I stayed at Pension Beta for 2 nights in August 2012 and it was a real disaster. I arrived late in the evening and there was an old mister at the reception desk. He asked me for my ID-card, then started to fill in some forms and he did it the slowest way possible. In the meantime, I was able to read ALL the information and leaflets that were pinned on the noticeboard !
When he FINALLY finished and I took out my debit card to pay for the accomodation, he was very astonished and said that he had SUPPOSED I would pay in cash (I have no clue why he supposed that). Subsequently, he tore up one of the forms and started to fill in a new one and I thought I would fall asleep while standing because I was already very tired. When the check-in was FINALLY done (it was the slowest one I have ever had!), the receptionist handed me the key to my room and I had to carry my big and heavy luggage on the 3rd floor on my own because there was no elevator. The receptionist was not willing to help me, he only said, "You will manage it all by yourself," and quickly disappeared behind the reception desk.
The room was really terrible - there was much noise from the traffic (in fact, the Pension is situated under a bridge where the metro runs), it was not possible to shut the window properly and there were no curtains.
BUT THE WORST WAS YET TO COME.
When I woke up, I discovered that BOTH MY ARMS and HANDS were BITTEN during the night by some insect which I later found out were the BED BUGS !!! And it itched like hell !!!
I run at the reception and told what happened to me, but the receptionist tried to persuade me that I was bitten by some mosquites, which obviously wasn´t true. I waited for the Manager of the Pension Beta, told him what happened to me and asked him to give me another room immediately. At first, the Manager pretended he didn´t know what the bed bugs were and even accused me of bringing the bed bugs with me on my luggage !!! According to him, I catched them in public transport, which is a clear non-sense !!!
After the breakfast (I was so angry and under stress I could hardly eat anything), I wanted to wash my hair but there was no warm water running so I had to wash it in a water that was as cold as ice !
Well, I got another room for my second (and, fortunately, my last) night in Pension Beta (the noise from the traffic was so loud I stayed awake for almost the whole night !). But in the next morning, I discovered I WAS BITTEN during the night BY THE BED BUGS AGAIN - it was on my back. I was really angry and asked the Manager to give me back the money I paid for these 2 nights and he agreed.
The fact that I was bitten by the bed bugs so badly caused me a lot of stress and it completely ruined my stay in Prague. As the weather was hot, I had to wear a T-shirt and my arms and hands looked pretty awful, while they itched terribly.
After this HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE, I will NEVER STAY IN THIS PENSION AGAIN !!!!!! And you, please, head my warning: DO NOT STAY IN PENSION BETA, IT IS A DIRTY PLACE WHERE BED BUGS WILL BITE YOU DURING THE NIGHT and there is very loud traffic outside which won´t permit you to sleep at all !!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beta is located in a residential area of Prague 2, near by Vysehrad National Cultural Monument and Prague Congress Centre, close to the city centre. The Pension offers cheap accommodation in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-bed rooms with their own or shared bathrooms and WC. In case of shared social facilities there are altogether 3 rooms with 2 bathrooms and 2 WC separated for men and women on the floor. The building is connected well by public transportation which is easy and fast. Take tram no. 24 from Beta Pension and get to Wenceslas Square in 10 minutes. Tram no. 18 will take you to Charles Bridge,Old Town in 11 minutes and 16 minutes to Prague Castle.-The reception desk is open 24 hours a day.-Local taxes, buffet breakfast and WIFI are included in the price.-Luggage storage is free.-Telephone,fax service and safe at the reception desk.-Front desk-City tours.-Free WIFI in rooms.-The safe parking is 200 m far from our pension.-Parking for coaches is 400 m far from the pension.-Cycling track 450 m far.-Discounts for groups, students and members of IYHF.-We provide the chargeable parking . It costs 200,-Czk / 24 hours. We hope you will be satisfied with our service. We wish you a nice stay in Prague . ... more less
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