by Mary Ann Odom
(North Pole, AK)
Hello Mary Ann,
Thanks for taking the time to ask your question here. We've received a variety of similar questions this year, so it's great to share some specifics with everyone. We were actually walking in the area of the Florenc bus station last week and spoke to someone who recently stayed between here and the main train station which is also very close.
As for river cruises, please visit our page here for more specific information. You can take a short cheaper one hour cruise in the evening or relax for a full evening cruise up to 3 hours.
Well, we hope these suggestions help you. If you have a more specific budget or hotel in mind, please contact us directly.
All the best,
If we're arriving by bus from Vienna (Eurolines), what are the reasonable priced decent hotels that you can recommend nearby the bus station? I understand that the Euroline bus station is in Florenc.
We would like to take the evening Prague river cruise too.
First just a little info… typically Florenc is Prague's main bus terminal. It's mostly for domestic routes, but international buses arrive and depart from here too.
Of course, it wouldn't be Prague if there weren't some exceptions. Some buses use the main train station as well. It just depends on the company you're using and their agreement with the appropriate station.
Staying in this immediate area means you can easily walk to Old Town and there are excellent public transit options nearby. Just outside the bus station is the metro stop Florenc which serves as a stop on both B and C metro lines.
Anyway, there are actually quite a few hotels in this area. Some can be very nice while others can be very cheap, for a reason. It really depends on your personal budget and point of view. Here are a few suggestions that are moderately priced. (We also know a friendly apartment owner with a small one-bedroom not far from the station.)
If you're not looking for a lot of upscale comfort, then the Mucha offers pleasant and affordable double rooms with a bit of antique style starting from about 65 EUR/night.
Zlata Vaha Hotel
The Zlata Vaha (Golden Scale) is another budget hotel. Here's a note we received by email from a recent guest…
"The Zlata Vaha hotel was really convenient. The tram stop, Jindrisská, was literally a minute away from the hotel and the main train station 5 mins. away. So that was perfect, as my friends went on by train from Prague to Vienna. Since the hotel had reopened only last month, everything was so new and clean. The rooms were quite spacious - no telephone in the room though and a TV that looked more like a computer monitor!"
The Jurys Inn in Prague is a bit more expensive but also offers more style and elegance. Depending on your arrival date, you might find an appropriate discount.
Standard rooms for 2 persons are around 75 EUR/night. You can upgrade to a Superior room package for a few more euros and get a few extras - discounts on parking, taxi service and an early check-in.
987 Design Hotel Prague
The 987 is a newer member of Prague's emerging "design" hotel scene. The style and look of the hotel is pretty impressive especially considering room rates from 89 EUR/night (higher rates on the weekends). The tram runs by the hotel, so there may be some noise - we can't know for sure.
Well, these are just a few suggestions. We can't guarantee anything, but these might give you a head start in your hotel search :-)
And, these are fairly close to the Florenc bus station (as well as the main train station, Hlavni nadrazi).
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