First advice - i was in that hotel more than ten years ago...but, after reading the reviews, i guess that the Hotel Opatov did not change at all during the years!
It is placed in a peripherical zone of Prague, with sparse and very tall Soviet-style buildings, separated with wide and totally empty green zones (you can go from an aggregate of buildings to another one through small pedestrian streets). Definitely a good ambient for cold war movies - in the reality, just a common peripherical zone.
The panoramic view was not the best. Believe or not, in front of our window there was a small graveyard!
It's probably better to not go alone - the zone is very isolated. Metro station is ten minutes distant.
The zone, albeit extremely far from the center, is well-served with a supermarket and some other shops, however there was a BMW without wheels, put on bricks - not a very good sign.
Hotel is very essential and anonymous, in full Communist style. No frills at all. Rooms are wide and complete with (very old!) fridge and TV set. TV did not work though - it was so old that probably it was there just to be part of the Communist-style furniture.
Bathroom was separated with very thin panels. In front of the WC, a panel can be opened, showing the pipes! However, everything was very clean. In the WC there was the classic "stripe of rust" caused by the water - hopefully it was rust and not some other brown matter.
Breakfast is normal. That hotel probably still carries the character of the Communist era. Service was quite frugal - personnel is there only to clean and work there. Don't leave stuff in the room - my cheap camera disappeared :-))
Decent hotel for young people, rough but very clean. But DON'T go if you don't have the right spirit and if you have precious goods with you. .
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