I always love staying at hotels that utilize a modern design and contemporary interior style – it typically makes for a much better overall experience.
This was the case at the Pentahotel in Prague and after spending 2 nights there I came to the conclusion that it’s one of the best hotels in the entire city.
Situated in a local neighborhood and just steps away from a selection of amazing restaurants, cafes, and even the metro, the Pentahotel is a great place to stay if you’re visiting the lovely Czech capital.
The Pentahotel in Prague
The Pentahotel in Prague is part of the Pentahotel line of hotels.
These hotels strive to provide guests with the feeling that they’re staying somewhere unique that takes advantage of a creative and modern style, rather than just your run of the mill traditional accommodation.
In the case of the location in Prague this is definitely true – as soon as you walk through the lobby door it’s like stepping into a nightclub or a super-hip warehouse.
The noise and hustle of the city behind you melt away and you’re able to take a deep breath and relax on one of the many comfortable couches while enjoying a drink from the bar.
The lobby is actually known as a “lifestyle lobby” and serves as both a meeting point for anyone looking for a drink as well as the hotel lobby, so there’s always something going on whenever you’re checking in.
Apart from the lobby the rest of the hotel boasts a simple design and layout yet each room is still unique and makes for quite a memorable place to spend the night.
Even with more than 200 rooms the hotel itself never feels crowded and the service from the caring staff makes you feel a lot more important than just a faceless guest.
In this post I want to share the experience that I had at the Pentahotel in Prague as well as provide a sort of in-depth review of my stay.
The Pentahotel in Prague: An In-Depth Review
Check-In and Interior
The check-in process at the hotel is not what you would expect at your typical hotel.
Rather than having a standard lobby with a dedicated check-in counter the lobby acts as both a check in area as well as a bar/lounge.
With this layout you actually have to walk up to the bar and check in with any of the individuals working behind the counter so for some people this can be quite confusing as it’s not very clear right away where you’re supposed to check in.
It took me a second to figure out, maybe a little bit longer than usual because of the unique and interesting interior design along with the loud music that’s playing, but once I realized what to do I just walked up to the counter and checked in without any issues.
I arrived quite early so unfortunately the room wasn’t ready and this actually didn’t turn out to be a problem because of the overall layout of the lobby and how comfortable it is to wait for the room.
The entire lobby area took on a very contemporary and industrial design.
It was quite dark but thanks to the windows there was just enough natural lighting being let inside end of the large, sprawling couches made for a very comfortable place to sit down, get cozy, and wait for the room to become ready.
At one end of the lobby space was a more private seating area with a wide selection of books on the wall and my favorite thing about the lobby was the PlayStation with an assortment of different games available to play.
There were also two computers available for use and a pool table as well if you’re looking to pass the time without venturing into the city.
During the wait I was approached quite a few times by one of the many waitresses working asking if I wanted a drink but I found the price is quite unreasonable for Prague so I declined.
I was never out very late but I would imagine that the lobby/bar becomes quite busy later on into the day and into the night as both tourists and locals come to partake in the unique drinking experience that the ground floor offers.
The rest of the hotel was quite basic and I found all of the other public areas to be very clean and efficiently designed.
Similar to the rest of the hotel my room had a very modern and contemporary look and feel about it.
The overall layout was quite basic with a large bed and desk taking up most of the floor space but it was really the small details of the room that made it such a great place to spend the night.
To start off, there were outlets everywhere and this is actually very uncommon in hotels these days so it’s often a huge hassle trying to find somewhere to plug in any electronic devices.
At the Pentahotel in Prague there were outlets beside the bed, at the desk, near to the entrance, and even one in the bathroom.
This way it was very easy to keep everything charged including camera batteries, my smartphone, and I could even keep my laptop plugged in while I was using it in bed.
The desk offered plenty of space for me to get some work done and the desk chair was very comfortable as well.
Usually in hotels I find that the desks are never really designed for people to use for extended periods of time but I didn’t find this to be the case here at the Pentahotel.
While there was a window that let in plenty of natural light there were also quite a few options for lighting on the interior of the room.
Beside the bed and at the desk were light switches that allowed for the lights to be controlled in a variety of different ways depending on your lighting preferences.
Having the light behind the bed was a really good design idea and prevented any bright lights from shining into your eyes early in the morning when I needed some interior lighting to get ready but didn’t want something on overhead.
There was a decent view from the window of the buildings across the street and I did notice that some of the rooms come with a balcony which you’ll want to book specifically if having a balcony is something you’re interested in.
Finally, I found the bed to be quite comfortable and it was definitely a large enough size for two people, although I would have preferred the pillows to have been a bit more firm.
The bathroom at the hotel is well-equipped and came with all of the amenities anyone would need during a short-term stay.
The bathroom featured a standard layout with a stand up shower, sink, and toilet all in one room and was definitely a reasonable size for one or two people to use.
A selection of towels was available and my favorite thing about the bathroom was the rainfall shower and the high-quality amenities that were provided.
The soap, body wash, shampoo, and lotion all smelled very good and I could tell that they were sourced by a high-quality company rather than just your typical run-of-the-mill options that you find at more basic hotels.
I also really liked the interior design of the bathroom and the white towels and open spaces made it seem much more spacious and bright.
The hotel even opted to use a sliding door rather than a regular door for the entrance to the bathroom in order to save space and allow for more usable space in the room itself.
Depending on the type of room you choose you can find rates for the Pentahotel in Prague starting at around $50 USD but rates will typically start at around $80 USD.
Not all of the rates include breakfast so if you’re interested in having breakfast included be sure to book a rate that includes it.
I find this price to be quite reasonable, especially with the proximity of the hotel to the nearest metro stop and how easy it is to walk to the Old Town.
As always, I recommend booking as soon as you have confirmed your travel dates in order to secure the best rate possible and to avoid any potential issues with room availability.
I really liked the location of the hotel and I found it a great base for exploring Prague.
There is a metro stop and a tram stop less than 5 minutes away on foot and it’s possible to reach all of the main tourist attractions in the city quite quickly and easily using public transportation.
Also nearby to the hotel are plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, and other small shops and it’s a much more local/residential neighborhood so the prices for things like beer, coffee, and main dishes are much cheaper than what you would find in the city center.
There are also some nice parks nearby and one of the main bus stations in the city (Florenc) can also be reached quite quickly.
The hotel breakfast was very well done and I recommend booking a rate with breakfast included so that you’re able to enjoy it before heading out to explore the city.
There was quite a selection of both hot and cold food items available to choose from as well as various drinks including coffee options and juices.
From the hot foods there were choices such as eggs and bacon and the cold items included things like cereals, sliced meats, cheeses, yogurt, pastries, and a selection of fresh bread with jam and butter to choose from.
Since the hotel is quite large there was plenty of seating available throughout the hotel lobby and I recommend getting to breakfast as early as you can to avoid the crowds and to be able to take advantage of the widest selection of options.
One of the only problems I had with the hotel was it’s extremely poor Wi-Fi connectivity.
The internet speeds were laughably slow and at peak times in the morning and at night it was almost impossible to use the internet.
Since the hotel caters to plenty of business travelers there is the option to buy a premium internet connection although I find it to be quite unreasonably priced and very unfair for those that don’t travel often or are traveling on a budget.
Even with the premium internet connection I was only able to connect two different devices at the same time and if you wanted to connect any more devices you would have to buy another premium internet connection.
Thankfully, after speaking with the general manager, I was told that the poor internet connectivity is a well-known issue and the hotel is currently working on finding a better solution so that everybody is able to enjoy a reliable and fast connection.
These days having fast internet is important even if you’re not working online because people want to stay connected with friends and family back home along with keeping up with world events and just using the internet to find out different things to do nearby.
Parking and Accessibility
There is secure underground parking available at the hotel for a fee.
As for accessibility, it’s very easy to reach the hotel using public transportation or by taking an Uber from wherever it is in the city you’re arriving.
To get around there is a tram stop just down the street from the hotel and in the other direction there is access to the metro so within 30 minutes is possible to reach basically anywhere in the city centre that you’re looking to go.
Walking around on foot is is possible as well and you can reach the Old Town Square in less than 15 minutes depending on how fast you walk.
The accessibility of the hotel is quite high and it doesn’t matter if you’re driving or using public transportation you shouldn’t experience any issues reaching the hotel or getting around the city.
It’s safe to say that the Pentahotel in Prague is definitely one of the best hotels in Prague and somewhere I would recommend staying regardless of your travel style.
With reasonably priced rooms along with a suitable location for exploring the city the Pentahotel offers guests all they need for a memorable and pleasing stay in the Czech capital and when it comes to hotels there are very few other options that I’d recommend with such a positive outlook.
Especially if you’re looking to escape the tourist crowds and enjoy some quiet time when you’re not out exploring I would definitely recommend checking out the Pentahotel in Prague.