Ibis Praha Mala Strana
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Got the subway into the city and had a bit of a walk around. We met everyone at the main square at 11.30 to walk to our River Cruise! It was all you can eat and a few drinks included, we cruised up and down the Prague river for just under 2 hours. The last half of the cruise we had a guide who pointed out some of the historical parts and the …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIbis Praha Mala Strana Prague
Quando estivemos no Ibis Smichov ele era bem novinho. Tudo funcionava maravilhosamente bem. Até hoje foi o melhor desjejum que tomei num hotel na Europa. Os quartos novos, claros, arejados e grandes. Não fica no centro, mas a meia quadra do metro e de inúmeras linhas de bonde. E, do lado do Shopping Smichov. Tínhamos supermercado, inúmeras opções de alimentalção, e muitas, muitas lojas.
Foi ótimo ter estado lá.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Praha Mala Strana Prague
Bright clean modern budget chain hotel.Staff mainly young,friendly,good english.Rooms fine,breakfast cold buffet,decent choice.Two minutes walk to metro and trams,but can walk into town.Try bar opposite,half price of hotel,friendly staff,v good food.
Really Good Hotel
We stayed in this hotel for four nights in September. It was a really nice clean, friendly and good located hotel. The public transport is really easy to use and right outside the hotel. We found it was just as easy and more fun to walk to all the attractions (keeps you really fit as well). Prague is a really beautiful city. Would definately recommend going and would definately recommend staying in this hotel. If you can go to Bohemia Bagel it does the most gorgeous bagels at really reasonable prices and you can have bottomless cups of tea or coffee - especially good if your a student!
We just returned (7 American women) from a six day trip to Prague during which we stayed at the Ibis Praha Smichov. This is an excellent hotel for travelers. While the rooms might not meet up to American standards regarding size, the quality, cleanliness and service at this hotel are wonderful. The buffet breakfast, that is included in the price, is tremendous with a wide variety of choices. If you walk away hungry, it's your own fault. The front desk staff is very helpful and can make reservations and suggestions in regard to restaurants or events. There are a few good locations to eat nearby as well as a very large and fairly new shopping mall, complete with a food court and supermarket. Additionally, the hotel is within two blocks of the Andel metro station and numerous trams. These can get you into the city center within ten minutes. It's also safe and quite easy to get around and into town on foot from this location. One of our group went running every mornign by herself and she was never bothered. While there is a traffic outside, we had no complaints about noise from outside or room to room. The rooms are well insulated. There is also a full service restaurant, bar and internet service at this site. All of us agreed that we would highly recommend this hotel to any traveler...you definitely get your monies worth and more.
Recently stayed at the IBIS Praha Smichov and would highly recommend it to anyone. It is a modern looking building on the outside (rather box like) however once you are inside it is very pleasant. The reception is very clean and modern, it links into the bar and breakfast area.
Why are Ibis hotels so popular? Because they are the McDonald's of hotel chains in Europe - you know what you're getting, they're in a great location, it's well kept up, and you can't beat the price in comparison to the other hotels in the area. I stayed here in September, 2004 for 3 nights. 84 Euros per night (half the price of the other hotels in Smichov), the hotel is new (6 months old) but already looks a bit lived in. The shower drain in my room was clogged (they give you a handy maintenance card to hang on the door - wonder if that was an omen?) and it was fixed the same day. No hair dryer in the room (you can ask for one at the front desk), 2 paper thin bath towels (again, ask for more). Room size is, well, Motel 6-like (they're both owned by Accor). BUT again, the money you save by staying here can go a long way towards your touristing in beautiful Prague. Staff is friendly, efficient, there is a bar and a breakfast area. Unfortunately, breakfast is only available until 10AM. I would stay here again because of the price, location, and the hotel is fairly new.
Good hotel, good location
Just back from 4 nights at the Ibis Praha Smichov in August 2004. We were very pleased with the hotel. Rooms slightly on the small side but very modern and clean. Continental breakfast was good and available up to 11am. Staff were very helpful and all spoke English. The location is excellent. The hotel is next to large shopping centre with Carrefour supermarket. We used to the tram to get about and this was very easy and very cheap. The tram stop is 2 minutes from the hotel (even closer than the metro) and the no. 9 takes you directly to Wenceslas Square in 5-10 minutes. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Benefits greatly from the fact it is so new but nevertheless, the stay was highly satisfactory with spotless rooms, functional air con, good service (esp. the reception taxi service), a long and varied breakfast, decent snacks and bar prices. If you want to be certain of high standards and no surprises in Prague, would recommend this.
Great place to stay
We stayed at the ibis in june, it was a lovely hotel, the staff were all very nice and helpful, the room was nice and clean as was the rest of the hotel, breakfast was buffet style cold meats, cheese and fruit which was all good. The bar was open till 1am and was not any dearer than the restaurants in the towns. The location was excellent with a shopping centre round the corner as was the metro station, which was two stops from the town centre. Even to walk it was not too far.
We really enjoyed staying at the ibis and would def stay there again.
Standard Ibis hotel in good location
We stayed at this Ibis at the end of May and we were very pleased with it. When booking we were thinking of staying closer to the main tourist centre, but in hindsight I think this hotel is a much better bet. The nearest tube is very close by, and there is a convienent shopping centre next to the hotel.
The centre of prague although more scenic are very cramped and more expensive. It only takes about 10 mins to get to the centre of town from this hotel. Ideal if you want to be somewhere a little quieter in the evenings.
The food is also ok, there is always someone in reception and they are friendly. I definitely recommend staying here.
The Smichov just opened at the end of March 2004 (official opening was scheduled for April 2004.) The other two IBIS locations were also available, but the Karlin's location wasn't nearly as convenient and the price for the City hotel was slightly higher than for the Smichov. The standard rate for the Smichov is 69 EURO during peak season, but in the off-season it drops to below 40 EUROS in case you are considering a trip in the winter. + The hotel is located very close to the Andel Metro stop, just four or five stops from the city center, so to get to the Old Town you can get there very quickly and easily. The area around the Andel metro stop is also residential, so there is a shopping center geared towards the local residents, including a very convenient Carrefour hypermarket open until very late (24:00 when I was there.) Nearby are shops, restaurants, Mc Donalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and within walking distance, a brewery (Staropramen), which has an excellent in-store brewery/restaurant. + I took breakfast at the hotel and though it was a cold buffet, it was excellent. Cold cuts and cheese, hard-boiled eggs, cereals,yogurt, at least ten different kinds of breads, plus hot and cold beverages. Enough to give your day a good start. + Rooms are generously large, but only equipped with a shower (though the shower has good water pressure.) Towels are very fluffy. The bed is big and comfortable and the furniture sparse but modern (and brand-new). + In addition, as a security feature, in order to go to your room by elevator you do need to use your room key card to activate the elevator (that way, outsiders generally cannot gain access to the hotel rooms). + The lobby is brightly lit, and there were two or three persons at reception most of the times I passed through there. There is a hotel-affiliated taxi service that, for fixed rates, will take you to various locations in Prague. (EX: Holosevice Train Station, 350 CZK) + Access to the hotel, for those arriving by train, would be via subway connections through the subway network. From the airport, you first take a CEDAZ bus to Namesti Republiky and then transfer there to a subway. + An excellent hotel, and its remote -- yet convenient -- location (away from the souvenir shops and loud music that have overrun the main Old Town areas) actually work in its favor. I would definitely stay here again.