I am wondering if anyone has recently returned from the Prague Budapest tour and stayed at the Hotel Metamorphis in Prague. I am worried about the description in the travel guide saying that there are a few rooms right over a noisy bar. Can you tell me if anyone in your group had problems sleeping because of noise while staying in that hotel. Much appreciated! CR
With any hotel in a European city there is a chance of street noise since many of the buildings are centrally located and older. This is a big reason Rick's Tours come with earplugs and they are something we recommend to independent travelers also. I checked with our tour department and they haven't received feedback from Tour Members that there was a problem with street/bar noise. Again, noise is something that can be common in Europe but the advantages of these older central hotels are the great locations you are staying in.
Stayed there four years ago in an upper floor room facing the courtyard (in the building where the lobby is). Prague can be noisy certain times of night due to laughing/chatty groups out partying/walking thru on the way back to hotels or hitting the bars. Voices bounce off of the cobblestones and buildings. It wasn't terrible, but I would take earplugs or perhaps bring along some Tylenol PM if you think it will bother you. Perhaps you can ask for a room on the quieter side.
I don't take tours but have stayed in the Hotel Metamorphis in Prague over the years at least once a year and we love it! It is full of charm, feels old world, has huge rooms (for any place in Europe), is very centrally located, gives a free breakfast, and has a sweet staff. You should ask in advance for a quiet room. My husband and I have lifelong insomnia so sleep is an issue for us. We carry along earplugs and always ask for rooms on the top floors away from street noise or any bars/restaurants. They will bend over backwards for you here but do call or email in advance. I think you'll love it there. You can walk to so many places. The food's good but beware of rather weak coffee.