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“Historical surroundings” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Residence Retezova

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Hotel Residence Retezova
Ranked #102 of 670 Hotels in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Chipstead
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Historical surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2008

Agree with the last review. Stayed at the Madrid suite which for the 2 of us was simply huge with 15th century painted ceilings. TV had decent satellite channels and there is a kitchenette with tea and coffee facilities and if you are organised you can go to Tescos and cook your own breakfast. If you want to use the cafe attached to the hotel there is a decent contintental breakfast for 160Kc (about £4-5). Having said that I found a great English breakfast in a cafe next to the Paris hotel for about £4 with egg, baked beans and fantastic apple juice.
Only downside with the Madrid is that it only has a shower but that is a small blot on the landscape. This is an unusual but welcome change from the chains of hotels and decent value. On past visits have stayed at Jalta and Cloister Inn, both well rated but would definitely stay here again

Stayed February 2008
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Limerick
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2008

The beauty of Prague's architecture & ambiance is captured in this hotel.

The location is top notch, within a 5 minute walk of the hotel is Charles Bridge & a wonderful view of the Prague Castle. Old town square with the astronomical clock is a 5 minute walk.

Beware the 211 steps up to the castle, a nice grog should help!

There are several nice restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk.
For those (18-30 year olds) who enjoy a drink then i would reccommend La Fabrique, a short walk away. Nice music, nice cocktails!

We stayed in the Rio de Janeiro suite for 3 nights, i would most definitely reccommend the Rio to coulples... a romantic courtyard & nice living area accompany a huge comfy bed & spotless bathroom. The only other room to have access to the courtyard is directly behind the reception desk.
The only change i would think of making would be to replace the 3 chairs in the living area with a nice sofa.

The staff are very nice, they will help with making reservations for tours & dinners.

Overall, i would stay here again if i ever return to this wonderful city.

  • Liked — Location, cleanliness, value, architecture
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Brains69
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Ireland
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2008

Stayed at the three golden chain aparthotel from the 17th to the 20th of January. This place is the business!! Best location at a reasonable price! Apartments are small and compact but just what you need for a nice stay. Very, very clean accommodation with a great shower (something im picky about). Staff were very helpful and its just a small street away from the busy shopping centre of Prague. Would definately resommend this accommodation!

  • Liked — Location / Price / originality of building
  • Disliked — leaving
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank sadieIreland
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Hampshire, UK
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2008

There's a suitable apartment for everybody, whether you want a small inexpensive but quirky apartment or a luxurious spaceous one.
We had a chance to look at all the rooms bar one.
Loved the small one with the mezzanine bedroom (cheap). The apartments called Roma and London were amazing. Not sure of the price but much more expensive. We stayed in Berlin at £86 a night for 2 nights. I would say the only drawback with this one is that it is the only apartment on the ground level right next to reception, so you could hear reception. Next time i would prefer one of the upstairs apts as you have better windows, light and ambience. Berlin is however unusual, gothic ceiling, semi-spiral staircase down to the bathroom and access to a little courtyard (shared). I think this one would be better in the summer because in summer bedroom window opens to cafe but in winter its bins! We found the stone floor cold - again wonderful in summer!
Reception staff charming. Nothing too much trouble, but unobstrusive unless asked. We couldn't believe we couldn't hear a single car from the place despite being 2 minutes walk from Charles Bridge. Easy access to cafe from Reception.
We would definately stay here again but take one the bigger rooms. Maybe bring the whole family.
They allow you to extend your stay by the hour, very reasonably, which is really useful because there are no reception rooms!

  • Liked — its location
  • Disliked — variety of apartments
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank hillizmar
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Catania, Italy
Level Contributor
40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2007

We booked 2 rooms...the Singapore and the Rio. Our family of 4 squeezed into the Singapore ($191/nite) and my parents stayed in the Rio ($188/nite). We knew ahead of time that the Singapore was small. The upstairs (up the ladder) loft had a double bed and a twin. It was a bit tight, but my girls are little. My parents room was a bit larger, but only had a double bed and they had to walk down a winding staircase to get to their bedroom.

The hotel is in an excellent location! The staff was very helpful and friendly. They arranged for a van to pick us up at the airport. The day we left they called us 2 cabs to take us to the train station.

The restaurant next door where we ate breakfast (set menu included in room rate) was very nice and relatively generous...bread and croissants, ham, cheese, juice and choice of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. We had to leave early on our last morning, and the restaurant packed our breakfast to go:)

The hotel's location was perfect and well within the main shopping areas and Christmas market square. I would definitely stay here again, but I would book earlier to get a bigger room!

  • Liked — Location, breakfast and staff!
  • Disliked — The steps!
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Keri-Bryan
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Wales
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2007

Four of us stayed at Residence Retezova in December 2007. Our apartment was lovely, two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a large sitting/dining room. There was a TV & DVD player as well as a well equipped kitchen. the fridge was stocked like a minibar and re-stocked daily, but we mostly brought in our own wine etc. Coffee, tea and milk supplied daily altho' only fruit and Earl Grey tea, so take your own tea bags if you like "proper" tea!

We had been told that Prague was cheap but we found prices very similar to the UK. It only took a few minutes to get to the Old town square with lots of beautiful buildings, restaurants etc. but there are plenty of good places to eat less than five minutes away. we found the Jazz cafe 2 mins away particulary good. Got a bit fed up with Goulash but it was OK.

The cafe next door was wonderful for breakfast, the whole building has wireless internet connection so plenty of people were using the cafe for coffee while they downloaded their emails. I will take a laptop next time!

The staff were all lovely, especially Thomas and Suzanna. A big thank you to them all. we would definitely return

Stayed December 2007
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1 Thank Patti_JP
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Redhill, Surrey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Residence Retezova for two nights in December 2007 to visit the Prague Christmas Market.
Our apartment was the Singapore, which I'm pretty sure is their smallest, but it was just great for us. It had everything we needed - be aware, though, that the stairs up to the sleeping area are very steep, so anyone with mobility issues would have a problem with this particular apartment.
The staff were absolutely excellent at all times and just couldn't be faulted.
Cafe Ebel, which adjoins the Residence, serves a mean hot chocolate, easily the best we had in Prague!
Highly recommended all round.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Very steep stairs
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank slippers56
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Property: Hotel Residence Retezova
Address: Retezova 225/9, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Prague
#35 Romantic Hotel in Prague
#72 Business Hotel in Prague
#89 Luxury Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Residence Retezova 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you decide to stay at the Retezova Residence in Prague's Old Town, you will be surprised. All the nine four-star apartments provide sophisticated comfort, well hidden in their stylish furniture and harmoniously complementing the historical interiors. Air-conditioning ( not Studio Room Type), wi-fi or broadband internet access, satellite TV, CD/DVD players and other facilities are naturally a given. Retezova will enchant lovers of romance, small to large families, couples, friends travelling together. ... more   less 
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