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“Basic and good value”
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Hotel Rubicon
Ranked #217 of 649 Hotels in Prague
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Basic and good value”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed as a family for 3 nights. On the edge of the old town and not too far to walk to the main square. Also a short walk to the river. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants nearby, taxi travel is cheap if you want to go further afield. Staff at the hotel are all friendly and helpful. Plenty of food for breakfast from western (cereals etc) through to the normal European style of meats and cheeses. Quite a pleasant stay.

Stayed July 2013
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Very basic hotel in an amazing location! Close to everything! If you just want somewhere to put your head down this is ideal... Can get quite loud at night as it's behind a club (mint club by the way!) but other than that it was fine!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great location with everything you need close by. A 5 min. walk to Old Town Sq., Restaurants, and bars close by and cheaper then more touristy areas. Breakfast was good but always the same, which was fine for us and we could make a sandwich or two for a lunch.They helped with the taxi to the airport which saved the constant hassle with cabbies to and from train station and airport. Prague is great but the taxis are crooks, check for prices before you go and always always bargain and be ready to walk away.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I stayed at the Rubicon for a stag weekend - Friday to Tuesday. 11 of us arrived late on Friday night to be told that our rooms were not available. The receptionist said it was due to an electrical fault but I doubted this (my suspicions were later proven right) He wasn't particularly apologetic/sympathetic.

We were placed in an apartment in the adjacent building as an alternative. The apartment was in a very poor state. Paint flaking from the walls, bits of the wall missing, cracked window, old dirty carpet and one bathroom between all of us. The beds also looked as though someone working for the hotel had knocked them up one afternoon with some scrap wood they found. We made do and it turned out to be quite a good crack having all of us in the same room. The following day; the hotel gave us another apartment - the one next door. Now less cramped, we resigned ourselves to put up with the apartments until we left.

However, on Sunday at 12 o'clock the manager knocked on our door (luckily we hadn't gone out for the day yet) to say our rooms were now available and we had an hour to move because some students were coming in for the apartments. One of the rooms wouldn't be available until much later that day because it had to be cleaned - confirming my earlier suspicions that they had simply overbooked. The staff struggled to appreciate why we were annoyed at being given an hour to move, especially considering we could have been out for the day when they knocked.

The quality of the hotel rooms was much better than that of the apartments. I finally felt like I was staying in a hotel, as opposed to a hostel. They were basic but clean and had everything we needed.

On checking out on Tuesday, the receptionist informed us that we were being charged 2000czk extra for staying another night. When we showed that we hadn't stayed an extra night, he claimed the charge was for something else but couldn't explain what. Eventually we resolved it and left.

Overall, the staff made a bad situation worse. Very rude and unapologetic about the room mix up.

  • Stayed April 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Spent a week recently at Hotel Rubicon, Praha1. Looking at earlier reviews after booking made me very apprehensive of the outcome. Worst feature is the facade but once you're inside everything looks up. Rooms clean,good firm mattress, crisp linen, towels and courtesy shampoo in basic enough surroundings. Location only 10 minutes walk from Old Town square. Nice restaurants, superb cafés abound. A little noise from ROXY on Dlouha street but if you didnt know about the club you probably wouldn't notice. Elevator is slow particularly in the mornings around breakfast time. Breakfast is good. Breads, boiled eggs, choice of meats and cheese, yougurts, porridge, cakes, frankfurters, apples, and cereals. You wont starve. Price excellent for this location

Room Tip: Singles, doubles, triples or quadruples available in modest but clean surroundings.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 7, 2013

"Hotel" is an exaggeration for this place. The price is all right and the location isn't bad. For about 60 CKZ we could get breakfast included, but you can easily use it better in Prague. Our hairdryer and most importantly our showerhead didn't work. Remember to bring your own soap - and Mattress if possible, that's no joke.

Soviet style simplicity - some rooms are windowless, so be careful when choosing. No fancy hotel corridor for us, we got the fire escape stairs.

And STAY AWAY FROM THE ELEVATOR for the love of god STAY AWAY. Don't ever go two persons inside that thing!

We got stuck between third and fourth floor for 3 hours and when they finally helped us out we had to pay a bill of € 150,-

Well, you have to be careful in Prague, there are good hostels out there, but this is not one of them...

It was fun Rubicon, but we are not coming back

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights to discover Prague, we selected the hotel by the location which is awesome, the Old Jewish town is the best part to stay in Prague when you ask me, not too touristic, great restaurants in the area (see my other reviews), you can walk to everything and it's very cheap. Since we don't eat meat the breakfast was terrible (again) as expected and the entrance and reception are just plain ugly. Furthermore everything was functioning and pretty clean. We had a car parking which was on a real shabby place behind a strange door, parked on dirt and the key was with the receptionist, price 16 euro's a day, I wouldn't park there again. Conclusion: great location, price is correct for what you get!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Rubicon
Address: Hastalska 371/20, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #217 of 649 Hotels in Prague
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rubicon 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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