Pension Prague City was our home for the last six days. When choosing accomodation for our trip to Prague I went for price. I ruled out hostels because of the length of time we were away and the kids and decided to book basic, cheap accomodation with the right amount of beds and a private bathroom. Pension Prague City ticked all my boxes so we booked.
Because our flight landed late, we checked in at midnight. A lot of the smaller hotels in Prague have a problem with this but Pension Prague City has a 24 hour reception. The man on reception gave us our key and explained that we were in a different building a short walk away. There was nothing in the building except “apartments” so we had two keys, one to the front door and the other to our room.
We lugged our bags down the road and up many stairs to room number 31. First impressions of the room were that it was clean, basic and hot! It consisted of two rooms. One room had a double bed and a single bed, a fridge and a small wicker sofa. The other room had a double bed, a fan a wicker box seat and a wardrobe with four hangers. The bathroom had a shower, toilet and sink.
There was a sign saying to ask reception for items such as kettles and hairdryers, although this had to be done by walking around the corner and collecting the items, if they were available, as there were no phones in the room.
The curtains were thin and possibly see through, however we were that high up it didn’t matter. The windows opened fully and with the fan on, windows open in both rooms and the door between the rooms open, we were cool enough to sleep.
Having stayed in the apartment a number of nights we actually quite liked it. It wasn’t luxury by any means but for the price I paid, I would not expect that. It was essentially somewhere safe to sleep, and a base to escape back to for rest. The beds were surprisingly comfortable but could have done with better or more pillows as I found myself folding the pillow up to try and sleep. There was no cleaning service during our stay so we bought toilet roll in the shop down the road and emptied our own bins. Toiletries were provided, these consisted of sachets of shampoo and packets of soaps. You could ask for more at reception when they ran out.
Despite the sign telling us not to leave any valuables in the room because their safety couldn’t be guaranteed, the room and building didn’t ever feel unsafe.
We had to check out by 11 on our last day and as our flight wasn’t until evening we asked to leave our bags at the hotel while we went to the zoo. The lady on reception told us to leave them with the other bags. The reception room was full of luggage. This was slightly concerning as it was a public area and anyone who walked in off the street had access to our bags. We hid them as best we could under a table and took our valuables with us. When we returned later we were asked if we were checking in and the same lady had no recollection of us leaving that morning!
We had a good stay at Pension Prague City and if we were travelling to Prague on a tight budget again I would choose this hotel without hesitating.
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There were lots of stairs to get to the room.
The rooms were big, and naturally lit from large windows.
The windows opened wide and we were high up from the street.
The door between the rooms had a glass panel.
There was no bath, only a shower.
The accomodation was basic so does not contain many luxuries.
The only kitchen equipment was a fridge and three glasses.
There was a floor standing fan to keep cool but no air conditioning.
The hotel was relatively close to everything on public transport, however trams could get very busy and we ended up using uber to get around.
There was free wi-fi.
The TV in the room was tiny and had no English channels.
The room locked with a key.
There weren’t many breakable items in the room.
The hotel is in Prague 3, about a 30-40 minute walk to Prague old town and attractions. There is a small Tesco five minutes away and other nearer small shops selling drinks and basic food. The tram line is a five minute walk and trams take about ten minutes to get to the old town.
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