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The Karoline: Old World Charm In A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beauty By The Charles Bridge

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 90 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This newly renovated, fully-equipped 3-bed and 2-bath apartment on the 1st floor(2nd floor US) of a historical neo-gothic building just around the corner from the Charles Bridge is for up to 8 guests, and at the same time caters to a smaller, more demanding group or family that wants to have Old World style but in a modern, functioning flat. There are three connecting rooms: the master bedroom with king-size bed(160 cm wide), the living room/sitting room with fireplace(bio-ethynol means real flames but no smoke), cable TV, and a large pull-out sofa(double-bed size), and then the large bedroom with two double-beds. These rooms all have their own entry/exit doors, so privacy is not a problem. The master bathroom has a tub and shower, his and her vanity sinks, and a washer and dryer concealed behind a decorative side panel. The second smaller bath has a shower, and both have heated floors. Complementary Wifi works throughout the flat. The fully-equipped kitchen is perfect for making large meals, or just for a coffee and small breakfast in the morning. Iron and ironing board, all towels and washcloths, and extra bedding are of course provided. Smoking is not permitted in the flat, but we have a small balcony which is perfect for that.

We think that you will appreciate the level of detail that Mark & Mirka put into the flat, from the choice of linens for the beds and selection of furnishings (we have two art nouveau chairs in the kitchen) to the extensive restoration of the ceiling décor and the matching chandeliers.

More Details

Owner
Mark Grein
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Czech
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

About Mark Grein

Mark Grein is originally from the U.S., but on a chance trip to Europe back in the nineties, he was enchanted by the magical allure of Prague and decided to set up shop here, right in the middle of central Europe not long after the Velvet Revolution. He and his wife Mirka are filmmakers, but decided to try their hand at renovation when they bought this beauty in the heart of the Old Town last year. They did much of the renovation work themselves, especially in restoring the original ceiling stucco decoration, spending many hours up on a ladder covered in wet plaster and paint.

Mark Grein purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Mark Grein chose Prague 1

We knew we had something special when we first set eyes on this diamond-in-the-rough. All of the doors in this residential building have wooden entrance doors or portals that are decorative pieces unto themselves. One inside the flat, we saw that the elaborate but faded ceiling decorations were just screaming to be restored, and the original owner had left many of the original details in this old place, such as doors, door handles, parquet floors, windows(including original glass in some of the windows-- look closely and you'll see the tell-tale 'waviness' in some of the panes). The layout was perfect--- three connected rooms, but all with their own entrances/exits, a large and separate kitchen, along with a small balcony. Located on the 1st floor of a neo-gothic buliding just around the corner from the famous Charles Bridge in the heart of the Old Town, but on a side pedestrian street, it just felt like the right place. We think you'll agree :)

What makes this apartment unique

As with all properties, 'genus loci' is the most important thing, and this flat has got it in large amounts. It is the perfect place to begin and end a walking tour of the beautiful city, and the quaint street has got great cafes, fantastic wine bars and restarants, and even though it's close to the famous bridge, it's managed to hang to a lot of its local character.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Prague 1

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Small bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , comfortable pullout double-bed
    Large Bedroom - 2 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

The Karoline: Old World Charm In A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beauty By The Charles Bridge
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
5

Beautifully restored and close to what we wanted to see.

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and stocked with some nice extras. Klara met us at the flat after a long day due to a train accident and pick pocket incident. Klara fully explained everything and suggested places to visit and restaurants for the short time we would be there. Mark personally called to see if he could do anything to help when he heard about our situation. We loved the flat and the city. We hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

New Year Happiness

  • 5 of 5

I simply have to be careful not to gush about this beautiful apartment and delightful owners! We were a family of 4 and from the pick up from the train station to the transfer to the airport the stay was exceptional. The apartment is as lovely as other reviewers have stated and adds to a more authentic experience. I always like o choose apartments that give a sense of the country I am visiting and this certainly achieved that. The location is perfect you can walk to everything with ease. The apartment had wonderful amenities (yeah to heated floors in the bathrooms in -7 weather) and was kindly stocked with wonderful food items to get us started. The restaurants previously mentioned such as Red Pif and the lovely one on the were well wonderful and Marina down on the river with a view of Prague Castle a great experience. I certainly hope to come back again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you all enjoyed yourselves. Ann-Maree. We hope to see you again soon at The Karoline. Take care!
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5

What a great experience from start to finish

  • 5 of 5

Super nice apartment and perfectly located. It was so nicely designed for both beauty and utility. Very close to all the action but tucked away so not loud at all at night. We felt safe too inside and out. Owner arranged for a pick up at the train station and our return at the end of the stay. Someone met us at the apartment and went over all the details. Apartment is perfectly suited for two couples or a close knit family of 4-5. We were a party of 5 (2 kids, 2 adults and 1 grandmother) and it worked fine. They even had a bunch of snacks, drinks, pastries, etc at the apartment when we arrived, which we greatly appreciated. And, the apartment has a stand-alone dryer, which is rare and really helped in the laundry department. Heated floors too. Just too many nice things to name. Don't hesitate!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you all enjoyed the apartment so much. Yes, the reconstruction of the old beauty was a real work of love for Mirka and I. The main thing is that the flat enhanced your experience of the city. Happy trails to you and yours!
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Sacramento
5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

Mark's flat was the most beautiful place I've ever stayed in my entire life. Our group of four was beyond thrilled with it, and it was even more beautiful than in pictures. It was an easy walk to so many popular spots in Prague, and the other areas were easily accessible by the very close tram stop. Four adults stayed in the apartment and we had more than enough room, and could have easily fit more people. It was clean, beautiful, and had everything we needed for our stay. Mark and Klara were excellent hosts and provided wonderful information before and after our arrival. I cannot recommend staying here enough! Thank you for making our trip to Prague so fantastic, Mark!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Cely---- you are almost making me blush with all of those compliments. We're so glad that The Karoline enhanced your experience of the city. Take care!
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Mark's flat for four nights with my elderly mother and my sister and brother. The flat was clean and as nicely presented as in the photographs. Although we did not get to meet Mark, he provided us with some welcome provisions on our arrival and we got a tour of the premises from his colleague as well as answers to all our questions. The beds were really comfortable and the flat was really nice to chill in together when we were not out. The location could not have been better - a few minutes walk to most of the sites. And you must try the vegetarian restaurant across the road - even meat eaters could not fault it! Mark arranged our pick up and drop off from and to the airport which saved a lot of hassle and best of all - he provided us with a dvd player so my mum could watch some of her films when she was tired. Everything was fabulous and you really should give this flat a try. Thanks Mark - just sorry we didn't get to meet you.

Parul, England

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Parul, we're so glad that the flat suited everyone, even ol' Mum! :) Come back to visit us soon.
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Florence, MA
5

A wonderful apartment in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to find this apartment in Prague. It is comfortable, lovely, charming, and spacious.(It even has heated tile floors in both of the bathrooms!) It's in a quiet neighborhood on a cobblestone side street, and a short walk to the river, the Old Town Square and many restaurants, coffee shops etc. Mark (the owner) pre-arranged a driver to pick us up at the airport when we arrived and drive us back to the airport at the end of our stay. We paid for it, but the convenience of having it all set up was a wonderful perk. Mark met us at the apartment when we arrived, showed us around and answered all of our questions. He has a shelf of tour guide books, maps etc. as well as instruction booklets for the appliances (such as the washer and dryer) in the apartment. It really enhanced our time in Prague to have such an attractive and comfortable home-base, and such a friendly host. We couldn't have asked for more!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves, although i'm sure that it was a challenge to keep yourselves dry during your trip because of the rain. Take care!
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Vaclav Havel international airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Standard Cafe
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Main train station(Hlavni nadrazi)
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Rainer Maria Rilke
Nearest Beach
824 Kilometres
Piran
Car: not necessary

We are located just a few minutes walk from the famous Charles Bridge on a quaint, historical street filled with cozy cafes, great wine bars, and tasty restaurants. We are in the heart of the Old Town, so it is the perfect base to go sight-seeing in one of the most beautiful towns in Europe.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Old Town, Prague

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season 2017
15 Mar 2017 - 14 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£406
for 2 nights
From
£195
 
 
Low Season Fall 2017
15 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£276
for 2 nights
From
£130
 
 
High Season Winter 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£601
for 3 nights
From
£195
 
 
New Year's
27 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 5 nights
From
£217
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£406
for 3 nights
From
£130
 

Additional pricing information

For more than 2 guests £16

For additional guests more than 2, we charge 18 EUR per person. For example, for 4 guests during the high season, the charge would be 225+36= 261 EUR per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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