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“A reminder of the old eastern bloc”
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Hotel Slovan
Ranked #30 of 31 Hotels in Pilsen
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A reminder of the old eastern bloc”
Reviewed 14 November 2012 via mobile

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

  • Stayed June 2012
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Vara, Sweden
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

Spacoius room and a perfect large bathroom with a corner tub for romantic bubble baths with sekt. I loved it. The breakfast was nothing to get excited at though. But after a Czeck dinner you are not that hungry in the morning...

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

After reading some of the reviews, I wasn't sure I had made the right choice. However I can say that my night here has been great. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming, the building is beautiful, the room is old and basic but offers a very comfy nights sleep, the breakfast delicious and a varied choice. It really is an experience,, it is true, the décor is decades out of date, but for me that made it all the more special, for such a bargain price I recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Plzen, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 23 September 2012 via mobile

Only location is perfect, hotel is very old and poor, everything is original from comunist era. Restaurant is very poor and old fashioned. I would recommend better places to stay, if you are ok with 30 years old furniture, location and near park is great. Just few meters from the central square.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed 4 August 2009

This hotel is one of the more bizarre ones we´ve stayed in ever. Once upon a time it was a very fancy luxurious place, and today the same furniture and everything is still from that age.
The room is large with old furniture. Don´t get me wrong, this is actually the charm of the hotel, you feel like you ended up in a movie from the thirties.

One minus = the shared bathroom is just that. A shared and mixed bathroom without curtains, so the possibility to see all other hotel guests in their birth costume. The shower reminds Q of highschool.

Hotel is centrally located, about 300 meters from the central square.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

rooms are big and the selling point of this hotel is that the hotel is in a very old building, if you just want to have B&B service it is recommended.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 5 February 2009

The outside of the hotel looked fabulously luxurious as did the Gone with the Wind type lobby. Unfortunately the rooms were something out of a horror movie. The entire living area reeked of cigarette smoke even though we requested a non-smoking room from the outset.

Furniture was dated, though this wasn't a real issue with us. What was really horrible was the concrete floor co-ed bathroom to be shared by guests of the entire floor. Ok, I'm pretty open minded but the shower stalls had no door on them. Really, this place was more like a bad hostel in need of TLC than a grand hotel, as its name suggests.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — shared co-ed bathroom with no doors on shower stalls
  • Stayed January 2009
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Property: Hotel Slovan
Address: Smetanovy sady 1, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Pilsen Region > Pilsen
Amenities:
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 31 Hotels in Pilsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Slovan 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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Hotel Slovan Pilsen, Plzen, Czech Republic

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