Hotel Residence Retezova
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2 nights no sleep
I stayed at this Apartment Hotel on the strengths of the reviews in tripadvisor and because it was in the London "time out" city guide. The apartment was lovely for 5 nights of our stay. on the last two nights, egyptians moved in upstairs and partied until 3am. The receptionists seemed powerless to stop it. problem was made worse because our wooden ceiling was the above apartment's floor. No sound insulation whatsoever. Loud music and people walking up and down, including with high heels made sleep impossible. It took me and my family 2 nights to recover once home.
prague this easter was also overcrowded and generally the food was poor.
Great Place!!!! Excellent Location!
I spent the Easter weekend at the Residence Retezova and I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! This was my first trip to Prague so I didn't know what to expect. I found RR after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. Everyone at the hotel was friendly, helpful, and more importantly for me spoke very good English. I stayed in the Berlin room. By far the largest room I've experienced in a European hotel - a large bedroom with a kitchen and private bathroom. Although I didn't take advantage of it, there was a courtyard off the kitchen area. The hotel is located conveniently to Karlov Most (Charles Bridge) and the Old Town Square. It's also a short walk to the castle. Although I didn't eat there, a cafe is attached to the hotel. After I returned home and found a discrepancy in my charge due to exchange rate differences, the difference was quickly refunded to my account. All in all, I highly recommend RR if you are ever in Prague. If you are a light sleeper or like to sleep late, you may want to consider a room other than the Berlin. The Berlin is located on the first floor immediately behind the front desk. Mornings can be somewhat noisy if other guests are checking out or leaving the hotel to go sightseeing.
Fantastic place to stay
We have just returned from a 3-night stay in Prague, hosted by Residence Retezova. The accommodation was fantastic - on a quiet side street, in the centre of everything close to the Old Town. Wenceslas Square was 10 min walk, Old Town Square 5 mins, Charles Bridge 5 mins. Small, boutique hotel with apartment-style self catering rooms (i.e. the room had small kitchenette with everything you could have needed for a short stay, including minibar, glasses, plates, bottle opener etc etc). Satellite TV. HUGE bed - we stayed in Madrid Room (# 5 I believe), and the staff were so friendly, could not do enough for us. Organised our transfers to and from the airport, which meant that within 1 hour of landing, we were out at a local bar having a glass of wine! Within the hotel building itself, at street level, there is a beautiful cafe - Cafe Ebel - which does wonderful continental breakfasts, excellent lunches & delicious cakes. Right across the street, Cafe Ethno was great for drnks later in the evening - very chilled out & excellent service also. None of the places we went to were overrun by stag parties, which seemed to be the case in many other places (one of the few downsides). We will definitely be back!!
We spent five days at the Residence Retezova, which offers suites with well-outfitted kitchens and dining tables, as well as sitting areas and bedrooms, but unlike apartments has a tremendously helpful manager and outstanding reception staff that takes messages/faxes, helps with directions and orders taxis, as well as daily maid service, newspapers, laundry service if you want that, etc. There is a cozy cafe (Cafe Ebel) in the building if you want to bring in fresh croissants for breakfast, or meet up with your group for a hot chocolate after a day of walking. The suites are tastefully furnished and comfortable; they are elegant but rather plain and not opulent in the way that some boutique hotels are. RR is on a tiny dead-end street in Stare Mesto, about three blocks from Old Town Square (and a short walk from a Tesco supermarket where you can get breakfast and snack food); it's just steps from the thick of things but is extremely quiet. We had six people in two suites, ranging from age 16 to 80, and it was perfect for us.
One of the best in Prague
Excellent experience from beginning to end. Booking was easy, with prompt emails, polite staff. The rates can be very good especially off-season and if you make a longer reservation. The rooms are huge! More than you will ever need, but they make your stay exceptional, and make you feel at home. Very nicely decorated, with kitchen, fridge, 1-2 bathrooms, daily maid service, 24-hour receptionist, free ISDN access (must bring your laptop) or you can use their PC downstairs. Old-style rooms, very clean, brand new appliances and bathrooms.
All the receptionists were extremely polite and helpful, made our stay awesome.
There is a a cafe right next door, open 7 days/week, with very reasonably pices snacks, breakfast, coffee.
The Residence is located a few steps from the Old Town Square, in a quiet street and within walking diatsnce to most tourist attractions.
We will be staying there during our next trip to Prague, can't beat this place.
We were upgraded to the London suite, room 9, due to someone renting our reserved room (New York) for a month.
It was huge. It had two bedrooms, a eat-in kitchen, a foyer, two bathrooms, and a Living room. Oh, and it had a rooftop patio.
We enjoyed our stay.
Great Hotel and Location
We stayed at the Residence Retezova for 5 days and throughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is a boutique hotel and very charming. Each room is designed in a different theme. We stayed in the Madrid which was very spacious, clean, and well appointed. The bathroom was redone and modern although the shower was slightly on the smaller side. The location of the hotel is great. We were within walking distance to Charles Bridge and all other sites given its central location. The hotel staff was friendly and next door is the Ebel Cafe which serves a good and inexpensive breakfast. While staying in Prague, we suggest to avoid eating in the Old Town Square reguarly as you essentially pay for the view. Many exciting and charming sites to see and the hotel made for a relaxing, peaceful and quaint stay!
Fantastic place to stay
I went to Prague for my wedding this Spring. After weeks and weeks of researching hotels online, I came across the Residence Retezova. What an outstanding find! The staff was terrific, spoke great english, treated me and my 25 guests who also stayed there fantastic. Rooms were perfect. All different sizes but all were very clean and were perfect for families. The place had tons of character and was in the heart of the Old Town yet off in a quiet, charming street so it was very private. Everything was superb. And, there is a great cafe next door for breakfast, snacks and drinks. It was perfect. I highly recommend this to everyone. It made my wedding extra special. And, Martina, the manager, is the absolute best. Thank you Residence Retezova-for a magical stay for me and my guests.
Always stay there
I always stay at this small boutique type hotel. Staff are always welcoming, the place is always kept clean and the rooms are really quite large - especially those on the top floor. Also perfecty positioned in the Old Town near the Charles bridge and lots of restaurant including the famous La Flambee.
Excellent, Stupendous and Unbeatable - You Cannot Get A Better Deal!!!
My wife and I stayed 4 nights at the Residence Retezova in November 2003. I had been to Prague once on business in Jun 1999 and stayed at the Prague Renaissance. But since we were on our own expense this time, we had to watch our purse strings. My wife found the Retezova after much searching on the internet. The Retezova consists of 9 service apartments each named after the following cities from the smallest (18 sq metres) to the largest (115 sq metres) - Singapore, Rio de Janerio, Berlin, Madrid, New York, Paris, Jerusalem, Roma and London.
Since it's just the two of us, we went for the Singapore apartment. My wife got a very good deal on the internet - 70 euros a night including breakfast. (From the hotel's website, it would cost us 105 euros per night at the Singapore apartment during the low season in Nov.) We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The whole place looks newly renovated and very clean. Our Singapore apartment was perfect and appeared as it was shown on the hotel's website. It also came with a well-equipped kitchenette (with tea/coffee-making facilities) and a well-stocked bathroom. The receptionists were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay, and cheekily told us that we were the first Singaporeans to stay at their Singapore apartment!! (My wife and I are Singaporeans living and working in Geneva.)
The hotel location is just perfect, nestled in a quiet street in between Stare Mesto (Prague Old Town) and Karlov Most (Charles Bridge). Everything is within walking distance and there are also many shops and restaurants nearby. We were in for a bigger surprise at breakfast, which is served in a charming cafe adjoinging the hotel. The cafe is beautifully decorated in rustic European style and full of antiques, trinkets, old posters and turn of the century European memorabilia. The breakfast consist of ham, cheese, bread and jam, but we could also choose our choice of coffee from the extensive list on the menu. So, I had cappuchino on the first day, Viennese coffee on the second day, Americano on the third and so on.
This hotel really made our holiday immensely enjoyable. I would recommend the Retezova to anyone (especially families) looking for good-value accomodation in Prague. Singaporean travellers are a fussy lot. So if a Singaporean tells you that a hotel is good, take it from him that it is!!! Cheers!
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