The Charles - Prague

Josefska 1, Prague, Czech Republic, 11800show map
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Overview

Just around the corner from Prague Castle, The Charles dates back to 1997. Renovated in 2008, this pleasant hotel offers accommodation in a 4-story Renaissance building.

Set in Prague 05 district of Prague, around 25 minutes' walk from National Museum. The hotel is within 2 km from the city center of Prague.

Entertainment venues and restaurants are a short walk away.

A 20-minute drive will take guests to Ruzyne airport.

Rooms

Rooms have a modern decor and come with a mini-bar, air conditioning and a cupboard. The rooms are classic, fully equipped with baroque style furniture.

Eat & Drink

A rich buffet breakfast is served daily. The on-site first floor restaurant serves Czech cuisine. The lobby bar is the perfect place to relax with local drinks. Offering a selection of dishes, Bangkok Restaurant and Restaurant U Cerneho Orla are about 50 meters away.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 20 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   31.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 8 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
8 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Charles BridgeCharles Bridge1400 ft
Parizska StreetParizska Street3300 ft
RudolfinumRudolfinum2300 ft
Sternberg Palace - Czech National GallerySternberg Palace - Czech National Gallery2300 ft
Petřín HillPetřín Hill2300 ft
Czech National TheatreCzech National Theatre3000 ft
Waldstein Riding SchoolWaldstein Riding School1700 ft
Malostranská Subway StationMalostranská Subway Station1700 ft
Staroměstská Subway StationStaroměstská Subway Station2300 ft
Prague CastlePrague Castle1700 ft Prague 11908Czech Republic
St. Vitus CathedralSt. Vitus Cathedral1700 ftPrague Castle
Petrin HillPetrin Hill2900 ftUjezd Prague 1 - Lesser Town
Old Jewish Cemetery Old Jewish Cemetery 2900 ftSiroka 23/3 entrance at Pinkas Synagogue
Bethlehem Chapel Bethlehem Chapel 3200 ftBetlemske namesti 255/4
Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga) Old-New Synagogue (Staronova synagoga) 3200 ftChervena 250/2
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Bangkok RestaurantBangkok Restaurant100 ftJosefska 1
Blue Light barBlue Light bar100 ftJosefska 1
Pizza CanzonePizza Canzone100 ftJosekska 2
Restaurant U Cerneho OrlaRestaurant U Cerneho Orla200 ftMostecka 11
Malostranska BesedaMalostranska Beseda300 ftMalostranske nam 21
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VysehradVysehrad1.7 mi
Florenc Central Bus StationFlorenc Central Bus Station1.5 mi
Prague Main railway stationPrague Main railway station1.4 mi
Expo PrahaExpo Praha1.7 mi
Palladium Shopping CentrePalladium Shopping Centre1.1 mi
Prague National MuseumPrague National Museum1.2 mi
ZOOZOO1.9 mi
Prague State OperaPrague State Opera1.3 mi
metro I.P.Pavlovametro I.P.Pavlova1.4 mi
Old Town Square Old Town Square 3800 ft PragueCzech Republic
Old Town SquareOld Town Square4000 ftStare Mesto
Strahov MonasteryStrahov Monastery4000 ftStrahovske nadvori 1/132 inside Strahov Monastery
The Powder TowerThe Powder Tower5300 ftNamesti Republiky, 5 Stare Mesto
Municipal House Hall Municipal House Hall 1.0 miNam Republiky 5, Prague
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Getting around
Airports
Ruzyne (PRG)6.5 mi
Train
Prague - Dejvice4000 ft
Masaryk's Railway Station1.3 mi
Underground
Malostranská Subway Station2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1.1 mi
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  662  reviews
  • 10.0
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    The spacious room was very comfortable and had loads of character in the decor. Great breakfast and helpful staff. And awesome location btn the castle and bridge

  • 10.0
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    All superb. This really is a home from home which is what they say they set out to achieve. Excellent location. Superb breakfast. Even when we had to leave for an early flight at 5am, the hotel provided us with a superb 'breakfast to go'. Room was clean and spacious. We had an attic room so less street noise from the street. Perhaps only very slight niggle was the shower was a hand held shower and would have preferred a shower cubicle or at least a hook to hook up the shower head in order that we could stand uder it without having to hold it up ourselves. But would most certainly recommend to family and friends and have done so already. We are fairly fussy and not easily pleased but The Charles was one hotel that did meet our requirements. There's even a lounge area where you can make complimentary tea / coffee. Plus tea / coffee making facilities in the room. Plus a complimentary PC to use in the lounge if you do not have your own. Useful for checking in flights and checking emails etc. So all wonderful and well worth a visit. Prague itself is very interesting too. Perhaps better to find your own restaurants though rather than follow hotel staff reception. We always prefer to steer clear of the tourist traps.

    All excellent with exception of shower - as explained.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    i booked to stay at the Charles but due to pipe leakage my booking is tranferred to their sister hotel, Hotel Elite. Because i had a great stay there, i would like to leave a comment here. This weekend trip is for my bf's surprise birthday. i've arranged in advance with the charles and they transferred the request to the Hotel Elite as well. so we went to the hotel and they offered us free spa and a surprise birthday cake! my bf loved it and i am very pleased with their arrangement and great hospitality. the location of Hotel Elite is also fantastic as its not too touristy and walking distance to everywhere.we didnt have to take any trams or metro at all. the taxi offered by hotel to the airport is also affordable and good service.

    I must agree with other travellers that the hotel room is abit small though i was upgraded to deluxe room. apart from that the wifi in my room 116 is not great, so i spent most of my time at the bar as the wifi signal is stronger there. though i booked for double room, i was offered twin beds combined together which is not a great problem.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Close to many city sights= everything is in a very walking distance

    The bathroom was very small and extremely inconvenient though nicely equiped and clean

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I may say the following advantages 1)The hotel Charlas is located very near the famous bridge, 2) Easy to get the old town and subway. 3) There are many restaurants and pubs near by 4) The room we lived (room402) is very cosy place indeed.

    Now disadvantages: 1)The staff is slow really, if you do not ask twice no reaction at all 2) The breakfast is always the same (we stayed 4dayes)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Noise isolation of the windows are insufficient.

  • 10.0
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    We like so much this hotel. The location is perfect, near The Carlov's Bridge. The staff are polite and helpful. breakfast is small, but very tasty, every morning main courses were changed. Rooms are very clean and nice. In spite that the hotel was built in ancient style the facilities were in very good working.

    That for this small hotel the breakfast was very good, if compare with others.

  • 9.6
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    Great location, friendly staff and an excellent breakfast option.

    Soy milk would be a nice extra option for breakfast coffee. You know in case if you have a vegetarian guess, like my wife. However, there is a Starbucks coffee in the corner of The Charles so that would compensate to this problem

  • 7.4
    Very good

    best location ,nice staff'

    the noises from the bar hotel, it happened once during the weekend,proublems with the heating system in the room. it didn't feel like 4 stsrs hotel, more like 3 stars

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Recently spent three weeks at the Hotel Charles and found it to be a delightful older hotel, that for me captured the character of Prague. The accomodation was lovely and very clean, the staff were competent, extremely helpful and friendly. Everything was provided as promised and more. Much to my surprise and delight I was upgraded to a junior suite on the second floor from my originally booked single room. Accessibility was a priority for me and I was able to reach most areas on foot from the Charles. For those that try to avoid the sterile mediocrity of large modern hotels, I would recommend that you consider the Charles.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel is in a central position and the room was really nice and comfortable.

    We was in overbooking and we have been asked to move to an other hotel for the first night and later to move back. The price declared from boooking.com in euro was converted in czech crown in a clever way so that we payed 10-15% more. All this has been really disappointing and for this reason I do not advise this hotel to anybody.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Liked the position right in the centre of the city and the wonderful high ceilings of the rooms. The bathrooms and faclities have been very nicely redone recently.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location is really good, reception stuff speaks good english and is very helpful

    The map on website is not very informative, if it was subway station on it, it would be way easier to find it

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The hotel was beautifully furnished in all antigues with tall beamed ceilings painted in the traditional Czech style. The locations was fabulous, and it was just the kind of old European experience that I was looking for.

    We had reservations for 5 nights, and when we arrived we were told that there was a problem with the water and 2 floors were closed, so we were shipped off to a disappointing hotel called Casear Palace with none of the charm I was hoping for (and which the Charles had). I am suspicious of the whole story and think they just overbooked because we were told we would be picked up 2 days later to check into the Charles at 10 AM. When we arrived, we weren't able to check in because the previous guests had not checked out, and had to wait 3 hours for the room to be ready. If there was a water problem, why were there guests already in our room, and if the room wasn't ready, why did they send for us to be picked up at 10 only to have to wait 3 hour

  • 9.6
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    A very comfortable hotel in an older building, with an excellent location.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 8 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
8 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ruzyne (PRG)6.5 mi
Train
Prague - Dejvice4000 ft
Masaryk's Railway Station1.3 mi
Underground
Malostranská Subway Station2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1.1 mi
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