Stayed 4 nights whilst working in the area and it was interesting to say the least. I had asked for an ensuite room after reading some reviews and didn't fancy shared facilities. The room was massive and even with the addition of a large bathroom obviously constructed afterwards (probably 1960's),it was still huge. All the fittings were very dated and the tv worked if you tapped the top on start up. The bed was again very dated but all linen was immaculate and changed once during a 4 night stop so couldn't complain. The bathroom again was a throw back to the days of the iron curtain. The bath didn't have much glaze left on it and 2 leaky taps, much the same for the sink and the toilet was the usual east European affair in a very large square shape and a tiny water pool in the bottom. All very comfortable and warm when us blokes need a "sitting down job" on the lavvy, thanks to a thick wooden seat but a nightmare for the chambermaids as the huge expanse of porcelain and very little water to aim for , invariably meant that the poor girl had the back and sides of the bowl to scrub clean every day
. I was in the room a couple of times when the maid turned up and unlike in the UK she didn't ask whether it was ok to come in and clean, just came in and got on with the job. She was a very pleasant young lady who spoke fairly good English and kept the bedroom and bathroom spotless during my stay. Obviously not frightened of work as I saw her working in the hotel bar two nights as well until well after midnight then back onto the chambermaid job around 9 in the morning. The work ethic is obviously different to the UK with this girl probably glad to be in employment and not bothered whether its serving me pints of the local beer (which is excellent and far removed from the "same" stuff brewed in UK), or cleaning rooms the following morning. I wonder if she ever worked out her two roles were proportionally linked, the more beer I drunk at night, the longer she had to spend cleaning the lavatory the following morning.
An interesting place to stay, close to town and a reminder of eastern Europe before the money flooded in. I'd stay there again, great to view the splendor of the high ceilings , mouldings etc, all a little faded now but still chic in a shabby sort of way
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- Hotel Slovan Pilsen, Plzen, Czech Republic