COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, PRAGUE

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HOTEL, PRAGUE AIRPORT.
Staying at a Marriott hotel was definitely not in our budget – at first. But while looking at the hotels around Prague International Airport, I clicked on Courtyard by Marriott just for fun, and happened on a nice offer, a double room, breakfast included, for 87 euros. It seemed reasonable for one night in between two long flights; when I checked the map, I realized that the hotel was right across the road from the terminals. We booked. The good impressions began right after we arrived, somewhat tired, after 1 PM. Rather than having us wait till 3PM, the reception gave us a room straight away. As advertised, it was a spacious room, with one very large bed, not two put together as so often happens; there were tea and coffee making facilities with a good stock of various tea and coffee blends, a laptop sized safe, good soundproofing, AC and a well-stocked bathroom. We left our things in the room, relaxed a little, then went out exploring. From our fifth floor, we saw that the hotel really has a courtyard, a pretty green inner yard. We looked at the hotel restaurant menu and prices, studied what they had in the little supermarket near the reception area. Right by the lifts, there are several computers and a printer, so we registered for our next flight and printed out our boarding passes for free.
Outside, we walked back to the terminals to the large supermarket Billa inside. It jas everything you may need, including a huge variety of pechivo, baked goods, a good selection of dairy products, fruits and veggies, sweets, hams and cheeses, all kinds of beverages, and a nice counter where you can buy freshly cooked chicken, meats, fried potatoes and salads. We bought ourselves a very nice lunch for two for just six euros.
If you wish to go to the city, you can take bus # 119 from the airport to the nearest metro station, then go to the center. By the way, some of the metro stations do not have an escalator. Alternately, you can arrange an excursion from the hotel.
Breakfast starts at 6:30 AM, which is especially convenient for those who have an early flight or wish to have an early start for their day. As usual, it includes all sorts of breads, hams and cheeses, eggs, sausages, salads, fruits and veggies, yogurts, jams, honey, juices, tea and coffee; in short, you name it, they have it.
Check in and check out are very easy. You can pay cash in either the local currency or euros; credit cards are accepted. The staff are very polite and helpful; they all speak good English. It was a perfect place for a good relaxation time.
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