What We Love
- Views of Old Town’s spires from the hotel’s Summer Terrace
- The indoor pool and hot tub
- The lavish breakfast buffet at the Primator restaurant, one of three eateries on the property
What To Know
- The hotel is great for business travelers due to its extensive meeting space
- For formal dining there’s the rooftop Zlatá Praha, which features live piano music
- Though located in Prague’s historic city center, the hotel itself is in a contemporary building
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A 372-room hotel in Prague’s Old Town, the InterContinental offers five-star amenities like marble bathrooms, a fitness center and spa, and a choice of three top-notch restaurants, including the rooftop Zlatá Praha. The lobby is done up in polished wood floors and Art Deco–inspired furnishings; the suites and rooms (some overlook the river) are spacious and tasteful, with flat-screen TVs and plush white bed linens. Bonus: There’s underground parking on-site.
In the Area
Prague’s Old Town is filled with Medieval architectural gems, from churches and taverns to centuries-old shops selling glasswares. The 15th-century Charles Bridge, which spans the Vltava river, is a must-see, especially in the evening. Get to know Prague like a local and head to one of city’s many beer gardens. The Riegrovy Sad overlooks Prague Castle and has great people watching. For dinner book a table at U Kroka, which turns out heaping plates of Czech classics (you’re guaranteed not to go hungry).
How to Get There
We stated two nights at the InterContinental as part of a tour group. It's a great location for touring - right in the middle of all the Old Town attractions.
The room was nice enough, with a great view of the river. But the wifi was very spotty at best, and the bathroom (except the great towels) was very tired, and the room was always too warm.
The breakfast buffet was good, but not great.
The hotel has a Rolls Royce dealership right off the lobby. Class and elegance permeates everywhere. The breakfast is stellar and I do recommend getting a massage. The city center is within walking distance as are the beautiful bridges.
- good location. You can easily go to old town by tram (the stop is in front of hotel- dont forget to buy tram/bus 24 hour pass from hotel concierge) or by walking
- if you like doing some river cruise the hotel is very close to the jetty
- the hotel car drop off is well covered. Its totally safe during rainy day.
- the room size is okay
- bed and pillow is pretty comfortable
- hot water works well
- free wifi
- water boiler is available within room
- staff can speak english
- free water for compliment drink
- the room and bathroom is outdated, some parts even already worn off
- aircon a bit warm
- room a bit dusty
I stayed for 2 nights on a business trip to Prague in June 2019. This hotel is in a super central location with an impressive entrance into the lobby area. I had to walk through a bit of a maze to find my room but once there, it was a good size, clean, with very comfy beds & a good shower. I didn't use the wifi much but for general social media it was sufficient. There was a kettle & coffee making facilities in the room which is a huge plus for me! As always though, there was no where to do make up in natural light ... when will hotel rooms start to be designed by and for women?! Overall I felt safe and most of my requirements were met.
The breakfast was brilliant - huge buffet with multiple options and varieties available.
Overall I would recommend this hotel and I will stay there again for future business trips.
This is an old hotel that has been extensively renovated internally. The exterior is sad and grubby - nothing like the website photos.
Located on the river, it is a short walk to most areas in central Prague.
Internet performance in the hotel was extremely patchy. Checking mail took any where from 5-15 minutes with multiple dropouts, to the point where we usually gave up and went to one of the local cafes.
We booked a Club Executive room which was comfortable although hot - the A/C performance was highly marginal. The room was clean and well stocked with amenities.
The club lounge in level 8 is small and pokey. The only comfortable area of the lounge was almost continually booked out by a guest who was conducting sales meetings with non-hotel guests in the lounge. On the 3rd night this became quite annoying when the lounge staff asked us to leave the area so he could hold yet another sales meeting. Seems he was taking advantage of the free use of the Club as a meeting room rather than booking the Business Centre meeting rooms. In any case, he helped to further degrade a pretty poor club experience.
Food in the Club is very limited and average quality only. Alcoholic drinks are only served for two hours in the evening and fridges are stacked with warm bottles at the commencement of the two hours, so tepid beer and wine only is available until towards the end of not-very-happy hour(s). Overall the club is very poor value compared to other IHG properties.
The staff in the lounge were pleasant and helpful - and seemed a bit embarrassed about the lounge experience.
The worst feature of this hotel was the continual presence of large tour groups. The lobby was regularly overflowing with these groups and on one occasion we waited 15 minutes for an elevator while the latest set of arrivals de-bussed and loaded up to their rooms. Tables at the restaurants were unavailable due to their block bookings. Multiple requests for a table in the hotel restaurant were denied - sorry, we are fully booked. When we checked, the restuarant was almost empty - most of the tour group seemed to have decided to skip the restaurant meal option. Conceirge, Bell desk and other services were regularly impossible to access due to packs of people with matching lanyards gathered in the lobby waiting for service.
Requests for help from the Concierge were handled in a dismissive and cursory fashion - harried staff too busy helping the tour group.
Clearly the hotel staff regard these tour groups as having highest priority. IHG status seems to mean little in the face of this income stream.
We hope the Intercon Prague makes good revenue out of the tour groups because we don’t plan to book this hotel again.