I have to admit that when it comes to accommodation I’m incredibly fussy. Dave can generally sleep anywhere under the logic “how much time are you going to spend in the room anyway?” I don’t agree because for me there is nothing worse than coming back to a dirty hotel room with a bathroom that has seen better days, and trying to relax after a long day exploring. So for this reason we like to stay in mid-range hotels. Which brings me to our hotel review of the Hotel Lokal Inn, Prague
Where we stayed
Lokal Inn, a mid-range hotel in Mala Strana or ‘Little Quarter’. The full address is: Míšeňská 66/12, 110 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czech Republic.
This hotel was literally a minutes walk to the start of the Charles Bridge. Location was something that was really important to us because we read that the best time to see the Charles Bridge was at sunrise. Therefore the closer to the bridge the better for us. There were so many places to eat around here as well, including your low range such as kebab shops, bakeries, and even a McDonalds. There were also several restaurants and bars around. The hotel is close to tram stops and was a great base to leave from every morning. Once you cross over the Charles Bridge you are in the incredibly scenic Old Town.
The hotel has a very lively bar and restaurant on the ground floor. This was slightly annoying in the evening, but it wasn’t too bad as it was November and the windows were closed. There is no lift and to get to the rooms you climb several flights of creaking wooden stairs. This was actually very atmospheric and gave the hotel a lot of character.
When we arrived the guy on the desk took us up to our room and helped carry the bags. We were always greeted with a smile when we came back to the hotel in the evenings, and staff helped us order a taxi when we had to return to the airport at the end of the trip. Housekeeping were also wonderful and the rooms were cleaned each day for us, with fresh towels and a fresh jug of water for the room.
We were both really impressed with the room. It was very spacious with a king sized bed, wardrobe, desk, and coffee table to sit at to plan out our itinerary. The wifi was quick and easy to connect to which being an avid Instagrammer is very important. There was a safe in the room which came in handy for storing Ipads and passports. Dave’s only gripe was that there was no kettle to make a cup of tea. But I think that is his Irish side coming out.
For what you get this hotel is reasonably priced, and even more so for us as we are part of the hotels.com loyalty scheme where you get a free night for every 10 nights you book with them.
We loved this place. It was in a great location with a lot of hustle and bustle around it. We highly recommend it to others looking for a mid-range hotel close to the sights of the city.
Lizzie is one half of Wanderlust and Life. Usually the voice behind the blog posts she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication (Public Relations & Advertising). She has lived in Australia, Canada & England, and is pretty travel obsessed. She is also a crazy cat lady in the making.