Visited Prague in April. We asked for a pick- up service from the airport- had to walk with our bags to the car which was parked at the open car park opposite the arrival hall. Lucky it was not raining.
Was taken to Karolina, the main reception to check in before we were dropped off at the apartment. Fast check-in and then dropped off at the apartment, which is less than 10mins away by car.
There is a flight of stairs just right after the main entrance of the apartment, so had to carry our bags up as there is no separate reception/ concierge at the apartment. Not really used to this but I guess this is common in Europe. Once you reach the top of the stairs, there is a tiny lift (think can fit a max of 3 adults with 2 small bags) which you can take to your respective floor.
We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment on the 5th floor (which I think is the highest floor although there is a flight of stairs after the 5th floor where the common telephone is located). Very basic furnishing- comes with a double bed (ie. two single beds joined together), sofa, tv, dining table, microwave & washing machine. Did not use the washing machine. Great view of part of Our Lady of Tyn Church from the balcony. Very limited English channels on tv though. Pillows were a bit too soft for our liking.
Apartment does not have an air-con/ ceiling fan so had to ask for a table fan. May be warm during summer. Would be good if they had an extra side table in the room for the table fan. We found the lighting in the apartment, toilet & bedroom to be too dim.
Despite the shortcomings, the location is great- within 5 mins walk from the eateries, Old Town Square & Pariska. James Dean Cafe is around the corner, good breakfast place. Bohemian Bagel Cafe is just opposite- we found the food too oily & burnt for our liking. There is a Japanese restaurant, Yami just next door -serves great sushi & soba. There is also a convenience store 2 doors away. It is about 15 mins walk to New Town area (Namesti Republiky) & Palladium Mall form the apartment (provided you don't get lost), so close to everything. There are also several good pubs nearby.
The apartment is cleaned daily and towels changed daily- so no complaints there.
On the last day of our stay, we asked for the transfer service to the airport. As we were supposed to check out by 11am and airport transfer was booked at 12.30pm, the main reception arranged to pick up our bags from the apartment and keep our bags at Karolina while we did some last min shopping. We were happy with this arrangement. We were told to meet the driver at Karolina by 12.30pm for the airport transfer as they don't have a pick-up service from the apartment.
On the last day of our trip, as we were walking towards Karolina for our airport transfer, we noticed that police had sealed off most of the roads leading to Karolina-we realized that there had been an explosion earlier. When we called the main reception, we were promptly told that they will arrange to meet us and take us to the driver. Marcela arrived to meet us about 10 mins later and explained that the driver has to detour due to the road closure- was assured that our bags had been collected by the driver. Marcela then took us by foot (about 15mins) to get to the area where the driver was. We were glad that we were not late. Kudos to Marcela.
We think that the ambience in the apartment could be improved (eg. lighting, better pillows, additional side table etc). Overall, we were happy with the service provided.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residence Masna is a completely renovated 19th-century building. Thanks to its ideal location close to the Old Town Square, all prestigious sites in the historical center of Prague are easily accessible from there. This residence offers 21 comfortable studios or one-bedroom apartments, which include a fully equipped kitchenette and living-dining area, and a private bathroom. A satellite television, DVD, Hi-Fi and internet access are a matter of course. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA and Odigeo so you can book your Prague City Apartments Residence Masna reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Residence Masna Prague
- Residence Masna Hotel Prague