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“Good staff, but so bad location” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Stirka
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ke Stirce 11 | Praha 8, Prague 18000, Czech Republic (Praha 8)   |  
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Ranked #599 of 668 hotels in Prague
SALVADOR
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good staff, but so bad location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2008

Well...I and my girlfriend staied in Stirka hotel a few days ago, for 3 nights. The room is clean, but very small and without refrigerator, but some chocolates and snacks. The staff are very helpfull and friendly. unfortunately, the location is so bad (very bad).The neighborhood is safe, but is so far to city centre. Imagine that the city centre is Praha 1 and this hotel is located in Praha 8. One night, for exemple, a taxi driver shown us an price 3 times more then the usual, and the location is very difficult to find.I need shown to taxi driver always 2 maps. Well, if you will have a car or speach the local language or no go out at night, this hotel is good, if not, go away and find another hotel in Prague.

  • Stayed April 2008
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2007

Been there with a group of friends. It is a really good small hotel. It gives a really bad first impression when you walk through the door and you got to go the basement to get to the lobby. Breakfast was great with lots to choose from. The rooms were clean and tidy. It is a bit far from the center but the Kobylisy metro station is quite near so thats no problem.

  • Liked — The room and the breakfast
  • Disliked — The lobby
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

This hotel was a nice change from where I had stayed at in Paris just days before. I don't know that i would stay there again, as i felt it was rather far from the city. Yes, you can take the metro, but I'd like to have been a bit closer. Also, there is NO ELEVATOR, I'm sure lots of hotels in Europe don't have them, but if this is very important to you, fyi. I had one suitcase and i had to drag it up 6 flights of stairs...good European experience :)

The room was surprisingly spacious, we were on one of the top floors, so it was slanted, nice to be able to open windows (even if weather was rainy and cold). Also, big bathroom with decent hair dryer and surprisingly good lighting. No shower, just a tub but with hand held shower head, no problem for me but my high maintenance travel partner was none to happy (i laughed at that one).

The breakfast was pretty good too. breads, jams, eggs to order, meats cheeses, more then enough to eat. the staff, i dealt with 3 different ones, i'd say they were fine, not rude, but not that personable either, one was very nice though and even printed out a train schedule for me to find our way to Kunta Hora. also, there is a computer in the lobby you can use.

it was nice, price efficient, just a bit to far from the city for me, oh and every time you flushed the toilet, it squealed for 5 minutes, seriously, and I'm talking loud.

  • Liked — spacious
  • Disliked — to far away from city center
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2007

As there is no lift, if you're on the top, this can be a bit of a chore. Basic, and mostly clean, though a curious absence of toilet roll at times. Breakfast is good. No air con. The hotel really is is some way out of the centre. A good tip is that rather than walk up to the metro station, turn right out of the hotel, then immediately right again, and you're at the tram station (you want to go downhill to get to the centre). Also, if you want a slice of local life and food, walk up the hill to the end of Ke Stirke and visit the Hofman pub, easily the best spot for a pint and a bite locally.

  • Liked — Close to tram stop and good local pub / restaurant
  • Disliked — stairs, no air con
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Doncaster
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2007

Hotel was clean-but very basic.Not particularly comfortable and breakfast not very appetising.Staff also miserable and unhelpful. No lift-and we,a group of more mature(but not old!)women,were on the top floor-so probably suited more to the younger traveller. Also,not too close to Prague centre.When we asked a city centre taxi driver to take us to the Hotel Stirka,he didn't know where it was!On the plus side it was very reasonably priced.

  • Liked — Reasonable prices
  • Disliked — Miserable/unhelpful staff
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2007

I stayed in the Hotel Strika for four nights in March 2007. When we arrived at prague airport we took an airport minibus to the hotel the price was 499 crowns. this was excellent value for money as it left us off at the hotel. we were given a return card saying that if we used the minibus to return to the airport the charge would be 399 crowns. the night before leaving hotel i asked the reception if they would ring the minibus service to book minibus for return journey. this they refused to do saying that they had their own taxi and we were forced to use their taxi at a cost of 699 crown which we had to pay the receptionist at the time of booking. I found this unfair and I was sorry it happened as we had had an enjoyable stay at the hotel

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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2007

Stayed here over Christmas 2006, overall not too bad, though one of the reception staff was fairly rude and unhelpful. The room was fairly well equiped, and combined with the breakfast was fairly good value. However, there was a big problem with the smell; the room smelled odd to begin with, and during the night would begin to smell like backed up sewerage, not a pleasent smell to wake up to. The beds weren't that comfortable either. However, it is well situated (though a bit difficult to find) in a quiet area that's 2 mins walk from the metro. Overall not bad, you get what you pay for, and our experience may have been unusual (eg the smell is probably not a regular feature).

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Ke Stirce 11 | Praha 8, Prague 18000, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 8
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #599 of 668 hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Stirka 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Stirka is situated just 4 km from the city center, with an easy access - 4 stops by metro or 7 minutes by car. In the neighbourhood are the ZOO, unique Baroque castle Troja and both Prague exhibiton grounds (Holesovice and Letnany). The hotel is easily accessible from the international highway E55. ... more   less 
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