We only paid for a double room, but somehow ended up in a large room on the top floor with three beds and a great view of St. Nicholas cathedral and the charming buildings round about. The room was clean and pleasant, no AC but lots and lots of windows for fresh air.
We drove in and found out that driving in Prague right now is not at all a good idea. Because of construction, there is some really crazy rerouting of traffic going on that brings ALL traffic trying to go through Old Town on the East side of the river over to the West side, and right in front of the hotel before going back to the other side of the river. After sitting in traffic for a lifetime to actually get there, we were just ready to veg at the hotel, but there was no parking (which was expected- we had been planning to drop off our luggage, park across the river, and walk back...or something).
Instead, the incredibly kind manager (? or some sort of employee? I'm not totally sure what his function was, but he was fabulous) hopped in his car (after checking us in), led us to the nearest garage (under the Rudolfinum), somehow fit our massive luggage into his car, and drove us back to the hotel, then carried our (still massive) suitcases up several flights of stairs to our room (no elevator). And then he refused a tip. What?!
The next morning, he repeated the entire thing in reverse (alas, our itinerary only allowed us one night in Prague), and again refused to accept any tips.
Oh, and did I mention the location? It could not be better- about halfway between the castle and the bridge, all the old-towny type sites are within an easy (not to mention unbelievably beautiful- there's something wonderful around every corner!) walk.
I would have given a very positive review even without the truly wonderful and considerate service we received, but that was what boosted it into a really memorable stay.
I will definitely be back to Prague someday soon, and when I return, I definitely plan on staying at the Hotel u Schnellu.
(we didn't have dinner in the restaurant, but the breakfast was great!)
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