Prague is a vibrant city in the Czech Republic. Whether you are staying in Prague as a first-time visitor, a repeat tourist or here on business, you’ll want to locate yourself near the city center. Intercontinental Prague is centrally located to the Jewish Quarter and the romantic Vltava River walk. You’ll be near clean and safe public transportation and the hotel offers great views of the surrounding areas.
This tourist and business hotel was built in Prague in 1974 and was popular with visiting dignitaries during the communist regime. Situated in the heart of downtown, the hotel served as an excellent home based for our three-day visit to the “City of One Hundred Spires” before we left for our Danube River cruise with AmaWaterways.
We stayed on the seventh floor of the 372-room hotel. Ours was a standard king bed with a river view. The room was spacious and comfortable with a desk, two chairs and a small table near the window, looking out to the Vtlava River. We had a minibar and carafe for heating up hot water for tea, coffee or an amazingly tasty hot chocolate powder made in Germany. The bathroom offered a shower/tub combination and featured Agraria bath amenities.
Included in the room were two cotton robes, while slippers were left bedside, nightly, along with a bed time story placed on our pillow, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into Prague and its unique culture, history, and local landmarks.
After a long day of touring this walkable city we headed up to the rooftop terrace. We enjoyed cocktails while the sun set and admired the gorgeous views of the Jewish Quarter below. We didn’t have a chance to eat at Zlata Praha restaurant, inside the hotel, but we spoke with a couple who dined at the restaurant earlier that evening and they gave it a positive thumbs-up review.
We did, however, make time for the pool and enjoyed the breakfast buffet each morning of our stay.
The people of Prague, and the Czech Republic in general, seem to have an appreciation for health and wellness. At 11,000 square feet, the health club and spa in Prague offers guests a place to relax and recharge after a busy day of sightseeing or replenish the tank after business meetings. I didn’t have the opportunity to experience the spa on this trip, but I did enjoy the indoor salt water pool. In addition to the cardio and workout facilities, the hotel offered two saunas, a whirlpool, fitness and aqua bar, a relaxation lounge and stretching room.
In summary, Intercontinental Prague is a very nice hotel, located 20 minutes by car from Prague Ruzyne International Airport and five minutes from the main railway station. The hotel is a short walk to the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge and plenty of street shopping. Our deluxe king room rented for 242 Euro per night during the time of our stay.
The average room rates start at 80 Euro and continue to 400 Euro per night. Breakfast packages are available with hotel stay. Check the website for price-guaranteed rates online. You can also book through Priceline or Hotels.com
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Hotel review and photography supplied by travel destination expert Nancy D. Brown. She received a media rate for review purposes during her hotel stay.