4 Star, You're kidding!
This is truly a 3-star hotel pretending to be a 4-star hotel. First, the good stuff:
1. Located 1 block from the metro and 1 block from one of the city's main shopping streets.
2. Old building with good-sized rooms with tall ceilings.
3. Cheerful, good-sized, modern baths with a tub that a 6'4" man could almost fit in.
4. The "Pit and the Pendulum" restaurant, a few blocks away (on a side street), very good food, cheap prices, menu in six languages.
Now the bad news...
1. Beware of the in-room porno! As you channel-surf, you will land on the porno channel and IT IS NOT CENSORED! When I came across it, the performers' "private parts" were so upclose, I felt like I was one of the actors!
2. The breakfast room was bright and cheery but you got the feeling that the chef really doesn't know how to cook "Western" food. It wasn't bad-tasting; it just didn't taste exactly like eggs (for example) as we know them. I was also surprised that the orange juice was canned.
3. There was a bar off the lobby and the breakfast room served dinner (which the hotel invited all the guests to via flyers they put under your door) but it seemed that few people ate dinner at the hotel and the bar closed early most nights.
4. Biggest disappointment: location. This is at the far end of the part of Prague that would interest tourists. All in all, it was fairly quick to get to most places, but since you're at one end, you're constantly passing through areas that you've already been to. (If the hotel were more in the center, you could walk in different directions, each day, without passing thru the same area).
Bottom line: If you can't find other accommodations, the Seven Days is a good-quality THREE STAR (that thinks it's a FOUR STAR) hotel. If you go with that attitude, you'll be fine. And be careful when you're channel-surfing.
This was our first trip abroad for 20 years. So we were hoping to feel relaxed in our hotel. Well the Seven Days did not disappoint. From the moment our taxi dropped us off the staff were attentive and friendly.
The buffet breakfast kept us going well into the afternoon.
The room was large with en-suit bath and shower.
Location is ideal for exploring the main sites of Prague.
Would highly recommend the Seven Days to anyone.
The seven days hotel is a lovely hotel, from the moment we got out of the taxi the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The rooms are spacious and the bed is very comfy after a long day walking it is bliss to have a cat nap in the room. When we stayed the temperature outside was minus 12 but the rooms are so warm (once we had sussed the central heating). Even though on a busy street the rooms are very quiet. Breakfast was self serve and very nice. Location was fine, close to Wenselacas Square but a good 10 - 15 min walk to the old town and 20 mins to Old Charles Bridge but really when you are in a beautiful city like Prague it does not matter. The lobby bar was a good opporunity to unwind at the end of the day before having a sleep before the night time and the prices were not bad. Take the opportunity to use the trams to go up to the Castle. They are cheap and easy to use. I would definitly come back to Prague and would not hesitate recommending Seven days hotel. I came to Prague for my 30th birthday and the hotel manager even put a basket of fruit in my room on my birthday which was a nice touch.
The hotel is very easy to get to. From the airport take the bus and then metro to the museum. Follow the signs to Zitna, walk up the hill (50p, yes just 50p). The whole journey should take less than one hour.
Hotel well insulated from busy roads outside, one negative is that you cannot open the windows. If you get the room with the statues on the balcony you may think someone is about to jump when it's dark.
Breakfast is very good and you can eat as much as you like. The dining area is very refined. The rest of the facilities are at an extra cost (Jacuzzi etc)
Would not recommend eating in the hotel as it is very expensive. Just down the road try the Ceska Hospoda for some simple Czech fare and the very posh but inexpensive by western standards restaurant behind radio free europe Zahrada v Opeøe .
Another good night out can be had at the opera see (-)opera(-)navsteva_opery for details
Hotel is not central, but Prague is very compact and you can take in most of the sights on foot. When you get tired the tram stop for route 22 is just round the corner and this will take you all the way to the castle, funicular, malonstranke etc, for again 50p.
Check out time is midday, but they do have a secure luggage area.
Check out their website, it has on line booking (-)sevendayshotel(-)
Overall thought it was a very good hotel, at a good price. Hope you find the same, we intend to go back again.
The Seven Days Hotel
We stayed at the Seven Days hotel from the 20th to the 24th of February. We really enjoyed staying at the hotel and we thought that the facilities were of a high standard.
It was easy to reach the hotel from the airport. We bought a ticket from the airport for the equivalent of about £6, which allowed us to travel on the buses, metros and trams for 7 days. This was really good value and easy to use. The only downfall was the walk up Zitna from the metro station to reach the hotel, but it was much better value than a taxi. We could also get onto the trams when travelling around the city.
Our room in the hotel was very clean and well decorated. We had a very large room with a lovely bathroom. They even provided slippers, a dressing gown and a variety of toiletrees, which were really useful.
The breakfast was varied and tasty and served until 11, which was good if you wanted a lie in. We didn't really need to speak to the staff very much, but they were friendly when checking in and out.
The hotel is about 2 minutes from Wenscelas Square, but a little further from other areas such as the Little Quarter and the Jewish Quarter. If you want a very central location, this may not be the hotel for you. Although, it was lovely to walk through the city to reach any of these places. The hotel is also on a busy road, which can be difficult to cross, but there is no road noise when in the hotel.
We found lots of places to eat in the evening, which were located near to the hotel. It felt safe to wander around after dark and we found lots of reasonable places, both during the day and in the evenings.
Overall, we would recommend the hotel, especially to younger couples and groups of friends. The rooms were lovely, the breakfast enjoyable and we really enjoyed staying there. The hotel made our stay in Prague very memorable.