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Review: DesignHotel Elephant, Prague

When looking for a hotel in Prague I was astounded by just how cheap the prices are. There are plenty to choose from at under £50 per night and even the five star hotels mostly come in at less than £100 which for someone used to London prices was a steal.

This was the first holiday I’ve been on where I actually had to co-ordinate with my fellow traveller as to what we wanted to see and where we wanted to stay so I was a bit nervous when I fell in love with one of the hotels I found in case it wasn’t what she was looking for from her holiday.

Elephant hotel outside

I needn’t have worried as when we got together to make plans and book things like flights and hotels she had also been very impressed with the same one and so we booked two nights in a deluxe room (including free minibar) at the magnificent DesignHotel Elephant to start off our trip.

Elephant hotel lobby

We arrived fairly late on the Tuesday evening so were tired but excited to see if the hotel was as good as it looked online and were happy to find that it was better!

Elephnant hotel twin beds

Elephant hotel sitting area

The room was huge with an entrance area, small sitting area and twin beds not to mention the bathrobes and slippers we were provided with. Everything had a high quality luxury feel and we were truly delighted with our choice.

Elephant hotel bathroom

The bathroom was just as impressive as the main room with a very excellent shower and even a bidet (not that I used it!) the only minor disappointment was that there were no miniature toiletries!

We’d paid a little extra for an all-inclusive mini bar and were really impressed with the contents. We’d expected very little and it far surpassed our expectations.

Elephant hotel minibar

The small bottles of water came particularly in handy given that the weather hit about 30 degrees each day we were there as they were perfect for taking out and about with us during the day. The coke in glass bottles made a great sugar boost when we made it back again too.

Also included in the cost was a buffet breakfast. I’m usually quite sceptical of buffet breakfasts on the continent given that it usually ends up being just bread, cheese and ham but again the Elephant did not disappoint.

Elephant hotel breakfast

As well as the regular continental breakfast offerings there were hot options too including sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs as well as an omelette station where you could have an individual omelette made to your specifications which was fabulous.

Not only that but there was a live pianist playing each morning over breakfast which made for a wonderful atmosphere. All of the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful during our stay and we had no issues whatsoever. I really loved Prague and hope to return sometime and would not hesitate to stay at the Elephant again.

DesignHotel Elephant
Na Florenci 1412/29
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

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