The Diplomat Hotel

, Prague, Czech Republic
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The Diplomat Hotel

, Prague
4 star

Rooms: 398

15 Evropska - Prague - 160 41 - Czech Republic Hotel Website | | 96559 111
310 Traveller

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8/10
Nice place to stay
Submitted by: Marco Benedetti in 25/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Italy
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I found this hotel very modern and it was very pleasant for me to stay there the w/e. Clean, honest rates and near the subway: that was all I needed and what I found during my permanence.

Historical Traveller Reviews of The Diplomat Hotel

Fantastis Hotel

from jen83
This hotel was lovely, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in December 2004. The hotel is in a quiet area on the outskirts of Prague but there is an underground stop right by the hotel which takes you in to the city centre in no time. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Prague.

Luxury over Convenience

from OldHagg
This hotel was extremely nice, but a distance from the main tourist area. It was luckily located right next to a subway stop. It took approximately 10 minutes to get into the city center via subway. This hotel is set in a more residential area so there is nothing to visit nearby. The rooms were clean and larger than expected from a European hotel. The bathroom was marble with a shower and tub. The lobby was very elegant as well as the hotel bar. I wouldn't recommend drinking at the bar due to the ridiculously expensive drinks. I ordered 2 tiny strawberry juices (no alcohol because I had vodka in the room) and it came to be 8 euros. The hotel has free parking which is hard to come by in Europe. Once you find your parking spot don't move your car or you'll spend the rest of your vacation trying to find another one. The staff was not overly friendly, but were there to help you when you needed it. Overall, this hotel would be well worth it if you could find a deal on it.

Good hotel, not great.

from nesulli
The Diplomat Hotel is located on Europska, the main drag from Prague's airport into the downtown area. One of the great advantages to this hotel is the underground metro stop at the foot of its entrance. Just a short 2 or 3 stop ride into downtown. Also , we found it easier to walk to Mala Strana from the hotel than from the downtown area of Prague(not so steep).

Service at the hotel was great, the staff was more than willing to provide tourist information and directions. Breakfast was great, full american/english not continental. Parking garage was under the hotel with a car wash.

Overall we enjoyed that stay and I would probably stay there again, the only downside seemed to be the rooms. But then again you are only sleeping there!

Moderate hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
The location is very good. It's a 20 minute walk to the Prague castle, all up hill though, and the subway station is less than 2 mins away. While we stayed there, the room was typical of most hotels: bed, two chairs, tv. There was a radio playing classical music in the washroom which we found very nice. The shower, however, proved the worst part of our stay. The temperature would fluctuate constantly from cold to hot regardless of the setting on our taps. It was very annoying. Also, the buffet breakfast had much to choose from but wasn't very good. Typically the warm dishes were as follows: Boiled eggs, scambled eggs (heavy on the butter), hashbrowns, bacon, sausages. Sounds decent but the quality of the food was rather poor and was very greasy. They did, however, have a large range of yogurt and breads that were nice. The pastries weren't to my liking, and the fruit wasn't the freshest.

Although certainly not the worst, it is my opinion that the price of the room does not reflect the service of the htoel.

Fantastic Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have just come back from a 4 night stay and were thrilled with the hotel. The rooms were fantastic, clean and well equipped. The service was brilliant, all the staff were frienly and really helpful which really helped in finding what to do, where to go and how to get to places.
The breakfast beffet was superb, great food and a massive choice of hot and cold food.
In terms of the location, we found this a great place to stay. The hotel is a little out of the centre so away from all the hustle and bustle, but is right next to the tube, the bus and the tram, making it so easy to get to where we wanted to go. The transport is fantastic, so you never have to wait and it is so cheap - we actually found it quite enjoyable working out where to go and jumping from tube to tube.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting prague, particularly if you want a bit of quiet time where you can relax in the bar or in your room or in the whirlpool and sauna.
Its a great hotel and well worth the money we paid for it - if we ever return to prague we would definitlely choose this hotel.

Good Location Ex Service

from A TripAdvisor Member
We would thoroughly recommend the Diplomat Hotel in Prague. It was our first year wedding anniversary and as a result we wanted something extra special. We found that by booking our hotel via expedia made the process easier and we saved money. At the airport once through baggage claim and on your way out go to transportation desk, right next to exit, and purchase a travel pass for however many days you are there, three days costs about £4.50 (and is well worth it - taxis can be expensive), the travel pass gets you on the metro, buses and trams. On leaving the airport take the 119 Dejvicka bus - validate your travel pass on entering the bus via a small yellow box (you must do this or you can be fined). The 119 bus takes about 20 minutes and terminates right outside the Diplomat. The reception of the hotel staff was of excellent standard and the hotel is like British 4 star rating. We were extremely fortunate when we arrived and were upgraded to a superior room. The hotel was so well presented and the room clean, spacious, nicely decorated, with comfortable beds and surroundings, at a nice temperature with a bright, clean bathroom. Breakfast was delicious - with a wide range of foods including eggs, bacon, cereal, fresh fruit cocktails, yoghurts, crossiants, the list goes on and the english breakfast tea was just like tea at home - very important. The location of the hotel was ideal. The start of the A line (Dejvicka) metro system is literally one minute outside the hotel. We found it amazing never needed to use taxi or tram it took you to all the main attractions Malostranska - Charles bridge 5mins walk tops .Starometska - Old town jazzboat, national theatre. Mustek - astronomical clock, south wencelas square. Muzuem- north wencelas square , national museum. If you do decide to stay out longer than twelve make sure you get a taxi with license you will know this as they have sticker with name and number on front door. Also always ask how much your journey will cost you may find them not to be very friendly and can rip you off a bit. Me and my wife will certainly come back to prague as we loved our visit and the Hotel Diplomat will be our number one choice .(Our stay was May bank holiday 2005)

very disappointed

from rab03
visited this site before i went and read lots of good reviews but was very disappointed. I could not believe after paying nearly £100 per night for a double room that they wanted another £10 for the steam room and sauna and a further £6 for the gym!! the location did not bother us as the subway was just 2mins walk away, and take the advise of the other reviews and buy a 3 day pass at the airport when you arrive. Also go across the road to an excellent bar and pay 1/2 the price of the hotel. The breakfast was terrible to say the least and ended up just eating fruit.
You may read this and think i must be very picky but i have never stayed in a worse place for the money i paid.

Good Quality Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Diplomat Hotel in Prague.

The hotel is very clean and comfortable, well located to the airport and the city centre, it's not bang in the middle of town - but we preferred that, and it was less than 5 mins into the middle of town anyway via the metro.

The staff were pretty impersonal - but accommodating, just without a smile!

The breakfast was good, and despite other reviews previously, I thought the drinks and restaurant were reasonably priced - hardly bank breaking stuff, all in all a pleasant stay – but certainly not earth shattering!

I would recommend the hotel for a reasonably priced and comfortable stay in Prague.

Loved Dimplomat Praha

from Leisure_Traveller_GR
We arrived in Diplomat after having a very bad experience with another hotel in Prague.

We checked-in at night, and went directly to our rooms.
The hotel was excellent. Rooms were spacious, clean, had a very nice bed and nice big pillows. There was also a nice bathroom with a bath tub.

Would surely stay there again.

Dimplomat Hotel

from IrelandMaureen
The Diplomat Hotel was a really nice hotel, great value for money, very clean modern room and bathroom equipped with all the usual little extras - the power shower was a real treat and the bed lovely and soft, which made a nice change from the usual rock hard mattresses. The breakfast was excellent - loads and loads of choice, all very tasty and served in the library. Having heard that the Czech's can be a bit brusque, i was pleasantly surprised as the staff tripped over themselves to be friendly and helpful - full of information and useful tips. (Especially Zdenka at the tour desk- her command of english was better than mine i am ashamed to say!).

A couple of minor points were, there was no safe in the bedroom and drinks at the bar were a little expensive (go to the bar on the corner directly accross the road, very nice in a minimalist way, fabulous food and loads of choice and drinks at amazingly low prices - try the Goulash, but if you arent adventurous there is loads of english dishes too). (Thanks to the other tripadvisor who recommended that!)

The Hotel is situated on the main road from the Airport to Prague. If staying a few days purchase a three day travel ticket at the airport, cost about £4.50 each and take the 119 bus at the airport entrance. The journey into Prague is about 15 mins, this bus drops you right outside the hotel near the end of the journey. (its important to validate the ticket in the little yellow machine when you get on board the bus, once you have done this you dont have to worry about anything else for the next three days as this entitles you to unlimited travel on the buses, trams and underground. Dont be tempted to travel without a validated ticket as the Inspectors are in plain clothes and look like just like any other commuter, i understand the fines are heavy and instant if you cheat! I didnt even know the man standing beside me on the tram was an Inspector until he flashed a badge under my nose and asked to see my ticket.

The buses dont run into the middle of Prague, so from the hotel use the underground or trams, which are also in front of the hotel. Two stops on the green line underground takes you into the middle of prague (about two mins), and it runs every three or four minutes until 8.00pm, then every ten mins until midnight. There are only three lines; green, yellow and red, so its simple to use. your hotel stop is at 'Dervicka' which is at the end of the line anyway. If you take the tram, they also seem to come along every few mins and the trip into prague takes about 10 mins depending on traffic and is quite scenic. All transport is clean and efficient and safe, tho be sensible about pickpockets as in any big city.

Charles bridge is best when the sun is going down as the street traders have cleared off by then and you get a really nice view of the bridge. Cafes in sides streets are much better prices than in the touristy areas, so get off the beaten track just a little. If you have been charged more that £10 for a good sized meal for two inc wine, then you've been ripped off! If you go to the castle (go on tram 22) you will be given a choice of two itenaries (A and B), I took the cheaper one (B about £6) which allowed me into the Old Palace, St Vitus Cathedral, and Golden Lane which took about four or five hours to do. Its really worth it to spend the extra couple of quid to go on the tour with the Tourguide - as this brought the whole thing alive). Would def go back to Prague and to the Diplomat.

Top Local Tips for Prague

Taxis from the Airport When exiting the departure gate, there will be a line of taxis waiting to take you wherever you wish to go. Don't use them! There is a cartel and they jack the prices up to at least double what you should pay. Instead walk over to the Arrival gate and get a taxi that just dropped someone off. They'll charge the normal fare and not hassle you as much (although you get a little with all taxis in Prague!)

Jazz cruise The Jazz cruise (about two hours on the river in the evening) was a lot of fun to do with friends. BUT: eat before you go. The food is not cheap, and wasn't particularly great. The drinks were fine, though. At our hotel (the Diplomat) you could buy tickets right at the concierge desk. If it is raining, skip the cruise. There are indoor tables, but the most fun was hanging out on the uncovered top deck.

Hotel own cars are quite expensive If you want to take a taxi ask for 'AAA' or 'Hallo'.

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  • prague golden tulip
  • golden tulip prague
  • diplomat hotel prague
  • Address: 15 Evropska - Prague - 160 41 - Czech Republic
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