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#21
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Originally posted by CPT Trips
The Corinthia hotel Prague is right by a Metro station and a few nice restaurants are nearby.
Yes, but it is not walking distance to Old Town. Most people go to Prague to see Old Town and not Vysehrady.
You can take the Metro to Old Town from Corinthia - with all the pickpockets - but it's not the same as being in or walking to Old Town from nearby hotels while actually seeing something and not being underground in the Metro.
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#22
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<p>True, but it's about the same amount of time to Prague Castle, which isn't walkable from either Marriot or Corintia. &nbsp;Once you get into the town center, it's pretty much all the same to and around the popular sites.</p><br><br><br><p><br><img src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0w6ff_FlraY/UYcZsb2megI/AAAAAAAAId8/EyBIn9rXUBI/s1600/dont-grumble-just-whistle-and-always-look-on-the-bright-side-of-life.png[" border="0" alt=""></p><div><br></div>
#23
Oahu. Born and raised in Oregon. I miss my PACNW!
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Taking public transportation in Prague is really easy. We used the tram to get up to the castle, out to Vysehrady and all over. Very easy and pretty inexpensive. We walked back from Vysehrady to Old Town and stopped at the farmers market as well as some historical places along the way. There's a church where the soldiers that assassinated SS-General Reinhard Heydrich tried to hide from the ****'s (if you watch the movie Operation Daybreak you'll see it) that you can walk to on your way back. There's a display in the underground where they ended up dying. So much history in Prague. Check out that movie...you will see much of Prague in it.
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#24
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FWIW,
I was born and grew up in what was once Czechoslovakia and have been to Prague many, many times both while I lived there till age of 20 and since. I have seen just about all that Prague has to offer - in the old days and more recently. I am not really going there as a tourist - more like a nostalgic homecoming.
With all that said, I would much rather stay in or very near the Old Town than in Vysehrady. I am just disappointed that both of our hotels (Hilton & Marriott) that are central were changed to a hotel in Vysehrady. Every time I have visited on my own I have stayed very centrally - in the Old Town itself or Wenceslaus Square.
YMMV
PS I did see Operation Daybreak and know all about Lidice (if not familiar with that story, look it up)
#25
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The perspective of a tourist, like me, certainly differs from that of a "local boy" gone home. Hope you enjoy your visit.
#26
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Originally posted by CPT Trips
The perspective of a tourist, like me, certainly differs from that of a "local boy" gone home. Hope you enjoy your visit.
Thank you - I am sure I will (despite the hotel changes ).
Even with having visited Prague so many times I will likely find something new to see or experience. Can't wait to have some food that I grew up with and cannot easily find here - one of the things I look forward to most.
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We made our way out to Terezin and Lidice on our last visit. I think this was my 6th time to Prague. I was fortunate to have been able to visit in the late 80's many times. I had never seen the movie until before this last visit. Having put on a few years since my earlier visits, I am much more interested in the historical aspects of places now then I was back then.

I would not want to be in a hotel that far out either. We spent a week pre-cruise in an Airbnb apartment right on old town square and it was wonderful. I loved being in the heart of things.


Originally posted by Paulchili
FWIW,
I was born and grew up in what was once Czechoslovakia and have been to Prague many, many times both while I lived there till age of 20 and since. I have seen just about all that Prague has to offer - in the old days and more recently. I am not really going there as a tourist - more like a nostalgic homecoming.
With all that said, I would much rather stay in or very near the Old Town than in Vysehrady. I am just disappointed that both of our hotels (Hilton & Marriott) that are central were changed to a hotel in Vysehrady. Every time I have visited on my own I have stayed very centrally - in the Old Town itself or Wenceslaus Square.
YMMV
PS I did see Operation Daybreak and know all about Lidice (if not familiar with that story, look it up)
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#28
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Originally posted by Paulchili
We are doing a B2B on Vking through Prague with a few days in Prague. On arrival from Berlin we had Marriott and leaving to Paris we had Hilton. They were both good locations although we would have to change hotels.
Just got an e mail that both cruises now stay at the Corinthian. While not changing hotels between cruises is nice the location of Corinthian sucks. They've also changed our hotel in Paris (for the better).
All this for a cruise next year Sept. Only hotel not changed so far is Berlin Hilton and I hope they keep it.
I wonder how many more changes before the cruise next year.
Is this typical this far in advance and is it likely to stay?
TIA
I too am watching for hotel changes
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#29
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Originally posted by MURPHY27
I too am watching for hotel changes
Well, I just got a notice of another hotel change - this time in Berlin. From a very well positioned Hilton on Gendarmenmarkt to a Sheraton a bit more off center.
Most annoying as 3 out of 4 changes were for the worse.
Why are these changes being made this far in advance of a Sept '18 cruise?