The Hotel is a four-star hotel, is the third largest hotel in Prague and located outside of the touristy area of Prague. It is still convenient to get to all the sites by metro. Breakfast (all-you-can-eat buffet featuring pastries, meats, cheeses, cereals, sweets, fruit, juices, and hot beverages) is included and we will be eating lunch and dinner buffet style most of our meals in a private room. There is a fitness center and a large pool free with our stay at the hotel. Anyone interested in a pool party?! There is also a 10-lane bowling alley for any competitive people who want to make a tournament. To rent a lane is about 300CZK.
You will be in a triple room unless you want to ‘upgrade’ and have a double room. This upgrade costs $50 and is available until we run out of double rooms. We will do our best to put you together with your roommate preferences. Please pack light, considering you are sharing a room with others. There are full bathrooms in each room, a safe, TV and wi-fi.
The conference room is large and will be set up to provide table discussions during and after our sessions. There is also plenty of room for Messianic dancing and schmooze time or a ……dance party!
Hotel Duo Click Here for directions
There are ample ATMs to withdraw money whereas using a money exchange booth will often cause you to lose a lot in transaction fees.
It is very important to withdraw some Czech money from an ATM at the airport before you start traveling to the hotel because you need some Czech cash for travel. At the very least, travel with some euros.
It is very hard to exchange your country’s money for Czech crowns in your home country.
Teplická 492, 190 00 Praha District 9
Phone: 266 13 3030
Before leaving the airport, make sure you stop at an ATM and withdraw some Czech crowns (CZK).
Leaving the baggage claim at the airport, look for a tourist information kiosk where you can buy your ticket for the Airport Express bus (about 60 CZK) and get maps. You can pay with credit card or Euro or, of course, Czech crown (CZK). You might want to buy your ticket before getting on the bus as it will double in price from the driver. This bus ride takes about 30 minutes and it gets quite crowded with people and luggage. It is like a regular city bus where the majority of people have to stand.
The bus will stop at a couple train stops, but you want to get off at the major train station called Hlavni Nadrazi - many people will get off here. Here, you will transfer for the metro Red Line C towards Letnany. Before boarding, you will need to buy a ticket for the metro for 24 CZK either from a machine (some take coins only and some take credit cards) or from a person. Head downstairs via elevator and get on the metro towards Letnany. Make sure you validate your ticket in the machines on the platform. You will get off at Strizkov, 6 stops away.
Hotel Duo is a 2-minute walk. Once you get to street level via elevator, if your back is towards the station, walk right. If you are looking at the station, walk left. Once at the stop lights, a 30-second walk from the station, you will see Hotel Duo on the corner.
Welcome! You will see Muchan people in the lobby waiting to greet you!
In Summary – take the Airport Express Bus from the airport. Get off at Hlavni Nadrazi train station. Go downstairs to buy your metro ticket. Head to the platform of Metro Red Line C towards Letnany. Get off 6 stops later at Strizkov. The hotel is on the corner.
Or you can get a taxi for 25-30 Euro.
Or if you know others arriving at the same time, you can share a prearranged taxi for 19 Euro total. You must have correct change (cannot pay via the website or with credit cards in the taxi). Up to 4 people, 19 Euros total.
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Prague is a safe city. However, it is always recommended that if you decide to separate from a group, please do so with someone else. It is a good idea for a group of two women to take a man along. This general principle goes for any big foreign city. Plus, it will be easier to find your way around with more minds thinking at once.
There is free time built into the schedule of the conference so that you can explore Prague for yourself. We encourage you to make plans with new friends and see some of the city that we cannot include in our group tours. When you arrive at the conference, we will give you a packet of information on interesting sites and maps and we will do our best to communicate these opportunities even before you arrive via Facebook and email.
There will also be a private guided tour of Prague’s famous sights and history scheduled for the conference on one day, and on another, there will be buses that take us to Terezin, an hour from the city. Terezin is a transit camp that most of the Czech Republic and Hungarian Jews passed through on their way to other camps. It has a unique history and our guided tour will take time to explain this important place to remember.
There are many places to eat, explore and shop at reasonable prices in Prague. There are many unique tourist places to visit as well as fun plazas and scenic cobblestone streets to walk. Asking around is the best way to find the great places to hang out. There is a large supermarket within five minutes from the conference center. Leaving a 5-10% tip in a restaurant is a good gesture and no tip is needed for a taxi unless they were exceptional and/or helped you with your luggage.
If your travel arrangements necessitate that you come early or stay later than the dates of the conference, it is your responsibility to arrange and pay for your accommodations ahead of time.
Prague is centrally located in Europe and near to Austria, Hungary, Germany and Poland with trains leaving regularly. For example, Prague to Budapest is 6.5 hours, Vienna 4.5 hours and Berlin 4 hours. If you have the time and money, why not plan with friends to visit some nearby European cities?!