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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 968 sq. ft.
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 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 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:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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 -
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The Karoline: Old World Charm In A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beauty By The Charles Bridge
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews
5

Great flat, in great location. Very charming, old world details, and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Great, will stay here again next time we're in Prague!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you all enjoyed yourselves at The Karolíne. Next time come for a longer stay-- take care!
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5

Georgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property from which to see Prague. The city is gorgeous but this property only enhances the experience. Large and spacious, it accommodated our group of 6 very easily. It was immaculate. Mark made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Bathrooms were clean and fully supplied. The kitchen has everything you need to make from basic snacks to large meals.

The location is perfect. Prague is not very large. Only a few minute walk to most attractions. It is very close to the river and restaurants. I would highly recommend this property to anyone with a larger group looking for an elegant apartment stay in Prague.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alvin, we're so glad that that The Karoline enhanced your experience of Prague. You guys were wonderful guests-- come back soon!
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5

Beautiful Apartment in a Central Area

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with another couple spent 4 fabulous nights at this apartment. It is well located in the old town. It is within easy walking distance to all the major sites and attractions. There are numerous great restaurants literally just around the corner from the building. The apartment itself is stunning. It retains its old world charm, but contains all the modern conveniences you need. The apartment is wonderfully decorated, clean, spacious and most comfortable. When we checked in we were met by Klara who spent a lot of time explaining the area and offering suggestions as to what we should see while in Prague. We followed a lot of her advice. Mark, the owner, was very prompt in his replies to my many questions I had prior to our arrival. This apartment is a gem of a find. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Karoline, take care!
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5

Karoliny Svetle, Prague

  • 5 of 5

This was all it was advertised and much more. A lovely, bright, clean and private space with extra amenities (washer and dryer, drying racks, hair dryer, lots of towels, large entry space, two bathrooms, large bright kitchen with lots of seating) needed for a large family with hungry and social teens. It is a short walk to the tourist sights and also to a grocery store and pharmacy. We were so close to the Charles Bridge that it was easy to go see it while the light was perfect for photos and the crowds were still asleep. A light snack was provided on arrival. Karla provided a wonderful tour synopsis and then guided the teens to quick and affordable late night snacks. The arranged transport from the airport with Petr was smooth and efficient.

This was our first rental. I was worried. The Karoliny has erased that. Thanks Mark and Mirka!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A colleague & I stayed at this premises for two nights in July & found the property to be ideal.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in an ideal location, near to Charles bridge.

It was clean, we were met by a friendly member of staff, who had also provided essential provisions for our stay.

There were a number of appliances available to use but these weren't necessary as we were there for a couple of nights only.

The WiFi was strong, and BBC World News and other English speaking channels were available on the TV.

I would definitely stay again, and found the owner Mark pleasant to deal with, look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, Ian. We'll get that notebook that you left in the flat in the mail this week, no problem at all. Take care, Mark
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Bartlett, IL. USA
5

No flat in Prague can compare. Don't tell anyone about this place, we want to stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

"Awesome" that's our comment on the beautiful flat! Hard to take your eyes off the ceiling but then seeing a wonderful HOME that was very clean and so welcoming. Klara, what an asset, she was so great giving us information and very friendly. It was a perfect stay in a perfect location and we sincerely hope we have another opportunity to visit Prague stay in your awesome flat . Thank you so much. Gary and Bonnie Riseling

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary, Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so pleased that our property added to your experience of the city. I'm especially pleased you enjoyed the ceiling--- after months spent on a ladder restoring the stucco decorations, I'm glad that someone noticed :) Take care and come back to visit soon! M-
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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
£418
for 2 nights
From
£201
 
 
Low Season Fall 2017
15 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£284
for 2 nights
From
£134
 
 
High Season Winter 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£618
for 3 nights
From
£201
 
 
New Year's
27 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,131
for 5 nights
From
£223
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£418
for 3 nights
From
£134
 

Additional pricing information

For more than 2 guests £16.06

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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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