Our last trip out of the country for 2019 took us to Prague for the Christmas Markets. It’s location, a short walk from Old Town (and thus very close to all the Christmas markets), led us to choose the Hilton Prague Old Town over the Hilton Prague which is a little further out. Our status as Diamond members means we got free breakfast and lounge access here.
The hotel is approximately a 30 minute journey from Prague Václav Havel Airport via Taxi. (Bolt or Uber will cost you between 300CZK – 400CZK (£10 – £14)) There is also a hotel taxi arranged through the Hotel which will set you back 990CZK (£33.)
If public transport is more your thing you can choose between the airport express bus (45czk from the visitor information desk (£1.50) or 60czk (£2) from the driver. This takes you to Prague Main Train Station which is about a 10 minute walk to the hotel. Alternatively you can buy a public transport ticket for 32CZK (£1ish) and take a combination of bus/tram to the hotel (the tram will drop you around a minutes walk from the hotel!)
Nearby you have a shopping centre, supermarket, restaurants and fast food places such as McDonald’s. Around a 10 minutes walk will take you down into Old Town. Most things are in walking distance but alternatively the tram a minute or so away provides easy access to Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Petrin Tower (using the funicular too!)
Hilton Prague Old Town
The first thing we noticed stepping out the taxi was how pretty the hotel was decorated for Christmas! As you enter the hotel, to your left is the reception area and to your right the bar/lounge area. (Almost) straight ahead are the lifts and breakfast/restaurant area. Despite the check in area being very hectic we was checked in quickly. As Diamond members we were upgraded to a king executive room from the standard guest room.
As you walk into the room you’ll see the bathroom on the left side and on the right you’ll see the wardrobe which inside has an ironing board and iron, hair dryer and safe. Further down on the right you’ll see the tea/coffee facilities, as well as the rooms mini bar, part on display and part in a fridge inside the draw.
In the main space of the room you have the bed on the left side (very comfy, we slept very well here!) with bedside tables and plugs/USB charging sockets. On the right you have the TV… we weren’t here to watch the TV so can’t really speak for the variety offered but I remember there were a few English channels at least!
At the far end of the room you have a small desk and chair on the left side. On the right side there is an armchair and small table. On the table was our welcome gift of water and chocolate stones. (posh smarties 😉 ) In between was the window with a view… well of the construction across the road and opposite the front of the hotel.
The bathroom was a reasonable size and had a shower with no bath. I felt the shower water flow was a little weak. If the shower head was larger I feel the experience would be more pleasant when showering. There were Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries provided. The lighting and mirror were good… too good I’m told if you your skin is playing up!
The executive lounge offers breakfast, tea time, cocktails and cheese time at certain hours through the day. There was also the standard offering of soft drinks, hot drinks and crisps/sweets etc. throughout the day. The staff in the executive lounge were great! They provided a lot of at seat service (drinks, reservations and recommendations etc.) They even made sure there was gluten free food for me to eat! The lounge is quite small so in the evening for cocktail time the lounge is often full unless you arrive early. If the lounge is full you will be sent downstairs to the main bar with a voucher. This enables you to enjoy the same offering you have in the lounge (alcohol and nibbles) in the bar area. I would preference this over the lounge in the evening as it’s a much more relaxing area… and not as stuffy!
As a diamond member we was offered complimentary breakfast in the Restaurant or in the Executive lounge. In the restaurant you’ll find a good selection of pastries, bread, continental meats, salad, fruit, yogurts, cereal and cooked options such as bacon, sausages and eggs etc! There is also a little health foods section with Gluten Free items. On the two times we visited it was incredibly busy. This meant some items weren’t restocked as frequently as the demand required! There was a huge queue to be seated at various points! The breakfast area isn’t the biggest so they also overflow into the bar/lounge area too.
We enjoyed breakfast in the restaurant however if you have access to the executive lounge I would recommend taking your breakfast there. (Pictures above.) It has a smaller range BUT It’s a far more peaceful and relaxing experience!
Our stay at the Hilton Prague Old Town was one of my favourite in 2019. The service was great, location was good and it’s executive lounge, although small, is fantastic (staff included!) It’s another hotel that I would happily return to in the future. We paid around 12,700CZK for our 3 night stay (about £430.) Redemptions are currently priced at a maximum of 50,000 points a night. For more details and booking click through here. – https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/czech-republic/hilton-prague-old-town-PRGOTHI/index.html
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