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worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

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worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

I have received quotes for rental apartments in Prague for 7 nightz

Bethlehem Square £580

King Wenseles Square £580

Lipanska Tram Stop £360

We intend to visit the sites,eat out in mid range restaurants/pubs and don't mind using public transport. We will have our 14 year old son with us so won't be staying out late but would like to have few Drinks early in the evening.

Is it worth the extra £220 to stay in Old Town or would the Lipanska location equally suit our requirements.

Thanks

Puddle

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1. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

good location and you are really only 5 minutes or so by tram from the city center. some good pubs and resturants in the area as well.,if the aparment is close to Lipanska tram stop then i would certainly consider it.One of my favourite pizza places is just down the hill a bit.

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2. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

I would save the money and stay at Lipanska. The number 9 tram is only 2 stops from Lipanska to Wenceslas Sq. Also, I wouldn't choose Wenceslas Sq as a place to stay.

Lipanska is in the Zizkov area with plenty of good pubs, so I would have a night out in this neighbourhood with the locals. Also an exceptional Greek restaurant close by called Olympos Taverna.

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3. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

I agree with the previous 2 posts.... Zizkov has many inexpensive pubs & restaurants and the difference ( £220) is a lot. Anyway, for getting almost anywhere in the Old Town etc. you will only need 24 crowns' ticket...

Also, @ night, the tram 55 & 58 would stop there (Lipanska stop..) @ daytime - 26, 9 & 5, I think.

www.pragueexperience.com/maps/metro.asp

http://cdn.prague-guide.co.uk/free-map.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yray8ftENCo

geobeats.com/videoclips/czech-republic/pragu…

http://www.dpp.cz/en/

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http://www.usadu.cz/cs/jidelni-listek

U Tomáše Štítného http://www.stitny.cz/

U Mariánského Obrazu Lunch Specials are particularly cheap!! http://www.umarianskehoobrazu.cz/menu.html

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4. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

I would not pick Wenceslas Square, but Betlemske namesti (Bethlehem Square) is a nice area and central.

It would be worth to me to pay more, but obviously that is up to you.

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5. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

I agree with Tilly that being near Betlemske namesti( Bethlehem Square) is a great location!

We stayed a short distance from there(closer to Old Town Square) in September and we loved being able to walk to everything!!

Of course it is up to your wallet to decide!

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6. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

just got back from zizkov area...in my opinion its a dump...but hey its only a base and it worked for me.

Pat

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7. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

Thanks for the advice. I was able to find all three apartments on Google Earth street view. I agree with you Pat the area the Zizkov apartment is situated in did look a dump, derelict looking buildings next door and graffiti all over the place. I have therefore decided paying the extra £220 is worth it so I'm the process of booking the Bethlehem Square apartment.

Thanks again Puddle.

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8. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g274707-…

really nice cellar restaurant. Set lunches:

www.klubarchitektu.com/en/index.php#poo

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9. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

We found quite a bit of graffitti in Prague in general - and almost all of it was sloppy tagging - hardly any art to it at all. My husband decided he needs to open a graffitti art school there so that if people are going to mark up the buildings, at least they can be artistic a about it :-)

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10. Re: worth the extra to stay in Old Town?

What did he think of Lennon Wall, november_moon? :)