EA Hotel Royal Esprit4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We are a couple who stayed here for 3 nights. It is a good place to stay: not special, but nice. The room was comfortable, the breakfast was fine, the reception staff were most helpful (one of them brought in from his home a special adaptor for our room, while another arranged to post to Milan some clothes we had left behind by accident). Its adjacent restaurant has good food at a reasonable price. The hotel's location is good: not central, but in walking distance of the main sights. It was value for money (we paid €96.50 per night). Because we booked direct, we were given a voucher for a beer per person in the hotel's restaurant + a free 2-hours bus tour of Prague City.
The hotel is poor. Bath curtain smells bad! No shampoo in bathroom. Breakfast is poor. Bed is not comfort at all. Pillow is terrible. Personal is sleepy. If you are looking to spend good time in the hotel - forget about it. One night it was impossible to sleep because of the noise from the street.
Room on 3rd floor overlooked street and could be noisy till 3-4 am. Found it warm at night so had window open all night. I found bed hard, partner did not. Good location for walking everywhere. Great walking city
We have stayed at this hotel three times now and we have found that to be suitable for us. The welcome at the desk is very good and the receptionists are very helpful and informative. The rooms are clean and comfy. Only one niggle..... they need to get some different music in the breakfast room... there is only so many times you want to hear Freddie Mercury singing "Mr. Farenheight" !!!!!. otherwise a nice place to stay for a long weekend
Rooms are in principal ok, bed is very hard though. Breakfast was every day the same and bred was often hard or from day before. Guests who love to breakast I cannot recommend to have breakfast there. We had room in the 4th floor and the elevator is absolutely necessary - if you have time to wait for the elevator. Reception personal is not the fastest in aspects of payment. Payment had to be done completely in advance though. A dark blond girl at the reception was very unfriendly. We asked in the morning to stay longer in our hotelroom as the departure flight was scheduled very late. She said thats ok but we have to pay extra 10€/h for that. We aggreed and planned our rest of the day. When we came in in the afternoon to the reception she suddenly said - "oh I am sorry thats not anymore possible, I need the room". "You can decide" she responded. "Leave the room or put all your stuff behind me in a tiny locker room" Not OK - That was not what we have agreed in the morning. There are just so many new visitors every day in Prag that it is not important to be friendly to the guests.
Clean, no-frills hotel currently undergoing some renovations and updates in the lobby to add on a restaurant. Perfect location, within walking distance to most of Prague's amazing sites. Courteous and helpful staff. Adequate breakfast. Would definitely like to return to stay.
Obviously didn't expect much for being so cheap, but the front desk service was terrible. Some of the workers were so rude and unfriendly. One of the older woman with dark ponytail with the glasses was just not having it the morning I was checking out. she full-on lectured me for being an inconsiderate human and that I am "so rude and not a human" for cancelling their over-charged hotel taxi because I preferred to ride the uber to the airport. I kid you not, she lectured for good 10 minutes then demanded me to write a note with my signature why I cancelled the taxi. Other than the frustrating service there, they had ZERO wifi, the hallways smelled like cigarettes, and the bathroom (first floor room) reeked of piss. ^^
We stayed here one night because I couldn't get a booking for that night at the hotel we were staying at next door. I was skeptical because I got such a good price, and making reservations online sight unseen has burned me before. I was pleasantly surprised. It's very unassuming and the front desk workers vary from cold to friendly. The hotel is under renovation, but they are making an effort to keep it up and attractive. The hotel is decorated in Art Deco style and was just lovely. The hotel is absolutely in the BEST location. The Palladium is behind the hotel, Old Town and the Square are just a 4 minute walk and Wenceslas Square is maybe 7 minutes. There are so many bars and restaurants nearby. Great value and a great location. I wish we had spent our entire week in this hotel.
The hotel location is awesome as it is less than five minutes walk to Old Town Square, astronomical Clock and Republica Square (for mall shopping) and all the main attractions. Staff are friendly and very helpful while trying to make customer feel at ease and his/her requests are fulfilled. It would be better to choose rooms on higher floors to avoid the loud groups in the street.
We stayed at this hotel for a week over Christmas. We had booked their "Executive Junior Suite with fantastic Prague Castle View Terrace" and were happy with the room and what we paid for it. The terrace is wonderful. You get a good view and it is sheltered - even in the middle of winter you can go outside. The other major selling point for this hotel was its location. It's in the heart of the Old Town and is minutes walk from major sights and both tram and underground stops. The main railway station is about a 15 minute walk (uphill going - we took a taxi but downhill from the station to the hotel). We also found the kitchenette in the room to be very useful (although we didn't prepare any food in there). The hotel only supplies a couple of herbal tea bags, two coffees and two creamers but we'd taken our own teabags so it gave us somewhere to make tea without having to use the bathroom. There is a fridge in the kitchenette and we were able to buy milk at a shop just across the road - the shop is open from 8-00 am until 2-00 am 7 days a week. I can't vouch for those hours overChristmas but we passed at 10-00 pm on Christmas day and it was open then! These things said we come to the downsides of the room. It is very linear - everything is in a straight line - dictated by the space available but the layout of the room is not good. For example the luggage rack is at one end of the room whilst the wardrobe is at the other. Given that the room is long and narrow it's quite a walk from one to the other! There are only four hangers in that wardrobe so hanging things at the start of the holiday is quite difficult. There are four or possibly eight main light switches for the room. Four of these switches have labels in Czech saying (I assume) what they do but there is nothing in English. The switches appear to turn different lights on each time you use them and the four unlabeled switches also turn lights on and off seemingly at random. There are a table light and a light behind the headboard. Both these have separate switches. There are also two reading lights on the bed head. These did not appear to work - until we were leaving the room and I checked under the bed. The lights are plugged into an extension lead under the bed and that lead was unplugged. The bathroom is big and spacious. The first thing that you notice as you enter the bathroom is that the room has a glass door and window into the bedroom. Why? Then there is the bath and shower. The water pressure in the shower is excellent although we did find that the water temperature fluctuated. There is no shower curtain but this doesn't matter as the bath is big enough to catch most of the spray. The problem comes because the bath is quite deep and it's hard to climb in. I found the only way I could manage it was to grab the rail that the shower head is fastened to. I suspect that I'm not the only person to have done this as the rail is starting to come away from the wall! The controls for the bath and shower are not particularly easy to reach without getting into the bath to turn them on. I tried their jacuzzi bath once and found that the bath plug floated out of the plughole unless it was weighted down. Breakfast is Czech. Don't expect all the constituents of a Full English but there are some unusual ingredients that we would not get at home. As well as the ham, cheese, cereals, preserves, etc there are things like vegetable flans (warm) or sausages (not like an English sausage), rice pudding, pancakes, sweet sausage shaped dumplings filled with fruit, etc and then there is a small selection of sweetbreads although these tend to have run out by the time breakfast finishes. When we first went to the room we found it to be incredibly hot. Upon investigation we found that the heating control wasn't working. However the next day the fault was rectified. All the staff are very friendly and speak English, most speak good English however it is obvious that English isn't their first language. Don't be surprised if they don't understand a colloquialism. The mix of clientele at the hotel is multinational. We were about the only English speaking couple at breakfast. This is wonderful because if everyone speaks English you might as well have stayed in the UK. Even at Christmas with all the windows shut we did notice some noise from the street outside. As other reviewers have commented I think this could be vbery noticable in summer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Despite the hotel's idiosyncrasies I think we enjoyed it far more than we would have done staying at an International chain. I think it's important that you get the feel of the hotel and don't judge it on first impressions. We paid 19608.53 CZK for seven nights bed and breakfast. That works out at less that £45.00 per person per night. I think that is very good value indeed. If I return to Prague I would quite happily stay here again and I would want the same room.
- Steps from Republic Square and Municipal House Hall
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Prague 1, EA Hotel Royal Esprit is next to popular attractions like Republic Square and Municipal House Hall. This 31-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Prague, the hotel is also a short walk from Powder Tower and Hybernia Theatre.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 31 recently renovated rooms feature minibars, phones, and desks. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Rooms also include hair dryers.
EA Hotel Royal Esprit features free WiFi in public areas and a gift shop. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for CZK 800 per vehicle one way, as well as a train station shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables.
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62% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 248 reviews