Here’s my first Prague post (I’m aiming to do 5 over the next week) so you can see what we got up to on our short break!
Courtesy of Easyjet we were 2.5 hours delayed arriving into Prague last Sunday night. Our time of arrival was 11pm, rather than 8.30pm, so that put a stop to our idea of a nice cocktail/pint in the pub next door to our hotel!
Our original plan was to use public transport (bus>tube>tram) to get to our hotel, but we were tired so decided on a taxi into the centre of town. The cost was 900 czech crowns (compared to 64czk for our transport tickets!) but it was also super hot so we just wanted to be somewhere air-conditioned as quick as possible – not to mention we had no idea where we were heading or what time any of the services stopped! It had been approaching 40 degrees earlier on in the day – when we arrived at our hotel at about midnight it was still 29 degrees!
We stayed at Hotel Roma, which was in the Mala Strana quarter of Prague. For the price that we paid (£250pp which was for 5 nights B&B and also included our flights from Manchester too- booked via Expedia) we were very happy with this place. The location was central – we walked everywhere but there was a tram stop nearby which connected to the subway, and all of the city centre attractions were within a 40 minute walk. Our room and breakfast both were good too. I’ve posted a full review on the Hotel Roma’s Trip Advisor page – we were happy with every aspect of our stay there.
Knowing that the Czech Republic is a relatively inexpensive country to entertain/feed yourself on – we decided on taking the equivalent of £350 for our stay. As this is a relatively small amount of currency, I shopped around to find the best conversion deal as well as free delivery. We found this to be on the SAGA (Yes, the company who do holidays for older travellers) website which caused a bit of ribbing from the husband (the younger of us!) We found this to be about right for our stay – we ate at homely pubs and restaurants which weren’t too expensive, only paid entrance fees for attractions/activities that we really wanted to do, and paid for a funicular tram ride once in the city and walked everywhere else, so Prague can definitely be done on the cheap!
Come back tomorrow for another post (including pictures) on Prague – our first full day was spent around the Hradcany area which includes the Castle and Cathedral!