for me it was just like coming home yet being in Beautiful Prague...the location is just awesome. the astronomical clock is just a 5 minute walk. so is Charles bridge. there is a restaurant at the bottom of the hotel so every morning you wake up to the wonderful smell of bacon & bread...the train station is bit of a distance. however, the closest metro is Winchester square which is just a 10 minute walk...a taxi would charge you approx. 15Euros. If your into yoga...there is a bikram yoga studio just around the corner.
Friends getaway Traveller
19 Dec 2007
Buena Situación, amplio y limp....
Éramos 6 adultos y estuvimos a primeros de noviembre.
La situación era muy buena, pues estaba a 10 minutos andando de la Plaza Wenceslao. Alrededor había cafeterias, restaurantes, tiendas, club de jazz...
El apartamento tenía 3 dormitorios, dos baños completos y uno con ducha y lavabo, cocina y un salón. Estaba en un edificio muy bonito y antiguo.
Nosotros le pedimos a la agencia que nos alquiló el aprtamento que nos hiciese los traslados del aeropuerto al apartamento y viceversa y salía muy bien de precio, ál ser un mini grupo.
Es una buena opción y bastante económica.
04 Apr 2007
Run from Trouble
Our family of 6 has stayed in apartments all over Europe and had wonderful experiences with them. Not this time. We stayed 5 nights in the Old Town B51 Exclusive.
Their driver that picked us up from the train station was rude, unfriendly, and unhelpful. When we arrived at the apartment, half the lights didn't work, the TV didn't work, and a door handle were falling off the door. He said he would send someone out the next day. (great plan) We were told their office was opened 24 hours a day if we needed them. The problem, the office is located 20-25 minutes walk to the other side of the river, and there was no phone in the apartment (no alarm clock either) For those of us from the US this is a problem as our cell phones generally don't work in Europe. By the way, I ended up fixing the lights in the apartment, the TV never worked, but they did fix the door handle.
On our fourth night we had the joy of no hot water. There was a note (the fact there was a note tells me this happens often) stating if no hot water contact the office. See above, the office is a hike and no phone . . . we ended up going to a pay phone. The office was closed. We called the emergency number. We reached a man that was totally overwhelmed with other phone calls in the background. He said they would try to get to us the next day, and then hung up on us. Wow, great service! I ended up resetting the water heater -- good thing I figured it out because they never came to fix it!
Bottom line, if you are still considering staying at Old Town apartments you need to be aware of the following . . . Amenities they claim to include, come with a cost. Bring your own TP, or figure out how to make 2 rolls last for 5 days with 6 people. If you go in the summer, bring your own fan because they will charge you handsomely for use of one, and there is no A/C. Although they claim to supply internet service, our apartment did not have it. If we wanted to spend our vacation time setting up a complicated wireless system and then pay a daily charge we could have it.
There is a security deposit that you must pay that was never mentioned when making the reservation. By the way, when we asked about an alarm clock, we were told they couldn't put one in the apartment because it would be stolen. I would think the $300.00 security deposit would cover that . . . my advice, anything else would be better than Old Town Apartments.