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

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


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

Mark Grein
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, czech
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 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 - Stare Mesto

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Old Town, Czech Republic

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Small bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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


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The Karoline: Old World Charm In A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beauty By The Charles Bridge
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

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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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

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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San Francisco

Great apartment in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our 2 teenage sons and enjoyed the apartment (and Prague) immensely. The location is perfect, as it is close to everything while not being on a noisy street, and the owner was super welcoming, providing us with many essentials in the fridge that made it unnecessary to go shopping right away after our long flight. I can strongly recommend this apartment and will stay here again on another trip (soon, I hope) to Prague.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John. We're pleased to hear that your stay with us went so well. Keep us in mind for your next trip to the City of One Hundred Spires :)
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Absolutely an excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Mark was extremely helpful in answering our questions prior to our stay at the Karoline which made our 5 nights in Prague an enjoyable experience. The apartment is in perfect location allowing us to walk to all of the sights within Prague. The provisions in the refrigerator were much appreciated and pretty much covered our breakfast and lunch needs for the 4 days. The apartment was well appointed and very comfortable. I would highly recommend Mark and his apartment to everyone visiting Prague.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Douglas, we're so glad that you enjoyed yourselves while staying at our flat. It was a pleasure having you all as guests-- take care!
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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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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made