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Hotel Pod Zamkom
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bojnice
Koprivnice, Czech Republic
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35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“4 stars?”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Stayed there in April 2014, the staff was helpfullm the location very nice, but the hotel was rathre old and the breakfast was not on a level you would expect in 4* hotel,. the room equipment was old and not fullfilling the 4 *standard

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Zwolle
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Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

I Arrived late for bussiness in Bojnice.
I Became a price offer at the hotel reception and did check in for 4 days..
However, one hour after I had being dragging all my luggage to my room, I was informed about all sorts of additional costs like parking, breakfast, local tax etc, although I did clearly ask for a all inclusive price at the start. Car parking is located behind the hotel, and there is a separate entrance from the parking lot to the hotel. But reception refused to open the connecting door. Therefore I needed the carry all luggages across a slippery and frozen path around the hotel. No assistance was offered. Rooms are small and dark. Wi-Fi is functioning well at the rooms, but not available in the hall or restaurant. No shower curtain in the bathroom, therefore daily an unacceptable completely wet bathroom floor. TV set is outdated. (Automatic) corridor lighting works only when you enter from the hallway side and is not available from the roomsite. Therefore, you find yourself in a pitch-dark corridor while leaving your room. In the room, wardrobe site is unacceptable dark, Hotel bar is permanently closed. Restraurant is open nearly all hours of the day ,food is tasty and of good quality. Upon departure, no reception inquiries were made about my findings. Staff is generally showing a baffling lack of interest.

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Stayed at Pod Zamkom one night in august while on a ferry flight mission from Prievidza to Sweden. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful (yes, check in does take time as stated in other reviews but that is apparently how everything works in this part of the world), the Wifi works (but not on the third floor) and the location is superb just next to the castle.

The rooms however.. Both our rooms had a distinct smell of mold and were either very warm or very cold depending on if you opened the window or not during night. No AC and not much ventilation to talk about. The rooms were very simple and not much luxury is provided, which might have been OK if everything else was OK..

If you get a good enough price and like the view of the castle then the hotel might be for you.

Room Tip: No wifi on third floor. No AC.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Very unfriendly service. On check in we were left to wait for 15 minutes while receptionist finished a boring, not important phone conversation with her friend.

Bad start, the room is average. Old TV, poor layout and no air con.

Hotel owner is miserable and doesn't even say hi. Its a bad atmosphere with no personal warm and welcome.

It was really hot and asked about air conditioning. Owner said can't help and walked out of my room. He was Abrubt and showed poor social skills. he did nothing to help and said no hotels had air con in the area.

I went inside Bojnicky Vinny dom hotel, just down the road. we were warmly greated with a smile and kind eyes. There was air con. I was shown around the rooms and they all had air con and were modern and cool. Booking with Vinny dom and you feel its more than worth the money. Wish id gone to this hotel instead! I was even given a free glass of wine and a nice chat and I wasn't even staying in this hotel.

Avoid pod hotel its not worth the money and i've never written a bad review in my life about anything before.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Basel
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Average hotel located opposite of the castle and in the center of Bojnice. The price is to high for what you will get. The rooms are clean but below average and the breakfast buffet could be improved. WiFi connection was good.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

This hotel is situated right next to the castle. We had a room with a view at the castle, for the same price. Unbelievable. Won't happen anywhere else. I agree that they need to spend some cash to renovate, because, and I am from Slovakia, this reminded me 90's and not 21st century. Free WiFi was better than on French Riviera where came to Bojnice from. The room was very clean and the staff was great. Breakfast could be included in the price. Extra 6 EUR. Good value overall.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view at the castle.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

We stayed in this hotel while attanding a wedding reception. The best thing is its proximity to the Bojnice castle. It takes about 5 minutes to reach it.

We stayed in the mezonette room, it was sort of basic, but very clean and sound proof, it had 2 bathrooms.

The parking and the breakfast was not included in the price, we had to pay extra for it. It was sort of modest, serving bad coffee and cheap juices.

The staff was though very professional and friendly.

It is true what other reviewers have already mentioned that for this hotel to be true to it 4star rating, there are some things that need to be done (upgrade the interior, reception area? may be?).

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Pod Zamkom
Address: Hurbanovo namestie 1581/2, Bojnice 972 01, Slovakia
Region: Slovakia > Trencin Region > Bojnice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bojnice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Pod Zamkom 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel pod Zámkom is a four-star hotel located in the square below the Bojnice Castle in an attractive tourist spa town. The surrounding area, as well as the hotel itself, provides many opportunities for guests to actively relax. The hotel meets the most demanding requirements and provides professional service with an emphasis on individual requirements of our guests, who can stay in beautiful rooms with a view of Bojnice. We have 65 rooms. Each room has its own bathroom (bath, shower) and WC, fridge with minibar, TV, WIFI. Central safe available at reception, safe deposit box upon request at no charge. For your congress or conference, we offer conference rooms within our hotel, as well as a meeting room, a bar, a banquet, a lounge and other variable interior spaces of the hotel for 10 to 190 persons. We offer our clients audiovisual equipment with a projection on a separate screen, air-conditioning and there is also free Wi-Fi connection. ... more   less 
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