Your first steps in Prague / in the Czech Republic
Whether you are heading to our Hotel Kampa Garden *** in the centre of Prague from the airport, the coach or railway station, or even using your own means of transport, don’t forget about the following basic travel tips:
- Get the best transport around Prague for you from / to the airport or other stating point / destination (public transport, taxi or hotel transportation). The cheapest form of transport is public transport (buses) directly from the airport – more details are available on the website of Václav Havel Airport Prague. Travelling by taxi is convenient, but expensive (€1 / 1km – the journey to the centre of Prague from the airport costs approx. €27). The most convenient of all however is the transport which our hotel can arrange for you subject to request and it can even be provided FREE OF CHARGE – more details are available here>>
- Get some Czech crowns. Always find out the current exchange rate on the internet before travelling, ideally on the website of the Czech National Bank – details are available here>> and check the money you are given in the bureau de change. If the exchange rate is significantly different, look for another bureau de change and never exchange money with anybody on the street. Bureaux de change may have very disadvantageous exchange rates, particularly in the centre of Prague (the Old Town Square and other tourist spots). Our Hotel Kampa Garden *** in Prague 1 recommends the Na Kaprovce bureau de change (ask our staff, who will give you a map and provide you with instructions on how to get there).
- Prepare for the weather. Although our staff at Hotel Kampa Garden *** in the centre of Prague will do their best to ensure your utmost comfort, we cannot unfortunately control the weather. Find out what the local weather is going to be like in advance and be prepared – don’t allow your enjoyment of the historical city of Prague to be spoiled. You can also use our on-line webcam, which is located right on our Hotel Kampa Garden *** and see exactly what the weather is like with a view of Charles Bridge. Remember that Prague, city of a hundred spires, is beautiful whatever the season and whatever the weather. You can also find a few tips for interesting places and locations to visit here on our website.