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Botel Racek
Ranked #558 of 650 Hotels in Prague
Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
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“DONT DO IT!!”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

I booked this botel for a break for me and my boyfriend, we wanted to spend most of the day out and about and just needed a clean place to sleep.... What a mistake! I knew something wasnt right when the taxi driver who took us from the airport to the botel told us not too stay there!!

When we first walked into the reception everything was covered in a plastic sheet, all railings had been taken down and there was lots of dust everywhere. They were carrying out construction work on the botel! No warning was given to us prior to our arrival! Our room smelt damp, the sheets had holes in, i asked for a double room only to find that they had pushed two singles together. We were woken by the sound of construction workers and the smell of paint every morning. The numbers on the doors were sticky labels and the lamps didnt have plugs.
However the bar staff were very welcoming, the same man worked the bar in the evening and the breakfast in the morning - he informed us of some really nice places to go, including the food market on a saturday.
The hotel is 30-40 mins walk from the centre, in the mornings it was really nice walking along the river into town but i wouldnt have walked it in the evenings.

If i was to go again i would pay a little more and stay somewhere nicer!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights having camped our way through Belgium, Amsterdam and Berlin. It was not the cleanest but excellent value for money! We got the second night for the equivalent of £12 with some bartering! Breakfast was poor but included in the v cheap price so can't complain! Well located, helpful staff, near to trams! Not for people who like top class but for cheap and cheerful ish give it a whirl! Places this cheap leave you more money to enjoy the city you are visiting!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

I recently stayed here and I found it quite pleasant. the room was very clean as was the bathroom, the shower was almost like a power shower and hot water was plentiful.The breakfasts were continental and lots of it-no need to go hungry. In the evening the bar staff made me feel welcome and were able to offer me cooked food to order .I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would recommend it

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

The rooms were basic however for the money you pay this is to be expected.

We were woken up at 3am every morning by whatever was above us sounding like it would come through the ceiling at any moment, it was a very noisy stay.

The breakfast room wasnt very clean at all with swatted flys on the tables left where they had been squashed, and the same stained table cloths used the entire time.

We were very dissapointed with our stay. Yes its a cheap hotel but that doesnt mean you dont need basic heath and hygene!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

My experience of Boatel Racek is, it seems, not like many others.

The reception staff were courteous and helpful. The barman didn't seem to have a great understanding of English, but it was still better than my Czech; he must be the hardest working person in the hotel, he's at the bar until the early hours then in the restaurant at breakfast.

The room was just as I expected; it is small, but almost all that you could need is there. The bedsheets weren't changed in the 4 nights we stayed, but how often do you change your own sheets at home; the bed was made-up every day whilst we were out though. The available TV channels are few in number, the small amount we watched mainly consisted of movies dubbed in German. We are smokers, so there are no complaints about smell etc. The decor of the entire hotel seems to be the same as it was 30 years ago.

The breakfast isn't great, but it is bearable; I got quite used to eating, and enjoying, Spam/chorizo/whatever and bread rolls. The coffee, if you can call it that, is plain awful though. We didn't eat any other meals at the restaurant so I can't advise about that.

Checkout was at 11am, but we weren't due to be picked up until 6pm. Were allowed to leave our luggage in a locked storeroom.

In summary, the price is cheap enough and place is clean enough.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We chose this place because we were so impressed with its photographs. Moreover it was super economical. In the end however it turned out to be a bit disappointing. The staff was friendly but rooms are really small and not ideal for a couple. Breakfast wasn't good and there were not many choices. They even charge for small amenities like soap and shampoo. If you are with your own vehicle and are looking for a place for a night then this is a fine place but not at all recommendable for beyond two nights.

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Property: Botel Racek
Address: Podolske Nabrezi 1180/5a, Prague 147 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 4
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #558 of 650 Hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Botel Racek 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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