Very Nice Hotel - Tulip Inn Prague Terminus
My boyfriend and I stayed here from the 6th - 9th November 2005. We found it to be a great hotel, the staff were friendly, although we did walk past the entrance on arrival (it's not obvious!!!!) There are quite a few steps to the reception so probably not suitable for people with mobility problems.
Our room(610)was cosy, not huge, but big enough for us (and a king size bed) and was very clean and tidy. We were on the 7th floor and so had velux windows but they let in loads of light. The bathroom was great, and spotless, clean towels everyday.
Breakfast is served in a basement room, but it is not dark and there is plenty of food, with once again helpful staff. There was hot and cold breakfasts available. The lobby bar was nice, not too expensive and the barman spoke good English.
The hotel seemed to have a good mix of nationalities staying there.
We felt that the hotel was just the right distance from town, we walked to Old Town Square in about 15 minutes (and I am not a fast walker). The area around the hotel was a bit more, well, not run down, just not touristy I guess, but we felt safe and not out of place.
All in all a great hotel, probably not the place to stay if you want to spend lots of time in your hotel, and want a hotel with lots of extras, but a brilliant and comfortable base to explore from.
We booked our room through hotelsczech.com and got a rate of £45 per night inc. breakfast and taxes. The hotel said they would match this rate as well.
We caught the Cedaz minibus from the airport to the centre and walked the 5 mins to the hotel and did the reverse coming back, it was very easy.
One other thing, we ate at different places and would have to recommend Ebel Coffee Shops, Red Hot and Blues and especially 'Rustica', the Italian around the corner from the hotel - it was fantastic and cheap.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone, we would stay there again.
Tulip Inn Prague Terminus a very good (and pleasant) value for the money
My son and I stayed at the Tulip Inn over the Thanksgiving holiday week (while visiting a daughter who is living and working in Prague). I had booked the hotel via Expedia. We were very pleased with our stay (in fact, for the money, I'd place this between above average and excellent). It is true that the hotel is on a busy street, but with a street-side fourth floor room, we heard little more than the occasional siren or honking horn (which would be expected in any city setting). The staff was very helpful -- I had previously sent e-mails regarding choice of beds / need for taxi to and from the hotel. Email responses were prompt, friendly, and helpful. We reserved a taxi to and from the hotel -- at 680 crowns, it wasn't a bargain price (approximately $28 -- also not terrible) -- but we were met at the airport, and delivered to the door (much appreciated at night on little sleep :)). On the return, the driver arrived promptly at 6:00am as requested.
Our hotel room was large based on my previous experience with European hotels. The hotel was older, but clearly freshly refurbished, with a nice combination of 12-foot ceilings, large windows, and a very new (and large and comfortable) bathroom. The tub/shower was both functional and comfortable (the tub had the perfect slant for those of us who like to read books in the tub!). There was plenty of counter space. Maid service was efficient and competent. The hotel provided an in-room safe that was easily programmable. There was a computer with free Internet access in a pleasant room off the lobby.
Breakfast was in a basement room -- but it was well lit, with vaulted ceilings, and the effect was cozy, not subterranean. Breakfast was more than ample -- eggs, bacon, ham, sweet breads and breads for toasting; six kinds of muesli/cereal with bowls of hazelnuts and walnuts for adding to the cereal; yogurts, milk, juice/coffee/tea, and platters of cheeses and meats. Food was re-filled very promptly -- even when dining towards the end of the breakfast period (with a 15-year old along, we hedged toward the later, rather than the earlier :)). I really enjoy the fact that European hotels use ceramic dishes, rather than the styrofoam stuff found in the States.
The hotel is not directly in Stare Mesto -- but it was no more than a 5-8 minute walk to either Stare Mesto or Nove Mesto -- frankly, very convenient. The Namesti Republicki metro stop was just down the street, around the corner (along with a number of tram stops). The Metro is easy to negotiate, even without any knowledge of Czech.
I would happily stay here again (and happily visit Prague as well!). BTW, we ate inexpensively, but well -- some favorite stops -- Albio (up-scale vegetarian), Pizzeria Grosseto (despite the name, good Italian of all sorts -- very nice atmosphere, beer, wine), Green Tomato (also Italian), a nice Mexican restaurant in Male Strana, whose name escapes me (around the corner from a second good Mexican restaurant, La Cantina) -- also in Male Strana, try the Hanging Coffee (despite the name, full food service). If you are a coffee drinker, definitely try Kava Kava Kava in Nove Mesto -- good coffee (and Internet access) -- Ebel Cafe was a pleasant stop in Stare Mesto (though perhaps better coffee at Kava Kava Kava).
Great rooms, great price
I came to Tulip Inn Prague Terminus with no great expectations and left wandering how on earth this hotel ended up with only three stars. OK, the location is not perfect. It is situated close to a rather busy big road. However, I got an enormous room facing the big road and was not the least bit bothered by the trafic. The bathroom was also nice, newly decorated and very spacious. The staff was friendly, the breakfast buffet had everything you need and a bit more. I was there at a seminar and the meeting rooms were also well over average.
The hotel was clean and nicely decorated and only a few minutes walk from the old center of town.
I would recommend anyone going to Prague to consider this hotel.
Beautiful friendly hotel for folks on a slight budget!
For our "under $100/night for 2" budget the Golden Tulip Prague Terminus was beautiful and comfortable with excellent service. We had a "king" sized bed which was actually 2 twins pushed next to each other. They were a tad soft but our relatively young backs didn't mind. The room was large, very clean and very nicely furnished. The bathroom was also very clean and HUGE with a (wimpy) hair-dryer.
There's no restaurant or room service, but a bar with sandwiches in the lobby and a GREAT extensive complimentary breakfast downstairs in the mornings. There is also free WIFI and a computer station in the cozy sitting room just off the main lobby.
The front desk staff helped me find a lost earring by repeatedly calling Housekeeping and even letting me back into the room we checked out of hours earlier in the day where the front desk worker actually FOUND my earring on the floor! We were able to safely check our luggage in for the day after checking out of the hotel (we left town later that night).
The hotel is a good 15 minute stroll to the Old Town Square but is a block from the main train station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi) and 3 blocks from a metro station (Namesti Republiky) if you chose to metro around Prague as opposed to walk (most people walk). The distance from town seems long when you are walking, but half of it is VERY picturesque and enjoyable. I would stay here again.
We spent three nights at the Tulip Inn Terminus in August 05, i chose this hotel after reading what other reviewers had said on this site. I had booked the trip as a suprise birthday present for my girlfriend so i was looking for a better than average hotel but on the other hand couldnt afford to spend the earth. In terms of this requirement this hotel more than did the job.
I was attracted by the claims that the hotel had been refurbished within the last 18 months and it has stood the test of time, our room was clean and tidy and well furnished and still looked new, the bathroom was beautiful and look as though it had been fitted a week ago not a year. The same standards are maintaind in the corridors reception and dining area.
Breakfast is served in an attractive room with plenty of room for all guests and is served for a good lenghty period around 6:30 to 10:30 as i remember, the food is a buffet and there is a good selection of continental breakfasts, cereals and even a hot selection. The food was not left to stand and more is brought out as required.
The hotel does not serve evening meals but this doesnt matter as Prague has a great many eateries to cater for all tastes and budgets. The hotel does have a bar which looked nice but we didnt use as we were out and about so much.
The location of the hotel is about 10 minutes walk to the old town and the astronomical clock, around 30 minutes from the Charles bridge and possibly and hour from the castle. These are leisurely walks with lots to see and places to stop on the way, the longest walk to the castle area you will not notice the time going by.
If walking isnt for you there is a tram stop less than 5 minutes from the hotel as is namesti republiky metro station, Prague has an excellent transport system and you can been almost anywhere in the city in a short amount of time. So all in all the location of this hotel is great for any traveller.
I feel i cannot write a reveiw without commenting on the road, firstly the street on which the hotel sits is not particularly dirty compared to any other city in europe which some reviewers complained about. Secondly is the flyover, i had concerns about this when i read other reveiws but decided to bite the bullet and suggest anyone else do the same, this is a busy road and and looks unsightly but we heard no noise and our room was facing it. Also Prague is full of beautiful buildings and sights, time spent looking out of you hotel window is wasted time so forget about the flyover issue.
The hotel staff are friendly, helpful and speak excellent english which is handy as i speak no Czech whatsoever. This can also come in usefule for my next tip, before you book deal with the hotel direct, ring the or email them and discuss your booking requirements. I found i got a better price than through several well known online booking agents.
I summary this is an excellent hotel with, great facilities, location and access to local services and is excellent value for money. We would definatly stay here again.
Tulip Inn Prague Terminus
me and my boyfriend have just booked to stay at the Tulip Inn Prague Terminus. Can anyone tell me what the hotel is like and how close it is to the main attractions.
Also would like to know how much a taxi would be from Prague Airport to the hotel as we have no idea how far it is from the airport.
Thankyou in advance,
RE: Tulip Inn Prague Terminus
Hi the hotel Tulip Inn is in the Street Hybernska Prague1. This street leads to the Powder Tower and it is not far to walk into the centre of Prague and the old town square.This hotel gets some good reviews.
The Retaurant Hybernia (old Needle House) is also on the same street we had a very good meal here and there is a yard at the back were you can sit out and drink beer.
I think Ceedax pick up and drop of near the Powder Tower. We booked a taxi on the net before we went to Prague a bit expensive but worth it as it is about half hours drive from the airport.
RE: Tulip Inn Prague Terminus
Take bus 119 from airport to Metro terminal, then take Metro to closest station. Buses and trolleys depart from Metro station. Faster than a speeding bullet.