When it comes to all of the different hotels in Prague there’s only a few to choose from when it comes to 5-star ratings – and the Hotel Savoy is one of them.
There really isn’t a low season in Prague and depending on where you’re staying you could find it hard to avoid the large crowds of tourists constantly taking photos, milling about, and making it hard to walk anywhere.
Thankfully, just steps away from the Prague Castle, the Hotel Savoy doesn’t have this problem and if you’re looking for some quiet time after a long day of exploring the Czech capital this is where you’re going to want to stay.
The Hotel Savoy in Prague
Since 1911 the hotel has been accommodating guests and walking into the marble-floored lobby it’s to see why the Hotel Savoy in Prague is such a popular place.
From the moment you walk through the lobby doors you step into an atmosphere of subdued luxury and traditional design, where the modern cityscape behind you seems to just disappear.
In 2015 the hotel underwent a massive renovation and today it’s even better than ever, offering guests the chance to stay at one of the most classic hotels in Prague.
With 49 rooms it never feels crowded and there’s always that feeling that you’re returning somewhere where you’re well-known, rather than being just another faceless guest.
One of the main highlights of the Hotel Savoy is that it’s located just steps away from the Prague Castle and still far enough away from all of the main tourist sights that you never have to worry about huge crowds or too much noise right outside of the hotel.
There’s also a wonderful restaurant on-site, the Restaurant Hradcany, and I recommend visiting if you’re looking for a delicious and memorable meal.
I was fortunate enough to be able to 2 nights at hotel and in this post I want to share the experience I had as well as provide you with more details about this wonderful accommodation.
The Hotel Savoy: An In-Depth Review
Check-In and Interior
Like I previously mentioned, walking through the doors and into the lobby of the Hotel Savoy is like stepping into another world.
The high ceilings and marble floor along with the different small statues and welcoming smiles turn the lobby into more of a comfortable greeting area and it doesn’t feel like you’re just going through the motions of checking-in once you arrive.
My girlfriend and I were kindly greeted by the young receptionist who asked about our trip so far before checking us in.
We arrived a bit early, so the room wasn’t ready for 30 more minutes, but the receptionist gave us some information about Prague, shared with us the important details of the hotel, and pointed us in the direction of the library where we could sit and wait for the room.
I walked around the interior of the ground level of the hotel and was quite pleased with what I found.
The lobby was quite grandiose and it was always a reminder of the understated elegance of the entire hotel as I walked through the lobby either outdoors or back into the elevator.
There were small statues positioned throughout the lobby that gave it more of a unique touch and even the library where I was waiting was quite impressive.
The library featured a selection of comfortable seating, walls lined with books, a pleasant view onto the street outside, and even a small fireplace – it was very cozy and turned out to be the ideal place to wait while my room was prepared.
Once I was notified the room was ready I made my way up to the 2nd floor.
The hallway leading up to the room also felt quite personal with a bright carpet, high ceilings, and an interesting selection of artwork and design pieces lining the wall.
Before even getting into the room I was already very sure that I was going to have an enjoyable stay at the Hotel Savoy.
After opening the door to my room I was quite pleased with how spacious and bright it was.
I was staying in a standard room with a view towards the front of the hotel and the large window let in plenty of natural lighting so I didn’t even have to turn on a light until the sun went down.
The natural lighting was also welcome early in the morning when I needed to get up and it made me feel a lot more refreshed and prepared to explore the beautiful city of Prague.
Right in the center of the room was a large, comfortable bed.
A large desk took up one of the wall spaces and a cozy one-person chair was also positioned in the corner.
Plenty of storage was available in the wardrobe that lined the wall near the room entrance and there was also a fully-stocked mini-bar with a selection of alcohol and snacks available.
In the wardrobe there was a safe and some slippers and robes as well.
There was a disappointing lack of charging outlets near the bed, so it wasn’t that easy to keep everything charged and within reach, but thankfully I travel with an extension cord so this didn’t turn out to be an issue for me.
Overall, I was quite pleased with the size, layout, and design of the room.
The carpet helped to make everything feel a lot more cozy and comfortable and the high ceilings along with the large window made it feel even more spacious than it already was.
The bathroom at the Hotel Savoy was spacious and came fully equipped with any amenities that are needed for a short-term stay.
There was a large bathtub with a wall shower attachment as soon as you walk in and a large sink that also took up the entirety of the wall between the tub and the toilet area.
A selection of personal amenities were included such as a small hand soap, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel, and a few other items.
On the interior was a dedicated toilet room with a closeable door and even a bidet – a very nice feature to have and just what you would expect in a 5-star hotel.
I really liked all of the interior bathroom lighting and the entire space was fully illuminated once the lights were switched on.
Overall, I found the bathroom at the hotel to be spacious and the ideal size for two people, the bathtub was a nice touch, and it was very pleasant being able to come back after a long day of exploring to relax in a warm bath.
Depending on the type of room you choose you’re looking at spending at least $140 USD for a standard room with breakfast included with prices ranging up to nearly $300 USD or more for a suite or better quality room.
The prices at the Adoral Hotel vary throughout the year and during the summer and times when conferences are held in Prague you can expect to pay a higher rate.
The high season in Prague is basically year-round, with very few (if any) periods of downtime so I recommend booking your room as soon as reasonably possible in order to secure the best rate and to avoid any issues with availability.
The Hotel Savoy location is ideal for exploring the Prague Castle and it’s an easy tram-ride or Uber away from the city center and the rest of the popular tourist attractions.
The Castle can be reached in under 10-minutes on foot and with the tram stop right outside of the hotel you can reach the Charles Bridge in less than 20-minutes with minimal walking.
The Old Town Square is about 30 minutes away, with a 20-minute tram ride and 10-minutes of walking.
Regardless of where you’re staying in Prague there is always a lot of walking necessary since the sites tend to be quite spread out so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the public transportation system to make getting around easier.
Nearby to the hotel are a wide range of different restaurants, cafes, and small shops where you can find reasonably priced options for dinner or quick coffee breaks.
The hotel breakfast was very well done and offered quite a selection of both hot and cold options.
The breakfast is held in the same dining room as the restaurant so guests are able to experience what it’s like to enjoy a meal in such a well-designed dining area.
For the hot options, both scrambled and fried eggs were available along with sausages, grilled veggies, and bacon.
For the cold options there was a selection of sliced meats, cheeses, breads, yogurts, spreads, juices, cereals, and a few other items to choose from as well.
It is also possible to order specific hot items and I was offered pancakes or eggs made to my specific preference.
There are some hot coffee drinks that can be made depending on your preference.
As for the seating, there is only indoor seating available but I imagine that during the warmer summer months that the sliding roof is opened to let in a nice morning breeze.
Breakfast was very well done at the hotel, with quite a selection of different breakfast items available to choose from, and I recommend waking up early to take advantage of the widest selection and least amount of people.
The wireless internet setup at the Hotel Savoy was surprisingly quite good and one of the fastest connections I’ve been able to use after having stayed at more than 30 different hotels in the past 2 months.
Throughout my entire stay the wi-fi worked very well and I was able to easily upload photos, videos, use YouTube, and browse the web without any connection or signal strength issues.
For travel bloggers like myself or anyone else that needs a reliable internet connection the Hotel Savoy has got you covered.
I’m not sure about the positioning of the routers and I was staying on the 2nd floor so that could have been why the connection was so fast, although I would imagine that it’s also quite reliable throughout the entire hotel.
Parking and Accessibility
There is private and secure parking available at the hotel for a small fee.
The parking is located in an underground garage and can be accessed right off of the main street outside of the hotel.
As for accessibility, it’s very easy to reach the property using public transportation or by taking an Uber from the airport, train station, or bus station.
The popular tram line 22 stops right out front of the hotel and this line can be connected to from both the metro and other trams that service the city.
Overall, the accessibility is quite high and whether you’re driving or using public transportation there shouldn’t be any problems to reach the hotel.
I had a very memorable and wonderful stay at the Hotel Savoy in Prague.
The quiet location near the castle along with the incredible service, fast wi-fi, and spacious rooms made my stay at this hotel one of the best i’ve experienced in Prague.
If you’re looking for 5-star quality at a reasonable price then I would definitely recommend checking out the Hotel Savoy – I’m positive you’ll have a great time!