Hotel Review: Hilton Prague Old Town
The Hilton Prague Old Town is a luxury hotel located close to the city center of Prague. In this hotel review, we’ll explain what’s positive about the hotel and where we see potential for improvement.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: King Room
- Month of Stay: August
I’ve also stayed at the Hilton Prague Old Town’s sister hotel, the Hilton Prague, which is located a good five minutes away, further out of the city side. While I liked the Old Town property more, I was still not totally happy with my stay. In this review, I’ll explain why I can’t fully recommend staying here.
Standard Room at the Hilton Prague Old Town
While I usually receive decent enough upgrades as a Hilton Honors Gold member, this was not the case at the Hilton Prague Old Town. As the hotel was fully booked, I was only give a Standard Room on the fourth floor. The room itself had a good size, but was clearly not renovated (the Executive Rooms are).
The interior is aging quite a bit, but is alright other than that. There’s a comfortable King Bed with two nightstands facing a massive flat-screen television.
Then right next to the bed, there’s a comfortable armchair for lounging, while in the opposite corner of the bed, you’ll find a decent enough work desk with a proper office chair.
There was also a small welcome gift consisting of fruits.
What I didn’t like about the room was the tiny window, making the room feel very dark even during the day. The views of the inner courtyard weren’t great either.
The bathroom was no highlight either.
There’s a shower-tub-combo, a sink and a toilet, all on very small room.
All in all, the room at the Hilton Prague Old Town was alright, but should get a renovation soon.
Executive Lounge at the Hilton Prague Old Town
The hotel’s lounge is located on the highest floor, which is also one of the renovated ones. The lounge feels modern and somewhat charming due to the location “in the roof”. There is various seating as well as a business center and it’s quite enjoyable sitting up here.
The buffet selection consists of a small continental breakfast including the typical basics. In the afternoon, there’s an Afternoon Tea set-up with a selection of savory and sweet items.
The afternoon selection seems to be the highlight as the evening reception didn’t have much in the way of food. There were a few cold snacks and some hot food that didn’t really look appealing.
Plus, there’s the typical selection of alcohol.
While I like the lounge per se, the food selection didn’t really appeal to me all that much.
Breakfast at the Hilton Prague Old Town
While the Executive Lounge at the Hilton Prague Old Town comes with a breakfast display, too, I’d recommend heading into the hotel’s restaurant for breakfast. Here, you can find a more extensive breakfast selection including dozens of cold options, including cold cuts, cheeses, yogurt, muesli, fruits, breads, pastries and more.
Then there’s also a large selection of hot dishes, including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, potatoes and more.
It’s also worth noting that even sparkling wine was offered at breakfast.
The service at breakfast was attentive and friendly and there was even the option to order not only coffee specialties, but also omelettes prepared to your liking. All in all, a nice breakfast to start into the day. The only thing I didn’t like about breakfast was the rather dark restaurant without daylight.
Pool & Gym at the Hilton Prague Old Town
It’s worth noting that the Hilton Prague Old Town offers various recreation facilities. These include a large gym with cardio and strength machines. While there are no views and hardly any daylight, the machines are in a good condition and you can go for both, a strength and a cardio workout.
There’s also a small pool with a few loungers around. I wouldn’t say that it’s a proper swimming pool, but it’s nice enough to just dip in for a moment.
Next to the pool, you can also find a sauna, which was already hot in the morning.
Overall impressions of the Hilton Prague Old Town
While I wouldn’t hesitate to book the Hilton Prague Old Town again, I would definitely opt for a renovated room this time. I had quick peek into one and liked the design way more. Other than the rooms, the hotel offers a nice enough experience with a lovely executive lounge, a good breakfast and a nice gym. The location is quite good, too. All in all, I’d say that staying in a renovated room at the Hilton Prague Old Town is worth the money.