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Hotel Otakar
Ranked #477 of 651 Hotels in Prague
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Served the purpose”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Perfect base for a gentlemans weekend, clean rooms and comfy beds.
On the downside the breakfast was really bad and was cleared away 30 mins early and there was no aircon which was an issue at 36 degrees during the day and 30 at night
Staff were friendly and helpful

Stayed July 2014
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Esopus, New York
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Room was simple and adequate but I was treated to a balcony with a lovely view of the red rooftops. The view came with drawback--perhaps being on a high floor made my room out of reach for internet access. I ended up being able to get WiFi in the lobby. No big deal. Staff was quite friendly and helpful. Easy enough to get to the old city via transport. Definitely a good choice for a budget traveler.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Hotel is perfectly situated not far from the Old town center and the tram station is in front of the hotel as well as connection to other public transport. The parking for car is for free.We stayed for 4 nights in room with street view and noise was almost unbearable - we should ask for some back room. The room was filthy. Hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. It's certainly not the 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Vladimir, Russia
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Good location, beautiful historical buildings surrounding.
Nearby some trams & bus stations- good for transfers, bad for sleeping.
Comfortable modern rooms, good breakfast, professional reception managers.
Personal thank you for Michal Vrba, general manager.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Anna L
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Barnaul, Russia
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed there for 10 days from May 13 until May 23. Hotel is really old, but very clean and pretty. Basic breakfast, good internet, excellent location - 10 minutes by tram from the centre. stuff is very friendly and speaks english well. We had a room on the 4th floor, and it was very warm and cosy during the cold rainy days, but bad thing is that during the hot weather it was a real oven there. So mind the forecast.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

You get what you paid for - nothing less, nothing more. The room was very basic but clean. It was situated from the street site so quite noisy at some point! Good connection to Old Town and Prague Castle. Loads of local shops, bars and restaurants in the area! Good security - the main gate is closed at all time, you have ring (press the bell button) a reception to get inside!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We have just returned after one-week staying in Otakar hotel. We've mostly liked our staying in this hotel and here is a short summary:

The hotel is in fact very basic, though it may look pretentiously in photos. Don't look at professional photos of pompous interiers! Look at photos of the real hotel's visitors.

The rooms are quite modest even for 3 starts: just basic things, nothing extra. There is no mini-bar in the room as well as there is no air-conditional, no fan in the bathroom. We've been in Standart room, so maybe there are more expensive rooms with more options inside.

The breakfast is also basic: toasts with cheese, ham and pâté. Milk, some apples, coffe and tea, concentrated juice, some cakes. No cooked hot meals. Looks like they don't have their own kitchen: if they would have a kitchen, there should be some omlete, sausages, etc - some hot meals. The breakfast begins only at 8 o'clock, so it's not very comfortable for those who need to get to earlier excursion tours at the morning.

Hotel's staff is very kind, no issues at all. We checked out at 4 o'clock in the morning, so asked them to prepare some breakfast-to-go and they gave us a perfect set of sandwiches on the checkout.

No issues with rooms cleaning, just one note: to let them clean your room you have to leave your key in the reception when you go to the city in the morning. If you don't leave the key - they won't clean your room.

The location is very nice, although it's quite far from city center. The are at least 3 tram routes which lead you right to the old Prague districs. Also its about 15 minutes by feet to the nearest metro station (Vysegrad).

There are a few shops, cafe, bars and restaurants near the hotel. On the reception you can buy some drinks, snacks and order some food or alcohol.

For the price we've paid it's a very nice option, so would definately recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Otakar
Address: Otakarova 287/3, Prague 140 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 4
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #477 of 651 Hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Otakar 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Otakar (formerly The Merlin) is a lovely, cosy, family hotel close to the historical centre of Prague. The architecture is beautiful, a typical local character style building situated in the centre zone of Prague and walking distance of Vysehrad, the Congress Centre, and 4 tram stations to the Museum and Wenceslav square. This charming hotel offers elegant decor, a restaurant& bar, sauna, friendly staff and spacious modern bedrooms. Nearby there are plenty of local restaurants, an internet-cafe and entertainment venues. Booking into the Otakar Hotel gives you a great location and comfort in style. Free WIFI, Lobby bar open 24 hours, Internet corner ... more   less 
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