Very good 3 star A review of Ibis Praha Old Town
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.