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“Nice location but in need of some basic maintenance” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Marketa
Ranked #358 of 670 Hotels in Prague
Hereford
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76 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Nice location but in need of some basic maintenance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2010

The hotel is located in a quiet suburb with plenty of bars and restaurants within 5 minutes walk. The Cannon bar and U Cerne Kocky being particularly good for both food and drink. The number 22 tram is a 5-10 minute walk away and takes you into the Centre of Prague in about 10-15 minutes. A 5 day tram ticket currently costs 500 Czk and gives you access to all trams/subway/bus and fenicular railway.
The first room that we were allocated had a broken shower head and one of the window hinges was broken making it impossible to close the window. As the hotel was full they were unable to move us until day three when we were moved up to the 4th floor. The new room was much bigger and whilst the linen was clean the quilts and pillows themselves were filthy and in need of incinerating before becoming the start of an outbreak of something nasty!
The hotel was advertised as having tea/coffee making facilities in every room but this has been withdrawn and there is now nowhere to get tea or coffee in the hotel apart from at breakfast.
The breakfast was fine for me as I enjoy cereals, breads and meat/cheese for breakfast but it may not suit everyone.
The staff were helpful and spoke good English.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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12 Thank ateasd5941
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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USA
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2009

This hotel was part of an Air France package tour. It was very difficult to find. Location is VERY inconvenient located quite a distance from the city center. Nothing good near it for restaurants,etc.
Hotel staff were friendly and helpful
Morning breakfast was dreadful.
Avoid this hotel at any cost...not worth the effort you will encounter getting around Prague

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Optionsopen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2009

About 10 minutes walking to the tram. Tram line lead straight to the city centre. Nice,quiet and clean room. Very safe area around the hotel. Staff very, very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Guangzhou, China
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71 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2008

Location might not be central but it has its advantages - was a very quiet area, and in its own way more Prague. There were useful amenities nearby - supermarket, italian and chinese restuarants within minutes walk. Easy to get there and back with the city's excellent tram system, the stop is 5-10 mins walk away, some downhill and some uphill, neither too strenuous. Advice for your first arrival: be very clear how you can get there. We weren't, which resulted in some 1.5 hours wandering about and dragging the suitcase for a long walk. It turned out that it's quite conveniently connected with metro and bus.
Rooms are modern, clean and simple. Bathrooms partic good I thought.
Breakfast was very simple -- milk, tea bags, hot coffee, cereals, toasts, cakes, ham, but for us that's adequate.
The only downsides were awfully soft pillows.
The city was great and well worth the trip!

Stayed July 2008
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Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2008

My friends and I also booked a trip through GoToday in which we were assigned to this hotel while in Prague. The four of us are also New Yorkers who are used to walking everywhere. Much like the other review, this hotel is definitely a hike from the nearest source of transporation. If you like hiking up and down hills, then you'd want to stay here. However, if you're not up to this type of physical activity while on vacation then I recommend staying somewhere a little closer to the tourist sites.

Other cons: It is not located at the foot of the castle (although you can see it at a distance at the tram stop; about a 20 minute ride into the historical old town; cold breakfast that consists of coldcuts and cereal; view across the street is of an abandoned building; and the bedding, while clean, is pretty rough to the touch. One more thing...the elevators stop in between the floors so you're still expected to drag your luggage up or down to your room, depending on what floor you're on.

The pros: TV works, bathroom is ok, and the lady at the front desk was super helpful. She even loaned us some tickets for the tram so we wouldn't be stuck figuring out where and how to get the tickets.

  • Liked — Helpful front desk
  • Disliked — Distance from transportation and tourist attractions
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Linda929
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New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2008

Hmmm, where do I start? Hotel Marketa was the 3rd hotel on a 3 city trip to Europe. My friends and I went from staying at a 4 star hotel in Berlin to a Ramada to Hotel Marketa - in other words, the hotels got pregressively worse, but let's focus on Hotel Marketa.

This is not the hotel for you if you want to be close to the heart of Prague. We had to endure about a 10 min walk to the tram and then about a 25 min ride on the tram itself. Beware of pickpocketers - they do exist. I was almost a victim, but I foiled her plan of theft, caught her in the act and cursed her out NY style.

This is not the hotel for you if you like spacious rooms/bathrooms. Our room was on the top floor (4th floor) and had a slanted ceiling like an attic with a huge column that ran down the center of the room. Do you know how many times we bumped our heads?? The bathroom is equally as small with no where to put your toiletries or hang your towels or move within the small stand up shower. Speaking of the shower, if you like to take a shower with the shower head above you, forget it. You'll have to hole the head and manually rinse yourself off. The thing just slides down if you try to put it up. Frustrating. Oh and I forgot to mention that the linens on my bed were so old that they were starting to develop thin spots where holes were about to form.

This is not the hotel for you if you like a variety spread for breakfast. Well yes, the breakfast was included so I can't complain too much right? Well, there were so few choices and no daily variety (esp compared to the other 2 hotels I stayed at - both in Germany) that I wondered if this is what prison is like...

This is not the hotel for you if you enjoy the luxury of a modern elevator. This is also not the hotel for you if you have a lot of luggage and if it's heavy - you have to carry your luggage at least a flight and half just to get to the elevator and at that point you might as well climb the 2 flight more to get to the top floor. Beware the elevator does not have an interior door so be sure to keep ALL limbs, loose clothing and hair away from the entrance or you'll get stuck going up or down.

This is not the hotel for you if you like a large TV. The TV in the room was the size of the TV that I had in my room as a child growing up. It was maybe a 12 inch monitor. Sassy.

I will however say that the woman at the checkin desk was pleasant and helpful.

  • Liked — not much
  • Disliked — the linens
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank amylau27
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New York, NY, USA
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2008

We booked through Go-Today for a trip to Prague in March. The hotel was inconviently located, a very long and difficult walk to all attractions and public transportation and we are relatively young, healthy, and robust New Yorkers used to walking. It is just off our travel maps and had we not taken a cab from the airport, I don't see how we would have found it. Hotel Marketa is located in a very uninteresting looking suburb where the nearest bar closed, at 8:00 PM on a weeknight. It was too far to go back to the room in the middle of the day. The beds and sheets were uncomfortable, and the room smelled faintly of smoke. We were able to get public transportation tickets from the front desk. You will probably pay more in taxi fare and train tickets if you stay here. You will walk plenty in your visit to Prague and will not need the extra hike to the hotel. I do not recommend it. Our running joke upon returning in the evening as it would not be long until we get back to the hotel as "it is located at the foot of the castle."

  • Liked — were able to buy tickets for public transporation at the front desk
  • Disliked — location, bedding
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank NewYorkertravelor
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Additional Information about Hotel Marketa

Property: Hotel Marketa
Address: Na Petynce 45, Prague 160 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 6
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#35 Best Value Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Marketa 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The renovated Hotel Marketa with a family atmosphere is situated in the residential district of Prague 6, nearby the Prague Castle and historical centre of the city. The connection to the nearby International Airport Prague Ruzyne is also convenient (15 minutes). Hotel Marketa offers 26 rooms with free Wi-Fi Internet and a comfortably furnished breakfast restaurant. For guests is also available private parking, free to use computer and safety deposit box at the reception. ... more   less 
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