Great Location, Can't beat the price... A review of Ibis Praha Mala Strana
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.