If Prague was going to be anything like Bratislava, I knew I would be in for a treat as I had such an amazing time in Slovakia. Before heading to Bratislava, many people were telling me that a day or two at most would be enough in that little city, I beg to differ as I could easily see myself spending weeks there exploring every tiny shop or cafe I walked by. Also the people in Bratislava were just so genuine and friendly it left a lasting impression on me to go back again someday. The 4 days I had in the city weren’t enough.
That being said, unfortunately it was time to leave and head over to Prague for the second portion of our Bohemian adventure. We boarded our RegioJet train once more and headed straight into the heart of Prague.
The boutique hotel that we chose to stay in was called Avenue Legerova 19, located in Prague district 2. It was fairly new at the time of booking, and probably only 3 months old during our stay. Since there weren’t many reviews on this property, I decided to take a chance and book it immediately based on how beautifully designed the rooms are. I would say we lucked out and would consider it a hidden gem amongst the gargantuan amounts of hotels in the city. The rooms were exactly as depicted on the website, and the hotel staff went above and beyond during our stay, even to a point where they opened up the breakfast hall 30 minutes earlier for us as we had an early flight to catch. Truly a 5 star service.
The hotel is located in a quiet area of the city, with the closest metro station being just a quick 5 minute walk away, so that made commuting around the city fairly accessible and fuss free. The closest station on the red line would be I. P. Pavlova and the green line would be Namesti Miru. There’s also the option of taking the bus or tram which has stops within walking distance from the hotel as well. A convenience store with a few restaurants is also within the vicinity of the hotel just under a minute on foot.
Just follow Google Maps for directions after getting off the metro, or if you’re grabbing an uber or taxi you’ll be right outside the hotel in no time from either the airport or the main train station. Look for the brown building nestled in between a yellow and green one and you’ve found it.
When we arrived at the front doors you actually needed a hotel key card to enter, so after a quick buzz from the door bell the front desk staff let us in. Earthy caramel colours are the first thing you notice once you enter the hotel, which sets the mood for a very cosy ambience. There is also a small lounge area located next to the front desk, should you need a place to laze around. The very friendly manager checked us in, and within a couple of minutes we were on our way to our superior room located on the highest floor.
Our room was located on the 5th floor and we also managed to get one with a view overlooking the streets, so that was a plus. The rooms were nicely sized for two, with warm tones and hints of electric blue furniture. When you first enter the room, the bathroom would be right in front, with a little kitchen/pantry area to the right that comes equipped with a microwave and fridge. There’s a dining table on the left, next to it a comfortable couch with a coffee table. Next to the king sized bed would be a large open wardrobe fit for 2.
The reservation also comes with complimentary breakfast for all guests, which is located in the dining hall on the lower ground floor. It’s a simple set up with about a dozen tables or so since it was a small hotel. It was a very cosy setting and felt like a family-run cafe. Here you’ll find your standard European breakfast meal consisting of bread, assorted condiments, cheese, cold cuts, cereal, eggs, sausages and such. There’s also a coffee machine and a juice bar. Not to forget, delicious donuts in one corner of the breakfast buffet. It’s always a good start to the day when you get to wolf down 3 donuts for breakfast before heading out to explore the city.
Overall our stay Avenue Legerova 19 exceeded all our expectations with an awesome room and hearty breakfast. I couldn’t even find a single flaw during our stay which is a good thing. The staff were beyond helpful, always inquiring if we needed a taxi the moment they saw us coming out from the elevator. They were always prepared to help us with any tiny details, from helping us with directions to restaurant recommendations. I would rate this place a 10/10 and would highly recommend it to anyone who’s visiting Prague. Sure, you’re not placed smack in the middle of the old town of Prague in district 1, but if you don’t mind a short metro ride to all the sites in the city, this is the hotel for you.