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Popelka
Ranked #261 of 649 Hotels in Prague
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“lovely Prague”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Popelka in Prague 5 on a city break and it was lovely.
The hotel is a 10 minute tram ride from Prague centre and is a lovely hotel. We had a spacious twin room and the ensuite was also large - shower was a bit strange in that you had to hold it, but that was ok.
The room was very clean and the beds were made every day and the bin emptied.
The breakfast was really quite good, we expected a continental breakfast but was pleasantly surprised to find scrambled and fried eggs, bacon and sausage and a toaster.
There was also a very good cold selection including yoghurt, cereal, cold meats etc.
The tram took 10 mins and was a short walk from the hotel.
I would say the only downside to the hotels location was there is quite a steep hill leading to it, and as I have problems walking, it was quite difficult.
Other than that, we had a really nice stay, and the reception staff were very nice.
One tip - dont change money at the hotel, the exchange rate they give is rubbish!!!
There are plenty of places offering 0% commission and good rates in the centre.
I stayed with my daughter whos 23 and she was pleased with it as well.
The hotel is mostly non smoking however there was a downstairs room where smoking was allowed.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 1st floor and it was very quiet. There was also a roof terrace on this floor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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RVavra, Director of Sales at Popelka, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Dear Barbara,
thank you for your stay in hotel Popelka and for your review.
Your opinion really matters for us.
We are pleased we could welcome you among our guests.
Have a nice day!
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Hotel Popelka attracted me with the extremely cheap £100 price tag for both me and my partner for 3 nights. After looking to Trip Advisor i was pleasantly surprised to see the extent of the positive comments which had been given.
After staying the hotel i can only give positive comments.
We arrived late at 10pm and the reception is manned 24 hours incase you have any difficulties. We were greeted with a number of helpful leaflets, and the lady on reception was very helpful when we asked for advice on where to eat etc.

We requested a double room, however on booking it stated that it may be a twin room we were given, however when we walked through our bedroom door we were treated to a huge family room! Even though we did not need the extra beds, it was nice to have the extra space!
The bathroom (and the whole of the bedroom for that matter) was spotless, and it was nice to have a full size bath rather than just a shower.
In my opinion it appeared that the whole room had recently been renovated, or if not kept in exceptionally good condition.

Breakfast was wonderful. There was a large selection to choose from and it was served longer hours than i have normally found which meant a little lie in could be haven if necessary.
I am a vegetarian yet found no problems with finding things to eat, there is a large selection of cereals/breads/cheeses/fruit/vegetables/cake, and my partner was fully satisfied with the meat choices: sausages/bacon/ham/salami.
Although it seemed a little odd that potato soup and beef broth were served for breakfast, it was wonderful to have such a wide choice, and the breakfast being a buffet system meant you could eat all day until you were stuffed!

The hotel is in a fabulous location, a short 2 minute walk to a tram stop which will take you into Andel, a lovely quaint little town with a variety of restaurants and bars. From Andlel there is a metro which will take to Mustek, close to Old Town Square in just 2 stops. We had no problems in quickly, and easily getting to where we wanted to go, the transport system was excellent.
I would recommend getting a transport pass at the start of your holiday, which cost 310Kc for 72 hours, and you can use it as much as you please.
Even though the metro stops at 1.00am at night, the trams run throughout the night on a different timetable, so there was no problems travelling around late at night.

The hotel was also extremely useful in keeping our suitcases safe in reception on checkout day as our flight was not until late. It seemed they would do whatever they could to make your stay as enjoyable and pleasant as possible.

The hotel was fabulous, and on returning to Prague i would not hesitate in booking Hotel Popelka again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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RVavra, Director of Sales at Popelka, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear Sirs

thank you for your recent stay in hotel Popelka.

We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.
We are appreciated you shared your experience with us.
Guest satisfaction and making their stay in our hotel a memorable experience is very important to us.
Thank you for your time, your opinion really matters to us.

We are very pleased we could welcome you among our guests and we look forward to your next visit.

Yours sincerely,
Team of the Hotel Popelka
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

As expressed by others, the hotel is a little way from the centre of Prague but the tram and metro system is second to none. Get a 24 hour travel pass and it will cover you for the tram, metro, buses and funicular up to Petrin Tower. We spent our days touring the city then came back to the hotel late afternoon to shower change etc. After freshening up went back into Andel each evening, where there are plenty of good restaurants and bars. The beer is really quite nice and we found it to be cheaper or similar price to coca cola in most places.
Staff were very helpful and the hotel was very clean. There is a little bar in the lobby and there's also an outside seating area on a 1st floor balcony (with children's play area). Rooms are very clean and tidy and ample clothing storage provided.

We'd definitely stay there again but did find a few down sides, namely:

*The hotel was advertised as having a safe in the room. There was none.

*The pillows weren't to our liking and only one provided. Everyone has their own personal preferences but would have like to have seen an extra couple of pillows available in the room.

*The mini bar in the room consisted of 2 bottles of water sat on top of a cabinet with a bottle opener.

* Read on here that they didn't provide tea and coffee but did provide a kettle. Took lots of tea bags and coffee with us only to find out there was no kettle therefore no way of making a drink in the morning or evening.

*The shower head holder was broken and wouldn't stay upright. Rather annoying.

*The showers are not thermostatic and therefore run hot and cold all the time.

*Building works were taking place outside the hotel so expect an early wake up. While we were there the road drilling started at 7.30am.

*The TV in the room was only 14" maximum and could only be watched when sat on the end of the bed. All 14 channels were foreign.

*Free wifi is provided but seemed to be a bit hit and miss. Sometimes the signal was strong and other times the access point could not even be seen (using iphone).

I'd stay there again but think if I did I'd take a kettle and maybe a laptop to watch DVDs or TV catchup on.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not overlooking the 1st floor terrace. This is where the children's play area is
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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RVavra, Director of Sales at Popelka, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear Sirs,
thank you for your stay in hotel Popelka.
We are pleased we could welcome you among our guests.
We would like to thank you for your review, your opinion really matters to us.
Guest satisfaction and making their stay in our hotel a memorable experience is very important to us.
Have a nice day!
Team of hotel Popelka
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Wonderful staff very helpful and friendly. Nice and clean and simple modern style with good facilities. Transport links nearby within few minutes walk. Only downside would be that the rooms are very light and let in a lot of brightness so it caused a lot of very early starts for us but otherwise brilliant place to stay. Make sure you get to breakfast early so you don't miss out.

  • Stayed August 2012
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RVavra, Director of Sales at Popelka, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear Sirs,
thank you for your stay in our hotel Popelka and for your review.
Guest satisfaction and making their stay in our hotel a memorable experience is very important to us.We are pleased we could welcome you among our guests and we look forward to your next visit.
Have a nice day!
Team of hotel Popelka
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

The rooms are well furnished and pleasant and the included breakfast is fresh and well presented. The hotel is very clean and there is an outdoor area where children can play or you can take a drink. Although this hotel is outside the centre of Prague, the transport system is so efficient and economical there is no disadvantage.

Room Tip: Two rooms are on the same level and overlook the outside area which could be noisy for children in t...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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RVavra, Director of Sales at Popelka, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Sirs,
thank you for your stay in hotel Popelka.
We are pleased we could welcome you among our guests.
We would like to thank you for your review, your opinion really matters to us.
Guest satisfaction and making their stay in our hotel a memorable experience is very important to us.
Have a nice day!
Team of hotel Popelka
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Huddersfield
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Just stayed there for 4 days w/c 16th July to 19th. Fantastic Hotel, could not have been more pleased to open the bedroom door to a clean, inviting bedroom. Hotel Staff (Tereza) was very helpful with our questions regarding how to get about etc. The beds were okay but then again,not one to complain as we traveled to go to Prague. Breakfast was a complete success as it offered a array of different foods (in which I tried most.)

Regarding trams, the hotel is very close to a tram stop. Easily within reach to get to the center or Prague by catching the number 9. However, what we did was pay for our first tram tickets but because the machine broke we got on the tram anyway and didn't get into any bother. This is only due to the fact that there was no other machine for at least 5 miles (as on one day we walked to Prague from the Hotel) so to those daring enough, you do not always have to pay, as the machines are sometimes temper-mental too and didn't accept out 20kc.

I would definitely recommend Hotel Popelka to anyone wanting a break to Prague.

Room Tip: Rooms having a window facing the first level seating area have a great fun and lots of su
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank MichaelC1994
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RVavra, Director of Sales at Popelka, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Michael,

thank you for your recent stay in hotel Popelka.

We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.
We are appreciated you shared your experience with us.
Guest satisfaction and making their stay in our hotel a memorable experience is very important to us.
Thank you for your time, your opinion really matters to us.

We are very pleased we could welcome you among our guests and we look forward to your next visit.

Yours sincerely,
Team of the Parkhotel Praha
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2012

My friend and I had been looking for hotels for quite some time after deciding Prague was the destination for us and after reading many of the reviews on here and elsewhere on the net we settled on the Hotel Popelka. Upon driving up to the Hotel Popelka in the shared shuttle my first impressions were 'please say this isn't us'. However, on approaching the hotel which is set back from the main street and in its own gated courtyard my friend and I were pleasantly surprised. The check in was easy and we were given numerous maps & excursion leaflets which if we had been given more time in Prague we probably would have gone on.
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The rooms were modern, spacious and most importantly clean. However the safety deposit box in the room caused us some difficulties. The lock didn't work and after going down to reception numerous times we decided to give up and look after our belongings ourselves during our short stay. I'm sure if you could wade through the language barrier you could get it to work and this wouldn't be an issue however I am far too impatient and didn't want to spend time faffing around when there was exploring to be done! Beds were OK to sleep on and a little hard but I have defiantly slept on worse. The only downside to the rooms was the fact there was a kettle & cups provided but no tea or coffee. Not a major downside but certainly would have been the icing on the cake if they were provided. There are around 3 local corner shops where these could have been bought and other items such as toiletries near the tram stop all for a low cost.
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As for the breakfast it was served 7:30-10:00 & offered cheeses, hams, salami, bread, a good choice of cereals, sausages, bacon, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, yogurt and honey and a sweet choice each day for afterwards. Although there wasn't a large choice of hot food options there was defiantly enough to make up for it & there was a broth option however the days we stayed the Pea Broth and Beef Broth didn't appeal to either of us, especially for breakfast. I must make a special mention here for coeliac sufferers. My father has gluten intolerance and although he wasn't with me on this trip, I always keep an eye out for what he could have eaten. The boiled & scrambles eggs, ham and cheeses would have been the best bet to avoid cross contamination from gluten and although simple, would quite easily have sufficed for a gluten free breakfast.

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The walk to the tram stop took around 3-5minutes and there is a flat or staired way to the stop. I would recommend at night or at dusk to take the staired option to avoid walking down a pretty run down the side street which had no lighting. We asked reception for tram details and was told to purchase a ticket from the yellow machine at the nearest stops machine. We were never given the option to purchase a ticket from reception like many people have put so had to chance the machine... Only once did the machine work & on day 2 after trying to buy a day ticket for 110kc we decided to walk into Prague by foot only seeing 1 more machine the whole way. The walk into Prague was not quick, but took around 40 minutes by leisurely strolling. I would strongly recommend at least once walking into Prague. After getting past the nearby Anděl which is around 2 stops from the nearest tram stop to the hotel, the walk is relatively flat and we saw more of Prague by walking than on the tram overall. The rest of the holiday admittedly we tram jumped due to the stupid machines however despite the receptionist stressing the importance of stamping the ticket not once did we see any locals do this or purchase any tickets. NB; We always made sure we had the correct change in case we got checked and had to buy a ticket on board.
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Apart from breakfast we didn’t eat in the hotel & decided to venture into Prague each evening for dinner. The food was always of a very high quality for a very little price. We always drank bottled water and we did eat in varied restaurants and not once did we get sick at all. All the restaurants appeared clean and tidy and there are defiantly many places in England which could take a leaf out of their book.

The beer was amazing! To say I am a firm drinker of Crabbies and Guiness I must say Prague has converted me to a lager drinker. More times than not a pint cost 80kc with soft drinks being a lot more in comparison.

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Overall Prague was a really good European City Break for my friend and I and we managed to get cheap flights & spent very little on our travels including souvenir shopping. I would defiantly recommend the Hotel Popelka to anyone and if I visit Prague again I will book there. The distance from Prague should be seen as a chance to get away from the beaten track and explore Prague away from a guide book. One side note should be that if you find walking difficult or need a wheelchair Prague is perhaps not the best place for you to is it. The streets can be very steep in the Lesser Quarter and the streets are uneven and cobbled nearly everywhere. When it rained the streets got extremely slippery even with good walking shoes on.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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RVavra, Director of Sales at Popelka, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Mrs. Heaney,

we are very pleased we could welcome you among our guests.
We are happy you share your experience with us.
Thank you for your time, your opinion really matters to us.
We look forward t o welcoming you among our guests again.
Yours sincerely,
Team of the Parkhotel Praha
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Property: Popelka
Address: Na Popelce 215/12, Prague 150 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 5
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#207 Romantic Hotel in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Popelka 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Popelka (Cinderella) is a modern four-star hotel, situated in a very peaceful and beautiful part of Prague, only 15 minutes from the historical center. Hotel aims at providing those who visit Prague with a home away from home. Our guests can enjoy the comfort and pleasant atmosphere of our hotel which will enable them to relax and then genuinely enjoy a wonderful visit to historic Prague. ... more   less 
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