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  • marcela kourkova
    In Prague, me and my husband stayed with a lady who rents rooms in her apartment. It is located only a few blocks from a subway station. Very modest living
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 31 6:51 PM
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      In Prague, me and my husband stayed with a lady who rents rooms in her apartment.  It is located only a few blocks from a subway station.  Very modest living with shower, fridge, coffee maker, no kitchen avail.  We went in 2003 and paid 25 Euros per person.  I believe that she is still in this business.

      If you are interested, I'll give you the address etc. or can even write/call her for you and give you the directions...

      Sincerely,
      Marcela Kourkova, Austin


      Kennan Zishka <kenzishka@...> wrote:
      I'm planning a trip to the Czech Republic in September 2007. Can anyone give me recommendations on hotels in Prague and Frydek-Mistek? Thanks for any information.

    • Nangotoo
      Wow! Those are some expensive hotels! Are they all that expensive in Prague? Your trip sounds wonderful, though. Nan Actually, I have just returned from the
      Message 2 of 6 , Aug 4, 2006
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        Wow!  Those are some expensive hotels!  Are they all that expensive in Prague?  Your trip sounds wonderful, though.
         
        Nan
         

        Actually, I have just returned from the  Strnadel family reunion in Trojanovice a couple of weeks ago.   This trip,  we stayed at the Golden Tulip --- Maximilian---  in Prague... air-conditioned. ..wonderful "free" breakfast... beautiful rooms...cost - about 135 Euros... or about $175/night.. thru a travel agent.  It was about a $10 cab ride up to castle... walked down to Old Town Square by crossing Charles Bridge--- then a short walk back to the hotel.  It is located near the Jewish Cemetery.
         
        We have previously (1998) stayed at the Hotel Paris...near the Powder Tower and a short walk to Old Town Square... my personal favorite... many stars ( 4 or 5)  ... however, the "free breakfast"  at the Maximilian was the deciding factor this time.  We could have stayed at the Paris for about $200/night  thru same travel agent -- with no free breakfast, although I think they have some plans that include breakfast.  This is a classy place... something about Sarah Bernhardt having been there... art deco masterpiece. . check it out on the internet. 
         
        Also, last trip in 2003, we stayed at the Renaissance Hotel.  Very, very nice... located about a block from The Paris.  Also, there is a Casino across the street in another famous hotel (??).  This hotel is popular with businessmen. .. it is very modern...  The breakfast was outstanding. .. can't remember if it was free... but we ate there each morning. This hotel would have cost us as much as The Paris through the travel agent.
         
        Both The Paris and Renaissance are a short walk to Wenceslas Square.... they are very centrally located between Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.  
         
        Finally, in 1993, we stayed a couple of nights at the Adria... cute yellow hotel on Wenceslas Square... very nice...  a rather long walk to Old Town Square, but close to the train station.  We actually arrived by Czech train from Vlasske Mezirice after our first Strnadel reunion in Trojanovice. That was a "memorable" five hour ride in a WWI or WWII train!
         
        Since you have so very much time to plan your trip... you should be able to get very good prices on the hotel rooms.  And, since location is everything.. . plan to spend some money and stay at a nice hotel in a good location.   AC may not be as important in September as it is in July, and the rates may be even cheaper at that time. 
         
         I will give you our travel agent's name if you email me personally.  He arranged for our car and had it delivered to the hotel on the day that we planned to leave Prague. 
         
        I really want to go back to the Paris, but I understand that the Four Seasons is magnificent!  It is located on the Vltava river across from Prague Castle... what a view.  I must start saving my pennies because this one will not be cheap. Check it out on the internet.  In fact, all of these hotels have websites.... however, I would book them through a travel agent. We reserved rooms and paid when we left them.   We could cancel up to 48 hours before arrival date.
         
        Have a great trip.
        Madelyn Rod Dusek (Rod, Dusek, Strnadel, Smaistrla, Huvar, Socha)
         
        PS: We actually drove through Frydek-Mistek this trip on an ancestor hunt.  However, we stayed all  four nights at the Raztoka in Trojanovice. .. looks like a ski lodge... actually just a short walk to the ski lift to the top of the Beskydy Mountains that separate Roznov from Frenstat.  It is not very far to Frydek-Mistek.  Each room has a private bathroom... as Martha would say, "a good thing."  Check it out on the internet.  Be sure to ask about the private bathrooms.
         
         
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        Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 8:01 PM
        Subject: [TexasCzechs] Hotels in Prague

        I'm planning a trip to the Czech Republic in September 2007. Can anyone give me recommendations on hotels in Prague and Frydek-Mistek? Thanks for any information.

      • MADELYN DUSEK
        Nan, I am certainly no expert, but most of the really nice Prague hotels are expensive. However, have you tried to get a nice hotel room in New York,
        Message 3 of 6 , Aug 4, 2006
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          Nan,
           
          I am certainly no expert, but most of the really nice Prague hotels are expensive.  However, have you tried to get a nice "hotel" room in New York,  Houston, or other major city?  These prices are for "air-conditioned" hotels.  We once stayed at the Holiday Inn nearer to the airport for a quick get-away in the morning... unbelievably hot...nice room, but could hardly sleep. If you can sleep without AC, you can get a cheaper room. Since we are not in Prague for more than two nights and since we are normally there in July or August ... we, of course, treat ourselves to the AC, a necessity...not a luxury. 
           
          Having a hotel in the areas I described - central Prague - add to the experience... you walk out of  your  hotel and enter that "fairy tale" world...you explore, admire, appreciate ... you see things you could never see here or almost anywhere else in the world.  Being in the central part of Prague allows you to walk to almost everything there is to see.  This is a bonus... if you get tired, you just go back to your hotel... take a nap... and go again. The only reason we took a cab up to the castle was because it was UP, UP, UP to the castle.  The walk "down" is not bad at all.

          Finally, my daughter and her friend, Danielle,  left us in Vienna and traveled to Paris and London for three more days each.  Their accomodations in the central part of each city were just as expensive as our rooms in Prague, but not nearly as nice. They described their room in Paris as a closet.  Just the beds.   You get very much more bang for your buck in Prague.

          Our accomodations in Trojanovice were about $65/night for two twin beds and private bath... no AC.  We bought two large oscillating fans to  use there and donated them to a nursing home when we left... they were also about $65 each.   They were necessary for a good night's sleep.

          I hope this helps.  And, yes, we had a great trip.

          Madelyn
           
          PS: I am trying to attach a photo to this email.  My earlier attempt failed. It is of my daughter, Ashley Dusek, and her college roommate, Danielle.  I just love Prague castle in the background.

        • Nangotoo
          The picture is beautiful, Madelyn. :-) Thanks for sharing that so we can see. Would you mind sharing some more of your travel experiences? Some of us
          Message 4 of 6 , Aug 4, 2006
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            The picture is beautiful, Madelyn.  :-)  Thanks for sharing that so we can see.  Would you mind sharing some more of your travel experiences?  Some of us haven't been there yet and it would be wonderful to hear more about traveling in that country.  Even the little experiences would be interesting to hear about.  My ancestors came from Frenstat and Sviadnov (Frydek-Mistek District).
            Anything that anyone can tell me about that part of Moravia is always welcome, but I love to hear about the whole country. 
             
            Nan

             
             
            I am certainly no expert, but most of the really nice Prague hotels are expensive.  However, have you tried to get a nice "hotel" room in New York,  Houston, or other major city?  These prices are for "air-conditioned" hotels.  We once stayed at the Holiday Inn nearer to the airport for a quick get-away in the morning... unbelievably hot...nice room, but could hardly sleep. If you can sleep without AC, you can get a cheaper room. Since we are not in Prague for more than two nights and since we are normally there in July or August ... we, of course, treat ourselves to the AC, a necessity... not a luxury. 
             
            Having a hotel in the areas I described - central Prague - add to the experience.. . you walk out of  your  hotel and enter that "fairy tale" world...you explore, admire, appreciate ... you see things you could never see here or almost anywhere else in the world.  Being in the central part of Prague allows you to walk to almost everything there is to see.  This is a bonus... if you get tired, you just go back to your hotel... take a nap... and go again. The only reason we took a cab up to the castle was because it was UP, UP, UP to the castle.  The walk "down" is not bad at all.

            Finally, my daughter and her friend, Danielle,  left us in Vienna and traveled to Paris and London for three more days each.  Their accomodations in the central part of each city were just as expensive as our rooms in Prague, but not nearly as nice. They described their room in Paris as a closet.  Just the beds.   You get very much more bang for your buck in Prague.

            Our accomodations in Trojanovice were about $65/night for two twin beds and private bath... no AC.  We bought two large oscillating fans to  use there and donated them to a nursing home when we left... they were also about $65 each.   They were necessary for a good night's sleep.

            I hope this helps.  And, yes, we had a great trip.

            Madelyn
             
            PS: I am trying to attach a photo to this email.  My earlier attempt failed. It is of my daughter, Ashley Dusek, and her college roommate, Danielle.  I just love Prague castle in the background.

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