & Wifi
Eating: Swiss and International Cuisine as well as beautiful garden roof terrace, famous as a Prague beauty spot with tourists.

Like most hotels in Prague, the prices between travel websites vary wildly and that is why we always recommend you use to ensure you pay the lowest price for your stay.

The famous and huge Moevenpick Hotel Smichov Prague is the biggest Hotel in Smichov, offering a wealth of different rooms, facilities and dining options as you'd expect in such an expansive hotel. However, the rooms are so well styled and thought out that this doesn't feel like your run of the mill tourist hotel. Located on Mozartova, surrounded by 3 parks and just a few blocks over from Andel metro stop, the hotel is in a beauty spot within Smichov and you can enjoy this via the roof terrace atop the hotel.

Recent Review: "We stayed here for a week in July and found the hotel perfect our purposes, we were upgraded upon arrival and had a huge room that was inviting, clean and well stocked. My son thought the cable car between hotels was fantastic and the view from the excecutive hotel is superb! Breakfast was top class, one of the best on our trip, and the location was handy with the train and tram stations just a short trot away I would certainly stay at this hotel again. "

Bedrooms at the Moevenpick Hotel Smichov Prague:  

Room Types Available:

278 Standard Rooms
136 Executive Rooms
28 Junior Suite Rooms

All rooms have high speed internet, air-conditioning, Television, a phone and minibar. Non-smoking rooms are available. Facilities include shops, two business centres, free shuttle bus to underground station, disabled access and multistorey car park.

Facilities at the Moevenpick Hotel Smichov Prague:

2 Restaurants & Bar
Multi Storey Parking
Cable Car Rides!
Airport Shuttle
Concierge & Ticket Booking
Business Centre
Gym and Sauna
24 Hour Front Desk
Steam Bath & Massage
Air Conditioning
Pets Allowed
Tennis Courts
Conference Facilities
Room Service
Shuttle bus to the Underground

The two restaurants offer a surprisingly large range of Czech and Swiss cuisine. Probably the only place in Prague to offer such a mix! This is because Moevenpick is a Swiss chain hotel.

Location of the NH Praha Padlicka Hotel Smichov Prague:

Although the hotel is well located in central Smichov on Mozartova and just a short walk away from the metro the hotel, lovingly, provides a free shuttle to the metro stop for those who prefer not to waste calories walking.

This location in Smichov allows the Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana) to be reached within 5 minutes by tram or underground, and Mustek/Stare Mesto can be reached in 10 via the same means. However, we recommend a walk through Smichov to the centre of Prague as the journey up the riverbank and over the Charles Bridge will be the highlight of your trip going from Praha 5, where the students and citizens live, to the Stare Mesto throws into perfect relief the difference between touristic and living Prague.

In between 3 green areas, the hotel has access to the volleyball and tennis courts of the surrounding parks and is a fabulous place to stay if you like our cities surrounded by green space. The Moevenpick is a little paradise in quite a gritty, though quickly gentrifying, neighbourhood.

Have you stayed at the Moevenpick Hotel Smichov? If so please let us know your comments.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

NH Praha Radlicka Hotel Smichov Prague

Stars: 4 Star Hotel
Past Customer Review: 4.5 / 5 Stars
Price Range: €80 to €158
Where to Book: Compare Hotels
Location: Smichov, Prague
Rooms: 134
Style: Ultra Chic & Modern, Design Hotel
Metro: Andel
Tram: 5 mins Mala Strana & Stare Mesto
Breakfast: International Buffet
Parking: Indoor and Outdoor
Internet: High Speed
Eating: Cocktail Lounge, Restaurant and 24 Hour Room Service

Just down the road from the previous hotel, the Angelo Hotel Smichov, on the same street in fact, Radlicka (hence the name) lies the NH hotel. These two hotels are not wildly different, the NH has a few more facilities and more classically designed than the Angelo which has a more funky flavour. The NH is also opposite a park, the Sady Na skalce green space. The NH is more popular with a slightly older crowd.

Recent Review: "We stayed in NH Praha Radlicka for 7 nights and we loved everything about it. The location is superb although the hotel is not in the heart of the city, we found this a positive. We took advantage of the large new mall that's just 4 minutes walking distance from the hotel as well as the many bars and restaurants, where food was cheaper than in centre (and many times of higher quality). The nearest metro station Andel was only two minutes walk, and the ride to Old Town Square takes about 6 minutes. The room was clean and there was no noise. We also had nice view of the city from the room.The breakfast was good and varied, the gym and sauna were very clean and well equipped. We saw this hotel advertised at many prices so it pays to shop around to get the best rate"

Bedrooms at the NH Praha Radlicka Hotel Smichov Prague:  

Room Types Available:
80 Standard Double Rooms
40 Superior Double Rooms
14 Junior Suite Rooms

All room types have hardwood floors, air-con, contemporary design, wifi Internet, satellite TV, direct dial telephones, personal safe and minibar and all rooms are en suite. Suites feature another separate room and a terrace. 

Facilities at the NH Praha Radlicka Hotel Smichov Prague: 

Restaurant & Bar
Indoor & Outdoor Parking
24 Hour Room Service
Airport Shuttle
Concierge & Ticket Booking
Business Centre
Gym and Sauna
24 Hour Front Desk
Baby Sitting Service
Air Conditioning
Pets Allowed

The Hotel has a rather stylish and swanky cocktail lounge where the prices for a cocktail are not too bad starting at €3. The hotel has plenty of modern areas to relax in including a very new and well equipped gym.

Location of the NH Praha Padlicka Hotel Smichov Prague: 

In between Andel and Praha Smichov metro stations the hotel is well located for the trams and the tube stops to the Stare Mesto, Wenceslas Square or Mala Strana, on a map the hotel is located on the western back of the Vltava almost level with Vysehrad, which is a 15 minute walk and an excellent alternative day trip to the city centre.

The hotel also benefits from its prime location on one of Smichov's main streets, Radlicka, and as such has access to all the great, and low cost, local bars and restaurants of the area showcasing a little more Czech cuisine than the overpriced eateries of the centre.

Leave a Comment:
Have you been to this hotel? If so, what was your experience? We have had many positive reviews of the NH Praha Radlicka Hotel Smichov before, but is there anything that can be improved? Do you think another hotel in Smichov offers better value? Let us know your Smichov Hotel experiences.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Angelo Hotel Smichov Prague

Angelo Hotel Smichov Prague

Stars: 4 Star Hotel
Past Customer Review: 4.5 / 5 Stars
Price Range: €86 to €150
Where to Book: Compare Hotels
Location: Smichov, Prague
Rooms: 168
Style: Ultra Chic & Modern, Design Hotel
Metro: Andel
Tram: 5 mins Mala Strana & Stare Mesto
Breakfast: Huge and Free
Parking: Valet
Internet: High Speed

No hotel better typifies the area of Smichov than the Angelo Hotel Smichov Prague. The hotel is decorated in an ultra modern contemporary Czech style and is very in keeping with the Andel district where bright colours and glass are the general leitmotif. Mixing traditional Czech themes with post Communist retro style, the Angelo Hotel gives you a glance into the beating heart of Czech design (mixing clean lines and irony) whilst still being really close to the centre of Prague.

Above you can see Smichov as seen from across the river in Central Prague (Stare Mesto). The metro station, Andel, is 2 blocks over from the hotel and the Vltava, 5 blocks, meaning the hotel is walking distance for a morning stroll up to the Charles Bridge. The Angelo Hotel Smichov is also very popular with past guests with review scores very high on and Tripadvisor. 

Recent Review: "Just returned from a 5 night stay at the Angelo hotel with a small group and have to say how brilliant it was. Everybody in our group loved the hotel and the Prague experience. The design is flawless and is really comfortable too, the staff at reception are extremely helpful, well presented and speak perfect English, the location is ideal, near the Andel metro and round the corner from a huge clothes and shopping mall, the meals are exceptional, rooms have lovely fittings and are very clean. For the price, this is surely one of the best done Design hotels in Europe. Smichov is a really nice district with lots of bars and restaurants, I felt safe and the prices were low."

Bedrooms at the Angelo Hotel Smichov Prague: 

Room Types Available:
49 Superior Double Rooms
76 Superior Twin Rooms
21 Executive Double Rooms
17 Executive Twin Rooms
3 Junior Suites
2 Senior Suites

All rooms have air con, plasma TV, tea and coffee facilities, en suite, mini bar, safe and high speed internet connections.

Facilities at the Angelo Hotel Smichov Prague:

Restaurant & Bar
Valet Parking
Room Service
Airport Shuttle
Concierge & Ticket Booking
Business Centre
Gym, Swimming Pool and Sauna

Pet Friendly! That's right, you can even take Jake the Terrier or Sam the Siamese on holiday with you!

There is a Jazz Bar at the hotel and a Fireside bar and restaurant serving International and Czech cuisine and International and Czech Wines too.

Location of the Angelo Hotel Smichov Prague: 

Located in on Radlicka Street, Smichov, Prague 5, between the new Andel Shopping centre, the Andel Metro and the park area of Mrazovka. The hotel is a 3 minute walk to the Vltava river. The closest bridge connecting is Paleckeho Most. The Smichov area has been under gentrification for the past 10 years and this area has some of the best value restaurants and bars in the city.

To conclude: The Angelo Hotel Smichov is perfect for those wishing to explore Prague as the Smichov location offers fantastic value and is close to Mala Strana, the River and the Old Town, Josefov and Wenceslas Square. All of this is 20 minutes by foot, but 5-10 minute by tube or tram.

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