Ibis Praha Old Town
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Praha Old Town Prague
Great price & location
great hotel in a great location. just got back from a 3 night break. even though there was building work going on beside the hotel it did not effect our stay in any way.
The rooms are small but clean & have an excellent large shower. this was my second visit to Prague so feel free to ask a question about the city.
i would definitely stay here again.
Had problems..Very good location
When we first arrived and walk in the door of the Hotel, I was very pleased with our choice. The Location is perfect and the lobby and bar are very nice. Unfortunatly this is as far inside the Hotel as we got. We were informed while trying to check in that our rooms had become damaged and flooded that morning and they were unable to accomodate us. We had already paid in full when we booked the hotel 4 months ago so they said they would be putting us up in another Ibis Hotel in Prague 5. We said no way to this and they pretty much told us take it leave it. We asked for the manager and he said the same and there was nothing he could do. We stood firm and said no way. We booked a hotel in Prague 1 and we wanted to stay in Prague 1. Anyway after over an Hour of standing our ground we were put up in their Higher star sister hotel (Mercure) next door for one night and in the Novotel City where we had stayed before for the second night so we were quite happy in the end.
As I said, I like what I seen of this hotel. Just a pity I didnt see more
We found this hotel to be excellent value for money and of a high standard for a 3 star. It is new, modern and clean and the bathrooms have very spacious showers!
I wouldnt call the rooms small - they are obviously not huge - this is a 3 star hotel - but they are certainly big enough and have nice flat screen tvs.
Our only problem was the construction work. As mentioned, outside is a major construction site which was no problem for us, and once inside you wouldnt even know - until 7.30am (you are very lucky that you didnt get woken till 9!) when we were awoken by VERY loud drilling which really did sound like it was in our room. Being awoken this early after a late night left me feeling tired all day and put a bit of a damper on our otherwise fabulous holiday. After 2 mornings of this (a saturday and a sunday - these workers never stop!) we asked to be moved to another room which was no problem - I just wish we had done this after the first morning.
Im sure it must be hard on the hotel as it is not their fault, however to keep their customers happy I think they should not book out the rooms that are right next to the construction.
Apart from this the hotel was great, far better than other 3 stars Ive stayed in. It is in an excellent location, can walk everywhere, the staff are friendly enough - definatly not rude. Would stay here again for sure.
Excellent 3 star hotel
We stayed a this hotel for a three daybreak. We had read some of the reviews and were a bit worried . When we got there we were very suprized The hotel was very nice and spotless throghout .The staff were nice and very helpful. The location was very good just across the street from the powder tower and a ten minute walk to Old Town Square Altough there is work going on in the street outside we neverhad any noise in our room. For location a excellent choice all sightseeing can be done on foot as every where is in walking distance Thats if you like to walk .To anyone going enjoy your trip as we did ours
Ibis Old Town was a good choice
We had a travel agent assist with hotel bookings on a Central European trip. The Ibis Old Town turned out to be a good middle-of-the-road choice balancing budget with comfort. We stayed for four nights. There is a massive metro construction project going on next door which required a short trek across temporary sidewalks that were a bit muddy, but we were happy with the proximity to all of the Old Town and New Town areas. The metro station is almost adjacent to the hotel. The 24/7 construction was not noticeable once inside the hotel property. However, after a particularly late night, we were awakened by hammering and drilling in a room directly above us. It sounded as if workmen were in our own room! A call to the desk was met by the response, "I'm sorry, but they are allowed to start work after 9:00 AM". I responded that regardless of the time, I was attempting to sleep. The receptionist indicated she would call and ask them to stop. The noise stopped for about 20 minutes until we fell back asleep, at which point it started in earnest again. Other than this issue, the staff was polite and helpful. The breakfast and bar area were clean and well attended. The property is obviously brand new. Room was tiny, as is the European way, and luggage takes up all existing floor space. We were however very happy to have air conditioning!
Very good 3 star
I had never stayed at an Ibis hotel before, so I was not sure what to expect. Of all four properties in Prague, I chose the Ibis Old Town for a weekend break in mid June, mainly based on the location. I was not disappointed.
The hotel occupies a renovated historic building right next to Nam Republiky, plus a huge modern annex at the back. My room in the annex was quite a decent size, bright, simply but nicely decorated, complete with an ultra slim, flat screen TV hung on the wall. Wow! No mini fridge though. No "do not disturb" sign either. Not a real problem, I thought, until the cleaning lady walked in for the third time without knocking on the door while I was having a lie down after breakfast. Rooms have clearly been designed with business travellers in mind, so storage space is somewhat limited. The bathroom was small, but well appointed, only with shower though.
The morning buffet is fine, as long as you book through a discount website and breakfast is included in your rate. Otherwise, at €9 per person per day, it is a total rip off. If your rate does not include breakfast, have it somewhere else.
As for the location, from Nam Republiky it is a 5 minute walk along Ul Celetna to the Old Town Square. It is also a 5 minute walk along Na Prikope to Wenceslas Square. However, as nearly everyone else mentioned before, the whole area around Nam Republiky is just a huge building site at the moment. Work obviously stops at night, and highly effective double glazed windows do block most of the noise off during the day. However, the area is hardly a pretty sight and some people may be put off by the mayhem.
Good Hotel, Great location
Stayed three nights at the above hotel. Was concerned as had read earlier reviews after making our booking. We were suprised on arrival as the photograph on their website was of the Municipal Builing not the hotel. However porter and receptionists were very pleasant. We were taken to room which was a typical city hotel room. The room had a queensize bed which was very confortable and all bedding and furnishings appeared brand new. Bathroom was immaculate and had a vey spacious shower.
Bar area was very comfortable and seemed a good meeting place, although drinks were a bit pricey (however no more than most other hotels).
Breakfast was more than adequate with a good choice of meat, cheeses, fresh fruit, cereals, pastries etc.
We would find it very difficult to complain about the service, breakfast or bar area.
There is building work outside, but we we not disturbed by this and this is beyond the hotels control.
The hotel location is excellent and all of the city is within walking distance.
Stay at this hotel if you like to be within walking distance of all attractions and have a good value, clean hotel offering a very pleasant stay.
Clean, modern and value for money
After reading several bad reviews on this hotel I was dreading my trip, only to be pleasantly surprised on arrival. The hotel is new, clean and I did not find the staff rude. The breakfast was good with a reasonable selection. The hotel is located close to the bars and restaurants and near to the tram and metro stations where you could go anywhere in Prague. The only thing that let the hotel down at present was the demolition work taking place next door, but this did not cause us to much hassle.
Definitely worth the price
We stayed here for two nights while visiting Prague and were pleased with our stay. I don't know where the first review writer stayed, but our room was new and modern and both the room and the bathroom were very clean. The bathrooms looked new and as if they hadn't been used ever. This makes sense considering the hotel opened up only a few months ago. We thought it was slightly higher than a 3 star hotel rating that it has. The second reviewer is right, however, when he spoke of the construction. The second night we stayed, we were placed on a side where it could only be heard faintly so it wasn't a problem at all. I would just when you get there to be placed as far away from the outside construction as possible. We did encounter a problem on the first night we were there. There was banging which was in the building and when we called twice, the front desk first thought it was the outside construction and then thought it was coming from construction on the 9th floor. We knew neither was possible because we were on the 4th floor and could tell it was right below or above us. My bf investigated and found workmen on the 3rd floor. We complained since we are late sleepers and do not expect to be woken up so early by going ons in the actual building (the construction outside cannot be helped) and we asked to see the manager. We were compensated for the portion of the night we lost and placed in a new room. In response to the 'hostile' staff. I think you mistake cultural differences as someone being rude to you. The staff were as nice as I needed them to be. I don't expect them to hold my hand for me and treat me like i'm a queen. Also, the bar at the hotel is always busy. It seemed to be a major socializing place at night for all ages.
Weekend at Ibis Old Town
I stayed here for 2 nights on a lads weekend away and found the place to be average. The receptionist on booking in was quiet rude and rooms were small but adequate for what we were looking for - ie a room to sleep in. Thought the place to be reasonably clean although 2 small towels between 2 people was ridiculous.
The building is new and in bright althought there is a lot of building going on nearby and we were woke each morning to the sound of jack hammers.
Breakfast was poor.
The lifts seem to have a life of their own.
One of our party was moved on from sitting in the lounge because he "had to order something to sit here".
Having said all this we got more or less what we paid for. Bit overpriced, we could have done with better breakfasts and less noise but it did the trick. Location is good (even if none of the taxi drivers know where it is).