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“Another experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Botel Racek
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Podolske Nabrezi 1180/5a, Prague 147 00, Czech Republic (Praha 4)   |  
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Ranked #488 of 662 Hotels in Prague
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“Another experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I like this budget hotel because it offers something different. They now even redecorate rooms which was really needed and i must say i like it. What is good that you can park your car in front of hotel for free. Room is not really big, but ok. Only matresses should be replaced, they are quite used now. Rooms is clean and what i love is when you wake up in the morning by the sound of ducks floating around your window. Breakfast is average and juice was really awfull. But they have some sausages, cheese, salami and marmelades so its bearable. I was there when it was outside below zero and rooms heating was ok and i was not cold. Internet is little bit laggy, it worked with laptop but not with android smartphone. Please count that there is no tube service nearby, so you must use tram. Tickets can be bought on the reception, so no problem to get to center.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Awesome place to stay if you want something a bit different.
Large clean rooms, friendly staff.
Small bathroom but perfectly laid out and adequate with excellent shower.
Number 3 tram from city centre stops almost right outside the door.
Typical continental breakfast..cheese,cold meats, bread and baguettes, eggs and a few other bits and pieces but all ok and plenty of it.
The outside bar deck would be fabulous in the summer.
Totally recommend the place if you want to try something a bit different.
I would definitely stay where again.
Small ferry boat right beside Will take you across the river. Public transport tickets available at reception for 130czk for a 24 hour pass(that's about £4). They allow you to travel unlimited on trams, buses, metro and ferries for 24 hours from time you first stamp in on your first ride.


  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arezzo, Toscana, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I loved stayed at this botel because I've never stayed on one. However, there were several disadvantages. First, they really need to invest in more double beds. Also, the mattresses were more like textured pads than mattresses. While booking, there should be a smoking and non smoking option while selecting the room. I am not a smoker and was originally assigned to a smoking room but there was no problem changing to a different room. Go for the experience, not necessarily the comfy rooms.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This hotel is a boat, hence the name Boatel. The rooms were small and offered a no thrill stay. Since it was a boat the bathroom was small. At 6"3" I had trouble sleeping on the short bed. The only internet could be found by hanging out in the lobby. When I went out to explore the city, I was required to leave the key at the front desk. My stay also included a breakfast, that included a nice fare of meats, fruits, cereals and standard European breakfast food. Right across the road was the public pool, which also had an ATM that did not charge major fees.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Good price, panoramic view on the Vltava river, nice staff and clean rooms. Take 17 tram if u wanna go to the city centre. Though, the rooms are pretty small. Good choice for people who don't wanna spend a lot of money.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Very good location in city - only 30-40 minutes walking (or 10-15 on bus or tram) to center, but no tons of tourists in area :) friendly staff, norm breakfasts, clean rooms. No wifi in rooms, very poor in cafe and best at reception. Few food stores near the botel. Lot of transports to center

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kandahar, Afghanistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Having booked sight unseen, there was nothing about the Racek that was bad. Being a boat, the rooms and bathrooms were smaller then might be in a building, but that's part of the Botel experience. Staff are good, food and service are too.
The free Breakfast is very basic, WiFi was only available in the lobby and the beds are quite thin. The botel attracts all kinds of travelers and can hold large groups, so people are always coming and going. The walls are fairly thin and noise travels so light sleepers might not care for it. The walk to the tram isn't bad, but it's remote enough that you just can't "pop" into the city on a whim, so pack a light bag for a long day sightseeing.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Podolske Nabrezi 1180/5a, Prague 147 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 4
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #488 of 662 Hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Botel Racek 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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