Feb182018

Prague Airport hotels and Ramada PRG review

Ramada Prague Airport is one of three chain hotels at the airport including Holiday Inn Prague Airport and Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport. I stayed at Ramada Prague Airport before a 7am flight in January on an 84 EUR room rate to earn 5,000 bonus points from Wyndham Rewards Visa Checkout promotion.

Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport is the most conveniently located of the three hotels, within easy walking distance, less than 200 meters from both Terminal 1 and 2. Terminal 2 is Schengen-zone flights. Terminal 1 is UK, US and non-Schengen zone flights. Courtyard is Marriott Rewards category 3 at 15,000 points/night. This hotel has surprisingly high room rates most nights and makes a good reward stay value.

Holiday Inn Prague Airport is on the public bus stop or a little over 1.0 km to the terminals. You can buy a bus ticket at the airport bus stop kiosks for 24 CZK ($1.20 USD) . There are sidewalks in this developed part of the airport facilities for easy walking. This hotel is 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night.

Ramada Airport Hotel Prague is the farthest from the main airline flight terminals at Terminal 3, about 3 km from the main airline flight terminals. Terminal 3 is the private planes and helicopters terminal. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to the airport terminals. Ramada Airport Hotel Prague is available for 3,000 points + 53 EUR on GoFast rates or 15,000 points for GoFree reward nights.

Ramada Airport Hotel

Arrival 

As this was the end of our week in Prague, we arrived from the city by Metro A line to Nadrazi Veleslavin and bus 119 to the airport on a 32 CZK ticket. The bus stop announcement is Prague Airport Terminal 3. The hotel is about 200 meters from the bus stop, across the street and visible from the stop.

PRG Terminal 3

Ramada Prague

There was nothing happening at the hotel when we arrived around 8pm. The restaurant was open at the basement level, but we did not go there for dinner or drinks. Prices are relatively expensive for Prague.

Ramada PRG lobby

Kelley was not impressed by the room, although I thought is was perfectly adequate for an airport hotel.

Ramada Prague Airport

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Ramada PRG-8

The shower was a bit small and funky.

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A hairdryer actually located by the bathroom mirror is a welcome find based on Kelley’s experiences with European hotels.

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My joy was a bathroom towel rack heater allowing me to wash my thick socks and dry them overnight in 6 hours.

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We both enjoyed the large window that opened for near freezing air to fill the room that kept us cool and comfortable while sleeping under the warm European duvet.

There was little noise during the night at Terminal 3.

We booked a 5am shuttle ride to the airport. We were the only passengers.

Wyndham Rewards Visa Checkout promotion terminated early?

Reports on FlyerTalk indicate the Visa Checkout promotion from Wyndham Rewards for 15,000 bonus points after 3 stays was terminated early on January 18 with no points being rewarded for stays booked and completed after that date. The original terms were January 31 bookings for stays completed by February 28.

This was my second Wyndham Rewards stay using Visa Checkout. The bonus points never posted and I have not followed up with Wyndham Rewards yet about my missing points.

Loyalty Traveler – Wyndham Visa Checkout 3 stays earn 15,000 points Nov 1-Feb 28, 2018 (Nov 4, 2017).

The Gate – Wyndham Rewards Changed Promotion Rules on Its Members Without Notice — Again? (Feb 17, 2018).

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About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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