Hotel Raffaello3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The last-minute.com description of this hotel was very misleading. We stayed for 3 nights in what was supposed to be a deluxe room, if ours was deluxe I pity the souls in a standard room. The bed was 2 single beds pushed together with 1 soft pillow, not what was advertised or shown in pictures. The shower was barely above the height of the taps, nice if you're a midget or want to shower sitting down. There was no climate control, the radiator in the bathroom was hot 24/7 but the room was freezing cold during the day and too hot at night. We came back one evening and the top window had been left open by house keeping staff all day ensuring it was freezing. The noise of traffic and trams from the busy street could be heard from 5 am making it difficult to sleep. Breakfast is the worst breakfast I have seen at any hotel; barely warm coffee, sweaty cheeses and meats, the hot food pasta/rice (for breakfast?), alternate forms for sausage or eggs.burnt scrambled eggs on second day. There was some muesli and yoghurt and breads. The staff could not make eye contact and did not speak. The only positives for this hotel was the proximity to the metro and trams to get away from there. I would not recommend the hotel nor would I return. I simpl y cannot understand how they rerceived a 4 star rating! Do yourself a favour and book elsewhere.
The hotel is close to all the main attractions, we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to. We found not a huge amount around but there are some nice bars and some places for food. The hotel itself was comfortable, quiet and warm (which was welcome after a long cold day). We stayed in an apartment (room 503). It was lovely! The bed was comfy and was cleaned every day to a high standard. We did have to ask them to change the towels and re-stock the toiletries. But they did so plentifully. One thing I would have liked was English breakfast tea and milk in the room. But there was plenty in the breakfast room so was enjoyed every morning. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Arriving at Prague Airport lots of people advised getting the bus into the town, to be honest though, at 9:30 in the evening its far more convenient to pay the £20 taxi fee. The hotel itself is very good, very clean rooms, helpful staff and a great location - just a 15 minutes walk into the town centre; a warning though, breakfast finishes at 10am sharp - that doesn't mean you wander in ay 5 to and start your breakfast, you will be asked to finish up at 10 and leave. The trip itself - don't bother, Prague is quite pretty, but if you're not there for the beer (we weren't) then there really isn't much to do other than drink very expensive coffee, fight through the crowds to see the limited sights and visit the standard souvenir shops.
Raffaello offers value for money for budget travellers to Prague. It is located very close to the train station and also has good connectivity to Old Town n the Prague castle. The underground station is also at a walkable distance. The rooms bit small but well maintained. Breakfast was just ok but is fine.
Visited with friends Safe locked. Reception staff unable to unlock. Needed "tech" person. This person did not arrive and we had to carry around our passports for the whole stay. Room ok. Very dated. Bathroom small - if you are a larger person you would not fit in the shower. Toiletries provided were good quality. TV - news channels in English plus a music channel. Empty fridge. Kettle provided but to plug in you needed to move the cabinet with the fridge. Unplug the fridge and on your hands and knees try and plug in the kettle. Tea bags provided - but on requesting milk told the hotel does not provide milk. Had to go to the mini mart and buy milk (then repeat the saga re fridge/kettle). Tea bags not stocked up each day. Bathroom not cleaned following 1st night. Noise 5am- 6am. 1st night people talking. 2nd night noise of staff mopping. This disturbed sleep on 2 nights. Breakfast - mediocre. Asked to leave at 9.55am. Cup and plate on table. If you need a second plate you had to take one from a set up on another table. Food limited but fresh. Staff on reception pleasant. Reception very pretty with Xmas decorations. Sadly not a good stay. Definitely not a 4star hotel. Also a good 15 mins walk to the top of Wenceslas Square and about 30mins to the Charles bridge.
We booked this hotel for my brothers birthday celebration weekend in October. The hotel is well located with bars, cafés and restaurants within walking distance and also easy access to the metro and trams. Wenceslas Square is a couple of blocks away with it's shops and restaurants worth a visit. Access to the hotel is up a flight of stairs off a very busy street there's a 24 hour reception on the first floor. Although there is no dedicated bar, drinks can be purchased at reception and either consumed in reception, where there are a few seats or taken to rooms. There are stairs up to the other floors and a lift. One issue with the lift is that the lift is located on the landings between the floors where the bedrooms are, meaning that if you use the lift you will still have to either ascended or descend one flight of stairs to get to your room, not good if you have mobility issues. The rooms are well appointed with flat screen LCD TVs, safe, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Our room had a large bathroom with a tub and hand held shower head, a higher bracket would have been nice to make showering easier, however the water pressure and temperature was good. Toiletries were provided and the towels were of good quality. Beds were very comfortable. The room we had was on the front of the hotel on the third floor. When we arrived the room was excessively hot so we turned the radiators off and opened a window. The road outside was very noisy so with the window open not conducive with a good night's sleep. If you like your bedroom warm with the windows shut you should be okay (very good sound proofing double glazing). Breakfast is included in the restaurant on the ground floor, I think 7 - 10 am, a very good selection of hot and cold options with teas, coffees and fruit juices, very enjoyable. In conclusion: lovely hotel in a very good location with great facilities. Perhaps not good for anyone with mobility issues due to steps at entrance and the lift issue I have mentioned. Staff were very friendly and helpful and I would stay here again when I return to lovely Prague.
Hotel Raffaello is great location to use a your base in Prague. But it is noisy. I was there in September and weather was great but warm. There is no air conditioning so room was stuffy and hot unless we opened the windows and so it was very noisy all night. Breakfast was good way to start the day- yoghurt, fruit coffee with steamed milk all excellent. Bathrooms were just updated and there was a great tub to take a bath. I would say it was good vs.ue for the price!
Situated in a rather accessible location, Hotel Raffaello is value for money and a nice place to wind down after a long day of exploring the city. Transportation is definitely the least of your worries, with tram stops and I.P Pavlova metro station just about two minute walk away from the hotel. The receptionists on duty were very accommodating, informative and helpful! During my stay, I took tram and metro rides and even walked from the hotel to Wenceslas Square, which is a really good way of seeing the place although it took more or less 20 minutes on foot. Hungry at night? The neighbourhood is filled with eateries – from KFC, McDonalds and Starbucks to restaurants selling authentic Czech food, everything is within walking distance. There was even a mini farmer’s market on one of the days we were there, selling fresh and very affordable produce. Don’t expect to be wow-ed at their breakfast spread, it’s standard but quite alright for the price you’re paying for the hotel. All in all, Hotel Raffaello is a nice place to stay at if you want to be in an accessible location but don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket.
A very pleasant stay, comfortable and clean room that was also quite, considering it is in the centre of Prague which made it easy to get around, both trams and metro station was with a very short distance from the hotel. With complementary breakfast and free wifi throughout the hotel, all the staff were very helpful with sightseeing questions too. A very nice hotel.
we stay here for 3 nights this week. I wouldn't call it a 4 star more like a 3 star. But it was clean and cheap and the staff where very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't bother with the breakfast , we had it the first day but didn't bother after that. there is a Tesco around the corner for drinks and snack as there is a shop across from the hotel but it was crazy expensive.
- Walking distance to Czech National Museum and Prague State Opera
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
Located in Nove Mesto, Hotel Raffaello is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Czech National Museum and Prague State Opera. This 34-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Prague, the hotel is also a short walk from Wenceslas Square and Lucerna Arcade.
Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.
Hotel Raffaello's 34 rooms are heated and provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. 30-cm TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets, and beds sport down comforters. Phones are also standard.
Guests staying at Hotel Raffaello enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a garden. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.
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73% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 549 reviews